Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Stila Sheer Pressed Powder

stila sheer pressed powder in light

stila sheer pressed powder in light
R259 from Style36

This pressed powder from Stila is pricier than I'd normally spend on such a product (living on bursary money and all), but I'm incredibly glad I had a "Treat Yo' Self!" moment and bought it! 

The packaging of this compact is a sturdy silver plastic case with cute stars embossed on it, and has stood up well with being tossed into my handbag. The clasp secures well (who else loves a satisfyingly good "click!"?).
The compact comes with a thin powder puff, which is okay for touch-ups, but I do prefer using a big powder brush when I do my makeup in the morning (I use this one).

The powder itself is incredibly finely milled. Seriously, it goes on so smoothly than your skin feels instantly silkier. The shade I bought ("Light") has very little pigmentation: over foundation, it behaves like a translucent powder and by itself it evens out my redness slightly. It does a great job of keeping oilier patches of my skin matte, without making drier patches dull and flaky -score! (Ah, the joys of sensitive, combination skin!)

Lifetime is about average. I normally do my makeup at 7am, and find at the moment that I only need a touch-up at about 3pm. Don't worry about your makeup getting gross and cakey from reapplying though - that really shouldn't happen with a powder this fine.


  1. Fab review! Love the packaging.

    1. Thanks Chicara :) I just love the cute stars on the packaging :)

  2. I love stila products! Their waterproof eyeliner is awesome.



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