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Friday, October 7, 2011

Review: Ever Bilena Studio Finish Stick Foundation

Heeeey! I'm almost out of my Maybelline Clear Smooth Minerals BB Cream so I searched through all my makeup products for a foundation and found this... the Ever Bilena Studio Finish Stick Foundation that I bought a few months ago.


I've used this a few times already but I don't use it as often as I use my other foundations/BB creams.

Description (from Ever Bilena): Widely used by professionals, this lightly scented studio finish foundation creates moderate coverage with a natural matte finish. This foundation contains Vitamin E that helps moisturize the skin. Can also conceal dark circles, redness, and minor skin imperfections. Just swivel up the barrel and viola! The cream foundation will blend easily on the skin without caking or flaking effects.

Read on to know more about this product :)

This is a cream foundation in a stick form. 


The packaging is alright for me. It's very travel-friendly, being in a stick form and all. So far I haven't had any problems with it, especially with the twist/swivel feature.

I got mine in the shade Creme. 


This one, I think, is best for people with light to medium skin tone and slightly yellow undertone. Here's what it looks like.

Top: With flash
Bottom: Without flash
Swatch
It fits my skin tone perfectly and that's one of the things I like about it. Here's what it looks like on me.

Left side: Without foundation
Right side: With foundation (one layer)
No concealer used on both sides
I applied the foundation on one half of my face and left the other half bare. As you can see in the picture above, the foundation really helped even out my skin color and conceal the dark areas. I didn't even use concealer. This foundation gives a pretty decent coverage even when worn by itself. 

And here's what my whole face looks like with this foundation...


I just love the coverage and the finish! Here are more pics of me with this foundation on :)

With concealer and powder
(without flash)
With concealer and powder
(with flash)
Another thing I like about this product is that it doesn't make my face look oily. It gives a semi-matte finish and it doesn't make my face look flat, which usually happens when I use mattifying products. BUT note that this doesn't really control my oiliness. I still get oily after a few hours of wearing it. Since this is a cream foundation, it's not really the most recommended product for people with oily skin like me.

The only thing I don't like about this product is the smell. Ever Bilena described this foundation as a lightly-scented foundation, and for me, the scent is not pleasant at all. It doesn't stink or anything but I just don't like the smell. Personal preference. This is the reason why I don't wear this foundation often.

So... to sum everything up, here are the things I...

Like about this product:
  • Good coverage - I don't need to conceal with this anymore.
  • Semi-matte finish - It doesn't make it look matte-flat.
  • Decent wear time
  • Doesn't cake nor flake on me
  • Easy to blend - I usually use a sponge in blending this foundation.
  • Travel-friendly packaging
  • Affordable - It's priced at P165 for 8g of product.
  • Widely available - This is available in EB counters (and there are EB counters almost everywhere!).

Don't like about this product:
  • Scent - Hate. It. It's not a bad scent, actually. I just don't like it. But others might :) I'm actually getting used to the scent now. I still find it not-pleasant but now I can tolerate it. :)

I really like the coverage of this foundation! The scent? Not so much. I just use this when I need more coverage and when I'm out of my 'current' face products.

Have you tried this foundation? Did the smell bother you? Lemme know! My nose is weird sometimes :/

29 comments:

  1. T love this foundation. Your face looks so porcelain-like with it, drool!

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  2. You have a pretty face to begin with so anything you put on just enhances your beauty. Plus your skin is FLAWLESS! Nice review Aya~ See yah later babe!

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  3. Your skin looks fab <3 Thanks for the review :)

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  4. Aww thanks Genn! That's why I like this foundation, the coverage is really nice :) 

    See you :)

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  5. Yey! That's what I like about this foundation :))

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  6. Thanks dear. All thanks to this foundation. Hihi

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  7. I also have a review about this and I can say I have started loving this! ^^, I use this almost everyday because it can double as a concealer! ^^,

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  8. Hi Aya! I'm using this for my everyday look and yes, its amazing and stays there the whole day! Any, I hope you're having a great week so far. I actually have a giveaway from Burberry and From Freyja that you might wanna join :) Feel free to visit my site!

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  9. True true true! The scent is my only gripe with this. I just can't get used to it :/

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  10. Hi Mar! Thanks, I've bookmarked your giveaways already and will join soon :D

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  11. wow, it just disappears! thanks for another great review :)


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  12. Gellie Anne AbogadoOctober 8, 2011 at 6:14 PM

    great coverage! ang prob ko lang if foundation stick, hindi pa mabilis maubos? hehe. but it really looks great plus affordable. but i'm on a makeup diet... don't tempt me... XD

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  13. Hindi naman masyado mabilis maubos sa akin kasi I don't need to apply too much every application :) 

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  14. nice product bit resemblance with etude stick nice review
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  15. I have this one too. i used it if iam putting make up in the office so para its handy. Great review aya.

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  16. Bad smell is the biggest turn off for me (for any product). xP

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  17. Nice! Will check out the EH one :))

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  18. Yep, it's very handy, indeed.

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  19. i so love this product too...its good to use Philippine brand cosmetics coz u know dat its formulated to suit a filipina skin. Not to mention it's budget friendly too...love ur blogs...new sub hir..:)

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  20. Wow! As much as I wanted to try it! In my country is not selling.
    How about sharing with me? Do not want to cosmetics from Belarus? ;)
    If you are interested let me know! Email me here is my email: ketsagava@bk.ru

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  21. First time to read your blooog <3 What concealer and powder did you use? The foundation did great btw!! :)

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  22. Thanks for reading, Kla :)


    I used Maybelline Mineral Power Concealer and 4UD dreamGirl BB powder :)

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  23. Wiii thanks for sharing ate Yaaan! :) Will try the powder ;) Thaaanks!

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  24. The creme shade is it for fair skin tone? I'm interested kasi in trying this stick foundation since mura siya. Hindi ba siya nkkaoily? currently I'm using liquid matte foundation and at the end of the day prng ang oily ng face ko siguro kasi it has SPF, SPF40 kea ganun...

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Thanks for reading! I will reply to you as soon as I can :)