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ILIA Color Block Lipstick

ILIA Color Block Lipstick

November 2018

Ilia Color Block Lip Stick

New Formula, New Intensity, Same Quality

Credit: Ilia Beauty

Credit: Ilia Beauty

Hello, my name is Samantha… and I am a lipstick addict. It is no surprise to anyone that lip products tend to be my safety zone because I am always talking about them. It is easy to say that they are a bit more convenient than spending time on an eye look, but I love them for more than that. They can brighten up your face, instantly make you look ‘put together’ and who does not love seeing their lipstick print on most things?

I have been known to own multiple lipsticks in similar shades because when something works for me, something works. Ask me what my favorite brands are and Kosas, Kjear Weis, and Ilia come to mind. Being the beauty connoisseur I am, when I found out Ilia released a new formula of lipsticks I had to get my hands on them.

 

Tango stained on the lips

Tango stained on the lips

The Color Block High Impact Lipsticks are the update to the original Ilia formula and have a plethora of promises. Finely milled pigments are meant to create color that is long wearing, full opacity, and comfortable on the lips. There is a nice range of shades, 12 colors in total, and vary from bold to neutral. I can definitely see myself wearing all of the shades depending on my mood.

Left to Right: Tango, Rococoa, Amberlight. These are swatched in outdoor lighting

Left to Right: Tango, Rococoa, Amberlight. These are swatched in outdoor lighting

The ingredients are what really make me interested in the product. Sure, the claims are great, but nothing is worse than when your lipstick smudges or dries out your lips. With autumn and winter upon us, I know I need products that are going to be comfortable while providing hydration. The key ingredients of Apricot Oil, Sunflower Seed Wax, and Mango Seed Butter are all well known to provide everything Ilia says the new formula will.

 Overall, I have to give it to Ilia! I was obsessed with the original formula, yet I think this one knocks it out of the park. The colors wear well, they are not patchy, they do hydrate my lips, and they make me FEEL good. Nothing is more important to me than finding a balance between inner and outer beauty.

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Ilia Color Block in Tango.jpg

Color Block High Impact Lipstick in Tango

Described as a traditional red lipstick, this little guy is the perfect autumn/winter transition shade. It is not exactly a blue undertone, but not a warm orange either (I see it as a neutral toned red). It glides onto the lips and has a more autumnal red than something like Thrillist from Kosas or RMS Red from RMS. I would say Tango is suitable for all skin colors and undertones if you asked me.

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Color Block High Impact Lipstick in Rococoa

            I would doubt you if you told me I would wear a muted brick lipstick even a year ago, I would think you were insane. Rococoa is suppose to be a nude shade in the line, but definitely is not. It is more of a deep reddish brown that would make a great “Your lips but better” color for darker skin tones. I do not exactly love it, but I do not hate it either.

 

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Color Block High Impact Lipstick in Amberlight

If the color itself does not get you, the description will. Bardot Nude is the perfect way to highlight the beauty of this lighter shade. It is the perfect pink tone for someone with fair to medium skin tones. If you go from medium to deep, I think ‘Marsala’ might be just up your alley.

 

 Overall, I have to give it to Ilia! I was obsessed with the original formula, yet I think this one knocks it out of the park. The colors wear well, they are not patchy, they do hydrate my lips, and they make me FEEL good. Nothing is more important to me than finding a balance between inner and outer beauty.

 

You can purchase all 12 shades from The Detox Market, Ilia’s Site, and several other cosmetic stores and retailers.

 

 

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