By Vijeta N.
I am back with another review. When it comes to makeup products, I am not always inclined towards ‘stick’ products. I feel they are drying and streaky (My best friend has the same opinion. I know I am getting a mental nod from her right now!). But, I wasn’t introduced to this magic wand before. Anastasia Beverly Hills Stick Foundation changed my perspective towards stick foundations. I guess, if we invest in good products, the results are quite evident and mostly satisfying. So, let’s get into the review.
Price: 25$ for 9g
A highly pigmented, buildable cream formula that leaves a natural matte finish. Apply Anastasia Beverly Hills Stick Foundation as an all-over foundation, sheered out as a tinted moisturizer, or for highlighting and contouring.
Available in 30 shades
Lightweight tubes are perfect for travel and on-the-go touch ups
Ideal for combination or oily skin
A shade for all skin tones
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, IsononylIsononanoate, Octyldodecanol, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Polyethylene, Silica, Mica, Ozokerite, EthylhexylPalmitate, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax/Cire De Candelilla/CandelillaCera, Isopropyl Myristate, Isostearic Acid, Lecithin, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, SimmondsiaChinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Sodium Magnesium Silver Phosphate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, May Contain: (+/-) Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891).
My Experience with Anastasia Beverly Hills Stick Foundation:
What caught my eye was this product can be used as a foundation, tinted moisturiser, for contouring and highlighting. One product, capable of doing so much, definitely needed a try. Anastasia Beverly Hills Stick Foundation comes in a classic black twist up tube with Anastasia Beverly Hills embossed in rose gold. The packaging looks classy and chic that it’s a delight to keep in my vanity. The shade, I picked up is “Golden”, which perfectly matches my NC 40 complexion. The foundation comes in 30 shades so everyone can find a perfect match. The foundation has Tocopheryl Acetate. It is an effective and popularly used antioxidant, which helps to protect the skin from the harmful environmental factors.
It looks like a lipstick bullet, thicker than a lipstick of course! This tube is perfect for travel and on-the-go touch-ups. All you need to do is prep your face with a moisturiser and primer and apply in downward strokes on your face, neck and ears with the stick directly. Then, you can blend it using your fingers, brush or beauty blender. The moment you apply it on your face, you will realise how creamy the stick is and how effortless it is to blend. It blends like a dream! It melts on the face and eventually becomes your skin (but better). It does not oxidise at all.
You can apply a generous amount of the product on areas where you need more coverage. I prefer a beauty blender because it soaks in the excess product and the chances of going overboard are less (it is always good to be safe). However, if you are looking for a heavier coverage, I would suggest you use stippling or kabuki brush, which will give you an airbrushed look and soak in less product.
The foundation provides a smooth velvet-like finish and does not dry out my skin. It stays in place all day long. The foundation is lightweight, you will not feel as if you have applied a foundation. It feels like skin, but better with fewer blemishes or spots. If you do not have dark circles, and blessed with a fairly better skin, just this foundation, a blush and highlighter will do the job for you.
Pros of Anastasia Beverly Hills Stick Foundation:
- Easily blendable.
- Wide shade range.
- Multi-use product.
- Chic packaging.
- Easy to apply.
- No smell.
Cons of Anastasia Beverly Hills Stick Foundation:
- Availability in India.
- Not very suitable for very dry skin.
- Won’t provide a good coverage in concealing scars and dark circles.
IMBB Rating: 4.5/5
Will I Recommend/Repurchase Anastasia Beverly Hills Stick Foundation?
I highly recommend this stick to all. If, by any chance, you get hands on to this magic wand, please go for it. I haven’t been able to go back to my liquid foundation ever since I tried this. It’s such a time saver and value for money.
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