Stila • Stay All Day Foundation & Concealer • Foundations
|Would buy this product again.||78%|
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
I purchased this in September 2013 with my Shoppers optimum points which knocked $30CAD off of the almost $60 CAD pricetag. I loved the matte finish as I tend to get quite oily on my nose as the day wears on. Coming into the winter months (in Canada) my skin definitely changes and becomes mostly dry, and I noticed this foundation would accentuate it and maybe even caused it to be more dry than usual. It didn't help I'm sure that I use a mattifying setting powder too. I got this in "bare" as I'm extremely fair, and this was a bit too dark but so is every foundation. The packaging was nice, but I'm not sure how sanitary it is with the spatula and screw-off lid. I also ended up tossing the concealer and brush within the first few months. I also find this foundation is true to the medium coverage it says it provides. I like full coverage, and this stuff is buildable, but time consuming. So far this winter to use up the rest of it, I've been mixing it half and half with my MAC studio sculpt foundation in NC15 and still setting it with my Cover FX mattifying setting powder. This has worked well for me so far and I'll probably use up the rest this way. Due to how drying it was on my skin I probably won't repurchase but would recommend to someone who is a bit oily-er and likes a medium coverage with a powdery matte finish.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I love this foundation. I normally would use MAC studio fix but it would slide off my face mid way through the day. This foundation has a great finish, staying power and NO SHINE.
I have hyper pigmentation and this gives me the coverage I need without looking caked on.
I will add that I do finish this off by setting it with BARE minerals mineral veil.
The concealer that comes with it is just OK, hence the 4/5 rating. The brush it comes with is terrible and I could definetly do without.
The Price is very high but considering the amount of product I need to use is minimal and the coverage provided is excellent, I guess it all evens out.
What I found odd, were the shades. I have olive skin and am fairly tan, but with this product I use Light 3. It goes on much paler than it sets. I would recommend going a shade lighter than you normally would.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
This fondation is flawless. Thats it. Flawless. the brush it comes with is kinda dumb and I wish i could get it without it but no matter. The concealer is creamy, the foundation is a DREAM. everything about it is amazing. medium/full coverage, not very buildable but its coverage is super good anyway so no need. I LOVE this foudation. and the color range is really good too.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This foundation can be a bit of a hit and miss. It has lasted me ages and is really nice to go on, it doesn't feel too heavy unless it's caked on and gives quite a nice finish. However, it would definitely be better for people with dry skin, as it can shift a bit and look oily by the end of the day, even if you set it with powder. I really do not think the concealer is good at all, part of the reason i wouldn't buy it again. Some days this foundation works for me and some days i just want to wash it off and start again. While it is not very warm toned, my shade matched my skin perfectly. I am in shade Honey (8) and am around an NC40. The packaging broke very easily but having the concealer and mirror on top is great (if only the concealer didn't crease terribly and have barely any coverage)!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Didn't work for me. Too oily
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium Brown, Cool Hair: Brunette, Relaxed, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I have bad skin. With dark circles, hyper pigmentation, and an overall uneven skin tone foundation has been one of the most challenging aspects of makeup for me. However this is one of the best foundations I've found . . .if used properly. I have tried everything from Revlon color-stay, which washed me out and gave me a very dull, chalky (think zombie) appearance to clinique even better foundation (which does successfully improve the quality of your skin-not the color however). Through all of these trials, Stila seems to have everything i need in one bottle. I know that the price may put some women off (42 bucks is steep for anyone - especially makeup lovers who want to purchase numerous items at any given time), but trust me it's worth it. This bottle literally lasts me a YEAR. ONE FULL YEAR. And i apply my makeup everyday, sometimes even twice a day! It lasts all day and does a terrific job at covering dark spots and evening out my skin tone. However be warned, you do not need to use a lot of product or concealer. A little goes a long way. I typically apply with a foundation brush to get it all over and then blend with a beauty blender to give a natural finish. The concealer is very creamy so make sure to set everything with powder. I suggest finishing with a setting spray as well. . . if you don't this will transfer to hands and clothes! After this however, you'll have beautiful natural looking full coverage all day. When applied and blended into the skin, this foundation lasts all day and does not streak or run (sweating, caught in the rain, etc). However it can be a little thick for some, so in the summer months switching to a cc cream may be wise.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Deep Dark, Warm Hair: Black, Kinky, Coarse Eyes: Brown
This is the first foundation that I've ever bought and needless to say it's pretty good ( but then again I wouldn't know good from bad this is my first and only foundation after all). It's a bit on the pricey side but it's well worth it. I generally use this everyday for school (high school) and I don't think it's too heavy. It's actually very light weight on my oily skin and the plus is this doesn't break me out! If you have oily skin like me I would HIGHLY recommend that you set this foundation with powder( I use Rimmel London stay matte pressed powder in transparent, I LOVE it) because it has a tendency to transfer which is the only down side to this foundation. The concealer works well for under the eyes and the brush is useless in my personal opinion. But if you have the time and cash I would recommend you giving this a try! P.s. I use my Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge to apply this foundation then I use my fingers to apply the concealar under my eyes then I use a powder puff to set it with powder.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Grey
I really like this foundation. It has good coverage and matches my skin colour near perfect. I rotate between foundations according to my skin and how much or little I am breaking out. This is my go-to for really bad breakout times. It can feel heavy if you are building the coverage beyond one layer, but that in my opinion is tolerable when you have all your horrid red spots covered nicely, and you don't HAVE to apply a lot to have that effect.
Only thing I don't like is it creases under my eyes and makes my lines more obvious. Also, If you have oily skin this will get greasy looking if you don't use a primer or touch up frequently, and if you have deeper creases around your nose (I do) you have to be careful of it caking a bit around that area.
Overall, It doesn't make my skin feel like it's being suffocated, it never makes my break outs get worse, and it has good coverage. Seems to work well on my combination skin, but I'd probably use something a little lighter on good skin days. I would 100% buy again.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
Yay! This is a great product! I love the fact that the foundation and matched-colour concealer is in the one convinient package. The foundation itself comes with a spatula which is a bit different but definitely easy for scooping product out of the bottle. I do however experience product wastage once the foundation is low :-( The product also comes with a travel sized brush (which I personally did not find useful). I generally don't use concealer unless I have dark circles under my eyes and I find it a lovely creamy texture that is easy to apply and I don't need much to achieve optimum coverage. The foundation is just lovely. It is wonderful and creamy which gives my skin a dewy look, is easily blendable and spreadable. It has a medium coverage that is buildable and my skin never feels suffocated when I wear it. This is my go-to foundation and I often get comments on my skin. Highly Recommended!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other, Fair-Medium Hair: Other Eyes: Brown
Love love love this product! This is the foundation that is similar to my skin tone( yellow tone). It stay all day. Very convenient with the concealer on top. And a brush( i use the brush to apply the concealer though). Pricy but worth it, very very good quality!