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Stila Aqua Glow Serum Foundation
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on 3/10/2018 11:43:00 AM
More reviews by paraply
Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine
I couldn't get this to work, at all. Thought it would go on smoothly like a serum, and remain that way. Unfortunately, just an hour after applying, my jag skin felt prickly as if covered in sand. Not at all comfortable, and certainly not a good look.
I've tried applying with a blender, a brush, a cheap spongey thing and fingers. I guesse using my hands was what worked best, but it was still a little patchy. Also didn't get on at all with any of my liquid/gel/cream blushes. Still, it's not the worst i've ever tried, and it is cheap - so i'm not putting a 1 overall.
If I remember to, i might give it another go in the summer. Could be less likely to crumble if the weather is warmer and more humid.
on 11/5/2017 11:16:00 AM
More reviews by LizM9
Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
*This review is for the serum foundation, not the full coverage foundation which is actually pretty good*: Eeeeeeeee....no. Good pigment, but extremely drying - like a heat-seeking missile for any barely-even-dry patches. It's somehow also very oily and *still* drying - slides around my face while highlighting every single pore I have. The wear just gets worse throughout the day. At 10.00 it was worth a shot but I am not sure I will ever really use this again.
3 of 3 people found this helpful.
on 10/1/2017 10:33:00 AM
More reviews by lizavet8
Skin: Dry, Olive, Warm
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine
I am a fan of this line, and have found several products to be staples, (retiniods, vit C, HA.) I like the singular ingredients for mixing and matching purposes, the clinical packaging and of course, the extremely reasonable price point. I ordered this foundation the second it came out, in 2.1 y. (MAC C3/C4/NC 40)The shade was truly peachy, and borderline unwearable. I ordered a 2.0 neutral as a mixer, and was caught in the multi week wait. I have had both shades and tried mixing then for several weeks now. I just can't get it to work perfectly. The 2.0 is very light, and I'm still coming up with a shade that's too peach.The coverage is light to medium, Demi-matte and pretty. It does cling to dry patches, but that's what foundations do. It's a water-like consistency with a potentially dangerous messily squirting pump. It takes a bit of work to get the makeup to settle in and stop moving around the surface of the face. I've tired the RT face brush, the BB sponge, and the Clariosnic foundation head. The most effective tool, in my mind, is the BB. This is a good, not great foundation at a great price.
1 of 1 people found this helpful.
on 7/4/2017 4:49:00 PM
More reviews by Bplummerxo
Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse
Shade: 1.1 NIf I were to liken this to any high end foundation, it definitely reminds me a lot of NARS Luminous Weightless Foundation, or MAC Waterweight. It has a watery consistency which makes it very easy to work with and spreadable, but takes a minute longer to dry than I usually like waiting. This foundation is the perfect sheer foundation, I love using it for work. It's not a buildable foundation, although I have seen a lot of reviews mention that one pump is enough, which I don't quite agree with. I use three small pumps, one to spread over my chin and jaw line, one for my nose and cheeks and then a last very small pump for my forehead.I've used the product with a real techniques beauty blender once, and my fingers twice. I find using it with fingers works much better and does create a thicker layer to cover more redness.I bought a neutral shade as I've seen a lot of people say that this product can oxidise in the Yellow toned versions. I don't find any oxidiseation in the neutral tone, and it looks well blended for about 5-6 hours, after that it does start to break up and become patchy. With some light translucent powder, I think this problem could be fixed. (Wore without powder this week for a true representation of the foundation.) This product would work amazingly for dry skin, I have combination skin that is mostly oily, this is most likely what makes it break up as I've been wearing it under air-conditioning & in hot weather. Pros: Dewy & LightEasy to applyGood for my sensitive skinAmazing colour rangePrice is absolutely amazing for the productCons: Does start to break up after a few hours of wear Can become very oily in heat Covers redness, but not blemishes (but that's what concealer was invented for!) All in all, I definitely cannot complain for less than Â£6! It works amazingly to wear to my job. P.s. I've been using this product with their Silicone Primer.
6 of 6 people found this helpful.
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