Hello everyone!! Today is my third review of a product in ColourPop’s No Filter Complexion line. In 2017 I reviewed the No Filter Concealer, last year I reviewed the No Filter Liquid Foundation and today I’m talking about the No Filter Foundation Stix. If you remember that far back I wasn’t the biggest fan of the liquid No Filter Foundation. I’m about half-way through it now and I won’t be repurchasing when it’s gone. I was hoping that the stick version would work much better for my skin and luckily I was right. It’s not my favourite foundation but it’s much better than the last.
So what did I think of it? Keep reading to find out!
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ColourPop No Filter Foundation Stix Review
Create a flawless face in seconds with this weightless, medium-buildable coverage stick foundation. Blends seamlessly for a natural skin-like finish. — ColourPop
The ColourPop No Filter Foundation Stix retails for $10USD and contains 9.5g of product. I boasts an impressive shade range containing 30 shades classified by skintone and undertone.
As a girl with pale skin and yellow undertones I must say, I really appreciate ColourPop’s inclusion of a fair foundation with a yellow undertone. I find the right undertones SO hard to find in a lighter foundation and I usually have to settle for a pink shade that doesn’t quite match me. I own the shade Fair 25 W and it’s described as a “Warm foundation with yellow undertones for fair skin tones”. It’s a perfect match!
“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.”
I love the packaging of the ColourPop No Filter Foundation Stix. It’s nothing fancy but it looks simple & clean in my glass makeup organizer. I’m sure the labels are going to rub off pretty quickly but for now the writing is intact.
This foundation stick is twist up and retractable. I love it because I can easily twist up or down to see how much foundation is left in the tube. I don’t have to worry about crushing the product in the tube because I can always wind it down.
If you read my Revolution Beauty Fast Base Stick Foundation Review some of my applications tips might be familiar to you. What I like to do (and you don’t need to do things my way) is buff out the foundation with a dense brush that has been spritzed with a setting spray. Lately I’ve been using my Fourth Ray Beauty Fresh AF Mist or some Caudalie Grape water. Because my skin is so dry the extra moisture on the brush helps the foundation to blend out easier and hydrates my face at the same time.
In the winter I would apply it directly over a facial oil but lately I’ve been skipping that step since it’s been above zero degrees celcius. After buffing the foundation I go over it with a wet beauty sponge to blend out any streaky lines.
If you have extra dry skin I would stay away from the ColourPop No Filter Foundation Stix, and don’t even think about reaching for it during the winter. Especially if you had as harsh of a winter as we just did in Edmonton! Stick foundations aren’t my friend when the dry air and cold weather make my skin peel and scale over. I waited until Spring to review the No Filter Foundation Stix when my skin bounced back to normal instead of reviewing it at a time when no foundation worked for me.
Now that it’s warming up the No Filter Foundation Stix is wearing much better. How it looks really depends on the condition of my skin on any given day. If it’s drier the foundation doesn’t look as nice and there’s no way around that. On a good skin day it gives me full coverage that doesn’t look overly cakey. The Hourglass Vanish Stick Foundation gives me even fuller coverage and I do prefer the Hourglass one because of it’s creamy texture, but it’s also like $56 bucks so… yeah. The ColourPop Stick Foundation isn’t bad for the price but I don’t find the formula to be as hydrating or look as flawless as the Hourglass foundation.
I’ve had zero issues blending out products on top of the ColourPop Foundation Stix. Powdered blushes & bronzers and liquid products alike blend easily. It has also been lasting longer than the MUR stick foundation, which is something that Melina pointed out to me. I’ve used them both about the same amount and I’ve barely used 1/4 of the CP Foundation Stix but I’m about 1/3 of the way through my Fast Base Stick Foundation.
For the price I think that the No Filter Foundation Stix is a good foundation. It has good coverage, wears for around 8 hours and the shade range is bomb. Fair 25W is probably the best foundation match that I have ever found for my skin tone.
It’s a bit finicky to apply, at least for dry skin and in the end I do prefer liquid foundations over No Filter such as MUFE Ultra HD or Maybelline Fit Me Hydrate + Smooth. I don’t regret purchasing it and I’ll use it up but I won’t be buying it again.
Have you tried the ColourPop No Filter Foundation Stix yet?
Thanks for reading! I hope you guys enjoyed this review, and I’m sorry that I took so long to get this review up. Let me know what ColourPop Reviews you’d like to read next 🙂