Today I’m reviewing a brand that is completely new to me, which is Delilah Cosmetics. Delilah Cosmetics is a UK based brand and was created by three friends who all had a passion for cosmetics. Their products are made in Italy, are paraben free as well as being cruelty free. I’ll be reviewing a variety of their products in this post and give you my opinion on the brand. I’ll be reviewing their foundation, loose powder, blush and lipsticks. I will also leave links for sites where you can buy each product – one link for a Danish site and one link to the official Delilah site. Let’s get into it;
My skin type: Oily & Acneprone – NC30.
First of, all of the products come in a dusty, pink, cardboard packaging that I really like. Let’s start with the foundation which is in a tube packaging. I really love the packaging which is very sleek, plus it has a pump at the top which makes dispensing it very easy. The tube contains 38 ml./1.28 oz which is actually more then what you get in an average foundation. What I was quite disappointed with is the shade range, as there are very few shades. There are 8 shades in total and as far as I can tell from experience, and looking at the shades online, you have to get very lucky to find your exact match. I actually have two shades as I didn’t know which would match – so I got the shades “Pebble” and “Maple”. Pebble is the one that is closest to my skin tone and has a neutral/slightly yellow undertone. Maple was around 2 shades darker (I would say it would match a NC40), and has a warm, yellow and slightly red undertone.
I love that there’s no scent that I can detect and was super easy to blend. I would use 1 full pump, and then some for my face. It applied beautifully with both a brush as well as a damp sponge. The finish is very dewy, probably the most dewy foundation I own as I usually stay clear of those types of foundations. The coverage is very light, and it’s hard to build it up. I consider it be light – light/medium coverage foundation. It felt lightweight on the skin and looked very natural on the skin. One thing I did notice was that it felt sticky, even after waiting for 5 minutes.
I can already tell that this foundation is not for my skin type what so ever. It’s too dewy and moisturizing for someone with oily skin. Besides I prefer something with more coverage, at least a medium coverage, which this does not provide me with. For sure a lot more suitable for dry , and perhaps normal, skin.
Ingredients: Aqua, Cyclomethicone, Butylene Glycol, Titanium Dioxide (Nano) , Isononyl Isononanoate, Behenyl Dimethicone, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Phenyl Trimethicone, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Glyceryl Ethylhexanoate/ Stearate/ Adipate, Phenoxyethanol, Sucrose Acetyl Isobutyrate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Chloride, Lauryl PEG-8 Dimethicone, Alumina, Sodium Dehydroactate, Methicone, Triethoxycaprylyl Silane, Caprylic/ Capric Triglyceride, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Dimethicone, Tropolone, Tripeptide-3, Hexapeptide-4, CI 77891, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499
Delilah Cosmetics do not lie, when they claim this is a micro-fine powder. It’s extremely finely milled, and I fell in love with it at first try. The powder comes in jar where the top lid also works like a mirror. That’s so cool! The jar contains 9g/0.31 oz. When you first open it there’s a protecting sticker that you remove before using. Underneath there’s a net, where you dab you brush in. The great thing about this is that you won’t get a bunch a powder all at once on your brush. I feel like the powder gives me such a beautiful, airbrushed look and is one that would work for most skin types. The color is slightly beige looking, but does go on translucent, plus it’s scent free. For my skin I do wish it had some oil-controlling properties. It left my skin semi-matte and wasn’t that good at controlling my oils as some of my other powders. I was starting to look shiny within 2 hours.
Ingredients: Silica, Mica, Dimethicone, Talc, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499, CI 77891.
The blush is so pretty, I’ve been using it so much lately and it has been my go to for the past few weeks. Besides coming in a cardboard box, it’s also protected by being in a small, fabric pouch. It’s a gorgeous peachy, melba shade named “Dusk” with no scent detected. One compact contains 4g/0.14 oz. There is any noticeable shimmer in there, but it still delivers a satinfinish and the blush goes on beautifully on the skin. It’s a round compact with a magnetic close, plus a mirror on the inside. The first time I tried it I underestimated the pigmentation on this. I’ve learned to only dip my brush, apply that and then go in for some more if needed. So, very pigmented and is easily buildable.
Ingredients: Talc, Zea Mays Starch, Dimethicone, Mica, Zinc Stearate, Triethylhexanoin, Magnesium Myristate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Sorbic Acid, Cyclohexasiloxane, Disodium EDTA, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499, CI 77007, CI 15850, CI 19140, CI 45410, CI 45380, CI 77891
How beautifully doesn’t it look when there’s something engraved in lipsticks? I love when brands do that. The lipsticks come in a sleek, silver bullet form and is actually quite heavy feeling. Each lipstick weighs 3.7 g/0.13 oz. The application is very easy and goes on very creamy. There isn’t any scent in them and they feel so comfortable on the lips. The finish is satin-like, and my experience with creamy, satin lipsticks are that they’re not very long-lasting. But these really surprised me. I’ve tested them out while eating some snacks, and they held up quite well. The shades I have are “Hush” and “Brink”. I would describe Hush as a rosy, slightly mauve shade, which looks like a “my lips but better” shade. Brink is a bright, barbie pink, which is usually a shade I stay clear of, but in this case, I actually don’t mind it once it’s on my lips.
Ingredients: Caprylic/ Capric Triglyceride, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Isononyl Isononanoate, Polyethylene, Dicalcium Phosphate, Candelilla Cera, Cera Microcristallina, Nylon-12, Silica Dimethyl Silyate, Cera Alba, Disteardimonium Hectorite, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Sodium Saccharin, Mica, Tropolone, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), CI 77492 (Iron Oxides), CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 15850 (Red 7 Lake), CI 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), CI 45410 (Red 28 Lake), CI 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake).
I did really enjoy the products, but at the same time drugstores are killing it at the moment. Right of the bat what struck me was the price point. These products are not cheap whatso ever, as they are very much in the high-end category. Being a student there are things that come before makeup, and I have to spend my coins with care. I don’t have the biggest budget, which is one of the reason why I’m aware of my spending. If you only care about quality, and willing to pay a high price for it, by all means go for it. I really enjoyed testing them out, and my favorite products were the blush and powder, which worked so well for me. Something I really appreciate is the gorgeous packaging, which I get the feeling that they really spend time working on. Very delighted with this beautiful brand, based on quality and packaging, but less delighted by the price.
Disclaimer: These products were PR gifted to me. All thoughts & opinions are my own. Links in this post are not affiliate links.