Friday, 8 April 2016

Stage Line Fluid Makeup Review

Today I'm going to review a foundation by a salon professional brand which is very well priced and is supposed to be oil free and have a natural finish.

I don't usually get the chance to try out products which are sold exclusively in salons, but I was introduced to the brand at a blogger event, you can check out what other products I have been trying out here.
I have already reviewed the Stage Line Hydra Volume Lipstick in the shade 50, which is incredibly creamy and moisturizing. It really surprised me, check it out here!

I waited a little to try it out properly, shade 2 is a tad too dark for me so now it'll look a little better in the summer when I'm slightly tanned. You will see in the pics that it is a bit dark but I'll review the performance of the foundation rather than the colour. 
Packaging
I don't really like the silver boxes that Stage Line Professional uses, they look a little cheap and tacky. The bottle itself is very nice though, it doesn't look cheap at all and it has a pump which is always the best applicator for foundation. 

Formula and Ingredients
This fluid makeup is supposed to be long lasting, water resistant and moisturizing thanks to Hyaluronic Acid and Shea Butter. It also has Algae extract which provides vitamin B and C and sunscreen SPF15. 
It contains silicones to help refill unevenness of the skin and is has been formulated for use on TV and HD cameras. 

It is also Oil Free and the matte finish is usually good for oily skin, so I couldn't wait to try it out on my combination skin. Curiously though, it has been formulated for all skin types, especially normal and dry. 
Coverage and Finish
It is a creamy foundation, not as liquid as I expected considering it's called fluid, but still easy to work with. The coverage is medium to high and I prefer to use a sponge or buffing brush so that it won't sit on my skin. 

I have to say I was quite impressed with the sensation on the skin, it feels soft and smooth thanks to the silicones, and even though it's medium coverage it looks very natural on the skin. 
It has a semi-matte finish which is good for combination to oily skin; dryer skin types don't usually look for a matte finish, but this one is moisturizing thanks to Shea Butter and Hyaluronic Acid. 

It is quite long-lasting, even on my combination skin, and the only thing I have to point out is that it hasn't got a glowy finish as it claims, but it isn't completely flat either. 
Price and Availability
I might not have reviewed this foundation in depth if it had been salon-exclusive and hard to get. But in fact you can order it online and you can find it in some specialized stores. You can purchase it on Skin By Sterex for instance. It costs under £18 which is a really great price, so if you can find out the right shade for you, it's really worth giving a try!

Overall
I have been quite impressed with this foundation, it is long lasting and thanks to the silicones it really makes the skin look good. I don't think you should use silicones daily though, as they can block pores, but you can keep it for special occasions!
I thought it was impossible that it could be good for combination and dry skin, but it seems to be hydrating enough, oil-free and matte at the same time! 
But more than anything else, it is a very well-priced foundation and my only complaint is that it isn't easy to try out and find your shade. 

Had you ever heard of this brand?

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