Stellar Limitless Foundation has become one of my favorite foundations because of the amazing formula and the excellent color match. It’s a foundation that can work for every skin type, plus it’s long-lasting and comfortable to wear. Read more to find out if it’s something you should add to your wish list.
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Stellar Limitless Foundation Review
Stellar Limitless Foundation is a medium/buildable coverage liquid foundation that’s vegan, cruelty-free, fragrance-free, and mineral oil free.
The packaging for Stellar Limitless Foundation is a plastic bottle with a pump. The pump is pretty easy to control and the plastic bottle is sturdy and practical. The cap has a soft touch finish, so it does attract dirt but it’s not nearly as much of a dirt magnet as NARS packaging is.
Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, Phenyl Trimethicone, Dimethicone, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Isododecane, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Chloride, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Polysilicone-11, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Tribehenin, Propylene Carbonate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Disodium EDTA. May Contain: Iron Oxides (CI 71491, CI 71492, CI 71499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).
Stellar is a brand that’s specifically designed for people with medium skin because those skin tones are typically underrepresented in most foundation ranges. As a result, the shade range isn’t going to have a shade for everyone. Not because Stellar doesn’t believe everyone is important, but because Stellar’s mission is to provide shade matches to people who may not be able to find their match in any other range. If you love everything about this foundation, but the depth or undertone are a little off for you, try a foundation mixer like this one by NYX or this one by Make Up For Ever to adjust the color.
My skin is light, warm olive with a muted undertone, meaning that I often appear paler than I actually am. It also leads to most foundations looking oversaturated on me, and the green tones in my skin typically cause products to look pinker on me than they may on others.
My skin is normal to dry, though I do get oily throughout the day, especially during the warmer months. I live in Las Vegas, so the climate I typically wear Stellar Limitless Foundation in is hot and dry, with some humidity during the summer. I’ve been using this foundation since January, so it’s been tested under just about every weather condition Vegas has to offer.
I wear the lightest shade in the range, which is S01. Sephora describes this shade as “very fair with yellow undertones.” I really appreciate that this is a yellow undertone that will actually work well for people with olive undertones, especially those of us who have muted undertones. Most foundations with yellow undertones are practically fluorescent against my skin, but the yellow in this foundation is much more subdued. It does dry down a little darker and a little pinker than it first appears, so keep that in mind when you’re picking out a shade.
I don’t think this shade is what most people will think of as “very fair” because it’s not going to be light enough for people who are at the very light end up the spectrum. It’s just the fairest shade in the range. In the winter when I’m a bit paler this shade is a little too dark and too pink for me, so I correct it by adding a tiny bit of white and a tiny bit of green. In the summer when I have a bit more of a tan I’m able to wear it without adjusting it at all and it’s about as close to a perfect match as I’ve ever seen.
This foundation is completely fragrance-free.
Stellar Limitless Foundation is thin but not runny. It spreads easily, blends quickly, and feels lightweight on the skin.
This foundation has medium buildable coverage. It covers up my redness, but doesn’t completely cover up my pimples. It gives me an all-over even skin tone, but without the mask-like effect that a full-coverage foundation sometimes does. You can add another layer to get more coverage without the foundation becoming cakey.
Stellar Limitless Foundation looks dewy at first, but once it’s completely dry it’s a natural finish. It can easily be made completely matte with a setting powder, or you can make it look more dewy with an illuminating primer like Becca Backlight Priming Filter. It has a very skinlike appearance, so if you’re someone who hates heavy-looking foundation you’ll probably love this.
I’ve had great experiences with this foundation, and as far as my own personal opinion goes, I have no complaints. It wears well for about 8 hours, but after that point it will begin to fade. On my skin, it does get dewier throughout the day, mostly after the 4-5 hour mark, but it doesn’t break up as my skin get oilier. You could definitely manage this with blotting papers and/or powdering throughout the day. It’s very comfortable to wear and I can touch my face without worrying that it’s going to take all of my foundation off. It doesn’t settle into the lines around my mouth. It doesn’t emphasize my dry patches or texture at all. The color match is excellent as long as I have a bit of a tan. It’s a wonderful foundation, easily one of the best I’ve ever tried.
Most people are going to love this foundation, so I would highly recommend giving it a try. Stellar Limitless Foundation has a beautiful formula, it works well under a variety of conditions, and it offers shades that typically aren’t available in other brands. This foundation can work for just about any skin type, but because this is a targeted shade range, there may not be a shade option for everyone.
$38 for 1.01 oz/30 ml at Sephora
You’ll probably like this if…
- You prefer an undetectable foundation
- You like medium coverage
- Fragranced foundations aren’t something you like
- You have skin texture, dryness, or healing acne spots and you can’t seem to find a foundation that doesn’t emphasize these things
- Your skin tone fits somewhere in the medium range and/or you have trouble finding foundations that match your undertone. Even if the depth isn’t perfect, you may be able to find your perfect match in this range by using a foundation mixer to lighten or darken the shade.
Skip this if…
- You prefer very full coverage
- Your skin tone is very light or very dark. I think you’ll have better luck finding your shade in another brand such as Make Up For Ever, Fenty, Maybelline, or Too Faced.
- You need your foundation to last for 10+ hours and/or you need it to be waterproof. This foundation will last through an average day for most people, but it’s not going to hold up to water the way something like MAC Face & Body does.
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