Ilia Beauty “Pink Kashmir” Lipstick Review

Hello Beauties!

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.”

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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

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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.

Rating: 3/5

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.

love,

beautywithinandout

xx

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Valentine’s Day Makeup Look (Using Mostly Natural Products)

Hello Beauties!

I have a Valentine’s Day look for you, inspired by Jessica Biel’s character in the movie, “Valentine’s Day.” This look uses mostly natural makeup, however if you don’t have access to most of the products mentioned, you can swap products for what you have already! I absolutely love her simple, yet feminine look in the movie. The pink, flirtacious lips are definitely the main focus of this look. Whether you’re spending Valentine’s Day with loved ones, your boyfriend, or your girlfriends, this look is very versatile! Enjoy!

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Base:

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-Biel’s character wears a matte, but natural base. I would recommend the Jane Iredale PurePressed Base, with the Inika Kabuki Brush. Not only can it build up to full coverage (using the Jane Iredale Flocked Sponge), it looks very natural and lasts a long time. It’s also made with natural mineral ingredients that are gentle and good for your skin! If you need to conceal any blemishes, only SPOT conceal with your favourite concealer.

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-If you have any under eye circles or simply want to brighten up the under eye area, I recommend the RMS Beauty Un-Cover Up. Not only is it very creamy and moisturizing, it’s certified organic with healing coconut oil to help nourish the under eye area, erasing any fine lines.

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-To help set the RMS Un-Cover Up, I love using the RMS “Un” Powder. It’s made of 100% Silica, and it is VERY soft. It helps to lock the un cover up in place, as well as to help it not crease throughout the day. It’s also fantastic for laugh lines or any where you have wrinkle or crease. If you don’t have access to this product, you can use a little bit of the Jane Iredale Purepressed base on a small brush and sweep it under the eye area.

Cheeks:

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-Biel’s cheeks are of a very peachy, pink shade (though more on the peachy side). I would recommend the Inika Mineral Blush in Peachy Keen. Though this blush is VERY pigmented, it can be applied very sheerly with a light hand. Not only is it a mineral blush crushed from the Earth, it’s performance and colour are truly amazing! It gives you that natural healthy, radiant glow from within.

Eyes:

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-Although Biel doesn’t appear to have any black eyeliner on her bottom waterline, her top waterline is very defined and dark. I would recommend the Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner in Stingray, under the lashes on your top waterline. It gives your eyes that dark, feline sultry look, perfect for Valentine’s Day. If you wanted to add some definition to your bottom lash line, lightly smudge a light-medium brown eyeshadow.

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-Biel definitely has a cat like, feminine eye look in this movie. I would suggest using the Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in Intense Black. The colour is a very beautiful rich black, that lasts on the eye all day. The applicator is also very easy to use, so you can control the thickness of your desired cat eye. Cat eyes, though a simple look, it can be very sexy, sultry and feminine.

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-My favourite all time mascara! If you want those full, false looking lashes, this mascara is for you! The Max Factor False Lash Effect Mascara, gives you those feminine, flirty lashes, perfect for Valentine’s Day!

Lips:

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-This step is optional if your not a lip liner girl, however the Victoria’s Secret Lip Liner in Blushing Nude is my favourite. It’s a perfect rosy nude colour that blends with your natural lip colour, to give you a bit more definition and shape.

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-The RMS Beauty LipShine in Sacred is a pretty spot on colour for Jessica Biel’s lip colour in the movie. It’s the perfect fuschia, hot pink romantic colour for Valentine’s Day. It glides on effortlessly, made with certified organic ingredients, so you won’t be ingesting any nasty chemicals! It compliments the Inika Mineral Blush in “Peachy Keen” very well. It is very pigmented so you only need a small amount. This product is definitely a must have! If you can’t get your hands on this products, other similar dupes include; Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm in Pink Blossom or the Maybelline Baby Lips in Baby Pink.

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Ilia Beauty’s Lip Gloss in Heartbeat, is made with certified organic ingredients that help to nourish the lips. This colour is a hot pink, reddish colour that is sheer-medium buildable in colour. It compliments RMS Beauty’s Lip Shine in Sacred PERFECTLY. It is my go to lip combination. It’s not overpowering on the lips as it looks very natural. This colour is perfect for those girls, like me, who are intimidated by wearing a red lip. It gives you enough colour, but not too much to the point that you are self conscious about the colour.

Perfume:

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-The Victoria’s Secret Pink “Sweet and Flirty” Body Mist, is a perfect scent for Valentine’s Day. It’s definitely the scent for those girly girls who like the sweeter fragrances!

Leave a comment below on your Valentine’s Day makeup look. What are your go to products you will be wearing?

love,

beautywithinandout

xx

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