You often see the phrase ‘holy grail’ thrown around the beauty scene like it’s going out of fashion and I often think exactly just how holy grail can one product be? If you’re anything like me I love trying new things so often swap up the contents of my make up bag in search for something better. However this has been a firm staple in my make up routine for nearly 2 years now. The Stila 10-1 illuminating beauty balm.
You may have seen me post about this on my Instagram before as I am seriously obsessed with it! I’ve got everyone hooked on the stuff! My sister, my cousin, 3 of my bezzies and now some of you from Instagram! It’s pricey at £26 but in my opinion 100% worth it! My first bottle was bought for me as a gift from duty free and lasted about a year so I would say you definitely get your money’s worth.
It can be used alone to give you a light coverage and dewy finish or under foundation. I have never used it solely as a beauty balm so can’t comment on how well it works as a BB cream. I personally use it under foundation as you would with a primer and without sounding like my own biggest fan I love my skin whenever I have this on! It makes my foundation last all day even without a powder and it makes my skin look like its glowing from within! As I mentioned in my 50 facts about me tag in 2014 I developed severe adult acne and had to take Roaccutane for 9 months so my skin has never been perfect but whenever I wear this beauty balm I get so many compliments about how great my skin looks. Also, this is why my Mum originally purchased it for me as it has SPF 30 in it and your are meant to always protect your skin and wear SPF when taking Roaccutnae (if you would like a more in depth blog post about my experience with acne and Roaccutane just leave a comment on my Instagram or blog)
Soz about me taking my blog pictures in my pyjamas haha! So anyway this is how the beauty balm looks; it is quite thick in texture but blends really well and a little goes a long way. It is only available in one colour but as it’s so blendable it almost melts into the skin.
When I wear this as I already mentioned it adds a great staying power to my foundation, it makes my skin glowy without looking shiny and it creates such a smooth and even base for my foundation that I want to stroke my own skin at times. It is also oil-free, paraben-free, dermatologist tested and ideal for all skin types which is a bonus!
You can get this from most places online like Feel Unique and Look Fantastic but I usually get in from M&S when they do their 20% off events and it is only £20.80! So if you’re looking for a new primer or something to pop on your Christmas list I would definitely recommend this as I know a few of you who have already tried it would too!