Stila Stay All Day Foundation Review

stila Stay All day foundation and concealer kit

The Stila Stay All Day Foundation is an oil free formula which is said to provide medium coverage with a matte finish which ‘stays all day’. Before being introduced to this product my only experience with Stila was being a massive fan of their Stay All day Liquid Liner. Years ago a makeup artist used this foundation on me and I loved the finish along with it’s staying power, so I picked up the Stay All day Foundation, Concealer and Brush Kit during one of my Thailand hauls. But for some reason I only very recently opened it up to use after I found my MAC Pro Longwear completely empty. I’m gutted I didn’t start using it earlier because it fits my skin like a glove!!!

The Stay All Day foundation has a creamy consistency which comes out of the jar with a little scoop that is attached to the lid of the container. I most commonly use foundations which have a pump or press/pour out, but prefer this little spatula as it is really easy to use and apply the product to a Beauty Blender with. The formula is quite build-able and very easy to blend. Although it is advertised as a medium coverage product if you use it along with a bit of concealer you can definitely get a full coverage finish. It really evens out my skin tone and gives me a flawless and matte look which is what I prefer with my more oily skin.

In regards to the ‘stay all day’ claims Stila pulls through! It lasts flawlessly through a full day at work and into the evening. I find that heading towards the 12-13 hr mark it starts to look a little patchy and begins wearing off but for me that’s at the point where I am getting ready to wash my face anyway. Touching it up with some powder gives you an even longer wear.

stila stay all day concealer

I wear the shade ‘Bare 1’ and it works really well with my skin and has never oxidised and changed colour. There is quite a wide range of shades but availability seems to depend on where you are buying it from. The foundation is also fragrance free which I like.

♥ Details

The Stila Stay All Day Foundation can be purchased on it’s own or as a kit (which is what I have). The kit is good value for money as it comes with a matching concealer in the lid along with a small mirror  and a mini foundation brush. As I mentioned above I purchased mine in Thailand from Sephora, however it is available from Mecca Maxima, Beauty Bay and the offical Stila website.

♥ Final thoughts

I really like this foundation and it has become the favourite of my stash at home. I’ve been using it for days at work when I want a bit more coverage than my usual tinted moisturiser and have always been really impressed with the finish and the results. It is a product which I will repurchase as soon as it runs out.

stila stay all day foundation

What are your thoughts on Stila Cosmetics?