Sonal PahujaView Profile
The first thing that I saw about it was the packaging. Its very stylish, high gloss plastic stick, not so thick, this means very easy to carry with you either directly in the purse or in the cosmetic bag.
HOW TO USE-
The stick is very easy to use, just use it directly from the stick all over the face and blend it using a sponge preferably, since a brush might use a lot of foundation with this kind of a matte finish product. I know some people who can even blend this type of foundation using fingers, though I usually don’t do it.
The foundation is extremely buildable, and hence it will give you a finish and coverage of your choice.
Another brilliant quality about the foundation is its long-staying ability. I generally put this foundation for evening functions/weddings, etc. So let’s say, if I put my make up around 8 PM in the evening, it will last very nicely till 2-3 PM, without creasing or building up in wrong places like neck/ear and gives a very polished result.
It’s net weight is 9 gm, which is actually a good amount of product.
This product is great for people with combination and slightly oily skin types. I don’t think this might be too great for people with dry skin types, since it’s too matte and might give them a further drier feeling (unless you are an ardent fan of matte foundations).
Like other stick foundations, this one also doesn’t come with a sponge or a brush. This foundation “feels” a little on the face and hence, has to be necessarily set up with a compact.
There are 24 shades available in this range from light medium to dark. So i am sure that you would surely get a shade for your skin.
It retails for Rs. 3700, it’s a little on the expensive side; however, if you compare it with another high-end brand like MAC, it seems okay. Finally, summing it up:
PROSof Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick:
* Blends brilliantly and too fast.
* Very cute packing, can carry it everywhere, takes very little space to store.
* Very buildable, gives exact coverage that’s needed.
* Not too heavy on the face.
* Double it up as a concealer.
* Amazing quantity.
CONS of Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick:
* Slightly expensive.
* Not available in India.
* Might not be good for people with dry skin type.
Hence, if you are looking for a high-end foundation with long staying power, having slightly pale complexion, with combination/ oily skin type, this should be your go-to foundation.
The texture of this Foundation Stick is mousse-to-cream like. Quite dry to touch, not overly creamy which means it isn’t a breeze to blend with the fingers (which I am quite a fan of). This is one of those foundations that you’re definitely better off blending with a buffing brush as it gives a more seamless finish. I use the Real Techniques Expert Face Brush and Buffing Brush alternately with this foundation and they work perfectly.
I find that it tugs a bit on the skin while blending, even with the brushes, as the texture of the Stick and my skin don’t meld well together. The best way for me to get a really smooth application is to apply this after putting on my moisturizer. It’s much more workable this way.
The coverage is definitely medium as you’ll see in the photos below. With this, I find that I don’t need to pile on the concealer because it does a pretty good job covering up the dark circles on its own. Right after blending, I initially thought the foundation looks a bit too flat on me and almost to the point of cakey but after 10-15 minutes – it sets to a softer, more natural-looking finish.
So don’t be scared when you apply this and feel like how I felt above, you have to give it time to settle down fully. An issue I encountered with this though, is it has a tendency to cling on to dry patches so you have to moisturize prior, let the moisturizer dry down a bit and then put this on. It will give you the most beautiful medium-full coverage that doesn’t scream “I’VE FOUNDATION ON, PPLZ!”
Rangoli BasuView Profile
This foundation is amazing for dry skin. Its so smooth and blends so well on the skin. I just sweep it a couple of times on my cheeks, forehead, nose and chin and just blend it using a beauty blender or just my fingers. it blends equally well using my fingers also. It does not dry out the skin at all and keeps it looking so hydrated. i set using a light powder and lasts really long. Coverage is awesome and be built thought i feel just one layer is enough even for a formal night out. I prefer to use this during the night since it photographs so well and doesnt have a flash back. The packaging is also really chic, comes in a black lipstick kind of the bottle and you can twist to get the product out. Pricewise it is a little expensive but i find it totally worth it. Makes the skin look satin soft.
Coverage: Sheer, Medium or Full
Base: Oil, Water, Gel, etc
Finish: Dewy, Matte, Velvet, etc
Packaging: With or Without Pump, Travel Friendly, Glass or Plastic, etc
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