stila Liquid Foundation Illuminating
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stila Liquid Foundation Illuminating


3.8 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars36%
  • 4 Stars37%
  • 3 Stars8%
  • 2 Stars10%
  • 1 Star8%


Never heavy, chalky or dull, it provides a silky semi-matte finish for an air brushed look. Great for sensitive or dry skin. Picture-perfect skin is now a reality with our illuminating liquid foundation.  This silky, lightweight formula glides on effortlessly for sheer to medium coverage that hides flaws and imperfections so your left with a luminous, air brushed look.  A silky, semi-matte finish evens out natural skin tone to uncover your true beauty.  Infused with Mica, tiny crystals found in nature, this skin illuminator reflects light, leaving you radiant and glowing.  Perfect for sensitive or dry skin.  Simply brilliant!

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stila Liquid Foundation Illuminating
stila Liquid Foundation Illuminating
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  • "light coverage, glowing and definitely illuminating, found my perfect shade easily, i would recommend this for anyone in search of a natural look, never cakey, can be built to a medium coverage" in 2 reviews
  • "I used it all up and even received compliments on my skin while wearing it but I just prefer a medium to full coverage and a matte finish. " in 1 review
  • "I tried this out again and I really liked it." in 1 review
  • "it sort of oxidises and it meant to do that and leaves a very natural finish." in 1 review
Nia N.
206 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
Purchased at: Sephora
Review for: 80 Watts more...
I really love this foundation. It definitely is illuminating, so people with oily skin may not love this. But although I am combo/oily, I get really dry in fall/winter. During those times, my skin hates matte foundations, and I reach for products like this. This gives my skin a healthy, dewy glow. And best of all it’s a perfect match! I’m super bummed that this product was discontinued.
Mae J.
106 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
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Despite reading mixed reviews, I went ahead and purchased Stila Illuminating Liquid Foundation as I've wanted an alternative to my Revlon Matte Foundation on days when I want a more dewy look. I can see how others may be disappointed with this foundation---it offers a sheer to medium coverage instead of a full coverage that may be better at covering up blemishes. I would recommend using another foundation if you want a full coverage, but for days when you simply want a foundation that feels light and not flat on your skin, pick this one. It glides on the skin upon application, so I use a single squeeze for the initial application, let it settle on my skin before I add another layer. I believe this is the trick to it---allowing it to settle and then layer as you feel the need. I personally like its dewy finish as it makes my Asian skin look healthier. I often use it at night when I simply want a dewy finish, less of the "heavy makeup" look. Of course, there are times I feel the need to cover more, which is why I always have two foundations at hand, a matte full-coverage when covering an occasional acne is in order. Overall, I like the product and would recommend it to those wanting a light, dewy coverage.
gabriella c.
Homestead, Florida
3 reviews
I have dry skin and was searching for a foundation that wouldn't be dewy or matte. So I picked up this foundation and couldn't believe how well my skin looks. Not only does it have light weight it is also sheer to medium coverage. My complexion has a beautiful and luminous finish. Highly recommend for those who are seeking a silky but medium coverage foundation.
Dalther R.
Miami, FL
378 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
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Wow! This product of Makeup is the best of the best! I can't stop telling people how amazing it is. This product is super wonderful and so Exquisite! Thanks Stila for show and sale this wonderful foundation. is one of the best i've used with my clients.. I am a Pro Makeup Artitist and would recommended so much! I have to say that this is a great foundation for professionals and starters.. it is absolutely amazing and I love it. it's like everything you need in a makeup case. I recommen buying this product.. I love this brand because is so good and this Amazing product for nights out! Also I really like this product ´cause it's quite sheer to medium coverage, so it's great for everyday WOOOWW so amazing and great products… This brand is the best, of course.. Recommended! I love wearing it with my clients in the winter to give my skin a little extra glow at work.
Riley P.
80 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
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I love this foundation. It retailed for $38 and I got it for $13 at Marshall's! It has very little coverage, but it's great for a very natural dewy look. I think it looks great on. Ny shade is 10 watts and I can see it blending in perfectly with my skin. Overall I would recommend this for someone who is not looking for a heavy duty foundation.
Glenarden, MD
210 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
This is my holy grail foundation!!! Was able to get it for $19 during Stila's warehouse sale and I'm so glad I did. Perfect coverage for those who aren't looking for something full and heavy. Perfect match for my skin tone, love the glow it gives. Feels weightless on the skin.
Vanessa S.
16 reviews
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Great foundation with a healthy glowy finish. I would recommend this foundation for people with normal to dry skin. It's has a slightly greasy feel on the skin, but does not look greasy at all. In fact, it literally makes you glow! It's reflective without being shimmery which I really like. I also love the bottle, it heavy and sturdy with a pump applicator.
Abigail W.
Easton, PA
127 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
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Ugh... this product isn't even a foundation. It honestly has no coverage.. when I put it on it is oily and looks like I put on a primer. It also has fine shimmer/sparkles in it, which I guess makes it "illuminating". I guess if you wanna use this as an illuminating primer it would be fine but don't expect this to be a foundation
Bre V.
134 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
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Glitter. It had straight glitter in it. I did use nearly the whole bottle out of desperation and desire to make it worth the price I paid, but this thin formula both oxidized to orange-ish on my fair skin and had me sparkling in the sunlight like a goddamn Twilight vampire. Unimpressed. Not surprised they pulled it. 
Caitlen T.
Valencia, CA
169 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
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This is the best product on earth and it's still made available after all these years, still consistent. It has an absolutely stunning outcome., and glides beautifully. I used to travel far and wide to find a bottle. You can mix shades too and it's perfect. A little pricey, but worth it.
Alyssa B.
Saint Joseph, MN
64 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
What is the finish of the foundation?
Jamie J.
71 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
How does this compare to other foundation? Is it cakey or heavy?
Julyssa H.
Orange, NJ
97 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I've been wanting to try this foundation for so long. I have combo skin but more on the dry side; can anyone tell me if I should try this product out?
Jessica  E.
249 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
How well does this cover and does it leave lines or look streaky? Needing a FULL coverage foundation!
Kelly G.
Campbell , CA
24 reviews
Is this foundation good for oily skin?

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