This would be a good foundation if you already have great skin because the coverage is very light. It looks like it's going to be opaque, but it is not. When I actually use foundation, I prefer one that's more opaque that I can sheer out if necessary. The feel of it I actually found very pleasant. But when I applied it over my Nuxe moisturizer, this foundation balled up, rendering it unusable. I see from the reviews here that at least one other person has experienced this. So this foundation might be hit or miss depending on your moisturizer. In any event, I returned it.
Foundation feels great. Very light. Also looks very natural and somehow "feels" healthy for your skin. I feel like it would be a better finish for normal to dry skinned ladies. However, the finish was almost too light for me. You can layer over uneven spots but you can only go until a certain point and than it feels like too much foundation. This would be good for girls who have very good skin and just want something on their face to feel done up. Didn't work for me.
Great foundation that looks and feels like skin.
Price: £28.50 in England which for me makes this a high end foundation. Half a pump is sufficient for me to do my face with one layer and so this has lasted me a long time which makes it reasonable value for money.
Packaging: Love it! Clear plastic bottle with a pump makes it hygienic, light weight, great for travelling with, easy to tell when I'm about to run out and sturdy. I've dropped the bottle several times
and its never cracked or broken. Love sturdy packaging. Love the devise / design of the pump that pushes the product up from the bottom and sides of the bottle so there is no product wastage as no product gets left stuck to the bottom as I use the foundation up, as
is the case with my Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation. Love the aesthetics of the foundation swirled and suspended in with the clear serum and the white swirl of built in moisturizer as it looks so pretty.
Product: I've been using this foundation for while and love it. This is a light coverage foundation that can be built up to medium-ish coverage but definitely not full coverage. If you have minimal skin
imperfections then this would be great for you. It evens out my skin tone and reduces my dark eye circles to a certain extent but I still use a concealer as well. The mousse like texture feels incredibly
light weight on my skin and blends beautifully. I use my fingers to apply it or my Real Techniques stippling brush for a more flawless finish. The finish is neither matte nor glowy but just natural and very skin like so I don't always need to powder afterwards. The
foundation is very hydrating and my dry skin still feels hydrated after a full days wear. I love that it has a built in moisturizer and all the skin benefits of the serum that it's suspended in.
There are only 8 shades which is a bit limiting as I fell in between Tone and Medium but opted for Medium as the foundation can be
sheered out and it's only slightly darker so just makes me look sun kissed and bronzed.
Would definitely recommend it if you like light weight and hydrating formulations and don't need a lot of coverage.
3.5 to 4 lippies. For the longest time, I've been purchasing full coverage foundation due to an adult acne problem. Well, over the last couple years, I have taken care of that problem for the most part and have faded a lot of my old acne scars. My skin has been looking better and better every day and I finally got to the point where I realized that I don't need the heavy coverage of a full coverage foundation anymore. So, I've been wondering what will work for me. Well, I tried this foundation only a few times since I bought it and I love it. It is a light to medium coverage foundation. I find that after I apply, I have to put concealer on the blemishes I still have and this sometimes doesn't even cover the redness that is around my nose area. BUT, the reason I gave 3.5 to 4 out of 5 lippies is because of how beautiful this foundation's finish is. It looks so natural and glowy. Maybe I'm just blown away at how natural it looks compared to the full coverage foundations I usually use. Or maybe it's that the shade I chose matches my skin to perfection. Maybe it's how it smooths so evenly over my face, spreading out all over and how it feels so velvety smooth. The texture is a mix of a velvety mousse and gel. It is just a quality foundation. Not great coverage but buildable. I apply concealer to my blemishes and to the redness that still comes through on certain parts of my face. And then I set with a finishing powder. It looks divine. Although I love this foundation, I would not purchase again because I do wish it had just a little bit more coverage and was cheaper. I will try other, more affordable foundations to see if I can find one that does a little more, for a little less.
A really nice foundation for those of us with dry, sensitive skin. The coverage is light-medium, Stila claims that coverage is buildable although I find that it balls up when I try to add a second layer. Texture is a hybrid of gel, mousse, whipped and feels moisturizing, glides over dry, flaky spots. There is no discernible scent, no essential oils, actives, or chemical sunscreen added, which makes this a great option for sensitive skin. There is titanium doixide and zinc oxide in the formula, so under some lighting conditions and flash photography your face will appear paler and whiter in comparison to your neck.
Overall, I love the formula for it's ability to appear natural on my dry skin and not accentuate pores or flakes. What I don't love is the high price and the dewiness that appears on my slightly oily t-zone after a few hours. The shade is purchased is fair, which is somewhere around NC15-20, since I'm closer to NC10-15 I mix in Yaby white foundation.
I bought this product based on the reviews, but it was a huge fail for me! The consistency is lumpy and very thin at the same time. It just sits on top of my skin looking blotchy and badly blended. On top of that it looks very oily and seems to just sink into scars and dry skin. Terrible foundation. I had to return it. I went back to my old foundation which is much better and half the price.
I have 57 year old skin in decent shape. I have an oily T Zone with some dry patches as well. So it's really hard to get a foundation that will hold up on my nose but not suck the moisture from the rest of my face.
