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My Imperfect Life
My Imperfect Life
Naomi Jamieson

I am blush *obsessed* and this easy multi-use pick always gets me compliments

The ILIA Multi Stick pictured in a pink, textured template.

If you've been waiting for some sign from the universe to purchase the ILIA Multi-Stick, well this is it—I'm your sign.

I have been using this lip and cheek tint for the best part of a year and to put it simply, I'm in love. This stick delivers the most natural and 'lit-from-within' blush I have ever encountered—and I've been around the block with the likes of Glossier's Cloud Paint, Rare Beauty's Melting Blushes and Charlotte Tilbury's wand and powder blushes.

Though granted it is definitely on the pricier side—totaling $36—I'm about to run through why, if you're a glowy makeup lover, I think it's worth the spend, as someone who has just re-ordered it...

Why the ILIA Multi Stick is a blush lover's dream...

So, why is this stick my ride-or-die, well for starters, it's a multipurpose makeup product. You can apply it to both your cheeks and your lips and oof, that color payoff. I use shade "At Last" which is the perfect mauve rose shade that just compliments my skin tone so well and makes me look instantly fresh. I wear it every day without fail, in fact since buying it I've never deviated back to my OG's, meaning there is something of a blush graveyard in my makeup bag...

(Image credit: Future/ ILIA)

It's also soo easy to apply, as you can just swipe it over the apples of your cheek, or cheekbones—depending on your preferred placement—and blend it in with your fingertips. Personally, I apply it quite high on my cheeks and on my nose bridge and tap it in using my ring finger.

And don't be fooled by it's size, this stick lasts! I've had mine for over nine months now and I'm still using it—though I am past the rim now, which makes it a bit annoying to get what's left of the product out, which is the one gripe I'd like to make on the packaging itself.

Formula-wise, it features shea and avocado oil, which really lend themselves to the dewy glow this stick delivers to the cheeks and is available in 12 dreamy shades—all of which are perfect for recreating that 'Strawberry Girl' makeup vibe. Even My Imperfect Life's Editor, Mariana Cerqueira is a fan and uses shade "Whisper", in case you were wondering!

The only drawback for me is yes, the price but it is one I'm willing to pay considering what a staple this blush has become in my makeup arsenal. But, if you are looking for a cheaper alternative, this e.l.f blush stick (at ULTA) looks very similar!

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