I was somewhat hesitant to drop the $9 on it because I have not had much luck with stick foundations in the past...but, after seeing a few reviews on youtube, I thought it might be worth a try. I am glad that I did because, overall, I like this foundation. It is a lot creamier than any other stick foundation I have tried. It glides on smoothly and it very easy to blend--I used the Real Techniques Face Brush and ended up with medium coverage. I think a damp sponge or Beauty Blender would work well for more sheer coverage.
I actually bought it in 2 different shades: SF1 and SF4. I use the lighter shade on the center of my face and use the darker shade for contouring. Being in stick-form, It's really easy to apply each shade exactly where I want it.
The only downsides about this formula is that it tends to cling-on to dry or flaky areas making them more obvious. I have combination skin that tends to be more on the dry side so this is somewhat problematic on days that I don't exfoliate. It is also not very long lasting...it is easy to touch up if needed though.
It has a dewy finish...and it is a oil-based product so if you have really oily skin, this may not be for you.
When i first bought this, I really enjoyed it. I bought it in SF4 which is a perfect match for my NC35 Asian skin. The texture is very creamy. It easily glides on and quickly warms up to melt into your skin. I usually blend this out with my fingers and it works fine for me that way. I've also used this with a Beauty Blender sponge which works really well if you want to build up the foundation. I would say coverage can range from very light to almost full. It takes a little effort to build it to a higher coverage. Getting it to cover my light acne scars, light freckles, and light redness is easy, however severe scars, darker freckles, under eye circles may be difficult and will most likely require a concealer. This foundation, like many other cream foundations, NEEDS a setting powder. My skin is normal in terms of oiliness, so a light amount of powder is enough to keep my foundation on for my day at school (about 8 hrs). If you are more oily, you might need to set it with more powder. You also might need to touch-up throughout the day. I don't really recommend it for you... Anyway, after a week of using it I noticed that my skin was really breaking out. At first I thought it was just hormones. Then I realized that it actually could be this foundation. I'm still not sure if this really was the cause of by breakout. However, don't let this discourage you from trying it. I'm a teenager and my hormones make my skin SO jacked up. I breakout from so many different things. Just because this could have broke me out, doesn't mean it would for you. Either way, this is a gorgeous product. I really wish that i could use this. I'll probably try it again after I clear up. If it is the cause I would not repurchase it , but if isn't I'll definitely buy it again!
I really don't know who this product is designed for. I have pretty dry, mostly clear skin and a lot of reviews made me think that this would be great for me. The only thing I really want from a foundation is creamy light coverage that can even out my complexion just enough to make my skin look its healthiest. (I also like for it to help conceal the shadow of some very unwanted facial hair, but most foundations, even this one, manage that pretty well when properly applied.)
I love yellow based foundations because they're the most effective at neutralizing the redness in my skin, and though the lightest shade was so yellow in the tube I didn't think there was any way it could look good, I was wrong. The color is wonderful for fair ladies who need or prefer yellow shades! It gets some points for that.
Unfortunately, that's the only good thing I can say about it. The texture is curiously scabby on the skin, and when worked with brushes it mostly just goes patchy and disappears into my pores. I don't even have a problem with large pores! When very heavily applied and worked with my all powerful Beauty Blender, I was able to get a better look, but still not nice enough that I'd want to wear it again.
This shit was not cheap for drugstore foundation. I know that wonderful stick foundation formulas exist and I know they're often very inexpensive to produce, so for this product to be so embarrassing legitimately offends me as a consumer. I hope they reformulate it, because I'd love to have a readily available stick foundation in such a great shade, but until that happens SKIP THIS.
I feel like this product would be good for a person with great skin and no blotchiness, blemishes, or under-eye circles ... Basically, someone with no need to actually wear foundation. In short, I found that it provides only a sheer cover and hint of yellow-tinted color. There's also too much slippery-yet-dry-feeling base (isononyl isononanoate) for my taste, and not enough actual pigment to provide coverage. Granted, though my skin is fairly cooperative, I do like full-coverage foundation. (I had really hoped that this would be a nice replacement for my beloved, long-lost Max Factor PanStik.) Two things that are nice about this product are its stick form and silky application. The search continues.
This foundation stick is the only foundation that matches me perfectly of all the drugstore foundations I've been using. Because most face products of Flower Cosmetics are yellow base it is GREAT for Asians like myself. I love the finish of this foundation stick although the lasting power is not that great. I still love how it blends so nicely with my Sigma F80 brush. With a little setting powder and I'm good to go. It will be a great foundation for the summer!
I do really like this foundation and its my first stick foundation. Fist of iwant t say the Flower line has a great color select for the fair skinned like myself which I love. I have this foundation in sf1. The pros are is it glides on like a dream ! It makes your face look so smooth !!!! I will say that you have to set this foundation or it will transfer like no tomorrow. The coverage is light to medium but not buildable. The cons are the packaging isn't to great the cap broke on me very quickly out of the blue. I think this foundation is great for someone who likes to set foundation. My skin is dry so I don't like to use much powder at all and having to set this is a big draw back for me. Plus I like a little more coverage. besides that its a great product just not what I reach for everyday.
I have normal/combination skin and this works well for light/medium natural coverage. I applied this with both the Beauty Blender and my Real Techniques brush, and the brush works best IMO. I only applied to the areas where I wanted coverage, and set with a powder. I had no problems with oxidation or separation throughout the day. If you have acne or very oily skin, this may not be for you. I like that its an easy product to use on the go, for a natural finish.
Right now I'm leaving this a 3.
I barely tried the product but I was actually angry about the packaging. I twisted up the stick just to see how much you get with this. By the way it's very little. But in doing so the stick snapped off and came out of the packaging. Kinda frustrating.
So far I like the product and it seems like it'd be a good over all product for the face (as a foundation & light concealer). It's the lack of product and breakage that has me on the fence.
3/24/13 update: I have since stopped using this. It's okay for a quick fix but I have other products I'd rather use. continued >>
I have dry nature skin. This product went on smooth and gave great coverage. I have never had a product match my skin so perfectly. It has a yellow tone which helps with my uneven skin. This product looks good on my skin from morning until evening!
Overall, this product has a pretty decent texture (easily blended, creamy) and is very convenient for touch ups. Unfortunately it just didn't work for me since it doesn't have much lasting power, even with powder. It also doesn't seem very buildable and looked cakey when I tried building up coverage around my nose.
That said, I do think the color range is good--I bought it in the lightest shade (SF1) and found it was a good match, particularly since it has strong yellow tones which help cancel out redness.