Friday, 14 November 2014

Vichy Dermablend Powder

Every now and again you come across a product and are not sure about it and this is how I felt about the Vichy Dermablend Powder**. I have had it for some weeks and have had a bit of a love hate relationship with it. As a setting powder, I initially didn't like it the first few times I used it, I didn't like how it worked with my skin or how it worked with my make-up - then all that changed and I absolutely love it.

I have combination skin which leans towards the oily side with my t-zone and I often tend to have blotting paper in my bag for emergencies and a friend of mine suggested using a setting power rather than a spray to see if it made any difference. This for me is there the love hate relationship began because I had been used to using my Urban Decay setting spray (having run out of my GOSH setting powder) and though I quite liked it, it did nothing for my oily t-zone but my make-up did last. So having swapped the spray for the powder, I did feel as though I was slapping talc on my face and I didn't like the feel of it, it felt too thick. So I persevered with it for a few more weeks and then went back to my setting spray, before again deciding to try the powder, only this time, instead using the enclosed powder puff, I decided to switch to my beloved Real Techniques powder brush to apply it and wow, amazing.

Vichy Dermablend Range

Vichy Dermablend Packaging

Vichy Dermablend translucent powder

This is the first time I have stuck with a setting powder and having hated it and now love it, I use it every day and the difference it has made is just brilliant. Instead of being part way through the oil slick arriving (delightful I know) there was hardly any and all I had to do was apply some foundation powder and everything was good as new, even right through in the evening when I had events to go too, I didn't feel the need to double check my make-up was alright, I didn't feel self-conscious or the need to re-apply anything other than my lippie - which is more of a habit than a need.

So this setting powder is a translucent powder and doesn't change the shade or look of any of the make-up on your face, it states that it has a "16hr hold and resistance to perspiration, bathing and rubbing" and it totally lives up to those claims. It also did a great job of keeping my skin looking matte and prolonged my make-up as i've said. If like me you like products to have an SPF, then you'll love this because it offers SPF30 and it is kind to the most sensitive of skin - winning!

I cannot recommend this setting powder enough, it has totally changed my setting process for my make-up and to say I once really disliked it to now really love it, I hope you can see why! This setting powder from Vichy has an RRP of £17 though Escentual currently have it on offer for £14, so grab it quick!

What do you use to set your make-up and have you tried this 
Vichy product?


  1. Nice review.. I haven't tried it but it looks great product!! :)

  2. I still need to try something from Vichy! This sounds fab and I may have to pick one up as my current setting powder has almost run out!!

    Louise x

    Confessions of a Secret Shopper

  3. This sounds great, I really need something to make my make up last and this seems like a winning product to me.

    Gems x
    Fashion, Well Done

  4. i also have this lipstick that I disliked the first time I used it. Then I gave it another try and boom! I fell in love at second try. This translucent powder has an impressive SPF! I might like it too :)

  5. I recently picked this up and I agree with you it's amazing and I love it! I also don't apply it the way it is recommend with the powder puff included as it is much better with a powder brush x

    Beauty with charm

  6. I hated this with the powder brush so changed straight away to a brush! It's incredible with a brush!


  7. I don't normally use powder but I've heard good things about Vichy skin care x

  8. I actually don't use anything to set my makeup. I probably should invest in one though and this sounds like a good one. :)

    CandyFairy Blogs

  9. I have never tried anything from the brand, but this sounds like a good products :)

    Pink Frenzy

  10. I need to try this after your rave review, I do love a good setting powder and Viche are a good brand x

  11. I have oily skin myself and need to try this! Tried so many powder and they weren't good

  12. I definitely think it would make a world of a difference applying with a brush versus the little puff they include. Nice review! Glad you like it :)

  13. I never use the puff things that come with loose powder, I find they apply way too heavily. This sounds pretty much perfect when applied with the brush though, I think I'm going to have to give it a try as my skin is so oily!

    Jess xo

  14. I don't usually use setting powder but this does sound really lovely :)

  15. I never tried anything from this brand but to set makeup I have been using a translucent powder from Seventeen :) I got it at the poundshop so it was a bargain!

  16. Fab review, I'm definitely interested :D I find it hard to part with my Rimmel Stay Matte setting powder though, I've loved it for so long now.

  17. I love this powder too and use it in my makeup kit ALL the time - flawless! x

  18. Looks like a good powder will have to give it ago.



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