Well, well, well, what do we have here? Another beauty product claiming to be a game-changer? Let’s see if Merit Beauty’s The Minimalist Perfecting Complexion Foundation Stick can live up to the hype, shall we?
I’ve tried my fair share of foundations, and I have to say, I was skeptical about this one. But boy, was I pleasantly surprised! The Minimalist Perfecting Complexion Stick is neither a foundation or a concealer, but does the job of both, plus you can contour with it!
In this review, I’ll be spilling the tea on everything from the packaging to the performance of The Minimalist’s Perfecting Complexion Stick. So sit tight, grab your favorite drink, and let’s dive into this product, shall we?
Alright, let’s get into the nitty-gritty of Merit Beauty’s The Minimalist Perfecting Foundation Stick. First off, let’s talk packaging – sleek, minimalist, and honestly, pretty darn chic.
The foundation itself comes in a cream stick form in an easy-to-carry tube that makes it perfect for on-the-go touch-ups. But, we all know that packaging doesn’t mean much if the product doesn’t perform.
So, how does The Minimalist Foundation Stick hold up? Well, let me tell you, it’s a true gem. It’s easy to apply, blend, and work with, so you don’t have to worry about having a degree in makeup artistry to use it.
I actually have 2 shades ofThe Minimalist Foundation Stick, in Ecru and Buff. I use a the darker shade to contour and my regular shade for coverage. And I love how natural it looks with a little easy blending.
The foundation provides a natural, dewy finish that looks like you have nothing on – in the best way possible. It provides a radiant, dewy finish that’s not too shiny or oily, unlike some other foundations that can leave you looking like a greaseball. Plus, it doesn’t settle into fine lines or cling to dry patches, which is a major win in my book.
The texture is lightweight and silky smooth. But, don’t let that fool you – the coverage is impressive, too. It’s not going to completely erase all your blemishes, but it does a darn good job of evening out skin tone and blurring imperfections.
The Minimalist has great staying power too – it lasted a full workday for me without any touch-ups.
Oh, you want to know about the ingredients? Let me break it down for you. The Minimalist Perfecting Complexion Stick, like all Merit products are clean, vegan and cruelty free. It isn’t formulated without any of the icky stuff like parabens, sulfates, phthalates, or synthetic fragrances.
It contains fatty acids to help condition skin and lock in moisture. Along with Sea Daffodil Extract that diminishes the look of dark spots and pigmentation.
When compared to other natural finish foundations, like Glossier’s Perfecting Skin Tint or ILIA’s Super Serum Skin Tint, The Minimalist Foundation stands out as having a more substantial coverage while still being lightweight and easy to wear. Overall, if you’re in the market for a natural, easy-to-wear foundation that gives you just the right amount of coverage, The Minimalist Foundation is definitely worth trying.
Now, let’s talk about the elephant in the room – the price. Merit Beauty’s The Minimalist Perfecting Complexion Foundation Stick is definitely on the pricier side of foundations, but let me tell you, it’s worth the splurge. For $49, you get a quality product that not only looks good but also performs well. The packaging is sleek and minimalist making great for on the go, but also a stylish addition to any vanity.
And, the fact that it’s formulated without any of the nasty stuff like parabens or sulfates is a huge plus. So, while the price tag may seem steep, you’re really getting what you pay for – a high-quality product that’s good for your skin and looks great on.
When compared to other high-end foundations, like NARS’ Sheer Glow Foundation or Charlotte Tilbury’s Magic Foundation, The Minimalist Foundation is actually pretty competitively priced. Plus, the fact that you don’t need to use a ton of product to get the coverage you want means that the tube will last you long time.
Alright, my fellow beauty lovers, it’s time to wrap up this review. Merit Beauty’s The Minimalist Foundation Stick and Concealer has definitely impressed me with its natural coverage and easy of use. I love it for those days when you want to look put together without looking like you’re wearing a ton of makeup.
So, if you’re on the hunt for a new foundation that’ll make you look and feel great, give Merit Beauty’s The Minimalist Foundation a try. Your skin will thank you, and who knows, you may just fall in love with it like I did!
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