Stila Aqua Glow Serum Foundation in Fair Light, R545
What they say: Radiance, moisture and weightless coverage in each perfecting drop. This ultra-lightweight, ionized water based serum foundation offers a new way to instantly smooth, blur and perfect skin. Multi-reflective pigments artfully sculpt the face, while an advanced hydrating complex rejuvenates skin. Skin looks naturally flawless, even and radiant.
Coverage: Buildable, medium to full
Finish: Natural-looking, radiant
What I say: Stila is fast becoming my favourite foundation brand. I love the Illuminating Liquid Foundation (look out for it in my Current Makeup Routine video on Friday), but this one my pip it at the post.
The formula is quite liquid, and you have to be careful with the (highly irritating) dropper applicator, but this allows it to blend easily while still being super buildable.
On my skin, I find that finger application is best, as it gives the most natural finish – finished with a damp Beauty Blender or Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge. It blends beautifully into the skin, giving it a natural glow while hiding imperfections and evening out the complexion.
It leaves the skin feeling soft and hydrated, and lasts all day. It’s comfortable to wear and plays well with all of my skincare and concealers (there is also a concealer in this range which I’m keen try).
The price is on the higher end for a foundation, but this 30ml bottle will last you ages, and if it’s a glowy finish you’re after, this is one of the best formulas I’ve tried!