ColourPop No Filter Foundation Stix Review

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

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!

Product Claims:

“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.”

ColourPop No Filter Foundation Stix Review


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.

No Filter Foundation Stix Fair 25W Swatch


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.

No Filter Foundation Stix


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.

ColourPop No Filter Foundation Stix

Bottom Line

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 🙂



  1. May 1, 2019 / 8:18 am

    Isn’t it so weird that this product doesn’t use as much product as the makeup revolution one? I think the makeup revolution one is more…oily based so more product comes on when you put it on your face? While I don’t hate this product, it’s definitely not my favorite. I feel like it sticks to dry patches. So while it’s not terrible and I will finish it up, I’m still on the lookout for the best stick foundation! I might have to invest in the hourglass one one day! Great review, you literally summed it up perfectly! xxx

    Melina |

    • May 2, 2019 / 10:14 pm

      It’s so strange! I don’t really know why, they look to be about the same size.
      I really wish this foundation had been better for dry skin. I feel like ColourPop really needs to focus on creating base products that suit any skin type, their whole No Filter line seems to suit oily skin much better 🙁
      Thanks for reading, and I’m sorry this foundation didn’t work any better for you!

  2. April 27, 2019 / 10:13 am

    I’ve always been a bit scared to try stick foundations since I have dry skin. ColourPop does have an amazing shade range for their complexion products though, I agree.

    Having said that, I’ve been curious about the new Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue Stick Foundation as I’ve heard it’s really creamy and easy to use. I love the liquid version, so we’ll see. Maybe I’ll pick that up when I need my next base!

    • April 27, 2019 / 3:04 pm

      Dry skin and stick foundations don’t always mix well unfortunately 🙁 I wish I liked ColourPop’s liquid foundation because the shade range is awesome 😭

      I haven’t heard of that one yet! I’ll have to take a look. I’ve been meaning to try bare minerals for years but I’ve never gotten around to it. If you do get it let me know how it is!

      • April 28, 2019 / 2:57 pm

        I’m getting more into Bare Minerals these days. A lot of their products are intriguing to me at the moment. Unfortunately I’m still on a base/concealer buy-ban until I finish something in my collection first 😒.

        • May 2, 2019 / 10:12 pm

          I really want to try their mineral foundation! But like you I also need to use up my foundations & concealers before buying more. I hope it doesn’t take too long!

  3. April 27, 2019 / 8:21 am

    I’d probably have the same thoughts about it if I tried it. My skin gets dry during the winter so it wouldn’t be good for me then. Maybe spring time and closer to summer. I do wonder how it would wear during the summer too because I get so oily lol. This is something I would try. I’ll look into it once I’ve finished one of my foundations.

    • April 27, 2019 / 11:05 pm

      I wish I knew! This will be my first summer wearing it too, I hope it wears better when it’s warm out.

      Thanks for reading!

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