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Stila

Illuminating Powder Foundation

50 Watts

Item #: 2153888

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StilaIlluminating Powder Foundation
 
4.1

(based on 70 reviews)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (57)
  • Goes on smoothly (56)
  • Lightweight (50)
  • Blends well (42)
  • Good pigmentation (40)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (8)
  • Poor coverage (6)
  • Doesn't stay on (4)

Best Uses

  • Light to medium coverage (45)
  • Normal skin (20)
  • Full coverage (17)
  • Mature skin (15)
  • Sensitive skin (15)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (30), Budget shopper (29)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (38), Fair (28)

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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
         
        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

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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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