Nykaa SKINgenius Foundation Stick Conceal Contour & Corrector
Updated: Nov 28, 2019
Nykaa SKINgenius Face Foundation Stick has got you being clever about coverage on the go! Use it as a Concealer, to cover and contour - Whether, you're on the move or always on the clock, this stick allows you to do your base makeup in one hot minute. This buildable, creamy formula gives you a natural matte finish. The unique formulation melts in your skin and blend effortlessly to you that perfected complexion. Its enriched with Vitamin E for all the nourishment your skin needs.
Medium - high buildable coverage
Super long-stay formula
Twist-up packaging, easy to use
Price: 525/- for 9 gm
Availability: Online as well as offline. Nykaa has a few physical stores and also stalls in various malls at different cities and its available online on their website
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Packaging: It comes in classic Nykaa pink-orange ombre cardboard box with all product info printed on it. The stick round and matte black which gives a good grip while applying. Nykaa is written on the cap in silver (mine is a little faded). On the bottom the shade no is printed. The stick is retractable which is of okay quality. It doesn't give you problems if handled with care. The stick is sturdy even-though the plastic is of okay quality. It is quite travel friendly as I have traveled with it on occasions. Overall a simple and classy packaging.
Formula: The formula is creamy and hence dewy on the skin.The consistency is thick so blending does takes extra effort. The coverage is medium. Its not super blendable. You definitely need to set it as it is dewy and it also transfers. They have total 7 shades. It comes with SPF 15.
My Experience: I have used this foundation stick for almost a year now. I brought it the moment it launched. I do prefer a foundation stick on a daily basis especially when I'm running late and also while travelling. I have used this foundation stick in many ways and my favorite way to use it is first use a proper moisturizer (as I have dry skin). Then I apply stick directly on my face. I use my fingers as the warmth helps to blend it better. I also use a big dense brush ( a dense brush gives no streaks). I set it with a light powder. It does oxidizes a little so I use it with a light shade powder (otherwise the shade looks muddy on me). I don't think its buildable as it does get cakey after 2 coats. It doesn't have flashback even-though it has SPF 15.
I think 02 shade does have yellow undertone but it looks more on the golden side because it oxidizes a little on me and 03 looks straight out orange. It has strong pink undertone. I use a setting spray on top as it helps with with longevity. Without setting spray it lasts around 4 to 5 hours. With setting spray it lasts 6 hours. Its not completely waterproof.
It tends to break down around the nose area in an hour (as i have oily nose) It does transfer if not blended and set properly. It does tend to stick to dry patches. Its not the best foundation for humid weather (saying that from traveling experience). This stick would be perfect for normal skin. Dry skin people will have patches issues and it won't last long on oily skin people.
Recommendation: Over all its an okay foundation stick as its very economical and convenient. The darker shade is quite good for cream contour. But Nykaa definitely needs to expand their shade range of their base products.
I prefer this stick in cooler weather over humid weather because it lasts longer. I would recommend this stick foundation if you like cream contour.
I would recommend not to use it like a concealer because it does creases and settles in your fine line.
Has SPF with no flashback
Good for cream contour
Sticks to dry patches
Doesn't last long in humid weather
Not transfer proof
Finding the right shade is difficult
MY RATINGS: 💘💘💘
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For reference: I have dry to combination (My nose and forehead is oily) and sensitive skin and have pigmentation around my lips and on the outline of my face. I'm not prone to acne but I do get heat boils due to weather change which do leave marks sometimes. I have few blemishes too on my face. I have dark circles under my eyes.
*P.S: All opinions are my own and honest. The above mentioned products are bought and paid for by me. What works for me may not work for you. Trying before buying is always recommended. Check out a few reviews till your satisfied.
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