Two new and very excellent Stila products that will make your skin all radiant and glowy

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As much as I adore colour cosmetics—the packaging! the pigments! the elaborately engraved eyeshadows worthy of displaying on your walls as art!—the makeup items that really get me going are the ones you use on your skin.

As in: concealers, primers, powders, blushes, bronzers and foundations. All stuff that, if it’s good, is basically undetectable—it just makes you look like you’ve naturally got perfect, glowy skin.

This is why I am all over two new and very idiot-proof products from Stila like white on rice:

The first product is the new One Step Makeup ($57):

stila one step makeup Two new and very excellent Stila products that will make your skin all radiant and glowy

Oh. Em. Gee.

This is simultaneously a primer, concealer, powder and foundation—and is not only money-saving (you won’t have to spring for separate items now), but also time-saving. Instead of applying all those layers, you just dab this stuff on and it gives you both coverage AND longevity.

Let me also reassure those of you concerned about how well it actually can hide flaws and spots—it really DOES double as concealer and is totally buildable. It also contains high-def, 100% mineral pigments that help diminish the look of imperfections, fine lines and wrinkles.

I am in love, peoples.

The other new prod that is surprisingly fantastic is the One Step PrimeColor ($29):

Stila One Step Makeup Primecolor Two new and very excellent Stila products that will make your skin all radiant and glowy

Again, they’ve really dumbed things down for us and made a single product that can be used as a primer, eye shadow, highlighter, lip colour, cheek colour and bronzer.

How you use it depends on the shade you pick (there are six—some bronzey, some pinky and some neutral) and, of course, your skin tone.

The shade I was sent is Bronze Babe, and let me tell you—it maybe just surpassed my previous fave cream bronzer from Dr. Hauschka. It has a bit more pigment, is waterproof and therefore lasts longer (although you can’t expect natural brands like Hauschka to compete on that front), and, of course, is so darn multi-tasking. Besides the cheekbones and forehead, it looks great on the lids and I might just try it on my lips to shake up my usual pinks and reds.

Oh, and did I mention it has the same wrinkle-smoothing properties as the product above?

Can’t recommend these enough. Let me know if you try them!

14 Comments

Monica
Friday, July 23/2010 at 1:14 pm

Ohhh! Those two Stila products sound like a dream, must check them out.

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Comment Avatar Michelle Villett
Saturday, July 24/2010 at 12:40 pm

I think you will love them! Getting really good reviews online (besides this one!).

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jenncharina
Friday, July 23/2010 at 2:47 pm

Do you know if they’re available in Canada yet?

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Comment Avatar Michelle Villett
Saturday, July 24/2010 at 12:40 pm

My press release says they’re going to be available “summer 2010″ so I think they should be out now. They’re at Sephora and Murale in Canada.

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Arianne
Friday, July 23/2010 at 7:12 pm

These sound amazing for travel! I love multi-tasking products. That primer/concealer/foundation is going to be a definite must-try for me. :)

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Comment Avatar Michelle Villett
Saturday, July 24/2010 at 12:41 pm

Definitely – I forgot to say that I also really like how the One Step Makeup comes in a pump format. Can’t wait to hear what you think!

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Maria
Monday, July 26/2010 at 9:47 pm

I am running to my Sephora now. OMGOMGOMG.

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Comment Avatar Michelle Villett
Tuesday, July 27/2010 at 10:04 am

Haha – I am pretty sure you will love these! Let me know if you try them!

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Gimped
Thursday, July 29/2010 at 2:24 pm

Hey Michelle! Will the One Step product help with the pore problem I was having? If it will I might have to scrap all my Benefit stuff and grab this! It’s a lot of work layering on moisturizer, primer, pore perfector, concealer, and powder foundation. I’m surprised my skin hasn’t gotten angry at me yet!

http://beautyeditor.ca/2010/05/31/reader-question-can-you-recommend-a-primer-that-will-make-my-skin-look-flawless/

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Comment Avatar Michelle Villett
Thursday, July 29/2010 at 5:33 pm

What primer and pore perfector are you using? (Just wondering if you really need both… refresh my memory?)

While I love the Stila One Step I think it’s definitely something you should try before you buy – they should be able to give you a tiny sample.

The reason is – it’s got quite a bit of coverage so I personally only apply it in the areas where I have darkness or redness (around the nose, chin, and eyes). I don’t put it all over my forehead which is what I would do with a traditional primer. Not that you couldn’t but I just worry that it might look a bit heavy. (And I think most people can get away with less, not more, foundation.)

So I would see if I could test it out. It also depends on how oily your skin is or how “flawless” you want to go. I’m lazy so I wouldn’t want a full-face mask of this product every day (whereas colourless primers you don’t feel or see).

I hope that makes sense?

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Gimped
Monday, August 16/2010 at 10:44 am

Hi Michelle

I WAS using the new PoreFessional from Benefit, but I had a reaction to it so it’s going back. When I was using it I was using it alone; no other primer. But when I DO use primer, it’s Benefit’s That Gal.

Maybe I’ll stop at Sephora this aft and get a sample …

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Comment Avatar Michelle Villett
Wednesday, August 18/2010 at 11:49 am

You know what – I’ve been trying the PoreFessional primer the past week or so and I don’t like it. Didn’t give me a reaction but I just didn’t find that it DID anything for me as far as oil control.

Let me know how you get on with the Stila. I do really love it…

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huw thomas
Tuesday, August 6/2013 at 1:51 am

I agree Pore Professional is a) pointless and b) useless. I bought it amd gave it away in 3 weeks. It gave me a greasy whiteish nose with slighty blurred pores. I think the intern came up with the idea and now works for Rimmel – “get the London look, you’ve been out and drunk for 2 days, slept with several ugly men (you think), and wake up with a lovely view of a gutter”. LOL, London women are the most beautiful in the world really. LOL!!!!! As if!!!!

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huw thomas
Tuesday, August 6/2013 at 12:51 am

Here I am. 3 years later! In 2013 we have flying cars and walk like robots. I think the Stila products have changed (ooh I’m sharp). Colour corrector, illuminator and bronzer. Now, when you’re 46, healthy looking fresh skin is a delightful once-per-year occasion – I make the most of the occasion by mincing out of the house, happy as larry until I cop a glance of a grey lined face in the Starbucks window and realise it was all a dream. I was pretty ill for a year and my poor old face turned grey, gaunt and lined – thats the 40s for you. I mix the 3 together and smooth it on and rub it in. It makes my skin look great – I put it over spf – bit shiny so add a touch of powder. I rub it round my eyes too – somehow looks like best concealer ever. As a man, you have to leave a little shadow round the eyes so everything is always light coverage. At mo I dot a bit of medium benefit Don’t stray and Cinique “corrector – tiny bit, tap it in and if I’m still Mr Hag 2013, then i blob an eeny bit of rodial flash of light or something in corner. blend away and then light powder on top. Those Stila products are magic – I am worried they are going to discontinue them but I’ll get over it. God help me!!! Take the knife, please!” LOL! Not really. Now then foundation – Don’t!!!!!! Byeeeeeeeeeee!! Mwah!!!xxxxx

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