Jill Stuart Moist Silk Liquid Foundation

by PJ on Tuesday, April 22, 2008

in -Jill Stuart, 2007 Fall, all about Japanese cosmetics, makeup, makeup - base makeup, makeup - base makeup - foundation, stash focus

(Jill Stuart Moist Silk Liquid Foundation)

Jill Stuart‘s Moist Silk Liquid Foundation was released in fall 2007. At that time, I was not sure if it would replace Tint Liquid Foundation (Jill Stuart’s first liquid foundation). But, at this moment, both are listed on Jill Stuart’s website.

The packaging is beautiful and very princessy, and it has almost become a permanent fixture on my dressing table.

Here is how it performs for me:

The Basics

SPF 18, PA +++, 30ml, 5 shades
(Mine is 103 Nude, a neutral light-to-medium beige. Ethanol is seventh on ingredient list, but this foundation doesn’t irritate my skin.)

Texture & Consistency

It has a light-cream consistency. The very smooth texture largely comes from talc, and the richness of the consistency is mainly down to squalene (which is a very effective moisturizing ingredient used in many moisturizers). The foundation is not very liquid-y and the bottle has to be tapped against the back of my hand to slowly dispense the foundation.

Slip & Blendability

The foundation has a good slip and blends relatively easily. It dries a little fast so swift blending is ideal.


The finish is smooth and satiny (neither matte or luminous), and it has a pleasing soft-focus look to it.


This foundation gives a natural medium-to-full coverage. The level of coverage is a lot higher than Paul & Joe’s Light Cream Foundation reviewed earlier.

Pore Coverage

For me, among non-powder foundations (which almost always cover pores less effectively than powder foundations), the pore coverage is fairly good.

Lasting Power

The lasting power is relatively satisfactory. It doesn’t have an optimal lasting power for me only because it is quite emollient for my oily skin for most part of the year. Other than that, the color does stay true and does not darken overtime.

Overall, liquid foundations are more suitable for me in winter no matter whether they are spring/summer or fall/winter releases. This one is no exception. In colder days and when I need more coverage than what Paul & Joe’s Light Cream Foundation can give me, this is definitely the one I’d go for.

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{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

ilovecheese Thursday, April 24, 2008

The product looks so silky smooth, makes me think our skin’s going to look like the smooth marble like Japanese skin (as shown in ads)!


msnotty Thursday, April 24, 2008

Interesting. I’d love to try it!


Beauty411 Thursday, April 24, 2008

Gorgeous packaging/bottle. I read your reviews of all of these fab products and wish we could get them here!


PJ Friday, April 25, 2008

Hi Ilovecheese,

I like the design of the bottle very much, and the frosted glass does convey a feel of softness and smoothness.

The finish of this foundation is indeed quite smooth, and I usually apply a loose powder after this to create an even more polished look. But overall I am quite happy with this liquid foundation.

Thank you very much for leaving your comment again! :)


PJ Friday, April 25, 2008

Hi Msnotty,

Do let me know what you think if you get to try it. :)

Thank you very much again for stopping by! :)


PJ Friday, April 25, 2008

Hi Nancy,

I do love the design of the bottle as well! :)

I heard last year that Jill Stuart Beauty might launch in the US this year. But so far this year I have not come across any news. If there is further information, I will definitely put up an update.

Thank you very much for leaving your comment again! :)


Chelle Thursday, January 7, 2010

Hi PJ, thank goodness I stumbled upon your blog I am searching for a good liquid foundie and there aren't much reviews on Jill Stuart's Moist Silk Liquid Foundation… ^.^


PJ Sunday, January 10, 2010

Hi Chelle,

Thank you for reading this review. I hope that it is helpful. If you decide to try this foundation, do let me know what you think of it.

Thank you very much for posting your comment! :)


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