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Stila

Illuminating Powder Foundation

10 Watts

Item #: 2153884

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StilaIlluminating Powder Foundation
 
4.1

(based on 74 reviews)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (61)
  • Goes on smoothly (59)
  • Lightweight (53)
  • Blends well (46)
  • Good pigmentation (43)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (8)
  • Poor coverage (7)
  • Doesn't stay on (5)

Best Uses

  • Light to medium coverage (49)
  • Normal skin (22)
  • Full coverage (17)
  • Sensitive skin (17)
  • Mature skin (16)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (32), Budget shopper (31)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (39), Fair (31)

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4.0

Great Powder

By DEBS

from CENTRAL, CA

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Dry Skin
    • Light To Medium Coverage
    • Mature Skin
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Stila Illuminating Powder Foundation:

    I was looking for a nice matte finish powder that wasn't too thick or cakey. I love this over my tinted moisturizer. Great coverage and light weight feel.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair
     
    5.0

    I would buy this product again and again

    By Shelby

    from Washington

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Light To Medium Coverage
      • Normal Skin
      • Sensitive Skin

      Comments about Stila Illuminating Powder Foundation:

      AMAZING!

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Eh

      By Madi

      from Oklahoma

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Blends Well
      • Easy To Apply

      Cons

      • Doesn't Stay On
      • Poor Coverage

      Best Uses

      • Light To Medium Coverage

      Comments about Stila Illuminating Powder Foundation:

      I use this to set my under eye concealor. While I have now purchased this product a couple times, I wouldnt say it is my favorite.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium
       
      5.0

      The Perfect Foundation

      By BrittneyC123

      from Kennesaw GA

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Light To Medium Coverage
        • Normal Skin

        Comments about Stila Illuminating Powder Foundation:

        I originally came in for a Lorac foundation that I had been wanting forever. They didn't have that, so I looked for something similar. This was just like the product I was looking for. I have extremly light skin, and was having a hard time finding something to match, but this works great. It gives me full coverage without leaving my makeup caked. I put it over a liquid foundation to give me a sheer finish. I don't have anything bad to say about this product.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair
         
        4.0

        Haven't found anything better

        By MSR

        from Grand Rapids, MI

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Apply
        • Goes On Smoothly
        • Lightweight
        • Matte Finish

        Cons

        • Doesn't Stay On

        Best Uses

        • Light To Medium Coverage
        • Normal Skin

        Comments about Stila Illuminating Powder Foundation:

        This powder foundation is part of my everyday routine. It offers medium, lightweight coverage and it looks like I do not have makeup on. It provides enough coverage to minimize (but not fully cover) my age spots, and works well over my mattifying primer (I have an oily t-zone) so that I am mostly shine free for most of the day. I do have to reapply for evening. I am Asian and this color works well with my natural skin color.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium
         
        5.0

        Flawless Powder

        By Maloojis

        from Huntington Beach, CA

        About Me Brand 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
          • Full Coverage
          • Light To Medium Coverage
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about Stila Illuminating Powder Foundation:

          I use this every day with Stila HD Beauty Balm and my makeup is FLAWLESS! I have tried SO MANY powders in my life and this is the only one I am satisfied with 100%! I use a kabuki brush to blend.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair
           
          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

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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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