Rated 3.94 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review THIS STUFF RIGHT HERE
I have never left a comment on any makeup product ever but THIS ONE made me do it. I have combo skin that leans oily in the T-Zone, and leans dry on the cheeks and under eye area. Usually with foundations, I look for ones that don't make me look like I've painted on a second face, won't transfer when I touch my face, and doesn't break down in my oilier parts or cling to by drier parts. I wish I could stock up bottles of this foundation because I've found it - the one foundation to rule them all.
I like that this looks like my skin but better, and feels like I've got nothing on. Minimal transfer to my glasses from my nose area, too. The color match is spot on, as well (Light 1). Doesn't melt off my face in this sticky, Georgia heat. I look like ME and not like I'm wearing an orange mask. I love that it lets my natural freckles show through, too. If you want light, natural coverage, this is it.
WELL DONE, STILA. Please never discontinue this, it's amazing.
Most Helpful Critical Review Over 50 Review
I researched this product before purchasing and had very high hopes. I was looking for a natural finish foundation that would not settle in my wrinkles and would be long lasting. I follow several YouTube users including Angie of Hot and Flashy and usually always agree with her top picks/holy grail items. I also did find a few other YouTube users with similar age/skin issues that spot on had the same issues I did with with the foundation, but this was after I had purchased the product and was searching for tips on application, hoping I would find a tip that would make this product work, since I did really like the feel and natural appearance of product. Regardless of my efforts, I ultimately decided this product was not for me because no matter what I tried: 1) product did settle in my wrinkles, 2) clung to dry patches and began to look caked in these areas as day wore on, 3) oxidized on skin - more as day wore on especially in dry areas and above lip, making face appear patchy orange in color - ewe!!!
Reviewed by 99 customers I didn't like it at all
Sweets from Houston
I didn't like it, it was funny and watery
would purchase again
Joy from Indiana
This product went on smoothly and blended nicely giving me a natural look. It evened out my skin discoloration from sun damage and I am very pleased with the product.
Makes skin look cakey
Michelle from CA
I was surprised how this was so liquidy when first out of the bottle, but became cakey looking when applied to the skin. I use a very light hand when it comes to foundation—two pumps max, and prefer lighter to medium coverage. This was definitely medium coverage, but didn't look like natural healthy skin. Up close it looked like obvious foundation. From a distance though, it looked decent. I had read somewhere this was similar to the Pat McGrath foundation (which I currently own). It is not at all. This doesn't look as glowy and it's a little more pink toned. It also doesn't meld well with my skin. It just sits on top no matter how I try to tap it in. Unfortunately this one is a miss for me.
meganmarie from npr fl
this foundation is a game changer for me. most of the comments giving poor reviews failed to follow directions. yall read the dang directions on your makeup. your don't HAVE to follow them, but at least try it before giving a product a poor review. this foundation works best if you apply it with your fingertips, starting from the middle of your face then blending and working your way out. i havent used a blender or brush (bc i read the directions) but i suspect it would leave streaks and or soak up the product. its runny sure but one pump is enough and it leaves a gorgeous finish. it lasts for me 6+hrs with a drugstore primer and my morphe setting spray.
meganmarie from npr, fl
makes my skin look sooo nice. kinda dewy but not in an oily way. love.
Angie from Amarillo, TX
I have combo/dry skin for reference. This is a great foundation! It is lightweight but provides good coverage. The shade I got is a perfect match. It doesn't creep into fine lines. It makes my skin look fresh, not dry. I don't get oily in my t-zone while wearing & it lasts all day.
Nina35 from Canton, MI
I'm sooooooo shocked at how well the shade chart matches me perfectly! This stuff is amazing! I am a makeup/skincare junkie, so trust me I know a hood product when I get one, and this is indeed everything it claims to be. Not only did it match my caramel shade skin perfectly, it looked like I wasn't wearing no makeup.... and this is without even priming my face first (as I usually have to with every other makeup I've used). Put up your fancy makeup brushes up, and enjoy this with simply just rubbing it in on your clean bare face, for a natural, dewy-like skin effect! I ordered this for the first time lastweek and received it Sunday, but just tried it on today..... HONEY, I AM SOLD! I'm about to purchase another one now, since it's still on sale
Holy Grail Foundation
Azlopha from Arizona
I highly recommend this foundation! It's light weight but gives light to medium coverage letting your natural skin show through.
The finish is very skin like with a natural sheen that can be set with powder.
Foundation lasts 6+ hours.
It's such good value for money at 50% off!
Step78 from Chicago
This foundation has a very watery consistency and I find that it is best applied with a real techniques face brush. The foundation for me provides a medium coverage and looks very natural, I was really worried that it would settle into my fine lines but it did not! I do recommend this foundation I will tell you though that the colors are a little off when it comes to neutral I feel that they are more of a cool toned. I really hope they don't stop making this foundation because it applied so beautifully and looks so nice on my skin, I have only worn it for a total of 8 hours but I am testing a 12-hour day soon. I feel that this foundation was a great buy and I highly recommend it!
Love this Foundation.
