I had wanted to try Dermablend products for a while. I knew that they all promised professional levels of coverage and are often used by professional performers to totally transform their complexion or to cover up tattoos. A great example of this is, of course, the video that went viral in 2011 featuring Zombie Boy, a popular Canadian artist and fashion model from Montreal.
As you can see, the coverage offered by Dermablend products is nothing short of extraordinary. So when Nail Polish Canada, which contrary to what its name suggests does not only sell nail polish, sent me the Dermablend Cover Creme I was super excited to try it.
About the product
According to Dermablend the Cover creme is a lightweight creme formula with high purity pigments and natural skin tones. Cover Creme delivers a flawless complexion and 12 hours of consistent color wear. Glides on evenly. Delivers all day hydration. Skin looks fresh, feels soft and velvety smooth. Cover Creme provides coverage for moderate to major skin flaws including
- Pigmentation Disorders
- Post-Operative Bruising
Texture: Glides on evenly. Skin looks fresh, feels soft and velvety smooth. Skin Benefit:All day hydration. Suitable for sensitive skin. Sun Protection: SPF 30 Sunscreen. (Titanium Dioxide 3%)
Dermablend’s Cover Creme comes in 21 shades.
I chose the shade Chroma 6, Chocolate Brown. It comes in a small 28 grams jar with a spatula. The product itself is a light creme. When applied it feels like nothing is on your skin as it is instantly “dry”. It has a matte finish and the coverage is, as you would expect: un-be-lie-vable. I applied it using my flat top elf brush and it felt like the product melted on my skin. If it wasn’t for the fact that the shade, is a tad too red for me, it would simply seem like the dark spots and scars were disappearing. Not being “covered”; disappearing. The finish is so natural and the product is so light and you need such a thin layer to cover it all that it feels like applying nothing on your skin. It’s simply impressive. Now as I said unfortunately the shade a tiny bit too red for me so I might have to try Deep Brown Chroma 7, although I’m afraid it would be too dark for me. But it’s definitely worth a try.
Apart from the coverage and the matte finish, the foundation in odourless and the staying power is very good. I used it without a primer and only some setting powder and had a full 12 hours of wear. Only issue I had: it did let some of my massive oil production out. Which is a problem that can probably be fixed with a mattifying primer. The foundation, contrary to others, did not sit on my skin but more so was very well blended in, therefore even when my skin became a little oily, I did not have the “oily foundation face” I had with, for instance, this foundation. I don’t know if you see what I mean? Let’s say that the Cover creme was not bothered by my oiliness and stayed well blended and kept looking natural even as my skin became oilier. Which is usually not the case as I have noticed that other foundations would in this situation tend to lift and fade in patches as you get oilier.