Kryolan TV Paint Stick Foundation Review

by mehak on June 20, 2012

in Face Products, Foundation, Grade A, Reviews

Whenever my brother passes my dresser , he picks up my Kryolan TV Paint Stick looking at it like it’s an UFO, or some cool future space gadget, opens it up as if to say “Ooh what does this butttonn  dooo” and  sees that  its still  just makeup and  puts it back. I don’t blame him really, who would think this silver-colored tube with grey stripes   and a weird laughing mask at one corner  is really a foundation? (By the way, that laughing mask is kind of scary, i don’t know why Kryolan would pick that as its logo. I get images of a white scary clown  applying this, laughing at me and saying ‘Na  Na Na Na Na Na’ in a psycho voice).

Kryolan Claims Successfully proven cream make-up in stick form. The special base of TV Paint Stick allows gentle make-up application that provides effective covering at the  same time. The KRYOLAN assortment of more than 250 color nuances for selection is truly extraordinary – which makes this preparation indispensable for stage, film, TV and video work. 

CoverageThe  Kryolan TV Paint Stick foundation is a heavy coverage foundation that’s designed to pretty much cover up anything you want it to – that hickie on your neck, that scar on the side, that wound that the parlour lady did while doing your eyebrows. Yup, it conceals and then some and provides really solid Coverage.  So if you are someone with really problematic skin and need a lot of coverage on your face you are likely to really like this.

The Finish: Kryolan gives a matte finish at first, but over time this becomes dewy . This is actually perfect for me, but for girls who start shining easily I would recommend you wear a thin layer of powder over this.I do recommend that you moisturize before you apply  this foundation if you have dry skin, because it just blends easier that way, and it’s not a very moisturizing foundation at first.

Does it Cake? :The thing that’s good about this Kryolan TV Paint Stick is, that inspite of giving such heavy coverage i cant call this a cakey foundation. Ofcourse if you cake it up and wear a ton of it , it will cake just like any foundation but for the most part it gives a smooth, flawless satin finish to your face without looking cakey at all.

Best Application Method : Now it does block pores, it doesn’t let your skin breathe through so this is definitely not something i recommend you use everyday.  Its meant to be used for special occasions and that’s what it should be used on sparingly.Another point id like to make is you must give some thought as to how to apply this. It’s not an easy foundation to apply, and using your hands wont get you the best results. For me, the BEST way to get this to work is to take a good quality makeup sponge, wet it. Then apply Kryolan TV Paint Stick as a thin layer on your face. Use the wet sponge to blend it. Apply another layer if you require heavier coverage. Blend more. The more you blend this thing, the better it looks.

Does it Photograph well? :Photographically, this is a great foundation to have- dont go overboard and cake it on your face, and you will photograph beautifully in snaps. With flash, without flash this is one of the best in the market.

The Shades: Kryolan has over 120 shades to choose from, so you will definitely get a match. Just please to go a proper krolan store and get it tested. I bought one inititally that was too dark, so had to go buy a different one. I definitely wish i would have gone to the main Kryolan store instead and got a proper testing. Getting a shade match with this is extremely important because it doesnt really blend into the skin, it creates a layer on top, so you need a shade match!

Should you buy it: I personally feel like if you do need heavy coverage for a special occasion then i think Kryolan is a super investment. At 800 rupees you get a star quality product!!! But if you have good skin like mine , I personally still use my Body Shop Extra Virgin Minerals just because i feel like its light and breathable! Nonetheless, this is a good investment for a bride!

The scary laughing mask on the Kryolan TV Paint Stick

Before and After with the Kryolan TV Paint Stick Foundation. This one is a shade dark for me .

Verdict: A

Price: Rs 800/-

Available at : Kryolan City, Lajpat Nagar and Kunchals, GK

Recommendation: The Kryolan  TV PAint Stick foundation is a heavy coverage foundation that you will probably really like if you have very uneven skin, and want a flawless face. It gives extremely solid coverage,  acts as a foundation cum concealer , lasts a long time and photographs well so its ëxcellent for special occasions (Specially if you are a bride to be- this is very handy) . It does clog pores though so dont get used to using this everyday, and if you are like me and have good skin,  you may just prefer breathable lightweight formulas. This is also a foundation i recommend you practicing applying – i found i get best results with a damp sponge, and worst with fingers!

