I love organic. I have loved organic long before it was fashionable …. but I haven't paid much attention to organic makeup. There are a few makeup brands out there and I usually pass them on the shelf at the health food store I visit every week without paying much, if any, attention. Until now. Because finally there is one that has fashionable colours and packaging that makes you take notice. And it is sold in cool places all over the world like Harvey Nichols, Colette , Net-a-Porter and Mecca Cosmetica here in Australia. The brand is called Ilia and was created by Sasha Plavsic from Canada. She has come up with a range that is not only funky and fashionable but diverse in the way you can use it.
There are 3 ranges - tinted lip conditioners , lipsticks and multi-stick + illuminator . They can be mixed together to make your own colours to be used on eyes, cheeks and lips. The key ingredients are Cocoa butter, shea butter, sesame seed oil, essential oils of orange and jasmine and all products are made with up to 85% certified organic ingredients. And the coolest thing of all is she has named them after song titles ……Bang Bang, Crimson & Clover, Iko Iko….. so damn cute! The packaging is also made of recycled products - another plus for corporate consciousness.
My favourite colours are the lipstick crayon Come Undone - the perfect nude with lasting power… and the multistick in Sway - great for bronzing the cheeks and eyes. Iko Iko looks great on the eyes and can be mixed with one of the lighter shades like Blossom Lady to give a soft lip colour, or left on its own.
There is also a range of tinted moisturisers and concealers with the promise of more to come….I'm excited :) x
I have been a makeup artist for over 20 yrs and am passionate about beauty and helping women to look the best they possibly can. I believe that women are beautiful at any age , and being older myself, am constantly on the look out for products that will help the skin retain its glow and beauty. From a very young age I have paid attention to my skin and have always gone looking for new, innovative - or even tried and true products that make a difference. I take inspiration from my friends and women I meet in my work. These women are the reason I started this blog , so that I can pass on my knowledge and help women to keep looking, and feeling amazing . I love finding new looks that inspire and you can adapt to your own style . I am also a mum with 3 boys which keeps my life very busy ... and never dull as anyone who knows me will attest to! All items posted on this blog are chosen because I have personally tried them and like them. I hope you find something here that you will love and will work for you.