Sunday, May 15, 2016

Fiona Stiles Matte Finish Foundation Concentrate Review + Swatch: Shade 05

Hi there!

Today's review is on the Fiona Stiles Matte Finish Foundation Concentrate in shade 05.

Fiona Stiles is an acclaimed makeup artist, so right away I trusted that her products were of great quality. And I was not wrong in doing so...kind of.

The packaging of the foundation feels so high-end and sturdy. It's got a convenient pump, it's bottled in a frosted glass container, and the cap has a cool, purple, geometric design. For its $30.00 price tag I was impressed. 

Shade 05

As for the actual product, I found the foundation to have a medium, natural finish rather than a matte finish. While I am disappointed that it doesn't truly give me a matte appearance, I surprisingly like the natural finish of it. Because it's not matte it gives me a "my skin but better" look- which I love because I don't look like I have cake face and my fine lines and dry spots aren't accentuated too much. 

But to see if I could mattify the foundation, I tried using a couple of primers underneath it.  
First, I tried layering Soap & Glory's One Heck of a Blot primer underneath. And then I tried out Smashbox's Photo Finish primer. And then I tried out a combination of the two. But alas, neither of the primers had much of an effect on mattifying the foundation or my face. I also found setting it with powder to not have much of an effect either.

As for the shade range, there are 10 shades available on I found shade 04 to be a little too pink for me, so I settled for shade 05. While it's a bit too tan for my skin at the moment, I am able to get away with it by blending additional product down my neck. 

Bottom Line

The foundation doesn't give a truly matte finish, so be aware when making your purchasing decision. But also keep in mind that makeup reacts differently for everyone. While it isn't matte on my skin, it could be matte on yours. 

All in all, I'm a fan. I'm definitely going to try out more of Fiona Stiles' makeup. I've already got my eye on one of her eyeshadow quads and her highlighting stylo. 

I hope this was helpful for some of you!

1 comment:

  1. Hi, do u still have ur fiona 05? I was wondering if you would be interested in selling it? Please email me if you would! I would love to buy it!