Today I will be reviewing the gorgeous certified organic lipstick from Ilia Beauty in the colour Pink Kashmir (limited edition). I decided to invest more in natural, certified organic lipsticks because whatever you put on your lips, you eventually end up ingesting. With all the chemicals that are contained within mainstream lipsticks, women ingest around 7 pounds of lipstick a year, which is very alarming! This is the second brand of certified organic lipstick I have yet tried, and I must say I am blown away by the quality. Not only are the ingredients of the highest quality, but it also performs as well, if not better than most mainstream lipsticks. What I love about Ilia beauty as a brand, is that they seamlessly blend organic with modern fashion, catering to the everyday, stylish woman.
Founder of Ilia beauty, Sasha Plavsic’s philosophy:
“Somebody recently said to me, that because it’s organic it’s good for you, and it doesn’t matter if it doesn’t work as well as the mainstream stuff – I intend to change their mind.”
Description on Website:
“Inspired by the colours of India and Pakistan, Pink Kashmir is ILIA’s standout shade for spring and summer.
ILIA Lipstick combines organic ingredients with contemporary colours that can be layered to create your own personalised shade.”
Ingredients: Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil*, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil*, Jojoba (Simmondsia Chinensis) Seed Oil*, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Beeswax (Cera Alba)*, Triisostearyl Citrate, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter*, Manihot Esculenta (Tapioca) Starch*, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Rosa Canina (Rose Hip) Fruit Oil, Sage (Salvia Officinalis) Leaf Extract, Tocopherol.
*certified organic ingredients
Colour: This colour is very vibrant, but not too neon on the lips. It’s a very cool toned pink, which unfortunately doesn’t go with my fair skin colour. With one swipe, the colour is very pigmented and perfect for the spring and summer.
Texture/Feel: This is by far the best texture of any organic lipstick I have yet to try (beside Bite Beauty). It is very creamy and conditioning to the lips. It never dries them out, yet sets to a nice semi-matte.
Size: 3.5 g
Price: AUD $34.00. Although this lipstick is quite pricey, it will last you forever! It’s so pigmented and you can’t beat the high quality ingredients contained within it.
Packaging: I love the aluminium packaging! It’s very sleek, modern, and high quality.
Longevity: Not only is there a generous amount of product, there is so much pigmentation, that this lipstick will last you forever. It also lasts quite a long time on my lips as it dries to a semi-matte. I would say it lasts for me around 6-7 hours, considering I lick my lips a lot!
Recommend? Definitely! Although I’m not a fan of the colour on me, the actual formulation is quite nice.
Where to Buy: http://iamnaturalstore.com.au. Unfortunately this shade is limited edition and sold out at the moment! However you can keep looking back on the website or search for it on the Ilia Beauty website.