ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS STICK FOUNDATION REVIEW + SWATCHES (ALL 6 FAIR SHADES)
I got these sent for PR purposes months ago when they were released and I have used them in tutorials before but never actually given you guys a full review after using them for a while.
These are described as a highly pigmented creamy formular that is build-able so you can get a full coverage look or sheer it out as a tinted moisturizer.
They come in 26 foundation shades and 4 highlight and contour stick (I will review those later) and retail for $25 right HERE.
Colors left to right: Warm alabaster, Ivory, Warm porcelain, Porcelain, Alabaster, Warm ivory
First of all, you guys know I love ABH, it’s on of my favorite brands, and I really do like this foundation although it isn’t the best for my skin type at the moment.
The packaging is one of my favorites I’ve seen for stick foundations, it’s so sleek and luxurious to look at and it’s super easy to find the shade you want in your drawers since there’s a sticker on the bottom with a color + name. It’s also super easy to slide up and down the tube and I’ve had no breaking or anything even though I’ve dropped them quite a lot the past month (#clumpsygirlproblems)
The formular of these are creamy and bendable like described but I do find them on the “drier” side and therefor I’ve had a some trouble blending them out seamlessly on my dry skin. Now I do have really dry skin in my t-zone, so if you’re dry/normal, combination/oily etc. it should be fine and blend with no issues but if you’re really dry like me then I highly recommend applying a good primer and then a facial oil before the foundation to help moisturize and blend better – that works amazing for me. I usually use the Ameera London liquid gold argan oil or my PIXI face mist.
Th coverage is build-able and can be sheered out with the oil or a normal moisturizer but it can also be build up to a fuller coverage. This has a gorgeous semi matte finish on me but I don’t like to use them under my eyes since I’m very dry there as well, but on the rest of the face I really really like the finish of it. I usually set this with my usual powders (MAC studio fix, NYX #nofilter powder, Laura mercier etc.)
The longevity seems really good as well, the longest I’ve worn this was for 5 hours and there was absolutely no change in the texture or look of the skin so I can imagine it can go for 8+ hours easily with no problems.
I usually mix the colors porcelain and warm alabaster to custom create my perfect shade during fall/winter but I’m not sure what my “summer” color will be just yet.
Overall I would really recommend everyone to try this foundation, 4/5 stars from me!