June 12, 2012

Dermablend Quick Fix Concealer Review & Swatches

Dermablend Quick Fix Concealer might be the one.

I’ve found numerous HG (holy grail) concealers that I love and use daily but I always secretly hope I don’t find “the one” so I can keep buying new concealers to try. I’m slightly addicted to them.

But…

I think I can finally hang my hat up because Dermablend Quick Fix Concealer might just the one concealer to rule them all. This is seriously good stuff and let me tell you a SPF 30 in the mix makes it not too shabby at all.

I commonly associate Dermablend with birthmarks, scars, tattoos, etc…. I’ve always felt like its the type of makeup that someone who needs major coverage would migrate to. Indeed, that’s exactly what it is marketed to as well. It’s a super pigmented makeup for people that want to hide perhaps birthmarks on their face or body or perhaps hardcore tattoos, etc…

I don’t feel like I fall into their demographic as I don’t have any ink and I don’t have any major issues that need covering.

I decided to indulge in Dermablend Quick Fix Concealer because it was sitting innocently on a shelf at my local Harmons Drugstore. It gave off a little beacon of light and I shrugged to myself and decided, “What the hell?” If it was overkill in the pigment department I could just return it right?

One of the most impressive things about the concealer is the fact that it contains SPF 30. I wish more of my eye products contained sun protection!

Well, count me impressed.

This is very lightweight for something with this much pigment and has an easy to blend formula with proper prepping and priming. I thought it would be crazy dry but not the case at all. Granted, it isn’t the creamiest most hydrating concealer in my arsenal but it isn’t dry or drying either. The texture has a decent creamy feel that smooths on nicely and blends out easily enough. The best part is obviously the crazy amount of coverage it offers. Dark circles and tired eyes be gone. This creates a smoother, brighter, more awake eye with a quick swipe and blend. Dare I say it’s comparable to Cle de Peau Concealer? And this is a mere $23!

On top of a lightweight, flawless finish it also has a fairly long wear that will last through your day without creasing or fading. I applied it with my trusty E.L.F. Studio Concealer Brush and it wore for 14 hours straight on Saturday without a hiccup! I was inside, outside, running here, running there and my concealer looked as fresh as the original application!

Overall, those suffering from super dark circles (or other issues on their face), fine lines, puffiness, or just general tired eyes that need something super strong to conceal these issues I’d highly recommend checking this concealer out. If you have deeper set lines, less than smooth skin under your eyes, etc..it probably won’t be the friendliest formula for your problems. However, those with fine lines and a smoother under eye area shouldn’t have issues. I do recommend prepping well prior to application for the smoothest and easiest blend with this.

This was a winner for me.

Liked it a lot and so much cheaper than Cle de Peau Concealer.

I got mine at Harmons but you can purchase at Ulta as well I believe or online at www.dermablend.com

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About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Sarah

    Wow you have got my amped to try this one out. I have pretty dark under eye circles.

  • Lulubelle

    I think Dermablend gets pigeonholed (scars, tattoos, etc.), but I’ve got to say their Smooth Indulgence is my favorite liquid foundation. I’ve migrated to using a BB with powder for the summer, but I’ll go back to Dermablend in the winter.

    • the Muse

      I think I grouped it into that pigeonhole myself…! Just seems like something you’d reach for if you really need SUPER coverage. This surprised me!

  • Sung

    I would appreciate suggestions on how to prime and prep before applying this? I am so clueless…

    • the Muse

      a good hydrating eye cream sung and a bit of prime, something slippery with ‘cones.

  • Ashley

    Muse, I love how you reply to most comments.
    Alas I’m going to imats so I won’t be able to indulge soon. However I am on a foundation kick. I just purchased my 4rd foundation in 3 months :s. I got the tarte foundation with the brush on QVC with easy pay yesterday :p. What’s your opinion on it?

    • the Muse

      I TRY too ashley ;-D sometimes I screw up hehe! yay have fun at imats girl! great foundation, I reviewed it a few months ago ;-D lovely stuff…!!!!!!!!!!

  • Wonderland

    I have this concealer in tan and it works so good! I love it for blemishes.

    • the Muse

      ugh duh! sorry eva, believe this is called natural beige! πŸ™‚

      • eva

        thank you for the reply on your shade! definitely wanted to check this out but there’s 8 color options from ulta and that’s way too many for me!! haha!

  • Lexi

    Oooh! That looks fantastic, thanks for the tip. Currently, I use Cle de Peau and/or Erase Paste. Have left a trail of disappointing under eye concealers in my wake. Will definitely have to check this out!

    Signed,
    -A fellow concealer junkie πŸ™‚

  • Dee

    I just picked this up at ultra the other day, and I usually have troubles with concealer for my acne prone NC15 skin. yep. D:

    Just wanted to say, this is so far, my most favorite concealer. Covers spots and redness so well. I bought the color, ivory. very light with yellowish undertone.

  • Ruthless

    Dermablend kicks ass. I use the translucent setting powder as a much cheaper alternative to MUFE. It’s not quite as fine, but it is better for oily skin and it’s less expensive (and you get more product) than the HD powder.

  • Larie

    Oooh! This sounds like it’s a winner! I have panda eyes, hahaha.

  • amy

    You had me at SPF 30, LOL. Seriously, so many women don’t think about *preventing* damage around the eye area, relying on eye creams to “fix” it, and so many cosmetic companies leave this out of undereye concealers, or they put in SPF 6 (I guess so they can sell those expensive eye creams). I’ve seen the display at CVS, but never really bothered to check it out-until now. Thank you.

    • the Muse

      agreed amy plus it’s so hard to find concealer or eye cream with decent spf in it! so this is incredibly nice! ;-D my pleasure good luck! Hope you let me know if you tried it and what you think!

  • artemis

    sounds like the dream :/ i don’t even know if i can find it in my country πŸ™ bet it would be expensive. sad…i got very dark circles and pale skin..

  • Cindy Ramirez

    Music to my little ears, I’ll take your word for it and indulge. :]

  • charlotte

    I can verify that the Smooth Indulgence concealer does NOT play well with mature eyes. It looked amazing when I first put it on.. but a couple hours later it was horrible, emphasized every line (and my eyes are not that bad), I swear it made some on it’s own. It was so bad my daughter asked me what was wrong with my eyes. I was very glad they were out of my shade and sent me home with a sample because I definitely would have had to return it.

  • Patricia

    Hi Muse! I love your site and this was a PERFECT post … I’m in Montreal right now & down to my last 1/4 inch of cle de peu concealer (01) that I picked up in Japan *must not hyperventilate*. Stopped by the JeanCoutu here and saw Vichy DermaBlend. Is it the same concealer?? I did not see Vichy DermaBlend on your concealer stick but it could be American marketing πŸ˜€

  • ALEJANDRA

    Hi Muse! I’ve been using this concealer for close to 10 years now and it is my fave but I was wanting to try the tarte shape tape do you find shape tape to be comparable to this?

    • ALEJANDRA

      Also I’m the color light in this concealer…would the light shape tape be the comparable to it?

    • Isabella Muse

      I’m not really sure. I have two shades of Shape Tape but neither match this one, I’m not sure about other shades, I haven’t swatched all the Tarte ones.

  • Janice Fluhr

    I am looking to cover spider veins on my legs and a few age spots on my face. Someone recommended these products. I would appreciate your input as to which of these concealer from these companies would do the trick………..
    cinema secrets…..temptu……..mehron………..dermablend

    • Isabella Muse

      I’m not sure, I’ve never used this product on my legs. So not sure on the coverage for that area! Sorry!