Wanna Glow? | Stila Aqua Glow Serum Foundation | Review & Swatches

Want a serious glow? | Stila Aqua Glow Serum Foundation | Review & Swatches | labellesirene.ca

Hey Beauties!

I don’t know about you but I personally think there is no better feeling than when you receive a makeup related compliment. “You’re skin looks so clear”, “I love your lipstick, what is it?”, “You’re glowing!” Whatever the compliment may be, they always make me feel so good about not only myself but my talents in applying makeup. They also give me a really good indication of which products truly do deliver. 

Over the past couple of weeks, I have been given so many wonderful compliments and it is all thanks to my new obsession – the Stila Aqua Glow Serum Foundation

The Packaging

The new Stila Aqua Glow Serum Foundation retails for $59 CAD/ $45 USD (for 1oz) and is available in 10 expansive shades from very fair to very deep. It comes housed in a stunning gold bottle with a frosted ombre design and metallic accents. 

The lid twists open to reveal a button that you push to suck the foundation up into the dropper which you then twist the rest of the way to remove. It is an incredibly chic bottle that just feels luxurious and looks amazing on a vanity. 

Want a serious glow? | Stila Aqua Glow Serum Foundation | Review & Swatches | labellesirene.ca

The Science 

The Aqua Glow Foundation is an ultra lightweight ionized, water based foundation that features an innovative Electrolyte Balance System comprised of ionized water, advanced hyaluronic acid and essential minerals. 

 – Ionized water is incredibly beneficial to the body, it is rich in alkaline which helps to restore the PH level of the body, it helps to cleanse and purify the body from toxins and pesticides, and it is full of antioxidants that help to neutralize pollutants. 

Hyaluronic acid is a natural sugar in the body that has an amazing ability to retain moisture, in fact one gram of acid can hold up to 6 litres of water. Hyaluronic acid helps to attract water to the skin and hold it, improving your skins moisture content as well as strengthening the skins barrier for healthier, softer, smoother, more plump skin. 

Essential minerals are basically nutrients that your body needs to function and thrive. This includes calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc and many more. 

This trio of hydrating ingredients gives the foundation the benefits of an advanced skincare product and the ability to treat and nourish skin throughout wear. After 12 hours of continued wear, your skin should be more hydrated and supple. 

Want a serious glow? | Stila Aqua Glow Serum Foundation | Review & Swatches | labellesirene.ca

The Formula 

The Aqua Glow Foundation is an incredibly lightweight foundation that looks and feels like water, complete with a cooling sensation. It may be thin and feather light but its provides a buildable medium coverage that can be layered up or sheered out depending on what  level of coverage you want. It layers seamlessly and blends beautifully, each layer simply melting into the skin for a flawless, natural skin finish. 

The lightweight formula feels like nothing on the skin and never gets heavy or cakey no matter how much you apply. 

Among the hydrating ingredients it also features multi-reflective pigments that play with the light to optically smooth skin and instantly reduce the appearance of imperfections, pores, fine lines and wrinkles. 

These reflective pigments mean skin is left looking naturally radiant, not masked by heavy opaque coverage. Skin looks healthy and hydrated with a heavenly glow that out shines any other luminous foundation I have ever used. 

Want a serious glow? | Stila Aqua Glow Serum Foundation | Review & Swatches | labellesirene.ca

The optical illusion created by the light reflecting pigments really works to cover and perfect any issues with tone, dark spots, redness, scars, dryness and even acne.

 It contains glycerin to help it stick to the skin and it works best when paired with a lotion based primer or primer spray. I have found that silicone based primers cause the foundation to slip. 

Want a serious glow? | Stila Aqua Glow Serum Foundation | Review & Swatches | labellesirene.ca

I have fallen head over heels for this foundation. It feels so soothing and comfortable on the skin and gives the most perfect, flawless finish. It far surpasses any other foundation I have tried it how it feels on and how it looks. The glow you get from this foundation is unlike any other, it is so incredibly luminous that you can see it from the heavens. 

I have worn this foundation for 12 hours straight and it has looked almost perfect at the end of the day with only a minimal amount of fading around the nose. 

I would recommend this foundation to anyone looking for a heaven-sent glow but I do think it is best for those with normal/combo/dry skin but not oily or overly dry. As a water based foundation it will do nothing but hydrate so it won’t produce oil but it will enhance the look of oil due to its luminosity. 

I can’t see myself using a different foundation anytime soon and I have already purchased a backup because I am that obsessed. If you love a good glow in your foundation then you NEED this one. 

You can buy the Stila Aqua Glow Serum Foundation at your local Sephora or Shoppers Beauty Boutique on online at Sephora, Shoppers or Stila



  1. Logan Cantrell
    February 23, 2016 / 5:25 pm

    I love trying new beauty products! This foundation looks beautiful on you!

  2. Cassie Owoc
    February 23, 2016 / 5:50 pm

    This seems amazing! I'll definitely have to look into it!

