Makeup Revolution Fast Base Foundation Stick

I’m forever in the market to find the perfect foundation. All I want is a foundation which is full coverage, covers my spots, makes my skin look flawless and doesn’t break me out afterwards. Too much to ask? Probably, but I’m determined to find it. I really thought the Urban Decay All Nighter foundation was going to be my holy grail but it just didn’t agree with me at all. So when Makeup Revolution announced they were releasing a new stick foundation called Fast Base, everyone started raving about it on YouTube and across social media. I knew I had to give it a try as I have a habit of buying hyped up products, like their Conceal & Define Concealer

Makeup Revolution Fast Base Foundation Stick

So I picked up the Fast Base Foundation Stick in shade F1, the lightest shade available. This particular shade is for people with a fair skin tone with neutral undertones, basically what my skin is. 

Makeup Revolution Fast Base Foundation Stick - F1

I decided to try this out for a couple of days using different products and techniques to see what worked better.

Day 1 – On the first day I decided to try the Fast Base Foundation Stick with my normal primer (the Wonderland Makeup Studio Finish Primer). When I started putting a few swipes on my face I found out instantly its a very creamy texture. I used a beauty blender from Real Techniques to blend it out and noticed its medium coverage. It’s easily buildable in problematic areas so that wasn’t much of an issue. After I got the coverage I wanted I then set my face using the Makeup Revolution Pressed Powder in Porcelain.

Makeup Revolution Fast Base Foundation Stick

First thoughts is it genuinely feels like I have nothing on my face, it’s such a lightweight formula. It blended easily across my face and products like concealer, contour and blush went on top of it fine.
After 2 hours I noticed it started to go shiny in places like my forehead, chin and nose but still looked dewy.
After 4 hours it was pretty much the same, dewy but shiny in places. I did notice it was starting to slide off the sides of my nose though. 

Day 2 – On day 2 I decided to take a different approach and go for a more matte finish. The primer I used this time around was the BareMinerals Blemish Remedy Mattifying Prep Gel. This fills in any fine lines or pores that I may have yet gives a matte base, plus it has tea tree oil in it and helps protects against breakouts. I applied the foundation the same way as the day before, with a damp beauty blender. However I didn’t dampen it as much as I did the day before as I wanted to see how the Fast Base foundation worked with a semi dry blender.

Makeup Revolution Fast Base Foundation Stick

I think this technique worked a little bit better, due to the creamy consistency of the foundation a barely wet beauty blender works perfectly. Along with the Mattifying Prep Gel the face didn’t look anywhere near as shiny as the day before. To set the foundation I used the RCMA No Colour Loose Powder, this helped to lock the foundation in place for around 3 hours before I seen noticeable changes in the nose area. I used the beauty blender though to pop the powder on and just pressed it into the skin. This method did make my skin feel a bit dry, this was due to the primer that I used though.

Day 3 – I used the same primer as day 2 but this time instead of using the RCMA powder to set it I used the Makeup Revolution Pressed Powder instead. This time however I put 2 proper thick layers on, instant regret. Nope never again with this primer, it looked proper cakey on my skin and a bit patchy. When it came to contouring and bronzing the powders just wouldn’t blend into my skin and my under eyes started to crease. This was weird due to the fact I was using my trusty Shape Tape as concealer. 

There are some positives to the Fast Base foundation, when I blend it into the skin it feels like I have nothing on at all. There’s nothing worse than a heavy foundation. Its a cheap price and small enough to take travelling. Its medium coverage yet its easily buildable on problematic areas. If you love a dewy foundation then I definitely recommend this. But if you were to put 2 layers of this on with a mattifying primer then it definitely looks cakey, flaky and genuinely horrible on me.

I think this foundation is good for natural days, it gives you a healthy glow and a dewy finish. So I’ll be saving this foundation for then. But I wouldn’t wear it everyday.

Makeup Revolution Fast Base Foundation Stick

This is available from Revolution Beauty (yes, they changed their name from Tam Beauty!) and Superdrug and retails for £5.00! Such a good price if you want to give this foundation stick a try for yourself.

