When our favorite brands are having a sale, we have to spread the word. Right now, it’s all about Ilia Beauty’s Friends and Family Sale. Ilia is no stranger to accolades as many of its products have won Allure Best of Beauty and Readers’ Choice Awards in the clean categories — Super Serum Skin Tint SPF 40, Multi-Stick, and Limitless Lash Mascara, to name a few.
Excited? Ilia’s blowout event will run from Wednesday, June 14, 2023, through Sunday, June 18, 2023. It’s pretty simple: Add $75 worth of Ilia products to your cart and add the code THEBIGONE at checkout to redeem a 20 percent discount. Then, just sit back, and watch the dollar signs drop.
With so many goodies on the site, it’s hard to narrow down what to buy — that’s where we come in. Below, we list our favorite Ilia Beauty products to shop and wear every day.
Our Top Sale Picks:
The Everyday Hero: Super Serum Skin Tint SPF 40
One dropper of this Best of Beauty-winning skin tint (available in 30 shades) is full of nourishing ingredients like tone-evening niacinamide, plumping hyaluronic acid, soothing aloe, moisture-sealing squalane, and of course, zinc oxide for mineral UV protection. Our tester noted that the anti-inflammatory ingredients helped tamp down most of her blotchy redness. “It blurred my imperfections, gave me an even glow, and once it dried I completely forgot I had it on,” she elaborated. “I still looked like myself, but improved.”
Multitasking Wonder: C Beyond Triple Serum
When this hybrid SPF serum first launched, we were a bit skeptical of the three-shade range but quickly fell in love with it. In the bottle is L-ascorbic acid (pure vitamin C) to brighten the skin and niacinamide to minimize the appearance of pores and even out texture. Plus, SPF 40 helps you stay protected with every application. “I was pleasantly surprised to see how easily it sunk into my skin,” associate news editor Gabi Thorne, who tested Tone 3, said. “It gave my skin a healthy, dewy glow that looks like I got the perfect dose of sun during golden hour.”
The Only Flush You Need: Multi-Stick
Available in 12 versatile shades, this creamy, swipe-and-go formula glides onto cheeks and lips with ease, adding a burst of color wherever you want it. Did we mention it won Best Blush for our Readers’ Choice Awards in 2022? Case closed.
Dark Circles, Begone: True Skin Serum Concealer
Allure readers know what’s up — after all, they awarded this concealer with a Readers’ Choice Award in 2022 and 2023. Spot-treat dark circles, blemishes, and dark spots with this creamy, creaseless formula (available in 20 shades), which is spiked with vitamin C to brighten undereyes and even skin tone.
Wake-Up Call: Bright Start Retinol Alternative Eye Cream
Perk up your tired eyes with this depuffing and illuminating formula, which is stars sea fennel extract, a natural retinol alternative that’s ideal for sensitive skin, as well as a puffiness-minimizing blend of upcycled avocado extract, caffeine, and peptides. Bonus: The cooling ceramic tip serves as a welcome wake-up call in the morning.
For a Romantic Glow: Liquid Light Serum Highlighter
All three pearlescent shades — Nova, soft gold; Atomic, pink pearl; Astrid, rose gold — of this serum-like booster can be applied to cheekbones or all over the skin as a glowy base before you apply your foundation. “What results every time is a soft, lit-from-within look that can only be spotted in certain lighting, making my face look dynamic as I shift my head naturally through a conversation,” news editor Nicola Dall’Asen gushed in her review.
Flirtatious Lash-Lifter: Limitless Lash Mascara
This volumizing, defining mascara has one Best of Beauty Award and three Readers’ Choice Awards under its belt — quite the impressive feat. A blend of bee and carnauba waxes, as well as shea butter and keratin, conditions each lash and keep them looking lifted and full throughout the day.
And there’s more. You can shop the entire Ilia Beauty website between June 14 to June 18 for 20 percent off of some “clean” makeup and skin care that’ll become staples.