12 Mar 2013

Stila One Step Correct.


I don't use a primer everyday, sometimes not for weeks at a time if I'm going through a lazy stage* (*read: always) but when I do I pretty much always use the Stila One Step Correct, which is a primer, brightener and skin tone correcting serum in one! how handy ;)

I suffer from a lot of redness around my chin and nose and this helps calm it down. Sometimes is works better than other days. It's a little hit and miss and I think it's because of the swirl of colour. Sometimes there will be a lot of peach, sometimes green. And it's the green that I want, for correcting the redness! While the Lavender counteracts sallow skin, the peach tones brighten.

I apply this in the center of my face and smooth it outwards so it's only applied where I really need it. This does smooth the skin out a little as it does have a few silicones in, but it's nothing compared to something like Benefit's Porefessional which feels very "silicone-y". The texture is a lot lighter, more of a gel that smoothes over the skin and sinks in. This does have a few skincare properties too, so that's probably why. This is meant to hydrate the skin, control oil and improve skin texture... I can't say I've noticed any improvement in texture, but I do like applying this on dry skin days as it keeps dry flaky patches of make-up at bay while controlling my oily t-zone. This does help keep my make-up fresh for longer, and thanks to counteracting the redness I can usually use my lightest coverage foundation on days when I use it (No7 Essentially Natural if you were wondering) for a pretty natural glow, ooh la la! 

When I run out will I repurchase?! That's the real test of love isn't it! I haven't made my mind up yet and would have to see if I missed it it my routine, luckily it's lasting quite a while so I won't have to make that decision just yet!
Do you know of any other redness correcting primers I can try?


12 comments

  1. I recently bought the No7 green corrector and stopped using it as it really didn't obsorb and showed up under make-up! Made my skin look really dull. My favourite green corrector so far has been by Gosh Cosmetics which you do need to wear foundation over but my skin looked way less red back when I was using it. Though I may still give this a try as I don't think the Gosh one was 'perfect'.

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  2. thanks for the review hun! I have been interested in this primer for a while now!

    http://thisgirlloveschic.blogspot.co.uk/

    xx

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  3. Im in search of a product to cover my redness on my cheeks, this seems a little pricey, Im going to try out the natural collection green concealer its only £1.99 and has had excellent reviews!

    fairestofbeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. I look at this every time I go into Sephora and I'm always to scared to actually buy it! Haha it sounds like it's pretty good though so maybe one day I'll venture out.

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  5. I love this product!! I cannot get enough of it!! I also have redness so it helps a lot!
    xx

    http://the-astyle.blogspot.ca

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  6. My favourite is the No.7 Colour Calming Green, it calls itself a "Make-up Base" but is basically a primer. I love this so much! It doesn't really help rosy cheeks, but it does help extra redness around the nose, forehead and chin area :)

    maddyscribbles.blogspot.com

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  7. It's really good to see a review of this because I've never come across one yet. I have some redness on my cheeks and anything to at least conceal it would be good. Even concealer doesn't work. I just haven't found a good one.
    Xx

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  8. Not a primer but Graftobian's colour corrector wheel is amazing for covering redness and dark circles so I'd highly recommend it!

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  9. I've been looking for something to dull down my redness, so thanks for offering this one up for consideration!

    Amy| The Little Koala Blog ♥

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  10. I love your layout and setup of your blog! Very easy to access and flow through the posts :) I received a Stila bronzer from my Birchbox that looked exactly like this, but I haven't used it yet. Would you say that this packaging is easy to use?

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  11. If you're in the market for a new primer, I think you would love the Stila Hydrating Primer. It's a yellow product and when you work it into the skin, redness is gone. I prefer this more thank the one step correct for redness, as well over green primers, which if you're wearing too light of a foundation can show through and make you look sick. :) hope this helps. Xx

    Ashley
    Blushbug.blogspot.com

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  12. If you're in the market for a new primer, I would highly recommend the Stila Hydrating primer. Not only does it hydrate the skin, but the yellow color of the product removes any redness. I prefer this one over the one step correct if you're just worried about redness, and I also prefer it over green primers, because if you're wearing a light coverage foundation it can sometimes show through. :)

    Ashley
    Blushbug.blogspot.com

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