Happy Monday! It's another beauty Monday and another review for you. I want to get all my favorite Ever Bilena products out of the way and finally writing about them since I've gave them a good testing and tell you my thoughts I have on them. This is one of the first base products and I wanted to give my review on this first and finally tell you how I went on since I added it in my favorites from last month and been using it as my daily foundation and what I've been reaching for whenever I decide to apply makeup that day. So enough babbling on and enough of this introduction and I should just get on and let you read on for my review of the Ever Bilena Studio Finish Stick Foundation.
Description (from Ever Bilena): Widely used by professionals, this lightly scented studio finish foundation creates moderate coverage with a natural matte finish. This foundation contains Vitamin E that helps moisturize the skin. Can also conceal dark circles, redness, and minor skin imperfections. Just swivel up the barrel and viola! The cream foundation will blend easily on the skin without caking or flaking effects.
I bought this for 220php and I bought it at my local grocery store. It has 8 grams of product an I think that's quite a steal and quite an affordable foundation. You can buy this practically everywhere they sell makeup it's available in departments stores and supermarkets. There are 3 shades available: Creme, Miel ,and Beige.
PackagingThis is a stick foundation that comes in a plastic silver tube. It isn't that big and quite travel friendly. When you open the lid up you swivel up the product and then back down to put it back so it is ind of like a lipstick. It's light weight and not heavy at all so it can travel with me in my makeup bag when I need it. The shade name is written on the bottom together with the manufacturing date and I like that they have indicated the ingredients and company details on it because sometimes it is useful.
ColorThis is a cream foundation in a stick form. I got the shade Miel which apparently is the medium shade in the family of the three. This shade is the closest match to my skin. It is a warm yellow toned base and it has a pinkish orange tone to it as well. I always like this kind of colors and they go really well with my skintone and can blend in well. I actually just guessed with this color but it turned out perfectly. It is kind of light in a way but my skin oxidizes and then it turns it to my color.
PigmentationThe pigmentation of this is quite good. It is really opaque in one swipe or it is buildable. So it is nice to have one layer and just blend it out to have a light coverage and just go for that natural sort of look. Another way is building it up and adding a couple more swipes but it isn't cakey and can blend in to be a medium coverage. It has good coverage and you don't need to conceal with this as you can be use this as a concealer since it has an orangey undertone to combat the dark circles. It does a good job and I can get a flawless finish which is what I look for in a foundation. This foundation has a medium to full coverage and is easy to blend. Even though it is a cream foundation it is light on the skin and you can't feel you have anything on because sometimes I get finicky and not like having something really thick on my face. Also a big plus is it conceals minor imperfections and redness of the face and neutralizes it. The finish it gives this semi-matte finish so the skin doesn't end up looking and having no definition.
Application & Staying PowerI start off with a primer but sometimes I don't but it depends on the day but I have used it with and without one. I apply this straight from the tube. I just swipe it on my t-zone first and then around the face ad give myself whiskers, apply it under my jawline and chin. I blend it in with my fingers as it is easier and since it is a creme based it can be nice to warm up the product to blend it in with my fingers. Then to really get a flawless finish and blend it altogether the final time I use a flat kabuki brush and just buff it in with a circular motion and I really like how it turns out when I do that.
I experienced a bit of oiliness on the T-zone at the end of the day even though I powdered and set it right after I applied it. I mean with the climate and me being out and doing stuff plus me being oily anyways so I don't find it surprising it did that I honestly would be surprised if it didn't get oily I'm happy that it didn't cake or flake on me at all because I didn't pile on too many layers and I blended it out and set it with a powder for a matte and flawless look as I always do with all my foundations. This lasted up to 6 hours on me on a very hot summer day and lasted a whole evening event while I was indoors in an air conditioned room. So I say it is pretty good and minus a little oiliness but they do say not to use a creme foundation if you have oily skin so either have a good primer or use a mattifying or setting powder with it.
SwatchesThe top one is one swipe so you can see the pigmentation is there right away. If you just have one layer it can still blend in nicely and get a light coverage. The bottom swatch is a few swipes that I built up and even if there is a few layers it isn't cakey or thick.It has pretty good colors and it can acts a concealer too which is the best thing. It's really smooth application no matter in swatching on my wrist or even my face. My wrist is a lot more fair and blue toned but my face is a little darker and a little warmer so sometimes I can't swatch on my arm in store but on my face instead.
Overall ExperienceOverall I love this foundation I am so happy with this that I highly recommend this. It has good coverage, has great pigmentation and lasts pretty good throughout the day. The price is pretty affordable and can be easily accessed through any Ever Bilena counter in a drugstore or department store.This is a fairly good product to own in my opinion because you can use it everyday without feeling bad or guilt because it's very affordable and I can find easily to repurchase it. I was quite satisfied with everything in this foundation including the coverage and lasting power and pigmentation and it checks all my boxes in which I have for my perfect foundation. Have you tried the Ever Bilena Studio Finish Stick Foundation yet?
My rating is: ♥♥♥♥♡
I'll give it a 4 and a half star because I do love it and it is an foundation but it is lacking in shades and the scent is not for everyone. I'm okay with the scent but others might not cause it can be quite strong and lasts a while with it on the face. It's the only complaint I have with this product so overall everything passed my book and it is lovely. It had everything there and creates such flawless application without being cakey. It can work as a concealer alone too which is a two in one thing and be good for just the base. So it was pretty good I think and those were my thoughts on it.
- Great Pigmentation
- Decent wear time
- Gives a natural look.
- Doesn't cake nor flake.
- Easy to blend.
- Natural looking.
- Widely available.
- Strong scented
- Limited in color options.
That was my review of this foundation. I hope you enjoyed this local gem and my thoughts on it. It was my first time trying a stick and creme based foundation and I am quite impressed especially with the affordable drugstore option. I might have to try more after liking this formula. Hope you found this helpful and let me know what was your thoughts on a stick foundation and what formula of foundation are you drawn to because at the moment I got tired of liquid and love this style. So until my next beauty review!
What is your preferred foundation formula right now?