For a change, I am reviewing a foundation on IMBB. This is the first time I am reviewing one and I am pretty excited about it. Most brands out there never have any shade for me in foundations. I am a dusky Indian girl with neutral undertone (the regular Indian that you see everyday on road?) and an alien who does not need makeup according to most makeup brands, so my shades never come up in most drugstore brands. Even when they are available abroad, somehow in India, they never have my shade. So, I always have to buy the more expensive stuff from high-end brands. And when I invest in an expensive foundation, I read a review in IMBB first. When I saw the stick foundation on the Sugar website, I felt elated! The shade looked perfect for me. I love stick foundations because of their coverage, staying power and natural, dewy finish. I use the stick foundation from Kryolan for most of my looks, but that one is super heavy and I wanted something that I can try more frequently. I grabbed this foundation stick with 3 other lipsticks, and now I am ready with the review. So, without any further delay, let’s begin.
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Make dreamy skin a reality in one simple step with the Sugar Ace Of Face Foundation Stick. Lightweight, creamy and beyond easy to blend, its long-wearing formula offers coverage that not just looks but also feels like second skin. This handy stick blurs away enlarged pores, fine lines, dark circles, blemishes and more… so there’s really no excuse left for you to flaunt anything less than picture-perfect skin. Get ready to make a permanent place in your makeup bag for this magic wonder and score sheer-to-full coverage without looking cakey every single time! (You will find more about application techniques, ingredients and benefits in their website).
999 INR for 12 gm. Before moving on with the review I would love to add a few lines about the price and quantity.. Most makeup brands that come up with stick foundations that are far more expensive and provide much lesser quantity, but when I compared this stick foundation with the Kryolan stick foundation (that gives two times the product in just 200 bucks extra), I feel it is expensive. But then again I cannot use the Kryolan stick regularly and I never can finish the whole of it. With this, I do feel, I can use it up. So even though it is a bit expensive, I won’t complain before considering its quality.
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My Experience with Sugar Cosmetics Ace Of Face Foundation Stick:
Packaging: The foundation stick comes in a paper carton with the company logo, graffiti, and the shade name mentioned on it. The ingredient details are also mentioned and it gives you a perfect boho, chic vibe. The stick comes in a round, matte black, plastic, dual-ended packaging. While the larger end has the stick that you will have to twist up and use – the other end contains a face brush. The shade name and number is mentioned on the brush cap. This is super travel friendly and Sugar gets brownie points for providing the brush. I mean you can keep this in your purse and actually touch up the foundation without creating a messy situation.
Brush Quality: This is the first time I used a foundation brush as I always prefer the blender sponge more. This is a dense, buffing, foundation brush that feels too soft and gentle. It buffs the product in your skin, creating an even, smooth veil on the skin. I have used the foundation with the brush only and I felt it actually helps to get the good coverage. It never makes the foundation look patchy or streaky. Washing it is pretty easy too and it never takes up too much product either. I am happy with the brush and I think I will use this brush for other foundations too 😛
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Shade: First of all, I would love to thank Sugar cosmetics for showing us “the dusky community” some love. I love the fact that you actually came up with one medium shade (number 4), one medium deep shade (number 6 Lungo and that’s my shade), and something in between. The shades for the fairer skin tones are all of warm undertones. This medium deep shade is my perfect tone. However, my undertone is a little less orange than this. It looks very yellowish orange in the swatch or when I apply it on the face, but as I blend it out, the orange effect decreases. I would have loved it if they had a deep shade with neutral undertones. On the website actually, it looks a little more brown than orange and that is what I want. Sugar has definitely raised my expectations. I really want them to come up with a few shades deeper than medium deep as I know girls who are darker than me. Also, I want them to have each shade in 2-3 undertones. This collection will be perfect when they will have 12-15 shades catering to all skin tones and undertones of Indian women. However, this will be great to neutralize my tan in the summer and I think I will make this work.
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Pigmentation and Texture: The pigmentation of this stick foundation is too good. It’s definitely a medium to full coverage foundation. You can apply and blend one layer of it and then see if you need more coverage in some areas. You can go for another layer in those areas. It never feels cakey even when you layer it multiple times. You can also go in a light handed manner if you want to. But if you have super stubborn marks, you may have some problem with hiding those. Instead of using the brush, you can use your finger to press the foundation at those areas and then set it with powder. If I compare this with my Kryolan TV Paint Stick – Kryolan gets 9/10, and this foundation stick by Sugar will get 8/10 in the pigmentation segment.
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Now, if I consider the texture, the texture is super comfortable and soft and creamy. It does not at all feel or look heavy on the skin. It kind of allows the skin to breathe (which I like). Often women with acne stay away from heavy-coverage foundations as they clog pores, but this is a safe option for them. It melts on the skin and blends to a seamless finish. You should give it some time to set and then apply loose powder to fix it, otherwise it may become a little messy. The foundation is matte but never looks dry and cakey. It has a natural, soft, matte finish that anyone will love.
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Staying Power: On my sweaty and oily skin, it stays intact for 6-7 hours. After that, it looks a little faded from the oily regions. This issue can be sorted by applying primer and setting powder. This foundation is waterproof too and does not melt away with sweat. I am not sure of the 12-hour claim, but with primer and loose powder, it can easily last for 10 hours, which is great for any foundation.
Overall, I am super impressed with the product. I hope they will come up with some liquid foundation too with a broad shade range. I am going to use this product a lot over the summer.
Pros of Sugar Cosmetics Ace Of Face Foundation Stick:
- Great, quirky, convenient packaging.
- Super easy to use.
- Comes with a good quality brush.
- Super soft, creamy texture.
- Blends out seamlessly.
- Provides medium to full coverage.
- Does not look cakey when layered.
- Imparts a soft, matte finish.
- Shade range is pretty good.
- Never settles in wrinkles and fine lines.
- Does not clog pores and leads to break outs.
- Lasts for long.
- Dermatologically tested and thus safe on skin.
Cons of Sugar Cosmetics Ace Of Face Foundation Stick:
- A better shade range catering to different undertones would be great.
Would I Repurchase Sugar Cosmetics Ace Of Face Foundation Stick?
Sugar Cosmetics Ace Of Face Foundation Stick Review
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