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StilaIlluminating Powder Foundation
Stila

Illuminating Powder Foundation

10 Watts

Item #: 2153884

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StilaIlluminating Powder Foundation
 
4.1

(based on 68 reviews)

81%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (55)
  • Goes on smoothly (54)
  • Lightweight (48)
  • Blends well (41)
  • Good pigmentation (39)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (8)
  • Poor coverage (6)
  • Doesn't stay on (3)

Best Uses

  • Light to medium coverage (43)
  • Normal skin (19)
  • Full coverage (16)
  • Mature skin (15)
  • Sensitive skin (14)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (29), Budget shopper (28)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (37), Fair (27)

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5.0

love this powder

By Rhonda cares

from wheatland, CA

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Blends Well
  • Easy To Apply
  • Goes On Smoothly
  • Good Pigmentation
  • Lightweight
  • Long-Lasting
  • Matte Finish
  • Noncomodegenic

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
    • Finishing powder
    • Light To Medium Coverage

    Comments about Stila Illuminating Powder Foundation:

    I wouldn't buy anything else love this powder.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium
     
    2.0

    Returned

    By mlle

    from Houston, TX

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Poor Coverage
    • Pricey / Poor Value

    Best Uses

      Comments about Stila Illuminating Powder Foundation:

      I wanted to like this but only used it once before I returned it to go back to my normal staple. The coverage left so much to be desired, and while I could have applied more layers, I prefer to have a powder that does it quickly so I can move on with my day. Just too translucent for me.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair
       
      4.0

      Good product but pricey.

      By tiff

      from SF Bay area

      Comments about Stila Illuminating Powder Foundation:

      Ok Stila, this powder is an OK powder, but seriously, you got ahead of yourself with this price! I didn't buy the compact part because I am not sure if I want to re purchase this. I think it's a noble eco friendly concept, but cannot justify blindly buying a $15 empty compact I might not get a repeat use from. I may get creative and use something else for a case, but for now I have it in the dinky disposable plastic package!

      The powder is good quality, and the option of using it wet is nice to have for more coverage. It looks very good and natural when I wet the sponge and dab it on. I mainly use it for setting foundation and concealer and can't really say how it is for controlling oil since my skin is on the dry side.

      I feel like this powder isn't drastically superior to some lower priced products that are similar in performance. I do like this but may hesitate to buy it again because it's price is really high for the amount of product...(and lack of case)

       
      5.0

      I would buy this product again

      By Diana

      from Laredo Texas

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Silky

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Mature Skin

      Comments about Stila Illuminating Powder Foundation:

      perfect product!

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium
       
      5.0

      I love it!!!

      By Butterfly93

      from Salisbury, NC

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Blends Well
      • Easy To Apply
      • Goes On Smoothly
      • Lightweight
      • Long-Lasting

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Full Coverage
        • Normal Skin

        Comments about Stila Illuminating Powder Foundation:

        I use this almost every single day. It really stays on all day. I only need to blot once in a while because I actually have oily skin(illumination isn't what I would normally go for), but I love the coverage and it wears so smoothly. I learned how to control the oil so I am able to wear this product and love it. I get compliments all the time. Thank you Stila!!!

        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium
         
        1.0

        Looks are not always deceiving

        By Mel the artist

        from Bloomington, IL

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Causes Breakouts

          Best Uses

            Comments about Stila Illuminating Powder Foundation:

            I was anticipating a great light coverage with a porcelain finish. It looked great in the store. I got out in the humidity and then looked in the mirror and I looked oily and have blemishes that were not there before. I was completely upset and extremely disappointed.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Fair
             
            5.0

            Good bargain

            By TCPekes

            from Denver, CO

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Apply
            • Goes On Smoothly
            • Good Pigmentation
            • Lightweight
            • Long-Lasting
            • Matte Finish
            • Noncomodegenic

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
              • Full Coverage
              • Sensitive Skin

              Comments about Stila Illuminating Powder Foundation:

              I like that it sets the foundation faster. Also a little goes a long ways.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Medium
               
              4.0

              good coverage

              By OC Realtor

              from San Clemente, CA

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Blends Well
              • Easy To Apply
              • Goes On Smoothly
              • Lightweight
              • Long-Lasting
              • Matte Finish

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Light To Medium Coverage

                Comments about Stila Illuminating Powder Foundation:

                I use this everyday as an over all coverage

                • Skin Tone:
                • Medium
                 
                5.0

                Awesome

                By cat

                from alabama

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Blends Well
                • Easy To Apply
                • Goes On Smoothly
                • Good Pigmentation
                • Lightweight
                • Long-Lasting
                • Matte Finish
                • Noncomodegenic

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Full Coverage
                  • Mature Skin

                  Comments about Stila Illuminating Powder Foundation:

                  full coverage, oil free, great coverage

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Medium
                   
                  3.0

                  Good color match; glowy finish

                  By Lor

                  from Redford, MI

                  About Me Budget Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Apply
                  • Goes On Smoothly
                  • Good Pigmentation

                  Cons

                  • Too shiny

                  Best Uses

                  • Light To Medium Coverage

                  Comments about Stila Illuminating Powder Foundation:

                  Easy and quick to apply. Good color match. Did not know prior to purchase how "luminous" my face would look. Prone to shine which made the luminosity just look oily. Needed to blot a lot throughout the day.

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Medium

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                  • Q:

                    It says you can use this wet for more coverage, (they don't explain how to wet it and use though) Any suggestions or pointers on how to successfully do this?
                    Asked on 9/11/2014 by tiff from sf bay area

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      Yes, to apply "wet", using a dampened makeup applicator sponge, press and swirl into the powder, then apply all over the face until you've achieved your desired level of coverage.

                      Answered on 9/12/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    Hi there,

                    I have a olive medium skin tone. I usually use bare mineral medium beige. Can you tell me what shade to try in this powder? Thanks!
                    Asked on 7/22/2014 by stephanie

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      50 Watts, for medium skin with neutral beige undertones, may be your best match.

                      Answered on 7/29/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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