So I said in my IG account that I would review the Son & Park Skin Fit Foundation Stick this week so thank you for waiting and let’s begin!
Son & Park is a Korean cosmetics brand that was founded by two celebrity makeup artists, Son Dae Sik and Park Tae Yoon. They’ve been on the very popular Korean beauty talk show, Get It Beauty, several times. Their brand slogan is “simply perfect”, meaning when in comes to beauty and
beautifying oneself shouldn’t be complicated. Some of their popular products are lip cubes and their all time best product is the Beauty Water that costs 39,000KRW a pop. I think this is a really professional looking brand that has a lot to offer in the Korean and international markets because it has a very different vibe unlike the cutesy and girly street makeup brands.
Anyway, I got this by chance, really! I was browsing around Olive Young during a sale and at first I was looking at the Air Chou foundation but I wanted to tryout something that would be easy to use day to day without the bulkiness of a compact. So between the Glow Ring foundation stick and the Skin Fit foundation stick I went for the Skin Fit one. No particular reason why I chose the Skin Fit one over the Glow Ring, it just happened.
The Skin Fit foundation stick is packaged in a handy pearly mint green plastic body with dual ends. On one end it has the foundation and the other a touch up brush. The touch up brush was a nice feature, so you don’t have to use a finger when touching up here and there. It’s small but it gets the job done. Also the densely packed brush hairs are very fine, 0.05mm, to give you better “skin fitting”, blended-in-to-the-skin look. Also it good at getting in at any pores or lines. But don’t try to blend your whole face with it, it’s just too small and it’ll take forever. I just found it easier to blend it out with my fingers when I first put on the foundation and then use the brush for any parts I missed or want blended out more.
I purchased number 23 natural, I think its a little more darker and warmer than other number 23 foundations colors sold in Korea. Which was a plus for me because I’m a NC30 and it’s always hard to find foundation colors dark enough for my skintone. Just FYI in Korea you’re either a 21 or a 23, so it can be a little frustrating trying to find a good match.
The stick has a green core that helps cover redness and brightens up your skin. I don’t have a lot of redness but it helps with any dullness in my skin tone. The texture creamy but when you blend it out with your fingers it has like a powder texture. However the finish isn’t matte, it has this subtle sheen that looks like moisturized skin. The formula has a “Sebum Capture System” that will control oiliness but keep in the moisture. At first I was a little worried that this would my dry out my already dry skin but all day it felt comfortable and looked fresh. I still have reservations about it drying out my skin in winter but for all other seasons I think it’s fine. It lasts for around 12 hours, from 8am to 8pm my face still looked fresh.
One thing that don’t really care for is the smell. I think its too strong and I’m not a fan of the powdery smell, to me it smells like baby powder, and I’m gonna be a baby and complain about it. Hahaha. But other than the smell this foundation is really good buy. I think it’s a great foundation for normal to oily skin types. For dry skin I would recommend a hydrating primer before hand. Also I just like the convenience of this product. I don’t have to use a puff and I can dab exactly where I want to during the day if I need to. In morning it’s super simple, I just swipe, blend out, and get on with my day. To apply I do a couple swipes on my cheeks, go across my forehead, dab on the chin and line on top of my nose. I blend out with clean fingers and then using the brush on the end to blend around the hair line and around the nose and lip. the best way to use the brush is swirling motions and light dabbing.
In Korea it goes for 29,000KRW and you can buy it off their website at www.sonandpark.com or at select Olive Young branches around Korea. I haven’t seen any other place where they sold it but if I do I will let you guys know about that. For international readers you can checkout Sokoglam.com or en.koreadepart.com for Son & Park products. I haven’t ordered from these sites but I just found them to have the best pricing and selection. So just be aware of that. 🙂
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