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Stila Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer

I know it’s strange to be talking about tinted moisturiser in the middle of Winter. It is traditionally a Summer product. However, I fancied a break from foundation today.

I bought the Stila Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer 6 months ago in a Stila set for $16 from I was mainly interested in the eyeshadows and gloss and never gave the tinted moisturiser a go.

I squeezed out a little on the back of my hand and patted it on freshly cleansed skin. I don’t really like the texture of it, it felt quite greasy on my fingers, like Sun Block.

Two hours after application my skin doesn’t look greasy at all. I don’t really see any trace of a glow or of product for that mattter. I ended up slapping on some MUFE HD Foundation on my chin because the stila product seemed to draw attention to my imperfections.

Now I know it’s a tinted moisturiser and not a foundation but this really had zero coverage. It’s definitely one of those products designed for a glow. It would be a great product for someone with really clear skin. I do like that it has SPF15.

Would I buy it again? Not a chance.

I would love to try Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser. Have you tried it?

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  • Joliese Tan

    Nice product ….I use tinted moisterizer all the time. It gives light to medium coverage, but it is buildable so if needed you can put it on until your satisfied.

  • Amy

    I love the Stila Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer but I do not wear it alone. I use it to mix in with my Revlon colorstay foundation to create a lighter coverage and make it easier to apply. The regular Stila tinted moisturizer offer more coverage with the same constancy.

  • Elaine Gardner

    Ive tried lots of tinted moisturisers, the laura mercier oil free tinted moisturiser is the best ive tried,it is buildable for extra coverage, its amazing, also the mineral foundation buy laura mercier is fantastic . i am 43 and i find all laura mercier foundations dont settle into fine lines. the only thing i would advise is not to buy the primer, waste of money ,does nothing,

  • Sara Bartlett

    I love Stila’s tinted moisturizer. It makes my skin feel hydrated and fresh all day. I use it with a touch of concealer on trouble spots and a fluff of powder to keep everything in place. It works great on my combination/dry skin.

  • Bianca

    I love the Nivea Tinted Moisturiser. Even if I have had a bad night’s sleep, I feel as if this makes me look good again, and I love the smell. I find that I get shiney, tinted moisturiser or foundation, half way through the day, so I use blotting paper. I find it has a bit of coverage. But yes, I mainly use it in the summer :D

  • Brittany

    I completely agree with everything you said. I too got this moisturizer in a kit (the Ulta-mate kit) which I bought to try the eye shadows, lip gloss, and convertible cheek colour. Well, I was very disappointed with this product. Like you said, ZERO coverage. Zilch. And to be honest, after it had been on my skin for 10 minutes I couldn’t even see the “illuminating” effect anymore. It is now residing in my bottom cabinet until the summer. But I doubt I will even like it then.

  • emily

    I use Laura Mercier tinted moisterizer all the time. It gives light to medium coverage, but it is buildable so if needed you can put it on until your satisfied. It is very light and I don’t feel like I have anything on my skin. Although in the middle of the day I notice that I am a bit shiny, usually i use a blotting sheet and I’m fine, it still covers up but doesn’t control oil 100% But all it all its my holy grail. LOVE IT!!!

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