Saturday, June 22, 2013

Review: Ilia lipstick crayon

I love a good lippie.  Lipstick, lip gloss, lip stain - you name it, it lives in my bathroom waiting it's turn to be the lip color of the day in my makeup bag.  I demand a lot of a lip product. I needs to be creamy, long lasting, not stick to my teeth or not wear off easily, stand up to some eating and drinking, and not change color during the day.  I've tried and abandoned more lip stuff than you can imagine. 

For summer I decided I need something coral.  What looks better with some blonde highlights and a little tan than coral lips?  Googling coral lipstick brought up a brand I'd never heard of, Ilia.  Natural products made with ethical and sustainable ingredients.  Green beauty is very popular and a good idea, but to be honest I'd wear pure arsenic if it made me look good.  My limited experience with green products has been that they don't have rich color and they don't last.  The Ilia lipstick crayons changed my mind.

I ordered the gorgeous coral, Karma Chameleon.  It goes on smooth and creamy, slightly sheer yet richly pigmented.  I made it from 7:00 a.m. to lunch time with no touch up.  After eating lunch, blotting and reapplying did the trick for the afternoon.  The color stays true, it doesn't get dry and flaky, and it feels good on the lips. 

Ilia also makes other lip products, mascara, illuminator and multipurpose sticks.  I found them online on their own site, as well as a favorite site of mine,

1 comment:

Sandarella Sandy said...

I never wear lipstick, but when I do, I prefer something light and easy. These look promising!