I was reluctant to try this after I was disappointed with a stick foundation in the past. I had tried the Prescriptives Anywhere stick foundation and found it to be very cakey! It looked awful, but I didn't want to give up on stick foundation. I got this in a swap on here, and I love it so much. It's in Jump Rope, which looks dark when swatched on my hand, but it blends into my skin like a dream. I have dry skin, and this does not cake one bit like the Prescriptives stick did. That one actually looked like I was wearing tons of makeup, but this one looks so natural. My skin looks flawless, but not like I'm wearing any makeup at all. This always worked well over top of the Benefit You Rebel for more coverage. The retail price is a bit expensive, but most high end makeup is overpriced.
*I applied this yesterday around 1pm, and it lasted all night until I took it off.
I think this is a very good foundation stays on and does not rub off for several hours.
You can build up how much coverage you want and its also not cakey and does look settled on the face.
I have blemished skin and this works great on its own to cover my blemishes and i often touch my face during the day but the foundation stays in place.
I would totally recommend this to anybody that has not got good clear skin like myself.
I fell in love with Benefit because of their packing. I wish they were as good as they look!
1) The play sticks contain tea tree oil, so it is good for spots. My MAC makes my skin suffer (although not as terribly as I was expecting) but the play sticks don't.
2) It covers better than drug store brands...
3) It hides my pores better then MAC does.
1) It melts off my face. It's meant to be long lasting...It was sold to me as long lasting, I put it on around 8 in the morning and by 12 it's slip slided off my face and needs topping up. (It doesn't matter if I have used primer or not)
2) It's expensive in comparision to other pricer brands. You basically pay for the packaging. And the amount you pay for Benefit you might as well/you'd be better off paying for an alternative brand that actually wow you.
3) It doesn't hide my spots, but it does a better job than my Mac. You need to top up the coverage, if I have an angry spot then is like the play stick will cover it 50% as soon as I touch it with concealer/blotting powder then off it slides, and it is as if I hadn't even bothered putting foundation on it in the first place.
4) It doesn't look 'wowable' some foundations I have put on and my friends have looked at me and gone 'wow your skin looks really good today''. This has never happened with the play stick (and my acne is more problematic this year then it was last year which is when I was mostly trying out benefit products)
Finally, there has been so, so many occassions where I have popped to the loo on a break and have looked at my face when wearing the playstick and actually shrieked because it looks awful, despite looking perfect when leaving the house. The foundation literally sinks into everything, all the fine lines, pores and everything else. I can wear primer and still have to fix everything noon time.
This had ok coverage but always looked cakey. I tried applying less and using different tools (foundation brush, sponge, hands) and it just seemed to cling to dry spots and not really settle in except into my pores--this product MAGNIFIED THEM! I just never liked how it felt on my face--I have very oily skin and this made me feel oilier after 2 hours, even with primer.
The price is pretty decent for the amount of product you get--a tube of "Spin the Bottle" lasted me almost 6 months! I really like the slim packaging and just used a teeny lipstick brush to get the stuff at the bottom of the tube.
Goes on easy
Doesn't last.( It looks good for about three hours. Then I start to see dry patches.)
Not enough shades
Not the best with dry skin
Ok, so, not an amazing product, but still pretty good in my opinion.
This is one of those products that sat in my make up bag for ages before i tried it out again and realised i liked it.
I was pretty excited for it when I first bought it, as my friend had this MAC foundation stick that gave amazing coverage, and good coverage is what I'm looking for. And creamy foundations usually give really good coverage.
I have the shade called Jax which is the lightest, maybe a tiny bit too light but the next shade was far too dark (so not a great choice of shades).
I really like how creamy it is, i just smooth it on from the stick then blend with my fingers. I get lots of redness and have acne scars but it covered the majority really well. You can still see some marks when close up but overall it is great coverage.
Another good thing is all of the good ingredients which are great for my sensitive skin, and don't break me out. And i break out from foundations alot.
But, the reason why it's been at the bottom of my make up bag for ages, is because it clings to every bit of dry skin there is. I used to use an oil free moisturiser (to prevent breakouts) and it didn't make any difference with this foundation. My nose looked horrible and flaky, something which never happened with other foundations.
Then, I recently discovered Dear John moisturiser, I got a sample of it and decided to try this again, and I loved it! Great coverage without the flakiness!
It was maybe then a bit too dewy for my liking, but a dusting of one of the benefit powders sorts that.
So i recommend, if you have any sign of dry skin, moisturise well! and try out a shade (and see what it looks like in the daylight) before you buy!
So a nice product, the stick lasts reasonably well, although a bit expensive, i will buy again if there is a deal on. The staying power is ok, I still sometimes need a touch up, but it doesnt slide off like some do.
I really really love this foundation. I have combonation skin and this foundation gives a beautiful coverage and very matte finish. I use the shade jumprope. I apply with a foundation brush, then perfect with benefits erase paste concealer and hello flawless powder. Beautiful. I do have to touch up around lunchtime, especially if i dont use a good primer but overall this is one of the best foundations ive found in awhile
For a while every time I went into Benefit (to get my eyebrows done) the saleslady would insist on caking this on my face, and I allowed it, due to being bored sitting there waiting. My skin looked pretty flawless in the store. Every time I'd go outside after, though, I was horrified at what a makeup-caked-beast I looked like. WAY TOO MUCH product, so I guess if applied better it might suck less, but I actually doubt it. (Finally I had to put a stop to it, I'm like "please don't put that on my face" and she's like "have you used it before?!" and I'm like "yes, i do not like it".)
Coverage is good, Can be light if applied sparingly, moderate if you use more, or full coverage if you need it. Also could be used as a concealer if needed. It's lightweight so it doesn't cake up like most concealers. I have some acne scarring on my cheeks and I apply more there and it covers well. If you have oily skin you'll defenitely need an oil absorbing primer or setting powder on top. I have oily skin and use a primer and that takes care of a lot of the oiliness. This product wouldn't cause any more oil I'd say though. It also has green tea, chamomile, and ginko biloba which are all great for your skin. I don't wear it on a daily basis, mainly for going out and when I need more coverage. I do not like the smell but I can only smell it when I apply it so that's not an issue for me. I like this product for special indoor occasions because it sort of melts in the heat. I wore it to an outdoor concert and it just didn't hold up. For special events when I don't plan on sweating it will do fine. A rep told me though that this was being discontinued and so for the little bit I use it I don't know if I could buy again because this stick it going to last me a while.
I really wanted to love this as it was so expensive but I don't. It doesn't really do anything for my skin,- I just felt my skin looked flat and probably better without it on. It feels heavy on my face and wears off quickly. I've had it on all day today and now have spots on my cheeks.
I wouldn't say it was terrible, I may try again with it , but for now its at the bottom of my big make up box.
Wish I'd spent that money on something else!