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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May/04/2013

I really wanted to like this powder because it gives beautiful finish and that glowy look that i want.....i agree with most of you of this being just a pressed powder with light/ medium coverage which i was looking for......but then after an hour or two my face became very dehydrated with it..........i think maybe it's the corn starch that sucks up every bit of oil on my face.........not …Read more

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About reviewer (375 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium

HairBlack

EyesBlack



2.0
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Nov/04/2012

I bought this on sale for under $4.00, so it's not such a loss. I'm not buying this as a powder foundation. Setting powder, yes. Blotting powder, maybe. Foundation powder? No. I used it wet, dry, damp. Kabuki brush, wedge sponge, foundation brush. The coverage is just not there. This is a hard powder. It cannot stand up to MAC's Studio Fix.

I don't own very many …
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About reviewer (365 reviews)

Age

SkinOther, Other, Not Sure

HairOther, Other, Other

EyesOther


3.0
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fromcgw1

Nov/04/2012

This powder was too sheer for my liking. I was looking for something that could be work by itself or over foundation. It was just wayyy to sheer to wear by itself. It is "luminous" though instead of being super matte which I did like a lot. Also, I really hate how I had to buy it in the plastic packaging. Not cute. Overall it's not that bad, just not what I was looking for. The …Read more

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About reviewer (259 reviews)

Age19-24

SkinDry, Fair, Warm

HairBrunette, Curly, Fine

EyesBrown


4.0
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Nov/04/2012

I use this powder to set my liquid foundation and to touch up throughout the day. For this purpose, it's amazing. I love the finish, it's definitely the best powder I've used!

In terms of using it as a foundation, it's far too sheer and doesn't stay on bare skin at all. Only occasionally have I managed to apply enough to even me out and keep me looking …
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About reviewer (43 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinCombination, Medium Brown, Cool

HairBlack, Wavy, Coarse

EyesBrown


5.0
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frombohodo

Jul/11/2012

I have purchased this powder over and over. I use it in Shade 30 even though I'm usually the lightest color in everything. This is probably the best powder I've ever used. I use a big fluffy brush with it and use it as a setting powder in the winter AND summer. I love that it has SPF. It looks natural and it doesn't make me look cakey. I have oily/combo skin in the summer and …Read more

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About reviewer (17 reviews)

Age19-24

SkinCombination, Fair, Cool

HairBrunette, Other, Fine

EyesBrown


1.0
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Jul/10/2012

Absolute garbage. Like many other reviews here the tester pan was awesome, soft, smooth and blendable. But the one I received is dry and very difficult to blend and get decent coverage both wet and dry with both sponge and brush. My sensitive skin is red and irritated after trying to apply it and as the coverage is dismal the result is blah. Definite waste of money....shame on you Stila.

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About reviewer (44 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinCombination, Fair, Neutral

HairBlond, Wavy, Fine

EyesGreen


4.0
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Jun/07/2012

I have been using this product for 3 months now and it has not once broken me out. Please note I have combination/oily t-zone type skin and am sensitive to certain ingredients on foundations therefore I break out in lots of small flesh coloured bumps on my forehead mainly if I choose the wrong foundation. Mainly Mac products have done this to me so I am hesitant in trying new. This powder …Read more

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About reviewer (11 reviews)

Age19-24

SkinCombination, Olive, Warm

HairBrown, Other, Medium

EyesBrown


5.0
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from2ksmom

May/29/2012

I’ve never been a big pressed-powder or powder-foundation user, but I actually hit pan on this, which really must be saying something! I lucked out and got this in a ‘mystery bag’ of Stila products; little did I know it would become one of my ‘staples’. The shade number has rubbed off the bottom of my compact, but I’m guessing its probably 20 Watts (it’s a pretty light shade) and it’s an …Read more

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About reviewer (203 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinNormal, Fair, Neutral

HairBrown, Curly, Medium

EyesBrown


3.0
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Jan/26/2012

This is a pretty decent powder...I use it over my liquid foundation (Revlon New Complexion) to set it and stop my face becoming oily and shiny throughout the day. It does, for a few hours keep my skin looking matte, and as per it's name it does have a bit of an illuminating effect. I have it in 20 watts, which is a pretty accurate match for my fair skin tone. Overall, it's good for what …Read more

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About reviewer (16 reviews)

Age19-24

SkinCombination, Fair, Not Sure

HairBlond, Curly, Medium

EyesBlue


2.0
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Jan/17/2012

So far I do not like this powder foundation. I dont really understasnd why they call it a foundation on the compact but on the makeup refill packaging it says it gives "transparent" coverage which really doesnt make any sense...and the coverage IS transparent. The foundation sampler at sephora was very soft and glided on well but when I actually bought a new one and took it home it was …Read more

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About reviewer (276 reviews)

Age19-24

SkinCombination, Fair, Warm

HairBlond, Straight, Fine

EyesBlue