Lily Lolo • Mineral Foundation • Foundations
|Would buy this product again.||70%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette 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: Sensitive, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I really wanted to love Lily Lolo foundation............but I didn't!! It would have been much easier for me to use a company based in the UK instead of getting my MU shipped from the US.
On the plus side Lily Lolo foundation does provide good coverage, is easy to apply and they have a reasonable range of colours but there are too many negatives. It is just too flat and chalky looking. It is very mask like and does not have the natural look like Everyday Minerals (I use Buttered Tan in Semi-Matte). Also it really settles in to all my fine lines around my eyes so I looked older (I looked like I'd borrowed my Nans face powder)!! I can also feel that I am wearing it and it made me slightly itchy.
I tried using Mac Fix+ to reduce the cakeyness, as when I use this with EM it gives me a lovely dewy glow but it didn't work. I still looked very flat and powdery!! Not a good look really and definately not the look I want from my MU. I'm going to stick with EM!!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I was gutted at the weekend to find out that MAC had discontinued their Select Tint tinted moisturiser, as it had been the only foundation I'd ever been able to find that was pale enough for my skin, and which had the right pinky shade for me (I find most foundations too yellow / orange for my skin). My friends have been raving about Lily Lolo minerals and so I thought I'd give 'em a whirl!
Watched a couple of videos on YouTube to see how to put this on, ordered some samples, they arrived really quickly.
This is so easy and quick to put on - tap some into a bowl (or in my case an empty black LUSH pot), swirl a large powder or bronzing brush in the product, and buff it onto your face with the brush. I can literally do my face in one minute with this stuff and the level of coverage is perfect for me - it evens out my skin tone and hides minor blemishes, without looking chalky or over-made up, which is the look I like. They have a great wide range of colours for those with pale british complexions. I use Candy Cane and I used to be NW20 in MAC and it's perfect for me (Porcelain was waaaay too pale).
I haven't given it full marks because it doesn't feel great going on and I can feel that I'm wearing make-up during the day (hard to explain but I know what I mean, but it may be psychosomatic because I hardly ever used a powder make-up before, always liquid) and the jury's still out on how I'll like it after a week or so but until now... just on the grounds of the excellent colour match to my skin, the surprisingly good coverage, and the ease and quickness of use, I'm giving it 4 lippies.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I also read about this product in India Knight's book (in fact that's how I found this site too!). I read lots of reviews before ordering, and did so with some trepidation as people on here seem to either love it, or hate it.
I decided to wait a good while before posting a review, to make it as accurate as possible. I've been using this now for over 4 months (daily), and as I was reordering I thought it was time to commit and tell everyone how much I love it!
At first, I did have some trouble. You really have to use a kabuki brush. I tried with a clinique powder brush at first, and ordered a kabuki later. The difference is amazing! Mainly in how nice it feels when it goes on. I'd really reccomend their super-buffer, which is like the standard kabuki brush but with a bit of a handle which I find makes it easier to apply. I also watched some youtube tutorials on how to apply it correctly, which made a big difference.
I am one of the palest people I know, and can NEVER find foundation light enough. Seriously, if I go to the make-up counters they actually turn me away because everything is so embarrasingly wrong. The only foundation I have ever been able to use is Clinique Alabaster (27). So I automatically ordered Porcelain, the palest colour. It was too pale! Which I actually think is great, because it shows how much choice there is in the colours. I now use Candy Cane which is just slightly pinker and makes me look perky and alive (I was a bit of a ghost with the other one). My top tip would be to order samples, really, because when you've decided you can just tip them in with the big pot so you don't waste any. Also, after I didn't like Porcelain I ordered the sample and the full pot of candy cane in one order, knowing that I could return the full-size if I didn't touch it. This was great as I didn't have to pay further P & P (though it's very reasonable) once I had decided on a colour.
