Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Review: Dermablend Quick-Fix (Full Coverage) Concealer! Photos + Before & After.

Natalie Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Dermablend Quick-Fix Concealer

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: A lightweight formula with high purity pigments, Quick-Fix offers improved skin tone shades and texture with long lasting wear. For moderate to major localized skin flaws, Quick-Fix provides buildable coverage that won’t enhance the appearance of wrinkles or pores. Available in 10 shades.

For Skin Flaws Such As: Scars, Bruises, Freckles, Dark under-eye circles, Blemishes & Age spots.
(Source: http://www.dermablend.com/)

I purchased Dermablend's Quick-Fix Concealer in the shade Beige. It is a great color for light to medium skin tones. It is yellow-peachy in color, and works great for concealing purple tones under the eyes.

Dermablend Quick-Fix Concealer Beige

Dermablend Quick-Fix Concealer Beige

What really tempted me to try this product was, I've been seeing so many raves lately for the Vichy Dermablend Concealer (which I hear now is being discontinued?) and I can't find anywhere. Many have told me that I can purchase Vichy Dermablend from CVS - and I went to about 10 different CVS locations and none of them carried it. So, I went on the computer and started doing some research about Dermablend. Someone mentioned that the regular Dermablend concealer is the same product as the Vichy Dermablend Concealer. Even though they weren't a reliable source - I decided to check out ULTA, which carries Dermablend and swatch some of the testers. Dermablend has three different concealers. A redness concealer (Smooth Indulgence Redness Concealer), a liquid medium coverage concealer (Smooth Indulgence SPF 20 Concealer) and the full coverage cream concealer (Quick-Fix Concealer). I had every intention of purchasing the Smooth Indulgence liquid concealer because I prefer liquid concealers over creams, but the claims of the Quick-Fix concealer lured me in.

My Review: This concealer claims to be full coverage and states that it will cover under eye darkness, blemishes, scars, etc. So I expected this to be a really heavy duty concealer that will completely cover my occasional breakouts. The directions for use are to apply this directly to the under-eye area from the tube and blend with your fingers - or use your finger to wipe a little product from the tube and apply it to your under-eye area. From reviews I have read, some mentioned not to apply this directly under your eyes because it is heavy and will look cakey. I did not find that at all to be true for me. I like applying it directly from the tube and taking a flat foundation brush to lightly blend it in. No heaviness, no caking. The consistency is your average stick concealer. It applies creamy, but it also has the concentrated - sort of dry texture that many stick concealers have. I found it to be very similar to my favorite Palladio Stick Concealer. I didn't find it to look thick under my eyes, nor did it emphasize any lines. I always make sure to moisturize my under-eye area prior to using this so it will glide on better and have a better end result. It is necessary to set with a powder, as cream concealers tend to move around and will settle a bit in fine lines. After I set my under-eyes with powder, I had no caking throughout the day and no settling. It pretty much stayed put all day. The coverage - I would consider it to be full, but it wasn't as "full" as I expected it to be. With a thick layer, it covered probably 85% of my darkness - but once I applied my foundation you could barely notice them. I am happy with the results for my under-eyes and I'll continue using this. But, for blemishes - this is terrible. I have a few minor red scars from a recent breakout and this didn't cover them. It covered them probably 50% - and the redness still peeked through. I am extremely disappointed with this products performance for that considering it's the main reason I purchased it. This is no way going to cover anything remotely severe on your face unless you apply it to your face directly from the tube and don't blend it. Nevertheless, I really like it for my under-eyes and the tube makes applying it very handy.

The 1st photo shows my under-eyes before. They don't look severe at all - but the sunlight I took the photo in really distorted any darkness. They are much more purple/red in person. The 2nd set of photos show how the product looks applied directly from the tube. The 3rd photo shows me smoothing it out with a foundation brush (I was using Ecotools Foundation Brush) and the last photo shows my under-eyes after. They pretty much are fully concealed. Only when I turn my head in certain angles can you see the slightest darkness peak through my hollows. 
 

Have you tried any Dermablend products? Is there anything you would recommend?

Disclaimer: I am in no way affiliated with Dermablend.

5 comments :

  1. I love how much it cover:)
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  2. Thanks for the wonderful review, I might consider purchasing this once i've finished my current bobbi brown!

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  3. wow, i was going to purchase this if i wasn't satisfied with my MUFE full cover concealer. reading that it can be used for anything from blemishes to scars and skin conditions i thought it'd be a miracle! but after reading that you don't think it's good for anything but undereye, i probs wont be :/

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  4. hmm maybe the covercream is better??
    http://mymakeupreviews.blogspot.com/2010/05/review-dermablend-cover-cream.html
    and this is more for touch ups?
    Thanks for the review!

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  5. The end results look amazing.. I'm lookin for a great undereye concealer.. My bobbi brown one creases me so bad.. I might check this one out

    Thanks heaps =)

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