I’m a 40-something mom who needs to look presentable, polished, and professional (also awake) for work. I also don’t like to spend a lot of time on my appearance. For all the moms who don’t have the time, patience, or will-power for complicated contouring in the morning, this is the makeup for you. Here are the simple Ilia Beauty reviews of the must-haves for a quick morning makeover: a tinted foundation, bronzer, blush, eyeshadow, and eyeliner. (I swear by Thrive Causemetics mascara, and it would take an act of God to get me switch.)
Ilia Beauty’s concept of makeup that is also skincare makes you feel great about putting it on your face. It checks all of the boxes.
- Clean ingredients
- Easy to apply
- Looks natural
- Pretty pigments
The thing that really makes Ilia Beauty products stand out is their simplicity and versatility. You don’t need 18 different products with complicated techniques to look your best. All of the products are designed for quick and easy application for you to look like the natural beauty you are.
Ilia Beauty Must-Haves for your Face
Ilia Beauty Reviews
The Color Haze and Multisticks are both lipsticks and blushes – and a dab on your cheeks is all you need for a pretty, natural rosy glow. A swipe on your lips for a hint of color. If you’re looking for that dramatic makeup look, you won’t get that with these products. All of the color pigments are natural to enhance your skin, so you have a natural I-woke-up-like-this look.
The Ilia super skin tint serum is a light foundation with soothing, hydrating ingredients so your skin feels like skin.
The Ilia Color Haze is one of my favorite products – the blush sinks to give you a natural flush. It doesn’t look like blush, just like you have a natural glow. Yay for that!
Same with the Ilia Beauty Multistick – I actually layer that on top of the color haze for an added blush, plus this one is perfect to keep in your bag for quick make-up touch-ups so you can look camera-ready for a zoom meeting. (Sigh.) But, let’s dream you were meeting a group of friends after work! At a bar! Without masks! Quick swipe for color on your cheeks and lips, and even eyes – and you’re refreshed.
Bronzers are tricky. You really need to have the right shade so you don’t look like a Cheeto. Ilia’s NightLite Bronzing Powder in Drawn In is a warm, sun-kissed shade that looks natural without making your face look orange.
Ilia Beauty Must-Haves for your eyes
The Ilia Liquid Eyeshadow and felt tip eyeliner take 3 seconds to apply. The felt tip is easy to apply and stays put all day. The liquid eyeshadow is like lipgloss for your eyelids and is the easiest eyeshadow you can find. It has a pretty shimmer. Fresco is a taupe with a silver shimmer – a little darker than I typically wear. I also love the eye brightening sticks from Thrive Causemetics, and of course the Thrive mascara.
That’s it! The simplest makeup routine for a mom on the go.