Monday, 25 July 2016

Ilia Beauty

A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to be invited to a make up masterclass on the luxury organic beauty brand Ilia. If you have never come across the brand before, Ilia is a multi-award winning brand founded in Canada by Sasha Plavsic and they are gluten free and up to 85% organic. You are not likely to find them on your high-street in Boots but they are available at places such as Fenwicks and Fortnum & Mason as can be found online.

Ilia - Organic Beauty

At the event, we got to see a live demonstration with make-up artist Emma McRae showing those present, how best to use the products and beauty expert, Nikki Taylor, talk about the products in much more detail.  During the demonstration, each of the products was passed around to be swatched and played with, which I found fascinating and you might have seen some of the products on my Instagram that evening.


After the demonstration, I jumped at the chance to have a makeover, who wouldn't want their make-up professional applied! This gave me more opportunities to ask for more information about how to correctly apply products, discuss which products I felt suited me and make a note of what was used for future reference.

By the end of the evening, makeup applied and general questions answered, I felt I had come to know a lot more about a brand I had only seen referenced on social media.  So having had a nice introduction, it was great to be able to take away some products to try out at home.

Ilia - Organic Beauty

I brought home four gorgeous products pictured and I absolutely love the packaging, it looks just so luxurious alongside other brands and I like that it all matches.

Starting with Neon Angel, a beautiful pink lipstick which is described as being a Magenta shade, I was pleased to find it wasn't a hot pink or barbie pink, neither of which I can never pull off. I find it is much more subtle than that (swatches below) and it glides onto the lips so effortlessly, it is a dream. 

Ilia - Organic Beauty
It has a semi-matte finish and lasts, once applied, for around 4-5 hours before you need to re-apply.

All of Me is a Multi Stick and is such a beautiful shade. Described as being a Watermelon shade, this product is designed to be applied to your cheeks, lips and eyes for a sheer blush of color. 
Ilia - Organic Beauty

It is enriched with cocoa seed butter, shea butter, vitamin E and orange butter to heal, nourish and hydrate the skin.

Polka Dots and Moonbeams is an illuminator which is just absolutely stunning. This one works as a really subtle highlighter, adding dimension and vitality to the skin. I love that it uses organic ingredients with healing properties of Rose Hip Oil to bring out your best features.
Ilia - Organic Beauty
You can apply to cheekbones, brow bones, inner corner of eyes, bridge of nose and pout of lower lip for a fresh, dewy glow.

Shell Shock is a tinted lip conditioner and it combines organic ingredients to soothe and condition the lips. Each shade carries a sheer touch of color that increases in intensity when applied liberally. This shade is a light coral shade, not too dramatic but one which I feel I can wear comfortably. 


Ilia - Organic Beauty

These products can be layered with others to make a unique shade, which excites me.


Given that they are organic/green beauty products, they swatch just as well as any other brands I own and are just as their description gives them and swatches below show just how beautiful they are in and out of the sunshine:

Ilia - Organic Beauty
Ilia - Organic Beauty
From LtoR we have Neon Angel, Shell Shock, Best of Me and Polka Dots & Moonbeams


So it is fair to say I absolutely love my introduction to Ilia and it is a brand I look forward to discovering more about. I love the ethos that whilst you wear a product it works for your skin.

Have you ever tried anything from Ilia?




*this post contains PR samples unless indicated otherwise

26 comments:

  1. I've not tried anything but the products u have shown look really good.

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  2. Sounds like such a great event. I love the look of that silver illuminator - I'm a sucker for any sort of highlighter. Do you happen to know if their products are cruelty free?

    Fox & Feather

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  3. I haven't tried any of this brand before.
    I do like the look of the highlighter, the lipsticks sound fab too as you said they have a lasting effect, but I do tend to use more pastel/natural type shades of lipsticks :)

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  4. Admittedly, this is the first time I've heard of that brand, but I'm liking the shades of the lipsticks :)

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  5. Oh wow, that highlighter looks amazing! I am going to have to give that a go - not heard of the brand before but I'm always up for trying something new!

    Lottie xx
    http://lottielamour.co.uk

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  6. Oh the highlight looks like such a nice shade. I've never tried or even heard of this brand before x

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  7. I love that Neon Angel lipstick. Such a great shade. Amazing that they are organic as well.

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  8. Oh that illuminator looks just beautiful! I'm not really familiar with Ilia but I'd love to try their products after reading this! :)

    Jess xo | The Indigo Hours

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  9. I love that bright pink lipstick. I really need to start wearing more bold colours.

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  10. I have to confess this is the first that I am hearing about the brand but it is lush and I love the look of the illumunitator.

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  11. I didn't hear about this brand before. I do like a lot the Neon Angel lipstick and you can see from the design of the products that they are high quality.

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  12. I like the light coral shade the best. So summery.

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  13. I want to try Polka Dots and Moonbeams just for its name ;)

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  14. Another new range to check out, love that highlighter.

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  15. My make up is running out and along with changing every other part of my life to more natural products its time to change my make up to and this is just what i have been looking for, definitely off to check it out.

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  16. I've never heard of this brand before but it sounds great! A cosmetics masterclass sounds like fun too! :)

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  17. This is not a brand I have heard of but I love the Shell Shock shade of lipstick! x

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  18. I've never heard of this brand before but I'd love to try out that highlighter!

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  19. Oooh I like those shades, I've never even heard of this brand, let alone tried anything from them! H x

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  20. I've never heard about a make-up masterclass before but it sounds like a great idea! :)
    http://lilinhaangel.com/

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  21. Loving the look of that illuminator. Glad you enjoyed the make up master class :)

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  22. Ooh I could do with a masterclass, I'm useless at applying properly x

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  23. I have not seen these before. They look great!! Love the colours :)

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  24. Neon Angel looks like my kind of colour! x

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  25. Shell Shock has a lovely colour. All of me sounds fab too, I like a product that is versatile.

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  26. I have never heard of this range before - but the colours are lovely. Kaz x

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