Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Stila Stay All Day Foundation/Concealer Duo

Stila hasn't  always gotten a lot of love lately and it's a shame. It's always been a great brand. So I'm happy to hear they are  doing re-branding with their new tag line-"Makeup your own rules " and  it's a good time to rediscover them.

One  product I've always liked  are their foundations. Back in 2010 it was One Step Foundation.  Now along with a fabulous BB Cream there is Stay All Day Foundation and Concealer.  It's a full coverage foundation with a concealer tucked into the top lid.

The foundation  is a thicker formula and really covers. It's oil free but hydrating  and long wearing. This one works for  just about everyone including  mature skin, although I hate that description.  The Mom tried it and is really happy with it, finding it and the concealer to be some of the best coverage she's found yet. She , too, was a big fan of the One Step . If you have very oily skin  it might be too much hydration for you, so test first.  Stila says it's a matte finish but to a matte nut like me I call this demi-matte which makes it more wearable for most.

 I love the 2 in 1 packaging but the concealer will go fast and is good enough to be sold separate as well, but having  it all in one sure is convenient.

Good for skin ingredients include Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract,and  Camelia Oleifera leaf Extract .

Lastly, a small blending brush also comes along if you prefer to use instead of fingers.

The one downside? The deep applicator wand in the foundation. That makes it  a little hard to get product out. You find a way to work with it but it can be messy.  A straight pour bottle  would be better.

Stila Stay All Day Foundation /Concealer is $ 44 at www.stilacosmetics.com ,  or  Sephora   and comes in 16 shades. Color shown is Light 3.

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