There’s no escape route from all of the hype surrounding Makeup Revolution right now. With Revolution Pro launching and new products hitting stores weekly, it’s fair to say that Makeup Revolution are setting the bar high on drugstore beauty.
One of the many launches that made its way in to my Superdrug basket are the Fast Base Foundation Sticks. I’m not usually one for a stick foundations but with promises of dewy and glowing skin all for £5 I couldn’t resist these little wonders!
One of the most impressive things about the Fast Base Foundation Stick collection is the shade range. As much as having a diverse range of light to dark shades should be compulsory for every release, it truly is an impressive array of shades for a drugstore brand.
There are 18 shades in the collection ranging from F1 (for fair skin with neutral undertones) up to F18 (for dark skin with fair undertones) each with a purpose of matching different undertones such as peach, beige, golden, warm and cool.
As easy as it was to sweep the foundation stick across my face, I found it tricky to determine how much was a perfect amount as I’m used to liquid foundations. I started by applying 2 strokes on each cheek then one across my forehead, nose and chin which turned out to be a perfect amount. I’ve tested to blendability using both a beauty blender and stippling brush and have found a brush to be much quicker to use yet both applicators create a very similar finish.
Despite seeing all of the amazing videos going around social media featuring the foundation, I was still shocked at just how full coverage it was. It’s thick, but not cakey so it still gave me that lightweight feel that I’m always after.
As well as using the shade F3 all over my face (for fair skin tones with pink undertones) I also picked up the shade F11 (for medium/dark skin tones with a beige undertone) to attempt cream contouring with. I used a Real techniques contour brush to blend and define my face and was super impressed with how it tuned out. With it being a creamy foundation it easily melts in to the skin creating a very quick and easy contour. I paired the two foundation sticks with the Makeup Revolution Conceal and Define concealer and was left with such a radiant and glowing base.
Overall, I’d give my experience with the Fast Base Foundation Sticks 4/5 stars. After a few hours of wear, I did begin to notice the foundation clinging to the dry areas of my face slightly, so assumed it was as a result of the primer I had used. However, since then I’ve experimented with different primers and no primer at all and have continued to have the same issue. Considering that it only cost £5, I’m not disappointed with the product. I’ll continue to use the darker shade as my go-to for cream contour but will set aside the foundation shade for on the go and occasional wear.
Let me know if you have tried the new Makeup revolution fast Base Foundation sticks.