Anastasia Beverly Hills, the Queen of brows, contour and highlight, is now on her way to earning the title of Queen of foundations! Anastasia Beverly Hills just released the highly anticipated Stick Foundations which most importantly cater to a wide variety of different skin tones. I picked up a few of the Anastasia Beverly Hills Stick Foundation shades including a highlight and contour shade. I am in love with this formula! Keep reading to find out why!
Review of the Anastasia Beverly Hills Stick Foundation
The products are packaged in the typical black ABH packaging which has the rose gold ABH logo and accents.
The foundation itself comes in a sleek tube with a black base and lid, and a rose gold inside. The tube also has the rose gold ABH logo and accents on the side of the tube as well as on top of the lid. On the bottom of the tubes, there is also a sticker which is the same shade as the foundation that lists the shade name. I feel that this lid is pretty sturdy and would not come off very easily. This is important for me, as this is a product I would take when travelling and with your conventional liquid foundations, there is nothing worse than leaking foundation in your makeup bag!
These foundations are sold on the Anastasia Beverly Hills website for $25USD. Shipping to Australia is a flat rate of $14.95USD. Each foundation stick has 0.35 ounces of product and the amount is shown in the image below. In comparison to other higher end stick foundations on the market, this is better value. The Hourglass Seamless Foundation Stick is $46USD for 0.25 ounces of product.
This is a very easily blendable formula that is really pigmented and has buildable coverage. It is a really nice matte finish but it is a really natural finish that looks like skin. I also love that these products are cruelty-free and vegan.
I found this foundation a dream to apply and blend. It creates a flawless finish that looks natural. The foundation has great coverage even with a small amount of product. It easily was able to cover any blemishes and areas of pigmentation perfectly. The product did not settle into any lines or pores and didn’t accentuate any dry areas. I do tend to get a little bit of a dry area under my nose, and this didn’t cling to or accentuate this area at all.
I would strongly recommend this foundation for anyone with combination to oily skin. I myself have combination to oily skin where I get an oily T-zone by the end of the day. Using this foundation alone it lasted 8 hours with minimal fading. With using a powder to set this foundation, it seriously lasted 9 – 10 hours looking nearly just as full coverage as when I applied it. I didn’t get any shine on my nose that I would normally after using another type of foundation. I have also used it with the Skindinavia Oil Control Sprays which I swear by for important events, and it stayed flawless and it probably would last even longer! (You can check out my review on these sprays here). This foundation was formulated as an oily skin foundation which is so great!
This foundation applies really easy straight from the tube onto the skin, but can also be applied using a brush. To blend out the product, I use a beauty blender or my favourite foundation brush the Sigma Flat Kabuki Brush.
I absolutely love this foundation and it will be a godsend for important events where I don’t need to worry about any shine. This has definitely surpassed my expectations and will be replacing my much loved Marc Jacobs foundation. If you have combination to oily skin, definitely check this out. My only advice is if you are going to purchase online, have a look at the Anastasia Beverly Hills swatches on their Instagram, as I initially purchased from their website images and I picked out the wrong shade. However, it was a blessing in disguise as I now have a subtle contour shade as well.
Swatches of the Anastasia Beverly Hills Stick Foundation
Here are swatches of the shades I own on my arm.
I have the following shades;
Banana (Highlight Shade) – Pale Yellow
Amber (Foundation Shade) – Dark Medium Tan Skin with Warm Undertones
Almond (Foundation Shade) – Dark Medium Tan Skin with Warm Neutral Undertones
Mink (Contour Shade) – Toasted Almond Shade
Disclaimer: As I did pick out the wrong foundation shade, the customer service team at ABH contacted me as they wanted to send me the correct shade even though it was no fault of theirs, just my own in picking the correct shade. This in no way affected my opinion whatsoever, and I genuinely am obsessed with this foundation! This post also contains an affiliate link.
I hope this ABH Stick Foundation review is helpful for you all! Let me know in the comments below what you think of these foundations or if you are planning to get them! As always ask any questions below in the comments and I will answer them as soon as I can!
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