Stila • one step makeup [DISCONTINUED] • Foundations
|Would buy this product again.||56%|
This product has been discontinued
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I like it. But you better be puttin some heavy moisturizer underneath it cause this thing is for people that doesnt have dry skin. The color is very limited (ligh, medium, dark) I am medium/fair with beige undertone but dang! the medium is wayyyy too yellow! No kidding! Def not the foundation for me.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I received this foundation from the swap and was excited to try it. However it was disappointment for me. I still think it is good foundation but only for oily skin. My skin is on the dry side and it did not look good as it accentuated dry areas (not pretty).
Here is what it claims and what it really does or does not:
-100% natural mineral pigments - could be I do not know :)
-Buildable coverage - TRUE it covers very well
-High definition abd long wearing - I used it with a primer and it did last, however not sure if it would be the case if I would wear it alone.
-Paraben free - TRUE
-Fragrance free - TRUE - love it, I do not like to mix many fragrancy products on my face
-Diminishes the look of fine lines & wrinkles - Do not have many of those so it is difficult to tell.
-Minimizes pores - I do not think so, it covers but it does not minimize.
-Hydrates & balances - Does not hydrate enough, as stated above my dry skin did not like it at all :(
-Controls oil - that's why I think this foundation would be perfect for someone with oily skin!
I also love the texture of this foundation it is really light almost mousse type. Easy to appy and blends very well. I really wanted to like this product, and I still think it can be good for someone else (with an oily skin). Sorry, I will not buy again.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Grey
This foundation is made to do the job of primer, concealer, and foundation all together. I wouldn't say it does every task thoroughly. Used alone, 'Stila One-Step Foundation' is a quality cover-up that works best on smooth, clear skin.
It's a decent foundation- a great one if you already have a nice complexion- but it is not primer, concealer AND foundation all in one. If you have some blemishes/dark circles, this "3 in 1" foundation works better using actual primer and concealer in conjunction.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
This product seemed to cake on my face, perhaps because of my skin type. I have dry patches around my nose and on my cheeks. This stuff seemed to make those spots even more pronounced. I tried using different amounts and different face primers underneath to no avail. :(
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brunette, Wavy Eyes: Blue
The original $44 price tag for this was waaay too steep(hence the 5), but I heard good things, so when it went half off I bought the lightest color, "fair," for my fair skin(It then went down to $15, and is now $10, I believe.). I know all about photography and monitor colors, but seriously. Something that drives me nuts about Stila's site is that they don't have any descriptions for the colors, and even their names can be confusing/misleading. They don't even always do it light to dark. And why does light and medium look lighter than bare in some categories? Agh. Anyway.
This is WAY TOO YELLOW. And dark. It would be good for Asians, I think, but in the picture it looks like a pale cool tone, not! How this color can be considered fair, I have no idea. Also, yes, it does dry to a powder-like finish, which would be nice if that didn't mean it sticks to ANY dry skin at all. Flakiness, blemishes, it clings to them and makes them stand out BIG time(You end up with all these light spots on your face). It even gets stuck all over my fingers and I have to scrub it off. Yuck. I am giving this an overall 2, because of the color and the dry skin-highlighting.
Otherwise, the coverage is okay. Medium, but I have to blend the color out so much so that I don't look yellow that it ends up being less so. It is definitely not an "all-in-one" product. I do like the pump, and mouse-like consistancy. But I see why they clearanced it. Hopefully the new stuff has better colors, and one day they will put up reliable descriptions. It's too bad, because I usually like Stila products. They can be so hit or miss, though. This one is definitely a miss for me. Kudos if you made it all the way through this. ;)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
sooo i bought this foundation in Dec 2010 when a family member gave me a $20 gift card for my local mall. I immediately ran to sephora to see what one product i really wanted to buy but couldnt afford normally as a student. Stila always had a good rep with their stuff so I decided to try this foundation. I asked for a week's worth of sample product first and loved it. It's natural looking and not heavy on the face. The foamy-ness to this foundation made it fairly easy to blend on my dry skin with a damp brush. However...now that its been in my makeup stash for a good 6months i realized that sometimes when i pump the product out, it seems to have dried out. The "foam" shoots straight out like a stick and makes it such a pain in the ass to blend out. Sometimes it pumps out like the liquidy foam its supposed to, which is great. But lately I find that its always coming out all solidified and stuff. I'll still continue using it till im done, but not sure if I'd shell out full price for it the 2nd time around.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Black
I loooove this product! I've finally found a foundation that doesn't make me shiny and greasy after a couple hours. It looked natural and it was easy to put on. I use a foundatin brush but when in a hurry i used my hands and spread it like moisturiser snd it still looked natural. So impressed. And i've tried Chanel, Estee Lauder, Revlon, Maybelline, and many others and none compare to this!!! I'm a fair skinned Asian and i bought it in Light,
UPDATE: it's now winter in Australia and my skin has gotten drier. The product doesn't work for me as well as it used to in autumn. It just seems to highlight every flake and dry bit of my cheeks and chin. I bought a full size bottle so i hope that it works again for me come spring time or else i'd be upset about spending money on this.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
Couldn't get the colour right for me as fair is a little too dark and yellow toned.
