I’ve often avoided foundation sticks, thinking that they wouldn’t blend well on my dry skin. But I decided to give a couple ago recently and well, I’m quite impressed. I have tried out the L’Oreal Infallible foundation stick and the new Makeup Revolution stick, both highstreet, super affordable and decent results.
There is a great shade range with the Makeup Revolution product, although their popularity has meant it’s been hard to get hold of one in recent weeks! I tested a couple out and settled for shade F4 which is described for ‘light skin tones, with a neutral undertone’. The stick costs an unbeatable £5 and comes in nude and copper packaging. I found it blended well with both a brush and beauty sponge, I always prefer using a sponge so was happy that they worked well together. The foundation dried down well without clinging to dry patches, and didn’t go patchy when I applied products on top. Staying power wasn’t amazing, but for £5 I really don’t think you can go wrong.
The L’Oreal product felt completely different. I chose shade 102, Rose Vanilla, as that’s my shade in the True Match foundation, so I assumed it would be the same. This foundation applies and blends like a dream, however, it doesn’t seem to dry down and stays quite tacky without powder. I don’t usually use a setting powder because of my dry skin, but I found this foundation really needed it to prevent transfer. But other than that it’s a lovely product, and at £8.99 isn’t too bad on your purse either.
What I love about these foundation sticks is that they’re great for travel. I’m going away this weekend and with only hand luggage available for the flight, space and liquids are limited so one of these will be the perfect edition to my makeup bag for a couple of days away. Am I tempted to try a high end foundation stick? Maybe, although I have found that all my favourite products in my collection are from the highstreet, so it might not be worth the money. We’ll see! What foundation sticks are your favourite? Let me know in the comments below.