Over the last year or so, I’ve been on a mission for finding the best affordable setting powder. My Laura Mercier Setting Powder is currently my favourite but the price tag of £32 is slightly off-putting. I asked around for a few recommendations and did some research on Google and one that popped up a few times was the Vichy Dermablend Setting Powder. I decided to give it a go and found it on Notino.co.uk and at £15 it’s half the price of my beloved Laura Mercier setting powder.
The Vichy Dermablend Translucent Setting Powder comes with a little sponge but I do prefer to use a powder brush. My first thoughts on the powder were that it looked very white. I was slightly concerned that it would make me look like a ghost instead of been translucent. First off, I applied my foundation which was the IT Cosmetics CC Radiance cream which definitely needs a good powder to combat the “radiance”. I then used my powder brush to set my make-up. The powder is really light-weight, smoothing and applies really well.
When it comes to the concern of the colour of the powder, I’m not overly sure this would suit all skin tones. For me, it did seem a very pale shade but I managed to blend it and make it work for me. Overall, I was still really happy with the product as it really leaves your skin matte and combats any type of oiliness. I don’t have to re-apply it throughout the day and it leaves my skin looking pretty good. It’s definitely a great alternative setting powder at a medium price-range. I can see why this is a popular product amongst beauty bloggers. I’ve not actually tried many products from Vichy before but I’m intrigued to discover more from this brand.
Have you tried anything from Vichy before? What’s your favourite setting powder?
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