I find it quite easy to apply (can make a bit of a mess of the sink, but after liquid foundation it feels really nice and clean), and it stays on really well. Candy Cane also seems to have a bit of a sparkle which I love. Best of all, it really does feel weightless. I have a tendancy to flush (very dry sensitive skin), so for the first few weeks when I felt hot I kept checking the mirror, thinking that because I couldn't -feel- my makeup, nor could people -see- it. I was wrong though, and the coverage is brill. And so customisable - for daytime a light sprinkling, for work a good dusting, and for a night out just more layers, but all from the same pot. Genius. With liquid foundation it felt like all or nothing for me. I would never go back!!
One thing I will say - for the first three or so days I got a terribly itchiness as well. I had read so many reviews about this though I wondered if it was psychological, because I have such dry skin. I didn't scratch, persevered, and can genuinely say that I had forgotten about that first hiccup until I came on here to write a review and read similar things today. So I don't know if my skin was just getting used to it or what. But now my skin feels great, and I would not even consider using the gloopy liquid foundation that was my daily dose for nearly 10 years!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
The only mineral foundation that suits my skin colour! I've been hunting for the right colour for months on end until I heard about Lily Lolo, they send cheap sample colours so I thought why not it's dirt cheap (99p and less) and you can get quite alot, at least 6 applications each.
My skin colour is light asian, and I found i'm in-between warm peach and popcorn but more of a popcorn. So what I did was order a normal sized popcorn then ordered a sample sized warm peach, along with my original samples, I mixed everything together, now i don't have to fork out money for a full sized warm peach which i'll mix half of anyways.
The mineral is one of the finest powders i've tested (compared to other brands such as l'oreal, maybelline, max factor etc) and it goes on light but the cover opacity is pretty good. I have a few old spot scars and usually 2 or 3 layers for me is good to go.
It's slightly more pricey than other brand but you can get alot in the full sized jars! Probably last my couple of months and the difference in price is only £2-£4. This one for me is definitely a keeper.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
This is my HG foundation! It gives good coverage, doesn't block my pores or cause me spots and generally improves the appearance my none-too-perfect complexion! I wasn't keen the first few times I tried it but then I bought a soft kabuki brush (can't remember what brush I first used with it but it's definitely worth getting a very soft one) and it blends very well.
Drawbacks are: quite hard to get off with just a cleanser, I have to use a wipe, then a cleanser, and some still comes off on the cotton wool when I tone. Also, it's in a sifter pot you sort of have to shake to get the powder out - don't get it on your clothes/bed and then try and rub off - it stains! (although seems to come out in the wash). Definitely over the sink for this! But these aren't serious enough for me to deduct a lippy!
Highly recommend, and LL's customer service has been good in my experience too.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Tan, Cool Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I bought a sample of this product and tried it out because everyone is raving about lily lolo mineral foundation. I was really excited and really wanted to like this product!
But it turns out that I don't really like it. I have sensitive acne-prone skin. I bought "Butterscotch" and its the exact match of my skin!
- Good coverage!
- It looks natural and makes me look like I'm glowing! lol.. I feel like I look pretty when I have this foundation on.
- Doesn't look too chaky on pictures (unlike my revlon colorstay foundation and avon colortrend powder).
- Not very expensive for the amount of product you get on the full size.
- Cheap p&p.
- It feels uncomfortable (you can feel something is on your face)
- It made my face feel itchy
- Accentuates any dry patches or big pores you may have.
I am going to try putting a primer on before this to see if it will work out. I'll edit for any changes.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
Hands down the best foundation, mineral or otherwise, I've tried.
Having pretty sensitive and acne-prone skin, most foundations either break me out or make my face seem irritated, but this one doresn't at all, and when I use it with the green tinted Lily Lolo concealer it covers all my red marks. I'm also convinced my spots seem to heal faster when I use this, and if I sleep in it it doesn't cause any further problems.
The only reason I'm not giving a perfect score is that it can look slightly cakey towards the end of the day (although misting the kabuki brush with fix + before applying in the morning seems to cut down on this), and the fact that it can only be bought online rather than in a store.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Blue
Ive been using everyday minerals which is an american company and i really like there products however i live in england so the shipping costs quite a lot with big orders and takes around 2 weeks to arrive. I also found that i had to use loads of the foundation when i applied it and it didnt last long.
