I recently did an organic beauty splurge, and I tacked on some samples. I wanted to give some makeup a try. I like getting samples of makeup because then you can see if you like a color before you buy it. This is especially helpful when buying online.
The sample I ordered was a lovely pink color called Funnel of Love from a brand named ILIA Beauty. I have heard rave reviews about ILIA’s lipstick so I had to try it for myself.
The color I decided to try is a nice dusty pink, I wanted something I could wear frequently, something that wasn’t too brash.
I was pleasantly surprised with the color.
I love the color! I am so glad I choose the one I did, it honestly looks good and I don’t feel like I am wearing something really obvious. It is a subtle prettiness, which I am totally about.
I don’t wear makeup that often, more for special occasions. The big reason I don’t wear makeup is because I want to avoid all the toxins in it.
Now that I know that there are organic lines out there that work, I want to stock up on some makeup essentials.
This color will become one of those essentials. I could wear this color for any occasion. It is a semi-matte lipstick, which I like, I am not a fan of too much shine.
The smell was light, it didn’t stink. It didn’t feel heavy on my lips, and it didn’t taste bad. Some lipsticks are just gross, they feel like heavy muck on my lips, I can smell the chemical scent and I hate the taste they put in my mouth.
This lipstick was not like that. I could feel it on my lips, but it wasn’t a heavy feeling. The color lasted for quite a long time, there was enough pigment for hours of wear.
I could see why women use lip conditioners before applying their lipstick, my lips were a bit dry and the lipstick accentuated the dryness.
- ingredients I can feel good about
- lovely color
- the other colors in this line look just as nice
- wasn’t heavy
- didn’t stink or smell chemically
- didn’t taste bad
- recycled aluminum packaging
- made by a fellow Canadian
- my lips were dry and this lipstick is a bit dry
- almost need a lip conditioner as well
- it is pricey, but if I use the color all the time, it is worth it
What Are the 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. May Contain: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxide (CI 77499, CI 77492, CI 77491), Red 7 CI15850, Red 28 CI45410, Yellow 5 CI19140
- Certified Organic
- Dairy Free
How Much Does the Full Size Cost?
$26 USD/ $32 CAD
Would I Purchase this Product?
Yes I would! I am going to buy a full size on my next beauty splurge! I want to try all of their colors now, especially Voila and Femme Fatale.
Here is a video of founder, Sasha Plavsic, talking about ILIA’s tinted lip conditioners and lipsticks. She shows you all of the colors and explains how to use them for soft, colorful lips all day long.
Where Can You get it?
USA: The Detox Market (free shipping over $80)
Canada: The Detox Market (free shipping over $100)
Have you tried ILIA’s products? What did you think? Leave a comment below!
Yours In Beauty,
*post contains affiliate links. This review is my honest opinion about a sample I purchased.