Napoleon Perdis • Stick Foundation SPF-8 • Foundations
|Would buy this product again.||46%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I have oily skin and this was recommended to me by a gay friend of mine he used it to cover up his tattoos on his neck for work purposes. I have to say i love this stuff.. IF anything else I will wear this plus some matte powder on top some mascara and gloss and im good to go. I love this stuff and it lasts forever. Im barely finishing my 1st stick and still going strong a little goes a long way!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Other
Basically this foundation is ONE, HOT, OILY, GREASY MESS! Definetley not for oily skin, not even combination skin! Only someone with super dry skin can use this as there skin might suck up the oil basically. The colour range is horrible and this oxidises badly, I found with all Napoleon foundation when you add more than 1 pump you end up orange by the arvo. Definetley not re-purchasing!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
When i first bought this product and used it for the first time, i was relieved because it worked perfectly for me. It made my skin flawless and it covered my dark circles and red spots PERFECTLY. i absolutely loved it. i don't wear make up everyday so i only used it maybe three times a week. after the first week of using it, i got a few bumps around my upper nose and a few bumps on my forehead. i NEVER ever ever break out on my forehead. So i got a little suspicious, but it was so expensive that i didnt want to believe that this was making me break out. So a few weeks later i used it again and this time i started getting pimples on my cheeks and chin. again i ignored it because it worked so good. But a few weeks ago, I had to get my ID taken for school and i used it all over my face, like two layers, and the next day i broke out so bad that there wasnt a clear spot on my face. I was horrified. My face was absolutely so clear before i started using it. And now my "acne" still hasnt gone away. Maybe i had an allergic reaction. I dont know. But if you have sensitive skin, i wouldnt try this product. Fortunately, Ulta gave me store credit after i returned it because it was over the 60 day limit and i hadnt used half the foundation stick. Now i am trying the revlon photo finish concealer and it's way cheaper.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
I love this foundation for several reasons. Firstly, it provides AMAZING coverage, like no other foundation does….I have tried them all, DIOR liquid foundations of nude, forever and sculpt (very good, but pricey and not a lot of coverage), MAC foundation sticks, Bobbi Brown foundation sticks, Smashbox ALL…BUT nothing compares to this one in terms of coverage. I have acne prone, but dry skin and this is the only thing that covers my scars, recurring pimples, etc. However, this foundation does tend to get oily after a few hours, so if you tend to have oily prone skin, I would stay away or if you’re oily but not excessively so, use this foundation but make sure you powder really well after. I have given it a four rather than a five, because even though I have dry skin, this does tend to go oily even on me after a few hours, so I have to powder very well and twice a day, once in the morning and again about midday. I am an NC20-25, and I use look 3 in summer and winter, but I just change my finishing powder, so in summer I use a darker finishing powder (DIORSKIN nude in sable rose) and in winter a paler powder (DIORKSIN nude in Beige praline).
By the way, it has not broken me out with new cases of acne, so I would say it's 'acne proof' as my skin breaks out super easy
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
NOTE: Of 8 colors + a bronzer available in Napoleon Perdis Stick Foundation, ONLY THREE have SPF 8: B2 (porcelain); 2 (medium-light); B3 (light to medium). If you are using a different color, your review should be in the listing without SPF 8.
This is near HG foundation for me, giving sheer to medium to full coverage, depending on how i apply it, with a fairly natural looking finish.
My somewhat dry skin is pale neutral, but i have dark patches on both sides of my jaw and rosacea pink cheeks, so i am really multi-colored :-) I have been searching for a medium to full coverage foundation, with a finish not so matte it looks like drought ravaged my face. I tested dozens of very nice foundations, most fairly high end to very high end, that felt good and had a nice finish, but were not my color - many warm toned bases were too yellow, while most cool bases were too pink.
My color in NP stick, Look B2, described as porcelain. While B2 appears light neutral, once on me it looks a tad too pink. But after blending out it is not strikingly off-tone. It evens out my skin tone, although it doesn't hide everything. But i can build the coverage to almost completely hide the discolorations without feeling like it is suffocating my skin. For performances i sometimes top this with a dusting of powder, MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Light Plus, or Light Sunshine Beauty Powder. But this isn't really necessary for normal wear, as it dries to a creamy-powdery finish without accenting every wrinkle.
The creamy stick is easy to use, and nicely portable, unlike so many powders and liquid bottles. I just swipe it on my face in a few places and blend out with my fingers, although the box says to use a brush. It doesn't feel greasy - a problem with old-style stick foundations - and, although it does contain beeswax, it doesn't feel waxy, either. This is *way* better than some other foundations i have tried that set so dry i looked like a mummy, even with moisturizer and primer (MAC Studio Sculpt, i'm lookin' at you). I haven't tried this with primer yet, but so far, unless it is terribly hot and humid, it lasts for hours. And being portable, it's easy to touch up.
