It took me awhile to find a stick foundation that agrees with me and I'm proud to announce that the Stila Perfecting Foundation Stick so does! Extra cookie points for getting it at a steal during the Stila Malaysia closing down sales.
Read on for the full review and comparison pictures.
This is your classic stick foundation that twists out from a metal tube like an over sized lipstick. Such a packaging practically screams convenience with the most minimal risk of making a mess.
Shade d 05 is a perfect match for my skin tone with the exception of a very slight peachy undertone. Other than that, it's pretty much a neutral shade that neither looks too yellow or too pink. The foundation is very creamy and thick as expected from a stick foundation.
My way of applying stick foundation is by drawing lines with it all over my face (I usually go for the tiger stripes) and buff it out with a dense synthetic kabuki brush (The Body Shop Nature's Minerals Foundation Brush). Application is swift and flawless as blending is completely effortless. The coverage is medium to full, which is very good in my books, but if you're all for sheer foundations, this may not be for you. Also, there's a chance of getting the feeling that you're "wearing" foundation as it's hardly lightweight.
I probably did not like most stick foundations that I've tried (Benefit Play Sticks, RMK Stick Foundation) because they were too drying and cakey. This one, however, feels so comforting on my dry skin though it offers no oil control. Again, not an issue for me but may be for others. The lasting power is pretty decent too.
A little birdie told me that he experienced breakouts from this foundation so I'd probably suggest to not wear this foundation on a daily basis and remove it properly at the end of the day, just to be safe. Personally, I have not had zits from this.
Can't you tell that the camera loves my skin? The glow is to die for and no white casts! So, if you're looking for something that is guaranteed to come out good in pictures, look no further.
Tutorial for this makeup [here].
Unfortunately, there's no more Stila in Malaysia. I don't see this product on the Stila website either and from reading a few websites, it seems like this one has been *gulps* DISCONTINUED! O_O
Yeah, I had no idea when I was writing the review. Huge bummer! I found it on Strawberrynet so grab it fast!