I’m a massive fan of all things Anastasia Beverly Hills. For reference, I own their eyeshadows, contour kits (both cream and powder), concealer, liquid lipsticks, highlighter kits, and eyebrow products. When I first heard that ABH was coming out with their own foundation I’m pretty sure I heard angels singing in the background. Hearing that it was a stick foundation, may have quieted this heavenly chorus a bit, but I was nevertheless still excited. The packaging on this product is typical ABH, all black with the company’s name on the side. I chose the shade Beige, described as, “light skin with neutral undertones“. I did order this online so I was guessing my shade. I would say this shade match is a hard meh, it looks a little too dark and more orange on me than I would prefer. Within the first few swipes of application, I quickly realized that me and this foundation were not going to get along. It’s on the drier side for a cream stick foundation. I would say that calling this medium to full coverage is bullpoop, it’s a stretch to even call this medium coverage. I found that the coverage on this was absolute crap. All it did, was change my skin tone and covered absolutely nothing. I tried applying more layers in the hopes of attaining a fuller coverage and only succeeded in making myself look like a shiny mess. I have combination skin, normal all over except my nose is slightly oily. This foundation clung to the normal parts and made them look dry somehow? It disintegrated and broke down on my nose very quickly. I looked like I had been working up a sweat not driving about town. I think most of the 2.5 hours of wear time was spent repowdering my shiny nose. It also settled into my fine lines like a mother trucker. Oh tiny little under eye wrinkles? NOpe. Congrats, I now look like an eighty year old woman. It settled into my smile lines and into a forehead line I didn’t even know existed. Call me disappointed. This product retails for $33.00 (Canadian) at Sephora for 0.32oz. I did try to wear it to take pictures, but after 2.5 hours of wear I was cringing every time I caught sight of my reflection and it felt gross on my face. It abruptly came off and that was the end of my time with it. I have no regrets.
What it is:
A multitasking, medium to full coverage stick foundation.
What it does:
This highly-pigmented, buildable cream stick foundation creates a natural-looking, matte finish. Idea for all skintones and combination to oily skin types, it’s easy to layer and delivers medium to full coverage with a smooth finish. It’s perfect for all-over coverage, touch ups, or highlighting and contouring.
What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Shade selection, they have 19 shades to choose from (and I believe they’re adding more deeper shades soon?) as well as one highlighter shade and three contour shades.
- Lightweight, I didn’t really feel it on my face although our time together was very short
- Coverage, this coverage was absolute crap. It was more like a skin tint than a “medium to full coverage foundation”
- Targeted for combination and oily skin, *squints really hard at ABH*, I’d also like to call bullpoop on this claim
- Drier consistency, no matter how hard I tried it would not blend out equally; it seemed more as if I smeared it around and some areas had more on it than others (For reference: look at the picture below of me wearing it, notice how my chin appears darker)
- Price, I think $33.00 (Canadian) at Sephora for 0.32oz is asking a bit much when it takes so much product to even get a half assed coverage
- Not long wearing, I wore it for TWO AND A HALF BLOODY HOURS before it began to disappear off my face