Stila • Natural Finish Oil Free Makeup • Foundations
|Would buy this product again.||54%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
Purchased this on stila's website while it was on sell! It's a decent foundation, but takes a while to build up. I use this on the days I don't feel like applying a bunch of Mac all over my face.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I've been using this stuff since 2006. They don't sell it in stores any more, but it's still available online, thank goodness.
I use shade C most of the year and switch to shade D in the summer. I've never had a better color match. It's just perfect for my skin. I've tried many others in the past 6-7 years, and nothing has even come close, in color and in texture.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I absolutely love this foundation for days when I just want to have a simple look, a natural look. And it does exactly that, looks natural, covers well, doesnt cake, no extra oils. I love it!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
While this foundation wasn't all bad, it definitely wasn't worth the $50 it cost. A Shoppers Drugmart mua recommended this to me when I told her I was looking for a foundation that looked natural, would cover my hyperpigmentation and breakouts, and wouldn't leave me an oily mess by the end of the day.
Here's the good:
-looked very natural, even if I put a lot on
-the colour match was dead on. I wouldn't have to blend this down my neck (though I do anyway). I have it in 'C'.
-it stays on my face better than most foundations (5-6 hours)
And now the bad:
-OIL. And not the nice dewy kind of oil, but the disgusting kind that takes two sheets of blotting paper and powder to fix.
-I'm currently using a topical benzoyl peroxide product, and while it does dry my face out, I've been using it for over 4 months and have figured out a system that stops my face from getting flakey. You'd think this foundation wouldn't make me dry since it makes my t-zone super oily. WRONG. This almost feels like a clay mask after a couple hours of wear, as if it's tightening on my skin. And while it looks nice initially, if I look in the mirror at noon, lo and behold, the flakes start appearing. Dry and oily skin at the same time? Not cute.
-COVERAGE SUCKS. I asked the mua for medium coverage, and this is definitely not medium. And it won't build up for me either. No matter how much I apply, it looks the same as if I'd only applied one layer. And I've applied this a hundred different ways, it's always the same. I know that's what concealer is for, but for a foundation that costs $50 to have hardly any coverage at all? That's what I'd expect from typical drugstore foundations, not high end ones.
-The smell. It's difficult to explain, but it almost reminds me of my
listerine mouth wash. Very unappealing.
-The price. Complete rip-off.
-The ingredients. Something in there is starting to break me out :S
Okay, so I have a lot of negative things to say about this foundation, but that's just me. If you have oily/combination skin, then steer clear of this. Maybe if you have normal skin and don't need a lot of coverage, then this would be perfect for you, but I honestly think there are a lot of better foundations out there for a lot less.
Definitely would not buy this again.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Purchased in shade C113A. Would probably be better for someone younger and with oilier skin than mine. I get oily in the t-zone, particularly in the summer, but it was still too matte for me. The coverage is light to medium on me, which unfortunately, at age 52, isn't enough (some sun damage).
Still, it has a nice weightless feel on skin. Too bad it doesn't work for me.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I have been using this foundation for about 3-4 months and I love it! I've tried so many liquid foundations looking for one that would match my yellowy golden tan skin and shade e was perfect for me. The coverage is medium and you can build on it without it looking gross. I put on an average amount and I wear just a cheap sheer powder over it and it looks super natural and my friends and family have told me over and over again how it looks like I'm not even wearing any makeup. The packaging looks really nice but I have broken a bottle since its glass so it wouldn't be the greatest thing to travel with but besides that the packaging is fine considering that the foundation comes out easily. It also doesn't make me break out which is fantastic. This is definitely worth the $50 CAD I had to shell out.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I was recommended this after having to return the Benefit foundation that turned my face orange :/ I bought it at Ulta for $19. I honestly don't think I would spend $38 for this foundation.
PROS: light to medium coverage, feels nice on my skin (dry/combo), wasn't too dewy or matte, wasn't too runny or thick and blends easily (I use the real technique expert face brush-LOVE), did not look cakey at all, didn't break me out as I have sensitive skin.
CONS: Smells horrible - I don't know why or if I just got a bad bottle because it was the last one left but it smells like old paint. The smell eventually went away but it lingers for about 10 minutes after application. No pump - I just prefer a pump for sanitary reasons. The color is still a little off (was matched with E)- I'm in my summer tan phase and it's still a tad light for me. The next color up is EXTREMELY dark and orange.
The CONS aren't that big of a deal. I usually set my foundation with powder anyhow even though I have somewhat dry skin. I like the finished look of smoothing and evening everything out so I just use MAC mineralize skinfinish natural in medium deep to even the color of my face out. The smell is bothersome when you're applying but it does go away.