  3. A Pint-Sized Life
    February 23, 2016 / 6:40 pm

    Not a huge fan of foundation, but I love the subtle glow this has!

  4. WorkingMomMagic
    February 23, 2016 / 6:48 pm

    Great review! I will have to check out this foundation! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Ashleigh Wright
    February 23, 2016 / 8:17 pm

    You skin looks great! I love Stila products and have yet to try this serum! Thank you for the review!

  6. Never Say Die Beauty
    February 23, 2016 / 9:01 pm

    Looks great on you! I have two lightweight foundations from NARS & Bobbi Brown that are as light as a feather, and I love wearing them. I have an expensive facial serum that has the same kind of dropper and truth be told, I don't love it. The dropper takes up too much serum when I press down on it, and I don't like having to open the jar and expose the serum to the air every time I use it. I think pumps are best. Nevertheless, it looks like a lovely, glowy foundation!

  7. Mistle Petrey
    February 23, 2016 / 10:10 pm

    I wanted to try this foundation and when I went to Ulta they did not have a shade to match me. I was a little disappointed because it looks like an amazing foundation. It looks amazing on you! I am currently using Too Faced Born This Way and I love it! Tarte has a lot of great products coming out this Spring. I can not wait to see all of their products.

  8. Alyssa
    February 24, 2016 / 12:00 am

    pretty! I'm always a hit or miss with foundation. my skin is so oily and is apparently a weird color. great reveiw!

  9. Rachel Gault
    February 24, 2016 / 12:28 am

    This foundation looks great! I haven't heard of the brand, but I'm definitely going to look more into it once I run out of my stock!smalltownsandcitylights.com

  10. Chelsea Olivia
    February 24, 2016 / 12:51 am

    Your skin looks freaking flawless! I NEED to try this!

  11. whenimolder
    February 24, 2016 / 12:57 am

    This looks amazing!!! I NEED THIS! And your skin looks gorgeous! AHH!-xx TayWhen Iโ€™m Older

  12. Seersucker Sass
    February 24, 2016 / 1:25 am

    I really appreciate your honest review of this product! I have oily skin, so as fabulous as this sounds, it probably isn't for me.XO, SS || Seersucker Sass

  13. Melai Campilla
    February 24, 2016 / 1:58 am

    You're skin looks really glowing and flawless. Gonna check this out in Sephora!

  14. angelintheoutfield
    February 24, 2016 / 2:38 am

    Oh my gosh, I didn't realize how much science was behind this product! I've had my eye on it for a little bit now mostly because of that gorgeous packaging so I'm excited to get my hands on it after reading your review. It looks gorgeous on you, by the way! xx Merisa | Monogrammed Magnolias

  15. All The Things I Do
    February 24, 2016 / 2:54 am

    You look great. I love when you find a product and just fall in love

  16. Audrey Stowe
    February 24, 2016 / 2:58 am

    the packaging, and color of that is STUNNING!

  17. Breakfast at Lillys
    February 24, 2016 / 3:25 am

    This looks so lovely!!xoxo, Jenny

  18. Ursula Ball
    February 24, 2016 / 5:04 am

    Love your makeup look and I might try this out at nearest Ulta store soon for my skin tone!Ursulawww.blueridgebeautyblogger.com

  19. Katie Brown
    February 24, 2016 / 6:13 am

    Wow this looks gorgeous!

  20. Fairy Princess Jord
    February 24, 2016 / 6:36 am

    Trying new serums is always so much fun! A serum that makes me glowy? I'm in!

  21. Sangeeta BeautyNyx.com
    February 24, 2016 / 12:46 pm

    Your face looks so luminous. This looks like an amazing product to try out.

  22. Sab Fox
    February 24, 2016 / 9:13 pm

    Oh my God, I love the way this looks!

  23. Nicole
    February 24, 2016 / 10:34 pm

    I haven't used Stila is forever, but this sure does make you glow! That's really all I want in the world hahaNicole // Chronicling Home

  24. Elaine Atkins
    February 25, 2016 / 2:16 am

    Oooh this looks amazing!!!! It looks so great on you!

  25. Brigette Ramos
    February 25, 2016 / 9:31 pm

    It looks so beautiful on you. I swatched it on my hands when a Stila rep was in Sephora and previewed it and I loved the texture. I cannot wait to try it for myself and see how it works for me.

  26. Cat
    February 26, 2016 / 2:38 am

    Oh wow your skin really is glowing!!

  27. Rittz Reyes
    February 26, 2016 / 6:40 am

    You description and explanation of the product is just lovely! And the pictures are really pretty! Too bad its not good for oily skin though ); Thanks for sharing! I'm glad you found a great foundation!

  28. Neely
    February 29, 2016 / 12:20 am

    I for sure need to try this!

  29. Caked to the Nines
    April 6, 2016 / 10:03 pm

    Ok I need this foundation in my life! You've sold me! I love the way it looks on you ๐Ÿ™‚

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