Sephora Collection Make No Mistake Foundation & Concealer Stick

Sunday, August 6, 2017

 Recently Sephora Collection added a new foundation to their lineup - Make No Mistake Foundation & Concealer Stick. I thought I would pick up another stick foundation in a darker tone to ride out my "tan" for the rest of the summer.

I really enjoy Sephora's 8HR Mattifying Compact Powder Foundation (on my 3rd one) so I was curious and happy when Sephora's Make No Mistake Foundation & Concealer stick had promising early reviews and looked like it came in a really nice color range (16!) . It looks like Sephora really understands how there's many undertones out there, some of the shades are for olive and red undertones. Coupled with an affordable price tag, that's a win in my book for Sephora, making foundation more inclusive.

I chose 06 Hickory, which is about NC25 with deep yellow undertones. My face is more beige, but it's an excellent match to my neck, which is the color I aim for with base products.

It has a peculiar smell, like castor oil. Something with a similar smell would be BECCA Ultimate Coverage Concealing Creme (that I reviewed here).

Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Polyglyceryl-2 Diisostearate, Polyethylene, Barium Sulfate, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter (Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)), Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Isononyl Isononanoate, Octyldodecanol, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Synthetic Wax, Ethylhexyl Isononanoate, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Seed Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopherol, Caprylyl Glycol, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Punica Granatum Seed Oil, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Hydrogenated Castor Oil. (+/-): CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77163 (Bismuth Oxychloride), CI 77491/CI 77492/CI 77499 (Iron Oxides)

I'm also wearing:

Innisfree No Sebum Blur Primer
Tom Ford Solar Exposure Palette highlighter (review here)
NARS Douceur blush
Givenchy Rouge Interdit #25
Opera Volume Control Mascara
NYX Gel Liner & Smudger in Jet Black

I think it looks pretty bad on skin with enlarged pores, compared to the other foundation stick I'm rocking lately (VDL Perfecting Last Foundation Stick, review here). Even with a healthy application of primer which usually is more than adequate, my nose pores look very uneven and well, hole-y.  It also emphasizes minuscule wrinkles that I didn't know I had. Peep my forehead! That patch of fine lines near my hairline is not usually there, I swear. On the other hand, this foundation does photograph beautifully when on smooth skin, the rest of my face testifies to that.

The coverage Make No Mistake gives is quite nice, medium to medium heavy. It has a pretty satiny, almost matte finish, and can handle some sebum production without breaking down, however it tends to slide around easily on the face after 6 oily hours.  I like a lot of things about it, but it also has enough issues that it's a balancing game.

I like using a damp beauty blending sponge to apply this foundation, with small light strokes. I've tried a synthetic "toothbrush" style brush and flat top brush, but those were a bit streaky and uneven, made the wrinkle issue much worse.

Avoid this if you have dry skin that tended to flake easily, fine lines, or if texture is a big concern for you. I'm still on the fence, I think I may use my preferred VDL stick but swipe a bit of this to even out my summer color. I'm pretty sure I won't be repurchasing this stick.

Sephora Collection Make No Mistake Foundation & Concealer Stick is $20 and available online at Sephora.

Have you tried any new foundations lately? Have you any favorites from Sephora's house brand?  I've heard good things about Sephora Collection liquid lipsticks.

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