Stila • Stay All Day Foundation & Concealer • Foundations

rated 3.9(83 reviews)

Average Rating.3.9
Would buy this product again.72%

rated 3 of 5 itshjohnson on 2/18/2015 8:27:00 PM more reviews by itshjohnson

Age: 19-24   Skin: Dry, Fair   Hair: Brunette   Eyes: Hazel    

Just returned this to Ulta today after giving this a fair shot. I tried it without setting (this actually lasted the longest if I didn't touch my face at all), setting with cover fx (it got blotchy and disappeared within 3 hours) and setting with ben nye final seal (this was the grossest result - my skin was flaky and looked disgusting) I wanted to love this SO BADLY. I forked over the $44 at Ulta for it, and actually really liked the little scoop that is part of the cap and used to get the foundation out of the bottle. It has a super thick consistency that got me really excited, but honestly reminds me of an NYC foundation that I can't remember the name of. It goes on well and looks great for about 20 minutes. After that, all bets are off. I have very sensitive and very dry skin, and At the end of the day, it didn't stay on (and certainly didn't have $44 worth of staying power) and broke me out. I had high hopes but this one just didn't work for me at all.

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rated 5 of 5 amandawalton19 on 2/9/2015 3:03:00 PM more reviews by amandawalton19

Age: 19-24   Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm   Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine   Eyes: Blue    

This is my holy grail foundation.
Full coverage and doesn't break me out whatsoever.
I discard the concealer as I buy a very light and very dark Stila foundation therefore neither match my skintone - so I can't comment on this.
I mix both the light and dark together dependent on how tanned I am.
I work on stage and this foundation applied using a real techniques stippling brush is a godsend. Literally stays on all day and gives excellent coverage without looking too cakey like some other high end foundations.
I have very oily skin therefore top up my powder in problem areas throughout the day just to stop shininess (nose, forehead) but this foundation DEFINITELY minimizes the need for this - I top up once a day if that.

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rated 2 of 5 MissBlueJay on 1/28/2015 12:59:00 AM more reviews by MissBlueJay

Age: 25-29   Skin: Combination, Fair   Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium   Eyes: Blue    

Well I have heard great things about this product and finally decided to try it out.
Honestly, I was thinking it would be amazing, but it's kinda 'Meh' for me.
The container is plastic, the package it all came in was like brown cardboard.

Before putting on the foundation and concealer, I washed my face and put on Nivea daytime moisturiser.
I put on one application of the foundation onto my foundation palate - the container has a spoon like applicator instead of the pump that I am use to.
After one application, you can see the natural tones come through - Decided to just stick to the one application for the day.
I applied the concealer with a small facial brush and blended - it worked okay but the dark circles still came through a little which I didn't like much.

During the day I noticed that the foundation had 'faded' a little and with the slightest touch, I would have transfer of foundation to my hand or fingers - not a fan about this.
It leaves a slight oily finish on my face which I wasn't a fan of - even after a little translucent powder added after foundation applied.
Seems to be very easy to move on the skin and you can see streaks if you bump it even slightly.

So far, I am not necessarily impressed with the product, but I will be trying a few more applications and different setting techniques to see if my opinion changes.

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rated 3 of 5 19360 on 11/26/2014 11:29:00 PM more reviews by 19360

Age: 19-24   Skin: Acne-prone, Tan, Cool   Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine   Eyes: Brown    

i like this stuff, but i wouldn't say i love it. it's not exceptional for skin like mine. i have incredibly sensitive combination skin and my chin is prone to breakouts. i didn't have any strange reactions to this foundation, fortunately. it's about as standard as some drug store products i've tried. i got matched at high end make up place up the street from where i live and the lady was raving about how there wasn't even a line and how it was a perfect match for my skin. so, i decided to go for it and buy a bottle of it. i wouldn't say it was worth 50$ but that's okay.
for this particular foundation, i apply a gentle lotion beforehand and top it off with mineral setting powder and it lasts for hours on end. without the mineral powder, however, the makeup won't stay in place on my face. it just slides right off after a mere hour. the coverage is good, but it needs a little somethin' to help it stay.
i had a recent allergic reaction and this stuff saved my butt with it's great coverage, so i don't regret the purchase but i think i'll try something different next time.
lastly, i dislike the concealer, though. it doesn't do anything for my blemishes.

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rated 4 of 5 AmyzLips on 11/25/2014 7:59:00 AM more reviews by AmyzLips

Age: 30-35   Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium   Hair: Blond   Eyes: Blue    

When I first starting using this product I was unsure. The foundation is a bit thicker then the other foundations I've used. I usually use a flat top brush to apply my foundation, but with this foundation I find using a sponge or my fingers works best in application. A good Medium coverage. I have the lightest shade Bare, and it matches my winter skin the best. It stays most of the day, about 8 hours. The finish is slightly dewy, which I like.

