I mentioned in a post a while back about a new beauty product I’d seen and then eventually bought because of the reviews I’d seen. Stila One Step colour corrector promised to neutralise the yellow and pink patches in the skin to create a nice even finish.
So firstly it looks pretty. A double helix of colour and serum spun together in a clear bottle with a pump nozzle. The instructions say to put a small amount on the back of the hand and then apply to the face using your fingertips or one of their brushes. I’ve never worn foundation or base and I really wouldn’t know how, but this was fairly simple. I put it on all over my face like moisturiser and then dabbed a little more on the more problematic areas.
The first time I used this I put it on straight over moisturiser as I’d just gotten out of the bath, and I felt that my face was rather shiny. Even without putting moisturiser on first my skin looked shiny after applying the serum, but after leaving it for a few minutes it settled to a nice satin and my skin felt smooth and not sitcky. I didn’t feel like I’d put anything on my skin, which is my main reason for steering clear of foundation – I hate the feeling of wearing a mask. I didn’t need to wait before putting Touche Eclat on under my eyes, though, and the One Step actually meant I could put less concealer on, which means it’ll last a lot longer in the long run.
I really liked the sheer cover but even colour it promoted on my skin. I have a lot of pink patches in my skin, dark circles under my eyes and dark patches from old spots. This covered them all. I suppose I could keep layering it up for more coverage, but I didn’t feel the need to.
I took a shot of my face this evening after taking half of my makeup off so I could show you the difference.
The left side is make up free and the right side has One Step, touche eclat under the eyes for more coverage and a little blusher. You can see how the redness has been covered around my nose, cheek, chin and under my eyes. Even the patches on my forehead are less prominent. I swear my nose even looks slimmer on the side with make up, because of the reduction of redness around the nostril.
Here’s an even shot of my face with One Step on:
This stuff is pretty much magic. At £24 a bottle it’s pretty expensive but you don’t need to use much to get a great effect. I wouldn’t suggest wearing foundation over the top unless you’re skin tone is really very patchy, but then I’m no foundation expert! I’m so glad I came across this. It’s going to be wonderful in the summer as a light cover and it’s a wonderful base for a heavier look in the evening.
I’d love to know if any of you have tried this and what you thought. If you were thinking of buying it and were hesitating I’d say just go for it. You won’t be disappointed!
I bought this product with my own pennies, and am in no way affiliated with Stila. I researched, read reviews, bought and tried this product all on my own – aren’t I a big girl?