I had my eye on Ilia Beauty products for a long time before I finally caved and purchased one of their gorgeous lip conditioners in the color Crimson and Clover. Keep reading for a full review
Price: $26 for 0.14oz / 4g of product
Lowest Price Found: $26, I was unable to find any discounts on this product
Where to purchase?: I purchased mine from The Detox Market but it is widely available at many other online retailers as well as Ilias website itself. I have even seen it in a few various boutiques around NY.
EWG rating: While EWG did not have this exact lipstick in their database, they did have Ilia as a company, which received an overall rating of 2.
Think dirty app rating: They also did not have this exact shade, but they rated their lip conditioners as a 3
Cruelty free: Yes.
Organic: Yes, certified USDA organic.
Vegan: No, it contains beeswax.
Length of trail: I have been using this product for about 4 months.
Product Description: “A vibrant red shade indeed. It’s the perfect kick to liven any look. This red hue has long wear and will leave a beautiful stain in its place. Long Wear Shade Ilia Tinted Lip Conditioner combines organic ingredients to soothe and condition the lips. Each shade carries a sheer touch of color that increases in intensity when applied liberally. Mix with other Ilia colors to create your own personalized shade.”
Ingredients:Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil*, Jojoba (Simmondsia Chinensis) Seed Oil*, Beeswax (Cera Alba)*, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil*, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Tocopheryl Acetate (Natural Vitamin E), Pomegranate (Punica Granatum) Seed Extract, Grape (Vitis Vinifera) Seed Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Oil, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Oil, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Oil. May Contain: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxide (Ci 77499, Ci 77492, Ci 77491), Red 7 Ci15850, Red 28 Ci45410, Yellow 5 Ci19140. *Certified Organic Ingredients. Ingrédients Certifiés Biologiques.
Packaging: Gorgeous. In my opinion, Ilia’s packaging is the gold standard for what green beauty packaging can and should be. The lip conditioner comes in a sleek brushed metal tube with a standard twist up mechanic.
Color: In the tube, and when I swatched it, I thought of it as a true pin up girl cherry red. But when I wear it, it actually pulls a bit orange and slightly more warmed toned than a traditional cherry red. Regardless, its a beautiful bright lively color and I suspect it will pull differently depending on the skin tone of the person wearing it.
Consistency: Smooth as can be. It glides on and feels nourishing on the lips.
Review: I love, love, love this lip conditioner. One of the best things about Ilia as a brand, is that you never feel as though you are compromising on glamour and luxury in order to have clean cosmetics. Every aspect of their products, from the color ranges, to the branding and packaging feels totally sophisticated and chic. I really like that depending on how much you apply, you can get different results. if you want it to be more sheer tint a la “i just ate a popsicle” look then apply one coat, or sparingly dab it on. But if a bolder look is your thing, you can build this up to a more full coverage red by applying multiple coats. It truly is long wear because after a few hours of wear it dries down to a beautiful stain. When first applied, it has a subtle sheen to it, but it is not overtly shiny or glossy. I love that I don’t need a lip liner or a balm underneath.
Overall Rating: 9/10 The ingredients are super clean, the packaging is perfection. One point off for being on the high end price point. I know $26 for a lip conditioner/lipstick is not within reach for everyone.