62% would repurchase
on 6/30/2018 3:07:00 PM
More reviews by Ketrn
I am crazy for deeply tinted sheer lipsticks and balms. My lips are very pale pink, so a bit of color helps me to look not dead. I read several reviews for this on Amazon, where I purchased for about $16. It feels smooth and moisturizing. This is a pretty burgundy red color that appears bright on the lips. Not my favorite look, as I prefer more deeper, blue tones. However, I do like it. I just don't love it, so would not repurchase.
on 5/25/2018 4:10:00 PM
More reviews by missmole
Love this lipstick—it's not really a balm, but that's okay, I've got balm (Dr. Hauschka, the only one that keeps my lips from death). It's a seriously great colour: deep, multi-tonal rose red. Applied lightly it's great for day, with another swipe it's great for night. Works for (moisturized) cheeks too. I am going back for another couple of tubes.
3 of 3 people found this helpful.
on 5/3/2018 9:27:00 PM
More reviews by Deandra
This turned out to be a good color for me. For reference I have blonde hair, blue eyes, and I'm shade NC20 in MAC foundations. The Brides is one of those peach/pink/nudes, more peach than anything else. It's somewhat similar to Charlotte Tilbury's B!tch Perfect, but without the yummy vanilla scent. The Brides is "fragrance free," which means there is no masking fragrance, yet it has a waxy scent in the tube. I'm not aware of the scent after application. This formula wears very well on me. I didn't have trouble with it feathering or bleeding. It will transfer a bit to cups, but I have noticed that I still have a lot of color on the lips after I eat lunch. For that reason, it's a good one to wear to work. Lately I've been far too busy to fuss with touch-ups during the day. This is a good lipstick for people looking for natural or organic brands that are cruelty free.Ingredients:Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil*, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil*, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Beeswax (Cera Alba)*, Triisostearyl Citrate, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter*, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch*, Linum Usitatissimum (Linseed) Flax Seed*, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil*, Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Seed Oil*, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf*, Tocopherol. May contain: Mica, Titanium Dioxide CI77891, Black Oxide CI77499, Yellow Oxide CI77492, Red Oxide CI77491, Red 7 CI15850, Red 28 CI45410, Yellow 5 CI19140. *Certified Organic Ingredients. Ingrédients Certifiés Biologiques.
4 of 4 people found this helpful.
on 3/31/2018 2:20:00 PM
More reviews by swolf123
With serum foundations becoming all the rage, I was truly excited to try this new foundation. I have light-medium olive skin and have been recently leaning towards wearing more medium and warm tones, but the tone I first tried (Chios-SF6) was way too dark and pink for my complexion. The second tone I tried was Salina SF5 and that was pretty spot on, but was still significantly warmer and more tan than my actual skin tone. Because it was darker still, there was no brightening effect, but it does look extremely natural, like I just came back from a beach vacation. I initially did not like this foundation, which I think was due to trying the wrong shade and putting it on too thick, causing it to melt in some area and look dry-patchy in others. That said, I was still determined to try this foundation again, so I tracked the lighter shade SF5 locally. Exfoliating and using a better primer helped immensely, but this foundation is not super long lasting. It's also has a light to medium coverage, so if you are looking for great coverage that lasts, you might want to look elsewhere. The tones in this foundation are way darker than I used to with any foundation, especially how they describe each color. I don't think it's accurate or on par with other foundations. I also purchased a bottle of Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Le Teint in BD30 the same day I purchased the SF5, so I ended making quick comparison of the two. The YSL has a better brightening effect than the Ilia and it seemed longer lasting, with a lot more coverage. At this point, I'm resolved to keep both foundations and rotate them with my Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation-5, which is much more matte than either of the other two. Update: Still too dark or tan and the next lighter is way too light. On top of that it either does not wear all that well or it's too dark and I can see subtle changes over time. Returning this and the YSL, and bought another bottle of La Prairie in Peche and trying givenchy teint couture balm in Bege 4. So far the last two are the best for the summer months ahead. This is still not an entirely bad foundation for those that are dry and can find a good color match.
2 of 2 people found this helpful.
on 1/15/2018 12:52:00 AM
More reviews by Aritzia
Nice colour, very wearable for day to day looks but this is straight up a lipstick! Judging the name, I assumed it was similar to the Fresh balms as in a lip product with lots of hydration but a hint of colour. This product is not very conditioning at all, feels as if your applying a standard lipstick, I have to moisturize underneath it. The colour is lovely but exactly a “wash” of colour but pretty opaque on me.