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April 29, 2012

My Love Affair with ILIA Lipstick

Not a day goes by that I don’t marvel at how easy it has become to embrace the whole natural beauty thing without sacrificing performance. Sulfate-free shampoo? Check. Chemical-free sunscreen? Check. Synthetic-free skincare? Check. All-natural makeup? Not so much. In fact, most of the earth-friendly makeup I’ve tried is as goopy and stay-put as Maybelline Great Lash Mascara. There is one product, however, that makes me believe there’s hope yet for natural cosmetics: ILIA lipstick. I mean it in the best possible way when I say that you’d never guess this line was natural — 85 percent certified organic to be exact. The heavy matte silver tubes scream refined luxury and the color offerings are so flattering and on-trend. I’ve been wearing In My Room, a pretty, peachy neutral that goes with everything and brightens up my face, and Nobody’s Baby, the perfect nude that’s refreshingly sheer. If you’re more of a pink girl, go for Arabian Nights, a bright berry stain that I swipe on whenever I’m feeling blah.
  • Elizabeth Dehn
    Born and raised in Minnesota by surprisingly low-maintenance parents, beauty writer and lifestyle editor Elizabeth Dehn (aka Bets) spent her awkward years buying Mood lipstick and whipping up DIY face masks before founding Beauty Bets in 2009.
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