Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Spring shades: Ilia's Karma Chameleon



    Ilia's tinted lip conditioners in Arabian nights and Bang Bang (See review here) have been well loved members of my make up bag since I bought them, the formulas, the packaging and the beautiful ingredients means that Ilia has become one of the most lust worthy green beauty brands available. I was recommended the lipstick crayons and I loved the idea of the easy twist up pencil format, buying one was a bit of a no brainer, who doesn't want one of these in their collection? The difficult part is choosing a colour.

    After much debate and review reading I decided to opt for a bright punchy colour for spring: Karma Chameleon which Ilia describe as "One of our brighter shades bathed in fiery coral hues" this colour is definitely not for the faint of heart but the results on the lips is stunning if you want something that will make you stand out a little from the crowd. The lipstick crayons are very pigmented, more so than the tinted lip conditioners as you would expect, I have yet to try the lipsticks (Any colour recommendations for me?) but I have seen other bloggers say that the lipstick crayons sit somewhere between those two in terms of their pigment and finish.  I really like the ease of use that the crayons give, I apply this straight on to the lips and the lasting power and feel are both very impressive, if you do need to reapply however it really is no hassle and who wouldn't want to get one of these beauties out of their handbag? I like that this can be applied lightly almost like a stain or you can get full on colour, for the most precise application I found filling in the lips with a lip pencil first and then using a lip brush best but if you are like me and not too concerned with precision straight from the pencil works just fine. 

    If you are tempted by the product but not necessarily the colour then I suggest you take a look at these other fab reviews and swatches that helped me to make up my mind about my Ilia purchases, Thanks ladies! 

Lily from Genuine Glow: Review and swatches of Dress you up and Call me.

Alexis from Green beauty bunny: Review video and swatches of Arabian Nights, Crimson and Clover, VoilĂ  and In Paradise.

    On to my swatch below, it is not the best quality photo but hopefully will give you an idea of what this bright pop of colour looks like on the lips. I have to say Ilia are certainly an investment in terms of their prices, whilst I am very happy with the shades I have I can't help but feel that my modest collection will unfortunately have to stay that way to save my bank account, but if you after a special lip colour these are great. The lip pencils retail for £20 and I tend to buy my Ilia from Being Content as they have the best colour selection I have found. 


    Are you an Ilia lover? What are your favourite shades? 

Ana x
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  1. I adore Ilia lip sticks and pencils and this colour look gorgeous! Perfect for spring/summer! xx

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    1. Yes I wanted something nice and bright for spring and I am so glad I got this one! They are beautiful products :) Xx

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  2. That is a gorgeous colour, very summery! x

    Evelyn @ We Were Raised By Wolves

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    1. Thanks Evelyn, I just need some sunshine now to match it! :) Xx

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    2. couldn't agree more :) x

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  3. I’ve not tried Ilia before. This colour really pops - love it! x

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    1. It certainly packs a punch! :) Xx

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  4. I have this one and it's really nice, perfect for each season
    also dress youp and come undone are my fav colours. if you wanna check them here some swatches *_*
    http://bambiorganics.blogspot.it/2013/10/haul-amazingy.html

    Here you can see lipstick Neon Angel and Nobody's baby lip onditioner
    http://bambiorganics.blogspot.it/2013/09/amazingy-haul.html

    here sway illuminator
    http://bambiorganics.blogspot.it/2013/10/ilia-beauty-sway-illuminator.html

    and last but not least the lip conditioner lust for life
    http://bambiorganics.blogspot.it/2013/11/favoriti-del-mese-di-ottobre.html

    hope you like them :-))))

    big kisses

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    1. Thanks for the swatches honey :) Xx

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  5. ohhh isn't that absolutely gorgeous? *_* ok I need to try this and generally want to discover more Ilia's brand :)
    Good choice Ana, well done for being brave :) x

    Ila x

    http://cleanserblog.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thanks Ila, glad you like it! :) Xx

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  6. Whilst this shade isn't really me, I have been very tempted by the Ilia lip conditioners since reading your other posts - the Arabian Nights shade sounds gorgeous x

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    1. Arabian nights is very wearable they are lovely lip products! :) Xx

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  7. The colour looks stunning on! I really like the idea of a lipstick crayon and everything from Ilia sounds amazing, so this is definitely going on the wish list :) x

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    1. I warn you once you start they are strangely addictive products! :) Xx

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  8. Beautiful colour, I love it! Quite similar to the BITE Beauty crayon that I have :) x

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    1. Yes it is, I think I even commented the same when I saw the shade you had chosen! :) Xx

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  9. Gorgeous shade Ana! I haven't tried the crayons, but I'm definitely tempted now. I have their lipstick Neon Angel, and while the pigmentation is superb and the color very vibrant, it's a bit drying, so I always have to use some lipbalms before. xx

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    1. That's interesting to know about the lipsticks, I think the crayons are more creamy :) Xx

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  10. Oh I love the shade! I want it now!<3 :D xx

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    1. I am really happy with it! :) Xx

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  11. pretty, pretty, pretty, I love Ilia! xx

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