I love this stick. Classic Ivory is a perfect match for my skin. I don't have oily skin so have not encountered the problems with melting foundation. I like the convenience of a stick so I can carry it in my makeup bag without worrying. All in all a great product. I hope they don't discontinue it like all the other makeup companies do with their stick formula.
I really wanted to like this product. I would like to start with some of the positives about this product. First, I found a perfect color match in the 110 shade. It is perfect for my pale, pink-undertone skin. Second, this foundation is very portable and incredibly easy to use and to blend. Third, due to the ease of application and blending, this foundation does look natural on my skin. However, I found this product to be very drying and after a few days of use, I started to notice that it emphasized the dryness of my skin that it had created while I was wearing it. It also starts to make my face itchy after a few hours of wearing it. I would not recommend using this product if you have sensitive skin like I do.
I purchased this in Cappuccino (my real color), Coconut (contour) and Sun Beige (light contour). I liked the consistency as it didn't feel like I was smearing wax on my face ( like black opal's fdtn stick) but the lasting power was a joke. Around my nose and eyes the foundation would literally melt off after 4+ hours. I hate using powder & foundation for daily use but with this I usually dusted some translucent powder on my face which didn't seem to help. The coverage was light as I still had to use my concealer with it.
It is super quick & easy to put on, but unfortunately after a week of use I noticed little bumps on my cheeks & forehead. Not zits, but just what looked like irritation bumps (I have sensitive skin btw). When I washed my face at night & woke in the morning they weren't there, the bumps would only reappear after using this. I threw out the receipt so I'll be handing this off to a friend.
I am an acne mess after this stuff. I am very very very acne prone but I never expected this to cause my skin to be so inflamed. After a good few months of amazing skin I am back to my pubescent skin woes :( and I am having to use my most extreme acne treatments again. Also this is the only new product in my arsenal so I can't blame this awful skin I have on anything else.
So I purchased this sticks after seeing a contouring tutorial on YT, so I got two shades: 230 & 355. I usethe first one all over the face and then 355 to contour, and it's such a great duo!
It's pretty much a medium coverage, but can be built up to the full, if that's what you need.
It great to use in the mornings, as it just takes no time to apply/buff it in, and the price is also pretty affordable if you run out. Lasts all day on me, but that is because my skin is just like that and I use translucent powder/finishing spray so I can't really tell how it lasts without little help. To sum up, it's my favourite drugstore stick foundation, and I will definately repurchase, especially the darkest shade for creating seemless contour for the day!
When I originally tried this for the first time I didn't really care for it. Im not sure if it was the packaging or the product itself but it had to kinda grow on me.
overall, I did end up liking it as I have oily skin and this is awesome as far as keeping shine away. I rubbed the product on and added more product to my "problem" areas (acne scars) and then used my sigma f80 and it gave a flawless look that lasted me 8 hrs! Great item and I like it, but the packaging isn't the greatest. I guess I expected more for the price you pay, and who wants to scrape out product from a tube just to get the remaining? I surely don't- that's why I marked off a Lippie. I have two of these and seeing that I like to test many foundations and concealers I don't think I'll be repurchasing- two is more than enough for me.
I loved this foundation for everyday use. It's super easy and quick to put on and the color match was great for me. However, this does not look good on dry patches (which I rarely get anyways). It does not keep you matte all day if you have very oily skin, but does a decent job for a couple hours. I would say it is a light coverage foundation as I still need to use some concealer after applying it. It feels pretty lightweight on the face. This was the first foundation that I used up entirely (note: all my other foundations have high coverage and this is better for me for daily use). NOTE: When it appears you have run out of product because the stick will not twist up anymore, think again. There is a ton of product left if you dig it out with a knife or something of that sort. That is why I gave a low rating on packaging.
I wanted to like this but I think it's just a bad formula plus flimsy packaging to boot. I loved the Fit Me liquid foundation formula plus the concealer.I have combo skin and this gets flaky and greasy and for some reason. Also it never looks natural.
I have this in #220, which almost matches my NC25-30 skin. I thought since it is a stick foundation, which generally have more coverage, it would have better coverage too, but it's very light and you really can't build it up otherwise it looks cakey and like chalk on my face. Flakes off in about 2 hours.Too drying to use around eyes. Feels like I'm wearing a mask despite the light coverage.
I can't say much about how long it lasts because I trialled it over a period of 1 week and each day I put it on I could not make it work and really just wanted to wash it off. It makes me look too corpse-like.
Would not repurchase.
UPDATE - I added another lippie because on days when my skin is more oily and I don't need much coverage, I can just swipe this on and it looks fine. Not the worst but not the best. Would recommend only if you have truly oily skin with no dryness.
I bought this thinking it was a concelar along with the luquid form of this. I later found out it was a foundation haha I did not like ethier of them to me honest. At first this was eh but I would NOT ever reccomend this for people with dry skin. It stared out okay for me as it has a creamy consistancy and applied and blended well for me. Although the more i blended, the more it flaked off and it really made a point of where my dry skin was. It wasnt horrible but I would not re-purchase and it was Ã waste of money for me and sits in my makeup bag. For me it also didnt last that long or gave full coverage. Nothing good here. Maybeline should stick to their mascaras
I am happy that I found a shine free foundation. For oily skin, it does well without putting greese on my face. I hated the packaging but the foundation it ok so I can't out this product too much.
I won't repurchase because it is nothing special but I can't say its a bad product