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W3LL PEOPLE Narcissist Stick Foundation- reader reviewed and recommended

Pros

Contains natural, organic ingredients; long-lasting; portable

Cons

Solid texture may make it difficult to apply
June 4, 2013 Reviewed by TIA Community Member 3 Comments
Recommended as a long-lasting, nourishing mineral foundation

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

  • July 19, 2016

    by Debi

    I absolutely love this foundation! I've tried just about everything over the past 40+ years, and this is my new favorite. I've never liked wearing full coverage foundation; I prefer sheer to light coverage, and I was skeptical about this foundation stick. But because all of the ingredients are natural, I decided to give it a try.

    The application method that works best for me is to tap my fingers on the tip of the stick to melt it a bit. Then I tap that onto my face, starting at the center and working outward. I also use the setting powder which is the lightest powder I have ever used.

    Since I live in the South, another concern was that it might melt off in this summer heat and humidity. This has not been a problem. I also love that I feel my skin can "breathe" even though I'm wearing makeup.

    This is my best new foundation for work days and whenever I need to be a bit more dressed up.

  • September 9, 2013

    by Karlyn

    For me, this product would not cover a break out. My adult acne break outs, while getting fewer, tend to be red and cystic in nature and this product did not give me the coverage I needed for those cases.

  • June 26, 2013

    by christina

    What coverage is this? I know you said natural, but does that mean light? Medium? Will it cover a breakout?

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