L.A. Colors • Mystic foundation/concealer stick • Stick
|Would buy this product again.||78%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I have uploaded a picture awhile ago, hoping to review once I had some time to work w/ this product. I feel like I've had some time and on to my review...
~~~~~~~~~ PRICE & AVAILABILITY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
LA Colors Mystic Foundation/Concealer Stick can be found in some stores like Family Dollar, Dollar General as well as online at LA Colors website & cherry culture.
~~~~ SHADE & FORMULA & PERFORMANCE ~~~~~~~
LA Colors Mystic Foundation/Concealer stick is a duo purpose product. Very practical for those looking for less steps & fast makeup. Unfortunately, there are only a few shades. In my area, only 1 shade is available but luckily for me, shade NUDE is a match. Nude does lean more on a neutral slightly cool pale shade.I'm very pale cool toned but I can make this work. What I love about this is how pale it is so I can use it to brighten my natural high points of my face. The formula is a thick cream that can be blended w/ a firm brush, sponge or fingers. I think its best to use a sponge. I use a damp sponge since I have dry skin. The formula is a tad on the wax side so proper blending is needed. Will emphasize dry spots or wrinkles. I ended up mixing up some of this w/ my primer & moisturizer so I can use it all over w/out caking. It will cake up if too much is used. Only a little is needed to cover area. Opaque shade will cover veining & redness & some discoloration. If more if needed, work in small layers so it doesn't cake up. This is a good product esp for the price. I've tried these foundation/concealer sticks a long time ago & its similar to those. I'm glad that Nude is a light enough shade. Those w/ medium to darker skin tones could only use Nude for highlighting since its very light. This wears for over 6-7 hours since its a thicker formula. I have had this swatch on my hand for a whole day almost. Its wear time is great esp since its stays put for a long time. This works great alone or blended out w/ some moisturizer or damp sponge.
~~~~~~~~~~ PACKAGING ~~~~~~~~~~~~
The LA Colors Mystic Stick comes in a hand size hard plastic mechanical twist up stick. The packaging is a see thru blue tinted stick w/ black logo & ingredients etc in black located on the stick. The shade name is located on the bottom sticker. The top part of the stick is clear so you can see the stick shade through it to decide which shade may suit you best. The lid snaps on/off easily & keeps the product safe & secure. There is 0.32 oz or 9.1 grams which is alot! Esp since its opaque & thick so a little goes a long way. The stick is easily twisted up & down to get to the product easily. This is def travel friendly & convenient. No worries of liquid spilling or going everywhere. This is a really simple, practical packaging. Its not over the top or so pretty but it works. This is slim enough to fit even in a pocket if needed. I like the look of this stick.
Overall, LA Colors is a great company for those of you who haven't tried any of their products yet. Their customer service is superb. My favorite part is that they remain a CRUELTY FREE makeup company at an affordable cost for those like myself that have ethics & morals but also a tight budget!
Age: Unknown Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
Packaging- fell apart. its super messy with not pacging, just the bit that is the concelar
Formula- OH MY GOODNESS THIS IS LIKE A SAVIOUR TO MY UNDEREYE CIRCLES. Seriously, it covers them amazingly. It can be slightly cakey but it covers so well i couldnt care less.
Availability- can some one messge me and tell me it it is discontinued? i cant find it anywhere at helocal dollarstores within 30 kilometers of where i live
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I went to the drugstore and saw this for 2.35 (Canadian) so i thought "Why not try?". Well all i can say is you get what you pay for. The colour choices wernt great. They were either extremely light or extremely dark. They gave an orangy sorta cast and i only used it twice.
If your looking for a cheep foundation/concealer it's not that bad but for anyone who's willing to pay a little extra there are many other better one's out there.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I prefer to use creme foundation, and have been on the look for something great for a long time. I was in a local discount store called Roses, and saw this. It was only $2, and I figured I would try it since I have used other products from L.A. Colors, and have been pleased with their results. I was completely surprised about how fantastic it is! It covers up all of my imperfections, and makes my skintone even. It is on the heavy side, but you don't need very much to cover your entire face. The shade beige matched my nw20-25 skin perfectly. Couldn't believe I found such a perfect match from a "cheap" product. It lasts all day, has not bled onto my clothes. I have found my HG foundation for $2!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Black
I picked this up at Dollar General for less than $2, and I was pleasantly surprised! It really isn't the best formula ever, but I found it covered well and didn't cause too many break-outs (unless I forgot to wash it off). The price is great, and like others say, you get PLENTY of product for the price.
Overall, I actually like it a lot.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I've been trying everything for a concealer. My under eye circles are just there. Well I went to the local dollar store and this was there. I like stick concealers and thought this would work. Well it just doesn't. It doesn't stay or cover much. Maybe I got an old one or maybe other people just don't need the coverage that I do..? I don't know. I'm just tired of looking for a "magical" concealer that doesn't exist.
