I’ve tested out Vichy’s foundation before (and I previously really liked it) so I was excited to see what I thought a couple of years on and with the addition of their setting powder! I always find it interesting when skincare brands branch out into the world of makeup, and I tend to find their base products do work well if you are already a fan of their skincare and using it regularly.
I have to say my opinions on the foundation have changed slightly, mainly because the finish that I prefer has changed, but I was excited to try out the powder for the first time and together I do think they work well, especially if you prefer a seriously matte finish that locks in place.
I previously had shade 25, which I found slightly too dark for me, but luckily this time I was sent shade 20 (Vanilla) and it’s a perfect match! This foundation is slightly obvious on your skin and I think that’s because the coverage is high and the finish is matte. As you can see above it evens my skin tone out beautifully and is great at covering redness (so you can hold back on concealer) but as I now prefer dewy finishes it’s not one I’ll be reaching for often.
I think I’ll save it to use when I’m having a bad skin day and want the extra coverage and matte finish that doesn’t highlight or draw attention to blemishes. It doesn’t do much for my under eye area, but I don’t think I’ve ever found a foundation that does so I’m not too bothered about going in with a concealer there.
Dermablend Setting Powder*
I love loose powders, I find them a lot better at setting foundation than pressed powders as they tend to be a lot lighter and easier to gently buff in. This is translucent, so should work for most skin tones and a little goes a long way. I tend to tap out a bit into the lid before swirling my brush in it and gently patting it in across my t-zone.