Monday, September 3, 2018

Product Review -- Makeup Revolution Fast Base Stick Foundation

I've become a pretty big fan of foundation sticks in recent years.

They're just so quick and easy to apply, so when I'm in a rush, I feel like they're often the best bet for getting my foundation on.

But shopping for foundation sticks is always a little dicey because there are some formulas that have a drier texture with a matte finish that work really well for oily skin -- and are pretty much crap for dry skin because they cling to every single dry patch and flake that you might have -- and then there are formulas that have a creamy, almost moisturizing formula that glides easily over dry skin -- and is a disaster for oily skin because it'll probably slide right off.

If you choose the wrong foundation stick for your skin type, you're going to hate it -- I've learned that the hard way.

So I was a little nervous about trying the Makeup Revolution (have they changed their name to Revolution Beauty? That's how their websites seem to refer to themselves these days, but Ulta still has them listed as Makeup Revolution ... so I'm a little confused) Fast Base Stick Foundation -- I feel like drugstore foundations are usually matte and geared toward oily skin, though budget-friendly cream products often have a greasy texture than even my dry skin doesn't really enjoy.

But the foundation is only $9 (and I bought it during a BOGO-1/2 off sale at Ulta), so I figured it was worth a shot.

The foundation comes in beige-colored plastic packaging with rose gold accents. Like all foundation sticks, you simply twist up the bottom portion of the tube to raise the product. You only get 0.21 ounces of product, but that's only slightly less than most other foundation sticks.

Makeup Revolution Fast Base Stick Foundation in F1
The formula has a very creamy texture, but I wouldn't call it greasy at all. It does have a slightly hydrating effect on the skin, and I would definitely say that it has a dewier finish on the skin.

It would be a poor choice for oily skin in my opinion, but it works beautifully for my normal to dry skin. This summer, I've been setting the foundation lightly with powder, but I suspect in the cooler weather, I'll be able to wear it on its own.

In terms of coverage, I'd call it medium buildable. It doesn't cover every spot and dark mark on my face, but I can always just dab a little more of the foundation over the area to get more coverage.

I purchased the foundation in the lightest shade, F1, which is described as being appropriate for fair skin with neutral undertones. I think that's an accurate description, and it's a really good match for my extremely fair skin.

Makeup Revolution Fast Base Stick Foundation in F1
It's available in 17 other shades, with other fair, light, medium, and dark options.

For only $9, I definitely think this foundation is worth trying if you have normal to dry skin. If you have oily skin, I'd probably advise skipping this one.

You can purchase the foundation on both the international and U.S. Revolution websites, as well as at Ulta.

Have you tried the Makeup Revolution Fast Base Stick Foundation? What's your favorite stick foundation?

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