Meet my HG foundation/concealer, the Maxfactor Panstik Foundation! This product may be a little old school (Maxfactor released this in 1947 and is phased out in the US already, but is still available in Europe and Asia) considering there are already a myriad of other foundation formulations out there (liquid, mousse, spray, etc) but I just super love, love, love this product! Read on to find out why:
I use the shade medium, and it matches my skin tone so perfectly that I don't even have to apply any of the stuff on my neck. I also bought these in 5 other shades to use on makeup gigs, and I've done makeup on fair-skinned and morena ladies and I'm always able to find a shade that matches Pinay skin tones.
Creamy but not heavy, applies easily with a brush (for heavier coverage) or a wedge sponge (for lighter coverage).
Buildable; you can go from medium to full. This covers imperfections so well that I use this as a concealer too, especially on scars and undereye circles.
Silky matte; but if you're going for a totally matte look it can easily be remedied by using dusting loose powder or using a compact powder. It doesn't cake or transfer as well even after hours of wear.
Around 8-10 hours
I have oily skin, and even though this has a creamy formula and has mineral oil as one of its ingredients, I never end up with greasy skin, and so far I've never broken out.
I love that it's small and portable, but the tube container it's housed in doesn't have the best quality. The twist-thingy is supposed to make the stick retractable, but sometimes something goes wrong with the mechanism and it gets stuck, so it doesn't go back in the tube.
You would like this if:
- You want a heavy-duty foundation/concealer but don't like the heavy, mask-like feeling that other foundations have
- You have dry, normal, or combination-type skin
- You want beauty products that multi-task and are easy to carry around
- You have dark circles or scars you want to cover up on your face
- You can't stand products with poor quality packaging
- You have very oily skin
- You want to use newer products or formulations
It comes in a small, twist-type tube
shades are found on the bottom
Swatched on my hand, not blended. See how creamy it looks?
Left: with concealer, Right: without concealer
When used on my entire face:
Have you tried this foundation stick from Maxfactor? Let me know if you liked it as much as I do :)