This Editor-Loved Beauty Brand Is Full of Makeup That Doubles as Skincare—and It's Finally on Sale

Our shopping writers can’t stop raving about Ilia’s tinted moisturizers, multi-sticks, and more.

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As someone who really doesn't have time for a fussy beauty routine, I always prefer using products that combine the benefits of both makeup and skincare into one. And thanks to the ever-growing trend of incorporating skincare into makeup (and vice versa) by beauty brands, it's been easy for me to shed my past routine of 15-or-more different products. Instead, I only rely on a handful of serum-sunscreen-foundation hybrids, conditioning lip oils that give color as well as hydration, and moisturizing concealers that work as eye creams in a pinch to get my face ready for the day.

When it comes to buzzy beauty brands that bridge the gap seamlessly between makeup and skincare, nothing has caught my (or my fellow shopping editors') attention as much as Ilia Beauty in the past few years. The clean beauty company has been leading the charge in editor- and reviewer-loved formulas of tinted moisturizers that double as sunscreen and serum; lengthening mascaras that condition your lashes; and moisturizing lip glosses made with hyaluronic acid to make sure your lips won't dry out throughout the day. Rarely, however, does the brand ever launch markdowns—which makes its current Friends & Family Sale something you really shouldn't miss.

Running until Sunday, June 12, the sitewide sale at Ilia offers 20 percent off your entire order of more than $75 when you use code ILIA20 at checkout. That means you can easily pick up best-sellers from the brand for less than usual—like its Super Serum Skin Tint with SPF 40 that our Partnerships Editor Ariel Scotti found perfect for dry skin, its multi-sticks I swear by that work as eyeshadow, blush, and lip color, and its lightweight foundation that had a 5,000-person waitlist.

Other must-buys include Ilia's latest vitamin C serum that works as sunscreen, tinted moisturizer, and an anti-aging booster with niacinamide; its lengthening mascara that won't clump or smudge; and its priming serum that makes foundation look smoother. There's no guarantee when Ilia will launch a sale next time, so this marks your best chance so far to pick up these beauty essentials. Shop eight of our favorite products from Ilia's Friends & Family sale below, and remember to use code ILIA20 for 20 percent off your order before the markdowns end on Sunday.

C Beyond Triple Serum SPF 40

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Ilia's newest product is unlike anything I've tried lately. It's formulated with brightening niacinamide, SPF 40 mineral sunscreen, and has just the right amount of tint to cover up any dark spots. It blends seamlessly into your skin and absorbs as fast as a regular serum, and I've been turning to it anytime I need to quickly hydrate my skin this summer.

Super Serum Skin Tint SPF 40

Super Serum Skin Tint SPF 40

Perhaps Ilia's most famous product, the Super Serum Skin Tint is a lightweight tinted liquid moisturizer that even Partnerships Editor Ariel Scotti was "hesitant to call" makeup since it really feels more like skincare. She was so impressed that it didn't catch any dry patches on her skin, and it left her face looking "more even in color," "more hydrated," and generally brighter without the need to add more products to her look.


Multi Stick in Whisper

When I tested out the Multi-Stick, it wowed me with how easily it glided on my skin, how it gave just the right amount of pigment for a natural "no-makeup" makeup look, and how it easily doubles as eyeshadow when I'm too lazy to dig up my actual palette from my makeup bag. It's my go-to for adding a pop of color to my bare face when I'm in a rush.

Limitless Lash Mascara

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Having droopy, downward-turning eyelashes has made me very picky when it comes to mascaras, but Ilia's Limitless option is truly lengthening without adding extra weight on my lashes. It also doesn't clump or smudge (even in sweaty, humid 90-degree weather), and is so easy to wash off that all I need to clean it all off at the end of the day is a bit of hot water and my favorite gentle makeup remover. It's even formulated with bee and carnauba waxes to condition your lashes so they'll stay feathery soft.

True Skin Radiant Priming Serum

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If you want to avoid patchy, uneven foundation, then primers are really the pre-foundation step you shouldn't miss. Ilia's True Skin Radiant Priming Serum takes it even further by not only smoothing out your skin and prep it for foundation, but also adding doses of antioxidant-filled hibiscus extract, mastic that hydrates while mattifying your skin, and beta glucan that smooths any wrinkles.

True Skin Serum Concealer

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I hate cakey concealers that look like plaster over your skin without ever truly blending in, but Ilia's True Skin Serum Concealer is just the opposite. Like the Super Serum Skin Tint, it has a barely-there formula that seamlessly combines with your tinted moisturizer or foundation (or just moisturizer that you have on) to cover up any hyperpigmentation. Plus, it's made with vitamin C to really brighten dark spots like under-eye circles over time.

Balmy Tint Hydrating Lip Balm

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Having dealt with a fair share of drying lipsticks over the years, I now almost exclusively prefer tinted lip balms that will actually hydrate my skin while giving them some color. The Balmy Tint Hydrating Lip Balm does just that: It has rosehip oil and shea butter to really moisturize and soften lips, and is so buildable that it can easily be used from day to night if you want something lighter for work, but more pigment for dinner with friends.

Balmy Gloss Tinted Lip Oil

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Like the tinted lip balm, the Balmy Gloss Tinted Lip Oil by Ilia is made with skincare ingredients (in this case, hyaluronic acid) to really moisturize your lips—making it perfect for super chapped skin that need a dose of moisture even in the summer. I use it every time I want a quick swab of color on my lips, but instead of feeling sticky like some other lip glosses can, Ilia's lip oil is so lightweight that I never feel like I have any makeup on my lips at all.

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