Jok1 from Spring Hill Florida
I just put the foundation with my fingers. It covers great for me it really makes my pores almost disappear. Very natural looking. And being 65 years old I have tried a lot of foundation and this is absolutely the best one that I have ever used. Does not age me at all.
Skin-like ,natural, beautiful foundation
Jenica13 from Brookfield IL
My absolute holy grail foundation. Its a medium coverage that looks like skin and blues pores. Its very lightweight and blends easily. I love it!
Color was a good match, but coverage was poor
FarmGirl8 from Ohio
I wanted to love this foundation, but the consistency was very thin and runny, so you can imagine the coverage was not good. If you are looking for light coverage, it's fine
Carrie from Jonesboro arkansas
Light to medium coverage. Perfect color match.
Natural light weight but RUNNY
AmP from Cinci
This is a beautiful foundation. Approach with caution when opening. It says to shake before opening I don't think it does to much . The shade I got which was light medium matches my skin perfectly. It's very light and easy to blend in. BUT it's so runny I have no issue with it but the fact it's runny. First time buying this but I'll defiantly be going back to my IT cc creme
No Longwear, Not even Midwear
Glendeetz from CA
Had high hopes when I first put it on. The extremely liquidy consistency threw me off at first, but once I figured it out, I was in love with the initial finish. Buildable medium coverage and looked really smooth. That lasted about an hour, even with primer AND setting spray. Patchy and came totally off in some areas leaving a foundation "bald spot". One of the worst foundations I have ever tried.
Over 40 and I love this foundation!!
Tdepardo from Mpls MN
This is my 4 bottle of Hide and Chic so Im so glad the price went down!!
I love the lightweight non transfer of it. Does not sit in wrinkles or fine lines on me. I do not like thick creamy products on me. This is for people who don't want to worry about your foundation looking heavy.
I would not buy this product again
NG from Salinas ca
Foundation is like you were putting water on your face
One of my favs
Lindsay from Michigan
I tried this in a sample and HAD to get it. I love a thin consistency and a lighter coverage for most days. It's easy to mix with other foundations which I do a lot and I love the natural finish. I use a pore filling primer after skincare and it always turns out beautiful. I use a soft but densely packed brush and stipple in the product before lightly blending - waiting a few minutes before applying more will up the coverage - then I go in with a sponge to smooth/blend more. I also love mixing a tiny little bit of Dr Brant pores no more luminous primer and it works perfectly for me. A small amount concealer/spot concealing can finish up any other imperfections I want more coverage for.
I love Stila Hide & Chic Fluid Foundation!
Karen from Lexington, KY
Love the true color match & coverage of this foundation! Wish I had discovered Stila years ago!!!
Great if you have clear skin
MT from Napa, CA
This is a very lightweight formula with sheer/light coverage. It looks great with a powder foundation on top for more coverage. This foundation reminds me of a bb cream but I love it for those more natural days!!!
My favorite light coverage foundation
Carissa from Wilmington NC
If you want coverage this isn't for you. However I can build it up to a light medium coverage, if you stipple it on. It gives a slight glow, but dries to a more satin finish. This is one of my most used everyday foundations. I prefer a light coverage most days. It looks like skin on me. An shade 3 matches me perfectly. I am light skinned with a cool undertone. For me the cool undertone is spot on! I am not a super pink undertone. For reference I wear 1c1 cool bone in estee lauder double wear. 170 in fenty hydrating. An 140 in abh luminous. I hope they don't discontinue this! It hands down looks like skin on me, and stays looking nice for about 8 hours. It covers my freckles and sun spots. An I am 34, starting to get signs of aging, it doesn't empathize any of that. An it also is not drying on my dry skin! Love this foundation!!
Bottle dispenser is awful
Angela from Portland, Oregon
I love how lightweight the makeup is, but the dispenser squirts the makeup out of the bottle. This commonly leaves a mess in my bathroom. It has a squirt gun effect, splashing makeup everywhere.
Sheer coverage, not buildable, not for me
Stila fail from Sarasota, FL
I gave this foundation multiple attempts to try and make it work, however, coverage is not buildable- sheer to light coverage at most. Formula is also too liquidy/pump is too forceful- foundation goes everywhere even after shaking very well.
It does have a pretty finish, lightweight, and probably best color match I have found.
Don't bother if you're cool toned
Cool Toned from MD
I like the formulation and coverage of this foundation, but I bought 2 shades of the cool tones and it's totally orange in my skin. I'm salvaging it by mixing with the Makeup Forever Water-blend foundation in pink. In my opinion the "cool" toned shade are more of a
cool leaning neutral that simply doesn't work on cool toned skin.
Yet another company that doesn't grasp the concept of cool toned foundation.
Tried to like it but I just can't
EileenW from Fort Worth, TX
This was recommended for me when I discovered Urban Decay is no longer making my foundation. I like a medium coverage that is buildable and something that has a natural finish.
I've tried this with and without primer, with and without setting powder and it's just awful. To get it to set and stay is a huge challenge. It wears off after a few hours making me look like I never even did my makeup. If I touch my face this lifts right off. There's hardly any actual coverage to it and it starts to turn yellowish after while. This foundation actually makes me look awful and tired and sloppy. So the hunt continues to replace my Urban Decay.