I’ve been on the hunt for a foundation that I truly love and can’t live without…I’m still on the hunt. I want a foundation to be able to cover my blemishes, without looking to heavy and one that doesn’t make me look too dry AND one that I don’t have to mix with a white foundation- is that too much to ask for? Probably. I picked up the ABH Stick Foundation on a whim, especially because of their amazing color selection. I picked mine up in Alabaster and surprisingly, it’s a pretty good match. Most of the colors in this line are towards a yellow undertone (I believe) so it may not be suitable for everyone. I also purchased this before I realized it was for oily skin but decided to try it out anyways. Curious about what I think of it? Keep on reading!
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.
The stick is $25 which is cheaper than most stick foundations, but it comes with a lot less product, so pick your poison.
I do agree that it is highly pigmented (I apologize for the horrid swatch, but top is the foundation blended and bottom is it just plain). The foundation has a dry texture to it, but it does apply smoothly (not sure how that’s possible, but just trust me!) I usually do three lines on each section of my face, but you can start with a thin layer and build up your coverage. I like to blend mine out with a brush, I’m not sure how it would blend out with a sponge to be honest with you. Some say that it’s tough to blend out, but I didn’t have a problem. I would also like to point out that I do have dry skin, it does cling to dry patches but that doesn’t bother me too much. I wore this with the Too Faced Hangover Primer and it separated horribly on me after a few hours of wear, so I definitely won’t be doing that again.
- Color Selection
- Easy to apply & blend – go to foundation when in rush
- Convenient for travel
- Not too drying, but does cling to dry patches (doesn’t make you look textured!!!)
- Not a lot of product
- Stick broke after 3rd use (I can still use it, but still)
- Separated with Too Faced Hangover Primer (maybe just in my case)
As you can see, I think the pros outweigh the cons! I do have to admit that this isn’t my favorite foundation, and I probably could live without it, but it is a pretty good foundation for the price and quality of ABH.
Have you tried a stick foundation out? Let me know what kind and how you liked it!
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Thanks for reading, as always <3