Back in January I posted my huge ColourPop Sale Haul and over the year I’ve been posting reviews on the products I ordered such as the ColourPop Brow Boss Gel, the Give It To Me Straight Eyeshadow Palette, the Pressed Powder Eyeshadows and the No Filter Concealer. I ordered the ColourPop No Filter Stix Foundation as I’d heard really great things, and whilst stick foundations aren’t always the best where dry skin is concerned, ever since I discovered the Hourglass Primer Serum, I’ve enjoyed experimenting with more matte foundations.
The ColourPop No Filter Stix Foundation is available in a total of 30 different shades, which are broken down into six shade categories: Fair, Light, Medium, Medium Dark, Dark and Deep Dark.
The foundation is $10/8, and I chose shade 07 N which ColourPop describe as being a “neutral foundation with light peach undertones for fair skin tones”. I really like how detailed the shade descriptions are as they make choosing a shade online a little easier, but I still wasn’t sure if the ‘fair’ category of shades was fair enough of my skintone.
“Swipe, blend, and go with no filter stix. It conceals, corrects and perfects, for a flawless complexion in seconds. its medium-buildable coverage instantly blurs pores, covers blemishes, and blends effortlessly, for a natural skin-like finish.
Never cakey or drying, this stick glides on for the easiest application. Perfectly portable, take it on-the-go for mess-free touch ups anytime, anywhere.“
The ColourPop No Filter Stix Foundation is packaged within a white and silver plastic casing, with a twist-up function. For $10 you get 9.5 grams of product which is generous considering Revolution only give you 6.2g inside their Fast Base Foundation Stick.
Shade wise, 07 N isn’t the worst shade match for me and whilst unblended it does look a little orange, it blends into the skin nicely without looking too dark. I do add a little bit of the Revolution Pro Lightening Drops just to make sure I don’t get any noticeable lines but I do feel like ColourPop have room to go lighter within their ‘fair’ shades.
The stick has a creamy consistency which is easy to blend with both a makeup brush and a blending sponge. My favourite method of blending is with a dampened beauty sponge as I find it helps the foundation stick to mesh with the skin a little better. It does emphasise dry patches a little, but that’s true for any foundation stick but I do think that the formula might be a little too creamy for those with oily skin.
Once on the skin, it has somewhat of a dewy finish on my dry skin, and I feel that it could perhaps slip and slide a little on oilier skins. Even after setting the ColourPop No Filter Stix Foundation with powder, it gathered into lines in places there were no lines which I think might be because of how emollient the formula is. It doesn’t feel as if it truly sets, and thus feels a little tacky on the skin.
Instead of a foundation, I’ve actually preferred to use the ColourPop No Filter Stix Foundation as a concealer but the ColourPop No Filter Concealer is considerably better in comparison. This foundation is perhaps the first ColourPop product I didn’t love, and whilst I don’t hate it, I just have other foundations I enjoy more and stick foundation wise, the Hourglass Vanish Foundation Stick looks a lot more flattering on my skin.
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