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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4.0
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Jan/26/2007

I've been very happy with this powder foundation. 10 Watts is a near perfect match for my incredibly pale skin (a miracle in itself!) and the finish is fabulous. I'm strictly a powder foundation user and too often, they are dry, cakey, and matte. I like a little glow and this foundation delivers. I don't use the sponge that comes with it--instead I use those disposable cosmetic …Read more

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Age25-29

SkinCombination, Fair

HairBrown

EyesBrown



5.0
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Jan/25/2007

I had been a Stila ILF devotee for awhile and only recently discovered the joys of IPF. Firstly, by itself (over primed/moisturised skin) it gives a really natural finish while over the top of foundation it gives a really polished finish. It particularly looks amazing over ILF. If I've put on one of my thousands of foundations and it doesn't look quite right I dust a bit of IPF over the …Read more

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Age30-35

SkinCombination

HairBlond

EyesBlue


4.0
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Jan/24/2007

I had very high expectations for this product after reading so many positive reviews but it unfortunately did not live up to them. I did not notice any shimmer or 'illumination'...was just a regular powder. it did not look cakey or fake, however. it also did not turn orange when worn over my moisturizer like so many powders do. did not provide any coverage, although I was not looking …Read more

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About reviewer (278 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinDry, Fair, Warm

HairBlond, Straight, Fine

EyesBlue


5.0
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Jan/11/2007

I have never encountered such a natural looking powder foundation before - and it actually gives me coverage. I have a lot of red undertones to my skin which IPF covered up easily. I use a brush very similar to the Sephora Blush Contour brush to apply the product which gives me just the right amount of coverage (no foundation underneath). Everything looks evened out but not cakey or chalky or …Read more

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Age25-29

SkinOily, Fair-Medium, Warm

HairBlack, Straight, Coarse

EyesBrown


5.0
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Jan/10/2007

Holy grail status - I must've bought this stuff at least 15 times by now. It's perfect either on its own or lightly over my HG foundation (GA LSF) for a flawless, glowing face. I even use it for touch-ups like a regular powder and it never looks cakey, streaky, too matte, or changes color on me. For reference I'm normally 40 Watts (NC35) & I jump to 60 Watts (NC40-42) when …Read more

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About reviewer (32 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinOther, Other, Warm

HairOther, Other, Other

EyesOther


4.0
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Jan/08/2007

I thought I'd reviewed this already, but I see I haven't.

No matter what other colors and lines I try, I always come back to Stila's IPF. It's pricey, it's got the stupid reusable compact sold separately (it gets a 4 because it's good quality, but expensive), and it's not the finest milled powder in the world (although it is nicely milled, there are …
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SkinCombination

HairBlack

EyesBrown


5.0
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Dec/16/2006

I discovered this powder years ago and immediately fell in love w it. It gives a gentle glow w soft coverage. It does live up to its name. I agree that the cost of the compact for what it is ($20) is ridiculous, like the rest of Stila's packaging - but at least it's not made of paper (for those of you familiar w the shadow cases). But that is the only bad thing I can say about this …Read more

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About reviewer (63 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinNormal, Other, Not Sure

HairBlack, Other, Other

EyesBrown


4.0
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Dec/04/2006

I really like this foundation. I have been looking for something that's easy to use and doesn't give me that chalky, unnatural "foundation + powder" look. I received 3 samples in a swap (10, 20 and 30 watts) and liked it so much I decided to purchase the full size. I felt like the 30 watts was still too light for me, so after some searching for pics of MUAers wearing IPF …Read more

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About reviewer (10 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinCombination

HairBrunette

EyesBrown


5.0
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Nov/14/2006

I have been using this foundation since the summer and I love it. I have VERY oily skin and I do have to blot to get rid of excess shine a little bit after using this, but I have to with any foundation I use.

I am a devotee of Bare Minerals, but I find it can actually be a bit heavy in the humid New York summers. It also is not very portable. I carry the Stila in my makeup bag and …
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About reviewer (118 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinAcne-prone, Fair

HairBlack

EyesBrown


5.0
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Nov/13/2006

This is my absolute foundation holy grail. I love using it with or without liquid underneath. I have combo skin and it helps it remain matte but never catches on flakes. Only downfall is the ridiculous price in Australia!

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Age19-24

SkinCombination, Other

HairBrunette

EyesBlue