Pure Beauty

Lourdes Martin eating at Laduree in Soho, New York.

Lourdes Martin and lipsticks from Neta-a-porter

Lourdes Martin enjoys coffee and macarons at Laduree Lourdes Martin enjoys her cappuccino

Lourdes Martin and ILIA lipsticks at Laduree

Lourdes Martin with ILIA lipsticks and cappuccino at Laduree

Lourdes Martin wears ILIA lipstick. Lourdes Martin enjoys a drink at the Soho Grand Hotel


Lourdes Martin at the Soho Grand Hotel

Lourdes Martin drinks her healthy beet juice at the Soho Grand.

Lourdes Martin in Soho with flowers. Lourdes Martin strolling the city with flowers

Those who know me well know that I don’t usually wear bright colors on my lips. It’s not that I don’t think they are pretty but I lean more to the neutral lighter tones. However, throughout the years, I have slowly opened up to wearing more bold reds and pinks. The yellow undertone of my skin makes it difficult for me to find the right shade so I was so happy to find ILIA lipsticks complemented my skin so well. Both Crimson & Clover and Jump are perfect shades for summer months and fall.

What initially drew me into this brand was the ethical-sustainable approach. ILIA lipsticks are made with 85% bioactive organic ingredients and the lipsticks are packaged in a recycled aluminum case. You can feel the moisture-richnesss on your lips as soon as you apply them. I usually wear a lip conditioner/exfoliator the night before to moisturize and soften my lips (FYI, ILIA also has an awesome one) but with ingredients like Jojoba oil, Vitamin E and Cocoa Butter on all their lipsticks, I almost don’t really have a need to do that!

So, which lip color are you planning to wear all summer long?



Photography by: Denisse Benitez

Shop my look:

Top: BCBG (similar here, here, here)

White Denim: Topshop 

Shoes: Raye (sold out but similar here, here)

Lipsticks ILIA (here and here)


1 Comment

  1. Parul
    June 28, 2016 / 7:11 pm

    Beautiful post and pictures! I’ve been meaning to try this brand! 🙂

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