Review of Stila Perfect & Correct Foundation by sallysellsseashells
This is a new foundation by Stila. I was getting bored w/ my go to brands and wanted to explore new ones. Stila is one of those brands I wanted to explore. This foundation is lightweight and innovative. Stila states: "This lightweight foundation offers buildable coverage for a youthful and luminous complexion. Combining an advanced emollient system to hydrate and moisturize the skin, a unique multimineral complex, and an array of skin-soothing ingredients, Perfect and Correct delivers a luxurious, high-performance, and high-definition foundation. Infused with Stila's exclusive Youth Revival Bio-Available Mineral Complex™, Perfect and Correct reads and reacts to the skin's needs and targets skin imperfections to correct them." My skin is having a breakout moment and I wanted something that was a foundation but good for the skin and this sounded like the solution. I have to say, I'm quite impressed with this foundation so far. I have combo skin w/ dry patches and a very oily tzone. I thought this would be too moisturizing for my skin, but it actually does what is says. It will hydrate the dry patches yet keep the oily spots in control. Upon application, it is hydrating and glides over the skin effortlessly. However, I find that this dries extremely fast so you can't dilly dally, blend quickly to get it looking even! The finish is unique in that it initally goes on looking matte but once it settles in w/ your skin, it provides a nice healthy glow - not that "greasy" glow I got w/ MUFE HD. The coverage is indeed lightweight and sheer. You can build this but it takes a few layers to work up to a medium cover. For instance, two layers still didn't cover blemishes, redness or dark cirlces and I needed an additional concealer on top. I use a primer and setting powder w/ this and it lasted average for a foundation about 6-8 hours. The shades vary depending on where you buy this. Sephora has more shades than Ulta. Sephora shades are: Fair, Light, Tone, Medium, Tan, Dark, Warm & Deep. I thought I would be Medium however it was way to orange/warm toned and dark. I'm NW30 and Tone was the best match for me. The packaging is cool! The foundation is swirled in a double helix and the plastic bottle is see through. This foundation comes with a nice pump. But, it's a bit pricey - 1 oz. for $44(US). Overall, I'm happy w/ this foundation. But, as always, I will update if this will be something that will break me out.
UPDATE: I bumped the rating to 5 :) My skin looks the best when I wear this foundation out of the 4 other foundations I own. I just blends into the skin and looks so natural yet covering flaws-even w/o primer! It's so lightweight on the skin too. No need to purchase GA Luminious Silk now since this baby provides such a natural healthy glow but without the greasiness and without any shimmer. Also, Tone is the shade suggested from the Temptalia Found. Matrix for NW30 skin and it does go on a bit warm toned but it blends in and turns neutral not making me look sallow at all. Total love this stuff!