Sunday, December 22, 2013

Ilia Bang Bang Lip Conditioner Review

Ilia is a very well loved brand within the green beauty community and rightfully so. They have a variety of wonderful makeup products but, their lipsticks and conditioners were the first stand outs. With several trendy shades available in a moisturizing base, you can't go wrong with their pout loving products. A few months back, I reviewed their Tinted Lip Conditioners in Shell Shock and Arabian Knights (which remains my favourite), and today I wanted to do a quick review of Bang Bang as it's their best seller!

Description: sheer, romantic red. 

This lip conditioner is the same as the others, moisturizing and chock full of wonderful ingredients like jojoba oil and cocoa butter. That being said, I do find that if I wear Bang Bang on its own for a few hours it collects in the inner rim of my lips and needs to be wiped off. Inner rim? Sounds so gross, sorry. If I use a lip gloss over top or lip balm underneath, it wears much better. Sheer, romantic red is the perfect description for this shade, however it can be slightly built up for a little more oomph and your natural lip colour will dictate the intensity of the colour. I love that it can be worn during the day or at night, to work or a party, and basically anywhere in between. It looks good with just about anything and most makeup looks AND is definitely an easy red to wear regardless of your level of boldness. While I love Bang Bang, I still prefer Arabian Knights and wish that I had picked up Femme Fatale instead. Either way, totally worth checking out.

Retails for approx. $24 CAN/USD. Can be purchased from Ilia, Fresh Faced, Eco Diva and many other e/retailers across the world.

What are your favourite Ilia products and shades?

L to R: one swipe, two swipes, bunch of swipes!

Ingredients: Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil*, Jojoba (Simmondsia Chinensis) Seed Oil*, Beeswax (Cera Alba)*, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Sesamum Indicum (Seasame) Seed Oil*, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter*, Tocopheryl Acetate (Natural Vitamin E), Pomegranate (Punica Granatum) Seed Extract, Grape (Vitis Vinifera) Seed Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Oil, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Oil, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Oil. May Contain: Mica, Titanium Dixoide, Iron Oxide (CI 77499, CI 77492, CI 77491), Red 7 CI15850, Red 28 CI45410, Yellow 5 CI19140. *Certified Organic Ingredients. Ingrédients Certifiés Biologiques.
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  1. This was my first Ilia purchase! I just bought it a few weeks ago. I have to say it is a very easy red to wear and that's why I took the leap. Nice review.

    1. A great first purchase I'd say! Bang Bang is definitely an easy red to wear, anyone can wear it. Xo

  2. I love your reviews Nicole! Always honest and detailled. (I totally get what you mean with the inner rim, it's not gross, it's part of nature haha) I currently own three Ilia lipstick/lip conditioners - Arabian Knights, Shell Shock and Neon Angel - and I agree with you, Arabian Knights is the best! It's the only one I can wear at any occasion and during any season, it's incredibly versatile. xx

  3. I wish I had picked up femme fatale too, it seems a bit silly to buy it now as I should probably save my spending for spring colours. I do like both of the tinted lip conditioners I have such a good buy Xx

    1. I'm so sorry for deleting your original comment, it's the touchscreen I swear. It's true that at this point we should save for spring/summer shades. At least we know for next fall/winter xo

  4. Thank you :). Ha so you understand what I meant about inner rim, I was worried nobody would get it. Agree, agree, agree! Arabian Knights is just perfect. Would love to see how neon angel looks on you, such a bold and sassy lipstick colour! Xo


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