Some here have complained that it is thick, greasy, and hard to blend, but i suspect they have just applied way too much. I get medium coverage of my whole face with just a few short light swipes: on each cheek, on my cheek bones, each jaw near the ear, chin, and center forehead; then easily blend out with my fingers - i haven't tried with a brush yet, but i guess i'm kind of old-school. Once blended, i may then give a second swipe over the dark discolorations on my jaws & cheeks.
My package/box differs from that pictured, being black, but the scrolly floral pattern is similar. The shiny black plastic tube that holds the foundation picks up finger prints, but, enh (shrug), so what. (i only mention this because so many others here remark how their dirty fingerprints show up on various makeup cases). It is a bit expensive, but a little goes a long way, and it will be quite a while before i use this one up.
I have been pleasantly surprised because people have been commenting on how nice my skin looks when i'm wearing this. I am *very* happy with it and don't feel any need to consider looking at another brand until i use this one up.
EDIT: I am now using Lancome Renergie Lift liquid foundation, which is light, soothing and moisturizing, and IS my HG foundation. I still use this stick as a concealer. First i apply the Lancome foundation and blend it out well. Then over dark spots that show through i swipe on this stick and blend.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I went into Ulta to purchase my usual foundation until one of the makeup artists asked me for help. I have very fair sensitive skin with some acne scaring, as well as big pores. He suggested this foundation stick. Using a brush, he applied some by lightly dabbing and my scars were gone. I was amazed and have been using it ever since : ))) I am so pleased with it, it gives me perfect coverage, and a little goes a long way !! Upon moisturizing and applying my primer, with a brush I dab a bit on and use a powder over it and my skin looks flawless. I highly recommend !
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
This is the first Napoleon foundation I've tried, it looks great first thing in the morning but settles into cakey lines by the afternoon.
It really dried my skin out so had to stop using it after a short time, it's fantastic as a concealer, but way too expensive to be purchased for that use.
If you have reddish skin tones + combination skin (like me) I would recommend the Napoleon mineral make up though, you can layer it for more coverage and looks fresh all day.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
LOVE this foundation. It's the only full coverage foundation I've found that doesn't cake or glue to my face so that it's impossible to get off. I've tried to like MAC Studio Fix Fluid, MAC Studio Tech, MAC Studio Stick, MAC Mineralize, Estee Lauder Double Wear, Revlon Colorstay, Chanel Vitalumiere, Laura Mercier Moisturising etc... and this is by far the best. It has an emollient in it so it doesn't feel heavy, it feels comfortable. What's also great are the colours! I've used Look 3 and Look 4 and they are the PERFECT neutral. Not pink, not yellow. This foundation is so easy to work with. Just swipe it on and use your fingers to blend it in. Will definitely buy it again throughout summer and winter.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I love this foundation, i have tried COUNTLESS foundations that were all horrible and this is the first one in years that i've actually loved!
it goes on so nicely, and covers so well theres absolutley no need for concealer!
although at the end of the day it does settle into pores around nose, its so worth it. setting powdeer is a must and a little touch up during the day too!
love it and will continue to buy it!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Black Eyes: Blue
I love this product. The key is a little bit goes a long long way. You dont need to stripe it on hard so that it looks like your going out to battle in a tribal war.
To break down the texture I apply some to my hand and warm it between my fingers to give a flawless finish.
It has stay put coverage and I actually get comments about my skin now. For extra flawless coverage I use the camera finish powder or a finishing powder by natural compatibles.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
If I hadn't paid so much for this, I would probably throw it away. I had this product (look 1) applied at sephora and it looked good at the time. By the time i got home it looked blotchy. I do not see how people could describe this as "creamy"...it's super thick and cakey to all hell. It's a bit too orangey for my skin as well. The only reason I gave it 2 stars instead of one is because the packaging is uber convenient and travel friendly. Also I have managed to turn this into a relatively decent concealer by miking it with primer. I am extremely let down for the price. I expected this to rock like china doll foundation...and it doesn't...at all...not even close.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Green
I wish i had read the review for this before i bought it. I thought i had done my homework though. I had this applied by one of the Napoleon MUA, not once, but twice! Once before a big night out. And again just before i bought it. After wearing it for 3 days straight i got a bad blotchy rash all over my face. It has WAY too many chemicals in it. I dont even have sensitive skin! If you have sensitive skin BEWARE of this product!!
I have to say, the staying power & Coverage is pretty good. Compared to what i have used before anyway. You will not need a concealer with it.
However, it does feel really heavy, and it is VERY thick! Extremely hard to blend. A stiff Kabuki is a MUST. At the end of the day it does starts to settle in my pores. I have found that a good primer and mineral power reduces this a lot. I don't have a great deal of confidence when wearing it.
I still wear it, only because i paid so much for it! I wouldn't recommend it to anyone who wants a soft, matte, natural look with their foundation. It is very oily and had also caused some breakouts. My skin was fine before i started using this every day. I did have the occasional breakout before, but now it's every week.
