- Safe for sensitive skin
- SPF 30
- Not the easiest to apply (have to use fingers + warm up the product well)
- Not full coverage
- Accentuates texture, lines, and pores
- 16 hours of wear is only promised when set with Dermablend setting powder
Dermablend Cover Creme Foundation Review:
This Dermablend foundation makes some bold claims of maximum coverage and 16 hours of wear, but its performance fell a bit short.
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Creme Cover is the highest coverage Dermablend foundation offered.
Let’s chat about a top rated cream foundation: Dermablend Cover Creme. This Dermablend foundation is loved by many for its high coverage performance. Between the brand’s website and Ulta.com, Cover Creme has over 2,000 reviews and a 4.2 star average rating. It claims to cover anything and everything without feeling heavy, cakey, or masky. Let’s get into the Dermablend Cover Creme Foundation Review.
Promises vs. Performance: 16 hours of wear, but there’s a catch.
Dermablend promises the maximum coverage in a cream foundation with Cover Creme. It is said to be long wearing, smudge resistant, and transfer resistant. But, there’s a catch: the 16 hours of wear are only guaranteed when set with Dermablend setting powder. This Dermablend foundation has some lofty promises, claiming to cover eveything from simple blemishes to birthmarks, burns, scars, hyperpigmentation, lupus, vitiligo, and more. It does feature SPF 30 to protect skin and is safe for those with sensitive skin. Cover Creme says it will never feel cakey or masky, but provide a full coverage with a natural finish. It’s even been proven to help stregthen and repair the surface of skin.
Review Thoughts: Dermablend Cover Creme Foundation
Right off the bat, I’m not loving this product. Dermablend gives a lot of steps on how to apply it. First, you warm up the product with your fingers before applying to skin. Then, you build coverage by tapping additional product overtop of the initial later. Lastly, you apply setting powder, leaving it on for two minutes before buffing it off. I followed these instructions, using a sponge to blend/tap the product into my skin. It wasn’t the easiest to blend in either. I felt like I had to use more pressure than I liked when tapping it in. I don’t have Dermablend’s setting powder in my collection, so I used my trusty Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Powder. After the two minute, I buffed the powder away and I was left with an immediate matte finish that looked dry.
But, did it wear well?
It was also hard to layer other products over top. I felt like my contour, blush, bronzer all sort of just disappeared and I had to apply more than usual to even get them to show up. I didn’t like that my skin looked dry and mask like since Dermablend claimed Cover Creme not to do that. Throughout a day of wear, I found this cream foundation to settle in my lines and accentuate my pores, texture, and dryness. It did feel heavier on the skin, contributing to that mask like look. I gotta say, I don’t love this Dermablend foundation. I didn’t get the coverage or performance that was promised of Cover Creme.
Quick Rating Rundown
How It Compares: This Dermablend foundation is not my favorite.
Unfortunately, this foundation did not live up to its claims. Cover Creme promised to be full coverage without being cakey or masky. But, the medium coverage I achieved felt heavy and looked dry on my skin. It settled into fine lines and texture and by the end of the day looked as if it was cracking. Though I didn’t use their recommended powder, I did set Cover Creme following their method and don’t think it helped it last any longer. To be honest, I preferred the look of Cover Creme without a powder.
If you’re looking for a cream foundation, I’d skip this one. It just doesn’t live up to it’s claims and I don’t see how it would be able to cover what it claims when I barely got a medium coverage out of it. I was able to get much better coverage and performance from MAC Studio Fix Tech Cream to Powder Foundation (rated ****4.0).
Milabu Beauty Method: Dermablend’s method of application.
Dermablend doesn’t specify whether to use a brush or sponge, but I would recommend using a dense brush to blend and build coverage.
- Warm Cover Creme up with fingers by rubbing the product.
- Once warmed up, apply to skin.
- Build coverage by tapping additional product over the first layer.
- Set Cover Creme with a powder. Leave the powder on fo two minutes before buffing off. Dermablend recommends using their setting powder for best results and up to 16 hours of wear.
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Edited by Maddie