Kryolan TV Paint Stick Foundation FS 61 Review

Hello, everyone. Hope you are enjoying the holidays. Off late, I got so obsessed with foundations that I am literally hunting them like a ma...

Hello, everyone. Hope you are enjoying the holidays. Off late, I got so obsessed with foundations that I am literally hunting them like a mad animal. Funny thing is, I hardly apply foundation, but all this madness has come from the shade selection which I still can't get right. Either it looks dull, too light, too white or anything other than what I want. This time, I choose the brand which makes around 200 shades! Yes, you read that right! And guess what? I still messed up while choosing the correct shade for myself. But the foundation has its own quality which I am going to discuss. So let's see how it fared with me.

About Kryolan TV Paint Stick Foundation FS 61:

Successfully proven cream make-up in stick form. The special base of TV Paint Stick allows a 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, video work and more.


1000 INR for 25 g

Shelf Life:

2 years

Ingredients List:

Paraffinum Liquidum (Mineral Oil), Paraffin, Candelilla Cera (Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax), Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Octyldodecanol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetyl Palmitate, Petrolatum, Kaolin, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Tocopherol, Cera Carnauba (Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax), Oleth-10, Laneth-40, Polybutene, Lanolin Alcohol, Propylene Glycol, BHT, Glyceryl Stearate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Citric Acid, Linalool, Cinnamyl Alcohol, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Citronellol, Benzyl Salicylate, Benzyl Alcohol, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Coumarin, Amyl Cinnamal, Hexyl Cinnamal, Geraniol, Benzyl Benzoate, Parfum (Fragrance) and may contain: [+/- Titanium Dioxide CI 77891, Iron Oxides CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499, Carmine CI 75470, Ultramarines CI 77007, Chromium Hydroxide Green CI 77289, Chromium Oxide Greens CI 77288, Yellow 6 Lake CI 15985, Yellow 5 Lake CI 19140, Red 7 Lake CI 15850, Red 36 CI 12085, Red 40 Lake CI 16035, Red 22 Lake CI 45380, Red 28 Lake CI 45410, Blue 1 Lake CI 42090, Bronze or Copper Powder CI 77400, Aluminum Powder CI 77000, Ferric Ferrocyanide CI 77510, Bismuth Oxychloride CI 77163, Manganese Violet CI 77742, Tin Oxide, Mica] (EU seulement/only: CI 77266, CI 58000, CI 77120, CI 74160, CI 74260, CI 11680, CI 73015) May contain carmine as a color additive.

Directions For Use:

Use a flat foundation brush for application and blend with a damp sponge.

My Experience With Kryolan TV Paint Stick Foundation FS 61:

The packaging is basic and slightly on the dull side. It has a cylindrical body with a twist up function. The foundation, which is in the form of a stick is quite thick. It comes with a screw cap to shut it close. There is also a faint smell of cosmetics, but it isn't too strong and won't hurt the nose until you actually try and inhale it. I am not very fond of the packaging, but it is decent enough to carry due to its light weight feature.
Coming to the shade, I choose FS 61 for my skin tone. Well, long story short – I didn't find my perfect match. The SA showed me a shade lighter, but I choose this one as it looked just like my skin color with a yellow tone. However, when I applied it before a function and after blending it – I realized the horror. The store lightings were deceptive and I ended up with a shade deeper than my skin tone.

The coverage of the foundation is something worth praising. It covers literally anything! From little scars to acne marks and even tattoos! I am sure you got the drift. If you have difficult skin, I am sure you will love this. The foundation is very versatile when it comes to coverage. You can apply it with fingers and blend with a damp sponge for a sheer to medium coverage and also apply it with a flat a foundation brush for heavy coverage. Except for blackish scars and marks, you won't require any concealer at all.
The texture is slightly tricky to work upon if you are a beginner. It is extremely thick and blending requires a lot of time and techniques. Firstly, always blend towards the growth of facial hair, i.e., downwards. Secondly, it requires to be worked with a little amount. You have to apply in a little area and blend. Also, it happens to highlight the dry areas if you don't apply a moisturizer. The foundation is heavy and blocks the pores which don't let the skin breathe. It also breaks me out when I wear it for long. I would advise the acne prone skin to stay away from this.

The foundation looks dewy on the oily skin after application and satin velvety on dry to combination skin. You need to set it with a powder especially oily skin otherwise, it will turn oily within hours. Once set with a powder, it looks neat. It photographs very well if you blend it properly. If not, the foundation will look cakey. For brides, this is the best foundation I would say. The staying power of this foundation is around 9-10 hours during winter on my oily skin. I only applied a layer of compact after 6-7 hours. I believe, the staying power will be slightly less during summer. It doesn't oxidize and is also water resistant.

Pros Of Kryolan TV Paint Stick Foundation FS 61:
  • Decent packaging.
  • Faint smell.
  • Wide range of shades.
  • From sheer to high - coverage is excellent.
  • Multipurpose – acts as foundation and concealer.
  • Doesn't look cakey if blended well.
  • Photographs very well.
  • Best suitable for normal to oily skin.
  • Can be set with powder for oily skin.
  • Staying power is excellent.
  • It doesn't oxidize and is also water resistant.
  • Worth the price.

Cons Of Kryolan TV Paint Stick Foundation FS 61:
  • Shades are slightly deceptive in different lights.
  • Requires practice for blending.
  • Accentuates dry areas.
  • Not for oily skin – breaks out very badly.
  • No SPF.
  • Not for regular use.

Diva Likes Rating:


Final Note:

The foundation is good but definitely not my cup of tea. It takes a lot of time in blending and moreover breaks me out. Unless you want a foundation with heavy coverage, you can skip this.

Contributed By: Salomi Das


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  1. It gets really confusing to choose the right shade of foundation. I have faced the same issue many times.

    1. It is disheartening to spend 1k and above for foundations anf still get it wrong :(


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