The motto of the line Florence by Mills is clean, easy, and fun. It’s a cosmetics line that everyone from pre-teens to grandmothers can wear and love with confidence that the products won’t irritate skin, plus they will look stunning. I have found quite a few favorites in Florence by Mills, particularly the Cheek Me Later Cream Blush and the Get Glossed Lip Gloss.
I am extremely picky about cream blush because my skin demands it! Most cream blushes either make me break out or else fade away within a half hour. However I use cream blush all the time because a good one will last forever on me, and it provides a great base for layering with powder blush. The Cheek Me Later Cream Blush ($14.00) is on my favorites list because it has everything I want – excellent pigmentation that really lasts, an easy, creamy application that isn’t wet or greasy, and great colors that really pop. Gorgeous Gia is my favorite – a juicy raspberry red that gives me a fabulous flush. I also adore Zen Z, a brown/peach that makes more a wonderful natural look.
The texture and application are my definition of perfection. I use a fluffy angled brush which picks up the right amount of product and Cheek Me Later smooths right on and immediately dries down to powder. The reason it has great staying power is the kaolin clay which absorbs oil so the color doesn’t sink in or slide off. Florence by Mills recommends using your fingers but we all know that is a recipe for disaster. Use a brush and your cream blush will last a very long time without getting dirty and full of bacteria.
I am also gaga for Get Glossed Lip Gloss $12.00). Get Glossed has a sheer, thick formula that gives amazing slip. The colors are all tints without a ton of pigmentation…it’s a simple, easy lip gloss that doesn’t make lips bigger or smell like watermelon. It just gives a hint of color and tons of moisture. The ingredients include shea butter, vitamin E, and castor seed oil for healing and softening. The shades are all the ‘moods’ of Mills – Major, Moody, Magnetic, Modern, and the shade I have, Mellow, which is a light soft pink.
Both Get Glossed Lip Gloss and Cheek Me Later Cream Blushes are Vegan, Cruelty-free. Paraben-free, and Synthetic fragrance-free. You can find these favorites of mine, plus the rest of the Florence by Mills collection at Ulta. – Lisa
Cheek Me Later Ingredients
Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Synthetic Beeswax, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax (Candelilla Cera, Cire de Candelilla), Ozokerite, Tricaprylin, Isostearyl Neopentanoate, Kaolin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Caprylyl Glycol, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Silica, Aqua (Water, Eau), Triethoxycaprylylsilane, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491/77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 15850 (Red 7), CI 42090 (Blue 1 Lake).
Get Glossed Ingredients
Polybutene, Octyldodecanol, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Tricaprylin, Cera Microcristallina (Microcrystalline Wax, Cire Microcristalline), Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax (Candelilla Cera, Cire de Candelilla), Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, VP/Eicosene Copolymer, VP/Hexadecene Copolymer, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, Caprylyl Glycol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sorbitan Oleate, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, Aqua (Water, Eau), CI 77491/77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 15850 (Red 7 Lake).