|Swirl your way to a luminous, glowing complexion in one step! This innovative triple-swirled helix serum instantly illuminates, primes and nourishes the skin. One Step Illuminate improves skintone, evens out your complexion and helps smooth fine lines and wrinkles for complexion perfection! Stila’s new One Step Illuminate’s oil-free formula melts right into the skin and dries down, creating a gorgeous, illuminating glow. This revolutionary new formula contains three illuminating bronzers:
This primer, illuminating, color correcting skincare serum contains Stila’s Youth Revival Bio-Available Mineral Complex that instantly:
Ingredients: water/aqua, cyclopentasiloxane, propylene glycol, octyldodecyl neopentanoate, peg/ppg-18/18 dimethicone, dimethicone, phytantriol, phenoxyethanol, aluminum hydroxide, stearic acid, boron nitride, glycerin, palmitic acid, dextrin palmitate, sodium dehydroacetate, magnesium ascorbyl phosphate, retinyl palmitate, tocopheryl acetate, tocopherol, tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate, triethoxycaprylylsilane, butylene glycol, sodium hyaluronate, magnesium chloride, potassium chloride, sodium chloride, zinc chloride, lysine, panax ginseng root extract, ginkgo biloba leaf extract, anthemis nobilis flower extract, camellia oleifera leaf extract, montmorillonite, illite, kaolin, methylparaben, propylparaben,may contain (+/_) mica, titanium dioxide (ci 77891), zinc oxide (ci 77947), iron oxides (ci 77491, ci 77492, ci 77499). gel base: water/aqua, butylene glycol, glycerin, glyceryl acrylate/acrylic acid copolymer, carbomer, sodium hydroxide, caprylyl glycol, phenoxyethanol, hexylene glycol, disodium edta .
Stila One Step Illuminate serum comes in a sturdy transparent pump dispenser bottle with an attached cap. The actual product is in form of hypnotic swirls of three illuminating bronzers: Pale pink (warms the complexion), Champagne (highlights the skin) & Kitten (brightens and illuminates) suspended in a clear gel. The swirls look like DNA helical strands & the three different shades adds up for the look here!
It has got extremely light weight texture like an air whipped mousse (slightly wet) which applies & blends like a dream. But it does give some tough time blending on dry or hydration lack skin being an oil free formula where I could see some glitter concentration.. However I never face any issues with the formula on well moisturised skin. The product does not give any hint of hydration to the skin & just about kills the super matte effect of the base coverage providing a subtle glow. Though it has some glitter thing going around, they are not too pronounced but neither subtle too. Wearing this alone does makes the glitters perceptible little bit, however wearing under base or mixed with foundation completely transforms the whole look into a soft subtle luminous glow. This is not something I would love to wear alone like Benefit Girl meets Pearl because of the perceptible glitter. I like the fact that it doesn’t have any distinct fragrance to it though sniffed hard some unknown strange smell can be experienced which is quiet mild.
The illuminator comes out as warm pale pink which warms complexion a bit. It might not suit paler skintones & can make them look darker. The formula instantly lifts up the skin making it look lively & relaxed with a subtle glow. Overall it did made a difference to my skin but not something extra ordinary. The results were good with subtle luminous glow provided used with a base product, I didn’t liked it much to be used as a face illuminator on its own. And as for the tall claims given by the brand (which is quiet unusual for a luminizer!) as in reducing wrinkles & skin texture improvement, skin nourishment etc…it did make a difference in skin appearance but not something very remarkable. It certainly is not hydrating for my extremely dry skin but it does blurs out the imperfections nicely giving a smoother & even appearance to skin. The product gives a good 9-10 hours of wear. I am kind of on border & find this product OK sort of but not something that I would intend to repurchase. I guess this will work better for combination-oily skin.
- Very convenient to use pump dispensing packaging.
- Attractive swirls.
- Super light mousse texture.
- Applies & blends in flawlessly.
- Gives a nice subtle glow.
- Blurs out imperfections giving a smooth & even canvas for following up base makeup.
- The formula has faintly perceptible glitters (not major but still* perceptible!) whereas I prefer pearlescent finish in my highlighters & luminizers. (However this is completely a personal preference.
- I didn’t notice any remarkable change in my skin as per the brands tall claims.
- This is certainly not hydrating for me & gets slightly more effort to blend when my skin is bad shape.
It’s certainly a decent product but looking at the price tag, I was expecting a little more here. I am not a great fan of finish here and not prefer to use the formula on its own without any base coverage. Otherwise it does a pretty good job for providing a smooth & even toned canvas for base makeup by blurring out the imperfections.