I don't think it's worth spending the full price of $38 because I feel for that price, I should be able to get a foundation without the smell, color match and pump! I'd even spend a little few dollars more if it works for my skin and color match. For $19, it's worth it. I'll likely just use up this bottle for the summer. I tend to be about 2 shades lighter during the winter anyhow.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
for those who use this and like it, some of the local ULTA had limited shades at $19usd as of 6/19/12
very expensive. I did not buy.
Package is just a pour bottle-this does not bother me-I use qtips all the time.
quality is nice
will not re purchase because at regular price I find other ones of better quality ( lancome for example)
Age: 44-55 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
This is one of the few foundations I've tried since passing age 40 that doesn't look cakey. I still have to blend well to keep it from settling into lines, though. Beautiful finish, but I have two complaints: (1) low staying power (would have to reapply every few hours); and (2) difficult color match. I am usually the second-lightest shade in drugstore brands, but shade C in this product is a tad too light for me. (This makeup probably would be great for someone with a very fair complexion who has a hard time finding a color match in some lines.) I've tried mixing in a bit of D (ka-ching on having to buy two bottles of this stuff!), but I still can't get the color quite right. Still working the color match because the product does look good on my skin.
Edited to add that I have learned to mix shade C with just a smidge of D for a good color match, but this stuff just disappears from my face within a few hours. That's SO frustrating, but I'm still using it because it is the only thing I've tried that looks remotely natural on my skin and doesn't highlight wrinkles as if they're in neon.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Black
I don't think the product is justified for the $50 price tag. The SA at Murale (in Oakridge) kept pushing Stila products at me, even when I was clearly asking for other alternatives for a 'full coverage foundation'. Reading the reviews here, I'm a little confused since some say it has little coverage while others say it gives fuller coverage. I bought this in shade 'E', and for reference I am NC35-40. The texture is that of a standard liquid foundation. Not too runny or thick in consistency.The smell is not offensive, but then again I might just be used to the chemical smell of MAC foundations.
In my personal experience, I'm 'meh' about this product. It covers okay (well, a little less then okay) and I find that it's not buildable. My pimples still show through as purple, and even when I go back with another layer, it doesn't add any more coverage. I guess it's okay if you don't have that much to cover up. Maybe just discoloration or redness and not active pimples or other things. But I'm probably going to return this. I'd rather put my money into Estee Lauder DW or maybe Lancome Teint Idole Ultra.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Dark, Warm Hair: Black, Kinky, Coarse Eyes: Black
The first day I put it on I was like "whoah! What is all this GREASINESS" but after figuring out you use this without using a moisturizer first it felt better. Complete crap coverage though. Day two I developed what I call a 'water bubble' on my upper eyelid. This only happens when something I put on my face doesn't agree with it. Day three after I stopped using this foundation and with a thorough face scrub the water bubble is subsiding. Results: Not for me. No coverage. Too greasy (and i have dry skin, I can'y imagine the mess people with normal to oily skin look like with this one). Luckily I got it from Cosmetics Market in Manhattan NY as a ridiculously low price compared to what it costs in averag e stores.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
Just found this product as a replacement for my favourite but discontinued foundation. I love it! I have dry skin and find that this foundation provides the moisture I need to maintain a flawless finish. It has a glow to it but does not look oily or overly dewy.
I asked for a foundation that would still look like my natural skin but better and more even. This is it! I have it in Shade C which is a perfect match for my skin. It provides sheer-medium coverage which is exactly what I was after. It lasts all day and looks just as good hours later as it did when I first applied. Most importantly, there is no ghostly cast in photographs (as far as I can tell).
I do not think that this would be a good foundation for people with oily skin or those with significant blemishes that they want to cover up (not without a concealer anyway). In my opinion, the look is beachy/Elle MacPherson not Dita Von Teese/Katy Perry if that makes sense...
The bottle is nice but a pump would make me so happy :)
UPDATE: I am just purchasing my second bottle of this foundation. I still love it. I don't even resent the fact that it doesn't have a pump anymore. I just use a fresh cotton bud every morning- dip it in and bring out the exact amount I need = no wastage. I have found that this foundation works best with a primer. I use NARS pore-refining primer (ie the one with no SPF).
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Other Eyes: Hazel
My favourite foundation so far! I use Shade C and it has a very natural finish that I love, it works well for both work and going out. By the end of a normal work day it looks almost as good as it did straight after I put it on, apart from on my chin (the only foundation that lasts there for me is the Estee Lauder Double Wear, but I don't use that any more for other reasons).
