Hi gorgeous! Play sticks in "spin the bottle" (light beige) is your perfect match! xoxo, B
WHY WE LOVE IT
A cream to powder foundation stick that helps promote a healthy complexion. Scribble in any fun shape and blend for a satin-matte finish!
- Concealer-foundation-powder in one
- Perfect for fast, easy application
- Provides natural-looking coverage
8.5 g Net wt. 0.30 oz
HOW TO APPLY
HOW TO APPLY
Play on, playette.
Primpin’ made easy so you can keep on keepin’ on. Apply this multitasking formula to your face and blend evenly with fingertips or a foundation brush. Dust hoola over play sticks for natural-looking coverage with a bronze glow or layer with high beam or girl meets pearl for an illuminated complexion.
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REVIEWS & QUESTIONS
Customers love that it's
- A great product - easy to use (1)
- A lovely dewy finish (1)
- Easy to apply (1)
- Easy to use & gives FABULOUS cover (1)
- Gives a very smooth finish (1)
- I love the coverage and ingredients (1)
- Perfect for my skin (1)
- creamy (1)
- easy to use and transportable (1)
- flawless (1)
- great coverage (1)
- light (1)
- seamless (1)
medium some-kinda-gorgeous wearer what color to choose? I wear medium some-kinda gorgeous--which play stick is closest in color? I am seeing that some fair-skinned people find the lightest play stick to be too dark for them--wondering if I should choose the lightest play stick instead of going with the medium one as I am rather fair myself. thoughts? thanks!
Are these being discontinued? After ages of trying to find the perfect foundation, I've found Playsticks. But I keep seeing in the comments and questions that they were/are being discontinued... Is this true? I've tried other foundations (including Benefit foundations, even Oxygen Wow) and this is truly the best. I'm afraid to fall in love with something if it's going to disappear!
Hi gorgeous! Play sticks have been discontinued. From time to time, Benefit retires products to make room for new ones. We know that saying "buh-buy" isn't always easy, but stay tuned for exciting, new beauty solutions to come! xoxo, B
How does this compare to erase paste? I've been using Erase paste for YEARS so I'm very familiar with it. How does the playstick compare, texture, color, coverage, application wise?
Hi gorgeous! Play sticks are a cream to powder foundation stick that helps promote a healthy complexion while giving natural-looking coverage. With three silky-smooth shades to choose from, there's a play stick to flatter most skin tones! Play sticks provide a satin matte finish and medium-full coverage, so they're more versatile than erase paste. Get the best of both by using play sticks as your foundation and erase paste to brighten and conceal! xoxo, B
What skin types is this best for?
I have combo skin. Dry in some places, oily in others. This product is great for concealing blemishes and scars. Love it!
Hi gorgeous! Play sticks are perfect for every skin type! The cream to powder foundation helps promote a healthy complexion while giving natural-looking coverage. They're perfect for fast, easy coverage: concealer, foundation and powder all-in-one! xoxo, B
Play Stick suitable for acne-prone skin? I've been using the Play Stick for 10 years but switched to something else about 2 years ago due to acne... I'm obsessed with stick foundation; I really dislike liquid foundation. I haven't been able to find anything that compares to the Play Stick when it comes to coverage or anything that is in stick form. My question is: is the Play Stick suitable for acne-prone skin because I miss it so much and would LOVE to go back to it? Also, I'm not one to cover my entire face, I only like to cover up my acne scars or new flare ups . So my makeup routine is very minimal, if that helps in answering my question :)
Benefit does not test for or claim that our products are hypo-allergenic (least likely to cause an allergic reaction) or non-comedogenic (does not cause pimples & blackheads). You can always purchase it online and if you're not happy with it within 30 days from the ship date for a refund on the purchase price, minus shipping, handling, gift wrap, and other charges. Refunds will be credited to the original credit card use for payment. Purchases of gift certificates and sale items cannot be returned for a refund.
Equivalent to Paper Dolls? I think I used to use this in a shade called paper dolls. What do you recommend as a good stand-in, given that color is no longer available? Thanks!
Hi beautiful, You can try "spin the bottle", it's light-beige which is a little darker than "paperdolls" which was light. https://www.benefitcosmetics.com/product/view/parentsku/PLAYST B xo
About Play Sticks Is this the most working concealer by benefit or there is another one that will cover better? Thanks -Julie
We've got you covered, gorgeous! If you're looking for full coverage, we recommend boi-ing https://www.benefitcosmetics.com/product/view/boi-ing For ultimate hydration, we recommend fakeup https://www.benefitcosmetics.com/product/view/fakeup For added brightening, we recommend erase paste https://www.benefitcosmetics.com/product/view/erase-paste And last, play stick is your concealer, foundation and powder all-in-one! https://www.benefitcosmetics.com/product/view/play-sticks B xo
What colour should I get this in? i have the Hello flawless powder in champagne, but can't tell what colour I should go for in this.
It depends on your undertone, gorgeous! If you consider yourself to be a neutral or warmer undertone, then I would suggest "Tea Party" medium beige. If you have a cooler undertone, I would suggest "Spin the bottle" light beige. https://www.benefitcosmetics.com/product/view/play-sticks B xo
About Play Sticks I have used "Some kind of Beautiful' foundation, but thought I would like to try the 'play stick'. Question: I use the medium shade in the Some Kind of Beautiful. Do you think the medium shade of Play Stick would therefore be appropriate. Thanks!
