OK, so I know a lot of people like to read reviews before they invest in beauty products- especially foundations. Foundation can be SO hard to find the perfect one for your skin tone and type. I’m personally combination/oily and can be breakout prone. I get pretty oily in my t-zone throughout the day, so I love anything that is long wear and matte. I also love an extremely full coverage. In the last year or so, “stick” foundations have become popular and a lot of the brands have come out with one, and when I heard this Anastasia Beverly Hills one was better for oilier skin- I knew I had to try it. One of my clients who likes the same coverage and has oily skin like me, told me that she LOVED it and it lasted all day. So that day, I purchased it and tried it the next day for work. This is how I wore it:

primer: Cover FX Mattifying Primer 

application: drew directly on my skin and blended out with the Hourglass Vanish Foundation Brush

set: with the Hourglass Ambient® Lighting Powder in “Ethereal Light” all over and baked with the Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder in my t-zone.


Overall: The coverage was AMAZING. It was the perfect full and flawless coverage, and the shade I picked (Warm Natural) was a perfect match. Unfortunately, after a few hours of wearing it at work, my oil started coming through and caused the foundation to break up on me and start to wear off. I also did try it on a client of mine who was very dry and it did not look good and stuck to any of her dry patches. I think if you have pretty normal skin and like a matte finish, this foundation would be perfect for you. I also think for just highlighting and contouring it would be great for. It’s also only $25 which is awesome for a high end foundation.

Sadly, I ended up returning the foundation today and will just use the money I spent towards my holy grail foundation at the moment. (Which I’ll make a separate post about soon ;)) It was worth a try, and I’m definitely not hating on it- it did look beautiful on me for a little bit. It just wasn’t for my oily t-zone skin. I hope some of you found this helpful!





  1. Michelle Laba

    Can you please please do makeup video tutorials. Especially on your signature cat eye, your contour and how you apply your foundation I’m esp interested in how you set it because sometimes I want a glowing look and then the setting powder Kills it and completely kills my highlight. ALLSSOOO in your gorgeous selfies can you please say what your wearing as foundation and esp esp lips. I would die for you to do a post on your absolute must haves. Please help makeup goddess!


  2. Michelle Laba

    Sorry I know I’m TOO MUCH lol but do you have any appts at Sephora during the vib sale 10-15th I need new products and def want to book with you. I would also book another session just as a class! And if you do an at home class where you come over n teach me how to use what I have please tell me how much you charge for that outside of Sephora. You are worth it! And onneeee last question I swear lol. What website do you use to make your blog?


    1. cecilybeauty Post author

      I unfortunately won’t be back in a SEPHORA during the sale :/ I was last weekend. But yes I can let you know via DM how much an application would be if I came to you! And I use



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