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My Foundations: Stila Perfect And Correct

The sun in Bim is MURDEROUS! Lawd havest mercy. Now is the head time to be upping that water intake.

On to our story...

Victoria recently told me that she discovered while on a photoshoot set that a lot of women have great difficulty choosing their correct foundation shade. This is an issue the whole world over so don't feel bad. I'm still getting the hang of it. Heidi shared loads of helpful tips in this post so I'm just supplementing by going through the foundations I have. For more information on shade matching check out Jackie's video:

Tina from thefancyfaced did a video on her extensive foundation collection and it inspired me to do this foundation series where I can share my experiences with you.

Stila Perfect and Correct liquid foundation comes in eight shades and retails for $44USD (1 fl. oz.). From their site: "Swirl your way to a youthful and luminous complexion! With an advanced emollient system to hydrate and moisturize the skin, a unique multi-mineral complex and an array of skin soothing ingredients, skin perfection has never been easier to achieve.
Perfect & 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-perfecting product.

Key Benefits:

Swirled with an advanced emolient system
Unique multi-mineral complex
Contains potent antioxidants & skin soothing chamomile
Helps diminish the look of fine lines and wrinkles
Helps hydrate & balance
Helps minimize pores & control oil
High definition, high performance
Weightless, medium coverage

Ingredients: water/aqua, cyclopentasiloxane, propylene glycol, octyldodecyl neopentanoate, peg/ppg-18/18 dimethicone, dimethicone, magnesium chloride, potassium chloride, sodium chloride, zinc chloride, lysine, panax ginseng root extract, ginkgo biloba leaf extract, anthemis nobilis flower extract, camelia oleifera leaf extract, phytantriol, montmorillonite, illite, kaolin, magnesium ascorbyl phosphate, retinyl palmitate, tocophery acetate, tocopherol, tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate, aluminum hydroxide, stearic acid, triethoxycaprylylsilane, boron nitride, glycerin, palmitic acid, dextrin palmitate, sodium hyaluronate, butylene glycol, sodium dehydroacetate, phenoxyethanol, methylparaben, propylparaben, may contain (+/_) mica, titanium dioxide (ci 77891), zinc oxide (ci 77947), iron oxides (ci 77491, ci 77492, ci 77499) <iln c111006>"

I have the darkest shade 'Deep' which Heidi gave to me because it was too light for her. I dunno what these people idea of deep is. I should have checked the website for their tips on how to apply before I used this foundation. It states:  "Apply Perfect & Correct Foundation over top of One Step Correct for a flawless finish that wears all day. Focus on areas of the skin that need the most coverage and blend from there. Perfect & Correct can be applied with fingers or a brush. Press the formula into the skin instead of rubbing for a more natural look. For a more airbrushed finish, apply the foundation with the # 33 brush. The formula is buildable. Layer it in areas where more coverage is needed".

The first time I applied this foundation, rubbing it in with my fingers, I thought: "what madness is dis dat Heidi gimme?!" The formula piles unto itself in the most disturbing way. So I strictly use this with a brush now. A sponge, always use them damp, is going to swallow this foundation. As I discussed here.

I love the *idea* of this foundation i.e. moisturiser, primer and foundation in one easy step. This product, in our climate and for my skin type, falls short unfortunately. I absolutely have to use an oil controlling primer with this. Absolutely. That totally dismisses Stila's long wearing claims. I also don't think the coverage is buildable. In all fairness it does say it's only medium coverage, therefore if you have a lot of hyperpigmentation you'll still need quite a bit of concealer and/or a powder that offers more coverage.

Everything else is pretty true. The silicones in the product do do their job of blurring pores, fine lines and wrinkles. The pump dispenses a mousse-y texture which is lightweight. 

One pump of Stila Perfect and Correct 'Deep'

One pump of Stila Perfect and Correct 'Deep' semi blended

One pump of Stila Perfect and Correct 'Deep' totally blended

From that last picture you can see that this leaves a dewy finish to this skin which looks "youthful" and glowing. Now we know how in this cruel heat glowing can quickly turns to oil slick (on combination/oily skin) so this foundation has to be set with powder and setting spray if you have it. I think this formula would be appreciated more by someone with dry skin. That said, I will continue to use it because: the colour is fine on me, I love foundations that come in air pump packaging, it hasn't caused any breakouts and I can wear it when going out at night. I wouldn't purchase it though; at that price I could get a foundation better suited for my skin type.

That's what it looked like at the end of a couple hours of running around. Check out the keek here

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