Hello and happy Sunday. This post is an update on one I did the longest time ago in my old makeup blog. In that post, I talked about a bunch of new products I was trying, and I actually made a video of me putting my face on using said products. Here’s a teeny tiny piece of advice: don’t film a video of you putting makeup on if you’re trying it for the first time because like me, you can find yourself struggling.
What I struggled the most with was Dermacol, this foundation that is supposed to cover every imperfection in your skin. It is said to even cover tattoos (I tried that, and guess what? You could still see them). If I’m being completely honest I don’t know what got me to buy this product because I don’t like full coverage foundation. I love putting on stuff on my face, but I don’t like looking cakey.
Now, in the picture you may think “but her skin actually looks really good,” and I think that’s really what this foundation is intended for: picture perfect skin. In the picture my skin looks even and healthy and I don’t have dark circles under my eyes or any expression lines or stuff like that, but if you were to see me in real life, you’ll get to see a thick layer of foundation covering my face.
When I say I gave Dermacol a second chance, I mean I obviously assessed my previous experience with it and made some changes to make it work; I don’t have a ton of money to go throwing makeup away just because I didn’t like it the first time. I primed my face like always and then contoured with a cream kit I’ve got. I did this because the foundation is so thick that I wanted to make sure my contour would show under all the makeup. I used a highlighting cream under my eyes and then went on with a full coverage concealer.
I then put on the foundation, this time with a beauty sponge, but before applying it, I added a bit of my NYX Born to Glow Liquid Illuminator in Gleam. Though the consistency was still super thick, the shade was warmer and more like the one of a human being, albeit a bit pale.
After applying the foundation, I contoured again with powder, and used a warm toned bronzer as well as a golden blush, and I think the end result was pretty decent. I wouldn’t recommend Dermacol as an everyday foundation: it is pricey and hard to work with, so you really need to have time and patience to blend it in. I’m going to keep mine for special occasions or really long days when my makeup needs to be perfect at all times.
What is your favorite foundation and why? What is one foundation you like to splurge on? Let me know!
Love, Miss Camila