It's easy to apply and the finish is fantastic. I set it with a little bit of the natural finish powder foundation 30 watts.
The only downsides for me are the fact that it doesn't do so well on my chin (but is certainly bearable) and the packaging - I'm not a huge fan of a bottle without a pump, but you do get used to it.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I'm really happy with this makeup. I have heard complaints about the formula change, but I'm not sure which formula I have because I bought mine from Amazon, hopefully its the new formula because I love it! It is oily at first so that you have time to place it where you want, after a few minutes it dries and looks flawless. It seems to last all day. I have shade E and it does a great job of covering my dark circles and looking natural. I would apply it with a brush as opposed to fingers or a sponge.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Straight Eyes: Green
I bought this foundation in shade E last summer after my favorite MAC airbrush foundation was discontinued. I have oily skin, so I asked The makeup girl at Sephora for an oil-free foundation that has a natural finish. She put this foundation on me, and at first I really loved it because it is a VERY natural finish! Even my boyfriend has asked me if I'm even wearing makeup. (So for those of you with normal to dry skin, I would probably recommend this).
I dislike 3 things about this foundation:
1. If you have combination or oily skin, this makeup QUICKLY turns from a "natural/dewy" finish to a bath of oiliness on your face. Not attractive
2. You can practically feel the makeup on your face. It does not have a lightweight feel even though it appears natural
3. The color, at least on me, was the closest to my skin color. However I noticed that my face often looked sort of ghosty and ashy in person and in pictures.
Overall, I will not purchase again (Also since it might be getting discontinued!)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Brown, Warm Hair: Black, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
I got a sample at the counter, color match was not great(slightly too dark),but good I can never find the perfect shade. I loved the foundation-nice natural coverage but my shade is so hard to find. Shades are either too beige or too dark.Stila needs to work on their shades.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This is the first foundation I bought, and it has been with me for two years now (I should throw it away soon). It's great for everyday wear if you like medium to full coverage. I hate the smell of it, but it has a powdery finish, so I don't have to set it so much with powder. It's sticky so I don't like using my fingers to apply.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Green
I got a small sample jar of this in a swap, and I honestly love this! Some foundations are light feeling, but when you touch your face, you get that greasy residue. This is light feeling AND doesn't feel greasy! Too good to be true right?! It also gives a light/medium coverage and provides a satin finish. I love this stuff, I'll definitely be repurchasing a full size bottle sometime soon!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
I got this in Shade B from a swap, and I am pleased with it. I had researched this from the Beautypedia website, and was looking for a long-wearing foundation for oily skin.
I really think this leaves a natural look, and the color match is perfect. I usually wear Revlon CS Buff.
I did not think it had such minimal coverage. For me, it covered well. I do wish it had a pump, but several foundations do not, so I'm not too stressed about it. I definitely would prefer a foundation with SPF, though. However, I used Clinique City Block underneath, and no pimples popped up! Perhaps I have my my combo! They discontinued my CS Active Light, so I need another foundation that will be reliable.
If you are an oily-skinned person, this is worth a try!
UPDATE: I just stopped by Sephora today and asked why they didn't have any Natural Finish makeup out. They said that although it is available online, it is being discontinued! I am very disappointed, needless to say!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Green
For the most part, this foundation is just what I need: very lightweight and oil-free, offers just a tad of coverage, and leaves a semi-matte finish. Stays put quite well too. However, the lightest shade A turned out to be slightly yellowish for my cool PPP complexion. Itís nothing I canít get away with, but makes my skin look slightly dull in certain light... and thatís something nobody needs. Excellent foundation, but unfortunately the shade range doesnít compliment my complexion.
Ingredients: water (aqua), phenyl trimethicone, isohexadecane, disteardimonium hectorite, butylene glycol, dimethicone, cetyl peg/ppg-10/1 dimethicone, hdi/trimethylol hexyllactone crosspolymer, isododecane, cyclotetrasiloxane, polyglyceryl-3 diisostearate, sodium chloride, phenoxyethanol, polysilicone-11, peg-10 dimethicone, silica, nylon-12, methylheptyl isostearate, tribehenin, caprylyl glycol, sorbic acid, laureth-7, propylene carbonate, triethoxycaprylylsilane, simethicone, hexylene glycol, tocopheryl acetate, ascorbyl palmitate, laminaria saccharina extract, may contain (+/-) mica, titanium dioxde (ci 77891), iron oxides (ci 77491, ci 77492, ci 77499)