Curious: what makeup are you wearing these days? After a year of wearing almost nothing, I’ve been excitedly getting into beauty again — it feels so good to swipe on blush or catch a glimpse of dewy skin in the mirror. Here are a few fun ideas, with help from ILIA…
First off, I love ILIA’s mission: “We believe in skin that looks like skin — and radiance that comes naturally… We challenge the conventions of clean beauty to create something radically new, through safe, potent formulas that protect and revive your skin.” Yes! Their products are clean and they never test on animals.
One of my favorite products is ILIA’s skin tint. (You can use the shade finder to figure out your best match.) The serum, which offers dewy lightweight coverage and SPF 40, has won a gazillion awards including “best clean foundation” from Allure and “best foundation” from the Byrdie Eco Beauty Awards.
And the biggest bonus of their award-winning clean mascara is that it never clumps or flakes. I’ve been wearing it for almost two years, and I swear by it. Side note: I tried a drugstore one in a pinch the other day, and it smelled like nail polish remover. Ew! I was so relieved when my ILIA one arrived in the mail.
(This post is sponsored by ILIA Beauty, a clean beauty brand we use and love. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Cup of Jo.)