Tuesday, 15 August 2017

DERMACOL MAKE-UP COVER FOUNDATION: REVIEW

Hello Everyone!

I had written this post 2 days ago and just when I wanted to publish it, somehow it got deleted! So this is the second version of my review for DERMACOL Makeup Cover Foundation.


Product Claims:

Contains 50% pigments, which makes it a weapon against skin imperfections. DERMACOL MAKE-UP COVER provides PERFECT COVERAGE even in thin layers and is the perfect corrector for dark under-eye, unpleasant spots and skin blemishes. It completely covers, varicose, acne, loss of pigmentation, sun spots, post surgical bruising and scaring, tattoos. It may be used on the entire face or body for color correction, darkening or lightening the skin tones, and ensuring ideal balance. 

Tones: Make-up Cover 207, 208, 209, 210, 211, 212, 213, 215, 218, 221, 222, 223



 Benefits:
   Water resistant
   Hypoallergenic
   Preservative free
   SPF 30
   Extreme coverage

My Experience:


I had heard so much about this foundation (claiming to be an extreme coverage and long lasting one) that I had to try it myself.

Price: AU $ 11.99 on Ebay (price varies with different sellers) & AU $ 34.99 on Dermacol website

The foundation comes in a sparkling golden sealed tube. You need to use the cap (upside down) to drill a hole in the tube and the product is there! The foundation is quite creamy in texture but not thick at all. It applies beautifully with a brush or sponge or even with fingers. To my surprise, it gives a very similar finish with any of the applicators.
One of the biggest issue with the packaging is that the shade numbers are not written on the tubes but only on the outer cardboard package! Can you imagine if you have multiple tubes and you removed their outer pack. Luckily I noticed it as soon as I opened them.So I keep them stored in their boxes and will also write the shade number on the tube with a marker :)


Dermacol is an Europe based brand and so the shade appear more on the pink/peach side. After going through a lot of videos and pictures I selected 2 shades i.e. 218 and 222 for myself. These are the only ones with a good yellow undertone.
Coming to the pigmentation, the foundation provides an amazing coverage! I would not say it has an extreme coverage ( as it claims) but it is quite good. I do not see it hiding all my acne marks completely but it does provide an even coverage throughout my face. It can also be used around the eyes to cover my dark under eye area. I use shade 222 all over my face and 218 to highlight my under eyes and other areas.
The texture of the foundation is lightweight and you need to use very little amount every time. It is quite buildable and does not feel cakey even after 2 or 3 times. However, because of the creamy texture, it tends to settle tiny bit on my smile lines after few hours of wear. So you need to use a good silicone primer under the foundation. I loved how long it lasted on my face! It was there for more than 8 hours after which I actually had to remove it myself.

Swatches & How It Looks On Me:






To sum up lets see the pros and the cons of the foundation!

Pros:

  • Very lightweight
  • Beautiful coverage
  • It has SPF 30 so you can skip sunscreen
  • Lasts for a very long time
  • Pocket friendly

Cons:
  • Limited availability
  • Limited and tricky shade range
  • Tends to settle into fine lines and dry patches
  • Shade number is not mentioned on the tube so you need to store them in their packaging all the time
  • You need to cleanse your face thoroughly as it can start clogging your pores after multiple uses

Rating:

4.5/5

I am enjoying this foundation and have been using it regularly! Do let me know if you have tried it yet or planning to.

Until then...
Ciao!!






1 comment:

  1. The product you tested is a fake. The original make-up cover has the shade number written on the tube. Please be careful if using it, it can contain harmful substances. The list of our authorised dealers is on our webpage www.dermacolcosmetics.com.

    Kind regards

    Martina Rösslerova
    Export Manager
    Dermacol a.s.

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