Revolution Fast Base Stick Foundation Review

Fast Base Stick Foundation | Revolution

It’s been a long time coming, but I’ve finally found the time to write up my review of the Revolution Fast Base Stick Foundation.

I have to admit, even I was drawn into the crazy hype that came along with the release of the Revolution Conceal & Define Concealer and Fast Base Stick Foundation. It was hailed as a revolutionary, affordable alternative to many high-end counterparts.

Revolution Fast Base Stick Foundation Review

Image: Alexis Harrow

I’ve had my Fast Base Stick Foundation since the middle of March but it doesn’t seem like it was that long ago since the launch. Since then, Revolution has released Revolution Pro Full Cover Camouflage and Revolution Pro Foundation Drops. Not only that, they have since launched Revolution Fast Base Concealer. With conceal & Define being launched so closely together, I assumed they were meant to be in the same “group”. However, it would seem there’s another concealer.

I’m not bashing for Revolution for bringing out new products and ranges. I only feel that they should be more spread out across the year. At the beginning of the year, with the Conceal & Define concealer launch, there was a great marketing campaign and buzz. It was considered as a big F-you to expensive makeup brands and had people talking about it for ages. Brands should save money and bide their time with launches, it pays off.

Revolution Fast Base Stick Foundation Review

Image: Alexis Harrow

Like I said, I was very excited to try to the Revolution Fast Base Stick Foundation. I had bought one for a friend, for her birthday, and she raved about it. When I got my hands on one, I tried it straight away.

The application felt a bit weird for me. It was my first stick foundation and at first, I thought I had too much product on my face. Then when you start blending, you find yourself applying a touch more here and there. The creamy texture is blendable and the coverage is medium to full with buildable qualities.

Revolution Fast Base Stick Foundation

Image: Alexis Harrow

When you finish blending your skin looks healthy and glowing. Even after setting with powder and finishing your makeup, you have that great complexion look. It’s not until about one or two hours later when your face starts to look like an orange covered patchy beige pastel paint.


The formula sinks into my pores and lines, accentuating and highlighting them. Even when I tried to ‘fix’ it by dabbing with my finger to try and somehow blend it back in, it simply came off onto my finger.

It’s such a shame that this didn’t work out for me as much as I hoped it would. I do have an oily combination type skin, which may have affected the performance. Who knows? What I do know is that I will not be re-purchasing this foundation. I would recommend the Fast Base Stick Foundation to someone who is just getting into makeup, such as teens or beginners.

What are your thoughts about the Revolution Fast Base Stick Foundation? Do you have an opinion about the frequency of makeup product launches? Let me know in the comments.

See you next time. 


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Disclaimer: All opinions are my own and are of fair comment.

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