One of the things I love most about green beauty is the unique innovation involved in creating healthy, cutting-edge products. I admire green beauty brands that constantly bridge the gap between high-quality makeup and beneficial skincare. One such brand is Gressa Skin. I’ve loved Gressa since the beginning with their gentle and pure skincareproducts. Now, the brand has an outstanding full line of cosmetics: Minimalist Glamour featuring liquid foundation, liquid contouring serum, liquid highlighter, and their bestselling Lip Boosts (my review here).
While visiting my sister in Portland a few months ago, I also met up with Gressa’s founder, Svetlana for coffee. It was so fun to meet her in person and chat about everything from her company’s story to everyday life, and she kindly gave me a bag of goodies, including the new Minimalist Corrective Serum Foundation*to try. While I don’t usually wear foundation everyday, I was definitely curious about these new products especially with their claims to be high-quality, pigmented, and full of nourishing, healing botanical extracts.
In anticipation of colder months and drier skin, I sadly felt it was time to transition from using my tinted moisturizers to creamier foundations. I only need light coverage on my face most days so I wasn’t looking into any heavy-duty formulas.
Let me introduce you to my new favorite skin product: the Narcissist Foundation Stick by W3LL PEOPLE ($38 for .375 oz). I had never tried a foundation stick before but I immediately loved how creamy and buildable in coverage this was and how it matched my skin tone to a T. I love multipurpose products and this stick easily doubles as a concealer or full-face foundation. I’ve been wearing this everyday and sometimes only dabbing it on certain areas of my face.
The Narcissist consists of natural and organic ingredients and it smells AMAZING! Others have said there’s no scent at all but to me, there’s a subtle, fresh flowery scent and it does not linger once applied. I often find myself just sniffing my little tube of foundation because it’s so good, is that strange?
This foundation stick is easy to apply (especially for lazy people like me) because you can just warm up some foundation on your fingers and apply directly to your face. The packaging is super portable and sleek, it’s so easy to slip in your makeup bag for on-the-go application or for traveling.
The coverage is enough to hide my redness and any problem spots without caking up my skin. I enjoy the light texture of the formula and that it is not drying. The foundation gives my skin a flawless, almost-photoshopped glow always making me feel like a true narcissist after glancing at my reflection.
The Narcissist Foundation Stick also comes in a nice range of colors (8 shades) that will suit many skintones. I was lucky that I’m close to a Henri Bendel store where a W3LL PEOPLE associate helped match me to my correct color: Narcissist 5. I was grateful that I could physically test out the colors because it’s difficult to choose based on only the images online. There is also an option to purchase samples from the website.
Comparing the foundation swatch to a W3LL PEOPLE highlighting stick.
Bottom line: if you’re looking for a light weight, creamy concealer or foundation, you NEED this! It gives you a flawless finish and looks great for everyday and evening wear. The coverage is buildable and provides light to medium coverage.