Quick-Fix

by Dermablend  
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$24 
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Category:
Makeup > Concealers & Highlighters > Stick Concealer
Last Updated:
3/11/2013
Jar Packaging:
No
Tested On Animals:
Yes

Quick-Fix is an oil-based, lipstick-style concealer with minimal slip. It provides intense coverage but will crease into lines around the eyes. Dermablend recommends this as a cover-up for acne, but using this thick, wax-based concoction over a blemish only proves that misery loves company. There are ten shades, and most are a far cry from realistic skin tones. Light, Beige, Ivory, Caramel, and Deep are the only shades worth considering, and then only if you have dry skin and need complete coverage.

The only reason to consider this line is if you have complexion issues that demand serious coverage. Skin care from Dermablend was clearly an afterthought, because what was produced is a barely passable lot that is easily replaced by products from other lines and in all price ranges. Dermablend is owned by L'Oreal, whose own makeup collection is far superior (though none of their foundations offer opaque coverage).

For more information on Dermablend, owned by L'Oreal, call 1-800-662-8011 or visit www.dermablend.com.

Dermablend Makeup

Dermablend is one of the original opaque makeup products designed to cover serious skin discolorations such as scars, birthmarks, and vitiligo. Their core products remain the pairing of Cover Creme followed by an application of Loose Setting Powder. The main problem with this system is that in exchange for hiding your flaws, the thick texture looks obvious and greasy on the skin. Even the before-and-after images published in Dermablend literature and on their Web site make it obvious that the subjects' skin is heavily made up.

Dermablend does not disappoint if you have something to hide, but in public (especially in daylight), it will be no secret to others that you're wearing heavy-duty makeup. The concept is well-meaning, but from a reviewer's standpoint, rating these products is a tough call; whether or not to use makeup to camouflage rather than to enhance skin is a personal decision. The need for this type of makeup is intertwined with potentially delicate self-esteem issues. However, if using such cosmetics to conceal what bothers you about your skin increases your self-esteem, I’m all for it. When it came to rating Dermablend’s products, we compared them directly to similar niche products rather than using the makeup-at-large approach we take with mainstream cosmetic lines. Dermablend is worth exploring if you can tolerate the unavoidable tradeoffs in exchange for concealing what's bothersome about your skin.

As for the ancillary products in this line, L'Oreal has not made much of a dent since acquiring Dermablend in late 2000. Their former, not-too-impressive Melasyn products are gone, and the newest items, which are less specialized than the core products mentioned above, don’t have much going for them to promote the brand to mass appeal status.

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  1. Ashley
    Reviewed on Sunday, March 17, 2013
    • Value
      2 / 4
    • Results
      2 / 4
    • Recommend
      2 / 4
    Isopropyl Palmitate
    • I am currently using Dermablend's Quick Fix and not sure if I should continue using it? I feel that the color is a good match, however I see Isopropyl Palmitate listed in the ingredients (one of the first ones) and know that ranks a "4" in pore clogging ingredients. I am looking to throw out all products that could possibly be contributing to me acne. You haven't mentioned anything in the review about the Isopropyl Palmitate? Being that all other ingred are "safe" should I throw it out?

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