Note: Gave it a 3 'cause it could work for others
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
The most opaque but creamy concealer ever. I've used other "opaque" foundations and concealer sticks, but they are usually either light to medium coverage and so thick and dry as to make it impossible to blend. Always a let-down. The coverage of this is heavy (like stage-makeup heavy) which is why I'm such a fan, however, other people may not want full-coverage. It's easy to blend a little of this product out and achieve a lighter coverage if you don't need something so heavy.
Beyond being super opaque and creamy, the amount you get in each tube is at least twice as much as pretty much every concealer stick I've seen... for a fraction of the price.
Buy these in bulk. They are a beauty-staple.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
I feel like a idiot for not trying this earlier. I have tried about ten different foundations this year - none have given me coverage like this. (Phys. Form. healthy wear tinted moisturizer comes close.)
I love stick foundations, and Max Factor made my skin look great but it was discontinued. (I have a ton of leftover red marks from acne and a few brown spots from the sun. Very few wrinkles, thankfully.)
Picked it up today at Family Dollar for $1.50. I figured, it's a buck, I can toss it if I don't like it.
The beige shade is just slightly too light. So far I'm just using it to cover around my nose (broken caps) and on a few red spots and a teeny red birthmark on my forehead. It actually covers better than the graftobian HD foundation I ordered - I had such high hopes for a professional brand, but this has turned out better.
Doesn't look cakey at all. Yet. Will update if it does.
I'm going to try a full face tomorrow and set it with HD powder. I'm also going to go back and get a darker shade and try it - even though I am religious about SPF in the summer I still get a shade darker.
Definitely not for oily skin; I use retin A and have 60% AHA peels once or twice a month, so my skin is sensitive, dry in spots, and I'll need to be sure to get rid of any peelies before application.
Will update with before and after pictures when I am motivated enough to stand in the direct sun with a camera.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Red, Curly, Fine Eyes: Green
If you had told me my holy grail stick foundation would be only $1.50 USD,you could have bowled me over with a Q Tip. I love the relative ease and convenience of a stick,but have a hard time finding one that works well and has good color match. To date I've used Bobbi Brown (probably the best,but my skin tone has deepened considerably and it is too light now),MAC (good color match,so so on the formula),Max Factor (d/c'd),Pixi (absolute crap!),L'Oreal (d/c'd,too drying) Px (d/c'd) and EL (the shade I used was d/c'd; not sure if they make it anymore anyway).
I have been on a tear with Dollar Tree products lately,so I picked up a Mystic in Beige (I'm probably NC25 or a bit darker now; I wear Merle Norman in Creamy Beige-this is the only foundation I have had matched to me recently.) Beige seems to be a *tiny* bit light,but the next shade appears to be a bit dark and it isn't really noticeable,so I might stick with the former.This gives good coverage while letting my freckles show through (my face is covered in spite of using sunblock religiously). I have combination/sensitive skin-no itching,breakouts or worse,highlighting of every stupid little fine line and patchy coverage.I have no idea what it looks like in photos yet,but I'm not terribly worried about it for under $2.
Pros: cheap,incredibly cheap.Satin coverage,wears well,no irritation,convenient,cruelty free.
Cons: limited shade range,flimsy packaging.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
This is a decent foundation! I got the product in Natural Ivory, which is fairly close to my approximately NC15 skin. My best match ever is Almay's TLC in Buff. The LA Colors stick is not so yellow, but the color intensity is at that level of fairly light. It is in a pretty cheap swivel stick applicator case, but I can live with that. There is a fairly strong fragrance, which I could live without, but it seems to dissipate after an hour or so. I would say that anyone with the tiniest amount of dry skin or lining needs to exfoliate and moisturize before applying this as a full foundation, or even as a concealer. It is pretty thick and has a bit of drag. It is medium to full coverage and needs to be blended well, but it does blend easily once it warms up on the skin. I got this on sale from Cherry Culture--a steal--and the product amount is .32 oz, which is generally the same as all foundations in stick or cream compact form. I don't think this is a foundation I could wear every day because of the oil and wax content, but for those days when more coverage is needed, this would be really fine. To compare: I recently got a sample from a kind lady of Kevyn Aucoin's Sensual Skin Enhancer in SX02. Here's the truth from a fussy consumer: this LA Colors foundation is similar and BETTER than the generous sample I've been playing with. The KA foundation has a strong scent that does not readily dissipate; the color is inferior--too orange/pink. And it is much more difficult to work with. Good things do often come in non-descript, sort of flimsy packages. Oilier skins will have to powder and blot with this foundation, but I haven't yet met a foundation that kept my matte more than a few hours anyway. Overall thumbs up for this.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Olive, Cool Hair: Black, Curly, Medium Eyes: Hazel
Hi! My skin type is combo. just so that you know.I have never tried any other concealers because this concealer/foundation works so well. It gives very nice coverage...but I find it does look a bit cakey after you put a finishing powder over it. I have only used this as a foundation a couple of times...but found it to give nice coverage...maybe a little thick for my liking...but it's good if you are going to get your picture taken. I love to use it for a concealer...I have found that warming it up with your hands really helps since it is so thick. I don't think I will ever try another concealer b/c this is so good, other than to get a mineral one...because I want to make sure that my skin stays in good health. This has not broken me out at all. If you have any further questions or comments feel free to ask:) P.S.-I would buy this again.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I bought this as a replacement for my Bobbi Brown foundation stick which was stolen.I got this in Almond because the store doesn't carry the Honey shade i wanted.
