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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3.0
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Nov/11/2006

I have a bit of a love-hate relationship with this product. On some days, it's wonderful - sheer, yet evens out my skin tone without anyone being able to tell that I'm wearing foundation. Easy and extremely quick to apply. On other days, not so good - doesn't provide quite enough coverage and catches on flakies I didn't even know were there. I probably prefer my Shiseido …Read more

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About reviewer (69 reviews)

Age19-24

SkinCombination, Fair

HairBrown

EyesBrown



5.0
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Nov/02/2006

I originally purchased this whilst in London, it was soo hot I needed a powder otherwise I was going to be all shine at the wedding.

I have been VERY pleasantly suprised by this product as I normally dont like the look of powders. This one seems to melt into my skin, just making it look better rather than being obvious. I have normal to dry skin, and like the fairly sheer coverage …
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About reviewer (53 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium

HairBlond

EyesGreen


5.0
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Nov/01/2006

Out of my two favourite powder foundations (this and MAC Studio Fix) this gives the best finish (although I do really LUUUV Studio Fix!!) It just gives me a nice soft glow and because if reflects light, it makes my skin look flawless! To be fair to my beloved SF though, SF is longer lasting and has better coverage (but without the light-reflecting properties). My mum purchased this before I did …Read more

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About reviewer (71 reviews)

Age19-24

SkinCombination

HairBrown

EyesBrown


4.0
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Oct/30/2006

I loved this product--I have dry skin but love the feel of a non-liquid foundation. I thought it was a rip-off paying $23 for the foundation, plus another $20 for the empty compact. But fortunately for me, I had read the reviews on MA and it's true, the $7 Shiseido compact fit perfectly! So I saved $13 thanks to those reveiwers who took the time to help others. The colors were a little odd …Read more

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About reviewer (37 reviews)

Age19-24

SkinVery Dry

HairBlond

EyesGreen


5.0
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Oct/09/2006

I used this powder foundation for years. It has been my staple, especially in the summers. I have sensitive skin and always find my face to be itching within hours after using a liquid foundation, but this stuff I can wear every day and my skin feels great. I would keep buying it, however I've recently switched over to Shu Uemura products and am finding that they don't work well …Read more

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About reviewer (48 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinOther

HairOther

EyesOther


5.0
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Oct/01/2006

This has been my signature powder/foundation for about 2 years now. I love it. Leaves my face looking natural, fresh, clean, and dewy. =) I only trust two kinds of powder foundations: stila illuminating powder foundation and bareMinerals. Both never break me out. I use both and alternate from time to time depending on which one I feel like using. This cute stila compact is light & great for …Read more

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About reviewer (15 reviews)

Age19-24

SkinCombination

HairBlack

EyesBrown


3.0
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Sep/28/2006

On it's own this product is alright. It doesn't fare very well on my dry skin and it starts to flake almost immediately after application. When I've dampened the sponge with water, it makes it go on smoother and doesn't flake as soon. By the end of the day though, I can swear that most of it's gone! On the up side, this product is great because it really does even out …Read more

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About reviewer (103 reviews)

AgeUnder 18

SkinDry

HairBlack

EyesBrown


2.0
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Sep/09/2006

I just can't like this product. As a foundation, the coverage is much too sheer and it flakes on me. As a finishing powder, the coverage suddenly became too heavy and looked obvious. Yeah, it was weird. So basically, no matter how I used it, this powder did the complete opposite of what I wanted. What a waste of $20.. I'm just glad I didn't buy the compact as well.

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About reviewer (38 reviews)

AgeUnder 18

SkinCombination

HairBlack

EyesBrown


4.0
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fromcperry

Aug/24/2006

Stila IPF is the foundation I always come back to, no matter what I have been using. In fact, I have been using this on and off since 1998 - that's 8 years now!! A previous reviewer summed it up best - I have a "love/hate" thing with this foundation. I am a MMM Asian, 50 Watts in the Stila IPF. I love the way this looks when it first goes on the skin and for a little while …Read more

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About reviewer (27 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinOily, Fair-Medium

HairBlack

EyesBrown


5.0
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Aug/22/2006

I have been using Stila IPF in 60 or 70 Watt for a little over a year now. Previously used MAC Studiofix NC35-45. Right now its summer, and I'm using the 70 Watt. I LOVE this powder! I use it dry, over Philosophy The Present as a base. IPF provides medium coverage, and the finish is soft and natural. I apply in the morning with the sponge, touch-ups are lightly done with a brush. I …Read more

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About reviewer (80 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinCombination, Tan, Warm

HairBrunette, Wavy, Fine

EyesBrown