Flower cosmetics introduced a foundations stick in their recent launch. Foundation sticks are few and far between so just couldn’t resist picking one up to give it a test drive!
There are only 8 shades in the range. I am an NC 20 in Mac for reference and I went with the second shade, which was SF2. It has yellow in it. The sticker on the SF1 stick looked a little more pink so I didn’t think it would go with my skintone. Unfortunately, like most drugstore items, there is no tester so you have to guess your shade.
The foundation comes in a tube that allows you to scroll the product up as you need it.
Flower claims that this foundation “glides on smoothly and blends easily for an instant uniform finish; Translucent “second skin” coverage allows skin’s natural tone to show through” They claim it has a “silky finish” that it has “Gotu Kola” which “stimulates collagen and hydrates” and that it is “Paraben free”.
So, what did I think about their claims? The foundation does glide on smoothly and it blends very well. I wouldn’t say that it is translucent, its more of a light to medium coverage, depending upon how much you build it. It did not look caked on though, so I guess that is what they are saying when they claim it looks like “second skin”. It evens out your skintone and does leave you with a silky finish. It is not overly hydrating, but its definitely not drying. The fact that it is paraben free is a plus. As for the Gotu Kola, I have no idea if that is going to stimulate collagen. I have not read any studies on it so I don’t feel qualified to advise you on the long term effects of it.
I know that the swatch looks scary, to say the least. It is very yellow and it doesn’t look like it would be a fit, but I can tell you that on my face it looked like a perfect match when blended out. It has a creamy consistency and sheers out very well. It has no smell. The wear time is about 4 to 6 hours on my T-zone oily skin before the product starts to break down. When the 4 to 5 hour point hits I have to touch up with powder. I assume that if you have dry skin you might get more wear time.
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