Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Review: Stila One Step Correct Primer - A 3-in-1 product!

This is a review of the Stila One Step Correct Primer. I bought this when I was in Hawaii.

What it does: (from
An innovative, three-in-one serum that contains three color-correcting, moisturizing brighteners for flawless looking skin. The newest addition to Stila's One Step category, One Step Correct is a ground-breaking, triple-swirled helix serum that instantly color corrects, brightens, primes, and nourishes the skin. On top of the immediately gratifying benefits, the infusion of Stila's exclusive Youth Revival Bio-Available Mineral Complex™ improves skintone, evens out the complexion, and helps smooth fine lines and wrinkles.

As you can see from the bottle, this primer contains 3 color correcting pigments suspended in a clear base. 

Price: $36 for 1 oz. Pricey!

  • This primer feels very light on my skin. It does not feel silicone-y, sticky, or oily
  • My face looked fresher (hopefully from the color correcting), even though it was not obviously green, purple, or pink
  • This does not make my makeup last longer. Granted, that is not one of the claims of this product.
  • This bottle lasted me about one month. In my mind, $36 is too expensive for me to repurchase each month

Would I repurchase?  No.  Honestly, it is just too expensive.  Also, I don't think that there is anyone who actually needs all 3 color correctors. Green is for redness, purple is for sallowness, and pink is to make look brighter. If your face is generally reddish, do you need pink in your primer? Yes, some people may need it in different areas, but it would probably be a better idea to use 2 different color correctors on different parts of your face.

Considering the price, I guess I was looking for a miracle product.  Unfortunately, this was not it!

Hope you enjoyed this review!

xoxo, K


  1. I saw this in my local drugstore and I was really intruged by the design! It looks so awesome!

    I think you are right, it is expensive for only lasting a month and not really doing much, particularly since it doesnt even prolong the time makeup lasts!

  2. I have the powder version of this, I have a lot of redness and sallowness so the green and purple really helped to even out my complexion when I'm not wearing foundation. It's even more expensive in Canada, try $47.

  3. Thanks for the review. Too bad it wasn't a favorite for you though. I always see this at Sephora and have always been curious about it. You bring up a good point about the 3 color thing though - having both green and pink in there seems to defeat the purpose of either color.


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