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Stila Sheer Color Tinted Moisturizer Oil-Free SPF 20

What it is:A tinted, oil-free moisturizer with a hint of color.What it does:This water-resistant moisturizer is packed with sun protection and just enough color to even skintone. The light, hydrating formula is ideal for all skin types and comes in natural, see-through shades. Application is a cinch and the coverage is long lasting, leaving you with a perfect finish every time.
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Questions & Answers for Stila Sheer Color Tinted Moisturizer Oil-Free SPF 20

Question
Glitter/sparkles in this product?
Is anyone else noticing some very fine sparkles on your skin when using this product? It's supposed to have a matte finish so maybe I'm just seeing things??
asked 3 years, 1 month ago
jilly128
(Riverside, NJ)
on Sheer Color Tinted Moisturizer Oil-Free SPF 20
13 answers
Answers
answer 1
YES!!! I had to return because of the shimmer. It builds up under the eye looking like your eyeshadow is falling off.
answered 2 years ago
gummiblinky
(Sacramento, CA)
answer 2
There is definitely some shimmer in this stuff...despite the fact that a Stila makeup artist swore to me there wasn't. Guess our definitions of "shimmer" differ...but the shimmer in this isn't too bad. It just kinda gives you a nice glow...although after a few hours it does tend to make my forehead look a bit greasy.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
cespence
(Indianapolis, IN)
answer 3
Yes super sparkly.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
stefy96
(Sacramento, Ca)
answer 4
its just you hhaha
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
sam0715
answer 5
I'd say there's no shimmer here. It's pretty standard and works well if you blend it in.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
creek
(Tacoma, WA)
answer 6
I noticed that as well. At first I wasnt a big fan but after using the product for a while you wont even notice it. Actually no one has ever pointed it out to me either.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
orphan
(Boston, MA)
answer 7
I definitely see shimmer, too. I noticed it in the store when I applied it on the back of my hand - in fact, I almost didn't buy it because of that. But I did, and I find that when it's sheer & blended on my face, it looks good.
answered 3 years ago
thetango
(Cambridge, Mass)
answer 8
Yes, but only in the bottle with the window, not the old bottles that are firmer and all gray. (And there is a new product, looks almost the same - but has a shimmer effect, is that the one you bought?)
answered 3 years ago
nhsephora01
(Alexandria, NH)
answer 9
Yes, mine has sparkles too. I thought I would hate them but I actually have grown to love the shimmer - I don't need to use highlighter after this.
answered 3 years ago
valtaylor
answer 10
I have not noticed any sparkles.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
angelinavalles
(Jersey City, NJ)
answer 11
It's probably the shine from the zinc oxide.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
phillymo
(phladelphia)
answer 12
I thought I saw a bit of sparkles as well. Nothing that would be over baring on your face, but I like a little shimmer. :)
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
xgiggles729x
(New Jersey)
answer 13
it does have a slight shimmer i see it too! haha you aren't seeing things don't worry you are sane :) haha but i just read the what it does thing and it doesn't say it is matte...hmm..well maybe thats what you read wrong :)
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
caligirl296
Question
How does this differ from the original?
I love the original Stila sheer color tinted moisturizer. I don't need any tinted moisturizer at the moment (I bought two back up bottles when they were on sale at x-mas), but I am wondering if they changed the formula and if so is it better, worse? I'm incredibly curious!
asked 3 years, 2 months ago
jen714
(Romeo, MI)
on Sheer Color Tinted Moisturizer Oil-Free SPF 20
9 answers
Answers
answer 1
I liked the old Stila tinted mositurizer as well. I think this one is a little more sheer and you'll need to get a shade or two darker to get the same. At least that's what I discovered in the Tono color.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
whitneyw
(Georgetown TX)
answer 2
I used it before and I'd say that this is a newer version and they offer more options with color now. I used a very fair one before and it was a bit thicker than this one, and I prefer this one because it is more versatile and the shade is perfect.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
creek
(Tacoma, WA)
answer 3
The product is very disappointing. I used to use Tone and recently purchased the new formula and the color was completely wrong...it was too dark and the consistency seems different!
answered 3 years ago
lilimach
(Middletown, CT)
answer 4
The new version is horrible! I am so upset. Because it's oil-free, t's very dry and produces a flat, tight finish. An oil-free moisturizer? Milk your two bottles until they bring it back, I pray.
answered 3 years ago
kkoaspen
(Chicago, IL)
answer 5
It's worse! Don't waste your time. I loved the old product and wish I would have known it was being changed, because I would have bought a lot of it. The new colors are terrible (but they have the same names as the old colors).
answered 3 years ago
clegal
(Cleveland, OH)
answer 6
The new formula stinks! I loved the old one, wish they hadn't ruined it by changing it! They just lost a customer :(
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
ginny23
(Boston, MA)
answer 7
Hey Phillymo, you can still purchase the original tinted moisturizer on Stila's website. It's in the last call section and it's discounted to $17. They have all shades (except the shade Bare). Better stock up fast! =)
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
jen714
(Romeo, MI)
answer 8
It is so horrible. I wish that i had purchased a stock pile of the earlier product because it was awesome. This one was heavy, tacky, and gave me a rash within a few days of use.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
phillymo
(phladelphia)
answer 9
