Since this is the way things always happen, I managed to get an eye infection in the same week I had four houseguests, which was also the same week I had to take care of a huge, important project at work that kept me working fourteen hour days. Needless to say, I did not look very good at all. Like, at all. At one point, I walked past my mirror and actually recoiled in horror. I was so tired in the mornings that I really didn’t even want to think about putting on makeup, but since I didn’t want to scare the people I work with, it was sort of necessary. So I rummaged through my bag of new products waiting to be tested and came out with Stila’s new Stay All Day Foundation & Concealer. 
If you’re a walking zombie in the morning, this is definitely the product you need to turn to because it’s an all in one magic bottle that will somehow make you look well-rested and alive again. It’s a little pricey at $44, but since you do get a lot of different things for your money, it’s well worth it. I am really, really liking the foundation. It has a thicker consistency, so it has really good coverage, but it doesn’t look heavy or like you’re wearing a mask like some of them can appear. (I mean, you want to look naturally pretty, right?) The formula is also oil-free and high-definition, so it doesn’t make your skin shiny and it looks good in photos (which I know because my guests took many, many pictures with me in them this weekend and even they noticed how good my skin looked!)
The really cool thing about this foundation though is that when you pop up the cap, you’ll find not only a mirror but a concealer as well. Genius! I always forget to bring concealer with me during the day and I’m always searching for a mirror, so not only does this make your morning routine easier, it also helps for touch ups during the day. It’s a pretty great concealer too – very creamy and blendable and it covers up the dark circles I got from not sleeping amazingly well. The foundation also comes with a small brush that you can use to apply it if you don’t like blending with your fingertips, which is also fantastic on the go. This might be my new favorite trick for looking like my life is smooth sailing even when I’m running around like crazy. I’ll take two bottles!