Stila has a total masterpiece of a foundation on their hands with the new Stila One Step Makeup Foundation. I love this stuff! It’s been a while since I’ve used a US brand foundation and I did expect to be disappointed, US brands just don’t cut it for me anymore, but I got ever so delighted with this stuff. Incredible.
Jump for it!
Before we start in on the rave here’s a small rant for you. It’s only available if you purchase the Stila Makeup Player. Sigh. The good news is the player is $70 bucks and you get a ton of goodies with it but the bad news is if you only want the foundation it’s kinda a pain to buy everything…..mmm…see my dilemma? I’m hoping that come Spring, Stila will release the foundation on it’s own because it’s seriously a great product.
So what is it?
It’s basically a whipped foundation, indeed the texture is whipped, which offers sheer to medium coverage while acting as a primer and also a tinted moisturizer as it hydrates skin. I don’t have large pores so it’s bloody difficult for me to say whether or not it’s actually working in regards to acting as a primer to conceal larger pores. I will say that it feels incredible on my skin and offers a beautiful finish. It blends very easily and feels much like moisturizer would. Any dullness I have is erased as it evens out skin tone and creates a good working canvas for makeup.
It’s available in four shade selections ranging from fair to dark so basically it’s a universal fit for skin tones. In this I feel like it’s more of a tinted moisturizer than a full on foundation however it’s much more pigmented.
I found the product oxidizes a little slower than the average US brand foundation and wears quite long this is the case with many Stila foundations I’ve tried in the past which is a plus.
Overall, the flawless canvas it creates makes it a winner for me however I do wish the bottle was a bit larger as I feel like I’ll go through it pretty fast. I also would like to have the option to buy it without the player as what happens when I run out? Buy a new player? I think not.
I’d suggest it for folks who have certain dullness, uneven skin tone, or redness however anyone who feels they need heavier coverage for acne, acne scarring, etc….might not find it useful.
I can easily see it becoming an HG (holy grail) product for me.
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