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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Stila One Step Illuminate Skin Tone Illuminating Primer

stila one step skin illuminating primer (4)::: press sample :::

Primer can be a polarizing topic, depending on the beauty fan. I'm neither a hater or a lover, but I do appreciate the promise of a smoother, more perfected base for makeup. Who isn't, right? On the constant quest to find the 'one', I added Stila One Step Illuminate Skin Tone Illuminating Primer to my makeup routine. Did it wok wonders? Read on to find out...



The Stila One Step Illuminate Skin Tone Illuminating Primer isn't your average primer, interestingly enough. While is does prep skin very nicely for foundation, it does more for skin that just beautify with its serum-like texture. Comprised of a clear serum that works to nourish, hydrates, and improve skin texture with the added benefit of Stila's Youth Revival Bio-Available Mineral Complex which brings 15 minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants to the party.

The centre of the tube is home to the fun stuff, the triple helix of of three illuminators that work together to give skin some pep via:
  • Shimmery Peach (Kitten) to brighten
  • Pale Pink to warm skin tone
  • Champagne to give a highlight/glow

stila one step skin illuminating primer (3)

The lightweight primer has a gelled-serum like feel that absorbs quickly into the skin leaving it feeling lightly hydrated and instantly smoothed. The glow is quite soft, but this does give a hint of radiance. While there is a hint of tint when you swatch this, the colour isn't evident as such on skin but just gives skin an overall boost.

Overall, I quite like this primer. The added hydration is an added benefit I especially love, in addition to the soft, brightened effect. What do you think? Are primers a must have in your routine? Tried this or want to?