i think this formula is better. the other spf 20 tinted must not have been oil free because i notice a difference in how my skin breakouts have been kept to a minimum since making the switch
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
buys4herman
(new york, new york)
Question
Does this product have ingredients that help your skin?
Does this product have any type of ingredients that improve and help your skin? There is no information on this. Thanks!
asked 3 years, 2 months ago
bradleygirl5
(Hot in Arizona)
on Sheer Color Tinted Moisturizer Oil-Free SPF 20
8 answers
Answers
answer 1
It has vitamin A & E in it, ginseng root extract, gingko biloba leaf extract and chamomile.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
099jenni
(Mesa, Arizona)
answer 2
No, it feels like a mask.
answered 3 years ago
kkoaspen
(Chicago, IL)
answer 3
I don't think so. But it doesn't clog pores, dry your skin or melt towards your eyes.
answered 3 years ago
nhsephora01
(Alexandria, NH)
answer 4
I'm unsure if it does but I do notice that it doesn't dry out my skin as other tinted moisturizers do.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
angelinavalles
(Jersey City, NJ)
answer 5
gave me a rash.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
phillymo
(phladelphia)
answer 6
This product claims to have SPF 20 in it which is good, but I have oily/acne prone skin and this product did not break me out and it feels nice on my skin. Goes on smooth and easy to work with. Hope I helped :)
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
xgiggles729x
(New Jersey)
answer 7
It does not contain retinols or peptides, however it contains 10% oxides (5% each of 2 oxides) for a sunscreen. Please do not depend on moisturizers or foundations for a sunscreen. Usually, a gal does not apply enough moisturizer or foundation to be fully effective as a sunscreen. Everyone should be using a separate sunscreen for maximum protection! Also, I always use a moisturizer before using a tinted moisturizer - just me!
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
jusrme46
(Mount Prospect, IL)
answer 8
Other key benefits include:
- Oil free tinted moisturizer with SPF 20 protection
- Water-resistant
- Light-diffusing pigments help diminish the look of fine lines and wrinkles
- Ginseng root extract and Gingko Biloba Leaf extract provide potent antioxidant benefits and help prevent premature aging
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
is this noncomedogenic? I wish they would post the ingredients.
asked 3 years ago
akhu
on Sheer Color Tinted Moisturizer Oil-Free SPF 20
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
Google or you can go to their home page. Sila lists products & ingredients on their website. It doesn't contain oil per se but it does contain silicone, along with Vitamins A, C & two forms of Vitamin E and a mineral sunscreen.
answered 10 months ago
mrsrodgers
(West Carrollton, Ohio)
answer 2
It does not say noncomedogenic on the front, and unfortunately I'm going to return this product because it DID cause me to break out immediately after I started using it.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
fusby
(Oakland, Ca)
answer 3
They don't say for sure, but I have almost used up a whole tube and I didn't break out or have any skin problems since I started using this moisturizer. My skin is very sensitive and hates oily products; my pores clog up and I break out. Hope this helps....
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
Anonymous
(Pasadena CA)
answer 4
For a list of ingredients and a comprehensive review, check out the Beautypedia website. I find that 'site invaluable when choosing products.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
flygirl86
(Winnipeg, Manitoba)
answer 5
I've never had issues with breakouts utilizing this product. It's very nice.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
modgirl26
(Pelham,NH)
answer 6
The box doesn't have the term "non-comedogenic", but it does say "oil-free", which leads me to believe that it is not non-comedogenic.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
099jenni
(Mesa, Arizona)
answer 7
Active Ingredients: Octinoxate 7.5%, Zinc oxide 5.0%, Oxybenzone 4.0% Inactive Ingredients: purified water (aqua), diethylhexyl carbonate, diisostearoyl polyglyceryl-3 dimer dilinoleate, peg-12 dimethicone, cyclopentasiloxane, magnesium sulfate, cetyl dimethicone, beeswax (cera alba), microcrystalline wax (cera microcristallina), polyglyceryl-4 isostearate, hexyl laurate, cetyl peg/ppg- 10/1 dimethicone, triethoxycaprylylsilane, poterium officinale (burnet) root extract, cinnamomum cassia (cinnamon) bark extract, zingiber officinale (ginger) root extract, silk amino acids, glycerin, salix alba (willow) bark extract, butylene glycol, isopropyl titanium triisostearate, phenoxyethanol, chlorphenesin, methylparaben, benzoic acid, may contain (+/-) titanium dioxide (ci 77891), iron oxides (ci 77491, ci 77492, ci 77499)
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
ckn2386
(Bethesda, MD)
Question
UVA/UVB protection
Does this product have uva & uvb protection?
asked 2 years, 10 months ago
glittorgirl
(Massachusetts)
on Sheer Color Tinted Moisturizer Oil-Free SPF 20
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes, it has SPF 20.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
Mandi
(Wisconsin)
answer 2
Yes. This product uses Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide for its suncreen ingredients, making it broad spectrum and suitable for sensitive skin.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
Sensitisma
(Augusta, GA)
answer 3
Sorry,not sure if its both UVA and UVB. I didn't check and guess I should have.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
lianeg
(Portsmouth, NH)
answer 4
Yes, it does have uv ray protection.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
keekeesierra
(Michigan)
answer 5
Here's a photo of the box showing the sunscreen ingredients
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answered 2 years, 9 months ago
099jenni
(Mesa, Arizona)
answer 6
Contains titanium and zinc- great physical blockers.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
tinybubbles
(Miesau, Germany)
Question
What color should I get?
Hello,

