It surprises me that more people are not using this product. I originally bought this on the recommendation of a Sephora SA to replace the discontinued Iman stick. This is lighter and gives better coverage. I had stopped using it for a while because the smell is very strong (which is why it gets 4 Overall instead of 5). But I tried it again a few days ago (for the first time using a brush, even), and almost kicked myself wondering why I had stopped. Since the Iman stick was discontinued, I've gone through several foundations -- check my reviews for proof -- trying to find as good a match. What was I thinking? My color is O20, pale and slightly yellow, and a dead-on match for my skin. The best thing about this foundation is the packaging: it travels well.
This stick foundation is amazing! I have combination skin, and my face gets a tiny bit oily at the end of the day. Like others said this makeup just literally MELTS into your skin and blends. When i use it and set it with a powder, most people are surprised to hear i wear foundation. They thought my skin was naturally flawless. (oh how i wish.) This is my HG foundation, lasts me about 5 to 6 months per stick. The application is super easy too, takes me about 2 minutes to apply with a foundation brush. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!
I like this product.
It melts into my skin and doesn't stick to the dry flakes around my nose and on my chin. I literally apply and rub in--with my fingers, within seconds. Easy! You DO need to set this product,though, with a translucent powder.
I would not recommend this for someone with oily skin as it is very rich and creamy. This is definitely more geared for dry skin.
Reasonably priced and great, natural coverage!
While I love this makeup, they have discontinued their darker shades. I used to wear an "080" but the highest they have now is "060". It is still ok, I love the stick application, it is easy, the undertones are great and when you first put it on it gives you a photofinish look, however under bright light it looks pretty cakey. That being said, if your skintone is really uneven it is a great product for that. It is also very pricey for a tube that lasts me maybe 2 weeks if i am lucky...the thing with this makeup is you have to reapply about 5 times a day...and it is ULTRA rub off...I barely touch my face sometimes and grab papers at work and they have makeup spots all over them! Bottom line, not for a natural look, but gives a great finish, I get many complements on my skin when i wear this and covers most flaws.
This is the BEST Stick foundation that i've ever tried!!it covers my pimples and acne scars perfectly and it literally melts into your skin!!!however, it is not as long-lasting as i had hoped for, but i can't stop loving it as it looks natural on my skin yet the coverage is good. Definately gonna get it again!!!!
I am a lover of stick foundations and i usually use Napoleon stick foundation but i was in myer and i thought what the hell... i will try something new. I have only used this a couple of times and the first time i used it was a at night and it seemed to look great- however i used it the following morning and i wasn't all that impressed, although it felt very light weight and the colour was relatively close to the colour i normally use i found that the coverage just wasn't what i wanted. I have a couple of pimples at the moment that haven't fully disapeared and it didn't cover them well enough. It does melt into the skin beautifully but usually stick foundations have buildable coverage, wheras i find with this one if i apply more to cover it looks to orange. Im not sure if it was just the primer i used- which tends to make the skin slippery if it hasn't soaked into the skin before make up application- but i always find with this particulair brand that the coverage is never what i anticipate it to be. I plan to mix it with abit of my napoleon to see if that will make a difference... i hope so because this is a little more than i usually pay for my foundation. If my skin was in it's usuall clear state i think this would be ok... it doesn't rub off onto everything which is good but overall it's average.
I didn't have high hopes for this product, but I wanted to try this anyway. It gives moderate coverage and it's relatively creamy and smooth. It isn't heavy feeling at all on the skin. The downfall? The price and the fact that i've used it for 2 weeks and have already used a big chunk of it, so I will have to replace it often. It also lasts much longer than my Everyday Minerals foundation.
Overall, I like this product a lot. I like to use a stick foundation as a concealer and no other foundation. This product gives nice moderate coverage and applies easily. The only downside is that it is not quite creamy enough for my somewhat dry skin.
Overall, I did like this product, but had to return it because it was irritating my skin (I think the fragrance was the culprit). I'm bummed because I really liked the texture. Although it was too heavy for all-over, it was great at giving extra coverage on areas that needed more help. I did find that it was a tad drying, especially on my nose.
A decent product, I really liked it's texture. It went on really nicely, although was not ideal for my dry skin. The color was also not right for me; the lightest shade is still too dark/yellowish for me. It also seemed to bring out bumps and imperfections in my skin, although it didn't particularly make me break out. Mainly, the color was off and if my skin was the slightest bit dry this made it ridiculously noticeable.