Back To Basics: Classic Stick FoundationsTuesday, April 16, 2013
Stick foundations was relatively new in the market when I first started doing makeup in 2004, and I always opted for liquid foundation (First of all, it looked cooler to have more bottles in your kit. Hee-hee). I first started using stick foundations when I started to travel for makeup gigs. I had to downsize my makeup kit, and transfer my liquid foundations to lightweight plastic dispensers.
Then years later, I had to move on to airbrushing to keep up with the times, and had long forgotten how much I loved stick foundations. Until recently.
|Fashion 21 Perfect Stick Cream Foundation, PhP 195.00/each|
I had a request from one of my subscribers on how to highlight and contour using cream foundation but ones that I had were all in pans. I wanted to show her how to apply using stick foundations which is basically the easiest to use. So I went to Fashion 21 in SM and went from counter to counter and tried on different brands until I found "the one". This is "the one".
The beauty consultant told me that it is their latest formulation (but not the newest), and it comes in 3 very versatile shades that would cover most (I didn't say all) Asian skin tones. I love that they are not pinkish.
I don't like cream to powder finishes, I think they look dry and very chalky, but this one glides on smoothly and sets very creamy and natural. Lasting power is very good, but I did get oily more than usual on my nose after about 3 hours of wear... But that's ok, that gives me an excuse to use my overly-stashed oil blotting papers! LOL
It has a lot of great qualities, coverage is full and can conceal imperfections easily. I think this foundation will be one of my staples in my pro kit for travel makeup jobs. I just wish they had more shades to choose from.
I would definitely recommend this product to women who are on a budget but would like quality cosmetics. I love that this formula is not too oily neither is it too dry. It has the perfect formulation. I can't wait to tell my workshop participants this Saturday about it!
The verdict? LOVE IT!
PRO TIP: Use it only on areas you need coverage and as thin as you possibly can apply it. Buff it in circular motions blending towards your hairline with a buffing brush. Set it with a sheer layer of loose powder, and the finish will be smooth and flawless.