I came accross lily lolo and thought that they looked good and the company is english sooo that was good. I ordered quite a few samples as they're cheap.
at first i didnt like the foundation but that was because i was wearing porcelain which was too light ( i automatically think the palest shade would work for me), when wearing this it looked unnatural and went funny around my nose. when i used the blondie shade it looked perfect :) yay ... so it just shows what getting the right shade does.
it lasts ages too, ive been wearing it for about 10 and a half hours and honestly its practically the same as when i first applied it this morning which is amazing considering all other foundations ive used go greasy after about an hour or less!
a tip i would give to make the foundation last longer to apply the finishing powder before you apply it aswell as after to smooth the skin.
the shipping cost under 2 pounds and they package arrived within 48 hours! soo yea i would recomment this product but use a little little bit at a time and build it up.. also get a good quality kabuki brush because if you dont the foundation wont work which is probably why some people give bad reviews..
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I've used minerals foundation for years, I used to use Bare Escentuals but switched to Lily Lolo a couple of years ago.
I like Lily Lolo overall, but find it's better suited to my skin when the weather is warm and my skin is in good condition. I just returned to the UK for winter and I'm finding in cold weather my skin tends to be dry and blotchy/sensitive and LL can be a bit 'cakey' and doesn't provide enough coverage when my skin's like this, so doesn't look or feel very natural.
I use Coffee Bean, which is mostly fine but I've got to be careful as it can look a bit orangey when I'm not that tanned. I've also got Cookie which is slightly paler than Coffee Bean.
My biggest problem is that they've just changed their packaging to new pots which are really pretty but the lid has already cracked on mine which is a bit annoying, especially when I'm trying to use the lid to put the powder on my brush and it gets all over the place.
In summary, the foundation is OK but probably not suitable if you need good coverage. The new packaging is pretty but flimsy.
Update: I emailed Lily Lolo asking if they could send me a replacement lid or empty pot because of the cracking on the lid (which is now in several places and will probably make it unusable soon) - really disgusted with their response, no apology and basically they say it is my fault for screwing the lid on too tight (I "don't know my own strength" according to them - the cheek!!) and I should buy their powder compact for £9 instead. Will definitely NOT buy from them again.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I wanted to love this foundation after reading India Knight's glowing review of it, however....
I'm afraid it was really, really horrible for me in many, many ways.
Firstly, the coverage was horribly heavy and cakey and it settled into miniscule fine lines and pores magnifying them and aging me by about 10 years. Honestly it was awful looking. Strangely doll/ mask-like also.
Secondly- my skin started to itch like crazy about a minute after application. I had to remove it straight away, altough my skin and eyes had already developed large red itchy blotches.
On the basis of my experience I wouldn't recommend this to anyone with dry, sesitive or +30YO skin I'm afraid.
All in all, hugely disappointing.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I've been using Lily Lolo for about 2 years. I've tried different shades from the cool and neutral paler shades and I like Blondie and Candy Cane best. I find that just pressing a very small amount of the product onto the skin works best using either the flocked sponge or just a cotton wool pad. I usually build up a few thin layers this way first and then brush gently to blend. I've used a brush before to apply the product straight onto the skin and 'buffed' the foundation way too much and found my pores looked larger and the finish looked shinier, actually slightly metallic!! It's also best to apply quite a lot of moisturiser first, let it soak in a bit and then dab of any residue with a tissue before applying the foundation. I've tried lots of foundations but I can say that I really do like this brand.The coverage lasts a long time, is good for covering spots and hasn't irritated my skin. The price is much more reasonable in comparison to other mineral make up brands. I have wasted quite a bit of money!!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
Tried a few very generous samples before choosing a colour.
