Stila One Step Correct

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When Stila’s Aqufresh-reminiscent One Step Correct was released, I was dying to try it just because it looked so cool, but I wasn’t really up for parting with £24 for it at the time. I ended up finally getting my hands on it when Selfridges did their limited edition Beauty Box (let’s not talk about that story again though) and although it took me a while to getting round to using it, it’s quickly jumped into my everyday routine.

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You can’t tell me you don’t think it looks a bit like toothpaste. And not only does the triple-helix design look awesome, it’s also a massive multitasker. It’s supposed to be a makeup primer, colour corrector, brightener and anti-ageing serum all in one. As someone with extreme yoof on my side, I can’t make an informed judgement on that last claim but I can certainly tell you that it excels in all the other areas.

Let’s talk about the colours. Yes, they do all come out of the tube in squiggly lines like toothpaste! The green is to neutralise redness, of course – I hope you can see a bit of this in the hand swatches below. The pale lavender is for bringing life to dull and sallow undertones while the peach is for overall brightening and counteracting any blue-ish shadows to the skin (particularly under the eyes). What’s really interesting is that despite having several colours in it, this extremely lightweight and creamy formula vanishes imperceptibly into the skin, leaving behind nothing but its corrective properties and a moisturised, brightened complexion. Since it’s essentially colourless when blended in, I can’t work out why or how (so let’s just call it witchcraft), but it just does something to my face. If I’m having a moderately good skin day, I feel like I could get away with just wearing this on its own with no other base on top.

Another thing I love about it, is how well it controls oil throughout the day (seriously, since I’ve been using this I’ve never got too shiny) whilst retaining that brightened look. I honestly didn’t realise it was possible for someone with skin like mine to be able to pull off the whole glowing skin thing without looking like an oil slick.

My face isn’t taking very well to being photographed at the moment (le sigh) so I hope these hand swatches will at least give you a good idea of the texture and effects. I know it seems kind of odd to include a picture of just the back of my hand, but when you compare it to the first photo before the product is blended out you can see the brightening effect.

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So whilst I think this is pretty pricey at £24 for 30ml, after having a good hard think, I would repurchase. I really love the effect and it does make the perfect base for foundation, and you really don’t need a lot of it – one pump covers the entire face and neck area easily. In this way it does represent pretty good value for money so I’d recommend it.

Have you tried Stila One Step Correct before? Do you like the look of it?

  • Adel

    wow, thank you for the review. i have been wanting to try this!

    • Leanne

      No problem, hope it was helpful! :-)

  • rockandglitter

    That’s such a cool effect and looks like a good product :)


    • Leanne

      That’s what I love about it, it’s so cool but it really works! x

  • Emma Kelly

    I really want to try this just so expensive!

    • Leanne

      I think it’s worth it really – I can tell it’s going to last absolutely ages and I really like the effect it gives :-) x

  • Pei Kei Kan

    Sounds amazing! Might give it a try x

    • Leanne

      You definitely should :-) x

  • Kemcaflipflops

    I want this now! I’m a sucker for anything that primes and brightens!

    • Leanne

      Tell me about it – one of my many weaknesses!

  • Lois Kelly

    I might have to try this out – my current primer is Benefit’s PoreFessional which is only 50p cheaper!

    Lois xx

    • Leanne

      I didn’t like PoreFessional too much, found it a bit heavy for me and the tint looks so obvious on me because I’m so pale! x

  • Nee

    I bought this and used mine all up, I really liked it, it did brighten and moisturise but I didn’t think it colour corrected for me( I’m blotchy red beyond all help I suppose )
    I have large pores so I preferred to use Benefits PoreFessional. Really great review though xx

    • Leanne

      Yeah I would have to say I think the colour correction is the weakest aspect of it, it makes a bit of a difference but doesn’t totally cover my redness! I wasn’t much of a fan of PoreFessional though x

  • xXxStundonxXx

    I really want to try this and you’ve made me want to try it even more now! x

    • Leanne

      Sorry about that ;-) haha x

  • emmabovary

    It just looks so cool, I want to try it for it’s skin assistance but mainly I want to squee every time I push some out to use ;P

    • Leanne

      Yeah I definitely haven’t got bored of that yet! Haha

  • Emily

    Hmmm….interesting and impressive. I think I wanna try this one out too. It seems like a good product to try out.

    • Leanne

      Definitely – hope you try it and love it! :-)

  • Anonymous

    This is a fantastic product, coming fom sum1 who has bad pigmintation marks of the sun……..i dont leave the house without it on now!! at £24 it is pricey but ive just ordered my 3rd tube 2day so it must b doing somthing ryt :)) x

    • Leanne

      Wow, definitely! Really glad to hear you like it :-) x

  • HeartsAndCrosses

    I need this in my life, Ive been looking for a product like this for a while and for £24 that in’t too bad, i’ve never tried stila though :)