LUSH Slap Stick Solid Foundation Review
As a hardcore fan of anything from Lush Cosmetics, it is safe to say I was a little over excited when I heard they were releasing a foundation. As always with Lush, the format of this foundation was never going to be stereotypical – it is literally an egg. Strange, but totally justified. As there is no packaging to this foundation (other than the cardboard recyclable box) there is no wastage or plastic involved. That being said it is still super easy to use as it has a peel-able wax holder.
“Each solid Slap Stick formula is partially dipped in peelable wax for your convenience, and will arrive in a handy recycled and recyclable cardboard box to ensure it’s in tip-top condition. By popping your foundation in a reusable container you’ll keep your product fresh – and do your bit for the planet too.
Plus, you can rest assured that your new foundation is 100% vegan and none of the beautiful ingredients inside have been tested on animals – just a squad of dedicated makeup lovers, passionate about skincare.”
So! On to the fun part! There are 40 shades available – yes 40 – and all are further categorised into undertones. This is genius! While 40 shades may seem a little overwhelming, Lush have made it super simple to match yourself. They have a “No Hassle Guide” to help break it all down, and if you are an Instagram user then you can literally hold your phone up to your face and match yourself. Amazing right!? Just open the Undertone story and get cracking!
“So you want a breathable foundation with buildable coverage and a natural neutral undertone – a foundation that looks incredible, feels invisible and does amazing things for your skin. But what you normally get is heavy foundation that clogs, cakes or doesn’t quite give you the coverage you want or the ingredients your skin would really appreciate. Until now.”
“Say hello to post-facial radiance – skin so dewy you could have just hit the spa and ingredients so luxurious they hydrate, soften and rejuvenate with every application. With 40 shades available (also with warm and cool undertones) to cater for every complexion, your skin’s never had it this good before.
Each Lush Slap Stick is an enriching, highly buildable blend of coveted artisan ingredients and pigment, packed with softening nut oils to make your complexion glow. This medium-coverage foundation, composed of 14% pigment and 45% Indonesian coconut oil, makes mask-like foundations a thing of the past, keeping your complexion looking fresh all day long at no compromise to your preferred level of coverage.”
And is it as incredible as it seems to be?
In my opinion, yes. It is definitely not a typical foundation in any shape or form. It definitely has a waxy texture to it that is not really comparable to typical liquid or cream foundations. However, it… is…. beautiful. It took me a while to figure out the best way to apply and blend this, but applying directly onto the skin and then blending with a damp beauty blender gave the most glorious finish. The result is so natural looking, but is pretty buildable if you are into a more fuller coverage. It warms onto the skin and blends beautifully. It definitely gives a radiant dewy finish, but is not greasy (which surprised me as looking at the ingredients it contains a lot of oils!). It lasts well and when it does start to wear down it fades and stays blended rather than breaking up or going patchy. Would I wear this for an evening event or night out? Probably not – for those I do prefer a more flawless and matte finish. But, for daily use, day time events (it screams festivals!) or any less intense looks this is so perfect.
At £16.95 it isn’t the cheapest foundation going, but I do think because of its format this will last for such a long time. I love the idea behind the packaging (or lack of), and when it comes down to the actual product – although applying it can feel very odd to start with – it blends beautifully, gives a stunning finish, works fabulously with other makeup products on top and has pretty good staying power. Another Lush Cosmetics win!!!