|Stila One Step Correct|
|Stila Stay All Day Foundation & Concealer|
I am a person who never expects miracles from a primer other than the fact they help my skin stay hydrated, my favourite and most effective one to date that I have tried would be Illamasqua Hydra Veil other than that nothing else has ever really impressed me so dare I admit this but I don't tend to wear primers so often. I have had my eyes on the Stila One Step Correct for sometime (about a year) and if you know me well the longest I ever hold back is roughly a couple of months .. if that! I was also intrigued by the idea of Stila Stay All Day Foundation & Concealer as I've not really tried their foundations I thought I'd give this foundation a go I think the fact it comes with a concealer drew me to try this one.
Stila One Step Correct
As I mentioned I didn't expect miracles from this serum/primer but I couldn't help try it after seeing so many people rave about it. From the first time I released a pea-sized pump I have to say I love the whole idea of the 3 shade swirl stay content even when dispensed so I went ahead and applied like I would with a primer. I have pretty dark pigmentation and I must say I was impressed with the difference it made, the coloured swirls are pretty pigmented specially the green which is why I noticed such a huge difference. So far I have been using this daily and feel it may become one of of my holy grail products!
Stila Stay All Day Foundation & Concealer
Stila Stay All Day Foundation & Concealer combines an oil-free, high performance foundation with a creamy, full coverage concealer to deliver a flawless complexion.
The hypoallergenic, ultra-definition foundation combines the Chinese healing secrets of Ginseng and Gynoslemma. It will increase respiration and help nourish dry skin, whilst a Silicone Elastomer delivers a natural skin-like feel. The innovative oxygenating formula helps skin to breathe, making it healthy and radiant.
Stay All Day Foundation is long-wearing and provides medium, buildable coverage with a matte finish. It also helps slow down the onset of premature ageing and promotes a healthy, vibrant and hydrated complexion.
The cleverly hidden, full coverage concealer is packed away securely in the cap with a practical mirror, making Stay All Day Foundation & Concealer the ultimate multi-tasking handbag essential. The easily blendable formula is rich in Vitamins A, C & E and delivers antioxidant protection and essential nourishment. The rich and creamy texture delivers ultimate comfort and coverage. Blemishes, dark circles and age spots are instantly hidden.
For someone who suffers from pigmentation coverage is key although my darker pigmentation is only in a few spots I've become to love full coverage foundations but finding one that doesn't look or feel cakey is a mission within itself. The fact this comes with a flat head brush and concealer were the two things that had me drawn. I love the feel of this foundation although at first I freaked a little when I seen how thick the foundation is (one of the thickest foundations I have seen/tried to date) it comes with a spatula instead of a pump which I guess is due to the thickness but this works really well and blends effortlessly, it doesn't set straight away like most full coverage/thick foundations which is another thing I love and most importantly it doesn't cling to dry patches! The concealer comes in a small pot on the top of an additional lid which is pretty large, this is my only niggle about the foundation as I feel they could have added the concealer onto the lid of the actual foundation, what I also don't understand is the extra long additional lid. But on the other hand what a great idea I think more brands should take not of this idea as it makes life so much easier! However the concealer reminds me of Bobbi Brown's its texture and consistency is exactly the same however this one did not crease which rare for me! The concealer also adds a lovely glow of luminosity! I have worn the pair together since I got them and I have to say this one is a winner, both foundation and concealer lasted a straight 11 hours and looked just as they did when I first applied. I had to take a before and after photo to share with you guys! The below pictures were taken using just the foundation and concealer, no primer, corrector or finishing powder, you can see the results for yourselves!