As someone who spends plenty of time outside during the summer — including as many beach days as I can possibly fit into my schedule — I don’t typically wear as much makeup, if at all, during the warmer months. It’s not that I’m opposed to wearing makeup during the summer, I’ve just never found the right products that last through the heat and feel comfortable on my skin in the midst of my suncare regimen. Luckily, one multitasking lip and cheek product has just changed that.
For nights out or the occasional day trip when I’d like to dress up and feel my best, I’ve finally found a versatile product that adds just the right amount of flattering, long-lasting color to my lips and cheeks. The Ilia Color Haze Multi-use Pigment is just as beautiful as a blush as it is on my lips. And although I’ve only tried one color so far, I can’t wait to stock up on the rest of the line.
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Ilia pigment lip and cheek creams
Credit: Courtesy of Sephora
Shop now: $32, sephora.com, iliabeauty.com
This pigment offers the ideal combination of a dewy finish on cheeks and a matte look on lips. It’s easily applied, too, with a cooling metal-tip applicator, and it’s a dream to blend by just tapping the product into the skin. It’s formulated with hydrating and conditioning jojoba oil, linseed oil, and coconut oil, so it always feels soft on the skin and never drying. Like the rest of Ilia’s line, the pigment is vegan, cruelty-free, and made without sulfates, parabens, and formaldehydes, and other skin- and environment-harming ingredients.
Right now, it’s available in five colors: coral pink, dusty mauve, warm nude, burnt orange, and deep berry, which reviewers say are all flattering on a variety of skin tones.
Shoppers agree the pigment is a must-have addition to your makeup bag. “I love this pigment because it’s so versatile,” one reviewer wrote on Sephora’s site. “The pigment is buildable and has a very natural finish.” They added “it’s not heavy or cake-y” either.
Another reviewer emphasized this pigment works well on darker skin tones. “If [you have] brown skin and [a] darker [skin tone] with yellow undertones, this is your new jam,” they wrote.If you’re looking for an ultra-convenient lip and cheek product you can throw in your purse or travel cosmetic bag, you won’t want to miss this double-duty pigment that is bound to become a part of your everyday look.
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