Stila Sheer Color Tinted Moisturizer Oil Free SPF 20, Review

If you've kept track of my hauls at all, you will know that I purchased this some time last year, which seems like ages ago to me. I adored it then and I still love it just as much now! And yet as I finish off the last bits of it, I'm finally going to share my opinion on it.

Here's what Stila has to say about it: "This revolutionary oil free, tinted moisturizer multitasks as a skin hydrating, skintone perfecting, spf protecting complexion enhancer. The micro-fine light diffusing pigments create a sheer wash of natural color and help diminish the look of fine lines and wrinkles. It's oil-free formula melts right into the skin and dries down, creating a gorgeous glow without the tackiness or greasiness"

More details:

Packaging: I think the packaging is quite nice in it's long silver tube. It isn't too heavy or large and therefore easy to travel with. I also love the fact that it comes in a squeeze tube form, allowing it to dispense the amount of product needed per application, which for me is just one squirt. 

Coverage: Sheer. Although every last blemish doesn't get completely concealed with one layer, the product can be built up if needed or paired with a concealer and pressed powder to benefit those that require more coverage. 
Finish: Demi-Matte. It doesn't have an overly dewey finish but at the same time it doesn't look completely matte or flat on the face. 

Consistency: Light and moisturizing. It feels just like it's name states, like a moisturizer that has some tint to it. Even so, it doesn't look or feel greasy at all and it sets up onto the skin nicely. 

Lasting Power: 5-6 hours is about the amount of wear I've gotten at most with this product. After that it seems to wear off in certain areas but doesn't allow major oil break through for people like me who get slightly greasy in the t-zone during the warmer months. 

Amount of Product: This has lasted me ages. I started using it when I first purchased it last Spring and continued with it into the summer time, only taking a break from it over the winter. Only now am I just finishing it off, almost a year later. Since not much needs to be used with each application, it doesn't run out too quick. 

Price: The price at somewhere around $34.00 is a couple dollars less then a tube of Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream which has only 1 oz in it. To me the price is understandable since it comes from a high end brand that can be purchased at Sephora. Because it lasted so long, it was worth every dollar.

Variations: On the website there are 9 different shades available which is pretty excellent. The one I own is in the shade "light" and it is slightly yellow for my skin tone (which you can see in the swatches). It seems to oxidize slightly after being applied though, and blends right into the skin afterwards. It's also quite sheer once smoothed out, so the color doesn't bother me too much. 

Photographs Well? I think so. My pores don't look overly enlarged and my face doesn't seem to matte or dewey when I'm photographed wearing this tinted moisturizer so I find it does just fine. 

Recommended Skin Type: Since this has such moisturizing properties to it, I wouldn't recommend it to anyone with overly oily skin. I think that dry skinned individuals and combination skin types would do very well with it. 


I usually go for the more full coverage face products in the colder months and now that the weather has warmed up again, this suits me wonderfully. At the same time a tiny bit more coverage would be nice. The lasting power isn't quite as great as some of the other face products I've tried in the past. This is slightly disappointing as it's nice to have your face product stay put at least through an 8 hour work day. That being said, I love how it looks on and I haven't had any weird reactions to it so it may very well be something I'll repurchase in the future, regardless of it's price tag. 

 Have you tried this tinted moisturizer? If you have, what did you think of it. If you haven't do you want to?

Let me know in the comments form, along with any other opinions you may have, I love hearing from readers!

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