I've only tried two of Dr. Jart's BB Creams prior to Stila CC and I prefer Dr. Jart's Black Label Detox over all three. I found Stila CC too sheer for my purposes, since I only BB/CC cream and no foundation/concealer. I prefer the pump on Dr. Jart's to the regular twist opening on Stila's, especially because I'm almost done with the Stila and it's harder to get the product out. The product was moisturizing though, without making my skin appear oily or patchy in pictures. It is also more liquid than Dr. Jart's so it applies easier. I probably won't try this exact product again, but I'd be open to other CC creams by Stila in the future.
Holy cow. I never believed I would find an HG foundation or concealer for every day in every situation, but guys, I'm in love. I am super, incredibly nitpicky about my foundation being exactly my shade, not too sheer, super natural-looking, and non-drying- and this is incredible. The first upside I discovered was the color. It matches almost perfectly and neutralizes all of my sensitive discolored spots in my t-zone, minimizes the T-rex size pores on my nose, creates a naturally glowy (not too dewy) base which looks exactly like my skin but better! I was skeptical at first as to whether it was really worth the $44, but I received a sample at Sephora AND IT LASTED ME TWO WEEKS even after applying it every day. Almost too good to be true? I think yes. The only downsides to this are that it can tend to be a little messy and comes on too sheer for me when I apply it with my fingers. I use my e.l.f. foundation brush to apply medium coverage. The biggest reason I love this is probably because it neutralizes redness and makes my dry, crumbly, dehydrated skin so much more moisturized, smooth, and healthy-looking. I recommend this for people with dull, dry, or combo skin with redness issues (just o.k. for covering blemishes, better for discoloration). It is my basic, everyday foundation and I can even live without my precious moisturizer now 24/7. This is one magical one-step product. I'll see you guys later, I'm too busy swooning.
I really like this for the winter months. With moisturizer underneath, it does not make my skin feel itchy or dry but is still light. The coverage is good, and buildable, so if I need more it can be added. The color also matches me really well, 02 works perfectly. This is probably best for normal skin, as I can see that it could be too dewy for oily skin.
I purchased this recently and I think I am on the fence about this product. I think its a bit expensive and feel that I have to use a lot to get the coverage I need. I have oily skin but little to no blemishes. It does give a more natural look but I find that within hours it looks like you arent wearing anything. I dont think I would buy it again, although its not a bad product. I just feel that I can get something that works better for a more affordable price. There are lots of benefits to using this tho, like I dont have to put on moisturizer before I put it on, it fades blemish marks, etc.. I purchased it to try something new but I am going to go back to what I liked best which was smashbox tinted moisturizer.
My skin: extremely dry especially on the cheeks in the winter. I'm low maintenance (i.e. lazy) and wore this alone (no powder/foundation/etc. over or under.)
- looks natural
- seemed to even out my complexion and toned down my red cheeks
- did not turn me orange even with the medium color (I'm fair...can be problematic sometimes)
- easy to apply: goes straight on with fingers
- STUNG my face on application, though only seemed to last for about 30 seconds. Did not break me out in the 3 days I used it but it was a very unpleasant feeling. Not sure what is the irritating agent.
- heavily fragranced
- transfers easily: rubbed right off around my mouth when I went to wipe my lips
- highlighted my dry patches; kind of odd since overall it feels fairly moisturizing
Glad I got to try it as a sample, especially since I'm not sure I would have tried it on my own, but I will not be purchasing given the cons. Seems like a promising product. Unfortunately, it just doesn't work for me.
i wish there was a "maybe" option. On the fence but for the price, i think i can find something better for my particluar skin needs.
i have the Stila CC Cream in Light which comes out a light green shade and then blends in with your skin. it's got a natural finish IMO, not dewy or shiny but not matte. if you are looking for oil control, this isn't your gal. It's liquidy (not nearly as bad as the Garnier stuff, what a mess!), not really a cream iMHO, but it feels creamy on the skin. Dries fairly quickly, not sticky or tacky.
Feels natural, doesn't seep into pores/fine lines and blends well, unlike a lot of BB/CC creams that seems to ball up b/c of the sunscreen ingredients. LOVE the fact that they didn't use avobenzone, most companies are now and my skin doesn't tolerate it well.
Covers redness without looking like you added color to your face. i prefer a simple day look (sunscreen or BB cream and then powder foundation) and would have loved to make this my go to product. Unfortunately, I have oily skin in the tzone. This turned into a greasy mess after about 3 hours. Tried it with and without powder and results were pretty much the same.
This is scented, which is a shame because I would actually be tempted to recommend this to people that might have normal/dry senstive skin or slight rosacea. if scent doesn't bother you, then this might be a really good option! it is very nice but doesn't work with my oil issues. This could have been an HG for me if they made a matte version without avobenzone. Will continue my search...
