Review & Swatches: Face Stockholm Matte Foundation

Face Stockholm Matte Foundation

Availability: Face Stockholm Online
Price: $36.00

Company’s Description

This non-drying, oil-free liquid formula offers a touch more coverage than our Liquid Foundation, while providing an alternative to those with more sensitive skin.

Face Stockholm is a beauty brand with its roots in Sweden that now has stores in the United States. Its line of matte foundations comes with 7 shades. The shade Oyster is shown and reviewed, below.

Packaging: 9.25/10

This foundation comes in a rectangular, glass bottle that has a twist-off cap. The cap is connected to a spatula that allows you to place the foundation on an artist’s palette or the back of your hand. It’s not as sanitary as having a pump dispenser, but is more sanitary than having a jar container without the spatula.

Quality: 10/10

Face Stockholm’s matte foundation has a thin, liquid formula that blends easily and sinks into the skin. The foundation gives medium and slightly build-able coverage. Oyster is a great color for NC20 skin.

So far, this foundation is the best I’ve seen when it comes to leaving a matte finish without making the skin look flat. There is no cakey surface and it doesn’t make the skin look dry. The foundation effectively keeps a shiny/oily look at bay but still lets your natural skin texture show. The foundation is long-wearing and doesn’t break down, even after 6 hours of wear.

The bonus is that this foundation contains Vitamin E (Tocopheryl Acetate) and Retinyl Palmitate–great anti-oxidants for the skin. Companies so rarely take the opportunity to put skincare ingredients into foundations. It is refreshing to see Face Stockholm making a foundation that is not only high-quality but also benefits your skin!

Ease of Use: 9.8/10

This foundation blends beautifully over the skin. You can apply it with your hands, a sponge, or a brush. You don’t need to set it with powder.

Price: 9.25/10

For $36.00 you get 1 fl oz (29 ml) of foundation. This is a competitive price-point for a high-end foundation. For comparison, NARS’ Sheer Matte Foundation costs $42.00 and contains the same amount of product.

Final Grade

Face Stockholm Matte Foundation

Face Stockholm Matte Foundation in Oyster

Face Stockholm Matte Foundation Packaging

Face Stockholm Matte Foundation in Oyster Swatch

Face Stockholm Matte Foundation in Oyster Swatch Blended
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