Stila One Step Correct Primer Review and Swatches
Gather round silicone primer hates and rejoice in the new Stila One Step Correct Primer. It might look like a DNA sample but it’s actually a silicone-free primer, color corrector, brightener, and anti-aging skincare serum all in one wonder.
God, I love makeup so hard that promises me the universe. It might not deliver but I eat it up like candy and completely buy into anything they tell me.
A primer that works as a color corrector, brightener, primer, and anti-aging serum all in one!
On the heels of its success with One Step Makeup, Stila created this little primer to settle all sorts of issues you want to address and packaged it up in a single bottle.
Here’s the deal….
It’s supposed to correct, brighten, prep, prime, and keep your skin from aging with Stila’s Youth Revival Bio-Available Mineral Complex plus it will reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and it’ll hydrate and control oil. Ok, hold it, WAIT….you’re throwing too much at me here.
That’s a whole lot of stuff this one little bottle performs….
What does it really do?
Well the formula is made up of green to neutralize redness and conceal blemishes, lavender to contractor sallow undertones and make your face appear more vibrant, and peach to brighten and illuminate plus a clear base which gives it a nice hydrating feel. Formula wise it’s awesome particularly for dry skin types like me or those who prefer a primer sans the itchy, powdery dry down of a silicone based product. It absorbs in a snap and it makes my face feel dewy to the touch. I can’t speak for redness so I’m unsure if that green is really taming anything and I can’t speak for wrinkles or fine lines since I have neither nor do I have larger pores. I will say I’m slightly doubtful this will be your fix for redness since it’s not terribly pigmented to do major concealing. Does it make my face brighter is really in question but I will say my face looks considerably less duller when I use it.
The consistency is a gel but it doesn’t fill heavy enough or thick enough to do a fine job of filling in pores or finer lines but don’t quote me on that because I suffer neither problem. As I stated above it dries down to a dewy, hydrated finish which I prefer since it aids in making my BB Cream or foundation apply easily without drama or fanfare. My skin is in combo mode at the moment thanks to the warmer weather so my forehead is oily as well as the sides of my nose and I didn’t notice any major difference in either when using this so in the ways of mattifying skin, I’d say nay. However, in the Winter, when my skin is considerably more drier this will prove a very nice treat to prep and prime with because it does lean towards being highly moisturizing and an ideal prep for foundations and powders.
It does absorb quickly so I’m not left with anything for my foundation to adhere so it acts more as a prep than a prime simply because it’s not creating a barrier for my foundation to stick to for longer wear. I didn’t experience any major long wearing after using this.
If you’re shopping it because you have larger pores or oily skin and think it’ll be the solution for both, I’d probably lean towards saying no. It won’t mattify major oily skin but may work on smaller problem areas where oil crops up.
In the ways of being a super OMG cure all primer…again, I’d say that’s a no. It makes my face look nicer but it could be my mind playing tricks on me in the long run.
- Anyone seeking a prep that’s moisturizing!
- Anyone who hates silicone based primers!
- Anyone seeing a hydrating primer that makes foundation application easier!
- Anyone with oily skin!
- Anyone with larger pores or finer lines that need filling!
- Anyone with redness in need of something to conceal the problem!
I like it ALOT and I’d buy it again simply because it preps my face wonderfully for foundation and it seems to ease dullness a fair bit however try not to buy into the entire marketing scheme of it because I seriously didn’t think it DID all the things it claimed it could. Someone had mentioned that it cast a whitish cast on their face after use but I didn’t experience that at all. As a prep this is ace but as a primer and all in wonder pro, well, let’s just say that it’ll walk but it probably won’t chew gum at the same time.
Nice stuff and well worth checking out but don’t get too disappointed or surprised when it doesn’t sit, heel, or give you a high five when you ask it to!
Anyone try it?
What did YOU think?
This product was purchased by the Muse for review purposes.
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