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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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,
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