Coverage wise,i find that it looks cakey and whitish looking when i used it under my eyes. This was ok for some of the brown spots on my cheeks. I don't swipe this directly on my face but instead,i use either my ring finger or a small brush to apply onto my skin. I have a love/hate relationship with this though...perhaps i will try other shades.Or save up for the BB stick which is the bestest still. :(
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Wow! Who would have thought my HG foundation would be $4 on CherryCulture? I was so surprised by this product. I thought it was going to be cakey and gross, but I was totally wrong! It covers better and blends easier than any HE foundation I've tried!
First of all: The color selection. The color selection is really good, I got a color for summer and for winter. I am a PPP, during the summer I am NW10-15, and during the winter I am NW5-10. The lightest shade is perfect for my skin in the winter. It is pale and neutral/slightly pink toned. I also got Natural Ivory, which is slightly darker and just a bit more yellow-toned. It doesn't turn pink on me at all like my other summer PPP foundations.
Secondly, the application. I like the ease of application, the stick twists up to place the product on your skin. You can spread it around with your fingers to blend or use a foundation brush as well. I prefer my fingers for blending after dabbing it on for extra concealing and basic foundation that I wear on my T-zone. I use it with a primer for extra smooth blending, but it works well on its own too. It's not too heavy or cakey, granted you apply just enough and exfoliate/moisturize. Cakey foundation can happen with anything if you don't take care of your skin. But granted your skin isn't overly dry or rough it doesn't cake up. It covers redness well and spreads out smoothly and evenly. Set with powder, this is a quick and easy foundation to wear especially if you're in a rush in the morning, and it stays on for hours and hours.
Lastly, the price. I can't stress how I've tried foundation after foundation from high end brands only to be disappointed. This foundation is really great. It would be worth the money even if it was $10 or $20 or $30 or more. I like how this compares to my expensive foundations for daily wear and the nice finish and lasting power. I won't underestimate LA Colors again! This is such a steal, and such a great product! If they ever discontinue it I will buy tons of backups and I will probably use up the ones I have quickly because I love this! Before I bought this I thought foundation was too much of a chore to wear every day because it wouldn't look right no matter what I did. Not anymore! What a steal for an HG product! I plan on using it every day!
And all this time I've been told to invest in your foundation, because it's so important. But even if you do, you might find a dirt cheap product you absolutely love and adore. So keep an open mind when you look for HGs, they might surprise you.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
Absolutely will repurchase! I only use it a concealer and let me tell ya, this is the only concealer I've ever tried that is PERFECT for under my eyes. It's thick and creamy yet very blendable and delivers a flawless/brightening look under my eyes. LOVE IT>And it was only a buck! I've had so many HE concealers that range from $15-$40 and this little one dollar gem is hands down my fave. Go get it! You really have nothing to lose...well, only a dollar!!!!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Black, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Black
I really like this concealer. I have it in Blushing Beige and Warm Beige. The concealer in Warm Beige is perfect for my skin. It is very easy to blend and I use it for my undereye cover, the sides of my nose, and the sides of my lips. I just don't like the packaging of this one. I think the plastic is too soft and I'm afraid it's gonna break on me and will need to put it on another container. The product is great over all.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Black
this is not a bad product. i use it as a concealer around my eyes and it covers the bags pretty good. im impressed cuz i picked this up at a dollar store! follow me on my BLOG please crazian-kifmaster.blospot.com thanks
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I can't believe how well this works as a concealer - I use it for evening out my ruddy cheeks too. Super heavy, creamy stuff that I'd never recommmend using as a foundation, but works great for hiding/evening out.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
This has been my favorite drugstore concealer for years! I now use MUFE Full Cover, but will probably always have this in my stash. It blends beautifully, stays put, and is a perfect match for my pale skin. (Not to mention it is only a buck!) This is a great choice for anyone looking for a cheap concealer that actually works.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
This was surprisingly an okay concealer stick for a dollar. It covers well, and it quite heavy, but can be blended. Has a very strong odor, like baby power.