Ilia Beauty has just launched two eyeshadow palettes in powder form. I like palettes as they offer good value for money due – as long as the colours are down my alley.

The palette that I bought is called Prima and houses natural everyday warm brown colours that take me from day to night. No talc in sight and most of all no silicone in sight – careful as the primer launched by Ilia is siliconeville


PERFORMANCE: overall the performance of the palette is good, not spectacular. The pigmentation of the colours vary significantly. The lightest colour (Moonstone) has a matte finish and glides on the lids easily. I use it as a base for the other colour(s) as otherwise it would be too light. The second light colour (Jasper) is the one with the iffy texture: it is matte and requires some work to be blended due to the “on the hard side” consistency. The third brownish/rosey colour (Rosa Tea) has the best pigmentation and a lovely shimmer – no chunky glitter. Last but not least the dark brown colour (Moka) can be used wet as a eyeliner. The palette costs around 47 euros (I got the usual earth day/leaf day diclout and bought wth 20% off) and at 10 euros a colour it works out as an OK deal.

I still prefer the Kjaer Weis eyeshadows: the texture is like butter and the colours are  much more flattering. However, this eye palette by Ilia is a nice product and it is handy. If you are looking for a palette with natural shades that do not hold a punch in terms of pigment this can do. Otherwise I will look elsewhere.

INGREDIENTS: Mica, Silica, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Hydrogenated Olive Oil, Coconut Alkanes, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil Unsaponifiables, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Jojoba Esters, Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Aluminum Dimyristate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Water (Aqua). May Contain: Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Blue 1 (CI 42090).*Certified Organic Ingredients. Ingrédients Certifiés Biologiques.


SCENT: none


HOW TO USE IT: watch the video below with a tutorial on how to use and apply the colours.



picture taken in natural light (no flash).

From lighter to darker colour: moonstone, jasper, rosa tea and moka.



From lighter to darker colour: moonstone, jasper, rosa tea and moka.



6 grams. The palette is contained in a lovely and stylish silver coloured palette with mirror. The container is held in a eggplant coloured carton box.




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