Beauty Product Review - Stila Stay All Day HD BB CreamFriday, October 17, 2014
Hello! Here with a beauty product review today, for the Stila stay all day 10-in-1 HD beauty balm. Well, that's sure a long name, but it's basically just a BB cream.
This "10-in-1" BB cream is supposed to do a lot of stuff for your skin, as this long list on the back of the tube suggests ^ I don't even understand what some of things are, like what are microspheres? Tripeptide-37??
But to sum it up for you, it's supposed to be anti-aging, hides the appearance of wrinkles, an antioxidant, long wearing, pore reducing, and oil & blemish controlling. I'm not too sure if it actually does all those things; it claims to control blemishes and oil, but my skin was still pretty oily by the end of the day, and I didn't notice any visible improvements in my acne. At least it didn't break me out!
Once I read the "10-in-1" I incorrectly assumed that sun protection and SPF would be included in that 10 but it's actually not. There is however, another version of this BB cream that contains SPF though.
Nothing really special about the packaging, just a simple silver tube with a twist cap. You can get this BB cream at sephora here for $50.00 and this is the version with SPF 30 at the same price. I actually got this on sale for $25.00 because I probably wouldn't have spent $50.00 on this haha.
The shade is quite light, but it has yellow undertones, and oxidizes to a darker color. I find that the color that it appears as straight out of the tube suits my skin the best, but sometimes looks a little orange when I try to layer it. As for the coverage, it is very light, and with one layer you can barely notice it. I always follow up with some foundation afterwards, because it really doesn't provide much/any coverage. It does make a pretty decent base though.
This BB cream only comes in this one shade, and it's supposed to fit all skin tones. I'm not too sure how that's supposed to work as this shade clearly looks quite fair, and one of my friends who has tan skin tried it and it didn't blend in too well. I don't think it suits "all skin tones" as it says. So definitely try out a tester first if you have darker skin!
As for the texture, it's pretty smooth, but not very moisturizing. I was hoping that it'd be more moisturizing so I could use it as a base and not have to use moisturizer before, but then it didn't feel very nice on my skin.
+ Good base for foundation
+ convenient packaging
+ lots of skincare benefits
- Not very moisturizing
- Color isn't very adaptable
- Somewhat orangeish color sometimes?
So basically, this BB cream makes a decent makeup base, and is pretty good it you just want a very light coverage. But personally, I don't really think it's worth the money, Asian BB creams cost a lot less, and are usually pretty good too, if not better. Maybe give this a try if it's on sale :)
Have you ever tried this BB cream before? Or ever bought a product that was not worth the money (sadly)? let me know in the comments :)
Thank you for reading!