Sometimes, just sometimes in the world of cosmetics the stars collide; everything just seems to align and you find a product that you absolutely love. This has happened to me recently, and I have no one else to thank than Stila Cosmetics. They have been launching SO many new products that I have been using the last few weeks, but there is one front runner that I absolutely need to talk to you guys about right away. The Perfectly Poreless Putty Perfector has been everything I want lately in a foundation. We will get into that in a second, but first, let's show some swatches! I am unfortunately missing one shade, but I have swatches for all the rest!
This texture is something I can only describe as ... Different. Think Maybelline bouncy blush texture. Not quite a cream, not quite a powder. It will leave an indent of you apply pressure to the product with your finger, but it doesn't feel creamy or wet at all upon application. Just as a personal thing, sometimes I can't stand the thought of putting a liquid product all over my face. Usually on days off or colder days, I really gravitate towards powder products that can be applied with a sponge.
I use the shade Light, and it is a perfect match for my quite fair skin. I really embraced my pale skin this summer, and my addiction to SPF has made sure that I have gotten zero color on my face! The product comes in a compact with a really nice sponge. Definitely one worth cleaning regularly and reusing. And, a sponge just so happens to be my favorite way to apply this. I have been trying out the brush they recommend to use with it, and to be honest I am not that wowed with it. A sponge works much better for me!
So my now combination skin absolutely loves this. On the dry patches that I still have on my skin, nothing clings or drags on application, and my skin feels comfortable throughout the day with this product on. It is an absolute dream for touch ups! It gives amazing coverage and really does blur out any imperfections! It can be patted onto the skin over a liquid foundation, or worn alone to provide medium but buildable coverage. The product retails for $38.00 CAD for 0.38oz. I will say this is not a lot of product for the price, but the performance of it makes it worth it for me. I appreciate the small plastic piece inside the compact that keeps your sponge from sitting directly on the product.
Quick note about the color range, one of my great friends Almira had a really hard time (and actually ended up not being able) to find a color match. She is Filipino and has a very warm medium-deep skin tone. All the colors went very ashy on her skin, and she couldn't find one that matched. For this reason I would definitely recommend getting color matched and not purchasing online! Matching everyone with only 5 options is tough, so there are some definite gaps in the color range.
I do need to touch up when using this product mid day. It doesn't bother me, because I love being able to quickly cover and redness and make my skin look flawless in a few seconds. It makes it worth not having to wear a liquid foundation! I do still apply concealer to my undereyes when using this product, but there are days that I will skip it. It's a great product to use to neutralize your eyelids as well.
Overall, I am super happy that I have this product. The true test will be if I will repurchase when it is gone!
Have you guys tried this new product yet? It's getting some serious mixed reviews, but I am on the love side!
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