Every now and again there’s a makeup item that just one person you know raves about but you don’t hear information from anyone else about? Then you’re not sure whether it’s just underrated, totally unheard of or it’s actually the pits. This was me with the Seventeen Stay Time Foundation and I can tell you exactly what I think in today’s post.
The person who recommended this foundation to me was Hayley and whilst I had no reviews to go off, I’m easily swayed. I love the sister concealer and at less than £6 per bottle, I didn’t have a lot to lose. It’s also cruelty free which opens the prospective market up for Seventeen, and as a budget brand you’ve really got nothing to lose. Very few drugstore makeup brands are cruelty free at the moment so it’s refreshing to find a brand that is. I did previously mention this in my winter favourites, but I’m diving into a full review now.
One big fat negative to begin with is that the shade selection is the pits. Of course, the Stay Time Foundation is drugstore so I didn’t expect a lot from it, but this may be one of the worst shade ranges I’ve seen from a foundation. If you’re really pale, or are darker than a medium-olive tone, you won’t be trying this foundation. The shade I’ve got also runs quite pink so yellow undertones may want to properly check the shades about before purchasing. Usually I’m not the palest shade in foundation, but for this one I am. One day companies will learn that one size doesn’t fit all.
I also don’t like that that packaging is opaque. Sure, the plastic is great for travelling as it means it’s probably not going to shatter in your bag, but you can’t see how much product is left! Not knowing how much is left of a product is a real bug bear of mine and it’s definitely something I’d change about the foundation.
This is a very full coverage foundation when applied with a brush (I like to use the Blank Canvas Cosmetics F20 Buffer Brush) or a medium coverage foundation if applied with a damp sponge. This is definitely not a day to day foundation for me, but I find I use it most weekends. The wear time is pretty good and my face doesn’t eat this foundation up which is definitely what I need.
All in all, I was underwhelmed by the packaging of the Stay Time Foundation but boy oh boy is the formula worth a try. It’s definitely the most full coverage foundation in my collection and I have no doubts that I’ll repurchase this when the time comes.
Have you tried the Seventeen Stay Time Foundation? Or have you got another full coverage drugstore foundation love?