Tuesday, May 12, 2009

stila illuminating powder foundation (review)

So on Monday morning I had two surprises.

Surprise #1: My car died while I was sitting at a stop sign. And it wouldn't restart. That was a bad surprise. Luckily, I was close to home, it was a week day and some nice people pushed me into a parking lot across the street where I waited safely until the professionals could take over. Not surprisingly, my poor little budget is being stressed further.

Surprise #2: A wonderful powder foundation! That was a good surprise. I received some stila illuminating powder foundation as a gift and decided to give it a try. I've always wanted a powder foundation for my bag, but never seemed to find one that I liked. Usually they make my complexion chalky and/or my pores huge. But, surprise – this foundation is great! Blurb: Let your inner radiance shine through with this unique, all-in-one powder foundation. Infused with Mica, tiny crystals found in nature, this unique formula helps reflect light for luminous skin that looks fresh and bright. Perfect for all skin types, illuminating powder foundation minimizes skin imperfections while maximizing sun protection with SPF 12 for ageless, timeless skin that simply glows. Apply dry for a light coverage or damp for more complete coverage.

This foundation comes with an applicator sponge (the compact is sold separately). I applied it (dry) with a kabuki brush, and it looked fabulous. It gave me great coverage and smooth finish. My skin did indeed look "fresh and bright," and this foundation kept the shine at bay for a long time. At the end of the day (which included a stressful morning and a really bumpy ride in a tow truck), it was still in place.

Something else: SPF 12

Something else: stila is "appreciating" their customers at their website by offering a free 24kt Lip Gloss with any $25 purchase. (I have this gloss - it's pretty darn glamorous.) Use coupon code: APPRECIATE.

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