On the Cheap

I am always on the lookout for products that work. Even better when they don't cost very much! When Drew Barrymore's line Flower Beauty came to Walmart, I was definitely excited to try a few things. It is pretty easy to do a good eyeshadow or blush that works these days. The true test is foundation/concealer. I went to Walmart today and picked up the foundation stick called Skincognito, to see how it holds up when compared to my Benefit Play Stick Foundation. So Skincognito foundation sticks run a little less than $9. So how did Drew's stick foundation stack up to a department store foundation stick that costs $36?

SetHeight500-SkincignitoThe Flower Skincognito foundation stick:

Coverage- Medium

Feel- Powdery

Staying Power- Good

Overall- 6/10 -Would NOT recommend for dry skin or mature skin.

Benefit Play StickThe Benefit Play Stick foundation:

Coverage- Medium to Full

Feel- Creamy

Staying Power- Great when set with powder

Overall- 10/10 - Looks fabulous on everyone!  I would not recommend this for oily skin as a full face foundation.

For the price, I have to say that the Flower Beauty Skincognito foundation stick works well as a medium coverage foundation for an oily skin. It did not cover my sun spots, but possibly I needed to use an additional concealer to make this happen. Other than that, the coverage was okay and the product lasted quite well on my skin. As stated above, this would be a great item to keep in your purse to touch up with a bit more coverage than a powder. But I must add that If you have dry or mature skin this is not the right product for you! So far I have yet to beat Benefit's creamy texture and coverage.

Stay tuned for my review of Maybelline's new gel stick foundation.  I'm excited already!