Stila • One Step Correct • Primer/ Corrector
|Would buy this product again.||31%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Made me break out and did nothing for oil or correction don't waste ur money
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I have sensitive skin and some acne scaring and figure this could be good for both these problems. I felt like it has made absolutely no difference. I used the smashbox hydrating primer before and actually really like that one, but with summer coming, felt like I needed something with less of a moisturizing factor.
I have has a few breakouts in the last few days, since starting to use the Stila Primer. I would not recommend this to anyone with acne prone skin and if you are look for something to even out your skin tone, this is not the product.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Brown
Didn't do anything for me. Did very little as a corrector; marginally helped with redness which on me isn't even really a huge problem, but did nothing else for brightening. As a primer it was one of the worst I've tried.
Worst part is that I broke out badly.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
Got a sample of this from the SA who was strongly recommending this over MUFE in 002, and smashbox in purple. Seems like a good enough product to love, since it has all the three nice colours wrapped up in one tube. Unfortunately, i think as an asian with yellow tone skin, what i really need is just the purple tones to reduce my yellow tones. therefore, this did not really work for me. my skin looks better with just a pure purple primer instead of this three in one product. Formula wise, it is not silicon based, but more moisturising. makes me feel more oily though. would not be buying this.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Neutral Hair: Black, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Green
This did not brighten my skin, it made me look darker oddly (I have a olive complexion)...it kind of helped with my pores but it made me break out in little bumps all over my face. It felt weird, and I couldn't wait to take it off at the end of the day. Yay for Sephora's return policy because I returned it!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I am yet another person who bought this product on impulse because of the pretty packaging. However, this product does not live up to my expectation. It does nothing to reduce the redness of my skin and does not brighten or reduce fine lines. This is the first primer I have used, and I have noticed that my make up stay on longer since I have started using this primer. Overall, an average product - increases the staying power of my make up, but doesn't live up to the hype.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
I went to Sephora a few months back on a mission to find a primer and foundation routine that would combat my awful oil factory of a face. I walked around the store and tried out a few different ones from MUFE, TooFaced, etc. I decided on the Stila, and glad I did.
Packaging: So Cool. the little helix looking colours in the transparent tube are really neat! I also really like this pump. It lets out just the right amounts of product!
Scent: nothing noticeable! Thats a huge plus. Stuff like primer should not have a scent, imo.
Texture: I pump the product onto my hand, and warm it up a bit, and then dab it on my face. I love the feeling and how smooth it is!
Price: At $36, its more expensive that most of the other primers I looked at, but I have been using it for about two months on almost a daily basis and it looks like i barely used any. Its a decent size, and I think it will last awhile, so broken down that way, it might be worth it!
Does It Work?: I dont really notice a difference in it correcting my skin tone issues (I have very bad redness). But I will say, it has really helped keep my skin from becoming less oily during the day, and it works GREAT with my Clinique Even Better foundation. The combo has been a lifesaver, and I dont find myself blotting or powdering my t-zone as much during the day.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This doesn't do anything. I bought this on impulse because I fell for the packaging.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I have sensitive and very acne prone combination skin. A Stila rep suggested this to me and gave me a sample. Silicone-based primers have given me breakouts in the past, and I was hoping that this would be a good alternative. In a primer, I look for something to mattify and prevent makeup from sinking into dry areas or the fine lines that are starting to form near my eyes. Unfortunately, this product didn't do either of those things for me.
This stuff *did* seem to make my makeup last a bit longer. However, my t-zone got shiny just as fast as it does without primer (even though I always use finishing powder), and my makeup sank right into fine lines and pores (though it might have looked a little better in dry areas). Despite its fancy multi-colored look, this didn't seem to diminish redness for me, either. I'm just glad I got a sample before purchasing the full size product.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
The marketing on this product was really well done as I fell for the look of the swirls. I don't think this is the best primer on the market. As others, I was also looking for a non-silicone based primer. It's ok. I will probably try something else when this runs out.
Note: The eye primer pot is AWESOME!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Curly, Fine Eyes: Hazel
Bought this primer because was looking for a non-silicone hydrating primer and liked the added plus that it would tone down redness. Found this inadequate for hydrating and did absolutely nothing for redness. Put on one side of face and not one tiny speck of difference in redness or color between side of face with primer and naked side. On the plus side it sinks right into skin so not slippery like other primers. Also love the pump container and wish all primers came in one.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I stupidly fell for the lovely appearance of this product with it's funky three coloured swirling serum...I had used Stila products before and was very impressed so felt that any of their products were sure to be as effective...I was wrong.
This serum doesn't seem to make any difference whatsoever to the tone of your skin, I thought that perhaps this would replace my foundation and give me a reason to avoid having to apply a false tint to my face, however, after using the product (couple of pumps applied to the whole face), there seemed to be no difference or coverage to any blemishes or pigment spots on my face at all so I still needed to use foundation on top of this. The point in this is lost to me. I prefer to wear as little product as possible on my face as I don't like my skin to feel sticky. Basically, this product is just pointless, although perhaps it would work for people with more severe skin problems?
