Because I haven’t done a foundation review in a while, I thought I would pick up with a popular trend in beauty at the moment: stick foundations.
With products such as the Makeup Forever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Stick Foundation, and the Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick filling the high end market, I thought I would try out an option that is more accessible to those of us on a tight budget. After doing my research on different alternatives (which are fairly scarce in the drugstores) I settled upon the Sonia Kashuk Undetectable Foundation Stick. Exclusive to Target, this foundation retails for 10.99—which, in my opinion, is the maximum price a drugstore beauty product should ever go.
With hopes set high due to the steeper price tag, I was freakin’ READY to find a dupe for the oh so elusive MUFE HD Stick Foundation. Unfortunately, my expectations fell flat.
Let’s start off with the claims:
“This multi-tasking foundation, packaged in a portable stick, glides on to perfect skin tone and absorb excess oil, leaving skin with a natural satin finish. Formulated for all skin types, this creamy foundation with micro-fine pigments melts into skin and blends easily to deliver sheer to medium translucent coverage that allows skins natural finish to shine through.”
Soooo… I don’t know what went wrong here, but essentially every claim made by the brand contradicts my personal experience.
With a measly 8 shade options, this foundation range is quite limited when it comes to options. Pretty much all the shades are very yellow toned and quite warm, with little to no options for cool toned ladies. Though I wish the range were more extensive, I actually found my shade (Alabaster) to be quite flattering. Alabaster is by no means the lightest foundation I own, and I could probably use an option that were .5-1 shade lighter, but overall the tone was very flattering and didn’t make me look ghostly or ill despite the pale shade.
While my opinion on the shade range is mixed, I am pretty damn confident in my feelings about everything else regarding this foundation.
This is by no means a medium coverage foundation like the claims state. I find this particular foundation to be a sheer to light coverage, and with a second layer, I found that the foundation did not build well but instead broke up on my face.
Another claim I find to be absurd is the fact that they call this an “oil absorbing” foundation. Out of all the foundations I have ever used, I have never experienced a product that sat quite like this on my face, and made me look so oily. I found that this foundation NEVER set and remained extremely tacky, sticky, and oily looking on the skin. Even with the shine it gave, I would never call this a dewy foundation—and that’s saying something considering I have extremely dry skin. I would simply consider it an oily foundation fail. Rather than blend in, the Undetectable Foundation Stick was very VERY detectable and sat on top of the skin.
What with the limited shade range, the poor coverage, and the terrible finish, I would by no means recommend this product to anyone, of any skin type. I was highly disappointed with this product and don’t see myself using it at all in the near future.
If any of you have tried out this foundation, please let me know your thoughts! I would love to hear 🙂
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I hope you have a fantastic day,