I picked up the Stila Stay All Day Bronzer a few weeks ago and I'm ready to share my thoughts on it. This was sort of an impulse buy for me, but when I saw how pretty it was I couldn't help myself.
Here's photos with no flash (left), with flash (right) and a swatch. This comes in 3 shades- light, medium, and dark. You can find this at Ulta and Sephora (both online and in stores) for $36. I found that in store at Sephora only offered the shade medium, but they have all three on their website. Ulta has all three in stores and online. The color I chose was Medium. This comes with .53 oz of product, while other bronzer that I own come with .28 oz (Nars and Benefit) so it's quite large in comparison for around the same price.
What it is:
A lightweight, matte-satin bronzing powder for the face and body.
This oil-free bronzer sculpts and shapes your features while creating an allover, glowing look. Its velvety texture blends seamlessly onto the face and body without streaking or caking, and the fade-proof pigments stay true all day. The patented, high-performance pigments are uniquely coated to provide superior wear, higher color payoff, and a softer texture for the ultimate, healthy-looking glow.
What it is formulated WITHOUT:
-The price is good for the amount of product you get.
-The packaging is beautiful and comes with a large mirror inside. It's very slim so great for travel and storage.
-The shade range is nice.
-I do agree with the claims that it stays all day and doesn't fade.
-I found this medium shade to be kind of light for me, which was surprising. It swatched really nice in stores and looked more cool toned but I thought it was kind of warm on my skin. It wasn't orange so that's a plus, and it is slightly buildable but that's kind of annoying.
-It doesn't blend as well as my other Bronzers do.
-This is just an okay product for me. I like it, but I don't love it, and I don't hate it (does that make sense??).
-I love how much product you get, but this isn't one I'll reach for often.
-If my skin was more tan then I definitely wouldn't be able to use this for contouring, so if you skin tone is darker than mine I wouldn't recommend it. Maybe try the darker shade, but I think it would be too dark for me.
-If you're new to the bronzing and contouring world and you have a lighter complexion, then you might like this!
-I'm also kind of not surprised that I feel this way about it because I haven't had much luck with Stila eyeshadows, but I really was hoping to like this!
-I would rate this a 3/5 stars!
Have you tried out the Stila Stay All Day Bronzer? What is your favorite bronzer??