Stila tinted moisturizer is a nice consistency. Wanted to like it but couldnt find a good color. Purchased Tone and it was too yellow based. (have fair-light skin tone) Also the illuminator effect looked rather fake-like theater makeup. My skin is dry so maybe that is why finish appeared a bit strange. Possible that normal/slightly oily skin would be more compatible to this product.
I love this product. It also breaks me out something awful. So, since it's so pretty on, I wear it for special occasions when it's worth it to me to battle the resulting zits on my chin. It feels heavy after you apply it, but gives the skin a unique, dewy glow. I wear it on its own or under foundation. This product prompts people to tell me what beautiful skin I have. I agree with them--it DOES make my skin look great. Sigh. It's a shame I have such a love/hate relationship with it.
Only 2 days in, but dare I say HG?! At first I feared this would just be too illuminating. But a dusting of Makeup Forever HD powder & my skin looks like I've given up hope on! Coverage is light, but just enough for smoothing & evening out tone. My skin looks dewy & fresh & I feel beautiful. I'd say at least 5 years are gone. Happy happy happy!
I bought this a few years ago and was really pleased with it so decided to buy it again. i have found that this breaks me out a little bit as it contains oil. This is best used as a base as it does not provide much coverage but it does highlight the skin and gives a glow.
Love this product as it is hands down the best illuminating moisturiser I have used. However, it is a bit oily. If you have oily skin STEER CLEAR!
I also found that the shimmer particles crept into the creases around my eyes. I am 25 so they are tiny, but with this moisturiser it made me look like they were much larger.
I now use this as a weekend moisturiser - a bit of this, tiny bit of powder and I look like I am wearing nothing more than a daily moisturiser.
I do sometimes use this is a primer, but have to stay clear of the eye area. Blergh - cannot believe how much the shimmer particles make me look like I have heaps of wrinkles.
Although I think this is the best illuminating moisturiser on the market, I won't buy it again because of the particles easily sinking in to fine lines and its oily factor - its as if the natural oil in the moisturiser doesn't sink into your face.
If you have super dry skin, I think this would be your dream illuminator.
This the first tinted moisturizer I have ever tried. I LOVE its illuminating qualities. I am going to buy it again for sure. I only gave it 3 lippies because I am convinced there is better out there for me to try. I am getting into wearing tinted moisturizer on a daly basis instead of foundation. The transition has lessened clogged pores and made my complexion excellent!
I am going to order this in Ivory (Shade 1) next time as I am NC20 and found Shade 2 was a tad orange for me.
it has a luminous sheen but it is not shimmery. it feels light looks kinda natural. coverage is sheer.
I cannot STAND this tinted moisturizer. First of all, it doesn't even give any coverage whatsover! It just feels like a really thick lotion that's super hard to spread around my face. On top of that, within 2 or 3 hours after applying it, i'm already a greaseball, granted that I have oily skin.
i really like this product. the coverage is really minimal but it's good or a no-makeup day. i use it as a basic moisturizer/sunscreen.
if my skin is looking relatively good, i use this alone with a little bronzer and it definitely makes my skin appear healthier and more glowing, sort of a dewy effect without looking greasy.
also, i am really prone to breakouts and so far nothing from this product
I like this, it's nice to put on areas i want highlighted before any powder m/u. (i mostly use powders) I would say it's a subtle shimmer and neutral color that makes for dramatic brightening of my eyes and cheekbones. Sometimes mix it with Ulta liquid minerals. I bought it in a cheap set @ nordstrom rack so i don't know what it typically sells for, but if its less than $15 i'd re-buy.