Lily Lolo • Mineral Foundation • Foundations
|Would buy this product again.||70%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I have been using lily lolo for a long time now. I use the colour candy cane. Though im sure its slightly darker and less cool than it used to be. all the others really make me look orange. However you have to be careful not to apply too much as it can look heavy. sometime i wear it on its own and sometimes i use it as a setting powder for a sheer foundation. for some reason it doesnt seem to be lasting as long on my skin as it used too. with mineral powders they say that you can just rebuff to bring it back, but that deosnt work you normally have to apply a little more product. I have started to apply with a velour puff and this helps get the product into the skin i then use my 187 to swirl the product to help that airbrushed effect. Its quite fine as well which i really like unlike sheer cover which looks and feels heavy. However I find that its getting expensive and instead of the finsihing powder i have brought the hd powder from elf which is half the price, as a foundation it's great, but the finishing powders at 12.00 are a bit expensive now.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I love this, it's the best foundation I've used and relatively inexpensive compared to other mineral foundations. It gives great coverage, evening out skin tone and has good lasting power. It keeps shine at bay without making you look ashy and dried out, giving a nice subtle glow to skin. The only thing I'm not a huge fan of is the packaging, as with most loose powders it can get messy and you often end up with too much or too little powder. That is my only qualm though, the product itself is amazing and I find it works better than MAC or Escentuals despite being much cheaper and is definitely worth the price. I'd recommend that you try the tester tubs before getting a full size one though, as it's pretty tricky to work out which shade is right for your skin colour.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Lily Lolo Foundation is available from www.lilylolo.co.uk and selected beauty salons in the UK.
I used this foundation on and off for about 2 years. The reasons why I really like this foundation isbecause:
1.The shade suits my skin tone so well
2.How quick and easy it is to apply
3.The affordability of the foundation (You get 10g in a 40ml sifter jar for £12 and this would last me around 3months)
4.Very buildable foundation so you are able to get a nice sheer, natural finish for the day but then for evening you can apply an extra layer for more full coverage and it does not go cakey in the process.
5. The wide selection of shades
However, there was one main factor that really brought this product down for me. I have combination/oily skin and when I first apply this product it looks great, however, after I have been wearing it for a few hours I really start to lose the foundation in areas where I am most oily which is my t-zone. This is happens regardless of whether I have primer on. I actually think that it made my oily skin look worse than it is. I was constantly having to use a mattifying powder to control the oiliness and touching up with more foundation after about 4 hours. After about 6 hours or so of wearing it, my skin felt and looked like I just needed to take it off and re-apply and usually this is what I would have to do if i was going out in the evening.
To summarise, I would not reccomend this product if you need something long-wearing that will last you the whole day with minimal touch ups. I do still wear this on days when I may just be at home and only have some errands to run but work/university etc this is no longer my foundation of choice. I think if you have more Normal/Dry skin this would suit your skin really well and may last better on that skin type however, I just would not reccommend for people with combination/oily skin types.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
More like Lily No No... I feel like I'm missing a trick, but this looks shocking on me. In a bad way. Like another reviewer, I tried several application methods for this but it would NOT cover my (fairly large) pores. They were left highlighted as the powder sort of sat between them. After LOTS of buffing and pushing into skin, it was still unflattering on me. I kept it on as I was staying home that day, and to make things worse it went greasy and patchy after a few hours. I didn't even want to open the door to the post man! Luckily, the company sells little test samples so I haven't lost a good deal of money. So I would say, it's best for already smooth, poreless skin which doesn't go greasy (not that mine normally does). Clinique Almost Powder Makeup MUCH MUCH better for me.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I love this foundation. I've been using it for about 4 months and I can't imagine using anything else now. HG product for sure. I used to use mac but started to really dislike the heavier formulations, this is by far more natural looking and feeling. The powder is super soft and applies really well, it feels like it's melting into your skin. Once it's settled onto my skin I get a really dewy, natural looking complexion, not powdery at all or heavy. It's really long lasting and even holds up when it's hot and humid. When I first bought this, I didn't buy a proper kabuki brush and the finish was no where near as good. You definitely need a soft, packed brush to apply this properly and get an air-brushed finish. I think this perhaps may be better suited to younger skin though, I gave a pot to my mum to try and it didn't sit right with her. The only problem for me is that it can be tricky to find the right shade, but cheap samples are available. Even so, it's taken me all this time to find the right colour.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Blue
I bought this as I had deduced the the liquid foundation and concealers I was using were giving me milia and aggravating the cystic acne on my chin (...and I was right.) I had tried everything- and was basically skipping around all of the premium brands hoping to find success but ending up with a sliding, sticking, itching mess. I had good results with Clinique Almost Powder but in the end had to ditch it (after 3 purchases) because it was quite drying for me and caused me to break out on my cheeks. Most of these foundations would also only look good for about an hour before sliding off my dry/combo skin and settling in annoying patches aound my nose (ew.)
