So recently I’ve seen a lot of rave about the new Makeup Revolution Fast Base Foundation Stick. I was a bit apprehensive because I’ve never used a non-liquid foundation before and didn’t really know what to expect but i thought it was worth a try because with problematic skin, I’m always looking for a new full coverage foundation.
So firstly, i looked at what colour would suit me most and because i am extremely pale, i went with shade 2 which had pink undertones. When i put it on i was really surprised at how well the colour matched, normally i am terrible when trying to pick colours and i usually forget that i am really pale and pick a colour a few shades too dark so i was quite happy to begin with. I used a beauty blender because i feel that it usually gives the best finish and helps my skin look flawless (which it is definitely not) and in this case i quite liked how easy it blended into my skin, i didn’t expect that from a stick foundation. However, these were the only good points i found with the product.
Once i had actually finished blending i wanted to take it all off straight away. The makeup sunk into my skin and you could see every pore and every bit of dry skin i had, it almost highlighted my flaws. It also made my skin look really oily, i know a lot of people go for the dewy look and normally i don’t but i can appreciate it, however this wasn’t dewy, this was greasy. Furthermore, the redness around my nose area was not covered in the slightest and for a full coverage foundation, this was disappointing.
Despite all this, i decided i would leave it on all day to see how it would last which was another downfall. It oxidized after being on my skin for a few minutes and it sunk into lines on my forehead (wrinkles i never knew i had as no other foundation had done this before) and did the same on my eyelids meaning my eye shadow disappeared. When i got home from town there was barely any makeup left on my nose and the rest of my face was an oily mess.
Maybe my experience wasn’t as great as everyone else’s because i have combination skin as well as redness and spots, however, i did not expect to be this disappointed when so many people praised this product. Honestly, i would not buy again and i would rate this product 4/10. Despite this, i do really rate the brand for bringing out 18 shades as it means everyone can try it, not only a select few.