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15/03/17: ILIA Beauty Mini Tinted Lip Conditioners

When I first saw these on Hello Annabel last year they shot straight to number one on my wishlist.  Three tiny miniature versions of bestselling lip conditioners by the excellent ILIA beauty, I needed wanted these in my life.  ILIA are 85% certified organic and free from synthetic preservatives, fillers and petrochemicals; they are also carmine, gluten and dairy free.

Sadly Christmas came and Christmas went without any tiny ILIA presents, so at the end of a partially dry January I decided to treat myself as a little well done with some of the money I would have otherwise spent on wine.  By this point Content were also stocking them so it was a short wait to get my hands on them.

(The three minis next to a full size lip conditioner)

ILIA released two versions of this set, one with a 'Baggu' that contained Bang Bang and Nobody's Baby Lip Conditioners and Femme Fatale Lipstick (£40) and one with only lip conditioners in Blossom Lady, Bang Bang and Arabian Knights (£22).  

As I'm much more likely to reach for a balm than a lipstick, and I don't need another make up bag so it was no contest, although honestly, I think I bought this primarily for Blossom Lady.  The colours are beautiful and buildable and the ingredients are great.  Blossom lady is a muted pink, Bang Bang looks very similar to the Strike It Up lipstick by ILIA and Arabian Knights is a deep berry stain. 


Good for me?  Teeny tiny little lipstick bullets of gorgeousness.  I haven't braved the outdoors with the reds yet but they're definitely more do-able than any other similar colours in my collection.  My only problems are that to get a really nourishing effect I feel like you have to layer them on, which isn't something I always want due to the colour intensity that builds with each layer and also - I don't understand the choice to sell a version that comes with a leather bag?  To me it seems at odds with the rest of brand's ethos, especially when you consider another collaboration of theirs with "Freedom of Animals" which was an eco-faux leather clutch/makeup.   I also am slightly bummed that the packaging, much like the larger sizes does get bashed up easily.  Colour and ingredients-wise, I'm happy with my purchase but I think for my next lip colours I will branch out to another brand. 

Good for you? The set without the Baggu is priced at the same level as a single full size version and works out to just over £7 per mini conditioner.  If you've been putting off trying a full size due to the price then these minis are the perfect introduction.   You can pick them up from Content or ILIA directly.  Note that they are sadly not suitable for vegans as they contain beeswax (full ingredient lists below).


Have you tried ILIA beauty?
What other lipstick or conditioners would you recommend?

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Blossom Lady: Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil*, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Beeswax (Cera Alba)*, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil*, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter*, Tocopherol, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf*, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil*, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Wax, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Oil, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Oil*. 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..

Bang Bang:  Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil*, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Beeswax (Cera Alba)*, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil*, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter*, Tocopherol, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf*, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil*, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Wax, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Oil, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Oil*. 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. .

Arabian Knights:  Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil*, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Beeswax (Cera Alba)*, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil*, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter*, Tocopherol, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf*, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil*, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Wax, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Oil, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Oil*. 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.

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