Dermacol Make-up Cover

Where I got it: About 6 months ago, Tati (GlamLifeGuru on YouTube) and Taylor (Thataylaa on YouTube) uploaded a review video of this product as an extreme coverage foundation. I say foundation, but it is more like full coverage concealer that you can use for the entire face. I understand this was formulated for stage makeup hence the extreme coverage. I got this on eBay for $17.34 with free shipping.

What I got: This is the Dermacol Make-up Cover in shade 213. The clinically tested, extreme covering Make up Cover was created as the first of its kind in Europe and one of the first in the world. It contains 50% pigments, which makes it a weapon against skin imperfections. DERMACOL MAKE-UP COVER provides perfect coverage even in thin layers and is the perfect corrector for dark under-eye, unpleasant spots and skin blemishes. It completely covers acne, loss of pigmentation, post-surgical bruising, tattoos etc. It may be used on the entire face or body for colour correction, darkening or lightening the skin tones, and ensuring ideal balance. It is widely used as a professional make-up for photo or film shoots, modelling and for festive occasions.

Dermacol Make-up Cover

Dermacol Make-up Cover

How I find it: The foundation comes in a gold aluminium tube (like a paint tube), with a plastic screw top. There is a metal seal where you use the other side of the cap to pierce open (like a medicated ointment). Unfortunately, when you buy foundation online, you cannot get a good shade match and this shade 213 is obviously too pink and slightly too dark for my skin tone. Nonetheless, I will give this a try.

I only need a little smudge for each section of the face and I like to apply the product and blend area by area instead of applying the product all over my face and then blend because the formula is really pigmented and sets really fast. I’ve tried using a silicon sponge and a dampened beauty sponge to apply this foundation and I would say a dampened beauty sponge gives a natural look whilst keeping the full coverage. It is a thick cream formula that does not feel heavy on the skin and it feels smooth and dry to the touch. It gives a matte finish to the skin and is not bad at oil control. I would recommend a good moisturiser or a hydrating primer to prep the skin because this would accentuate dry patches like crazy.

Dermacol Make-up Cover in shade 213

Overall: For the price I got this foundation and how extreme coverage this is, it is quite a good value for money. However, since it is so extreme coverage, it can be unforgiving if you get the wrong shade. To achieve a skin-like finish, I like to use a moisturising primer, then blend with a dampened beauty sponge by patting or a dense buffing brush (i.e. Artis brushes). This will give a natural skin-like finish with full coverage. Since you only need a small amount of product, it does not feel heavy on the skin at all and it doesn’t look cakey at all! After 4 hours, my foundation still looks amazing, just a little oily on the t-zone. I just need to blot the oil and lightly powder over.

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