I used to use the Stila SPF30 and the shade was light 02. What color in this new line should I get?

-Kelly
asked 2 years, 10 months ago
kellykat83
(Warren, MI)
on Sheer Color Tinted Moisturizer Oil-Free SPF 20
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
I would say get the medium. I am fair with only a light bit of tan from gardening, but I use SPF 40 on my face always!
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answered 2 years, 8 months ago
chinon
(PORTLAND, OR)
answer 2
You should really go in and try the product since there is a vast difference from shade to shade. I used medium 01, then medium 02 when the last packaging change happened, and now am even lighter in shades according to the new line.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
nancyisfancy
(Los Angeles, CA)
Question
I saw that there is a new NARS tinted moisturizer out. I would like to know how it compares to the Stila tinted moisturizer.
I have a medium skin tone and currently use the Stila tinted moisturizer in Medium. I would like to know whether the NARS moisturizer is thick, greasy, etc. Any comparison will do!
asked 2 years, 2 months ago
keekeesierra
(Michigan)
on Sheer Color Tinted Moisturizer Oil-Free SPF 20
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
Nars is terrible compared to this. Thick mess of awful colors, you won't find a color match like Stila.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
dlgdcpa
(Lodi CA)
answer 2
I was just at sephora this evening and tried both products. Nars is smooth, goes on well, is not greasy, and offers a sheer to medium coverage. Stila had a better color match, but the product definitely left more shine than I prefer. I was told this product tends to get greasier the longer it sits. I purchased the Nars. Also it has UVA /UVB which is rare, and important to me
answered 2 years ago
jeltwin
(Minneapolis)
Question
Why is the SPF label covered with sticker?
Just bought a tube of this for the first time, wanted a tinted moisturizer with an SPF but when I got home I realized the bottle had a sitcker on it covereing the SPF 20 label. The ingredients list on the back was also covered up with a new sticker. Just wondering if anyone has had teh same problem or knows if it actually has SPF protection or this is an older version of the same product.
asked 2 years, 1 month ago
cleighb
on Sheer Color Tinted Moisturizer Oil-Free SPF 20
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
Stila's website posts an ingredient list. It is a SPF 20, it contains Zinc Oxide & Titanium Dioxide. I own this and LOVE it!
answered 10 months ago
mrsrodgers
(West Carrollton, Ohio)
answer 2
That sounds like an old version, maybe. I've bought this product twice over the last year and the tube hasn't had a sticker but clearly says SPF 20.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
hardlyworking
(aliso viejo)
Question
selecting the right color
I have been using this product for about a month, and love it, but I do think the color chosen by the advisor at my local Sephora is a bit too light. The color is "bare." I don't see that as one of the color choices on the website, so it's difficult to know what to select that would be the right shade. I am 63, fortunate to have really good skin, am fair, with dark hair with lots of silvery gray in it.
asked 1 year, 8 months ago
jmgarrity
(White Marsh, MD)
on Sheer Color Tinted Moisturizer Oil-Free SPF 20
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
BARE is for light skin with* Neutral Beige Undertones*. The next darkest for *Neutral Beige Undertones* would be TONE. The next shade after that is very close to Tone for *Neutral Undertones* and it is MEDIUM. MEDIUM doesn't have any beige in it.
answered 10 months ago
mrsrodgers
(West Carrollton, Ohio)
answer 2
I'd suggest choosing Fair. It's the lightest shade. The next shade up is Light.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
hardlyworking
(aliso viejo)
Question
Compare to Laura Mercier Oil Free?
Does anyone know how this compares to Laura Mercier's Oil-Free in terms of texture and coverage?
asked 8 months ago
jaedc
on Sheer Color Tinted Moisturizer Oil-Free SPF 20
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
The Benefit is really shimmery, and it feels a lot heavier to me than the Laura M.

Honestly, the first time I tried this, I was shocked that they market it as a "tinted moisturizer"... it's really a medium-coverage foundation, IMO.
answered 7 months ago
thetango
(Cambridge, Mass)
answer 2
I used the Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer, not oil free. This is a lot lighter and silkier than the original, for comparison. I liked the feel better but the coverage was alot less I felt.
answered 8 months ago
kstrat
(Boston, MA)
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