Ilia Beauty Lipstick Crayon Review & Swatches – Dress You Up, Iko Iko & Come Undone

Ilia Beauty first launched in Canada. They are focused on sourcing certified organic bio-active botanicals and creating products that are as effective as their conventional counterparts. There’s a huge range of colours in their collection, including more high impact, trend driven colours. I was drawn to their lipstick crayons. Don’t ask me why. I’ve been hoping to find more…

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Carmine is More Than Just a Bug …

Specifically, it’s an insect called the cochineal and it is harvested, crushed to a powder, which is treated with an ammonia or sodium carbonate solution, filtered and then treated again to create the deep, vibrant red. In fact it’s not just red. Depending on the processing pink, red, purple or orange can also be achieved. It takes about…