Skeptic Files: Stila One-Step PrimeColor

By Voxy  

It’s been awhile since I’ve been openly skeptical of something (besides our dear friend Jenna), so I thought we were about due.

Check out this new product from Stila — their One-Step PrimeColor. Via Sephora, here is the description of the product:

“This revolutionary new formula combines primer, eyeshadow, highlighter, lip color, cheek color, and bronzer with mineral pigments to deliver an innovative, high-definition, long-wearing, all-over color. One Step PrimeColor is formulated with Stila’s Youth Revival Bio-Available Mineral Complex™, which reads and reacts to the skin zone-by-zone, visibly priming, balancing, correcting, and optimizing for a supremely flawless finish. The formula is hydrating and balancing and and [sic] reduces the look of fine lines and wrinkles. Shades will include matte or shimmer finishes.”

So wait a minute. It’s a combination primer, eyeshadow, highlighter, lip color, cheek color, AND bronzer. Um, OK… but there’s only one color of pigment in the tube, right? So your face, cheeks, eyelids, lips, cheekbones, and brow will all be … pink?

AND it primes, balances, corrects, optimizes, hydrates, and reduces the look of fine lines and wrinkles. It’s a floor wax AND a dessert topping!!!

(I don’t even want to get into the Youth Revival Bio-Available Mineral Complex ™ ). I just don’t.

If you decide to give it a go, you can score this baby from Sephora at $22 for 0.33 oz. Who wants to go first? Come on, I’ll even give you a cookie…

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  1. avatar Froggy
    Posted May 4, 2010 at 8:31 pm | Permalink | Reply

    The amount of cash I’ve been throwing away (well, not throwing away, I guess) on furniture and housewares lately, I’m almost prepared to say ‘screw it’ and just buy the thing. Though I don’t wear lip colour, blusher or bronzer. Worth a cookie? Hmm.


  2. avatar Ranganathan
    Posted April 27, 2010 at 8:08 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Oh, I’m totally intrigued. Maybe it turns everything flesh toned and you look like a huge-eyed no-features anime character? I live in a Land Without Sephora, so I await with baited breath to hear from a volunteer tester.


    • avatar Voxy
      Posted April 27, 2010 at 8:51 pm | Permalink | Reply

      Well, gosh, I might just have to make a stop there this weekend and see if they’ve got it in-store yet.


  3. avatar a biologist
    Posted April 27, 2010 at 3:58 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I admit, I’m intrigued. It sounds like a hot mess, but in what way? I’ll certainly be looking for a tester when I’m in Sephora next.


  4. avatar Plin
    Posted April 27, 2010 at 8:34 am | Permalink | Reply

    For some reason, I am wildly curious about this product. I mean, that description is so very ludicrous and over the top, I would love to see what it actually looks like on a face.

    My curiosity does not extend to shelling out twenty-two bucks for the privilege, however, so I guess I’ll die without ever knowing just how miraculous this product is.


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