- Buildable coverage
- Good shade range (36 shades)
- Not long wearing
- Not entirely creaseproof
- Can accentuate pores
Milk Flex Foundation Stick is a buildable medium to full coverage, clean formula. Its stick form makes it convenient for on the go.
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Milk Makeup Flex Foundation Stick provides convenient, buildable coverage.
Stick foundations have become increasingly popular thanks to their convenience factor. They make travel a breeze not having to go into a liquids bag and they tend to be less messy. Milk Makeup Flex Foundation Stick is a buildable medium to full coverage foundation that comes in an impressive 36 shades. I haven’t tried many foundation sticks, and according to Byrdie, this is their pick for best foundation stick for oily skin. I was excited to play with this one and see how it works with my combo-oily skin.
Promises vs. Performance: Is this really a creaseless foundation?
Milk Makeup Flex Foundation Stick offers a buildable medium to full coverage. According to their website, the easy to layer formula is made to avoid creasing or caking. This is thanks to the key ingredient, marshmallow root extract, which has elastic properties that help the formula seamlessly layer over skin. In addition, this foundation stick also has blue lotus to help moisturize and chamomile to help calm redness and soothe skin. It is vegan, cruelty free, and even alcohol free.
I will say, I’m a bit skeptical of stick foundations. The formula of them always seems to be super thick which makes me nervous that it will be cakey and crease easily. I applied this foundation stick by swiping it across my face, concentrating more coverage on my cheek area. The formula didn’t feel heavy on my skin and it blended out pretty easily. I didn’t necessarily love how this foundation looked on my skin. Even though I wore a pore minimizing primer, I still felt as though this foundation accentuated my pores. It didn’t wear the best on my chin or nose areas. I think the finish is beautiful when applied, but it isn’t the most long wearing foundation, at least for my oilier skin.
Quick Rating Rundown
Price: $12 – $70
How It Compares: This isn’t my favorite cream foundation.
This isn’t my favorite foundation, but it also isn’t a bad foundation. I don’t tend to prefer stick foundations because they are thicker in consistency. I feel like they tend to always crease and cake on my face. Milk Flex Foundation Stick was no different in how it wore on my skin. Though it did feel nice in terms of weight and never felt heavy despite it being a thicker consistency.
If you’re looking for a cream or stick foundation, I recommend this one #FauxFilter Skin Finish Buildable Coverage Foundation Stick from Huda Beauty. Furthermore, there are many great foundation types and options to try, here is our list, The best 12 foundations you need to try.
Milabu Beauty Method: How to apply foundation for lightweight coverage.
- First apply a makeup primer (I like Milk Makeup Hydro Grip Primer, $34, best).
- Swipe stick on chin, forehead, cheeks, and center of face.
- Taking a BeautyBlender ($20) or dense brush ($9.99), blend out the foundation.
- If needed, apply more product to achieve more coverage.
- I recommend locking this product in place with a loose powder and/or setting spray. Here are my favorites: ILIA Soft Focus ($34) and Milk Makeup Hydro Grip setting spray ($36).
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