Being able to purchase samples from Lily Lolo is good. In fact, it is necessary. I ordered about 4 different foundation samples, and tried them on my jawline- from this I could see that I was "Candy Cane" (a pale neutral, which was interesting as I always thought I had a cool skin tone) and excitedly set about applying this to my whole face. I have a lot of pink acne scarring on my jaw and chin and some red veins aound my nose which this product is supposed to be good for, and it worked okay-ish. It looked alright when I first did my face, but when I caught a glance of my reflection in the mirror about two hours later the redness and scarring were visible and to be honest I looked like death warmed up.
I was ready to bin the samples, but on a whim decided to try out another of the shades. Thinking I was a cool pale, I had only ordered "warm peach" to use as a contour/ blush, but oh my word, it was brilliant. It covers beautifully and naturally and is very comfortable. I hadn't realised I had become so used to having a constantly itchy face that I can't touch for fear of disrupting my liquid foundation (this is how volatile they were on me).
The concealer I cannot get to grips with, but that is another review- maybe I don't need it, and it is just habit because I am so used to using it. I've tried it in three shades, tried mixing it with the translucent silk finishing powder for illumination, tried mixing with eyecream for smoother application, but... just... no.
I've been using this about two weeks and the sample only just ran out, so I ordered the full size. During these two weeks another product I am using has completely turned my skin around (Origins Mega Mushroom Serum), and this mmu has helped it along, definately.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
It used to be Coastal Scents MMU for me but unfortunately it was a pain in the ass waiting for it to be shipped from Florida to London. I'd given Lily Lolo a try about a year ago and was kind of "hey ho" about it. In recent months I've tried it again and after MUCH mixing, I've just about hit on an accurate shade for me. I'm also very red-skinned thanks to my Celtic roots but a quick swirl of their green concealer powder first with liberal amounts of MMU on the top does the trick. I was in MAC the other day and normally I avoid their mirrors like the plague as the artificial lighting shows up every flaw and some you didn't even know you had but for the first time ever I did a double-take as my foundation looked pretty flawless (wrinkles, lines and crows feet aside). And the best thing about this range? It's cheap as chips! And the postage is incredibly reasonable too. Well done you guys. You'll keep loyal customers like me if you carry on as you're going. One wee request would be to expand your colour range as I had to experiment for ages to get the right shade being a ruddy PPP (if that's not a contradiction in itself!)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Green
Fantastic quality, great colour palette available. I can't wear evil bare essentuals makeup - have nasty breakouts, greasy skin and huge pores. This foundation has convinced me of the power of mineral cosmetics. The samples are really cheap and surprisingly generous, arrived within 2 days of been ordered.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Other Eyes: Blue
I had wanted mineral foundation for years (ever since the BE buzz began) but I have a terrible time finding foundation for my super pale skin. BE shades are all too dark and too orange (my undertones are pink)
I stumbled across this brand on a UK forum. I love that they offer sample sizes, so I didn't have to commit. I was beyond impressed when I got my sample, and immediately ordered two full size jars.
This foundation goes on light, and gives me perfect porcelain skin. It works best with a good primer and a good brush.
It stinks I have to order it from the UK, but it's still cheaper than BE.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I have tried bare escentuals minerals and in my opinion they are over hyped, over priced and terrible for oily skins. Lily Lolo on the other hand offer affordable fantastic quality minerals which leave your skin wonderfully MATTE. If you prefer a more dewy complexion barefaced beauty have gorgeous shades at the same price.
I advise anyone who is looking for a good quality mineral makeup to order some samples from this company. The porcelain and warm peach shades are ideal for very pale skins. Their kabuki brush is also gloriously dense and provides fantastic coverage.
Cons- The only issue I have with this foundation is the colour selection. Although they make it easy by dividing colours into 'cool, warm, olive' etc their shades seem a bit erratic and the next shade up is often way too dark or too yellow. However the best seeling shades such as porcelain, blondie, and warm peach are AMAZING!!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
I've been using this product for about 4 years now, or thereabouts, and I LOVE IT!
