Last year for some reason I went a little wild and spent a rather large amount on a Stila foundation. I went to the Stila beauty counter at Woolworths and got myself matched for the right colour. I was so excited about my buy.
The foundation I splurged on was the Stila Stay All Day Foundation and Concealer. I was mainly excited about this because the lady said that it would help with my red tones on my face and cover up those unwanted pimples. I remember walking out the store feeling so excited to get home and use this foundation.
The first time I used this foundation I found it to be rather heavy and was defiantly a full coverage foundation. I was not blown away buy it but I did like it. I just spent R500.00 on foundation, there was a sale so it came to R350.00, still, that’s a lot to spend. Anyway, I decided that this would only be used for special occasions or when my skin was really misbehaving.
The more I used this product the more disappointed I became. Today was the last straw, I decided I would have to share how disappointed I am. I know last year I said I loved it and I did but now I feel I can give a more comprehensive review.
Firstly I find this foundation to be really hard to work with, it sits on the skin in a heavy manner and does not blend out easily. I then find that it sits in the places one does not want it to sit. The lines on my forehead, for example, are made extra obvious with this foundation. I also find that it sinks into one’s pores, even with a pore primer, and makes them feel uncomfortable. I find the foundation to be too heavy and oily for my skin and overall I just do not enjoy it.
The packaging isn’ too bad, it is very pretty. I did not like the pump which one has to use to get the foundation out. I find that it pumps out too much and then one has to leave foundation there or wipe it up and throw it out ( a waste.)
No matter how much powder I use this foundation feels like it is sliding everywhere on my face. I feel self-conscious going out with it on as I am not sure if it will look good within an hour or two.
Overall I would not recommend you spend your money on this foundation. However, the brand is really great and there are so many of their products you should buy.