ILIA A Fine Romance is a slightly cool-toned, medium plum with a natural finish. It is a permanent blush that retails for $34.00 and contains 0.15 oz.
ILIA A Fine Romance Multi-Stick ($34.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a medium-dark plum with subtle, cool undertones and a natural sheen. It had semi-sheer color coverage that was buildable to semi-opaque coverage, which made it one of the more pigmented shades within the range (for those who need or desire higher coverage).
The texture was lightweight, smooth, and moderately emollient but had to be warmed up slightly before really yielding color, so I preferred to apply with fingertips as a result. The product applied evenly to my cheeks and blended out with ease as the more gel-like consistency ensured it spread out well without lifting up base products. It never fully dried down, so while it lasted for seven hours before starting to fade, it wasn't transfer-proof--something to keep in mind.
As a lip product, it had more medium coverage--applied directly from the tube, which was the easiest way to get an even layer of product--and sat fairly well on my lips; it stayed on for two and a half hours and felt non-drying.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview, which is a detailed review of the range as a whole.
Seamlessly blends into lips and cheeks thanks to a soft, buttery texture that instantly melts upon contact. An easy-wearing and incredibly versatile formula, our Multi-Sticks warm up and flatter a range of skin tones, adding a pretty, fresh finish to the complexion. Apply with your fingertips or a densely packed brush, like our Perfecting Buff Brush, for a natural, skin-texture finish.
Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil*, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter*, Cera Alba (Beeswax)*, Euphorbia Cerifera Cera/Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Cera/Wax, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil*, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch*, Citric Acid, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), [+/-: Iron Oxides (Ci 77492, Ci 77491, Ci 77499), Mica, Red 27 Lake (Ci 45410), Red 6 Lake (Ci 15850), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Yellow 5 (Ci 19140)]. *Organic Ingredients. Ingrédients Organiques. This product is certified Gluten-free.
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