First of all, I’d like to say “Thank You” to Nail Polish Canada for sending me the Dermablend Cover Creme to be reviewed. Also, free shipping for any purchase of Dermablend Professional products from Nail Polish Canada!
What is Dermablend Cover Creme?
A lightweight creme formula with high coverage and natural skin tone shades. Cover Creme delivers a flawless complexion and 12 hours of consistent color wear.
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.
First apply cover creme
- Remove a small amount of Cover Creme with either a spatula or fingertips.
- Apply directly over imperfection. Tap gently to ensure maximum coverage.
- Blend outwardly. If extra coverage is desired, tap on more product over the area. For sunscreen benefits, apply before sun exposure.
Second apply setting powder (sold separetly)
- Pat on Setting Powder generously over covered areas.
- Brush off excess using a makeup brush.
Size: 28g / 1 oz
(Nail Polish Canada, 2013)
I was asked to choose a shade from the Nail Polish Canada website, but I wasn’t sure which shade I’m in. I decided to go with Yellow Beige, even though I was unsure. I’m usually a MAC NC30 in MAC Pro Longwear. I was also given the option to choose the different Dermablend products, but I chose this foundation since I think it’ll be beneficial for those who’d like to try a full coverage foundation.
I love how the Dermablend Cover Creme comes in a jar and a little spatula. Even if you are not a makeup artist, you might find the spatula to be quite useful. Use the spatula to pick the foundation up from the jar instead of dipping your finger or brush directly into it, to avoid bacterial contamination.
You’ll find that the foundation is very tightly packed into the jar. This little jar will probably last you a good while. A little goes a long way with this foundation.
The foundation also blends very easily and smoothly to the skin. It almost feels like it melts into your skin. I applied the foundation by putting a little bit of it at the back of my hand, and work the product using the spatula. Then, I used the foundation brush to apply it to my face. The foundation is very pliable when you warm it up first.
The Dermablend Cover Creme is a full-coverage foundation. However, like any other full-coverage foundation, this product can be applied thinly to create a sheer coverage. You can achieve a sheer to medium coverage by applying it using a damped sponge, or mixing the foundation with a primer or moisturizer.
In the pictures below, I applied a layer of foundation using a foundation brush. There are several ways to create a heavier coverage:
- Layer your foundation.
- Stippled or dabbed the foundation to your skin using a dry sponge, or your finger.
- Buff it to your skin using a buffer brush, something like Sigma Round Kabuki or a Sigma Flat Kabuki brush.
I was expecting the finish to be matte, but I was quite surprised at the result. I mean, look at my “after” picture, it doesn’t look super matte, does it? I feel like it actually has quite a natural finish. I think my “before” picture is more matte than the “after”.
I find the finish to be quite velvety. I like how it looks. It’s not too matte, not extremely dewy either. Just the right amount.
The brand claims that it lasted for up to 12-hour. I’m not sure how true it is if you don’t set it. I wore it for couple hours (4hrs), and I noticed the foundation has started to settle on the lines under my eyes. I did not powder it, so may be if I do, it’ll last longer. Keep in mind that I have a combination skin type.
The foundation is quite slippery, so if you have an oily skin, you might want to set it with powder to ensure that the foundation will stay.
21 shades ranging from light to dark, along with different undertones (yellow, pink, olive, and red).
I picked Yellow Beige, thinking it might have more yellow undertone, but I feel that it has quite a pink undertone. In the picture you might think that it matches my skin tone, but I can assure you it did not. It’s very pink, but I know I can probably neutralize the pink slightly using a very yellow powder when setting it.
Currently it’s sold for CAD $36 (usually $38) from Nail Polish Canada. I don’t know how much it is in other store. I think the price it’s not too bad, considering how much you get out of it. There are lots of other foundation that’s even more expensive and not as good as this one.
- Full coverage, but can be thinned out if needed.
- It covers everything! I didn’t even need to use concealer for this review.
- A large range of shades is available for all different skin tones.
- Suitable for all skin type, including those with sensitive skin.
- Natural to velvety finish, if you prefer a non-matte skin.
- Blends easily.
- Consists of SPF 30.
- Great packaging and love the spatula.
- For me, the cons would be the wrong undertone. Too pink, may be better luck for me next time…I think if you want to buy this online, make sure you already tested the foundation before hand to match your skin. If not, you’ll be like me doing a guessing game.
- Settles on fine lines, but can easily be fixed by setting it with powder.
(Left: with Dermablend Cover Creme; Right: Bare face)