a spring look with aillea beauty (and giveaway). featuring kjaer weis, suntegrity, lily lolo, and ilia

A Spring Look with Aillea Beauty (+Giveaway!)

a spring look with aillea beauty (and giveaway). featuring kjaer weis, suntegrity, lily lolo, and ilia

Aillea Beauty recently sent me some goodies to play with given the warmer months are approaching, and they certainly didn’t disappoint. I have been dying to get my hands on the new Kjaer Weis lip gloss, and was super excited to receive the shade Fascination. (More on that in a bit.)


One thing that I adore about Aillea Beauty is that they are one of a very few online retailers that carry all of my favorite brands. When it comes to making purchases, I feel way more comfortable finding everything I need in one place, opposed to making purchases all over the internet. And I have to admit, Aillea is staying current with up-and-coming green beauty brands while a lot of other green retailers are lagging behind. (Get with the program, folks!)


First, things first – Suntegrity Face Sunscreen and Primer SPF 30. I’ve been using this sunscreen outdoors and the pool for years. It smells good, absorbs well, and doesn’t leave a whitish cast on my face. However, I will say that Josh Rosebrook Nutrient Day Cream SPF 30 is what I wear on a daily basis. It feels not quite as heavy duty as the Suntegrity.


Ilia True Skin Serum Foundation in Texel (SF3) – I had been waiting waiting waiting for this release! This foundation is great – it slides on easily and doesn’t settle in my pores or fine lines. It also leaves the perfect glow on the skin. A keeper.


Lily Lolo Pressed Bronzer in Miami Beach – Such a great pressed bronzer – the color is a nice, warm brown, notorangey or tan or some strange copper shade. Also? NO SHIMMER OR GLITTER. Mama hates shimmer/glitter particles on her face.


Kosas Color + Light Pressed Palette in Longitude Zero – A pop of this coolish rosy pink on the apples of the cheeks in combination with a little bronzer on the cheekbones and temples? Perfection.


Kjaer Weis Lip Gloss in Fascination – Okay, I am obsessed with the lip gloss formulation. And the scent? I can’t get enough. It reminds me of childhood summers by the pool. What is this smell, people? Almost like old school tanning lotion? Hawaiian Tropic? Or sweet almond oil? I actually try to smell my upper lip, people. It’s weird, I admit.


However, I digress. I do want to talk about this particular shade in Fascination. It is described as a “faded raspberry red,” and I have to disagree, at least the way it looks on me. (See above photo.) When I think of raspberry, I think of a cooler-toned berry. This wears much warmer to me…like a pinkish rose coral. It’s absolutely perfect for spring and summer. I’m really excited to try Affinity next.


Kjaer Weis Lip Pencil in KW Rose – I really enjoyed the formulation of this lip pencil. Glides on effortlessly and is very creamy. However, on my very pigmented lips, the shade was a bit lighter than my natural lip color. So, for me, this shade is perfect for a really pale rosy nude lip, but I would imagine more of “your lips but better” on many other skintones.


So! Drumroll, please! Aillea has kindly agreed to a giveaway for my readers! Look at all these lovely products.


Head over to my Instagram post to enter. Good luck!