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November 20, 2011

Napoleon Perdis Stick Foundation

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For the past week, I've been using this foundation as part of Project Pan (for some reason I have four of these sticks..). I have this foundation in two colours and somehow both seem to work well for me. With that being said, I use the darker one in summer. 
Left to Right: Look 1 (lighter) and Look 2 (darker)
Look 2, my summer colour
If you've been following my blog for a while, you'll know that I'm a full coverage girl. I have fairly unpredictable skin, as well as discolouration, so I like to know that everything I hate about my skin is being covered up. This is where my Napoleon Perdis Stick Foundation comes in handy.

The foundation stick is very easy to work with. When applying, I draw a small lines of product on both my cheeks, my forehead and chin. Although the packaging recommends blending it with a brush, I use my fingers. I find that my fingers warm the product and allow it to blend really well, for a natural but flawless finish. This product has a cream to powder consistency, meaning that it dries quite matte - A plus for people with combination/oily skin, like myself. Although it's probably unnecessary, I still set this with a powder. 

This product has great staying powder. I use my Laura Mercier Oil-Free Primer before applying and, as mentioned above, set it with a powder (either a translucent powder or my MAC Mineralized Skinfinsh Natural in Medium). Halfway through the day, I'll check my face to see if there's any oil or shine. I found that most days there was little to no shine and it didn't need any additional powdering. 

After wearing this product for a few days, I started to break out. Bummer, I know! BUT it's not actually from the foundation, I've discovered. A few days later I started to feel very sick, which makes sense. Whenever I get sick, I break out a few days before. I'm so glad that the breakout hasn't had anything to do with the foundation, as I really like it. Yay!

The only down side to this product, as far as I can see, is the price. I recently looked on the website and it now retails for $60.00. I know for a fact that it wasn't this much when I purchased it, 'cos I couldn't have afforded it. Although the product is good, for $60.00 you could buy two bottles of Revlon Colorstay Liquid foundation, another favourite of mine. I'd recommend that people consider prices when deciding on an everyday foundation.

Would I recommend this product? I would. The coverage of this foundation, as well as the staying power, is very impressive and I'd recommend any girl try it out.

Have any of you tried this foundation? If so, what did you think? If not, what foundation are you loving at the moment? 

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1 comment :

  1. From Erin D via Facebook: Love this foundation, definitely recommend using the primer or a good moisturizer just before applying or it will look heaps dodgy within a few hours. Also does not do with in sweaty situations


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