So here comes a second review of some Delilah Cosmetics goodies I recently acquired and have been thoroughly enjoying since. In my last post I reviewed their bronzer and blush, both of which I can wholeheartedly recommend, so check it here if you want to read some more about the products, see some swatches as well as a brief background of Delilah as a brand.
Delilah is a relatively new cosmetic brand, still unheard of by many, so I wanted to give it a go and see if it is worth exploring and trying out their products. They offer an extensive range of makeup from lipstick to foundations to some makeup brushes, some of which I am still yet to try for myself, but for now, I can share my thoughts on the products I have tested.
Colour Intense Cream Lipstick
It comes in 8 shades from light pink to dark, vampy red. I chose a shade ‘Honesty’ which is a beautiful mauve and one that I turn to quite often, even though it is much darker than what I normally go for on a daily basis. It feels very comfortable on the lips and not drying at all, although the finish is semi matte, it claims to provide soft, creamy feel, and it does exactly that.
The packaging it very classy and stylish, with some weight to it, and kept in a pewter, metallic colour with a touch of rose gold, just like all other Delilah products. The name of the brand beautifully embossed on the side of the lipstick. I find the application very easy, but because the colour is darker, I personally prefer to use it with the lip liner and for ‘Honesty’ the best one is Mac’s ‘Soar’ liner. Perfect combo.
The lasting power is excellent. Lasts really well even through some food and drink which, at least on me, not many lipsticks do. The semi matte finish makes it longer lasting and I usually steer clear of matte finishes in lip products because they feel too dry. Except this one really doesn’t. The colour is very opaque and doesn’t bleed, transfer or look in any way ‘awkward’ through out the day. I need another lipstick like a hole in my head, but I really like this one, from the formula and longevity, to the packaging, so another purchase may be on the cards…
Definitive Volumising and Defining Mascara
I feel like mascara is a very personal choice from the texture to the wand type, from the length to the volume, everyone has different lashes, hence different expectations. I am lucky enough to have my lashes fairly lifted, so with a help of a good mascara, I can get away without having to use eyelash curler, which is great, because I hate using the thing anyway.
I expect my mascara to be both volumising and lengthening, since my lashes are quite thin and I appreciate if I can get it from one product. I do not like runny, watery type of mascaras and ones that need the wand to be wiped on the edge of the tube to remove excess product are just a bit too messy for me. I am also quite particular when it comes to the way it looks on my lashes, I don’t like it looking clumpy and am not a fan of lashes sticking together, hence I often use a lash comb (the one from Real Techniques is the best) to separate them. I know, it’s a lot to ask but I have already found one that gives me all that and so it very quickly became my Holy Grail (I am talking about Charlotte Tilbury’s Full Fat Lashes). So before I tried this one, I didn’t really have high hopes to be quite honest.
I almost wish I did have something bad to say about it, because so far, it looks like i have been doing nothing but singing my praises for all of their products I reviewed. But nope, not this time. Once again, they have hit the nail on the head and created a mascara that has already become my second favourite. It does exactly what I expect mascara to do. It is more of a drier formula, but in a good way. Take the wand out and it is ready to use, no excess product, no fuss, no mess. It gives my lashes beautiful volume, length and perfect separation without any clumps. It contains olive waxes that give lashes this voluminous look.
The packaging is rose gold, very pretty. The mascara comes in one shade, Carbon black and is paraben free. My eyes can often get quite sensitive and wrong product can make things worse, but I have not noticed any sensitivity when using this mascara, so if you suffer from sensitive eyes, you will be just fine with this one. It does not claim to be a waterproof formula, which is fine by me, since I don’t use waterproof mascaras, but it may be a deal breaker for some, so I thought I would mention.
Overall, I am very happy with both products and can honestly recommend both if what you have read sounds appealing to you.
I know Delilah is pricey, it is not exactly a ‘purse friendly’ makeup brand, but you pay for the quality and so far, it has been consistently high with every product I tried, so I feel it is really worth recommending.
Have you tried any of their products yet? If so, what did you think and what else can you recommend? Feel free to comment below.
Colour Intense Cream Lipstick retails at RRP £24
Definitive Volumising Mascara retails at RRP £24