Delilah Cosmetics launched back in 2014 as the brain child of 3 industry experts – Rupert Kingston (make up artist), Hannah Nicholson (beauty buyer) and Juliet White (photographer) and is a UK based brand.
The brand screams luxury with it’s heavy, pewter packaging so it’s no surprise it’s found its way onto high-end boutique, Space NK.
Delilah Cosmetics is aimed at all ages and I think that’s really wonderful considering the youth driven society we live in. The products are all paraben free and have not been tested on animals and I’ve tried a few products so it’s my duty to give you the lowdown.
Let’s start with base products – I tried the Time Frame Future Resist Foundation SPF20* in Shell (£34) which comes in a handy tube with a pump which dispenses a good amount of product. The foundation gives a light but buildable coverage with a luminous finish and velvet texture. I find this works really well on good skin days where I don’t need as much coverage and it has SPF20 which is great for anti-ageing of the skin. I’ve found the best way to apply is with a dense blending brush rather than my preferred Beauty Blender as it gives a much smoother finish. It looks really fresh and radiant on the skin, giving a really natural glow.
To compliment the foundation, I tried the Fade Away Future Resist Concealer* in Stone (£26) which I found slightly too dark for my skin but it matches perfectly when I’ve got a tan. This is a clickable pen concealer which has a smooth texture and meshes well with the skin when blending with your fingers and does not settle into fine lines. It brightens the under eye nicely and is infused with rose root and sugar beet to reduce puffiness and darkness around the eyes.
A product I’d heard lots about was the Sunset Matte Bronzer* in Medium Dark (£34) which I found a little too dark for my complexion and as a result, felt it was a little hard to work with and blend properly. Less is definitely more with this one as it’s extremely pigmented. That being said, it’s a finely milled powder which really lasts on the skin.
Mascara wise, the Definitive Volumising & Defining Mascara* in Carbon (£24) comes with a traditional fibre brush that is a Y-shape for additional volume and definition. I find the brush is a tad too big for the bottom lashes but works well otherwise. I am wearing semi-permanent lashes at the moment (more to come on that soon) so I don’t feel like I’ve had enough time with the mascara to form a true opinion so I’ll keep you guys updated.
I managed to try their Colour Intense Cream Lipstick* in Vintage (£24) which is one of the nicest red lipsticks I’ve worn. The colour is intensely pigmented but soft and creamy for comfort whilst remaining smudge free. The lipstick lasts incredibly well on the lips and remains comfortable throughout wear. I wore this on a recent night out where I had dinner and drinks and it remained in tact without much need for touch up. I adore the packing of this because it is so luxurious and heavily weighted.
Finally, the beautiful Blusher Bronzer Brush* (£38) which is beautifully made, with a precise weighted handle for ease of application. I can see me using this more for blush or even highlighter as I prefer a bigger brush for bronzer. The brush hairs are extremely soft but with dense domed shape for concentrated application.
Overall, I’m really impressed with this range as the products have been really well thought out with a high level of quality throughout. I recommend trying some products from the brand, I am eyeing up their currently sold out Pure Light Aura Illuminating Powder.
Have you tried anything from Delilah?
Love, Kate xo