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Vichy Dermablend Setting Powder* – £17.00.

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I had been lusting after the Vichy Dermablend Setting Powder for weeks after seeing a rave review online and the lovely Sarah at Vichy popped it in the post as a lovely little surprise. I’ve never been so happy to see the postman than when he arrived carrying this beauty. I have oily skin so setting powders are an absolute must in my day to day make up routine. Anything that helps keep the shine at bay is good in my book. Vichy Dermablend Setting Powder is a nice soft, finely milled and long wearing translucent powder. You simply pat the powder generously over your skin with the puff provided or a fanned make up brush and then brush off the excess and blend over the skin. The packaging is very typical of loose powder – a circular container with holes in the top so that the powder can get out. I find shaking the container and pouring a small amount of powder in to the lid works best.

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What I liked about this powder the most was how soft, smooth and flawless my skin looked and felt after I’d applied it. The powder didn’t look remotely chalky on my skin, it seemed to blur my large open pores and it didn’t leave any white cast (even on a photograph with flash – the ultimate powder test). It felt weightless on my skin, leaving a really nice matte finish without settling in to any fine lines or creases in my skin and it didn’t cling to any of the drier areas. I’ve been slightly under the weather recently so I’ve been getting some dry patches around my nose and chin but that didn’t affect the amazingness of this powder at all. It still worked it’s magic. I’ve used a lot of setting powders in my time and I didn’t think I’d find better than NYX HD Studio Photogenic Finishing Powder which is what I was using prior to Vichy but boy, was I wrong? Vichy Dermablend Setting Powder works like a dream. It kept my skin oil free for a good five-six hours before I needed to blot down which I think is a record for me. Amazing or what? It’s not a product I could carry around for touch ups (although I wish it was) as it’s not the most practical of products for portability so I always carry a compact for blotting. Plus, I always make the biggest mess with loose powders so it’s safer at home out of harms way. I have nightmares of white powder all over my lovely Longchamp bag. Sorry, I digress… All that’s left for me to say really is that this stuff really works. It’s proven to be super effective and it’s a product that I can no longer live without. It retails at £17.00 but for the amount of product that you get, it’s worth every penny. It’d take you long time to use all that powder.

Buy Vichy via Escentual.
Escentual currently have 1/3 (33%) off French pharmacy brands so you can bag this baby for only £11.33. Bargain!

Have you tried Vichy Dermablend Setting Powder?

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*PR sample sent for consideration to be reviewed.