Foundation Stick! MAQUillage Lasting Stick Foundation UV Review

I have a massive soft spot for MAQUillage base products and lip products – always such good quality. My latest purchase was the Maquillage Stick Foundation – eek. With the current exchange rate I paid almost £29 for this – not cheap at all.

Nevertheless here it is on the model:

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Gorgeous visual, I love the beady thing on her head…

Here is the foundation stick. Another thing I like about MAQUillage is that its provides for slightly darker skin like mine – the OC30 is a great match for my NC35-40 skintone (a lot of Asian brands are just too pale).

The stick comes in basic packaging:

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The stick comes in a silver stick – pretty standard packaging and a bit annoying as it gets greasy finger marks on it!

The last stick foundation I bought was Shu Uemura’s Nobara Foundation Stick.Its nice, creamy and lovely.

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As is this foundation. It needs no warm up time at all, it just eases into the skin right away, creating – if you want, quite an even toned complexion.

It wouldn’t have a problem offering a medium to high cover I think.

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As mentioned earlier, MAQUillage do go that little bit darker than other brands. Having said that – whilst the depth of the colour is there I feel like there is a tiny bit of ‘ashy’ tone in the foundation.

So when its first applied it looks a bit odd – almost ‘dead’ on the face. Once this is blended and left to warm on the skin, we are ok.

But at first – just a warning – its quite an odd shade to apply to the face.

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Before and afters – my skin has been plotting its revenge against my lack of sleep, so do excuse it.


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I would say that this needs setting with some powder. Its essentially a cream foundation and it doesn’t set to a powder finish, so it needs some help to stay in place.


Its expensive, the colour is a little worrying at first but its also quick and easy to use – and much creamier than other foundation sticks I have tried. Would I recommend it?

Yes if you want UV protection in your base and if you prefer, for whatever reason, foundation in a stick form. It will offer a good amount of coverage that you can layer.

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  1. Kirsten T says

    You have to apply the product along with photoeditor softwear to achieve the zero pore effect on the model 😛