Stila One Step Correct Skin Tone Correcting Brightening Serum

1 Nov 2012

A picture of the Stila One Step Correct Skin Tone Correcting Brightening Serum

One of the products in the Limited Edition Bespoke Selfridges Beauty Box was the Stila One Step Correct (you can read my review of the Selfridges beauty box here!) It was one of the products I most wanted in the box. I'd seen it a lot at the time and I guess like anyone, I was really captivated by design and look of the product. It's like nothing I've ever seen before. It's definitely entrancing! So what does this almost Alice-in-Wonderland type product do exactly?

This innovative, triple-swirled helix serum 'instantly' colour-corrects, brightens and covers skin imperfections for a flawless face with no fuss! "Swirl your way to perfect skin in one step!" It is a primer, colour-correcter, brightener and anti-aging skincare serum all in one! And it's all down to Stila's Youth Revival Bio-Available Mineral Complex! But what on earth is that? Well, the green tone instantly neurtalises redness and conceals blemishes, the lavender tone counteracts sallow undertones for a vibrant, energised look and the peach tone brightens, illuminates and helps diminish the appearance of sun spots! Quite a lot of promises for a product which costs £24 for 30ml. Well with that price tag, you'd expect it to do a lot, too! It also boasts that it's weightless creamy formula blends imperceptibly into the skin and won't clog pores or settle into fine leaves, so all anyone will notice is your perfectly flawless skin! 

So does it really do all of that? Well.... I don't know. I honestly can't give a straight answer and I've been using this for a couple of months now. Sometimes, I see each shade doing it's business. Sometimes. I don't notice any of them doing a darn thing. Maybe it has its lazy days? We're all entitled to them. But for me, if I had bought this straight out for £24, I'd expect it to do everything it claims, everyday. And it doesn't. I like it, but I don't love it. I don't think it's worth the £24 price tag and I definitely wouldn't repurchase it. No matter how pretty it looks.

A picture of the Stila One Step Correct Skin Tone Correcting Brightening Serum