I was actually kind of impressed with this little stick. It took me a couple of techniques to figure out how to make it look naural, but now that I have the hang of it, I like it. It doesn't break out my insane skin, so that makes me want to kiss it. I put a streak on my face and blend out with my 190 brush, then go back over it with the 187. It's an extra step, but it helps.
Okay... I do like Benfit, BUT... their aim is not the ethnic people, it's for white people. That said, I'm of Asian background, and the undertones are too pink/not yellow enough. My mother is white, and this did look great on her... Just not me, though. But they are nice, as long as they match your skin. This stayed on for a good while on me (oily/normal) and my mother (dry/normal). They're $32, so definitly try them on *before* you buy them. (All over, as you would normaly wear your foundation, not just on your jaw line) One point off for lack of undertone variety, and another off for the price.
I purchased this product, along with "get even", "dandelion" and "benetint". I started using it on my T-zone and blended with a foundation brush. The next day, I broke out horribly and I still have red bumps all over my face. Beside the fact that it ruined my first day of class, it doesn't blend well and in a few hours it starts to cake up.
This is a good foundation which blends perfectly. I use this with a foundation brush for flawless coverage, and with my fingers for lighter coverage. At first, I was worried this broke me out. It has a very strong herbal smell, and I was immeadiately suspicious of it. However, I think the pimple I got after using the first time was just a fluke as I haven't had any problems since. I use Jax which is the lightest shade. It works well with my neutral skin tone, not too pink or yellow. However Benefit is a smaller line, and I can see how others could have problems finding the the right match with their limited selection. While I am happy with this foundation, I would probably not buy it again since Mac's stick foundation is a few dollars cheaper and doesn't have an annoying smell to it.
I bought this product after going from counter to counter looking for a foundation that would cover some of my imperfections and also for something that wouldn't look too cakey. I stumbled upon the playsticks and I have to admit I really like this foundation. It is not too heavy but covers well the redness of my face. I have rosacea and this actually does not irritate my skin or make it break out at all.I think it makes my face look dewy and for the most part it stays on all day long. (I only have somewhat of a problem when my nose gets too oily)Price wise I think it is a little pricey but I guess it's kinda worth it, this is my second time buying it. I love the faint smell of tea tree oil and the convenience of the tube. No spills or runny makeup. I am considering looking into other stick foundations that would be similar to this only because of the price of the playsticks.
i brought this as i was tired of having a million not so brilliant foundations and having to mix my own colors together.....i was brought this for xmas...but was able to use it on a night out this weekend..an i really love it...perfect coverage...excellant color...reallly natural and simply evens skin tone so nicely! :) its not a dewy foundation which i sometimes like..however it makes that up in so many different ways..i find its perfect if u use high beam on your cheekbones then a bronzer....gives a really nice look :)
i really recommend :)
I just got this today after reading the reviews on here. I love it!!! it immediatley has made my skin look flawless and it smells lovely aswell...definatley a brilliant foundation and concealer. The few zits that i have are covered and its nice to know that there are calming ingrediants in this foundation that could help clear your skin. sooooo good.
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!!!