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Cool Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Honestly wasn't too sure of this for my sensitive oily acne prone skin. I put this on over my moisturizer (with sunscreen) then put on my bare minerals. It does make my makeup last longer and it doesn't make my skin as oily as other products have. Everyone expects this product to be an amazing product that fixes every discolorstion. As someone who.has a lot.of acne blemishes that are difficult to hide I can say that's hard to do. I have noticed that if I use this under my BE, it hides my acne scars better than if I don't use it. So overall, I'm content and will buy this again when the time comes which isn't going to be anytime soon. This product is not only beautifully packaged, but it also lasts a long time bc you only need to use a little.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
Don't get me wrong, this product is nice. It's so pretty to look at, and it feels very nice on the skin with a sort of cooling effect. But past the point of being a sort of luxury, I didn't find this product particularly useful, especially for the price tag.
As far as the correcting element goes, yes it did tone down redness slightly, but not nearly as much as I would have liked. I really don't believe that either of the two other colours had an effect, because when they all blend together, the green really cancels them out.
And as for making makeup stay on longer, I don't think this worked at all, I see dramatically better results from my smashbox primer.
In Summary: This product looks pretty and feels nice going onto the skin, but that's about as far as its effectiveness goes. I won't stop using it, but I won't be purchasing again.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Dry, Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
I. am. an. idiot!
I purchased this purely because I fell in love with the bottle..and its weird helix design. The pump bottle is transparent and you can see the 3 (or is it 4) colours inside all separate. I have a mind like a curious child and the bottle did it for me (sort of like the question in your head of how a toothpaste comes out stripey!)
ha! well I said I'm an idiot and a fool and her money are soon parted!
The primer feels quite nice and I soooo wanted it to work but it did nothing I'm afraid. I applied to one side of my face and compared the two and there was no difference as the product had promised
On a lighter side... the bottle sure is the prettiest damn thing
I've ever seen x
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Conceptually, this product should have taken the fore front of make-up primers. I just didn't see the intended results. I think individually, the correcting colors would have worked great; however mushed into one big mess, not so much. It did absolutely nothing to hide my blemishes, but will add that it didn't make it worse. If your blemishes aren't too severe, then this product may work better for you.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I love this primer! I've always had a really bad problem with makeup, and primers breaking me out - because I have really dry, really acne-prone skin. I was talking to my friend about my problem, and she told me to try this. I ran out almost immediately, and bought it. To be honest, at first I was really nervous to use it, but once it hit my skin I was in love. It makes my skin feel moisturized, takes only half a pump for my entire face, and actually really helps my oily spots! Plus, though my redness isn't gone, it does tone it down. Over all, I love this primer, and seriously recommend it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I bought this primer b/c I wanted something silicone free for a change. This feels light on my skin and keeps my makeup on all day. One pump is enough for my whole face so despite the initial $ cost it should last a while.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
i was complaining to a friend how much i hate wearing foundation but find that now i have to because of my dark circles and the mild rosacea that i now have on my cheeks.
she recommended this product and i ran out immediately to get it.
i used it once and already i am sold. was my redness gone? no, but it was seriously toned down. same with the circles. all i needed was some concealer under my eyes and a little powder and my skin looked better than it had in a long time. and the stuff stayed on.
i've read some of the negative reviews and i'm wondering if maybe it doesn't work as well on oily skin.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
This is the weirdest product that I've ever used and I don't want to be without it. I get other folks' criticisms, I do, but the effects on my face are just too good to give it up.
I have surfably-oily skin, with a red nose covered in tiny broken capillaries and red patches on my cheeks - what the Brits call "high coloring". Rather than give up, I normally cover most of that with green corrector from my Graftobian Color Wheel. That takes forever, so I was looking for something fun to try. Enter One Step Correct.
The bottle is cool, the amount is small for the high price and the pump wants to give enough to do my face and paint a wall as well. If you've read that here or anywhere else, it's true. It took me a bit to realize that I needed to mix the colors a bit so that I wasn't just throwing green onto my face, but no peach or lavender. It goes on cool to the touch and I can definitely feel it, but that passes. It retains a bit of the tackiness, but that's covered by foundation and I don't feel it at all. I can get some relief from the redness on my nose and cheeks, but I have to layer it to get more coverage and it never covers it all. I find that my foundation works to cover those areas better and I don't require a concealer anymore. I broke out after the first time I used it, but this could have been from something else as it hasn't happened again.
Here's the thing, because I know that someone may read this while wondering whether to spend his or her hard-earned cash for this: it works! My skin is brighter than before. It kind of glows, but not in a creepy sci-fi way. My makeup looks awesome when I use it. I don't know if they say not to - so check before you try - but I use it on my lids to preserve my eye makeup and that lasts 8 hours easily and up to 12 with some fading. My face doesn't fade much at all. When I use my makeup remover at night, I'm pulling off a whole lot more than I used to! As an added bonus, that cheek redness is fading because of the herbal stuff in the One Step. And...although I have oily skin, it may glow, but it doesn't have that greasy sheen that my skin can get at the end of the day - even with no touch ups at all!
So all the bad aside, I've got a shorter application time, prettier skin, my makeup stays on better and I get some therapeutic benefit. Even if I had to replace this product monthly and suffer the odd zit, it's worth it.