I purchased this as a foundation after having read many glowing reviews. I have quite red skin which is oily and easily irritated. I wanted something long lasting that would cover the redness and look natural.
I only used this as a foundation for a short while as I found that it did not give me the natural look I was hoping for. However, I have recently dug it out of my make-up bag again and found that it works wonders as a concealer. It covers really well and last. The trick is to apply it with a brush. I found applying it straight from the tube gave too much product and a sponge was tricky to use.
The packaging is also very convenient for carrying around. One small complaint is that the actual stick of foundation has become detatched from the bottom of the packaging and so needs to be handled carefully in case it falls out.
Bottom line - if you can get away with not wearing much make-up then it could be used as a foundation. If you need more (like me) then it makes a great concealer and can be used over most foundations for a natural long lasting look (which is great at covering redness).
One tip - the product is quite dense and so proper colour matching is a must. The Benefit girls are very helpful, but be sure to try it out in natural light to just to make sure!
I'm on the fence about this. I don't love it or hate it. I still use it, but not very often. It's good but not great. (Okay, I realize none of that helps.) Well, the good things are that it's a breeze to apply and blend, covers well and Paper Dolls matches my skintone perfectly. I don't *think* it breaks me out. It doesn't seem to oxidize later in the day, but it does need setting powder because it tends to turn shiny in my T-Zone really fast. That's also it's downside; even when powdered it doesn't seem to last very long. It's a few hours tops before it slides around my face in places, I rub it off or shine breaks through, which is odd because it's a fairly thick foundation, but very emollient at the same time (more so than the L'Oreal Quickstick I used to use). I keep it around for lazy days because it doesn't take up much space and use it when my skin is drier (during fall and winter) because that's when it seems to work the best.
I really like this stick foundation! A SA tried it on me when I got suckered in to sitting down at the BeneFit counter and I couldn't believe how soft and silky it went on. I used to use Becca's stick foundation (which I DO like only b/c of the SPF 30) and this one is SOOO much easier to apply, so much smoother. I love how it covers my freckles and sun spots and doesn't break me out. It feels like heaven when I apply it every morning! I think it is a great product and will definitely repurchase!
i love this product. it covers my freckles very well. as for the price, it IS expensive but if it can cover my freckles then its worth it!
This is a pretty awful foundation. I love stick foundations, and the shade I have, Hide 'N Seek, is a great match. However this stuff turned instantly greasy on my skin, and I have a feeling it breaks me out whenever I use it. Oh well, not like I expect much from BeneFit anyway....
This is convenient but unfortunately I almost never use it! For me a nice liquid foundation is all I needed. beacuse of the stick form, it's kind of heavy and greasy, more like a concealer. I like a light foundation and a cover-it-all concealer. By the way, I have bought so many stick makeup, bobbi brown, arden,.. all very similar, not for someone who likes sheer foundations.
I fell in love with this product the instant the MA tried it on my skin! It didnt feel like i was wearing anything, yet it covered all my flaws. I thought I found the perfect foundation and then 2 hours later I started feeling dry patches on my cheeks and forehead. I felt like a PRUNE!!! I never had this problem with any product I've used. Before this I used MAC moisture blend NC37 ( and i also use studio fix C4)which I will have to go back to now. Its sad because i expected so much more since its a concealer, creme foundation, and turns to powder foundation all in one. I love the idea but sadly it doesnt work for me. As for the price of $32 I think its too much for a stick of foundation. I will not buy this product again.
this product is absolutely wonderfull!!! I use it as a concealer/cover up everyday, sometimes reapplying and it works wonders!! It covers up my pores without causing breakouts and gives me a flawless coverage. Since I only use it on certain areas, it really lasts too. My sister and I both use it and one tube usually lasts at least 9 months if not more. For around $30 and lastin nearly a year, I think it's a great buy :)
I'm asian, and have white skin. I think this product was great. I gave it only 4 lippies b/c I'm still in the search. I haven't tried a lot of foundations like the mu gals here. Still I think this was great since I have oily/combination skin and did not get me oily with or w/o powder. I use Nars powder btw. At first, i thought this was breaking me, but I guess it was my moisturizing lotion that was doing that( also a product from benefit.)
I use jax and spinthebottle. The colors are okay for me since I'm fairly white. One thing to remember about this product : you can apply it evenly with a foundation brush. I absolutely encourage those who don't use it to buy one. It really makes a difference when u apply the stuff.
It's a bit pricey, but I don't really care since its lasting me well.
I have this as a medium coverage foundation for when I want more coverage then my mmu but not as heavy as colorstay. Yeah, it's not cheap, but I've had a tube last me a year with me using it more days. Applying with a foundation brush helps alot. I do have acne-prone/oily skin but I never felt that the playstick made my skin any worse. I just use blotting sheets/pressed powder throughout the day, but I do that with every foundie, I can't help it! When I tan I'm a tea party but for now I'm a spin the bottle. I'll prolly buy again but that won't be for a long time.