Nice finish, not too shiny like some other MM. Does not irritate my skin so far, but will update if it does. It does not contain bismuth oxychloride, which is the ingredient that bothers my skin (I think). Ordered the full size which arrived today and it is HUGE - 10g will probably last me two years. Great value. I am travelling to hot, humid climate next week, so will be interested to see how well this MM holds up.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I love this foundation! It´s light but it covers great. The skin looks flawless and with a nice glow =)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
After reading all the positive reviews about Lily Lolo, I so wanted to love this foundation. I tried applying some samples with a Kabuki brush, but it made my pores look huge - It even highlighted pores I can't normally see. It also looked cakey and too shimmery for my liking - I have some old acne scars, and shimmer makes them more visible. Whereas a matte texture hides them. I tried the matte finishing powder, and the blondie concealer, too, but had the same problem with them. I hardly have any lines on my face, but this powder highlighted them and made them look worse than they are. I tried several different methods of application and make-up combinations, but it just didn't look as good as my normal Boots 17 face powder - or my Rimmel Stay Matte one. One positive thing I can say about it, is that the colour range is excellent - I have very pale skin and Porcelain and Blondie concealer were a great colour match. This would be best used on someone with very smooth skin and small pores.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Black
This product is awesome!! I tried this last year after searching for something that wouldn't make my skin itch or breakout and this company uses great ingredients, so I gave them a try. I ordered a few samples and found a perfect match in "Saffron" I am Mac NC42 for reference so I've been a loyal customer since then. I recently ran out and reordered and got my new batch today and I noticed the packaging is cuter and bigger so that is even more of a plus for me. This foundation will cover lots of imperfectons it's medium coverage but needs to be applied with a good brush such as the MAC 182(which I use). Bottomline, good value for your money and if you are brown and have hard time finding color match in foundations then give lilylolo a try they have an abundance of shades.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
HG mineral foundation! Gives great coverage, is super cheap & customer service is excellent. Applied with a slightly damp brush this gives my skin an amazing, airbrushed look. Doesn't break me out, doesn't make my skin dry, and I have a perfect colour match in Blondie. Have already repurchased!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
Im so glad I found this product. I had been searching for a while for a mineral foundation for my combo/acne-prone skin, and found many good reviews for lily lolo. You can order sample pots which I think is brilliant and pushed me to try them, and you can experiement with shades before buying the full size aswell and the full size foundation is a reasonable price compared to other brands. I also like the fact that is doesnt contain bismuth, a ingredient I was keen to avoid as it can be an irritant and is present in a few leading brands.
Anyway, I use this every day now. I do have acne and I do get dryness along with this, I find I have to use a good moisturiser before applying or it will look cakey, but once Im all moisturised it goes on lovely, and covers my acne well.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
Lily Lolo is a fantastic company that offers excellent customer service, generous sample sizes and very reasonable postage rates. An email inquiry was answered the same day.
Unfortunately I found that their foundation made my skin itch and it me look 10 years older when I put it on! This makeup settled into wrinkles that I didn't know I even had. Not a good look. I thought that it might be my rather pathetic application technique (did I mention that I am new to minerals??) but I didn't get such bad results from a different brand; Elemental Beauty products did not make my skin itch and the foundation did not make my pores look like pie plates.
I really wish that Lily Lolo worked for me because the company is excellent and I think it is important to support the 'little guys', especially when they offer superior service. Unfortunately, their products just didn't work for me. But if you haven't tried them before (and if you are still a wrinkle free 20-something) I would recommend that you give their samples a try. It just goes to show that not all mineral makeups are the same!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Warm Hair: Brown, Kinky, Coarse Eyes: Brown
My complexion is yellow medium/dark and acne prone. I found a nice match in Saffron . This offers the best coverage; covers blemishes, leaves my skin radiant and not too matte. I dont apply it with a Kabuki Brush just with my gorgeous Mac 134 Powder Brush. It gives a gogreous natural finish and can be layered with looking powdery. Also, I have not experienced any nasty breakouts yet. Once my sample runs out (you get a lot of product) I wil def. be purchasing a full size pot.