Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Product Review- Stila Stay All Day Foundation




 

 

From the Brand: An oil-free, high definition, high performance foundation that stays all day and delivers a flawless finish. Stila's Stay All Day® Foundation and Concealer has a unique oxygen technology that leaves skin hydrated, nourished and helps prevent premature aging.

This dreamy formula glides onto skin and immediately goes to work to help minimize skin blemishes and imperfection. It is also enriched with an array of skin loving ingredients, and unlike other long-wearing formulas, includes a synergistic combination of botanical extracts that have been shown to help enhance circulation and blood flow, resulting in an increase of oxygen being delivered to the skin and letting skin breathe. These innovative extracts also help to slow down the onset of premature aging and promote healthy, hydrated and vibrant skin.

This multi-tasker also contains a creamy, full coverage concealer cleverly hidden inside the cap (along with a handy mirror) that instantly hides blemishes, dark circles and age spots creating an impeccable canvas for flawless makeup application.

Spatula and brush included for ease of application!

 

Retails for: $44

 

Where to Buy: Ulta stores and online, Sephora stores and online, Stila Cosmetics Online

 

My Thoughts: When I first purchased this foundation, I absolutely loved it.  The convenience of having the matching concealer in the top is pure genius.  However, I don't like the applicator "scoop" inside the main bottle to remove the product.  I think it is a giant opportunity for bacteria to get into the bottle and corrupt the foundation.  The formula itself is super thick, but very creamy and emollient.  It's easy to remove too much, which is a waste.  Once you get used to how much you need, it's a really great foundation though.  It's super pigmented, so a little goes a long way, and it can be thinned down with moisturizer to extend the life of the bottle.  It does last all day long, at least 12 hours, but it's not transfer resistant.  When I would talk on my cell phone when wearing this foundation, I'd find it all over the screen when I was finished.  (Not too much of a detractor for me honestly, since I think that's just a normal drawback of wearing makeup to begin with.)  All this being said, I do have other foundations that are a lighter coverage without the "work" of buffing it all out to a natural finish (it can look cakey if you're using too much) that I like better, and those come with an easy to use pump.  This is my go-to foundation when I'm having a really bad skin day, like with redness and breakouts, etc, but it's not what I reach for on an every-day basis. 

 

Final Verdict:  Would I purchase this again?  Maybe, after I've used up everything else that I have already.

 

**Disclaimer: As with all my product reviews, I was not paid by the cosmetic company to provide feedback or review/promote their products.  All the opinions expressed in this article are my own.  These items were purchased with my own money.

1 comment:

  1. Great review! I love long wearing foundations, I'm really used to the fact that you can really rely on the good ones to stay on all day and you don't need to dread checking your appearance in the mirror. I wanted to try the Stila one for a while.. I really like using foundation finders (the one by ps is my favourite http://www.beauty.ps/tool/foundation) and they recommended Estee Lauder double wear so I went with that (I absolutely love it by the way, the formula is amazing, it does not budge all day). Just the colour range isn't the best so I'm always looking for alternatives. Have you tried the ES double wear by any chance so you could compare the two? Sammy

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