I use Porcelain, which is a perfect colour match (very rare for my super pale skin).
The coverage can be whatever you want it to be, sheer, medium, full, depending on the type of brush you use and how much you apply.
I use the MAC 182 (very dense) and apply it to a medium coverage. It covers most of my acne, redness and scarring, and there's a lot of it, but it still looks natural. Used with the concealer my face is flawless.
I have very sensitive skin with acne, but this doesn't iritate or break me out.
I have oily skin, so this being a powder id perfect for me, if you have drier skin, this might not be for you.
When set with a finishing powder it lasts all day.
This is my favourite mineral foundation, and it's cheap.
Will be repurchasing for years and years to come.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I do like this foundation, but mostly because it actually clears up my skin. I think it's the zinc oxides in it.
But the result is quite powdery and does'nt really last all day.
Now I use this over my liquid foundation and it works fantastic for that!
Edit: I've realised that the colormatch is soooo important with this foundation. If you don't get the right color it will look bad. I mix porcelain and blondie to get my perfect match. Now I use it as foundation and it works great. Not really good for dry skin though, brings out all the flakyness.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I just got my second pot of this - the first lasted for 4 months of use (5 days a week). It is great stuff! I found my perfect colour match in Blondie, after trying sample sizes of that and Candy Cane. It lasts all day without a touch up, and I never get shiny, despite being a shiny-nose type person lol. I actually think it looks better after a few hours as it is a little powdery at first. I also discovered that it is waterproof, so when it rains, it doesn't budge/streak.
A customer at work asked me what I use and said my skin looked amazing! It's true, it looks airbrushed. Love it!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I first ordered three foundation samples. 'Porclain' was the perfect match and so I ordered the full size. It doesn't cake and it lasts ages on my skin so I don't have to retouch throughout the day. The coverage is good. The reason I gave it 4/5 is because it doesn't cover all my red cheeks but 'Blush Away' covers that well.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Initially I loved this foundation, but now I am not so sure. When I really look at it I feel like the finish is too powdery + it makes my nose dry out and start flaking. Definitely not the foundation I hoped it was... The colour match is really good though, and you get a lot for your money.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
I found this to be greatly inferior to the equivalent from Bare Escentuals :Lilyl Lolo didn't cover as well, didn't feel great and didn't look great either. After application I looked a bit ghostly and then my face started to feel dry and to itch. The company flatly refused any form of refund, credit note or exchange so I was most disappointed. I wanted to be able to support a great UK Company that sold a great product but I found neither. I could have achieved the same visual effect by swirling my brush in talc and not wasted any of my money. Lily Lolo is a Lily NoNo for me!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I am on a journey with mineral makeup, I started with BE aeons ago and after an initial first rushed application where it made my skin look amazing, I could never repeat that and got the awful my-pores-are-craters look and the dreadful sheen.
Fast forward a good few years when I am looking for makeup which has a less extensive and more familiar and pronouncible list of ingredients to compliment the skincare products and I decide to revisit mineral makeup.
And I am still on the journey. I jumped on the Lily Lolo bandwagon because it is UK based, is ridiculously cheap and has an eyepoppingly extensive range of colours especially at the pale end of the spectrum.
I think that this is pretty good, it covers quite well and is buildable, and there is no horrid sheen, also my notoriously picky skin does not react to this at all.
What I do think is that with all mineral makeup it is not a 3 minute rush job if you have anything less than perfect 10 skin. I may not have many spots, but I have red cheeks, open pores, blackheads on my nose and teabag staining around my eyes, and all of this can be covered fairly effectively with Lily Lolo, but with time, a good brush (am still searching really and waver between NARS bronzer brush, Smashbox #19, the Lily Lolo brush....you get the picture!), and a gentle touch, ie circular motion, but gently, and do that for longer than you think is necessary, and then some more.
One tip which I read on MUA was before swirling, to tap the brush bristles into the minerals to sort of crush them a bit, and that seems to help the distribution and get rid of the rougher bits.
Finally what I do is to press my clean warm hands over my face - that seems to bring it all back to life.
I have taken 1 lippie off because frankly I can get similar results with a good old TM and sometimes life is to short to be buffing, and buffing and buffing.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
A gorgeous product!
Having extremely sensitive skin I am always wary about the products I use. I was initially attracted to Lily Lolo because of the range of shades that they offer; I am extremely pale and often find that the palest shades of ranges come up orange on me. After more research I found that Lily Lolo use minimum ingredients in their products and do not use talc or bismuth which can irritate.
