Stila Stay All Day Foundation and Concealer Review

Friday, February 5th 2016 1

Luminous matte coverage

For every day of February, I'll be reviewing a different complexion product.

Day 5: Stila Stay All Day Foundation and Concealer Review

Level of coverage

Medium to full depending on how much you apply and whether you use the concealer that comes in the lid.


This delivers the best of both worlds because it leaves a matte finish with luminosity to it.


True to it’s word, this is really long wearing and will last a full day. I work in a beauty hall under millions of bright lights and with lots of running around to do and this stands the test of time.

Techniques that you might need to know

A really handy tip with this is that the concealer, located on the lid, can be removed and stored as a separate product because there is another seal to keep the bottle and foundation secure. Sascha, the national Stila Pro Make-up Artist, told me this week that her favourite way to apply this is to get the product onto the skin with a flat foundation brush and then buff out into a flawless finish with the Stila Blending Sponge.

You’ll like this if…  

–you like a flawless foundation finish

–you don’t have time to touch up your make-up through the day

– you want to control shine on an oily skin

Avoid if…

Prep adequately if you have dry skin and start with a hydrating serum or primer.

Products that work well with this 

When Sascha first used this on me she didn’t set with powder (unheard of for me, but alas I didn’t need it). Instead she used the Blending Sponge and worked some One Step Bronze around my temples and cheekbones.

Stila stay all day foundation 2

Everything else I need to tell you

I haven’t tried a huge amount of Stila products and to be honest I wasn’t expecting to love this foundation as much as I did, but I have never had so many compliments as the first day I wore it. Everyone at work was asking me what I had on my skin. Finding your perfect shade should be easy enough as it comes in a very pleasing 16 shades. You also get a foundation brush in the set and Stila’s brushes are lovely.

If I had to describe this foundation in one sentence…

A luminous matte foundation, this covers everything that you want it to and lasts a full day with no need to touch up.

Stila All Day Foundation and Concealer costs £29.50 and is available nationwide.

To read more of my foundation reviews, see the full #FoundationFebruary list HERE.

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Nina says:

This sounds fab Rose! I’m looking for another alternative to my trusty Double Wear and this sounds just right! x