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
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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.
Best Ilia Products
My Ilia Beauty makeup favorites:
- Lip Wrap Treatment Mask for the smoothest lips.
- Start with the Super Serum Skin Tint SPF 40, a great light foundation plus a serum + plus a sunscreen.
- Then, use the Color Haze for the prettiest, natural rosy cheeks and to warm up your eyelids.
- The Liquid Powder Chromatic Eye Tint comes in so many beautiful colors.
- It’s a pretty cream eyeshadow that stays on all day.
- Finally, the Illuminator is a beautiful highlighter.
- The Multi-Stick is a must-have for your handbag. It is a blush, lipstick, and even eyeshadow.
- The Balmy Gloss Tinted Lip Oil in Linger is the prettiest berry shade.
- If you’re going to just pick two products to try, I’d start with the color haze and the liquid eyeshadow. These are such unique products other brands don’t offer.
That’s it! The simplest makeup routine for a mom on the go.
Ilia Beauty Product Reviews
“Skincare Powered Makeup” – Sasha Plavsic created clean beauty brand Ilia Beauty because she wanted to create a lip balm with safe ingredients. Ilia’s natural looking makeup doubles as skincare. These products make your skin glow, cheeks rosy, and eyes bright – and you don’t look like you’re wearing makeup. (Isn’t that the goal!?)
Ilia Beauty Color Haze
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!
Ilia Liquid Eyeshadow
Ilia Liquid Powder Chromatic Eye Tint looks like lipgloss, but it’s liquid eyeshadow! And amazing! Fresco is a shimmery taupe with silver that seems to be the most popular. The other shades include a rose gold, bright gold, light champagne, copper, and several others. This is an excellent clean beauty product. One swipe and you’ve got a polished look for your eyes – out the door, and looking glam! Available at Ilia Beauty and Sephora
Ilia Super Skin Tint Review
The Ilia super skin tint serum is a light foundation with soothing, hydrating ingredients so your skin feels like skin.
The Ilia Super Skin Tint is a moisturizing serum, SPF protects, and tint makes your skin tone even. Is it possible for one product to manage all of that? Yep. Ilia Super Skin Tint Serum is one magical solution in a bottle that’s a blend of makeup and skincare. And it’s made with clean ingredients! It is not thick but it does offer great coverage while looking natural at the same time. If someone were to get nose-to-nose with you (why this would happen? I don’t know. But just go with the scenario for the purpose of this point… ) so if someone were to inspect your pores, it would not be obvious you’re wearing makeup. It looks that natural. Available at Ilia Beauty and Sephora
Ilia Beauty Multistick
A multistick is a magical makeup multitasker – use it on your cheeks or lips. This is perfect to keep in your bag for quick touch-ups. Ilia Beauty’s multistick has a hydrating, dewy feel and adds a perfect natural blush without looking too blush-y. Dreamer is a flattering shade for a hint of color, a variety of colors are also available. Plus, all clean ingredients 🙌 Available at Ilia Beauty
You have two options: the Super Serum Skin Tint SPF 40 (lighter coverage) and the True Skin Serum Foundation (more coverage.) I haven’t tried the brand-new formula of the True Skin Serum Foundation, but I did send photos to get my color match – what a cool service! I’ll probably order soon and update this review!
Multi-tasking Ilia Makeup
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.
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.
Easy Eye Makeup from Ilia Cosmetics
so easy on the eyes with just two products
The Ilia Liquid Eyeshadow and felt tip eyeliner take 3 seconds to apply. The Clean Line Liquid Liner glides on and stays all day – the felt tip makes it easy to create the perfect line on your eyelid! 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.