Once applied to my face, I quickly blend the formula in with my fingers, which I find gives the most natural finish and helps ease the products into every necessary crevice. As it's quite buildable, I tend to use more product on problematic areas to remove those pesky red tones. To finish off the look, I use Real Techniques’ Expert Brush to blend around the edge of my face and along my jaw line, finishing off with a little bit of powder over my t-zone as a safety measure. With added SPF 20, this would also work perfectly if you were on holiday and didn’t want to wear makeup that was too heavy yet still wanted to have a bit of coverage and some sun protection.
Generally speaking, I’m pretty damn pale and have the complete inability to tan (ever.) I tend to go for the second-lightest shade from high street brands, and that is what I’ve done here; fortunately Stila’s latest installment is available in six shades, ranging from Fair to Tan, so there’s a shade for most Caucasian skin tones. There is one notable aspect that I’ve somehow managed to avoid so far, and that is the unfortunate price point. As a teenager who works for 4 hours a week, £30.00 for a little tube of product isn’t my cup of tea at all. However, this won’t stop me adding it to my Christmas and birthday lists for the next five years. I understand Stila is a high-end brand, and you most definitely get what you pay for, so if it is within your budget I would definitely give this ago. Go on, you know you want to!
Written by Thalia Fairweather