I was watching Man Up a couple of months ago, and while it wasn't my kind of movie (despite Simon Pegg), there was a scene where Lake Bell puts on a natural rosy lipstick, and taps her fingers against her lips and then taps them on her cheeks. It was very classic, giving her a barely there, fresh look, and I was totally struck by it. But a lot of lipsticks are too heavy on cheeks, and products touted as multi-taskers don't often deliver.
THIS ONE, though, does. This is the Ilia Beauty Multi-Stick in All of Me. It is one of those rare birds that feels comfortable on both lips and cheeks - and looks good, too. Like the lipstick crayon, the finish is really natural; it's not ultra matte or ultra glossy, just...natural. I like to apply directly to lips, and it's easier to apply than you might think, given how large it is. For cheeks, I either pick up some color on clean fingers and tap on, or apply directly, depending on if I'm wearing foundation or not. Both ways work well.
|Ilia Multi-Stick in All of Me.|
On cheeks, the finish is dewy and light. On lips it's more opaque, but still not in a heavy or overly creamy way. Hard to explain, but the effect is just - effortless and natural. I'm really into these. I have another one to show you later, and it's just as good.
|Ilia Beauty Multi-Stick in All of Me on lips only.|
|Ilia Multi-Stick in All of Me on lips and cheeks. Lighting is a little different, so it's a little more coral in real life than this. The above photo is more color accurate.|