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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2.0
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Dec/19/2008

I thought I loved this. For a week, I used it constantly and LOVED the matte, gorgeous finish it gave me. Even the cute case was so chic that I didn't mind leaving it on my desk at work.... then, i started breaking out...breaking out BAD. Little bumps and cystic acne. I kept using this for another week and they just kept coming. I haven't had that kind of acne since college and it was …Read more

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About reviewer (108 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium

HairBlond

EyesBlue



2.0
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Dec/15/2008

I had always used Shiseido (the sunblock compact) and wanted to try something different. I have VERY acne-prone skin. I did some research and settled on the Stila Illuminating Powder Foundation. At first I liked it but then realized that it looked a bit 'obvious' on my skin. (I prefer the natural look.) But then my skin broke out HORRIBLY. I'll be honest and say that I can't …Read more

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About reviewer (10 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinAcne-prone, Medium

HairBrunette

EyesHazel


3.0
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fromarnaki

Dec/10/2008

Is there a secret to the refillable compact and everything fitting nicely? I am on my second refill and both times, the powder refill has cracked because the sponge compartment is not big enough and always sticks up - AND the sticky tape to hold the refill in place gives out rather quickly. I resorted to getting a tiny dot of stick on velcro to keep the refill in place, but because the …Read more

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About reviewer (16 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinNormal

HairBrunette

EyesGreen


5.0
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Nov/22/2008

Fantastic for combination skin. I've been using this for 2 years and definitely my HG powder foundation. I only need to touch up once a day, if at all. It does not really seem like I have foundation on and my skin looks soft and smooth and flawless. My skin has also improved and I have much less acne. If you have acne scars, I use MAC concealer for my acne scars and they are a perfect …Read more

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About reviewer (6 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinCombination

HairBlack

EyesBrown


5.0
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fromIiIy

Nov/16/2008

I love this powder foundation. It makes my skin glow and covers up some imperfections. I would definitely repurchase!

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About reviewer (5 reviews)

Age19-24

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium

HairBrown

EyesBrown


4.0
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Oct/06/2008

I'm not sure if this is HG status for me yet, but it'd the first and only foundation I've ever hit the pan with.
I have very fair skin (10 watts), and this provides it with decent coverage with a nice, natural finish. I have normal/dry skin, and quite a few liquid foundations crease up and end up oxidizing on me within a few hours. This one doesn't, which is a …
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About reviewer (26 reviews)

Age19-24

SkinSensitive, Fair, Cool

HairBrown, Curly, Coarse

EyesBrown


3.0
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Sep/27/2008

I was looking for a powder foundation with a matte look and I have very oily and acne prone skine. I've tried MAC Fix Studio and its horrible because of the cakey look and it was plain out oily. I've tried Bare minerals which made my skin so oily after an hour of exposure and had to reapply constantly. Stila Powder foundation is amazing. At first I was just trying out new foundations to …Read more

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About reviewer (169 reviews)

AgeUnder 18

SkinVery Oily, Fair-Medium, Cool

HairBlack, Straight, Fine

EyesBrown


5.0
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Sep/14/2008

I love this foundation! I used powder foundations for several years, then got more into liquids. Recently I got a MAC Studio Fix which had been one of my favorites and it seemed kind of heavy and muddy looking even when I applied it lightly with a brush. So I got this foundation and I love it! I apply it lightly with MAC 150 Large Powder Brush. It gives light slightly glowy coverage for a …Read more

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About reviewer (339 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinNormal, Fair-Medium, Neutral

HairBlond, Straight, Fine

EyesBrown


1.0
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Sep/09/2008

I tried this and had to take it back - my face got terribly itchy as soon as I put it on!

The 10 watt color was lovely on me, though...

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About reviewer (1 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinCombination, Fair

HairBrunette

EyesHazel


5.0
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Aug/25/2008

I love this foundation :) A refill retails for US$26 for a 10g pan, and the casing retails for US$14 for the empty compact, hence it costs US$40 for the whole foundation :) The description on the website reads "Let your inner radiance shine through with this unique, all-in-one powder foundation. Infused with Mica, tiny crystals found in nature, this unique formula helps reflect light for …Read more

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About reviewer (96 reviews)

Age19-24

SkinVery Oily

HairBrown

EyesBrown