Monday, 14 May 2012

Ilia Beauty Lipstick in Crimson and Clover

Crimson&Clover

Crimson and Clover was one of the new Ilia lipstick colours released recently. I believe this particularly colour might be limited edition but it is still available on the Content Beauty website where I purchased from.

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Top - Crimson and Clover, Bottom - Arabian Knights

Crimson and Clover is more opaque and pigmented than Blossom Lady or Arabian Knight but it still has that lovely comfortable balm feeling that I really like about the Ilia lipsticks. It's an usual to find such a vibrant colour that isn't drying, and boy is this vibrant!

I find the colour a little tricky to describe. It is a bright crimson red that and I feel it leans slightly orange when applied. As the glossy colour fades, it leaves a stain on the lips but the stain is quite different to the original colour. The stain is bright pink rather than red, which makes me doubt the orange leaning. I like the colour it leaves me with and it is much better than sporting the 'ring of doom' but I suppose it does dictate caution in your choice of pairings.

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I hope you will forgive me for including a full face picture rather than a lip close up. I think it probably gives better impression of the colour but I really wish I'd had the foresight to finish the rest of my makeup before taking the picture!

Ilia Crimon and Clover Lip Conditioner is available from Content Beauty and costs £20.

14 comments:

  1. It looks very pretty and seeing Arabian Knights again makes me want it again, it looks so beautiful. I think I need to try them :)

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    1. Arabian Knights has become my work staple. I'd highly recommend the Ilia formula.

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  2. I really like this - it looks lovely on you! Very cheerful.

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  3. I always think a definate lip colour looks better without a lot of other makeup and this looks beautiful on you, it is my birthday resolution to wear more lipstick and this one has to be high on my list after your post. Thankyou Jane.

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    1. Happy Birthday Jan :D. I agree with you that such a statement colour doesn't need much else. A bit of blusher and taupe eyeshadow would have made me feel less bare though!!

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  4. I think it looks great with minimal other makeup. Lovely colour.

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    1. Thank you. I'm pleased I didn't scare anyone with such a blank face! I think it probably helps see the true vibrancy of the colour.

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  5. FragrantWitch14 May 2012 22:17

    Beautiful colour! I'm trying out red lipsticks and this is definitely now on the list. I'm a bit concerned about the pink stain that remains- how pink is pink? Strawberry pink? Or petal pink? Any further description would be greatly appreciated!

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    1. It's somewhere between hot pink and strawberry pink. What kind of red are you considering? Let me know if I can help by swatching the ones I have side by side. I'm always happy to help.

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  6. I like this freshly applied, but not so much a fan of the stained shade. <3 I don't think you need additional makeup, you look lovely!

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    1. Thanks E-A. The stain is definitely different to the initial colour, it lasts a long time too. I woke up and it was still visible yesterday!

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  7. That's pretty and much more pigmented than I thought it would be. I'm leaning toward Arabian Nights now.

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    1. I think you would like the texture of the Ilia Lip Conditioners. Arabian Nights remain my favourite of the three I have.

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