I’m the first to admit that I am a sucker for packaging. I can’t help myself, the designer in me appreciates beautiful things! The beauty blogger in me however is more rational and she needs products to perform, not just look good. I feel like brands are really lifting their packaging game and Lilah B. falls into this category. I have long admired their organic, pebbled compacts so naturally I had to find out more about the brand and products.
Lilah B. is based in the US and it was started by Cheryl Yanotti Foland. She spent most of her career in the finance industry and some of that time in marketing consultancy for big beauty brands. Having learnt a lot about the industry, Cheryl embarked on creating a minimalistic, luxury makeup brand that filled a void in the market. It boasts eye shadows, lip & cheek duos, foundations and tools amongst many others. Today I will be reviewing the Glisten + Glow Skin Illuminator, Bronzed Beauty Bronzer Duo and Aglow Face Mist or as I like to call them, the glowy trifecta.
Bronzed Beauty Bronzer Duo
First cab off the rank is the first product I tried which was the Bronzed Beauty Bronzer Duo. The closest I came to wearing bronzer in the past few years had been brush & bronzer hybrids such as the Kosås Cosmetics Tropic Equinox or Kjaer Weis Desired Glow blush. I was very excited to see this in action because previous bronzers I’ve had have either been a bit too glittery or kind of orange.
This little baby did not disappoint me. I love that there are two tones, a bronze and a lighter almost tan colour. The two blended together impart a very nice sunkissed glow, with the lighter of the shades performing beautifully as a highlight as well. The texture is silky and it does blend easily however when applied on top of cream products it can drag so make sure you have set your cream products with powder first. I use a blush brush as I find that my kabuki bronzing brush is too dense and picks up too much product. Overall I love this bronzer and I was pretty impressed with the lasting power too. It lasted a whole work day which is all I ask of my makeup.
Glisten + Glow Skin Illuminator
When it comes to highlighting products I am a bit fussy. I don’t like anything that is too glittery or has chunks of mica so the Glisten + Glow Skin Illuminator definitely pushed my boundaries in that sense. It borders on the edge of glowy and glittery but I’ve discovered that the trick is to apply a decent amount so that you are not swiping it across and distributing it too sparsely. It has a flattering, light champagne shade that is not frosty by any means and it looks damn good with the bronzer duo. I think this shade will suit many skin tones.
The texture is a cream to powder and I use my ring finger to apply it to the high points of my face such as the cheekbones, bridge of the nose, brow bone and cupids bow. Over the course of the day it does disappear a little bit into my skin leaving behind some larger fragments of mica which is not ideal. I continue to use it because it is a little bit more intense than some of my other highlighters and sometimes a girl just wants a beamy glow.
Aglow Face Mist
Out of all of the products I’ve reviewed in this blog post I think the Aglow Face Mist surprised me the most, in a good way. I don’t typically use make up setting mists and I only reach for them if I need to refresh my makeup. The Aglow Face Mist does all of this but much better than my regular mists that I use as part of my skincare routine. Once I have applied my makeup, I spray this all over and it just lifts the dewiness to another level. The glow doesn’t last but as a refresher it is amazing. It doesn’t contain any illuminating pigments so I don’t know how they created this voodoo magic but I like it.
The only gripe I have with it is that the mist dispenser is quite intense and it kind of shoots you in the face quite powerfully. You have to make sure to hold it far away from your face and don’t spray too much. I have already made this mistake and I am almost halfway through the bottle. To add to the experience it has a calming lavender scent which is not too “granny”, if you know what I mean.
Overall I think Lilah B. is a really solid make up line and I am very keen to try more of their products, especially the Divine Duo lip & cheek compacts. I like that the brand uses safe ingredients and is vegan and cruelty free. Having said that, the purists amongst us might want to check out the ingredient list first. I purchased these products at Net-A-Porter which is the easiest way to get Lilah B. to Australia.
I have really enjoyed testing these products and getting my bronzy glow on! If you enjoyed this review please leave me a comment below or email me and connect with me on Instagram. To listen to the latest Fluke podcast, please visit iTunes.
Next week: Kat Burki product review.