Monday, 15 April 2013

Review- Stila Stay All Day 10-in1 HD Beauty Balm

There has been a lot of hype around BB (Beauty Balm) creams lately, but what is a BB cream actually?
In a nutshell, a BB cream saves you time with your beauty routine by being an all in one product. Depending on which BB cream you use, it can act as a light coverage foundation, a concealer, a primer, sunscreen and moisturizer. 

The Stila BB Cream claims that it has 10 functions (source)

  • Luxurious beauty balm glides onto skin and leaves a silky, powdery finish
  • High-definition formula helps reduce pore size and provides oil and blemish control
  • Contains innovative micro spheres, which have been shown to hide skin imperfections and reduce wrinkle depth by up to 84%
  • Features an exclusive complex, which helps reduce redness and skin irritation
  • Enriched with Tripeptide-37, bamboo and pea extracts, which help diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Infused with natural, skin-protecting emollients which have been shown to increase anti-oxidant activity by up to 89.7%
  • Uses the smallest particle size of coated pigments for seamless, smooth coverage
  • Ideal for all skin types and skin tones
  • Oil-free, paraben-free and dermatologist tested

Does it live up to its claims? In my opinion, yes it does. I wear this BB cream every single day just because it is so convenient to use. I have tried a few BB creams and some have an oily finish and others are really drying. Stila has perfected their formula to be moisturizing while not making your face look greasy. It takes away any redness on my skin and gives my face a very matte finish. One thing I do not like about this product is the smell. It smells very sweet. You only really smell this when applying the bb cream but it goes away quite quickly after that. 

The design of the packaging is quite smart too. The cap screws on instead of having a cap that flips open and close which could break easily and usually gets very messy. I also like that the nozzle the BB cream comes through is small. This way, you have more control over the amount of product that is released and you end up wasting less.

This BB cream only comes in one shade but once blended, it adapts to your skin tone. As you can see in the picture above, the BB cream is a lot lighter than my skin tone but it does adapt to my shade. Although it does not come in various shades, it does come in different versions. Stila has a bronzing version of this BB cream to give you an over all tanned look as well as an illuminating version that will give your skin a healthy glow. 
I hope this has helped and given you some insight on the Stila Stay All Day 10-in-1 HD Beauty Balm. 


  1. LOVE your blog! Really amazing design and the review is fantastic! Welcome to the blogging world :)

  2. Awesome review! I LOVE this product!!


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