NEEDS MORE YELLOW. Im a black woman who takes NC45 in Studio fix. I bought this on a whim after running out of my beloved Becca cream foundation which I will never again stray from.... This seemed to match upon first look but when i blended it into my skin it didnt have enough yellow. It has too much pink undertones.
thumbs down from a brown person..
I never wear makeup, but I'm in two weddings and figured it's necessary, so I went to find the most goof-proof products. After a good 45 mins at Sephora, I realized I kept coming back to the Benefit counter. Granted I'd already decided to get the Benetint (loooove it!) but after combing the store I still hadn't found a concealer/foundation I liked. I tried this, and totally fell for it. I bought the boi-ing concealer too, for days I don't want to wear a face full of foundation.
It's an easy foundation cream to powder stick. Very easy to use, very portable. I have pretty good skin, so I tried a very thin layer, and was so impressed! It covered what I wanted it to, but stayed sheer enough that my skin looked natural. I just did an at home peel and wanted the results to show through the foundation. Positively radiant!
Well, I've finally found 'my foundation'. The perfect combination of flawless coverage with a natural finish which never looks cakey or heavy! I just love it and the colour is absolutely perfect - the only thing I dobn't like is the price and how short its life span is - mine is finished in about 2 months!!!
At first I liked this foundation- it wasnt really a typical 'stick foundation' i.e heavy cakey and powdery. It's really creamy and glides on like buttercream, but for me there were a few things i didnt like. It's not really for oily skins- i have combo skin, but an oily t zone and although this fdtn looked perfect and glowing when i first put it on, within a few hours and me on the tube/getting to work etc I looked like an oil slick! Also this rubbed off really easily too, if i touched my face at all it would mess this foundation up....and i wasnt too keen on the wierd tea tree oil smell. The coverage was quite light and although i dont have any acne or very bad skin, i have some redness around my nose and a few blemishes and this didnt really cover anything up. The shades are really nice and natural too, i bought hide and seek which matched my yellow toned complexion although i prefer more beige toned shades rather than yellow...overall one of the better stick foundations but at £25 it's more expensive than chanel's foundations so i def would not re purchase.
I love this. I don't use foundation but if I need a little coverage or to even out my skin tone this is excellent. It's creme to powder so it isn't the best if you have dry skin. The packaging is great on this, very durable and expensive looking. The formula and the colors are great. I've never found a foundation stick that goes as well with my skin tone as this one.
Ew are you kidding me? After getting my eyebrows done at Benefit's Brow Bar one of the representatives tried play sticks on me and I was NOT impressed. I went home and washed it off immediately! I felt greasy and I looked like a greaseball upon application. They didn't even a color to match me! I'm Asian and Play Sticks did not have a strong enough yellow undertone so I ended up looking too white. The representative finished Play Sticks off with some powder but I still felt greasy and after half an hour I was incredibly shiny, especially in the forehead and nose area.
I really like this makeup since it is a foundation and concealer in one. It leaves my skin with a soft and even finish. I like how easy it is to control the amount of coverage with this makeup and it doesn't clog my pores like some other foundations I have used. I also really like the fact that it is in stick form; it makes application much easier. I use the Georgia Peach finishing powder with this product and I love the results! This has definitely become my foundation of choice.
I really dont like stick foundations that much anymore so maybe I'm a little biased in my review. This was a pretty nice foundation: gave medium coverage, a pretty decent colour match and was fairly long lasting but imo, this product is too expensive for being not so special. The finish is dare i say too natural? since it mattified my skin a bit too much. I didn't look masklike or dry at all but it kind of took away the natural glow.
My favorite foundation/concealer. I have acne scars and redness on my face. The play stick covers it all. It makes my face look natural and flawless. Plus it smells so good. I think it has green tea and chamomile in it. It has not caused me to break out. I highly recommend this product. In fact I'm going back for another one. One for home and one for my purse.
I'm half Asian, half caucasian; I have olive skin color that's on the oily side; I have some redness due to some scarring from acne and require a foundation that has good coverage. I thought I would be the last candidate to use this product because of my skin type. Boy, was I wrong. It is very lightweight, it doesn't clog my pores and dries to a matte finish. The coverage is amazing and I don't have to use very much to get the coverage I need. Although the Play Stick goes on smoothly and blends well, I get the best results when I use Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer before I apply it. Right now I'm using the color "Paperdolls" because I haven't started tanning my face yet (with self-tanner of course!) and it blends well with my natural skin tone. The jury is still out on the darker colors - I don't know if they will blend well with darker skin or look orangey. I don't know how I lived without this foundation for so long!