Have you tried the Makeup Revolution Fast Base Foundation yet?

Until next time,

Heather xo

Makeup Revolution Fast Base Foundation


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  1. March 28, 2018 / 8:37 am

    I’m so desperate to try this but they still don’t seem to have it in my local Superdrug. I have a Tom ford stick foundation at the moment that is incredible but beyond pricey and I really want to see if this one is just as good, especially since it’s only a fiver! Interesting to hear it performs differently with different primers. When I finally get my hands on one I think I’ll go for the semi-dry beauty blender approach. xx

    • March 29, 2018 / 8:23 pm

      Ooo I didn’t realise Tom Ford had a stick foundation?! Think I might look into giving it a try. I’m just slightly gutted this foundation didn’t perform as well as I’d hoped due to all the hype surrounding it.

      Heather xo

  2. March 28, 2018 / 10:02 am

    From other reviews I’ve read this foundation doesn’t last 8 hours which is rubbish for me as I don’t have time during the work day to retouch my makeup. Thanks for an honest review.

    • March 29, 2018 / 8:27 pm

      Yeah it doesn’t last 8 hours at all, which is gutting!

      Heather xo

  3. March 28, 2018 / 10:36 am

    Ooh I was interested to try this foundation but I’m not so sure now – I’m definitely all for a matte finish rather than dewy. For the price though, it might be worth a go! Great post xx

    • March 30, 2018 / 7:45 am

      You should definitely give it a try and see if this works for you.

      Heather xo

  4. March 28, 2018 / 11:26 am

    I really struggle with stick foundations as they just don’t agree with my really oily skin. This one sounds great for the light texture and price but I think I will find it comes off too quickly x

    • March 29, 2018 / 8:20 pm

      It does come off quickly unfortunately, even with dry skin. It just doesn’t have the staying power I would like.

      Heather xo

    • March 29, 2018 / 8:27 pm

      You should definitely try it out and see if it works for you.

      Heather xo

  5. katiemiddleton94
    March 28, 2018 / 9:46 pm

    I’m really interested in trying this foundation. I’ve seen loads of people with it recently. I love how you’ve given us a few days and what products you used with it rather than just the normal style of posts! I might give this a try, it could be ideal for work!

    Katie x

    • March 29, 2018 / 8:34 pm

      You should definitely give it a try and see if it works for you, I’ve found it reacts differently to different products so hopefully you’ll find a combo that works for you.

      Heather xo

  6. March 29, 2018 / 7:28 am

    Great post girl. I’ve wanted this since it was first announced, great tip about double layers x

    • March 29, 2018 / 8:29 pm

      You should definitely give it a try and see if it works for you.

      Heather xo

  7. March 29, 2018 / 1:33 pm

    I’m not usually one for a foundation stick as it can difficult to get in those places that really need it but this looks lovely.

    • March 29, 2018 / 8:18 pm

      It’s just a shame this didn’t work 100% for me and I’m slightly gutted.

      Heather xo

  8. April 2, 2018 / 11:12 am

    I have heard so many good things about this lately, I am definitely going to order one. I am just struggling to pick a shade at the moment! x

    • April 3, 2018 / 2:04 pm

      I think they are now in store in Superdrug so you might be able to test out a couple of shades to help 🙂

      Heather xo

  9. April 3, 2018 / 9:25 am

    it sounds great! I’d love to see what it looks like with a complete makeup look!

    • April 3, 2018 / 2:05 pm

      You should definitely give it a try if you can pick one up 🙂

      Heather xo

  10. April 3, 2018 / 7:57 pm

    I’ve used this and it didn’t last all day which is a reall bugger for me, I like to look dewy but I also like to keep it in place all day. I recently switched to the Too Faced Born This Way foundation and it is honestly life changing! It blends seamlessly and makes me look radiant and it honestly doesnt budge at all and it made my skin feel really nice and it wasnt heavy, its all natural ingredients so I think that helps
    lots of love!
    Alicia Xo |

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