When I think of Vichy I always imagine flawless skin, perfectly concealed areas and an even complexion. So, when I first saw this Vichy Dermablend Fixateur poudre* (setting powder us non-french folk) I had very high hopes. Unlike other setting powders I use, the Vichy Dermablend is a white loose powder that can be gently patted into the skin using the super soft puff provided.
Vichy Dermablend setting powder boasts a whopping 16hours of holding and enhancing your makeup, and whilst I cannot vouch for 16 hours I can certainly say that this product helps to keep your makeup in place, prevent oil build up throughout the day and keep your makeup looking 'together'. It's also worth noting that this powder contains SPF30 - so bare this in mind if you're likely to go somewhere with flash photography! The powder doesn't affect the shade of your foundation, yet it provides a smoothing, translucent layer which almost blurs out your foundation to give a naturally flawless effect - yet it still feels lightweight.
In terms of application it's pretty simple, tip a little out of the container into the lid (saves any mess) and just use the puff provided to gently tap onto the skin. You could also use a large fluffy powder brush and gently brush the skin with powder, but you really don't need too much at all. The powder retails for around £17 but is currently available from Escentual for £11!
*PR sample, all views my own as always :)