HI, this shall be an initial rave of the Maquillage Lasting Stick Foundation UV (my shade is P010) which I had first shown here.
If you follow me on twitter, I have raved a little about it on the first day of use....and in this entry, I will focus on how the product applies and sets on my skin.
A little recap of my skin conditions and what I look for in a good base for my face here: #1 - I am always drawn to foundations and primers which promises to make pores look smaller, make them look invisible, etc... #2 - I also like foundations which can last the whole day without me having to touch up, and and re-apply. #3 - My skintone is light, with a neutral--slight pink undertone.
This stick foundation promises to smoothe away pores, it glides on your skin to conceal pores and uneven patches to create a smooth glowing finish resistant to sweat and sebum that stays fresh for hours. * it promises 8 hours depending on skin conditions.
Before I go into how the product wears during the day, let me show you how I apply it. Basically I draw thick stripes across my face straight from the stick, it feels powdery creamy smooth, not sticky as I would expect typical of a cream stick foundation (but then again, this is my first time using a stick foundation). The color which I was matched suited my skintone too.
Then I used my MAC 109 brush to buff and blend the foundation into my face. I used very light buffing movement for a very smooth and blended look.
You can check out the steps in the following pictures.
If your skin is already very good, you don't even need to set the foundation. It blends into a powdery finish.
In terms of coverage, it is medium to full coverage, depending on how much you use. But I am very insecure about my skin conditions and I want my foundation to last as long as possible, so I always set my foundation with powder.
I used my La Mer powder and patted the power over my whole face.
What is striking about this foundation is that everything almost immediately set into a flawless layer. Normally my foundation routine takes about 1 hours to set. When I say 'set', I mean the time it takes for the foundation to settle and smoothen out. I don't know if you notice, but foundation takes time to set into your skin, and that's the final finish you will get. Perhaps that's why people spray fix+ or some kind of mist over their faces to help speed up the process. But I don't usually do that.
I wore this foundation for a good 10-12 hours yesterday, was caught in a rain for a bit, humid conditions etc etc... and I have to say it lasted pretty decent. No melting off, no fading, except when I finally got home. I will update on more end of the day pictures in other LOTD entries.
For a few LOTD shots, so you get an idea of the whole look. I have nothing on my eyes except drawing my brows.
I used MAC Instant Chic on my cheeks, and Chanel's Rouge Allure in Genial.
Products I used:
And to give you an idea of how the foundation sets after about 10 minutes when I reached my workplace. The Maquillage MA whom I spoke to, likened the effect of using this foundation as EGG effect, meaning it makes your skin look SMOOTH, FLAWLESS BUT not a flat matte dull texture. When I spoke to Iris of Sheiseido, she also shared how nice and smooth it makes her skin feels after application. I have to say, when my face looks this smooth and flawless, I am happy!
Note: I did not use PS 'curves' in these pictures, my face color looks different due to the lighting and camera settings.
And with this very DUH looking picture of me, I shall end this little review for now. More LOTDs showing off this foundation to come over the weekend. Stay tuned.
Thanks for reading/ looking. I hope this is helpful.