Dermacol Review

Dermacol Review

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.


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  1. Courtney Hardy says:

    That sounds really good. I’ll have to look more into it.

  2. I’ve heard so many things about the Dermacol foundation, buying makeup on Amazon always makes me a little nervous though. I’ve never seen anyone mention the primer though, I didn’t even know they did one. Sounds good for such affordable products x


  3. Huda says:

    I’ve never heard of this brand but it sounds amazing! A full coverage foundation that doesn’t feel heavy for such a reasonable price! I will definitely be getting this if I come across it! Awesome review!

  4. Huda says:

    I’ve never heard of this brand but it sounds amazing! A full coverage foundation that doesn’t feel heavy for such a reasonable price! I will definitely be getting this if I come across it! Awesome review!

  5. This is meant to be an incredible product! The only reason I’ve never ordered is because I’m worried I’d get the wrong shade as I’ve never heard of it being sold in shops anywhere which sucks. I absolutely love a full coverage foundation though and for that quality it’s a pretty decent price too. Love your photos too! 🙂
    Alice Xx

  6. Ellie says:

    Thank you for your comment Courtney! It’s worth checking out x

  7. Ellie says:

    I had no idea they did a primer either but it turns out there is a whole range including powders and whatnot! I was wary too but I did my research to try and get the right shade and it worked out well! Thank you for your comment xx

  8. Ellie says:

    Yeah if you can get your hands on it, pick it up! Getting the right colour would be much easier if you were in a shop too! Thank you for your comment x

  9. Ellie says:

    I know it’s so frustrating I wish they sold it in shops too! I just tried to see what the undertones were like to pick the right one and I think I did a pretty good job! Thank you for your lovely comment it means so much x

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