PS: Im using the shade FS29 but i can afford to go lighter!

PPS: All of the posts you are seeing now are scheduled posts since im off to get married, so dont be like “OMG yr still pposting!

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{ 25 comments… read them below or add one }

Shivani June 20, 2012 at 4:25 pm

Wow I love the finish it gives! but I dont like foundations which clog pores. I also wanna buy the TBS foundi!


Rajasuya June 20, 2012 at 4:58 pm

what lipstic r u wearing in the 2nd snap mehak..And yeah the u can deffinitely go a shade lighter:-)


Peachesandblush June 21, 2012 at 12:24 am

Hmmm,…. I don’t remember I think it’s lakme lipgloas


SweetAndBitter June 20, 2012 at 5:16 pm

OMG yr still pposting!..he he he just kidding dear

anyways even i feel that mask is super scary!!! one of the reason i could not get a load of stuffs when i visited their store


Peachesandblush June 21, 2012 at 12:27 am

Haha that mask really is !


coralcrue June 20, 2012 at 5:48 pm

Happy Wedding, Mehak :)


Dolon June 20, 2012 at 7:46 pm

Kryolan used to be the go to brand for makeup before MAC and the rest invaded India. Remember reading interviews of film stars where they gushed about how good these are. Will definitely give them a try but darn no Kryolan store in Kolkata :((


ads July 29, 2014 at 10:43 pm

you can get kryolan products at Royal Store , New Market


scribbleofhappygoluckygal June 20, 2012 at 8:05 pm

I guess its that heavy duty foundation only meant for brides and stars. I love my Body Shop foundations more nd more..;):)


Mitra20 June 20, 2012 at 8:32 pm

Mehek, you have such clear skin that i honestly can make out the difference.. :-)


Peachesandblush June 21, 2012 at 12:25 am

hehe thanks !!! Well I would say look at the eye area and my dark circles…I didn’t put any concealer: just the stick


tanveer June 20, 2012 at 8:45 pm

I totally need this now :)


Vanu June 20, 2012 at 9:11 pm

I knew dis was a sceduled post. U must b enjoying d celebrations na!
I have query, can anybody answer dis:
can Kryolan stick foundation be blended with a stippling brush too?


Peachesandblush June 21, 2012 at 12:12 am

Yup it can!!!!


Priti June 21, 2012 at 1:22 pm

Mehek, u look super even without the product :):)
But yeah, the stick seems a good investment to go “flawless”


Priti June 21, 2012 at 1:23 pm

And all the best for ur wedding :) (i hope u are reading this before the D-Day) :)
somehow i was visualising ur ceremony yesterday … heheheheh


Jyoti June 21, 2012 at 8:50 pm

I do not like heavy foundis bt like you said these are good for special occasions. Would love to try this out. Hope thr is a krolan store at Hyderabad. ;)


khaddu June 21, 2012 at 10:27 pm

ur so cute … ” I am off to get married ” !!! :)


Sara June 22, 2012 at 1:06 pm

Your skin looks better in the “before” picture.. in my opinion hehe


Bhumika June 22, 2012 at 2:14 pm

This sounds perfect for occasions..n ya good for brides as u sd..


suna June 23, 2012 at 1:55 pm

nice product ur before face so flawless and pretty =)


Champagne November 18, 2012 at 12:10 pm

Im a gay male. I do Drag. Im fabulous. And love u sing Kryolan its a great makeup. I use M.A.C. Too


rajasuya February 24, 2013 at 10:30 pm

Hi Mehak..Can you please tell where do I get this stuff in Bangalore? it good for marriage day event?


Rida June 21, 2013 at 2:36 pm

hi…. yesterday i bought a kryolan tv paint stick in fs36 and as i got home a friend of mine told me check out if it is the original or not because i bought from a local shop which was likely of having fake products and i was like I NEVER THOUGHT ABOUT IT WHILE BUYING :O….she showed me her tv paint stick which was original ( bought from naheed, karachi an year ago) and i compared both the sticks ( mine and hers) and i found little difference in packaging and fragrance. i m afraid i bought the fake one.. please tell me how to find out if your tv paint stick is original or not. please do reply i m in great trouble..need help.


Sonal Lakhani March 22, 2015 at 12:37 pm

I m buy to tv paint stick pls gv u the number


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