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I recently tried this foundation after having the Stila range recommended to me by a friend. I have been a fan of Clinique foundation for years but I was open to trying something new, just to see if I could find a better foundation than the one I was already using.
I bought this Stila Perfect and Correct foundation in my local Boots For £28.50 For 62g. The foundation comes in a cylinder shaped tube with a pump at the top that you press to get the foundation out. The bottle is made of see through plastic and you can see the product inside. The inside of the tube contains the foundation which is swirled with a white substance. Stila call this an 'advanced emollient system'.
The foundation comes in 8 shades. I chose the 'fair' as this is what matched my skin tone best.
When you pump the foundation out of the bottle into your hand, the foundation blends with the white cream and it comes out all one colour. The foundation is a liquid cream and can be applied with fingertips, sponge or brush. The foundation itself is easy to apply and blends easily into your skin. I applied it with my fingertips as this is my preferred way of putting on make up.
I found that this product gave me extremely light coverage only with one coat of the foundation. It literally tintd my skin and did not cover even the most minor of blemishes and reminded me more of a tinted moisturiser than a foundation. In order to have my desired level of coverage I had to build it up and apply a couple of layers. As you can imagine, this meant I got through one tube of this foundation in around 2 weeks, which for the price of £28.50 was not a good thing!!
The foundation did leave my skin with a nice finish, it was matte yet had a nice glow to it, and the foundation did last all day without needing reapplied. It also left my skin feeling soft and smooth which was probably due to the white emollient.
One other thing I did not like about this foundation was that it had a slight smell to it. It wasn't pleasantly scented it was more of a waxy kind of smell, and I could smell it on my skin most of the day which put me off a bit.
As you can probably guess from my review so far, I only bought this foundation once and was soon back to my good old trustworthy Clinique. I would only recommend this foundation to someone with excellent skin who does not need much coverage, and also who had money to burn!
Thanks for reading my review and I hope you found it useful.