Cult Favorite: Ilia Super Serum Skin Tint

I’ve currently been using the Super Serum Skin Tint from Ilia Beauty. It has SPF 40, which totally works for me. The skin tint is also formulated with a blend of hyaluronic acids, squalene, and niacinamide to even, hydrate, and plump the skin, soften fine lines and imperfections, and boost antioxidant effectiveness. It’s also oil-free and silicone-free.

I’m honestly surprised to find this not oily at all. it feels creamy but it applies thinly on the skin and provides enough coverage. When I mean enough, I mean this was able to lightly cover up discoloration and redness. Not everything but enough to make me look like I care. It doesn’t blur pores and texture but it just gives me healthy-looking and plump complexion. I also like that this doesn’t feel like it’s sitting on top of your face. Instead, it just leaves a slightly silky texture.

I like applying this is with the damp sponge and I like how this evenly blends well into the skin easily, without any streaking or pilling. I didn’t have any problems combining this with other creamy products like the Liquid Light, Color Haze, and Multi-Stick. This is what I use whenever I want to go for that natural dewy look.

The Ilia Super Serum Skin Tint was provided by @iliabeauty and @purplepr. Available at iliabeauty.com

Makeup Review: Ilia Necessary Eyeshadow Palette in Cool Nude and Clean Line Liquid Liner in Midnight Express

I don’t really do complicated eye looks because I suck at it but the Necessary Eyeshadow Palette in Cool Nude ($38) from Ilia just looks so gorgeous.

I just love the color story. It has the pinks that I love combined with muted mauves and browns. The shades can be used day or night. The shadows themselves are powdery but feel creamier as applied.

I always use the shade Undo, a matte nude, as a base. The shades Teardrop, a soft lavender gray, and Just, a slate brown, is what I like to use during the day. The shades are all matte and pigmented enough to create a light smokey eye for a subtle yet deeper eye look. I sometimes add Infinity, a taupe bronze, if I want to add some shimmer. For going out at night, I add Overcome, a deep burgundy to deepen the smokey eye look. If I’m feeling festive, I add Unravel, a dark violet shade with a tonal shift, that just looks amazing in the eye because of how it changes color depending on the lighting.

I also like that the compact is small enough to bring everywhere for retouches. It also has a mirror that I use for touch-ups.

To be honest, I am not friends with liquid eyeliners. I am not that good with eye makeup. I couldn’t apply an even cat eye, even a minor wing, to save my life. So, I have very low hopes when I used the Clean Line Liquid Liner in Midnight Express ($28). It has a felt tip and the liner is super black, which I like. It’s easy enough to apply and that’s saying a lot for someone who prefers pencils. I have yet to master an even application but the thin felt tip really helps.

The Ilia Necessary Eyeshadow Palette in Cool Nude and Clean Line Liquid Liner in Midnight Express were provided by @iliabeauty . Available at iliabeauty.com