ILIA I enchanted you multi-stick ($ 34.00 for 0.15 oz.) Is a soft, peach-colored orange with warm undertones and a moist sheen. The texture felt light, moderately pliable, and felt denser and gel-like in the tube. As such, it was best when it had some warmth from the fingertips / skin to allow for the initial glide.
It had a semi-transparent color payout that could be set up to medium size if desired, which was in line with the brand’s marketing. The product is applied evenly to bare skin and spreads easily without lifting the base products. This shade stayed on well for seven hours as a cheek product and two hours as a lip product. It was a thinner consistency against my lips, so it was a little more prone to catching imperfections.
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$ 34.00 / 0.15 oz. – – $ 226.67 per ounce
The formula is designed to provide a “gentle color wash” for cheeks and lips that can be applied with “fingertips or a tightly packed brush”. The product is best for someone who is primarily looking for a cream that will blush over a lip color as the latter can work, but is short-lived, thin and doesn’t always sit well on the lips (tends to emphasize the texture / itself to fix) flakes). It’s by no means an ultra-moisturizing lip balm, but it worked well as a cream blush.
These types of multitasking products can often be used in several ways, but often they work well for a primary function. In this case, it’s like a blush. The consistency was smooth, dense, and balm-like that had to be warmed up slightly with the tips of your fingers or pressed against your cheek. The finish was damp without being overly sticky, but it’s never completely dried out, so those in need of something more transfer-resistant might want to look elsewhere.
It was moderately pliable with a gel-cream feel so it spread well on bare skin and didn’t tend to lift base products. It was easy to apply and diffuse to achieve a “soft color wash” as described. If desired, they were somewhat buildable up to a medium cover. The product wore between seven and eight hours before visibly fading.
As a lip product, they were best applied from the tube as this gave more even coverage and minimized product catching in the event of imperfections. The coverage varied from pure to medium and had a higher coverage when applied from the tube. They lasted two to three hours as lip products.
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Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil *, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil *, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter *, Cera Alba (Beeswax) *, Euphorbia Cerifera Cera / Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Butyrospermum Parkii (Candelilla) Wax, Butyrospermum Parkii (Candelilla) Wax Parkii Butter *, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Cera / Wax, Sesame Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil *, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch *, Citric Acid, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), [+/-: Iron Oxides (Ci 77492, Ci 77491, Ci 77499), Mica, Red 27 Lake (Ci 45410), Red 6 Lake (Ci 15850), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Yellow 5 (Ci 19140)]. * Organic ingredients. Ingrédients Organiques. This product is certified gluten-free.
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