Not a huge fan of the concealer, it is a bit thick and not good for under eye, but it is good for acne scars.

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rated 4 of 5 kmgal on 11/11/2014 6:46:00 PM more reviews by kmgal

Age: 18 & Under   Skin: Dry, Fair   Hair: Blond   Eyes: Hazel    

I like this product quite a bit. I have dry, slightly sensitive skin and thus works wonders for my skin!!! I use it over porefessional primer and I use the porefessional powder over it and my skin looks amazing!!!! I bought it as an impulse buy but so happy I did. The packaging is a little annoying with the concealer on the cap but it has a nice medium coverage and the foundation can give you a medium-full coverage. Wouldn't recommend for people with oily skin but for people with dry skin this is the product for you!!

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rated 5 of 5 Lakelynn on 10/28/2014 3:07:00 AM more reviews by Lakelynn

Age: 19-24   Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm   Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium   Eyes: Blue    

I hadn't realized that my other make-up was breaking me out until I switched to this foundation. It has a great consistency and is easy to buff with one of those sponge things. The color is almost perfect. I am fair skinned with golden undertones. The key is to start with a little and gradually add more. If you use too much it will look streaky and won't blend well. It doesn't break you out as long as you don't cake it on. Less is more! May as well throw the brush that comes with it away. I don't understand why it is included. I recommend getting a Stila brush and dot foundation on trouble spots and then blend out with a sponge. I can wear this all day even if I sweat while working out it still stays on. For example, I was riding my bike and got caught in the rain. I had expected my face to be a mess, but it looked almost as good as when I put it on earlier. If you have dry skin just wet your brush a little before applying, it really helps. I top off with Stila's illuminating powder just to set it.

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rated 4 of 5 Elizabeth82 on 10/20/2014 10:12:00 PM more reviews by Elizabeth82

Age: 30-35   Skin: Oily, Fair, Neutral   Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine   Eyes: Blue    

This is literally the only long wearing foundation I have ever tried that DOES NOT oxidize on me. The coverage is med. - full (one layer is medium, two layers is full); I apply this with a cosmetic sponge as the texture is pretty thick; I just stipple it on, and buff it in with the sponge before it sets. I could see this working well with a Beauty Blender too, but I prefer not too sheer it out that much as I have a lot of redness to cover. There is no pump, but a plastic application to scoop some of the product out. The only thing I didn't care much for was the concealer as it is too thick and does not blend well on my skin; it also creases like crazy under my eyes.

I would say that this foundation lasts about 8 - 9 hours on me before any noticable fading, and my skin usually EATS my foundation within 4 hours. All in all, a good foundation if you need coverage, don't have time to touch up your makeup all day AND fall into the narrow colour range this foundation has.

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rated 3 of 5 LWLook on 10/18/2014 2:04:00 PM more reviews by LWLook

Age: 25-29   Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool   Hair: Brunette   Eyes: Green    

Not my favorite.

I have this in Bare, the lightest of the shades. It looks pretty good upon first application, but after an hour it oxidizes and looks extremely yellow and a bit too dark for my complexion.

It comes in an open container with a scoop/spoon on the top to get the product out.
Not very hygienic, but better than using your fingers.
In theory, I like the idea of having a matching concealer in the cap of the foundation, but it's not great. It's medium coverage at best and is a little too emollient for my taste.

It lasted a few hours before I had a bit of oil breakthrough, but I think "stay all day" is a bit of a stretch.

I can't even bring myself to finish the bottle.
For the price, I think there are much better foundations out there.
I'd pass on this one.

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rated 1 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* Lms526 on 10/9/2014 9:26:00 PM more reviews by Lms526

Age: 36-43   Skin: Very Oily, Medium, Cool   Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium   Eyes: Grey    

I hate to say it, but I honestly can't find a single positive thing to say about this foundation. I was recommended this by a SA at Ulta. She matched me to Shade 3 Light. It seemed okay in the store, but this foundation oxidizes something awful. Shade 3 was sold out at Ulta, so I ended up buying it at Sephora. Since it oxidizes so bad, the Shade 3 was way too dark. So I exchanged it for the next shade down. Shade 2 Fair.

Packaging-I really HATE the packaging of this makeup. The little scoop thing is pretty much useless. Either you don't get hardly any out, or you get a ton. I felt like I was wasting a lot of product.

Price-in my opinion, this foundation is way overprice. It isn't worth $44.

Coverage-the coverage was okay. It amplified the flaws on my face. It settled into the bumps in my face. I found it really hard to blend evenly.

But probably my biggest complaint about this foundation is that it never dried completely. Even at mid-day, it still felt sticky to the touch.

Staying power-again, okay, but nothing spectacular. I found it lasted about 7-8 hours. Even with primer. That isn't bad, but I would expect more from a foundation that claims to last 12 hours and has "stay all day" in the name.

In the end, I ended up returning this to Sephora.

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