,As you may know Anastasia Beverly Hills (ABH) has released stick foundations! I'm super excited about this because everything that ABH puts out, I know has taken years in the making and honestly I can remember nearly two years ago seeing Norvina asking about formulation preferences and what have you, from their customers. Which I think is what makes their company so brilliant is that: they do their research, they're meticulous, and they have a strong social media presence where they interact with their customers and ask their opinions and also listen to their requests/concerns. I've always truly admired that and they are constantly trying to put out the best products possible and I don't think their has ever been a product I didn't like from them to be honest. This is no different.
These released on Thursday, they are $25 each, there are 30 shades 4 will be coming in September, they will be in store toward the end of August. These are targeted for more oily/combination skin. I totally agree, because it's a drier formula. Although, I have normal skin and this works just fine for me. I would say it's a medium coverage and build-able coverage. So it could easily be full coverage if that's what you wanted.
My honest first thoughts of this (this isn't sponsored in any way btw), is it's unlike any stick foundation I have. Most stick foundations are very dewy, heavy, and super full coverage which can be cakey. The MUFE Ultra HD foundation stick, which is also great, is very dewy on me and can sometimes feel a bit heavy on my skin. I have shade Ivory, and this is super light weight you don't feel like anything is on your skin. I buff it in with a flat top kabuki just because that's what gives me the best coverage and a damp sponge tends to sheer out foundations on me. So that's why I prefer the kabuki brush for this. The finish is a satin finish in my opinion. Also these are being marketed for cream highlight and cream contour sticks as well. Which I totally understand because of the formula and how light weight and not over powering they are.
I used it the first day with no primer, and no setting spray because I wanted to see how long lasting the foundation was on it's own and what it done without extra reinforcement. It got slightly dewy not bad, just a bit, but it's humid and hot here in TN so I think that was why. It didn't seem to break up at all and my highlight, contour, and blush stayed in place and also didn't oxidize as the day went on. Nor did they get patchy. I'm thoroughly impressed. I finally took it off after 8 hours, when I washed my face, and it was still in tact. It had gotten a little more dewy but again I didn't have any primer, setting spray, nothing on to help this stay to its actual finish. So I think that this would be really awesome for oily skin types when using a primer or setting spray, or both.
Here I'm wearing shade Ivory. I tend to like foundations that are more yellow based and this is a great neutral-warm based foundation for me. I'm also pretty dang pale right now too so I'm loving the shade range they have. There are shades that are even lighter than this. They have the palest shades to a great selection of deep shades. They will be available in Macy's, Dillards, Sephora, and Ulta stores. They are available now on the ABH website.
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