w3ll people | narcissist stick foundation

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On those rare occasions when I have a great skin day (not recently!), I like to use a minimal foundation that can be applied only to trouble spots so that the good skin may show through.

My favorite natural, nontoxic makeup for these days is W3ll People’s Narcissist Stick Foundation.

I’ve been using this stick foundation for quite some time (I’ve repurchased it three times!), so I’m not sure why it’s taken me a while to tell you about my experience with it. Blame it on blogger overload?!

kimberlyloc without makeup

{This picture looks different from the other three because I took it about 10 minutes before the others and at a slightly different angle, so the light is very warm and golden. BUT you can still see those massive breakouts on my chin, which is the point of a “before” picture.}

As you can see from my “before” picture above (which is shot in a slightly warmer light — see the caption for explanation), my skin was in decent shape save for two mega cysts on my chin and a tiny breakout on my nose.

Though cystic acne is the bane of my existence, I’m not going to let two (two!) volcanoes on my face detract from the otherwise great-looking skin everywhere else.

Enter W3ll People Narcissist Stick Foundation.

I love using this to spot-cover the areas that need a little extra camouflage, as depicted below:

kimberlyloc tests w3ll people narcissist stick foundation

I simply drag the stick under my eyes, on my problem areas (damn you, hormonal acne chin), on my nose and around my nostrils and on a few spots on my forehead.

kimberlyloc testing w3ll people narcissist stick foundation

You can see that the color isn’t quite the perfect match (it’s a bit peachy instead of yellow), but the light shade is a good match to my neck, keeping me from having a mask-like look.

I may get another stick in the next darker color (I’m wearing No. 2) and do a little mixing, but it’s also good to note that once blush and bronzer is on, I look a little more normal.

kimberlyloc tests w3ll people narcissist stick foundation

As you can see in the picture above, the W3ll People Narcissist Stick Foundation in No. 2 lightly blurs my blemishes (though those mounds are still noticeable — no makeup can truly mask cysts!) and evens out my skin tone.

Again, it’s not a perfect match — even though my neck and upper chest is blurred out of focus here, you can see how my face looks peachy and my skin looks yellow — but with additional makeup blended in, it’s not too bad.

Can somebody please make a foundation shade for Asian girls who are light-ish but yellow?!

Now let’s talk blending. If you’re used to using RMS Beauty’s “Un” Cover-up, you will find that W3ll People’s Stick Foundation is a drier, chalkier formulation that requires a little warmth and a lot of blending to get moving.

If you are oily like me, this will be a positive for you! As much as I love RMS Beauty’s “Un” Cover-up, it’s very slippery on my skin, due to the coconut oil content, and is reserved for drier climates (it’s a nightmare to use in the summer!).

I’m just going to go ahead and say it: I like W3ll People’s Stick Foundation better than RMS Beauty’s “Un” Cover-up. I haven’t repurchased “Un” Cover-up in quite a while (and I had repurchased it maybe 2-3 times!) since this stick came into my life.

Instead of coconut oil, W3ll People’s Narcissist Stick Foundation has a base of sunflower oil, castor oil and beeswax, which gives it that thicker feel with less slip. It’s imperative to apply this to well-moisturized skin and use a sponge or brush to blend, blend, blend.

Here’s the full ingredients list:

Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Oil*, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Cera Alba (Beeswax)*, Silica, Castor Isostearate Beeswax Succi- nate **, Mica (CI 77019), Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil (and) Organic Aloe Barbadenis (Aloe) Extract, Lysine, Tocopherol (Natural Vitamin E), Pro- prietary Essential Oil blend, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea)*, Roman Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile)** [+/-: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77499)] *Certified Organic, **Eco-cert

I love this foundation and won’t be without it! It also works well underneath mineral foundations (which I have a better time at matching), so you can still get that breathable foundation look and be covered — and in the right color.

Have you tried W3ll People’s Stick Foundation? What brands are the hardest for you to get the right color match? What are your favorite minimal foundations? Tell me in the comments section!

 


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