Pros: Very easy to use, convenient, buildable
Cons: a bit dry
My initial reaction was that the shade a bit too dark for me. I was also intrigued by the different colored core of the foundation stick. I've never used a foundation in a stick form, so I was excited to try it. When I swatched it on my arm, it felt really dry going on and I thought for sure it wasn't going to work for my face. It didn't seem like it was going to be easily blend-able either. The packaging is very convenient. My stick has sort of separated from the twisty base though. It still works but I can tell that it's just sort of hanging out free in the tube and not securely attached to the base. I like how easy it is to apply the product though. My reaction after using is definitely positive. I sort of dabbed it all over my face, then used my fingers to blend. It blended very nicely despite my initial reaction to the dryness of the product. It was easy to use. I've never used a stick foundation like this, but I like it a lot! The color is still a bit off, but it was pretty forgiving and when blended looked nice. I wore it to work and no one said anything about my foundation color not matching. It does create a very matte appearance. In fact I used no powder before doing contouring and I didn't need to! I didn't use powder to set the foundation either because I wanted to see if it stayed matte and it did. I wore it to work and did a 9 hour shift. I usually always get shiny but not this time. I'd consider this a medium coverage foundation. It didn't fully cover my forehead blemish, but it made it much less noticeable. Did a decent job of masking pores and under eye shadows as well. Not perfect, but pretty good. I work at a retail pharmacy and I actually looked at this product on the shelf and found a color better suited to my skin tone that I will probably pick up soon. I would recommend this to others and repurchase. I was skeptical because I usually only use BB cream and a matte powder, but I do really like this. I do not think it will work for me in winter though, because my skin gets super dry. This is probably best suited for normal to oily skin. I will try in winter though, I will just make sure to moisturize really well beforehand.