I never thought I would be writing a post about clean beauty. For some reason, clean beauty was never something that really concerned me. I would happily pick up all of my favorite makeup items from Ulta or even the drugstore and never thought twice about what I was putting on my face. Then I hit my mid-30’s and got very serious about how I treated my skin. So, I had a pretty complex skin routine and continued with my normal makeup. Have I had my ear talked off about BeautyCounter? You bet! I don’t like being sold too and typically I like to do the opposite of mainstream so, while I had a couple of pieces from their line it was never something I repurchased. This year I started hearing more and more about clean beauty and it really started to sink in. I try and buy organic when I can, why can’t I treat my skin with a little bit more love?
Quarantine hit and I was scrolling through Facebook and saw a video for Ilia Beauty and it stopped me in my tracks. It was for a product they make called, Super Serum Skin Tint. It looked light, had amazing coverage, gave you a glowy finish, and has SPF 40. I was interested! I went on to their site and was a bit overwhelmed with all of the color options. I used their chat feature and was able to send a photo of my face without makeup and sent over information about what I currently wore and the color I used in that brand.
She picked out a color for me and originally I thought it was too dark, but she swore it was perfect and that they found that many people were going too light when they were ordering online. So, I placed the order and waited. When my box arrived I tested it out right away and it was love at first sight! I immediately placed an order for more of their make up products! So, now my entire make up routine is all Ilia Beauty.
You know that I’m always upfront with you about what I love and share and these products are winners! They are all clean, easy to apply, look amazing, and last all day long. I was the most shocked by the mascara because I can be a mascara snob. Perfection. I can’t stop talking about them and have become their cheerleader! I already got my mom on board, because they sent me sample super serum skin tints in other shades and she tried it out.
Here I am with only clean beauty products in outside lighting. It was a sunny out, but not super bright. No filter or editing done.
Here is another day with me in the makeup where it was super sunny! I totally needed sunglasses that day! So bright!
Here are inside with no overhead lighting, but some sunshine coming in from outside.
I have been really happy with it. The coverage is super light, but it still does a good job of evening out my skin and hiding my overhead lighting. I love the dewy glow it gives. I feel like I constantly have an instagram filter on! I was the most suspicious of the lipstick and mascara working properly and they blew me away. I’m super happy and can’t wait to test out even more products. I’m now a clean beauty convert!
I'm Camila, A SELF APPOINTED STRIPE AFICIONADO WHO HAS A soft spot IN HER HEART FOR BLUE AND WHITE GINGER JARS, THE COLOR ORANGE, AND ELEPHANTS.
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Camila you have an unfair advantage. The only thing that WOULDN’T look good on you is a paper bag!!
#NaturalBeauty : )
Donna! How sweet are you! I know you have been here since the beginning and I always love to see your name pop up. I appreciate your kind words! You sound like Jon, but I always tell him he has Camila Googles on for me. Hahaha.
So pretty…! I need to do something for my skin too! will check these products… Also, do you mind sharing where did you get the earrings that you are wearing in the last pic (the one with you in the light pink sweater).Thanks,
Hi, I picked those up from a jewelry wholesaler so I don’t have a link for them. I’m so sorry!