No, i have not taken to writing Agatha Christie mystery novels ,and yes i am still very much a beauty blogger. However, over the past 6 months i have been a bit of a Nancy Drew and tried to unlock a rather intriguing make up mystery. See, it all started 6 months back at my cousins wedding. Those of you who read my post about that here would know that i had my makeup done from a Lakme parlour. Now, i generally have good skin but at that time, because of the late nights , the alcohol, the excess food not only did i have dull sallow skin with crater sized dark circles but for the first time in my life i was breaking out pretty badly.
Anyway, so the MUA applied a certain on my face – first as concealer, then mixed it with water and used it as a foundation. The result: My skin looked like porcelain, and it stayed the same way till 5 a.m the next morning (These indian weddings and their crazy fera timings). I am not kidding when i say that this product had such heavy coverage and gave such a flawless finish that my skin looked like i had swallowed a light bulb and was emanating a glow from within. Anyway, i had no idea what the product was since i had my eyes closed and since then i have been trying to figure out what she put on my face. The parlour in question is not in delhi , so i couldnt just go and ask the MUA , neither was she using it straight from the bottle so i couldnt exactly recognise it if i saw it in a store.
But one day, i was at a local Lakme parlour and i happened to mention my problem. Well, the Lakme girl called up all the Lakme parlours of that city and then we hit gold. I spoke to the MUA who did my makeup and she introduced me to my mystery product- Kryolan Dermacolor Camoulage Creme Foundation
Swatches and finish:
So, this is a very heavy duty product. Its used by professional MUA’s who want to hide things like scars or abnormalities- so you can imagine how heavy the coverage is. The great thing is that it doesnt feel or look cakey or heavy at all. I wouldnt go as far as to say that its a light weightless foundation because it isnt, but its definitely not cakey or artificial- it blends into skin like a dream and gives a finish in which doesnt look like yv got anything on. Click here for my pictures of me with the creme on as concealer and foundation both.
Shades: There are close to 90 shades available ..yes girls 90!! And , you can mix together two of the colours to get the colour you want
Where to buy it /price: As far as i know, in India this is available in Mumbai. Dont know about the price. But you can log on to the Kryolan India website and ask for availability in your city
What Kryolan Claims
“DC Camouflage Cream is an especially highly pigmented make-up which is designed to correct and cover skin disfigurements, discolorations and tattoos. DC Camouflage Cream is especially suitable for face and neck. DC Camouflage could last even under extreme conditions like swimming, heat and physical strain. Dermacolor Camouflage Cream is available in an extensive range of shades and those are intermixable which gives the make-up a natural appearance when applied correctly”