During the winter I use a mixture of Porcelain and Blondie, and in the summer when I have a little bit more colour I use Blondie on its own. At £12 per pot it can seem to be fairly expensive but these pots last for a very long time. I feel that I apply quite a lot as I have some acne scarring/redness and these pots easily last me 6-8 months. Works out at really good value for money in my opinion.
The product applies perfectly to well moisturised skin - best applied using a soft & dense kabuki brush and looks flawless when thoroughly buffed into the skin. My skin can sometimes get dry on my forehead and nose, but the foundation does not make my skin look flaky in any way.
A really beautiful product that offers excellent buildable coverage; a light dusting for those that don't need a heavy coverage, and for those that need more coverage like myself, it's easy to layer without looking cakey.
Feels light on the skin, flawless application and an amazing range of shades. Will repurchase again and again.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Other Eyes: Blue
I love this foundation so much.
I have spent so long looking for a good foundation. Someone recommended this brand to me, and because of their 99p samples, I figured I had nothing to lose.
In the buff was my perfect shade.
Honestly, the best thing I have ever purchased! The coverage is buildable, so it is completely versatile for those of us with tempermental skin.
I purchased the kit that comes with the Kabuki brush and the finishing powder. You really need the kabuki brush to fully appreciate how good this foundation is.
I also use it as a concealer, mixed with the blondie coverup that Lily Lolo also sell.
Have already purchased a backup because there was a 10% off sale, and I have since purchased many other Lily Lolo products.
Have reccomended to friends and family, and have yet to find someone who doesnt love it!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
A great product! Finally a foundation that doesn't show up flaky areas on my skin! I have annoying combination skin that can get oily quickly during the day but in the morning can be drier so foundation tends to look a bit patchy. I think my skin's got worse with this problem over the last year (or I'm just staring at my skin too much in the mirror!), so I've been on a mission to find better foundations to achieve a more even look. My last foundation was a liquid one - Lancome Photogenic Lumessence - which i settled on for a while as it was looking smoother and fresher than the ones before. However I could still "see" the areas I had on foundation (I only wear liquid foundation on my T-zone), and had a particular problem still with it sinking into my pores.
A couple months ago I came across a recommendation for Lily Lolo mineral foundation so decided to try it out. This is my first and only foray into mineral foundation, I wasn't especially interested before. It sounded "messy" and harder to apply. I decided to give it a go anyway. I was easily swayed by the great prices on the Lily Lolo site. One of the best things about this company I think, is that they have cheap testers of all their products. Invaluable when trying to find the right shade. I bought 4 different shades in the end, before finally opting for a combination of Warm Peach and Popcorn (these Warm shades have a yellowy tone, which works with my skintone, rather than the beige-y colour of the Cool shades, which end up looking a bit orange on me). The ease of combining colours is another plus for me. I used to do this sometimes with liquid foundations, but it's definitely less messy to just tap different powders into a bowl, than mixing up a liquid. Also, with the sunny summer weather arriving my skin colour is probably going to change a bit, which again is a great reason to have a foundation that makes adjusting the colour really simple.
I also bought the a kabuki brush along with the powders, and following some online advice, and use this to swish the powder round in a small bowl, to work into the brush, tap off excess, and apply (not messy, like I was expecting!). I actually brush this on all over my face, instead of just my t-zone, as it feels light enough to use all over (I never did this with liquid foundations). I use a fairly minimal amount to start, and work in a bit more after in certain areas like my cheeks, which can be a little blotchy sometimes. This works really well for me. It can look a tiny bit powdery straight after, but settles in nicely fairly quickly. Perhaps if you have very dry skin, this might not work as well. As my skin gets oily during the day, I find it looks really good, as I end up looking quite glowy. Some people here have mentioned how it sinks into lines on their face. Not a problem I've really had, but I think this could happen if you went a bit overboard with the application. I would definitely suggest keeping it light, then building up if it's not enough.
One thing I would suggest is trying to keep your face in good condition, same with any foundation really. Sometimes if my face has got a bit dry and probably needs exfoliating, the motion of rolling the brush around my face can bring up the odd flaky area. I don't really fault foundation for this tho, it's more the act of using a brush and mineral foundations (and bad skin maintenance!).
As mentioned, this is the only mineral foundation I have tried, so I don't know if others would work as well, but this one definitely gets the thumbs up from me.