Most definitely! I would also recommend our new! big easy multi-balancing complexion perfector in "medium". Big easy balances moisture & controls oil. Second, the cushiony liquid-to- powder formula melts in like a cream, yet finishes lightweight & velvety like a powder. This multi-balancing complexion perfector gives light-to-medium natural coverage to even out skintone and conceal imperfections. Even better, it contains ingredients known to soothe & comfort the skin and help fight free radicals. One & done…big easy saves the day! Non-comedogenic. Oil-free http://www.benefitcosmetics.com/product/view/big-easy
Alternative for PlaySticks Now that the amazing foundation that I have loved for years is discontinued, do you have any suggestions on what other products would be a good replacement from your range? I really love your products so if there is a good fall back I'll be super happy. I have tried other products and they are nowhere near as good for me. Thanks :)
Hi gorgeous! We retire products from time to time to make room for new ones. Play sticks is still available on our site though, so stock up while you can! For an alternative, please try our Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow foundation. It's buildable so you can adjust based on the amount of coverage that you need. http://www.benefitcosmetics.com/product/view/hello-flawless-oxygen-wow Hope this helps!
Does your line of "play sticks" products have an expiration date? What is their shelf life?
Hi gorgeous, Playsticks has a shelf life, as do all cosmetics. Typically (but not always) it is 3 years from the date of manufacture. Our supply chain is managed such that product is in the customers hands well before that date. Hope this helps!
Normal to oliyskin can use this play sticks.. I am. Dark to midium calour skin. It's sutable for me. Let me know plz.before buy. Thx.
Yes, Gorgeous! Playsticks is suitable for all skin types, including normal to oily.
play stick or boi ing for full coverage on blemishes? I've been breaking out lately and I was wondering which cosmetic would be best for a full coverage.
I use both. boing first and then play sticks over it. Its the best possible coverage. Looks like you have naturally great skin.
Boi-ing is our industrial strength concealer. It would give the best coverage for your blemishes.
does this hav any SPF? any protection from sun at all?
No, Playsticks do not offer sun protection.Please try our Hello Flawless foundation, if you're looking for a foundation with sun protection.
Is this product meant to wear alone? What exactly does cream to powder mean on this foundation? Can it be worn alone without a powder to set it?
Cream to Powder just means exactly that, that this foundation delivers both!! Goes on as a cream, but has a matte powder finish! I would use it and see what you think if you need a separate setting powder! Personally I usually don't use a separate powder, but it your skin still felt a little oily you could certainly use a little< hope this helps!
When you apply it on your face, the texture is creamy. Then, as it builds, the texture gets more powdery. Whether you want to wear it alone or with a powder, it's up to you.
full coverage? which of your powders do i use to obtain full coverage with this and how does it promote a healthy complexion ?
I suppose the natural option to obtain full coverage with the Playsticks would be Hello Flawless, especially if you wet the sponge.
Our Hello Flawless powder offers full coverage. It's silky and light formula gives your complexion a natural finish.
What type of weather can this sustain? Where I live, temperatures can reach 115 Fahrenheit. Will this hold up?
Hello, In my experience, this will hold up A lot better than other foundations. I wouldn't use anything else in hot weather!!! xx
Foundations, sometimes, get flaky when it is very hot, unfortunately. If you have one of the play sticks, try using some Ultra Radiance mist over your face. It could help it last longer.
Is this good for covering severe acne?
YES!! I have severe Rosacea with reddness and acne spots. This changed my life! I cant use a powder tho. Then the flaky skin shows. But this alone or with one of benefits primers is awesome for problem skin.
The play sticks have pretty good coverage but i would recommend the Boi-ing concealer with your foundation. Its durable and last long and has great coverage without looking shiny or melting off. Whatever you want to covered stays hidden for a long time!
I'd say it definitely is. This product goes on nicely and the coverage is amazing. It covers scaring that I have on my face beautifully. Also it contains green tea and chamomile which will help to sooth the face too, great for blemish prone skin.
I saw a clerk applying this to someone instore who had severe acne and it covered it up amazingly. Although, in my experience it doesnt stay on very well, but if this isnt a problem for you, i'd go for it.
I would reccomend you go to one of our counters or boutiques to try the product before. Play sticks is a cream to powder foundation stick that helps promote a healthy complexion while giving natural-looking coverage. Play sticks are perfect for fast, easy coverage: concealer, foundation and powder all-in-one!
Which one do i apply first? Which one do i apply first, the concealer or the foundation?
Well this product is a concealer and foundation in one but if you are using foundation and concealer there isn't a right or wrong sequence to apply. You may want to apply concealer before foundation if you don't plan on covering your entire face with foundation. You may want to apply foundation before concealer if you plan on having foundation covering your entire face. Then you can go back with the concealer to touch up and fix minor mistakes.
If you are using a play stick you probably wouldn't need a concealer at all as it's like a foundation, concealer and powder all in one! But if you are using a normal foundation, I personally find it better to apply my concealer after my foundation, it's easier to blend and covers better that way.
Always apply your foundation first. If you apply your foundation first it will wipe away the concealer. I would also recomend using a concealer brush.
Most magazine's I've read say to put concealer on before foundation; and since the Play Stick is suppose to be a concealer & foundation all in one, maybe use it as a concealer first. I have acne I usually use it as a foundation first because it's pointless using it as a concealer first because it'll come straight off while I' applying it as a foundation. When I apply it as a foundation, I put some of it on my effected areas and then finish off with powder. Hope my answer helped :)
Totally up to you! I like to apply my foundation first and then touch up with my concealer, but the opposite works just as well.
8.5 g Net wt. 0.30 oz
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