Vichy have been working with dermatologists and skin care specialists for years training nurses and consultants in the art of camouflage make-up. Their studies have shown that emotional anguish and lack of confidence are a huge factor for people who suffer from skin disorders and their goal has been to create a foundation that can be used by anyone on a daily basis without the need of a trained professional. With the introduction of Dermablend; the first over the counter, water resistant camouflage make-up of its kind, they are sure to have answered many people’s prayers.

Dermablend is a highly pigmented foundation, which comes in either a lightweight liquid formula or an easy to use stick and will conceal anything from minor skin flaws like dark circles to more major issues such as Rosacea, severe acne scars and pigmentation disorders like port wine stains, vitaligo, navae and melasma. It is entirely unique in its formula because although it has an incredible coverage, there is no masking or caking to be seen even when close up or in photographs – making it a perfect solution to covering tattoos for special events as well as anything else! The secret to it’s long wear (16 hours) and water resistance lies in the setting powder, which is completely colourless so can be used with any of the different colours.

In recent years, camouflage make-up hasn’t been readily available in Ireland and certainly not outside of the Dublin area. Most people will go about their daily routines, not knowing that there is an alternative to heavy, full coverage make-up, which is why Dermablend has been introduced into 50 selected Pharmacies around the country. For anyone who requires assistance choosing between the 7 available shades, a Vichy consultant will be on hand to assist you by appointment. If that isn’t your bag then a starter kit with all the tones can be bought for €5 so you can test it out at home first.

Dermablend stick foundation is priced at €21.50, The liquid foundation is €21 and setting powder €19.50. All are available in selected pharmacies around Ireland.

By Sarah Jane Langan