Stila Illuminating Powder Foundation (Uploaded by cosmokid)

3.7

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371 reviews
64%
would repurchase
3.4/5
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5.0
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Feb/08/2017

I have extremely fair (NC10-15) skin, and picked up a full size "refill" pan of this locally on major sale for just under $3 in the shade "20 Watts". The shade looked like a good match for my skin tone, and for a new unopened tarte brand product on sale for less than $3, I was more than happy to try it! After using this for over 6 months, I am even happier that I found this …Read more

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About reviewer (17 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinDry, Fair, Neutral

HairBrunette, Straight, Fine

EyesBrown



5.0
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Nov/19/2016

I stumbled upon this in TK Maxx for £3 in color 80 watts, I believe it's the deepest shade and I use it as a bronzer on my nc25-30 skin tone. It's a beautiful tan, rich but with the right balance of yellow and brown in it so it doesn't run orange in color. It isn't overwhelmingly illuminating and glides on like a dream. Benefit Hoola is a cooler lighter shade for comparison …Read more

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About reviewer (33 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinOily, Fair-Medium, Warm

HairBlond, Straight, Fine

EyesBlue


2.0
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Jun/18/2016

I researched this soooo heavily before I bought it, swatching it and multiple others in store to see if it was what I wanted. I wanted to replace my Body Shop All in One Face Base which is really soft and buttery but still had a medium coverage. They are impossible to find now due to lack of stores, and I didn't want to order online as I might have wanted to change shades but wasn't …Read more

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About reviewer (696 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinSensitive, Fair, Warm

HairOther, Wavy, Coarse

EyesBrown


4.0
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Dec/09/2015

I picked this up a few weeks ago as a replacement for my Jane Iredale Purepressed Base. I found that it was a lot harder to get out of the pan than the tester. I also found that it didn't have enough coverage for me, which is too bad because the actual powder is wonderful. It doesn't settle into pores or fine lines and gives a really nice semi-matte yet luminous finish. I'm going …Read more

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About reviewer (435 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinOily, Fair-Medium, Warm

HairBrunette, Straight, Medium

EyesBrown


5.0
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Sep/16/2015

I've been using this foundation since 2004! It is the product I was searching which led me to makeupalley :-) I love powder foundations for my oily skin as it is super quick and gives great coverage. I may stray but always come back to this. My favorite way to apply it is to use a damp beautyblender sponge. I can layer it and it never looks cakey. The illuminating quality keeps the …Read more

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About reviewer (425 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinAcne-prone, Medium, Neutral

HairBrunette, Wavy, Coarse

EyesBrown


4.0
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Sep/11/2015

Okay, so this powder freaking rocks. It is gorgeous, blurs pores, makes your complexion look smooth as hell despite any bumps you may have, doesn't break my v. sensitive skin out, controls oil quite well, and the colour match is on point (I wear 10 watts and it's actually light enough for me and not yellow or pink, yay!).

HOWEVER.

What the f*** is up with this …
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About reviewer (26 reviews)

Age19-24

SkinCombination, Fair

HairBrunette

EyesBrown


4.0
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Jul/12/2015

Over the course of eight to ten years, I probably bought this product at least 4 or 5 times. It wasn't the only foundation I used and sometimes I used it over a tinted moisturizer so it wasn't the only coverage I had. I would hop around among foundations depending on my needs, the weather, etc., and abandon the ones that didn't work out. I did repurchase this several times and …Read more

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About reviewer (827 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinSensitive, Fair, Neutral

HairBlond, Straight, Medium

EyesBlue


1.0
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Jan/04/2015

After using this for about six months I realized that this powder was causing me to break out around my chin and cheeks. It may be the talc in the product. I really am not sure. I think it has adds great coverage when used in tandem with a foundation or your choice or the Stila Stay All Day Foundation as a setting powder, otherwise it is too sheer for those looking for more coverage. It could …Read more

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About reviewer (6 reviews)

Age19-24

SkinSensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm

HairBlond, Straight, Medium

EyesBlue


4.0
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Nov/10/2013

I bought a refill of this powder on sale and am so glad I did! Very silky texture and light to medium coverage. Covers small blemishes and uneven skin tone nicely and I sometimes use it over liquid foundation for fuller coverage

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About reviewer (13 reviews)

Age19-24

SkinSensitive, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

HairBlond, Straight, Medium

EyesBlue


3.0
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Aug/12/2013

I'm currently using Bobbi Brown long wear even finish compact foundation, the new version of the oil free that was discontinued but damn it was bloody expensive and the new version was sooo natural that i didnt see any difference when i put it on.Then a fren recommended this, and why not give it a try.
The powder matched my skintone watts #60, C4. it was beautiful when i put it on, very …
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About reviewer (24 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinVery Oily, Tan

HairBlack

EyesBrown