My initial impressions of this foundation are very good. The consistency is mousse like and blends nicely with a beauty blender sponge. The coverage is light and basically diffuses any imperfections but won't really cover them up. The finish is nice but not better than most of the other foundations I've tried. However, the finish is probably one of the most natural I've ever used.
The color selection is limited and I have fair skin with pink undertones. The fair color in the Stila definitely leans toward the warm range. It's not so yellow that it looks bad on me but I would prefer a more true fair coloring.
My all time favorite foundation is Cle De Peau which does provide a flawless, beautiful finish that just feels good. It would be my holy grail if it just held up through the full work day.
So although this foundation is nice and I initially rated as a 4, I will update this review to 5 if it just holds up well through the work day or at least most of it.
Update: I'm liking this foundation even more. I think it may be the closest I'll ever get to holy grail. I have tried dozens of foundations and this is the only one that gives a truly natural looking finish that stays on the face all day and doesn't bring out dry patches. Seriously most foundations for me look nice but by mid day they are just gone from my T zone and the rest of my face is a dry patchy mess. With most other foundations this dryness happens on day one and gets worse as I use it more. When I get a foundation texture and color that I really love (like the Cle De Peau), I'll try all kinds of under prepping that might make the foundation hold up better but I find that usually doesn't work and its the actual foundation that sucks the moisture from my skin.
Did I have to do a quick blot and powder midday? Yes, but the foundation was still there in place on my nose and the best thing of all - no dry patches on the rest of my face! Very happy I found this foundation!
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WOWZA! This stuff is amazing. Let me start off by saying that I was a loyal MMU user for 12 years. Sure I strayed and tried a tinted moisturizer in the summer, or a BB cream, but overall, I used MMU. Well as I've aged, I have realized that MMU settles into fine lines, makes me oily, couldn't find a good color match for my latest MMU and I had to use a crap load of concealer. I was very disappointed in the way I looked the other weekend in pictures.....it's almost like something changed over night. So I started to look into liquid foundations. I tried Shisiedo, MAC and Lancome in the last week. I was disappointed in all of them. I read reviews on this foundation and Cargo. I was determined to try one of these foundations. The SA swayed me and said that I should try Urban Decay Naked foundation (they ALWAYS do that and I ALWAYS end up disappointed). I literally almost got the SA's recommendation, but switched to the Stila at the last minute because I wanted to try it based off the reviews here and everywhere else.
The reviews were right, this stuff is AMAZING. I am so happy I went with it.
-Lightweight foundation that is buildable. I was able to cover most of my imperfections and hardly had to use any concealer.
-I got the color Tone for my NC25-30 complexion. At first I wasn't sure about the color. Thought it was a little off, but once it adjusted to my skin it was perfect. Really nice.
-Easy to apply. I watched a SA on QVC put this one a model. She used her fingers in downward strokes. I applied the same way. Once it set, I took a little more with a stippling brush to go over any imperfections. I was worried too because usually products with primer seem to go on streaky....not this though!
-The look of this foundation is pure genius. It covers well without making you look made up or accentuating lines. The primer and moisturizing properties give this subtle glow, while the foundation keeps you more matte.
-No transfer (which my MMU did all the time).
-Staying power was great too. 8 hours for me
-My face seemed to look better as the day wore on
-Thus far no breakouts. In fact, I think it's helping my skin
-I did set the makeup with MAC Prep and Prime and added some NARS bronzer over my cheekbones to get the desired look.
-A pump is always great!
-The one and only thing is that towards the end of the day it does become a little drying and some dry patches were evident, but not nearly as much as with the long lasting foundations I have tried over the last 2 weeks and certainly not enough for me to really think of it that much as a con.
-The price. Because I have to layer this on to get even, medium coverage, I have to use more of this product than most and therefore will have to repurchase more frequently. For the price, it's tough on my wallet. :/
All in all, I am very pleased. I was so hesitant to leave my MMU behind and so frustrated after many failed attempts at branching out and trying liquid foundations. I am SO happy I did because I found this gem! Love this stuff!!!!!
I first bought this product and didn't think it was anything special. It ended up sitting in a draw for six months until I ran out of my regular foundation (Dior). Then the true wonders of this product hit me.
It has a gel texture - I wouldn't describe it as as liquid because it feels so cool and light on your skin. The coverage isn't great but it is build-able, and unless you have any major breakouts it leaves your skin flawless and without sign of makeup. Because it has a built in primer it lasts all day, even if I don't set it with powder and it keeps your skin moisturized. The bottle lasted me about 8 months and I have just repurchased!
I just hope and pray they don't discontinue this.
As a person with dry skin, this stuff is awesome! Because it has a primer and moisturizer in the foundation, I skip these steps, and my skin still feels beautiful. It's not cakey, provides me with enough coverage to conceal my acne scars on my chin, and leaves me with a dewy finish. It's dry skin's perfect match. I also like that it sets quickly, I hate when foundations feel sticky. The only downside to this foundation is that it does have a limited hade range, does run a bit yellow, and it made my wallet cringe. I would most likely buy this again, although I would love if it was on sale! ;)