Hello! Today, I will be talking about Stila's STAY ALL DAY FOUNDATION AND CONCEALER (sent to me for review by Mecca Cosmetica). It did take me a while to form my thoughts as I do like to try new foundations out for a significant length of time. I think I have been using these on and off since August 2017 (yes, I like to test products out for a while). 这是我对 Stila Stay All Day 粉底液和一个遮瑕的想法。 如果我的中文翻译写的不好，请原谅我！我还在复习/练习我的中文写作。
I was sent four for consideration by Mecca Cosmetica/Maxima (go shop there) if you are based in Australia and you want super quick delivery (for me, it comes the next business day). I received the shades: Fair 2; Medium 9; Almond 11; and Golden 10. They retail for AUD58 (USD40).
What are they?
This is a two-in-one product which is for that very reason, very cool. You get a foundation and a matching concealer with this. HOW EASY. You can't imagine the number of times, I've bought a foundation and then got a concealer that just didn't work with it. This saves time (not too sure about money, Ill get to that later). One thing to note: this did not make me break out unlike some other long wear foundations.
The cap of each foundation contains the concealer (which can be removed) and a handy mirror.
As you can see from the photo above, removing the cap reveals the pump-style foundation. I quite like this type of dispenser as I think it is more sanitary. However, it is a bit difficult to control the amount of foundation you need. One full pump was a bit too much for me.
粉底液包含在密封容器中。 你必须按下来放弃粉底液。 我很喜欢这种类型的包装，因为我认为它是卫生的。 但很难控制有多少粉底液出来。
It can get a bit messy when you pump out the foundation. The foundation does have a nice consistency about it. It is not runny or too thin.
Colour shades are shown underneath the packaging.
What it looks like on
The first picture on the left shows me without any foundation or concealer on. The middle picture shows my face with the foundation and concealer in daylight. Finally, the picture on the right shows how it looks under studio lights.
在第一张照片中，我没有任何化妆。 在中间的照片中，我使用了这个粉底液和遮瑕。 这是它在白天的外观。 最后一张照片（右侧）是它在工作室灯光下的外观。
What I like about them
Well, it's pretty obvious. A foundation and a matching concealer. There are 16 shades to choose from.
The foundations have a peachy undertone which in my experience does help neutralise dark spots/discolourations, so you need less product.
The formula has Stila's Youth Revival Bio-Available Mineral Complex™ - 15 bio-available vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
The formula is pretty good. Applied without a primer, it does seems to last all day (roughly 6-8 hours depending on the season. Longer in the cooler months; shorter during Summer). Though, if you have combination/oily skin, you might need a bit of touch up and powder every few hours or so. I don't think this is sweat-proof, I wore this on a day when it was really hot (about 38° C) and humid and after just a few hours, my face was literally melting off.
The foundation alone provides pretty adequate coverage.
It has a matte finish.
The concealer was creamy enough that it blended out well and didn't seem to crease under the eyes.
There is an in built mirror in the top of the cap which houses the concealer.
You can remove the pan that holds the concealer. Pretty cool if you were building up a kit (put it all into a Z palette or similar).
The packaging is novel. It is one of those "press down; foundation pops up" kind (see photo please). I think this keeps it fairly sterile. I'm actually a sucker for this type of packaging.
This did not make me break out.
What I did not like about it
Uhmm... if you are trying to buy it online, it is pretty hard to figure out what shades would suit you. I can't tell from the names, which normally give me a goo indication. Also on most websites, the swatches mean nothing to me. Best place for swatches seems to be the Stila website itself (link) Names like: "Bare"; "Hue"; "Honey" and "Almond", mean very little to me. I do note that not all of them are named in such vague terms. There are the usual names like "porcelain"; "fair"; "medium".
As much as I love the "pumpy pumpy" packaging, some of them frustrated me. Some would spurt out the foundation and it would fly everywhere. The other's seemed to work ok. Uhh.. quality control?? Even if I tapped it on the table to try to knock out the air pockets, it did not work on the ones that spurted/squirted everywhere.
Unfortunately, I was not able to remove the pump cover (it was easier on other similar pump packaging as I could just unscrew the top); so it is going to be hard to scrape out the last bits of the foundation.
There is a bit of splatter that you can see in the photo above, Once I realised that could happen, I was more careful. I only found that I had this issue with just one out of the four samples.
I hope you found this review useful. Yours Truly with Lots of Love, TeacupOfMakeup.