This has a beautiful natural looking finish, but unfortunately is too dewy for my liking. It transferred very easily. On the plus side, it doesn't settle into lines and blends easily.
I received a sample size of the Stila CC Cream from Sephora in Light. Personally I find Stila to be really hit or miss. This CC cream is definitely a surprising hit! I used the sample for a couple of weeks instead of a primer.
PROS: The color correcting aspect is no joke. The CC cream comes out green but warms to a yellow based, skin tone color as it is rubbed into the skin. I have yellow tones in my skin and bad acne. The CC cream diminishes the look of red from my acne and warms up my skin tone. Once I add my foundation (I used the Sephora Naked foundation) my skin was 100% healthier and more natural looking.
CONS: The yellow tone the CC cream works up to will not work for everyone. There is a strong floralish fragrance? I don't like it...
I bought this on a whim when they were out of the old tinted moisturizer I used to use. This product smells good and lasts me months, I'm on my second tube. The coverage is also good for me, but I do need to use a bit of concealer stick on top for dark spots from pimples. I use a powder on top as well. I have faded spots from pimples, it SEEMS like they're fading faster with this stuff, but it could be my imagination or from exercising more. It also looks very natural when I put it on, not cakey at all.
The only con is that this stuff is a little greasy feeling. My skin is already pretty oily, but I notice that my skin is slicky looking after applying this, even though I use a mattifying primer. I've been breaking out a little bit more often also now that I think about it, but I don't think I could pinpoint it to this stuff. Overall, I think it's worth a try.
I have the color Fair 01 and it suits me nicely. I combine it with LM TM in color Nude, just to add more color. I'm not sure if I succeeded, but I like how it looks now.
I like how it feels lightweight on skin. My skin has a reddish undertone, while my neck is fair, but yellow. I wear MUFE HD in 120, which suits me very good (MAC MATCHMASTER in 1.5 is too orange, Dior Nude 002 BB too orange). But sometimes I am in a rush and know I won't stay out for to long, for an hour or two, and want to use something lightweight with low, but natural coverage. Which is when I use Stila's CC Cream. I like tha fact that it is green, which nicely neutralizes my redness. But the coverage is pretty poor. But, it does minimize the redness, those acne spots and acne scars. I am really in love with this product and wish I bought the bigger size (regular) when I had the opportunity.
When I use it, it looks like my skin but better! I like wearing it at home when I come from outside (usually I remove my makeup the moment I step into the apartment) - it's a cream, so no fuss and fear of spoiling your skin.
I tried Laura Mercier, L'oreal, Lioele, Missha, Dior, Guerlain, Alverde, Guerlain, Lush color supplement and Vichy BB cream, and I like Stila's one the most. Maybelline is about to be tested :)
- Laura Mercier Porcelain - too thin. Stila Fair has a creamier consistency and a nicer undertone.
- Lioele - I really love both of those BB creams I have (BTS and Dollish Veil Vita - DVV has the best matte effect ever - moistruizing and long-lasting non oily effect! Perfect absorbing power). Since I know how serious Ingredients in EU are taken (BHT%, paraben%, water quality), I would like to know how serious are they taken in Korea - are they low quality? I feel like I trust Lioele a lot, but whenever I use the cream I question myself is it really good for my skin? I know I shouldn't, but they are far away from EU, and I don't know what is happening, who is suing who atm :) Remember the SK-II problem?
- Missha - wrong color, to beige
- L'oreal in Light - too dark
- Garnier in Light - too orange
- Vichy Idealia in Light- too beige and too perly (dewy) for my skin type.
- Nars TM in Alaska - too yellow. Looks unnatural on me.
in Groenland - too dark.
- Lush in Light Yellow - starts to melt after 3 hrs of wear time. I look horrible with it. This is the one I wished it worked. It's such a nice color, and the idea of so many natural ingredients appealed me a lot. I am so sorry that it doesn't work on oily combination skin. And it easily slides off your face.
- Dior 002 - ooooooh the cream is perfect. Stays put all day, keeps oil at bay, but it is too orange
- Givenchy in Light - way to beige. My skin looks bad, the pink is too noticeable, doesn't cancel my redness.....
- Alverde - beige, but good intensity but wrong undertone
Stila CC Cream in Fair.
- I applied it at 11 am, now it is 6 pm, and it looks like I applied it recently.
- looks semi dewy, natural. I have oily skin and I hate dewy look, but if you set it ONCE with MSFN it looks so nice. Still does :) I like how healthy and clean my face looks now
- semi dewy finish
- 5 avaiable colors
- green base - neutralizes redness
- covers blemishes, scars - they're still there, but in a more natural non-screaming way!
- redness is tamed, to a certain level