I hope you’re doing well? Few admin things before we get started. First off, I’m not going to be doing a 1K Giveaway, simply because I don’t have the money to spend. Secondly, I have a really fun opportunity for anyone who is a beauty blogger or just likes creating makeup looks. I’m putting together a Spring Makeup Look-Book by gathering a range of looks from different beauty lovers. If you want to be involved please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) . Okay, into the post. I recently picked up the new Revolution (formerly Makeup Revolution) Stick Foundation in the shade F4. The ‘Fast Base’ stick foundation is only £5 and with student discount you can pick it up for £4.50 at Superdrug. I’ve done a wear test and figured it was time to post my opinion.
The packaging is actually really nice (looks wise), I love the nude and gold theme that’s been used. The quality does feel cheap but not at all flimsy or easy to break, meaning you could travel with this without worrying. I’ve watched/read a few reviews on this and a couple of people mentioned how little product you get. If you full wind the product up it doesn’t look like it’ll go very far – especially if you wear a thick layer. (I’m away in Leeds and don’t have my background or camera so am using my phone and a fluffy blanket.)
Here’s what the website says about the product:
The easy-to-apply stick formula melts into skin, blending seamlessly to leave a fresh and dewy finish.
Twist up, swipe on and blend out with fingers, a beauty sponge or your favourite foundation brush.
I don’t usually go for a dewy finish as I do have oily skin so these usually become a greasy mess for me. But, I wanted to give it a try anyway as with some powder/primer I might be able to get this to work.
When I first applied this to my skin, I hated it honestly. It felt heavy and greasy straight away which worries me. I applied a swipe on each cheek, forehead and chin. I then blended the product out with my usual foundation brush and it was seamless – as claimed. After this point I started to really like it. It looked great on my skin and had really nice coverage. I added a little more to my under eye area and forehead before powdering. I decided no to use a “mattifying” powder as I wanted to really test this formula. After this I don’t think it had a dewy finish, it looked natural and really pretty.
I then continued to wear the product for the next 7 hours before taking another photo. I’d spent the majority of the day walking around York so my face had been exposed to a lot. By this point there was a little bit of grease in my T-Zone which is normal for me and there was some separation around my nose. There was also creasing around the outer corner of my eyes and some of my mascara had transferred under my eye (I use the same mascara everyday so know this had to be because of the foundation). However, it wasn’t unwearable and I don’t think it looked too bad. If I powdered my face I definitely could have continued to wear these for a few more hours. P.S. I’m wearing a different top as I got changed once home from York.
Overall, I’m really pleased with the way this product preformed. For £5 I don’t think there is anything else I’d recommend over it. To put it in another perspective I think this is just as good as the Maybelline Fit Me which I use daily. How long it will last is still a big question mark but I don’t feel like I used a tonne of product for this full face, full coverage look.
I’ve also picked up the £3 full coverage foundation from Primark so will be reviewing that one soon.