Makeup Revolution Fast Base Stick Foundation Review

Hola beauties, I hope you’re doing well and had a fantastic holiday! I feel like my brain has been running a million miles an hour, December was an absolutely crazy month for me. These next few weeks are going to be extremely busy at work too. I miss my old part time work schedule where I worked from 2pm-6pm everyday. I had lots of time to work on my blog in the morning, workout and take care of things around the house. Then I’d go work for a few hours and be back in time for dinner with a relaxing evening ahead of me. Those were the good old days!

What can you do though right? Anyways, today I have a review for you of the Makeup Revolution Fast Bast Stick Foundation. I picked up this product in my MUR Haul in October and I’ve worn it through the warmer days of early Fall and the cold, snowy days of “almost” winter. I have a lot of thoughts on this stick foundation, some good, some bad. Are you curious about buying this foundation? If so keep reading!

Revolution Fast Base Stick Foundation Review

Makeup Revolution Fast Base Stick Foundation Review

The Makeup Revolution Fast Base Stick Foundation retails for $9USD and contains 0.21oz of product. It comes in 18 different shades which are broken down by undertone online at Revolution Beauty. I’m reviewing the shade F2 which is for fair skin with yellow undertones. I consider this to be a medium to full coverage foundation. I don’t see much discolouration or scarring when I wear it. Keep in mind I don’t have a lot to cover so it’s hard for me to tell sometimes!

Makeup Revolution Fast Base Stick Foundation Review Packaging


The packaging of the Revolution Fast Base Stick Foundation is freaking gorgeous! The rose gold packaging and minimalistic design work together to make a very sleek looking product. The rose gold part of the tube twists the the product up or down. Some twist-up products aren’t retractable so I really like that the Fast Base Stick foundation is. The packaging gets an A+ from me.

Revolution Fast Base Stick Foundation F2 Swatch


The name “Fast Base” really does say it all. It’s so easy to apply this foundation to my face! I can dot it all over or swipe, it doesn’t really make a difference. I’ve noticed that I’m using up this product quite fast even though I’m still wearing it the same amount as my other foundations. That’s probably just due to how it applies. I find that it doesn’t blend as far as a liquid foundation if that makes sense. I really need to buff this into my skin, spreading it out is a little tough so I tend to use more of it.

Because the Fast Base stick foundation is a thicker, creamier product I have a hard time blending it out with makeup sponges. My best application method has been a dense buffing brush. Because my skin is so dry this foundation can emphasize dryness. What I’ve been doing is spraying my brush with a hydrating dewy spray before buffing to help keep my skin looking hydrated.

The finish of the Revolution stick foundation is meant to be dewy but it looks a little more matte on my dry skin.

Makeup Revolution Fast Base Stick Foundation Review

How it Wears

I’ve now worn this Fast Base Stick Foundation through Fall & Winter. Okay, so it’s not even technically winter yet but we’ve had winter-like conditions here in Alberta for a while now. When I first got this the weather was cool outside but not cold. Now I’m shivering in my car!

With the colder weather comes dryness and I’ve noticed some differences. In the Fall I could get away with buffing this foundation out normally without any extra moisture on my brush. In December I definitely notice that my dry patches are emphasized if I don’t use an extra hydrating moisturizer and spray my brush with setting spray beforehand. I’ve also noticed that my pores do show through this foundation, which isn’t something I’ve ever really noticed before.

I can see that I have coverage on my face when I wear the Revolution Fast Base Stick Foundation but I don’t think it looks bad. It’s not the most natural finish but it can look nice when I’m going out for a nice dinner or for a special occasion.

Wet N Wild Photofocus Dewy Primer & Revolution Fast Base Stick Foundation

Here I’m wearing the Wet N Wild Photofocus Dewy Primer underneath the MUR stick foundation which added a little bit of radiance to the finish. I still have a few tiny acne dots on my chin showing through but I think it covered my skin nicely. You can check out my WNW Dewy Primer Review post to see my skin before foundation!

Have you tried the Revolution Fast Base Foundation Stick?

Thanks for reading! Let me know what brands and types of products you want to see me focus on in 2019. I’d love to hear some feedback from my readers. Talk soon! xx



  1. January 20, 2019 / 8:00 am

    I’ve never used a stick foundation but this looks pretty handy for travel, it wouldn’t take up much room in the old makeup bag that’s for sure! X

    • AlwaysCleia
      January 21, 2019 / 11:52 pm

      That’s my thinking too! It won’t break if I drop it which is a nice plus. Thanks for reading! x

  2. January 12, 2019 / 3:41 pm

    I actually noticed the same thing when I use it in the winter, so haven’t been using it much! I’m going to try using it with a hydrating primer! Great post, you explained the product so well xxx

    Melina |

  3. January 5, 2019 / 4:25 am

    I actually don’t own a stick foundation! I have tried the one at a makeup counter before and that was a Bobbi Brown one which they applied on me before applying a blush that I wanted to check out. I don’t know…stick foundations have never really appealed to me because I feel they would run out fast and you would need to use lots. I can see why it’s handy on the go or during travel though.

    Great review. I bought a couple of things from MUR in November but still need to continue testing. I’m still testing the Soph eyeshadow palettes and loving those! (I’m sure I was talking to you about them.) I just need to test out some concealers I got from them too.

    • AlwaysCleia
      January 6, 2019 / 1:43 am

      They do run out faster than other foundations. I think the appeal is convenience, they’re good for travel and easy to apply. I don’t know that I would take this with me on a tropical vacation though, I think it might melt!

      I think you mentioned the Soph palette to me too! I’m glad you’re loving them! Will you be posting some reviews?

      • January 6, 2019 / 5:52 am

        I’m not particularly sure. Part of me really wants to because it would be a challenge as someone who doesn’t wear eyeshadow that often! Another part of me thinks because I’m not a frequent eyeshadow-wearer, will I have enough to say about said palette? lol I’ll see 🙂

  4. January 3, 2019 / 8:36 pm

    I’ve been on the hunt for a stick foundation every since stick foundations seem to be making a resurgence in 2018. I wanted something that I could pack easily for travel. I toyed with getting the Hourglass one but it’s so pricey for the amount you get. This Makeup Revolution one was on my radar but I don’t have easy access to this brand in person so it would be a challenge to shade match. In the end, I got the L’Oreal Infallible one and I really like it! It’s not greasy or drying and blends out really easily. I find it looks really natural and wears well. If you’re looking to try another stick foundation, I definitely recommend the L’Oreal one.

    • AlwaysCleia
      January 6, 2019 / 1:28 am

      Stick foundations are great for travel! I love that they won’t break or splatter if you drop them. Oh that’s a good point. I lucked out that the shade I chose online was a good match but it’s still hard to know which one to get.
      I haven’t heard of the L’Oreal one, thank you for the recommendation! I’ll have to try it out at some point once I’ve finished this one. Thanks for sharing!

  5. January 3, 2019 / 6:38 am

    I used to love stick foundation but stopped reaching for it last year all together. Might switch that up in 2019 as this foundation and the stick foundation from ColourPop I’ve heard good things about. Thanks for the review!

    • AlwaysCleia
      January 3, 2019 / 1:41 pm

      Thanks for reading! I just ordered the ColourPop one, I hope it’s good too!

  6. January 2, 2019 / 11:48 pm

    Ooh this sounds nice! Your cheeks look so glowy in the picture and you look beautiful 🙂

    • AlwaysCleia
      January 3, 2019 / 1:44 pm

      Thank you! I’m looking forward to using this in warmer weather 😄

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