I got the new Dermablend Smooth Liquid Camo foundation the other day from Sephora. I was drawn to it first because of the price ($35) cause lately all I'm seeing is $40 and $50+ foundations. Secondly, I was drawn to the fact that is was "Medium Coverage" as one of the selling points. Now I think this is interesting because not many foundations will advertise that they're less than full coverage and if they do they use the word "sheer" or it's a "BB Cream". So I watched some reviews on it and looked up some swatches and seen that just like most Dermablend products it was highly pigmented. Which is what I think is so cool. It's medium coverage and highly pigmented. Which to most people highly pigmented is another term for full coverage. Sure it can be. This is legit medium coverage. It's more thin, it literally looks like your skin, it doesn't have a makeup look to it. The pigment is actually "Camo Pigments" which is apparently a real thing and not a term. On the box it says "Contains Camo Pigments, a high level of pigments in a super blendable formula for amazing coverage that looks like skin, not makeup."
It definitely does that. Most foundations actually have very little color pigment in them actually. Some only around 10%. Kat Von Lock It Foundation has 21% pigmentation where as RCMA which is full blown "on set" makeup has 50%. I'm not sure what the percentage is in this but it seems very high for medium coverage which means less is more. This foundation is suitable for: Rosacea, redness, hyperpigmentation, acne scars, and birthmarks. It works on most skin types including sensitive skin. I'm not sure it would be best for oily skin. It provides all day hydration but it has a "matte finish". I feel it's more of a satin finish though because it really does look like skin and I've never noticed real skin to look "matte".
The picture above it's pictured with Luna Sunday Riley sleeping night oil. I got a sample of it in my Sephora order so that's why it's in the picture.
I got shade Cream. I like my foundations more yellow in tone. I just find it works best to counter the pink in my face. I love the color I'm very happy with how well it matches. Being medium coverage thought you can probably get away with a shade or two off what you need because it's very blendable. This might have been a touch dark when I put it on my face but after blending it, it was perfect.
This is the before and after shot. I had a lot of redness that day and so it was a great time to test it. I used mine with a kabuki brush a Sigma F40 to be exact, but it actually says to use your fingers or a sponge. I do think a Beauty Blender would be amazing with it but I'm afraid would make it even less coverage. Maybe not, but in general damp beauty blenders soak up excess foundation and sheer out foundation somewhat as you apply it to make it look more airbrushed.
These four pictures:
Top Left: No Makeup
Top Right: foundation
Bottom Left: under eye concealer
Bottom Right: the rest of my makeup (blush, highlighter, bronzer, mascara, brows, some shadow)
This is today's look. It's my full blown makeup look. Some foundation you can use as apart of a natural makeup routine or a minimal makeup routine, then for more dramatic looks you require a full coverage foundation. This is a foundation that works for both. Above is a minimal look, this one is a more dramatic one and it works for both I think.
I'm a makeup and skincare lover. I have always enjoyed creating looks but I love to help people with product knowledge and application even more. I've been able to do these things because God has seen fit to bless me with the opportunity.
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