Availability: Face Stockholm Online
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.
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.
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.
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.