In today’s post, I will be reviewing Blue Heaven’s Xpression makeup stick.
Blue Heaven started off as that makeup brand that was sold in local makeup shops, but I think we can all safely say that this brand has come a long way from there. Their range of products have increased, and for most of them, their quality as well.
This product is priced for INR 95.
It comes in a cylindrical lipstick-like case which is black in colour and the product on the inside is like a stick concealer that twist up.
There are 6 shades available, they all have a pink undertone, so you can probably use it for highlighting and under eye concealing.
What It Claims
It is a creamy concealer in stick form, specially developed for face and body to provide you a youthful glow.
How It Performed
Now there is a little confusion as to whether or not this product is a foundation or a concealer. The texture of this product is a little heavy so I wouldn’t really recommend using it as a concealer but since there aren’t enough shade options I can’t even recommend it as a foundation. However, I made a compromise and used it as a concealer, because even the darkest shade was too light for me.
Since it is in a stick form, you can just draw lines on your face, on the areas where you need the coverage, and then blend it out. I used a damp beauty blender to blend this product in, because otherwise it gave a weird patchy finish. With the damp sponge though, it blended seamlessly and actually gave a decent amount of coverage. It has medium to buildable coverage, so you can go with an extra round if you feel like it. Also, when you take the product on a brush first and then apply it on your face, even that makes the texture of the product a little less heavy.
It is quite long wearing since it stayed on my face the entire day and did not fade away. However, I did not sweat or anything when I wore this product, so I can’t really comment on its waterproof nature.
Pros and Cons
- Affordable price
- Decent packaging
- Medium to buildable coverage
- Long wearing
- Has a thick texture
- Not enough shade options
I was quite happy with how this product performed. For the price tag, I think it is an absolute star. It is a little heavy in texture, but you can always thin it out. It has medium to buildable coverage, and I will surely recommend it to others. For all these reasons, I’ll rate this 4 out of 5.