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Colourpop No filter Stick Foundation Review

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It’s no longer a secret that I’ve recently developed an obsession for Colourpop. I’ve tried and reviewed many products from the brand: the No Filter concealer, the No Filter foundation, many single eyeshadows, some lip products and more. Since I really enjoyed the liquid version, I thought I’d take the Colourpop No filter Stick Foundation for a spin.


Phenylpropyldimethylsiloxysilicate, Caprylyl Methicone, Phenyl Trimethicone, Paraffin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Ceresin, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Lauryl Laurate, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, Cetyl Peg/Ppg-10/1 Dimethicone, Vp/Hexadecene Copolymer, Stearic Acid, Bis-Peg-15 Dimethicone / Ipdi Copolymer, Peg-2 Soyamine, Synthetic Beeswax, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Microcrystalline Wax, Potassium Sorbate, Water, Hexylene Glycol; MAY CONTAIN: Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Price, quantity, packaging, shade range

Price: $10 on the Colourpop website

Quantity: 9.5g. That means the price per kilo is $1052. I’m not sure what my point is here.

colourpop no filter stick foundation
Total amount of product in the stick

Packaging: same as the rest of the No Filter collection: all white with silver letters. 

Shade range: there are 30 shades ranging from fair to deep dark. That’s not as many as for the liquid foundation, but the Colourpop website makes it easy for you to find your match online (I explained this thoroughly in my No Filter Foundation review.)

colourpop no filter stick foundation shade range

This time I picked the shade light 40, which has a neutral undertone and I think I got it right. 

Colourpop products are vegan, cruelty free and made in the USA. 


  • medium, buildable coverage
  • conceals, corrects, perfects, blurs
  • blends effortlessly (kabuki or stippling brush recommended)
  • easy to transport for on-the-go touch ups

My thoughts on the colourpop no filter stick foundation


I’ve tried applying it both with a beauty sponge and a brush and I have to say that the brush gives a much better coverage. It does blend effortlessly. I’ve tried stick foundations from more expensive brands (Clinique, just to name one) that didn’t apply half as well as the Colourpop No Filter Stick Foundation.

colourpop no filter stick foundation


The coverage is definitely medium and I’m sure it’s buildable, but my skin is too textured for that sort of shenanigans.

The finish is very much on the glowy side. If I’m 100% honest, it does look like it’s sitting on my skin a little. From up close, you can tell I’m wearing makeup, more so than with a liquid foundation (I might be biased) (that’s why I have a blog, so I can be biased). 

colourpop no filter stick foundation

Staying power

The Colourpop No Filter Stick Foundation stays pretty much put on my (oily) skin for about 6 hours. After that, I start feeling the urge to either blot, powder or re-apply/re-blend. Nothing dramatic, though. I’ve seen worse. Like most foundations, it’ll start looking ‘worn’ after 8 hours or so. It might even start moving around a little. Good news is: there are no claims of it being long lasting.

Would I recommend the colourpop no filter stick foundation?

I would, especially if:

  • you have dry, flakey skin
  • your skin looks dull
  • you need to get ready real fast
  • you hate beauty sponges
  • you can/want to/need to touch up on the go

Not really if:

  • you have very oily skin and have no way of touching up throughout the day
  • you live for full coverage face beating

All in all, this is a very good foundation, but the liquid version still has my vote of preference. 

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Colourpop No filter stick foundation review and swatches

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  • Reply
    Cordelia Moor
    December 13, 2018 at 12:03 pm

    I’ve not yet read a review of a stick foundation that makes me want to go out and buy it, despite sort of wanting to try them out because it sounds like less faff and easier to transport than liquid – but I think that’s the nature of the beast, and stick foundations needing to be a solid so that they are a stick. I don’t know what I’m trying to say here. It is such a lovely match for you though, and the finish looks really nice.

    Cordelia ||

    • Reply
      December 13, 2018 at 3:34 pm

      I think the Hourglass one is great. A friend of mine has it and I got to try it, but didn’t get to do a wear test. I find it’s a very expensive test to do.
      Also, I have 1034 foundations to use up atm.

  • Reply
    December 13, 2018 at 7:40 am

    The coverage looks decent. The packaging is good for portability if you need something easy to carry 🙂

    • Reply
      December 13, 2018 at 3:34 pm

      It is decent. Good value, as usual with Colourpop.

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