Rated 4.74 out of 5 stars
Hidden Gem hands down. I have been looking for a good foundation in general for a few years now, I went high end low end drugstore I went tinted moisturizer to full coverage and non did what I actually wanted. I love make up but finding a good foundation for my oily skin that wont force me to re touch (which I'm horrible at by the way, always makes it worse) was close to impossible without making me feel like I have pounds of make up on especially for work. I had tried the Hourglass foundation stick which was highly rated and felt very chalky on my skin. I did a search of stick foundations and came across this one. I am the lightest shade in this line and am on my way to re up for a 3rd time! I have never purchased 1 item more than once since they end up not working out for a while. The coverage is amazing from one layer to a 2 layers if I want a fuller look. It glides on like butter on my skin and gives me a glow without an oily look if that makes sense. I rarely have to completely set my face because it sets so nice on its own and will literally last me over 9 hours without any cracks or separation and looks like I just applied it minutes ago. It makes my face feel hydrated and not like I'm wearing loads of make up. This is a long review and I never leave a review but I am truly in love with this foundation! I am so thankful for this brand because I am the in between when it comes to make up, I'm a semy fare complexion with neutral undertones. Many lines have a Yellow undertone or an olive undertone which makes me look washed out. This is truly a bang for your buck and will leave your make up looking flawless.
This is my second round of foundation. I struggled with deciding to purchase more because while I love the coverage it also leaves makeup everywhere. I find that from the smallest touch of my face or hug I have shared my purchase with everything. In addition, I have combination skin and before midday I was EXTREMELY shiny. However, due to a tutorial about shine control from a friend I found a way to minimize the 'just ran a marathon' look. I wish Mented had more tutorials that could help with this since I am sure this is a huge issue for those with combination or oily skin. We tend to not like the saturated or heavy dew look. I ultimately bought a few more shades since I have found that even when oily my skin does not feel heavy or pasty and I have not had any breakouts. In my latest purchase, I found that a few of the sticks will not go down without me banging them on the table after twisting them up. This was initially frustrating but I have since gotten used to the routine of leaving them all open until I finish my makeup and banging them against the table before closing and putting them to the side. All in all, I am still satisified with the look of the makeup and how much it has decreased the time I take in getting ready in the morning. I do still wish I knew how I could eliminate the transfer. I currently use two of the mented powders in my color range, setting spray, and a primer for oli control.All of the tutorials I have seen and efforts always leave moderate to full-on transfer of product. I even tried to duplicate the one I saw from Mented about mask transfer but could not get the product to stay in place.
Erin from Pittsburgh, PA
This product feels and looks like you have no product on.
AB from Washington, DC
I have searched for the perfect match years! So excited to have finally found a shade so spot on with my skin tone that it's almost scary. The stick foundation is easy to apply, blends well and leaves me a great natural glow.
Shelly from New Jersey
Looked awful on me. Horrible on oily skin and def dont get if you have light skin. This foundation isnt made for light skin tones which sucks.
Bianca from Queens, NY
Perfect match almost feels like a tinted moisturizer. I'm oily so I still need a powder but for stick makeup it goes on smooth and doesn't run off. I'm sold
from Silver Spring, MD
Okay so hear me out.. the color match to my skin is amazing!!! it blended beautifully. However, I have combo oily skin and nothing could have prepared me for how shiny and oily this foundation is. This is not a matte foundation so beware!!
IRIS from San Jacinto, CA
Rhonda from New Have CT
Love it I will be buying the entire line. It's perfect for black skin!
Jen from Los Angeles
I'm buying again!! I hated trying to find the shade that would fit me. I wanted a natural look, I didn't want to spend a whole lot of time putting on makeup, a lightweight feel and this checked all of the boxes! Now I don't have to do the "vein" test.
Shyree from Chicago, IL
Goes on like silk and it melts into your skin as if it is your skin. Then topped with Mented loose powder equals FLAWLESS coverage.