Great 100% coverage.
No need for Concealer.
Fairly good Staying power.
Very Very Thick and hard to blend. (Kabuki Brush a MUST).
Thick and Heavy Looking.
Settles in pores after a few hours.
Can Cause breakouts.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I originally purchased this foundation for my wedding day. It gave me the perfect look for my photographs on the day. I used the auto pilot primer, the foundation in look 2 (I'm an NW20), and set it with the camera finish. Normally any foundation I wear becomes oily within an hour or two, but this actually stayed fine all day, no touch ups!
What I don't like about it is the fact that when applied with the NP brush 19b, it settled in my pores, so there was no way I would wear it under normal circumstances. I loathe it when foundation does that, and most out there do! (I've found that ELDW and L'Oreal True Match are the only ones that don't).
I've just refound this foundation today and applied it with a sponge I got from Laura Mercier, and with careful blending it hasn't settled into my pores (yet). I'm going to test it for a full day tomorrow to see how it wears. Will update :)
I've put will not repurchase because at the moment, I wouldn't.
ETA: Ok, so I tried it again during the day. Clean face, NP auto pilot primer, applied light layer with a sponge, and finished with camera finish powder. The finish turned out really smooth, and lloked flawless. The only problem I had was the shine factor about two hours after application. Then again two hours after. Then it started to slide and become patchy on the skin between my eyebrows. So it was ok, gave anice look, but I think I need a mattifying primer underneath....
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is great for contouring. I find that using shade number 6 works well for creme contouring as opposed to using powder, as it is easily blended and a great creamy texture. Stick foundation is also great as a more heavy-duty conceller around the eyes, as it has a thick consistency. HOWEVER it is awful as an overall foundation. It is really thick and heavy, and even if you apply it lightly, it looks heavy. This must be because of the consistency. However, if you want a full coverage, this is a great foundation. Depends on what you are looking for and for what use. Can recommend for contouring and concealling, NOT for overall foundation base.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Olive Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
This looks amazing when first applied, no need for a concealer as you just add more where needed, less where needed. however sadly i have to agree with the poor staying power. setting with a powder helps, but if you touch/brush your face itll come off.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Tan, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
seriously, i'm VERY VERY disappointed with this product. i paid $55 or something like that for it hoping for an incredible result. the MUA told me i can blend with my hands so i was thinking the texture might be similar to bobbi brown's foundation stick (which went on really smooth and creamy tho it was too oily for my skin). but its NOTHING like bobbi brown's!! it was very caky on my skin and it enhanced my dry patches!!! i have dry patches around my pimple scars and i'm running out of my Makeup Forever concealer (which is an A+ product btw), and i was looking for a good coverage foundation thats on-the-go, easy to blend, apply, looks smooth, and last all day. well this failed in all aspects. as soon as i apply it on my skin, it was thick and caky, and when i blend it with my fingers it just didnt cover anything. it just stays caky and enhanced my dry patches badly! looks AWFUL! like a very cheap foundation!!! it gets oily and doesnt stay on my skin. just simply awful product. as much as i wanna throw it on the floor a thousand times with rage, i kept it anyway cos it was expensive and just incase i find better ways to work with it. which i sort of did, i tried applying it with a kabuki brush and it blended way better. STILL,....not good enough at the moment...not happy with this.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I quite like this foundation. It gives a good, even coverage and lasts all day without shifting even on my oily T-zone. It is quite moisturising for the dry areas and the colour stays true all day as well.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Green
I actually really like this foundation in theory, I LOVE stick foundations, it's super creamy so it looks amazing when first applied and has great coverage. It also looks really good in photos, it doesn't make you look like a ghost. But I have an oily t-zone so because it's so creamy it just doesn't work for me, as the day goes.
If you have normal/dry skin this is a really nice foundation, the coverage is good and it feels nice on.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I liked this product, it has great coverage (covers all my flaws) and a nice finish. I like the feel compared to liquid foundation which feels tight whereas Napoleon perdis foundation stick feels comfortable on my skin. The only problem is that it just smears off quite easily, it will rub off onto tissues when you blow your nose and clothes when you hug people.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Very Oily, Olive Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
- BETTER AS A CONCEALER
- COVERS BLEMISHES, PORES, SPOTS, DARK CIRCLES, ANY OTHER IMPERFECTIONS
- GREAT FOR PHOTOGRAPHS
- OILY SKINNED GIRLYS BE AWARE!
- STAYING POWER IS ABOUT 2-3 HOURS MAX!! EVEN WITH POWDER AND PRIMER!
- TOUGH TO BLEND
- CAUSES BREAKOUTS!
- VERY VERY OILY!
- EXTREMELY CAKEY
- LACK IN COLOR SHADE CHOICES
- RESULTS ARE ORANGEY AND CAKEY!!
- EXPENSIVE- $60!