dermacol foundation tube on a plain, studio's background

It seems like every makeup enthusiast, especially those, who have problematic skin is always on the hunt for a perfect makeup foundation. We want it to be lightweight and seamless, like a second skin, long-lasting, and waterproof, so we don't need to worry about our makeup throughout the day and, of course, take good care of our skin. Today we are going to talk about one of the most full-coverage foundations on the makeup market — Dermacol Make-Up Cover Foundation a Prague-based cosmetic company, first started in the Barrandov Film Studios.

Let's start with the packaging. Dermacol makeup foundation comes in a soft aluminum tube, that somehow reminds me of gouache paint. Frankly, I'm not the biggest fan of this packaging, because it gets easily deformed and stops satisfying my aesthetic needs. Nevertheless, you are going to receive a booklet with step-by-step instructions in nine different languages, including English, isn't it amazing?

dermacol foundation tube on a plain, studio's background

The formula of the Dermacol Foundation is truly impressive. It is waterproof, hypoallergenic, long-lasting, and even has an SPF 30 — everything a good foundation needs to be. The very first in the list and major ingredient in the compound of this foundation is titanium dioxide — a white pigment, commonly used in the food and beauty industry. This ingredient explains, why Dermacol is so incredibly pigmented and thick. The next ingredient is paraffinum liquidum — a base that helps to hold all the ingredients together, making the foundation durable and thick.

a swatch of dermacol foundation on a light skin

As I mentioned earlier, the Dermacol foundation has a very thick texture, it is hard to reach beautiful seamless blending and natural finish, but the coverage is as full as it can be. It reminds me a little bit of greasepaint, which is usually used for body art. Once applied to the skin, it totally covers imperfections but looks cakey and unnatural. I was expecting it to crease and emphasize fine lines under the eyes, but it worked surprisingly good. 

a before/after demonstration on a light skin of dermacol foundation

How to use Dermacol foundation? I strongly recommend you start with a basic skincare routine, which includes a gentle exfoliator and a very lightweight daily facial moisturizer. Without these two crucial steps, your foundation might look heavy on the skin. The foundation is thick, and pigmented, but has a buildable formula, so it is better to start with a smaller amount of the product. Apply the foundation and start blending it with a blending brush or beauty blender. Don't forget to set Dermacol with the setting, or translucent powder or your skin is going to look shiny.

Summarizing this review, the Dermacol makeup foundation is definitely worth our attention. I don't think it is an everyday product because it feels really heavy on the skin and doesn't look very natural. Because of its greasy formula, Dermacol needs to be set with the right amount of powder, and this step makes it look even heavier. If you have severe acne, scars, or blemishes on the skin Dermacol will definitely cover them all, but won't make your skin healthier. Have you tried Dermacol makeup foundation? What is your favorite full-coverage foundation at the moment?

Lots of love,