ILIA I Put a Spell on You Multi-Stick ($34.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a soft, peachy-orange with warm undertones and a dewy sheen. The texture felt lightweight, moderately emollient, and had a denser, more gel-like feel in the tube, so it performed best when it had some warmth from fingertips/skin to enable the initial glide.
It had semi-sheer color payoff that was buildable to medium, if desired, which was in line with the brand’s marketing. The product applied evenly to bare skin and spread readily without lifting up base products. This shade stayed on well for seven hours as a cheek product and two hours as as lip product. It was a thinner consistency against my lips, so it was a little more prone to catching on imperfections.
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$34.00/0.15 oz. – $226.67 Per Ounce
The formula is supposed to deliver a “soft wash of color” for cheeks and lips that can be applied with “fingertips or a densely packed brush.” The product is best for someone who is looking primarily for a cream blush over a lip color, as the latter can work but it is short-wearing, thin, and didn’t always sit well on lips (tended to emphasize texture/catch on flakes). It’s by no means an ultra-hydrating lip balm, but it worked well as a cream blush.
These types of multi-tasking products often can be used in more than one way, but so often, they work well for a primary function; in this case, that’s as a blush. The consistency was smooth, dense, and balm-like that had to be warmed up slightly with fingertips or held against the cheek. The finish was dewy without being overly tacky, but it never fully dried down, so those who need something more transfer-resistant will want to look elsewhere.
It was moderately emollient with a gel-cream feel, so it spread well over bare skin and wasn’t prone to lifting up base products. It was easy to apply and diffuse for a “soft wash of color” as described. They were somewhat buildable to medium coverage if desired. The product wore between seven and eight hours before fading visibly.
As a lip product, they applied best from the tube, as this yielded more even coverage and minimized the product catching on imperfections. The coverage varied from sheer to medium and had higher coverage when applied from the tube. They lasted two to three hours as lip products.
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Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil*, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter*, Cera Alba (Beeswax)*, Euphorbia Cerifera Cera/Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Cera/Wax, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil*, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch*, Citric Acid, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), [+/-: Iron Oxides (Ci 77492, Ci 77491, Ci 77499), Mica, Red 27 Lake (Ci 45410), Red 6 Lake (Ci 15850), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Yellow 5 (Ci 19140)]. *Organic Ingredients. Ingrédients Organiques.
This product is certified Gluten-free.
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