Reviewed by Karlyn
I’ve been using the W3LL PEOPLE Narcissist Stick Foundation for about the past six weeks and feel like I’ve experimented with it enough to give a meaningful review. This foundation comes in a stick form and may be used as both a foundation and concealer and I’ve used it as both. I especially like wearing this on weekends or those days when I just don’t want a full face of foundation.
Let me first say that I was intimidated by this stick form of foundation and had low expectations for its performance. I am a creature of habit and have always used a liquid foundation. For me, a good foundation must have the following criteria: 1) it must be easy to put on; 2) it must have staying power for long days; and 3) it must give me a natural, healthy (youthful) appearance. I’ve used many different lines of makeup – from high end to budget friendly. The high-end products were great; however, I have a hard time justifying the price. The budget-friendly products, in many cases, do not give sufficient coverage or gave too much coverage where you need a spatula to remove it, or the color “changes” during the day.
Bottom line: Narcissist is now my absolute favorite. I did find it a bit difficult to spread on my face compared to my liquid foundations, but it is superior to my liquid foundations in every other way.
The tube of foundation itself is very simple, sleek and satiny. The foundation is a stick-design foundation and comes in a roll-up form that also makes it convenient for travel and on-the-go application. I also noticed that the tube is not 100% full, i.e., the tube could be rolled down even before I started using the product. Nevertheless, it looked like a lot of product that would last awhile.
The product has a woodsy, yet minty scent. The combination of different extracts and oils also explains why a few hours of wear might create a dewy glowing – not oily – effect on your skin. There are six shades available, and samples are available on the W3LL PEOPLE website. I received my foundation in shade #2 (Fair Golden), which was perfect for my complexion. To apply this stick foundation, I dotted it on, and then and used the heat of my fingers to blend. I generally wore this foundation for 10 to 12 hours and was quite impressed with the amount of coverage by the end of the day.
I was also impressed by how natural my skin looked wearing W3LL PEOPLE Narcissist. I like a very natural, dewy look, but that’s hard to find in a foundation, with a lot of emphasis now on matte finishes. This foundation does the trick better than most, and without looking thick and gummy. Despite the natural look, the amazing thing is that it lasts a long time. I was pleasantly surprised that this foundation has true staying power. If you do not like the dewy look, it’s nothing a little dusting of powder cannot fix.
Overall, I absolutely love this foundation. It offers really natural coverage and feels wonderful during wear, like it is nourishing your skin instead of just sitting on top of it. It works wonderfully alone or as a base under mineral foundation when you need heavier coverage. I love the stick form – just toss it in my purse and go. I can’t say enough great things about this product. I am a convert!
Ingredients: Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Oil*, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Cera Alba (Beeswax)*, Silica, Castor Isostearate Beeswax Succi- nate **, Mica (CI 77019), Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil (and) Organic Aloe Barbadenis (Aloe) Extract, Lysine, Tocopherol (Natural Vitamin E), Pro- prietary Essential Oil blend, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea)*, Roman Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile)** [+/-: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77499)]
*Certified Organic, **Eco-cert