Stila’s One Step PrimeColor in Per Suede review

Posted on Tuesday, at bought • 536 views

  • Manufacturer: Stila
  • Availability: Stila web store and channel partners
  • Description: sheer medium brown creme
  • Cost/Amount: USD$10 for .33 ounces
  • Would you purchase again: no
Stila’s One Step PrimeColor in Per Suede

According to Stila, this is supposed to work as an eyeshadow primer, a foundation primer, a lip color, a cheek color, a floor wax, and a dessert topping.

Okay, those last two weren't in the ad copy. But everything else was. Seriously - this is marketed as the uber-versatile use-it-everywhere Go-To Product Thingummy. I got this as a free gift-with-purchase from Ulta, when I was shopping in Atlanta. I don't know that I would have picked it out myself, just because it's marketed so broadly I wouldn't have necessarily known what to do with it. The color is also…a little bit not right for me. I might be able to use this as a contouring shade on my face - it sheers down enough that it won't be uber-noticeable or harsh-edged, but there's just enough color to create the barest hint of contouring.

There are other shades of this product, and it's not super expensive (actually, it's currently in Stila's fire-sale / being-discontinued section), so in theory I could go back and buy a shade that's more suitable to me. I don't know that I'm going to bother, though. I have foundation and eyeshadow primers. Some of the shades look like they might make half-decent lip and cheek colors, though…so I'm undecided.

Photos that show how the product actually performs...! See how I create my swatches

A montage of three images: top left, close-up of the lip color in the tube; top right, the color applied over bare skin, to better show the shade; and below, the color applied to the lips.

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