Having bad skin is literally one of the most soul destroying thing in the world. Constantly trying different potions and commotions just to clear up a little of the redness but nothing seems towork. When treatment fails me, I always turn to covering up. From the words of Frozen, conceal don’t feel. That’s exactly the approach I go for with my makeup. I recently picked up a tube of Dermacol high coverage foundation and the matching Dermacol primers and they have changed the game.
I’m sure a lot of you will have heard of Dermacol as the tattoo covering stage makeup and yep your right. It’s 50% pigment to give high coverage and let me tell you it is opaque fam. You don’t even need a lot to cover your whole face. And yes I tried it on tattoos and it covers them pretty well with a little red/orange colour corrector. I picked up the foundation from amazon for just less than £10 which is a reasonable price for such a great foundation. To be honest I’ve paid up to like £20 before for a bit of skin coloured cream. I’d happily pay £10 for this every few months.
The one big downside is the amount you get as it may only last you maybe 2-3 months. The packaging looks almost medicinal. It comes in a metal tube and you have to pierce the top like on a toothpaste tube. I went for number 208 and although I was nervous in case it was too dark but it actually matches me well. There is a number 207 too which is lighter but very pink looking so I decided no to get this one.
The foundation itself is very thick and creamy. As is mimics your skin texture it will need a good buffing in and it sits nicely on your face. I’ve found it easier to blend with a brush in this case. The sponge gets quite claggy as the foundation is so thick. With normal foundations I tend not to use a powder but it is essential with this one as it is so glowy and can make you look a bit greasy. I recommend just a light dusting and you are set down for the day. This also lets you apply and blush or bronzer more smoothly. Despite being such high coverage it never feels heavy on my face and I can barely tell it is there. I wear this all day everyday to college and it lasts so nicely.
As for the primer, I also picked this up from Amazon for again around the £10 mark. This feels like a silicon based primer but I’m not sure on the actual ingredients. I do really like this primer. The pump is a nice touch and it does help to increase the longevity of your makeup. It also fills in any lines nicely to prevent the foundation seeping further into the skin. Anyone with acne knows that clogged pores is the last thing we want. I can really see why Dermacol recommend the products in conjunction as they work so well together to create a nice even base for the rest of your makeup.