ColourPop No Filter Stix Foundation Review / Swatches

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.

ColourPop No Filter Stix Foundation Review Swatches in the shade 07 N

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.

ColourPop No Filter Stix Foundation Review Swatches in the shade 07 N

ColourPop say;

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.

ColourPop No Filter Stix Foundation Review Swatches in the shade 07 N

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.

You can purchase the ColourPop No Filter Stix Foundation from the ColourPop website.

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