Stick to (Less) Than Flawless

Confession: I am addicted to Scream Queens. Disclaimer: I am more of an X-Files kinda’ gal but when I was flipping through shows and saw Jamie Lee Curtis, whom I have loved ever since True Lies – sold. Plus, it is hysterical in an over-acting, hyperbolic, basic, I shouldn’t find any of this stuff funny kinda’ way and who can’t appreciate that?

phototasticcollage-2016-09-12-21-17-37Anyway, I think that I have tried about every foundation stick currently on the market and many while decent still lack something. My go to has been Dermablend but when I saw that Anastasia Beverly Hills was set to release a stick foundation with a broader range of shades, I was pretty excited. I like stick foundation as it covers just about anything, it is super easy to apply, easy to touch up and durable. And yet, I am on the fence with this one.

phototasticcollage-2016-09-12-21-13-59Unfortunately, alabaster was out of stock and I grabbed a warm porcelain and a porcelain since I was in between 2 shades anyway. This tube is a tad smaller than other stick foundations but you are paying a few bucks less as it is and this was not a deal breaker. The formula is very creamy and glides right on but it didn’t provide the coverage that I was expecting. After blending, the formula was almost sheer – nothing a little concealer couldn’t remedy but still a bummer. This foundation did not oxidize, huge for me and it lasted at least the 8 hours that I put it through with minimal creasing. The formula isn’t drying and even though it is creamy it didn’t look oily. I love the way it feels but honestly, I would only be able to wear this formula in tandem with a heavy duty concealer or sheer foundation which defeats the purpose in my opinion.

phototasticcollage-2016-09-12-21-16-13Overall, really great formula but don’t hold your breath expecting it to perform as well as many other stick foundations. If you don’t need or want a lot of coverage then this might be great for you but it is a no go for me.

phototasticcollage-2016-09-12-21-19-00Thanks for stopping by <3


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