Zav from Lakeland, FL
I've tried so many foundations and this one is the best BY FARRR. Fenty or Estee Lauder double wear have nothing on Mented im sorry. Compared to any other foundation ive used this color match is INSANE. When i tried it on in ulta I was second guessing if it was actually applying to my face even at home I have to kind of look a little harder to make sure I know where ive applied it. I have oily skin and was a little skeptical about it saying it was hydrating and it posed no problem at all which im very surprised about. Doesn't even sink into my smile lines. And its so lightweight?! They hit the nail on the head with this one yall I will never need another foundation for as long I LIVEEE
BabyGurlBG from New York
I've tried this foundation stick several times. The shade match is pretty good and it's easy to blend, however it settles into my smile lines like crazy. I won't be repurchasing. For shade reference, I'm 340 in Kosas, 385 in Fenty, DN3 in LYS and got this in T30.
Love Beauty from Columbus, OH
Im oily skinned and I love this foundation! This also works well with mature skin with texture! It doesn't sink into pores. Easy to apply on the go
my Go-To from Salem NH
amazing and treat for travel to minimize mesa.
Dee from Chicago
Once I got the right shade, I love it! Blends well and matches my skin tone perfectly. Not too drying on my older sensitive skin!
Jackie from Houston, TX
No. Probably not for you if you're of the non-melanated variety. But! Y'all have literally every other foundation known to man at your disposal so....shrug. ANYWAY, this is my absolute favorite foundation. I've been using it for a couple years and have not switched or been tempted to switch at all. I've tried many many many foundations over the course of my life and I absolutely love make up in general and this is unbeatable. I'd say my skin is normal and tends to lean towards the dry side. No matter how I apply this foundation I always look flawless.￼
Beesknees from USA
It's the fact that we still have reviews being left in this here year of 2022 from people whining about the shade range… the privilege, lack of understanding and entitlement reeking from a lot of reviewers is unbelievable, but not surprising. Now on to the foundation. T30 has a nice golden undertone without being orange, and the coverage and blendability is *chefs kiss* For the women who've been excluded for decades and centuries, ignore the Karen's and Karinnas and don't hesitate. 10/10 recommend
Lucky7 from Chicago, IL
Oxidizes almost immediately.. and can we talk about the shade range?! Awful all around.
Erika from jacksonville
I too somehow missed all the comments saying it's not for light skin their littlest shade is more of a light brown/tan shade. LIGHT is misleading, don't bother if your in the first 5 shades of most foundations.
Codes from Tennessee
This is not for light or fair skinned women at all. Other reviews stated this and I failed to see it before buying. If you're a Skin Type 1, 2, or possibly even 3 then it's likely that even the lightest shade in this product will be too dark for you! Sadly will be returning for this reason. Can't speak to the quality of the product or how it wears.
KimchiiJuice from Oregon
I have a feeling the negative reviews for this product were made by Karens, and I can understand why. I'm Asian, African-American mixed so I purchased the lightest shade available, and it was a tad too dark for my fall/winter complexion. I'm sure in the summer, when I have a tan, the shade will match perfectly. But this is definitely a better fit for the melanin baddies < 3 I think the quality is great & it blends smoothly.
Erica from SOUTH CAROLINA
Perfect match for my skin tone. My new favorite foundation.
happydaz from peoria il
the shade range is still bad even for women of color
katyd from peoria il
this foundation is not even good for people of color. The shades are horrible
bright excuse from Chicago il
I really wanted to like this but it clung to every dry spot and had a waxy look. The shades are off even for women of color
Nia from Philadelphia, PA
First of all, I have to LAUGH at how many reviewers with negative comments are upset about the shade range. I love that this brand caters to women of color but specifically black women.
The foundation is great. Smooth application, and feels so lightweight. It's easy to blend and has great coverage as well. My skin is pretty clear but even for my few minor blemishes, it hides them well. This is my first stick foundation too so I'm glad I went with this product. I got the color T30 and it truly blends perfectly. I would highly recommend this foundation from Mented.