I am so excited to talk about this foundation, everyone went wild on the internet for this one, so I had to try it out for myself.

Today, I have reviewed for you, legendary  Dermacol Make Up Cover Foundation.

As always, here are the claims for this foundation:

For all skin types
SPF 30
Preservative free
COVERAGE: Full (extreme)

The clinically tested, extreme covering Make up Cover was created as the first of its kind in Europe and one of the first in the world. The license for this foundation was eventually sold to Hollywood. It contains 50% pigments, which makes it a weapon against skin imperfections. DERMACOL MAKE-UP COVER provides PERFECT COVERAGE even in thin layers and is the perfect corrector for dark under-eye, unpleasant spots and skin blemishes. It completely covers acne, loss of pigmentation, post surgical bruising, tattoos etc. It may be used on the entire face or body for color correction, darkening or lightening the skin tones, and ensuring ideal balance. It is widely used as a professional make-up for photo or film shoots, modeling and for festive occasions.”

Key Points: 

  • FULL coverage
  • Quite heavy on the face
  • 13 available shades
  • Matte finish
  • Mousse like thickness
  • 30g tube
  • SPF 30
  • RRP £7.99 (different prices for different websites, personally I bought this on Amazon)

Firstly, I want to talk about the packaging, again it’s another tube, which is great for the thickness of the product. The tube comes in a black and pink box with gold writing on it, which I do quite like. The tube itself is gold with black writing, giving it a quite regal look, which is good considering it’s a tube but it feels quite cheap. I also have a huge issue with the tube, when you remove the seal from the tube, the foundation starts coming out and even when you have taken the amount you need, it carries on coming out the tube, meaning you have to put the lid back on as quickly as possible. You are also losing product within the lid, I find this really annoying personally.

13 shades isn’t bad for a product like this, it’s more than some high street foundations provide, but it’s still not a great range considering the amount of different skin tones there are. I got the lightest shade, similar to the L’Oreal Total Cover foundation, it was a little light for me, but easily fixed again with bronzer, where would I be without bronzer!

Due to only being able to buy this foundation online, which I hate doing, it’s harder to choose a colour that will match you. There is no real way of getting around this, but I tend to google swatches online and hope for the best.


Dermacol 2

I love a good smelling product….this smells like chocolate, it’s so sweet and good enough to eat (I wouldn’t obviously!). But I have never smelled a foundation like it, it’s literally like putting chocolate mousse on your face.

When it came to application, as Del said in Only Fools and Horses, “a little dab’ll do ya”. You really only need a small amount to cover your entire face, I couldn’t believe how something the size of a pea could go so far and provide a full coverage look! It can also be quite hard to blend and dries quickly, so you only want to do sections of your face at a time and definetly with a damp beauty sponge, you can not blend it with just a brush.

The coverage is definitely full, it really does live to its claims of giving you high coverage but it’s quite a heavy foundation and you know you are wearing it, so it’s definitely not a natural look foundation.

Final Thoughts 

For the price, I think this is a good foundation for people who require a really full coverage. It’s claims do say this is great for people with acne or similar skin conditions and I think this could work great with the full coverage it provides.

Me personally, I wouldn’t use this all the time, maybe just for special occasions where I really need that extra coverage my normal foundation doesn’t provide. The other reason I wouldn’t use this every day is because of how thick and heavy it is, I imagine this would really clog your pores and continuous use would be bad for my skin.

Overall, I would rate this foundation a 7/10. It does covers any blemishes, but I just feel this isn’t something I could use on a regular basis as my skin wouldn’t be able to breathe with it on. Also due to only being able to buy it online, it makes it incredibly difficult to colour match, but I am so glad I tried this and I will continue to play around with it.

Have you tried this foundation? What are your thoughts? 

Important Information 

  • All foundations were applied with a beauty sponge (for best application)
  • Before applying the foundation, I moisturised with Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturising Lotion, Benefit POREfessional primer and Soap and Glory Speed Plump All Day Super Moisture (secondary primer)
  • All opinions in these posts are my own opinion, everyone is different, if I don’t like a product, it doesn’t necessarily mean it wasn’t good, it just didn’t work for me
  • All products mentioned, I purchased myself and have not received any benefits for writing these posts
  • I have combination skin, this will always effect the way the foundation works, so bear this in mind when reading the reviews.


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