This foundation's just okay - it's not as full coverage as I'd like though. The not having to use primer & powder is a plus as you can just throw it on and go.
It's alright but nothing special and nowhere near its pricetag. I would like to try the perfect and correct version though - sounds like that one gives a nicer finish.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
Wow! This has some good reviews, uh?
Well,I guess those gals must have smoother/poreless skin.....unlike mine
Because, my pores near my nose on my cheeks are not little at all.
And IMO and on my skin....this stuff SUX!
I bought the .5(half sized) off of Ebay.
So, in all fairness....this review is actually for the the first version, not the newest one, with the swirls on it. Maybe that is why some reviews rock for this. But, I see most are reviewing this one too.....idk.
I just wish it worked for me too!!!!!!!!!!!
I was surprised that the fair color was actually slightly
darker than my Studio Fix NC15 foundation.
Though, if you use MAC Studio Fix Powder Foundation in NW15(its a Pale Porcelain Princess DREAM color) to set....it tones down some of the orange tints on all my foundations.
For my trial......I used Clinique's Dramatically Different Moistirizer on one side of my face and used Oil Of Olay Complete moisturizer, on the other side.
Yes, this did go one smooth and easily.
It really has a weightless consistency and came out of the can easily.
I used Smashbox foundation brush on one side and my MAC 130 brush on the other. It seemed the SB brush applied it smoother.
Then it just went all to HELL..Lol!
This stuff just would NEVER really "DRY/SET"(I know my MAC Fix stays sorda sticky feeling...but this was different...it stayed very wet ....even after setting it with my S.FixPowder!)
So since it wouldn't set the formula just SANK deep down into my little(I have none really...but this found them) lines around my eyes and into my PORES and literally just "puddled" there all day long!
I couldn't even rub or smooth it back out as the day went on! I really felt like crying ;(
This is suppose to have primer in it already....whatever! I use Smashbox Primer daily....so I know what a primer should do....and this stuff does not!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
When the Stila line first came to my neighborhood Ulta, one of the women who works there recommended the line to me and used some of this on me to show me how great it is. I bought it immediately. It is my go to everyday foundation and I can use a lot or a little. As someone who has often had trouble finding matching shades in foundation, I was amazed at how seamlessly this product blended into my skin. You can't tell that you're wearing anything at all! The best part is that since it's a "4-in-1", you don't need to use primer or powder, although I do anyway if I really want to go all out. But for everyday use I just put a little on with a foundation brush and I look great. It takes me less than a minute to apply. It is a little pricey but you only need to use VERY little. I've had the same bottle for a year and its only 2/3 empty. So $40 for a year's worth? That's not so bad after all.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Hazel
I really like this foundation. I bought this in Fair when I had a 20% coupon for Ulta. I'm not sure I would repurchase at full price. It's crazy expensive. I like how it feels going on, and drys down to a powder finish. It really brightens my face, and at my age, I need a little bright in my life! I like that you really only need a small amount. I use a damp sponge and the finish is perfect for me.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I have the OneStep in Tone and in Medium. I use Tone for Winter and Medium for Summer. I really like this foundation. The color match for me is spot on. Tone is like a fair to light olive, and Medium is a light to medium color. The consistency is liquid-cream, and it blends in nicely. Its probably due to all the silicones in it. I haven't had any issues with breakouts, and it wears off nicely. I love the airless pump, it keeps it sanitary. I wish they hadn't halted production of these, but I hope it comes back soon. Its a definite staple for me.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green
I think I have found my HG foundation. After searching through several different products Loreal Revlon Lancome .... this is the one i will stick with.
I love the pump no more putting on too much or going back for more. The dispenser pumps just the right amount. The foundation itself has yellow undertones which I haven't found in my other ones, and matches my skin perfectly! It is super creamy and almost airy and fluffy, not liquidy at all. And the best part is at the end of the day when I take my makeup off with a mu wipe I still have foundation on!! whoo hoo! No primer needed. All the other foundations I have tried die out and vanish by afternoon. Stila is a winner, it has not broken me out at all. And when I add Rock and Republic's powder to finish it off my skin looks flawless. I love it and will buy again...
