How to pick the right Dermablend foundation for you

Looking for a flawless finish? Starting your makeup routine with the right foundation makes all the difference. Dermatologist-tested brand Dermablend is known for corrective coverage. “When it comes to corrective makeup, Dermablend is really an industry leader,” says board-certified dermatologist and LovelySkin CEO Dr. Joel Schlessinger. “I’ve been recommending it to my patients for years to camouflage anything from a few freckles to unwanted tattoos. It even works for significant scarring or birthmarks.” If you’re curious about Dermablend foundations, follow along as we cover some key topics such as:

How to pick a foundation color

Swatching a tester on your skin at the store is the ideal way to tell whether a foundation’s shade and coverage are right for you, but that’s not always possible. Thankfully, it’s possible to find your perfect Dermablend color match online.

What kind of undertone does your skin have? When it comes to how to pick a foundation color, knowing your undertone can help send you in the right direction. To find your skin’s undertone, grab a few different colored items from your closet and hold them up to your face while looking in a mirror under natural lighting.

As you look into the mirror, ask yourself which colors are more flattering to your skin. Black or brown? Pink or orange? Bright white or off-white? If you picked the former colors (black, pink, bright white), then your skin may have cool undertones. If you chose the latter (brown, orange, off-white), then you might have warm undertones. If you liked all of the above, then your skin’s undertones may be neutral.

Now that you know your undertone, you’re ready to find your Dermablend color match. Many Dermablend foundation formulas have either a W, C, or N in the shade name. These letters stand for cool, warm, or neutral. Cool-toned foundation shades often have more of a pink tone, whereas warm-toned foundations typically look more yellow. Neutral-toned foundations are somewhere in the middle. When shopping Dermablend foundations here on LovelySkin, you can view the full range of shades available in the image carousel on each product page.

What should you do if your skin tone seems to be in between two Dermablend foundation shades? In that case, we suggest opting for the lighter shade. A foundation that’s a bit too light can easily be remedied by adding a touch of bronzer. However, find yourself with a shade of foundation that is too dark. You can try using it for contouring, mixing it with a lighter foundation from your makeup cabinet, or even diluting it with moisturizer to see if that creates a better match.

How to pick your foundation coverage

Another important factor to consider while shopping for your Dermablend foundation match is what kind of coverage you need or want. A sheer foundation offers the least amount of coverage, meaning your skin will show through the pigment of the makeup. This can be a good fit if you’re looking to camouflage minor skin discoloration.

Medium coverage is the next step up and usually refers to foundations that are “buildable.” Buildable foundations typically lean toward the sheer-to-medium side with the first application but can be layered for more coverage.

Full coverage foundation usually features formulas with more concentrated pigments designed to help conceal under-eye circles and blemishes. Maximum coverage is the highest-coverage foundation Dermablend makes, and it’s a great choice when you’re in need of a foundation to help cover scars or major discoloration.

4 Dermablend foundations to try

Dermablend foundations are dermatologist-tested for safety and are non-comedogenic, paraben-free, and fragrance-free. Here’s the lowdown on all four Dermablend foundations in order from least to most coverage.

Dermablend Smooth Liquid Camo Foundation

This hydrating liquid foundation was created with dry skin in mind. Its glycerin-based formula helps keep dehydrated skin plump and smooth all day long. This medium-coverage liquid foundation can be layered to build up to full coverage. It also contains titanium dioxide, a mineral sunscreen, with an SPF of 25. There are a variety of shades to choose from with warm, cool, and neutral undertones (look for the W, C, or N in the shade names), so you’ll be sure to find your Dermablend shade match easily.

Dermablend Continuous Correction Tone-Evening CC Cream Foundation SPF 50+

Meet Dermablend’s CC cream, which stands for coverage and correction. This cream foundation offers full coverage with a lightweight, breathable texture and a natural-looking finish. This CC cream features four key antioxidants in its formula- niacinamide, baicalin, caffeine, and vitamin E- to help correct signs of aging, prevent future sun damage, and improve the skin’s overall look. Choose from a wide array of shades, all with neutral undertones.

Dermablend Flawless Creator Multi-use Liquid Pigments

This lightweight liquid foundation provides the ultimate versatility when it comes to coverage. You can easily customize this concentrated formula to achieve just the right level of makeup coverage that you want. To achieve the perfect base using Dermablend, you can apply Flawless Creator solo using either a sponge or makeup brush for a more full-coverage look or blend a drop or two into your favorite moisturizer for a more sheer finish. For a silky, flawless finish that’s smudge-proof for up to sixteen hours, set your foundation using Dermablend Loose Setting Powder.

Dermablend Cover Creme

Meet Dermablend’s original maximum-coverage foundation. Dermablend Professional Cover Creme SPF 30 was designed to help camouflage birthmarks, scarring, burns, bruises, or intense redness from skin conditions, such as rosacea, while protecting from the sun’s damaging rays. This Dermablend foundation can either be used as an all-over foundation or concealer. There are a variety of shades so that you can find your perfect match–look for the W, C, or N in the shade names that correspond with warm, cool, or neutral undertones.

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