Vichy Dermablend Setting Powder

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Hello!  I have tried a few powders now in a bid to find one that makes my make up stay firmly on my face without making me look orange, like a female Nigel Thornberry, or even a combination of the two (like a Nigel Thornberry Wotsit love child).  I have been trialling the Vichy Dermablend Setting Powder for a while now, and I think it’s time to share the results!

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Vichy Dermablend Setting Powder

£14.45 – Escentual

They say:

Reinforce and enhance the hold of your make-up for up to 16 hours with the translucent Vichy Dermablend Setting Powder.  This long-lasting SPF30 powder will set your make-up and significantly prolong its life. It has been specifically formulated for use with the Dermablend Corrective Foundations but is suitable for use with other foundations and bases.  Its micro-fine, fragrance-free texture is invisible upon application and ensures a smudge and water resistant finish for up to 16 hours. It will not affect the shade of your foundation, settle into any fines lines or wrinkles and will provide a matt, natural-looking finish to all skin-tones.


ACTIVE INGREDIENTS: Talc, methylparaben(+/- May include, Cl 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, Cl 77491, Cl 77492, Cl 77499 / Iron Oxides)

I say:

After trying plenty of high street offerings from Maybelline, Rimmel and Miss Sporty, I was excited to try a high end product from a skin-focused brand.  The Vichy Dermablend range is aimed at targeting and covering skin imperfections and flaws without aggravating or contributing to the problem or cause.  I had heard that the Dermablend liquid foundation was an excellent choice for those who struggle with skin conditions such as severe acne scarring, but what about their setting powder?

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The Vichy Dermablend Setting Powder is a loose powder that comes housed in a screw lid pot.  It comes with a small powder puff that can be used to press the product into your base of your choice for setting.   I have to say that you will laugh at yourself the first time you use this as you will look like you have either been baking with flour or partying with rockstars – the choice is yours!  I wait a few minutes for the powder to set before I use my EcoTools Buffing Brush to press the powder into my skin further and buff away any excess.

Despite being as white as snow, the powder is translucent on the skin and it doesn’t leave me looking ashy or dull.  It looks natural on the skin and feels so lightweight.  I did find that it can highlight any bumpy or uneven surfaces of your base, but really this can only be seen close-up, and I’m sure the only people getting THAT close to you won’t be looking at your base *wink wink nudge nudge*.

I have to admit I was sceptical of the 16 hour claim and I didn’t think a powder would last a long time… but it did!  I had been putting it to the test by seeing how it lasted for 10-12 hours for work, but this product really stepped up the plate on Saturday.  It lasted well over 16 hours and barely batted an eyelid when faced with the rain and wind.   I think the powder is more effective used together with a heavy base, such as the Dermablend liquid foundation, but it works just as well with light bases such as BB’s and CC’s. Whilst I haven’t had any irritation or reaction to the ingredients, those sensitive to talc may suffer some irritation as I think that makes up most, if not all, of this product.

I have enjoyed using it as part of my routine these past few weeks.  It does add a few minutes to my morning routine, but when you consider that it also adds hours to my general make up wear, it can be forgiven!  I would repurchase this product again when it eventually runs out. It is a bit of a budget-buster at £14.45 – £17.00, depending on where you buy it.  If it is slightly out of your budget, I’d recommend being patient and waiting until the next Escentual French Pharmacy Deal as it was reduced to £11.00 during their last promotion.

Have you tried the Vichy Dermablend range?  What did you think?  Would you be interested in giving this a go?

Dannie x

Vichy Dermablend Setting Powder sent for consideration of review.  No further compensation received.

November 11, 2014
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  • Reply Layla

    I’ve tried Vichy products but never this powder – I currently use the Laura Mercier Invisibible setting powder which is lovely but this looks like a lovely option too so will have a little look in store and get it :)

    Layla xx

    November 12, 2014 at 12:15 am
    • Reply Danniella Josephine

      You should :) it’s so good x

      January 11, 2015 at 5:05 pm
  • Reply Corinne

    16 hour is a long time, I can’t believe it lasted! I want to see a photo of you with it on before it sets in. Or bring it on holiday and show me.

    Corinne x

    November 12, 2014 at 10:46 pm
    • Reply Danniella Josephine

      I did but I don’t think you saw me January 11, 2015 at 5:04 pm

      • Reply Danniella Josephine

        :( *broken heart because wordpress have deleted what I put*

        January 11, 2015 at 5:05 pm
  • Reply Jessica Edmunds

    AH I would love to try this it sounds amazing, I am the powder/matte queen haha I cannot stand any shine xx

    November 13, 2014 at 1:10 am
    • Reply Danniella Josephine

      You need this then! x

      January 11, 2015 at 5:04 pm
  • Reply christina

    i’ve tried the mac loose powder but that ran out far too quickly. the urban decay pressed powder was basically white powder. So I will now give this a go, i’m a little worried about the talc element :-S but i trust you and your opinion. I remember buying the pink Mac brush cleaner after reading ur review (tumblr days) and i never looked back. hope i feel the same about this product.

    November 13, 2014 at 9:35 pm
    • Reply Danniella Josephine

      Hahah aw you are so cute <3
      I hope you get on ok with it when you try it. I'm not sensitive to talc but I know some are and I wanted to highlight that as it's not that obvious from the packaging. x

      January 11, 2015 at 5:04 pm
  • Reply Emma (fluff and fripperies)

    Great review – I was really impressed by this powder too.

    November 14, 2014 at 8:16 am
    • Reply Danniella Josephine

      Thank you so much :) so was I :) x

      January 11, 2015 at 5:03 pm
  • Reply Heather

    Sounds like a great setting powder x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness x

    November 17, 2014 at 9:07 pm
    • Reply Danniella Josephine

      It is fab :)

      January 11, 2015 at 5:02 pm

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