Revolution Fast Base Foundation Stick Review.

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Revolution’s Fast Base Foundation Stick has become the new hype in the blogging and Youtube world. It’s become quickly known through a lot of popular influencers in such a short time and everyone seemed to crave it. Revolution is known for being one of the most affordable brands on the market for even those with little in their pocket. What I wanted to know is, is it all that? Is Revolutions Fast Base Foundation Stick worth the hype everyone is claiming it to be? Or is it just paid sponsorship and mistrust. So I put it to the test.

This isn’t anything negative on those who work as a business and do paid sponsorships ect. I know a lot of influencers will always tell the truth and give their honest opinions. Then there are some that will bend it and not lie, but not quite say it how it is. And then there are those who will say it’s great when it’s shite. I’m not here to name and shame, or say who is and isn’t like such and such. It happens in every line of work. It’s about those who you trust and value opinions of.

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I honestly was apprehensive. A cheap foundation, a stick foundation at that worries me to no end. I suffer from dry skin and combination skin. Basically, just not oily but every other problem? I got them. So after numerous attempts at raiding Superdrug for the highly sought foundation I got it. Well, my boyfriend spotted it and got me the right shade luckily.

For the past few days I’ve been trying Revolutions Fast Base Foundation Stick in F4. At first appearance the packaging is cheap, but with it being such a cheap foundation I don’t expect much. It does look lovely and the branding has seriously come along over the past few years.  You actually get a decent amount of product in the tube. This is after I’ve wore it 4 times now, full face and a bit extra on my cheeks just because that’s what I’m paranoid about. I suffer from rosacea so I try my best to hide it to the best of my ability.

First impression was that it blended out seamlessly. It looked flawless and in fact was actually really dewy on my skin. It lasted all day for around 12 hours and didn’t budge which is a huge plus. My main concern is that it looked so dewy that it looked greasy. I normally apply all my foundations with a brush so I wondered if it was the application. 

After a few days of wearing the foundation, my first impressions are pretty much still the exact same. It looks flawless, stayed all day and didn’t budge. But even on my skin, it looked a little bit greasy. It didn’t feel it one bit, in fact, it was really lightweight on my skin as if I wasn’t wearing it. I did try it however without my usual moisturising routine and I found that it looked a lot better on my skin, but I found that my skin was paying for it. 

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The only thing I could say is that maybe you need to put a light layer of powder on your face to set it. Personally however for myself that’s a no go. I don’t wear powder because I hate having matte foundation, or matte skin. I use cream contour. The only powder I wear is highlight and eye shadow. This all due to having dry skin. My skin looks dreadful if it is a matte.

I tried blending it with a sponge and I found that my sponge wasn’t blending it out anywhere near as good. It stuck to my skin and it became a bit frustrating. I tried again. I tried using my usual brush and then blending it out after with a sponge. It takes away the greasy look to my skin but it takes a lot more effort than it should for a foundation. Am I the only one that’s struggling with this foundation?!

My final thoughts? It’s a nice foundation that blends amazing, looks amazing to wear and feels amazing but maybe even a bit too oily for a dry skin gal like myself. I will be using it on and off and maybe switching around my skin prep before to see if it changes any and if that’s the problem. Just a bit dissapointed about how dewy (yes there even is a time where I don’t want to shine so bright!) the product is. 

Have you tried this foundation? What are your thoughts?


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  1. May 22, 2018 / 9:19 pm

    I’ve been really tempted to try this and I do usually wear a light brushing of translucent powder so maybe it’ll be ok for me. I guess seeing as it’s a cheap brand it’s always worth giving them a go isn’t it?!!

    • May 26, 2018 / 10:22 pm

      Exactly! Try it and see if it works for you. I honestly can’t use powder I wish I could but it just makes me skin look so bad no matter what I use. Let me know how you get on if you try it! x

  2. May 25, 2018 / 11:58 am

    Lovely photos! I’m not usually keen on foundation sticks to be honest but this does sound good! I have the same problem with oily bases x

    • May 26, 2018 / 10:05 pm

      I just wish it wasn’t so oily as I’m not at all!

  3. May 26, 2018 / 8:36 am

    I’ve never used a foundation stick before but I’m very intrigued by them! This one looks fab. Maybe you could try a setting powder in your oily areas to see if it mattifys it slightly xx

    • May 26, 2018 / 10:02 pm

      I’ve heard so many mixed reviews about this one in particular but I know there are some on the market that are amazing. I’m not oily, that’s the problem. I have really dry skin so powder just makes me itch if I’m honest else I would. Gutted!

  4. May 26, 2018 / 9:20 am

    I’ve heard many mixed reviews on this one, which is why I haven’t bought it myself. Also because it’s a stick foundation, I just don’t think I’d get on with it myself. Such a shame because their other new products have been amazing recently! x

    • May 26, 2018 / 9:57 pm

      I genuinly cringe at foundation sticks, it reminds me of the early 2000’s too much so I avoid them like the plague but thought I’d try this as it was cheap. It wears so lovely though, just super oily even on me. x

  5. Emma
    May 26, 2018 / 10:29 am

    I love this foundation! I agree it can get a bit oily, I’m still trying to find a primer that works well with it to stop it caking so much, but it blends beautifully!
    Emma |

    • May 26, 2018 / 9:54 pm

      It wears like such a beautiful foundation doesn’t it?! But it’s just too damn oily and I can’t powder because of my dry skin, it makes me ick! If you find one, let me know! x

  6. May 26, 2018 / 4:07 pm

    It’s such a shame that this wouldn’t work for me as I have such an oily t zone, would have loved to give it a try!!

    • May 26, 2018 / 9:52 pm

      I’ve heard so many mixed reviews but honestly it really didn’t work for me. Maybe it would be different for you! x

  7. May 26, 2018 / 5:23 pm

    I haven’t tried this foundation but I have really wanted to – I’ve got oily/combination skin and I’ve heard good things about it for my skin type. I hope you manage to find out how to get it to look less dewy! x

    • May 26, 2018 / 9:47 pm

      I’ve heard so many mixed things, and when I tried it, it was so damn oily I wish it would work better for me but no. Just a disappointment. Try it for yourself and let me know if it works for you! x

  8. May 30, 2018 / 7:51 am

    I’ve heard so many mixed things I’m usure whether to try this. I don’t want it to make my skin greasy as it’s alresdy oily combo.

    • June 3, 2018 / 9:25 am

      I keep trying it and it’s not working any better for me unfortunately. Do you powder? It might help that way!

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