Luscious Foundation Stick- Review & swatches

Luscious Foundation Stick- Review & swatches

Monday, October 17, 2011 Sara Hassan , 28 Comments

Luscious Cosmetics has added yet another foundation to its collection. This time around, it’s a foundation stick. Read on to find out more about it.

Luscious Foundation Stick (in Natural Beige 1.5)
A revolutionary Brightening Cream Foundation infused with Licorice extract for a visibly fairer complexion, this ultra-smooth and lightweight formula provides a soft matte finish.

Designed for easy application and adjustable coverage, the creamy formula effortlessly glides across your skin for a long lasting, radiant result. Makes your skin feel pampered and velvety while covering dark areas and blemishes for a perfectly skin tone.

Suitable for all skin types, except extremely oily skin.

Luscious Foundation Stick - Natural Beige 1.5
Luscious Foundation Stick - Natural Beige
Luscious Foundation Stick - Natural Beige 1.5 swatch
Luscious Foundation Stick - Natural Beige 1.5 (left-right) before & after application.
My thoughts
You might be comparing it with Kryolan TV paint stick in your heads. I have been using the TV paint stick for over three years and I can definitely say that this product targets a different audience. In my opinion this foundation is an ultimate dream-come-true for combination/oily skin types living in the warm and humid climate say Karachi for instance.

In one word, I’d define this foundation stick as an ‘anti-shine’ product. I mean literally it gives a matte finish to my face. I admit that it has a creamy texture with brightening part as an added factor. I usually don’t go wrong with choosing the right shade for myself but I found this a bit mismatched for my skin tone. I am thinking it’s because of the brightening part or maybe it does not match my undertone. So DON'T forget to try before dropping one into your bag.

This foundation gives a finish similar to a compact powder with a slightly better coverage. I don’t think it can work as a concealer as it doesn’t cover up my dark circles very well. It definitely glides onto my skin smoothly however I am not at all pleased with its blending. Despite being creamy (in a matte/powdery sense), it accentuates the dry patches on my skin which is why I think you need to moisturize your skin before applying it. I suggest applying Luscious whitening base underneath. I am happy that it doesn’t feel heavy on the skin unlike the paint stick. I am also impressed with its lasting power. It wears for over five hours and doesn’t make my skin appear greasy by the end of the day. It did not break me out either.

The application is simple. Just swipe the product on your fingers and blend starting from one side of the face to another. Remember to prime or moisturize your skin before applying the product. This foundation doesn’t need any setting up with a compact powder however you might want to freshen up your face after 6-8 hours.

Luscious Foundation Stick costs PKR 850. For the price, I do not think this product comes in lesser quantity. It will last you a long time, believe me.

Will it work for all skin types? To be honest, I think it is best suited for combination to oily skins.

You might like it if…
  • You have combination/oily skin type.
  • You are looking for a matte finish.
  • You want medium coverage.
  • You expect the formula to be light weight and natural looking.
  • You expect it to last longer.
You might not like it if…
  • You have dry/normal skin type.
  • You don’t want it to accentuate dryness on your face.
  • You find the blending a bit troublesome.
  • You can’t find your perfect shade. It comes in limited shades.
My rating:

Luscious cosmetics can be found at all major stores across Pakistan. You can also order online from their website HERE. Luscious cosmetics ships worldwide.

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  1. Hmm thats looks nice and creamy i will order this soon

  2. looks nice Sara and I love light weight foundation stick. Looks fab on your face<3

  3. I've been waiting fro your review on this, now I'll definitely try it :)

  4. nice review [as always!] Sara :)
    why do i think you pay more for less when you buy this :P maybe im too greedy lol other than that i loved it! do check me review too!

  5. wowww .. nice review dear <3 :)

  6. such pretty finish on ur face.. <3

  7. I find foundation sticks a bit too drying & difficult to blend.This one looks good on your face in the pics though.Nice review:)

  8. i really want to try a cream/stick foundation and this one seems really nice with the matte finish. i don't believe we sell luscious here though. greaaaaat review, good details

  9. What sleek look. For the price, I think it is really good in summers.

  10. The product itself doesn't appeal to me but I love the packaging :D

  11. Great review! I too like this foundation stick :)

  12. can you please compare it with kryolan tv stick ? which one is better ?

  13. @Jeeya, Both are good in their own way. If you're looking for a natural looking (medium) coverage, then you might want to consider the luscious foundation stick.

  14. I didn't even know they had a stick foundation! It looks great for me! :D Thanks for sharing.~

  15. Thank you so much for this review. I've been confused about this product.

  16. I hope the confusion is gone :) If not, feel free to ask anything. Thank you for liking ^^

  17. Look like a great creamy foundation. I also hate that the foundation cake up dry spot after applying! A great moisturizer is need for this kind of foundation:)

  18. I've got to tell you: your skin looked better without it >W< But you have fabulous skin!

    I do love the idea of a matte finish, but as I have combo dry/oily, I don't think I could use it all around. And then blending it with a separate foundation or layering it might look cakey. D: too bad!

  19. but sara they say its suitable for all skin types but not for oily skin :( i thought it would help my extremely oily skin but.............

  20. @Sumbul, I find it more suitable for combination to oily skins. I think you can use it with a good mattifying primer :)

    Thank you all for your lovely comments ^^

  21. Great review! I tried it on at EBCO and found it to be very drying and difficult to blend. Definitely not suitable for normal to dry skin types.

  22. thanx for review sara... now i can get mine easily

  23. I was curious about this product.Thanks for the review.Certainly not for me.Thank you for ALWAYS giving honest reviews and not being intimidated by PR samples.

  24. I am using this one, its truly awesome...

  25. hey! I had been looking for this review for so long! dont know how i never came across this although im a regular reader of ur blog! anyhow...this sounds pretty good and affordable foundation! =) thank you for guding us.

    And I love ur lipstick shade in the 'AFTER' picture XD



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