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I wear this foundation in warm. I am an nc43-45 in mac however warm works fine only in summer, in winter it becomes too dark. I like the effect this foundation gives . It is like an airbrushed look. But u have to moisturize ur face heavily before applying it . I think I might try tan ,cause dark which supposedly the shade before warm seems so light on my skin tone.overall it's a nice foundation if u find the right matching shade.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is my HG foundation! I had bought a Stila Makeup Set at Costco just for the brush because the whole set cost less than the brush would had I bought it at a department store. It came with a small sample of the One Step. I never planned on using it until one day I ran out of my previous foundation. I ended up loving it and buying the full size! I only need to use one pump and it's enough for my whole face. I apply it with my fingers and rub it in. It's fast and easy to use which is perfect because I don't like spending a whole lot of time putting on makeup. I like that I don't need any tools to apply it. I love how well it blends with my skin. It looks natural and doesn't look cakey. I wish it were cheaper but it's worth every penny! Will definitely keep repurchasing!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I love this foundation! When I turned 30 I started noticing that the liquid foundation I was using was settling into the lines on my face. I tried BE mineral foundation and loved it. On a whim I would try a liquid foundation out from time to time and after wearing mineral for so long they always felt like I had a mask on and most of them were settling in my lines. So I always went back to mineral foundation. This is the only liquid foundation that has satisfied me to where I don't feel the need to go back to mineral foundation for the natural look that I want. It blends like a dream, does not settle in the lines of my face, minimizes my pores, saves me time in the morning. I am not getting dry patches with it or oily t-zone either. I can't feel it on my face. People with dark circles will most likely need to use a separate concealer. Mine aren't that bad so I haven't been using anything separate. I do use (as recommended) a moisturizer before I apply and I use my fingers. It provides what I would call on the light side of medium coverage that is very natural looking. The price is the only downside to me.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Red, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
I have been on a foundation quest for years. Every brand Ive tried always fell short of meeting my requirements... Until now. I Love Stilas One step Makeup.
Im a pale redhead with freckles, my skin can get all red and splotchy looking and most foundations look crazy phony on me, regardless of the shade I pick. It was always too much coverage or not enough...
I picked up Stila One step in Light and Fair, Ive been using the Fair shade for a couple weeks now and Its perfect. I tried out the light one day and I was happy with that shade also but I cant say yet if its a hit or miss.
Bottom line, great coverage without being phony looking, lasts and lasts beautiful finish, dewy and natural looking.
Its a pump bottle and the product comes out kinda fluffy, easy to blend.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Tan, Warm Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I love this foundation!!!! This is my everyday foundation. It is best when you use it with your fingers to spread it on your face, which if you read the label it says to use your fingers. This is very build-able and very smooth. It does not crease on me. I have to go out and purchase another bottle. My bottle never got stuck it comes out easily and i only need one spout for my whole face. This foundation does not stay the whole day, although if you take the time to set it, it does. But most mornings i end up running out the house so i don't have time to set my makeup. I have oily skin and this helps i am not as oily in the middle of the day. I love this foundation I think if you take the time to apply it to your face it would look awesome . I am NC43-NC45 and I use warm !!!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Oily, Dark, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I admit this was a compulsive buy after watching a demo on HSN and hearing the MA's amazement that this foundation didn't budge in 90 degree heat in New York. That's really saying something! I wasn't crazy, however, to buy this at the full $44 pricetag and snagged a bottle on "CheapBay" for $14.99.
That was before consulting MUA on everybody's take on the product. I got nervous after seeing a lot of the comments were mediocre or negative. But how can this be after seeing good results on HSN??
I got my full 1oz. bottle in Dark (although I think they're phasing it out now and now calling it Deep) in the mail and ran into the house to give it a try.
One pump the size of a bean in a longbean seemed right to me and proceeded to dot my face. The look and texture of the product made me nervous--it reminded me of Revlon Infallible foundation (blech!)--it seemed thick but it actually spread well. For me, it gave good coverage without being thick.
I don't think a lot of people stopped to wait before the product set on their face before reviewing on MUA, because the result was an HD airbrushed look that was matte and polished, but still looked like skin, and not at all greasy or cakey! The color match was perfect too. I'm very oily, but it holds to my skin well with a bit of transfer if I blot with a tissue. I knew well that I couldn't throw away my powder just yet, and Laura Mercier's Smooth Focus powder is the best at mattifying using very little powder and lasting results.
Bottom line, I really love this product. HG?? Time will tell. It has now replaced my Smashbox Healthy FX foundation which was at one point the the best I tried for HD foundations.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
As a new mom looking for quick, easy makeup staples, I really wished this product did everything it claimed and I could look perfectly made up in one easy step. Unfortunately, while the product was not awful, it does not give me anywhere near the results I can get when I take the time to properly use separate moisturizer, primer, foundation, concealer and powder.
I bought this from Sephora because the ingredients seemed more natural than other foundations out there, and the hygienic pump packaging and one-step claim appealed to me. The product itself is a light, mousse texture out of the pump, which is nice, but I found it did not spread very smoothly over the skin. Whether applied with my fingers, a brush or sponge, I felt like the product ended up looking "makeup-y," instead of natural, and I could definitely feel it on my face throughout the day. The coverage is medium-full, probably because it's intended to perform as a concealer as well as a foundation. I did not feel like my skin could breathe with this on. Too bad, because this one definitely seemed promising!