This stick foundation sucks. Literally. I tried using it the first times I bought, but honestly, it did not work out for me at all. It's really, really cakey and layers on your face like a mask. It may be me, but this is one of the worst foundations I've been near. On the other side, I use it to cover up blemishes sometimes, but it won't last for that long.
I am just not impressed with this. When I buy a stick I expect heavy coverage and this one has light coverage and it looks like makeup on the skin. It does not stink like Max Factor stick but it hasnt got the same level of coverage. Just like all cream foundations, it feels icky sticky on the skin. I have tried nicer sticks, one of them being Loreals stick foundation which was more like cream to powder finish. would not buy again.
My skin is NC-10-15. I purchased my stick foundation in praline, which I feel is an amazing match. It has neutral/yellow undertones, and is the best color match I've found for my skin to date. I tested this out along with a bunch of other foundations, and found this was the only one that doesn't sit on the super fine hairs that are naturally on ones cheeks/face. I hated this at first because I was putting it on, and then blending it out with a sponge or brush. I found the best way for me to apply it is to dab it in the areas I want it (I do a few swipes on my face) and then blend it in with my fingers. The finish is so natural, and it really does make you glow. I was wearing this the other day and my sister said my skin looked really nice (which she never says). The only problem with this is that the coverage is pretty light (I don't get the matte full flawless look I get with revlon color stay), and it makes me shiny even when I set it with powder. Gorgeous foundation though, I hope Becca comes out with a liquid or cream foundation because the color range is amazing
Love this foundation stick! Great coverage, finish and color match. Great job Becca!
I love this, but for those who want a "made-up" look", I can understand why they would not be fans.
This is a foundation for those after a natural look; it enhances and perfects rather than disguising, and I just love it with the loose finishing powder.
The best way to get the perfect colour would be to get it matched instore, and the range of colours really does mean that there's something for most skin tones.
Becca stick foundation is one of my favorites. I was soo upset when they stopped selling it in Sephora. I love the texture of the foundation itself..it provides excellent coverage..has avocado oils in it..and spf so it protects the skin while you wear it. Another big benefit..the reason I keep using Becca--many of the pigments have a yellow/neutral base..which I love--yellow undertones are very flattering to my skintone.
I have some sun spots on my cheeks so the SPF in this is wonderful for me. I apply this directly to my face, blend out with a damp sponge (thank you Goss MUA) and then powder over it. This makes my skin look flawless and lasts all day. The coverage is great and it really improves the texture of my skin. Most importantly, this never ever breaks me out. Big love for this one.
I have been using this in the shade 'Sherbert' which is for cool toned fair skin. The coverage is quite good however it can be difficult to blend in as it is very thick. I normally use my fingers to warm it up and then a flat top kabuki (sigma f80) to blend and buff it in a bit more. I find it still sits on top of my skin and accentuates any flakes or small hairs but still manages to transfer off my T-zone.
Would not repurchase.
I have been using this in the shade 'Sherbert' which is for cool toned fair skin. The coverage is quite good however it can be difficult to blend in as it is quite thick. I normally use my fingers to warm it up and then a flat top kabuki (sigma f80) to blend and buff it in a bit more.
It was a decent colour match which is a challenge for me, but probably not something I'd wear in winter. With the mineral foundation of the same brand (shade 'Beloved') applied over the top, I'm shiny by the end of the day but still covered.
I have tried numerous foundations in the past and pretty much hated them all. I can't stand the feel of most foundations, they feel heavy and always look like I'm wearing foundation (cakey, heavy, or flat). I've tried powder, cream, and liquid with no luck.
Until I tried this. It is the first foundation where I've found a perfect color match. And it's doesn't feel heavy or look cakey! So I thought for sure it would break me out since I figured I couldn't get lucky enough to find a foundation that actually works for me but...no break outs! I have tried this alone, on top of sunscreen, with my Clinique City Block spf 25, Becca LSP, and alone but set with powder. Each way worked beautifully. I have found that it works better when applied with fingers since the warmth of my fingers helps the products to melt into my skin better and it blends easier. Also, when using it with something like the Clinique or the Becca LSP, I put the stick foundation on first, don't blend it in, then apply one of the liquids on my entire face & blend in. Works great!
I like how I can reapply the stick foundation later in the day if needed and it still won't look cakey. It also works great as an undereye concealer or blemish concealer.
When removing, I just use my Mac oil cleanser followed by a foaming cleanser and it removes it all.
You need very little so even though it's pricey, it will last a long time. I've had mine for a couple months and have barely made a dent. This will probably last me a about 1.5-2yrs easily.
I normally wear Nw15 (though I'm more neutral and can probably wear NC20 and I wear Praline. continued >>