Thursday, December 16, 2021

Quick Review: Ilia The Dusk Set.

I know I just posted about buying Ilia the Dusk Set but it arrived and I slapped it all on my face and y'all, this stuff is SO GOOD. A quick note: being a makeup blogger is not for the weak -of-heart. Nothing breaks your spirit quite like a selfie closeup, amirite? Ugh. Anyway:

This was my first photo attempt (of, like, a million) wearing all of the products in the kit, plus the Super Serum Skin Tint, which is fantastic. I'm wearing the Color Haze Multi-Use Pigment in Before Today on my cheeks and its quite subtle and very pretty. I don't generally wear a ton of cheek color so I like that it looks natural. 

I'm also wearing the Balmy Tint Hydrating Lip Balm in Wanderlust and it's the prettiest berry color! It feels just like a lip balm and is surprisingly pigmented. One layer is sheer but you can layer more on for a stronger color payoff.  But, you can't see my favorite thing, which is the Liquid Powder Chromatic Eye Tint in Dim. I love a purple-grey color for my brown eyes but they're hard to find and this one is so good. Fine, here's a close-up:

I promise I'm not mad at you, I just can't smile and also show you my lids! But y'all, this eye tint is so nice - it dries down quickly and so far hasn't budged. I have oily, hooded eyelids which makes most eyeshadow a challenge. My eyeliner, which pairs great with it, is the delightful Mushroom by Urban Decay

I'm also wearing the Limitless Lash Mascara from the kit, which I've tried before in the mini size but I like the double-sided brush much better full size. It's not life-changing but it is a good lengthening mascara that shouldn't irritate your eyes. 

All in all, I am super happy with all four items in this kit and it's a killer deal. Both kits have well-chosen universal colors (Dawn is warm toned, Dusk is cool toned) and I just don't think you can go wrong. 


  1. I am intrigued - so I am going to try the Dusk set too! :)

  2. Thank you for this detailed review! The photos are really helpful. The kit looks great on you, and now I am off to purchase one for me. ;)

  3. Ooh, I def need to try this as I have the same sort of eyelids and powder shadows just don't work. This year I fell in love with the Trinny London eyeshadow pots. The colors are great and really stay all day on me, which is rare. Totally worth $24 for me!

    PS: I'm a long time reader and not some internet robot/PR girl coming to tell you this :)

    1. Ha, thanks! I love Trinny and I’ve wanted to try those eyeshadow pots, so if you were a PR bot you’re doing a great job. 😂