Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Stila Perfect and Correct Foundation

I uummed and ahhed over buying this for ages it seemed like. It was in the Stila January sale, and was reduced from £28.50 to £7.12! The reason I wasn't sure is they only had a few shades left. I ended up going for the shade Tone (the third lightest colour), which I originally thought might be too dark for me, but it's not too bad actually!

This is how the Stila Website describes this foundation:
"Swirl your way to a youthful and luminous complexion! With an advanced emollient system to hydrate and moisturise the skin, a unique multi-mineral complex and an array of skin soothing ingredients, skin perfection has never been easier to achieve.
Perfect and Correct Foundation offers lightweight, buildable coverage while improving the look and feel of skin. This innovative foundation delivers one high performance, high-definition, long-wearing, complexion-prefecting product."

The foundation comes in a plastic bottle, with a pump. To be honest, the packaging doesn't feel that high-end, which I would class this as, because of the full RRP. I would be disappointed in it if I had paid full price. But, how interesting does it look in that swirl pattern?! There is a mix of the colour foundation, a moisturiser and a primer, and when you pump the foundation out, they all mix together. The texture is really strange, aswell. It seems like a mix between a mousse and a gel, which is because of the translucent primer.

I was really impressed with this foundation! I completely agree with the above, in that it is a very moisturising and hydrating foundation. It doesn't cling to dry patches, just seems to glide over them. It doesn't settle in any fine lines or pores either. There are 8 shades in total, and they seem to cover a good range of skin tones, going from fair to deep, however I have noticed that from other reviews and swatches, this foundation does seem to run more yellow-toned. 

Because of the primer inside the formula, it lasts well, and fills in pores well (and I've got large pores!). They aren't as noticeable as other foundations I used. The foundation leaves a radiant/natural finish, and doesn't look like you're wearing makeup. It also doesn't look cakey. I've found that to get a more flawless finish, it is better to use a brush. I use the Real Techniques Buffing Brush. However, if you're not a fan of light coverage foundations, then this is probably not going to be one for you. I find that it's a light to medium, buildable coverage. It takes about two layers for me to achieve the coverage I like, and if it's a night-time look, I add a bit more on the areas it's needed.

I do really love this foundation. It's perfect for everyday, and with another quick touch-up is great for night-time. It has a decent wear-time, but setting it with powder makes it last a lot longer. This would be a great foundation for people with dry-dehydrated skin, or those who love a really natural and radiant finish.
I would highly recommend it.


  1. Babe! I adore your blog soo much!! I just started following you on Bloglovin' :-).. I would appreciate it and would love it if you can follow back!



    1. Aw, thanks sweet! That's really kind of you.
      Yep, I'll follow you back now.

      Laura x

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    1. It is really nice. Just not sure if I could bring myself to spend £28.50 on it (at least not yet)

      Laura x