Minimalist Beauty Must-Have | The lilah b. Lip & Cheek Divine Duo

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Multi-tasking cream products are my absolute favorites whenever spring and summertime rolls around.  Not only do they look the most natural, and are a breeze to apply, they also make packing for a trips a whole lot easier!

A week or so back, I shared one of my long-time favorite cream products – RMS Beauty’s Eye Polishes.  They impact a gorgeous glossy-glow and a sheer wash of color to the eyes, cheekbones, and lips.  But what about adding a bit of color to the cheeks?  Well, that’s where some of my favorite cheek + lip colors come in, like Ilia Beauty’s Multi-Sticks, and my new favorite – the lilah b. Lip & Cheek Divine Duos.

Lilah b. is a clean beauty line that focuses on minimalist, luxurious, multi-purpose products to help us declutter, minimize, and simplify our beauty routines.

“Beauty should be about quality, not quantity and so I set out to create a healthy, ‘good for you’ collection that offers a flawless finish with ease.” – Cheryl Yannotti Foland, founder of lilah b.

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lilah b. Divine Duo Lip & Cheek

The lilah b. Lip & Cheek Divine Duos from Cheryl’s collection are multi-purpose creams that you can use 3 ways – as a blush, a lip color, or an all-over eyelid color/eyeshadow base for your powder shadows.  The formulas are designed to require minimal fuss, with their creamy, moisturizing texture that glides on effortlessly using just your fingers, and long-wearing formula that lasts for hours, even on hot, humid days.  And thanks to their buildable color, these transition beautifully from day and night.  Apply a light layer and blend out for just a hint of sheer color (perfect for the office, or a casual weekend out), or layer them up for more intense, near full-coverage color that’s perfect for evenings.

Each lilah b. Divine Duo is packaged in a sleek, nearly-seamless compact that feels just like a smooth, tumbled stone (it has a decent amount of weight to it too!).  Despite the strong magnetic closure, it’s easy to slide open using your thumb using light pressure.   The only thing missing? A small mirror inside for on-the-go applications.

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Ingredients (in all shades expect for b.dazzling): Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Tricaprylin, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Microcrystalline Wax, Polyethylene, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Phenylisopropyl Dimethicone, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Silica, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Octyldodecanol, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Polysilicone-22, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Dimethicone, Synthetic Beeswax, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Agar, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Mica, Alumina, Talc, Potassium Sorbate, Barium Sulfate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid. May Contain: Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Red 27 Lake (Ci 45410), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140)

Free from gluten, parabens, phthalates, sulfates and synthetic fragrances. Vegan. Cruelty-free.  Made in Milan, Italy.

“lilah b. offers clean, healthy, skin-kind formulations. Crafted with exceptional purity, our formulas combine nourishing and moisturizing ingredients from earth and sea.”

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lilah b. Lip & Cheek swatches (from left to right): b. fearless, b. lovely, b. real, b. sassy

Shades available:

lilah b. Divine Duo Lip & Cheek Review

The first shade I tried out (through one of their Discovery Sets) was b. lovely, which is probably one of the most universally flattering shades in the collection.  It’s described as a beige/nude, but to me, it’s more of a medium beige-rose.  It adds a natural-looking warm to the cheeks, and also works great as a dual blush + contour shade.  (For cooler skin types, b. true would be a great shade to start with!)

I also tried out a sampler, which included b. real, b.fearless, and b.sassy – all more playful, brighter shades.

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Wearing lilah b. Lip & Cheek Divine Duos in b. lovely on cheeks, b. real on lips

When it comes to texture, lilah b. managed to find the perfect middle ground between a slippery, oil-based cream, and a dry waxy formula that tugs the skin.  With silica, waxes, and a touch of coconut oil in the formula, the Lilah B. Divine Duos have a thin, lightweight, silky feel that allows you to blend them in easily, but also gives them amazing lasting power.  (So if you have oily skin and struggle with oil-based formulas, these would be worth trying out!)

On the lips, they don’t feel as dry as a matte lipstick, but also aren’t as moisturizing as a balm.  For that reason, I’d recommend applying a lip balm beforehand if you have dry lips, otherwise they can look a bit patchy and emphasize dry spots.  On the cheeks however, they work beautifully blended over bare, freshly moisturized skin, or over top of a BB/CC cream or liquid foundation.  They settle to a natural-looking, matte finish, which keeps the skin looking like skin, giving you that ‘lit from within’ look (with the exception of b.dazzling, which contains a touch of shimmer).

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Wearing lilah b. Lip & Cheek Divine Duos in b. lovely on cheeks, b. real on lips

And when it comes to color, they pack an incredible amount of pigment.  And yet, they can easily be toned down to create a soft wash of color by blending them in with your fingers, or layered on to achieve a more intense look.

Overall, while these are on the pricier side of the makeup spectrum, you get one beautifully packaged, cleanly formulated, incredibly versatile product that can easily take the place of your lipstick and blush (and maybe even your eyeshadow)!

Available at Nordstrom, Sephora, Dermstore, Neiman Marcus, & Net-a-Porter


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