IL Makiage as a makeup brand is back, with a new foundation and a line of cosmetics that caters to women that enjoy the full makeup experience. This is not a line for the minimalist! If you’re unabashedly high-maintenance, or cringe at the thought of “no makeup makeup”, then this line’s for you.
I recently tried the IL Makiage line, and overall, really liked the products. The cornerstone of any makeup line is foundation, and I was impressed with the IL Makiage Woke Up Like This Foundation. There are over 50 shades available, and a Powermatch tool to make sure you get the right shade. As someone who can be difficult to match (light-medium, neutral to slightly warm undertone), I tried it and damn, if they didn’t get it dead on!
I matched to a Shade 70, which is what I’m wearing coming back from Florida with a tan. The foundation has a matte finish; it’s lightweight, natural and long-wearing. I found the level of coverage to be medium; the foundation can be built up to a full coverage, if needed. Most importantly, I liked that Woke Up Like This Foundation doesn’t give a dry, cakey look or settle into fine lines. Shown with the Foundation Blending Brush.
The Color Boss Squad in The Real Deal, is a neutral four pan eyeshadow palette, and from someone who sees a lot of palettes, this one is gorgeous. There are a variety of textures in the palette: matte, satin, metallic and shimmer. The shadows are creamy and long-wearing. I had very little fallout, and the color payoff is very good. The pigments almost glow in the pan. Beautiful!
I also tried various lip products including the Rave Lip Crayons in Rio and Isla; wearable, sheer color that is so comfortable on the lips, a lip pencil in Tulip (pretty standard, as far as that goes) and the Infinity Long-Wear Matte Lip Cream in Matte Royal. The colors in this range are bold, full-coverage and long-wearing. I did have a bit of color transfer with the Matte Lip Cream, but the formula is comfortable and not drying.
Overall, I was pleased with the IL Makiage products I tried. I think if you’re looking for a shade-inclusive makeup line that’s also cruelty-free and vegan, it’s one worth putting on your radar. You can find the line at ilmakiage.com.