Thursday, July 7, 2016

Another Multi-tasking Winner: Ilia Beauty Multi-Stick in Cheek to Cheek

[Product was provided by PR for review. All opinions are mine. No affiliate links. Products marked * were also provided for review.]
Polish is Dior Electric Blue.

My best beauty discovery this year has been Ilia Beauty - I liked their lip crayon*, and their Multi-Stick in All of Me* has been a makeup and travel bag staple. Most multi-tasking products are really only successful in one capacity, but Ilia's multistick is a great lipstick and blush (I've yet to try it on my eyes, but I will try to do that soon), and really easy to throw in a weekender bag as the sole lip/cheek item. I've done it.
Left: All of Me. Right: Cheek to Cheek.

All of Me was a "watermelon," and Cheek to Cheek is a warm terracotta red. They are similar, but noticeably different when applied.
And because I'm confusing, left to right: Cheek to Cheek, All of Me.

The texture is the same as All of Me - emollient, but not excessively creamy. It sets on cheeks and retains moisture on lips, remaining comfortable. The finish, again, is not glossy or matte - just a natural satin with some translucency. The color isn't extremely different from All of Me, but we are the beauty community and we are all about nuance, and I can tell the difference. Plus, sometimes you want to wear a coral, and sometimes you want to wear a sienna red. Got ya covered.
Wearing Cheek to Cheek on cheeks and lips.

I like these so much, I bought two more on my own at Safe and Chic when they had an Independence Day sale (A Fine Romance, and I Put a Spell on You). They are $34 each, and can be purchased on Ilia Beauty's site (free shipping at $75), Beauty Habit, or Safe and Chic.