Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Stila TM

After using the LM TM for a couple weeks, I couldn't stand it anymore. As much as I like the dewy-ness I get from it, my face got soooooo oily after a couple hours!! I didn't even want to try the oil free one because according to some people on MUA, it's still oily for them.
I went to Sephora to try something else and the SA gave me a Stila Oil Free TM sample. I was convinced that this was the one for me after using it 2 times so I returned the LM.

The one I purchased is Dark Medium 03, which seems kinda silly because I never considered myself in the dark shades, but yet it doesn't look dark at all. This is supposed to have SPF30, but the packaging doesn't say so. I asked Sephora why and they said it's because Canada has different labelling restrictions or something, but it still has SPF30. Weird.
The TM is quite thick and not as easy to blend as LM. I use this with the Paul & Joe Moisturizing Foundation Primer 03 and it makes blending a lot easier. Something about the P&J added more blendability to the TM.
Coverage wise, I think it's pretty similar to LM. It's light-medium without covering all the imperfections. Oil control gets a pass. I don't get as greasy as LM but I still blot once, although if I didn't blot it wouldn't be that big of a deal.

Oh, I'm also using the Maquillage Powder Touch Eyebrow (GY950), though you don't really notice a big difference. I use a light hand just incase I look crazy with dark brows XD I also just follow the natural shape of my brows. I don't really shape them either because I don't have a lot of brow hairs to begin with.

14 comments:

Blair said...

Sweetie, what are you using on your eyes? Loves it!!

Diane said...

Hey there! I am using the Stila TM too right now! My shade is Tone (medium 01) and I love it. It's what I have been wearing all the time.. no need for foundation!

Lulu said...

oo I really like stila tm too! I hope it'll work out for ya :) i have it in medium I think :)

sizbelle said...

thanks for the comparing! i just recd the stila TM from amy, your review make me can't wait to use it. haha!

ning * star said...

yay... missing u so much! have u tried Elisha coy nudy Bb cream?

mandy said...

It looks great! Makes me want to get it too :) Maybe I should ask for a sample the next time I go to Sephora.
Cute necklace!

Emily said...

wah!!! so pretty, i luv the colors

Old Cow said...

Tinted moisturisers?hmmmmm have you tried the Dior one yet?

Shop N' Chomp said...

I didn't care for the LM one either. :(

Great to hear you found a good TM in Stila. :) It gives you such a nice, natural look.

☆Anastacia☆ said...

I love your necklace! Looks such adorable!!

acutelife said...

I passed by stila counter yesterday and I think I saw the TM that you use. I haven't tried LM yet,but now I'm thinking abt stila after reading your post. I have a combo skin to begin with, which means an oily T zone. What would you recommend??

Daituf said...

I really like Lancome's Aqua Fusion TM... You should try that if it's ever on sale.
Coz if u buy at retail is just overpriced...

lilluna5416 said...

thanks for this! i always only hear about the LM brand and the raves never looked at stilla, will check it out!

Yumeko said...

ooh i got this in a swap but never used it
now i think i shall have to dig it out and try it hee