Undetectable Stick Foundation
When you think of stick foundation, the words "cakey" or "thick" might come to mind, be we're happy to report this is not the case with Sonia Kashuk's modern-day contribution to the category!
The standard swivel-up tube allows you to apply this foundation directly to your skin (if you want) or you can use a foundation brush or sponge. It swipes on smoothly right from the stick, and what is most surprising is that when you blend this in, you'll notice it meshes with skin very well for light to medium coverage that looks remarkably natural.
This foundation has a soft satin finish that wears well throughout the day – and best of all, doesn't emphasize pores, wrinkles or fine lines. Sonia Kashuk recommends this for all skin types, and although it would work very well for normal to dry skin, those with oily skin might notice oil starting to shine through by the end of the day.
Undetectable Stick Foundation comes in a good range of natural-looking shades for light to medium skin tones. While it does contain some fragrance, which is not the best for skin, the amount present shouldn't be a problem, though the best foundations leave this out of their formulas.
Note: Stick foundations aren't the best for breakout-prone skin because the ingredients that keep this type of foundation in stick form tend to clog pores.
- Glides on smoothly.
- Meshes with skin for light to medium coverage that is very natural.
- Attractive soft satin finish.
- Wears well throughout the day without emphasizing pores, wrinkles, or fine lines.
- Those with oily skin might notice some shine by the end of the day.
- Contains some fragrance, which isn't the best for skin.
Sonia Kashuk At-A-Glance
Strengths: Affordable and widely available (though exclusive to Target stores); good makeup remover; the makeup is still the star attraction, with impressive options for foundation, powder, blush, lip color, eyeliner and especially makeup brushes.
Weaknesses: The concealers, eye pencil, and brow shapers are a letdown; the makeup palettes may seem convenient, but several of the included products perform poorly.
Perhaps best known for her years of work with supermodel Cindy Crawford, makeup artist Sonia Kashuk's well-chosen selection of makeup has been available exclusively at Target stores since the mid-1990s.
Kashuk's brushes have been a strong point, and now that they've been redone they're better than ever, and still affordable. This is definitely a makeup collection worth visiting, and you'll find some premium options among Kashuk's powder foundation, regular powders, and blush. Several other products, from foundation to lipsticks, are also worthy of attention, though this is not a line that caters to darker skin tones. Ironically, it's the latest cosmetic products that met with the most critical reviews, largely due to poor execution or their gimmicky nature.
Note: Sonia Kashuk products are also available at select Bloomingdales locations in New York and California. The company also maintains freestanding stores in New York and New Jersey.
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