Saturday, 17 March 2018

Makeup Revolution Fast Base Foundation Stick Review | Does It Work For Oily Skin?


I'm sure you're probably sick of seeing and hearing about the Fast Base Foundation from Makeup Revolution by now because it is everywhere. But I thought I would do a review on the latest super-hyped MUR product because foundation sticks rarely work for me, thanks to my oily skin type. I also haven't really seen many people stating what skin type they have when reviewing the foundation which is annoying. So if you have oily or combination skin and debating on picking this up for yourself then this post may be for you.

So, first of all, let's talk about my skin... Right now my skin is more combination rather than full-on oily. I have an oily t-zone with large pores, particularly on my nose, nice I know. I tend to breakout on my T-zone area the most and it usually freaks out more when it's that time of the month. But then the rest of my face is usually okay(ish). I do suffer with dry skin between my eyebrows but it's just something that doesn't seem to go away no matter what I do or use.

Moving onto the foundation, the packaging is gorgeous and let's face it, worthy of an insta photo. It's obviously travel-friendly with it being a stick foundation and it's also a total steal for £5 on both Tam Beauty and Superdrug and there are a whopping 18 shades available! Because I have the Conceal and Define Concealer in C1 and the shade works for me perfectly, I decided to get the Fast Base Foundation in shade F1. 



When applying it feels very creamy and you can tell that it's going to be pretty good coverage just by how it looks when you apply it. It blends really easily as well. I think with it being such a creamy product, it's best to apply with a beauty blender because if you use a brush then it does leave the brush strokes. I personally feel like you need two layers for a good, even coverage but after applying two layers, it still feels really lightweight and comfortable which is definitely a thumbs up for me, there's nothing worse than a heavy, cakey feeling foundation. I've found that it covers blemishes and redness well and I only need a small amount of concealer to cover any prominent blemishes. Unfortunately, I feel like it clings to my usual culprit dry patch between my brows and it does break up a little on my nose after a few hours.

But overall, I do like it. I think it's great for the price. But I think if you're someone who suffers with a lot of dry patches then it may not work for you. But I think for my current combination skin type, it works okay. It lasts around 5 hours on me before it starts to look a little rough and needs powdering down. (It definitely needs a powder to set it when you first apply it). It gives a nice, healthy-looking finish - not too matte but not too dewy so it's more of a demi-matte foundation which I do really like. I think on me it looks pretty natural but if you get up close and personal then you can tell I'm wearing foundation.

Would I buy it again and recommend it? Definitely. For the price, I think it's really nice. But I'd say if you do have an oilier skin type then make sure you pop your powder in your bag just in case. 

Have you tried out this foundation yet? If so, do you like it?

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