Lily Lolo • Mineral Foundation • Foundations
|Would buy this product again.||70%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
My first mineral foundation - I really like the luminous quality, there is a slight sheen but not overtly shiny. The lasting power I find is better than liquid foundations, although I still have to blot after lunch as I have an oily t-zone...
Very good price as well, although I am not sure the hype about mineral foundations is warranted and whether it can really "help" your skin, although I agree it's probably less aggravating to sensitive skin than traditional foundations.
A good kabuki brush is a must - I love my MAC kabuki for buffing on the foundation.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
Packaging Quality: 3
Buy Again: yes
I decided to try Lily Lolo mineral foundation on a whim; I was browsing through a very long list of mineral makeup companies, and I thought "lily lolo" sounded very cute, so I might as well check it out.
I ordered Popcorn, Cookie and Soft Honey. I am NC20-25ish, medium-light asian. Popcorn turned out to be my perfect match. I prefer Lily Lolo over Everyday Minerals because the finish is just so much smoother and better. Everyday Minerals makes my skin feel chalky, it looks really dull and just looks crappy. While Lily Lolo is more expensive (12 pounds = $25 CAN) I think it's totally worth it.
Shipping is fast too, which is amazing, because even with priority shipping, EM never got to me in under a week. Lily Lolo came to my door step in 5 days. Never touching EM ever again.
EDIT: March 18 2008
I just wanted to update and let you guys know I still love my Lily Lolo! The colour match is still perfect, and the texture of this is still wonderful. I usually just use it to spot conceal uneven areas of my skin with a concealer or foundation brush, but if I'm going out somewhere, I'll use it all over my face with a kabuki. Love!!!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
finally i found MMu that does not break me out. I don't have a sensitive skin, but BE gave me millia.... , also the colours are not great, too peachy-pinkie, too shiny
Lilylolo is just perfect... i am NC 20-25, and there are 3 colours which are excellent for my skin colour; blondie-warm peach for winter/autumn and buff for spring/summer time. You need a good buffing brush to apply, since a perfect result depends on good buffing!!! I have SB brush and an excellent brush from Ultimate brushes that do the job perfectly
My skin looks natural, and gives me a younger appearance, I am very pleased I found this company, based in the UK; fast shipping and reasonable PP. Finishing powder and blushes are great too
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
This didn't work for me which is a shame, as it would've been a lot more convenient than ordering from Alima in the US - oh well! I found that the formula was not finely milled enough, sat in and emphasized my pores, and oxidized, making even porcelain too dark/orange for me after a couple of hours. Also, I found candy cane (the lightest cool shade) had unmixed red specs that left streaks on the back of my
hand whilst I was playing around with it.
Still better on me than most liquid foundations, but Alima MMU is infinitely better (maybe I should swap homes with a US Lily Lolo customer!).
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I was very happy with how fast my samples arrived with shipping to the US. Like many victims in this forum, I purchased based on the hypes of the reviews here too. Sometimes poignant disappoinment may makes one wonders about who the reviews are coming from?The makeup has a very nice feel to it upon application. It didn't make me break out (at least with the FIRST initial application......I didn't like the samples so I never put them on my skin again to see what long term consequence it has on the skin). The price is very reasonable. I needed more coverage and staying power than this makeup is willing to give. It just doesn't look good on me. Plus, it turns muddy on my oily skin making my skin much darker than it is without makeup. I looked haggard and fatiqued :( . Therefore, "thou shall never put this stuff on skin again". I have sampled dozens of mineral makeup so application technique is not an issue. I tried, pony, squirrel, flat top brushes, natural bristles, synthetic taklon so those don't help either. If you have any type of imperfection on your skin like pimples, scars, dark circles under the eyes, redness, uneven skin tones, spots, bumps, freckles, poor skin tone, sallow complexion, tired look, or pits, then forget about trying this makeup. It is made for people with perfect skin. But then again, it is most of us that needed help that's why we use makeup. Like many previous reviewers of this cosmetic, I find it virtually has zero coverage. It is more like a finishing veil. This veil sadly only lasts for 1-2 hours. If you have oily skin, I recommend steering clear of this product because it will drip, cake, and look horrible within an hour or two. For some reason my skin look better without this stuff on after a few hours. As the day progresses, my skin looked worse with this stuff on than without it. I couldn't understand how the makeup manage to make skin texture look bad after oil break through even though it has no color.Maybe it affects my skin by excessive fillers reacting to the texture and color of my natural skin tone. Who knows what the reason is. there is Zero coverage . I find those hypes about layering for coverage are purely gimmicks most of the time. I am now cautious about buying based on reviews because Company owners can write great reviews for themselves. I find that with over 2 dozen mineral cosmetics that I have tried, overlayering will cause excessive dryness, accentuation of pores, fine lines, wrinkles, the "gel mask" look, and masklike (tin man) appearance. What layering does is esentially adding a bunch of fillers on the skin , not pigments. This saves the company money when fillers are used. And that does not sound healthy for the skin. That's why skin look bad with "the need to layer". Well formulated mineral cosmetics usually have the least amount of fillers, and high amount of pigment, so only a small amount is needed for a flawless canvas on skins that have PROBLEM. It makes no sense to rave about a makeup that will make nice skin look nice or endurance performance on normal skin who stick in door most of the time. Those folks with normal skin don't have problems with oil breaking through the cosmetic causing it to drip and fade. Nice skin don't even need makeup. Just let the pores breathe. Quality minerals should also be able to withstand sweaty workout/ heat/humidy for women of active lifestyle . Ideally coverage should last all day. And hopefuflly coverage will look realistic mimmicking natural skin tone. Sadly, this makeup does not have any of that. Color match? what color? there is no coverage how can there be any color match? It just does not work for me. For reference, I purchased porcelain, blondie, candycane foundation and blondie coverup concealer. The concealer is not creamy or blendable, inspite of using a professional taklon concealer brush. It has a thick cast over the skin but no coverage. I was sadly disappointed. I had so much hope based on the reviews here since the price is great too. I really wanted to like this stuff but besides the fast shipping, great service, and the initial "nice" 1 hour makeup appearance, this makeup performs poorly compared to many on the market today. Unless they can come up with something else, Sorry, but I will not repurchase.
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Got some samples after reading all the great reviews. I have to say, this stuff is not worthy of the hype. The colour range is great - I always have problems finding stuff for my super pale skin (MAC NW15/20) and I found Candy Cane to be a good match. But it just didn't do anything. I wear foundation because the texture of my skin is uneven and I need something to brighten it up. This stuff just didn't do anything. I applied and applied and applied and it just disappeared into my skin. It didn't look any different. There was zero coverage. I could probably get away with using it as a finishing powder, but this certainly is no foundation. On the plus side it didn't break me out, and as I said the colour range is great. But those are the only benefits of this product that I found. It just did nothing for me. What a disappointment.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
Fantastic mineral foundation - great choice of shades, feels superb on the skin, really good coverage which you can easily vary by applying less or more. Gives the skin a really dewy look, doesn't cake or slide off, and you don't end up looking powdery either.
I've tried so many foundations but this is by far the best I've ever used, both in terms of the way it feels on the skin and the way it looks.
I'd recommend Lily Lolo to anyone - and the prices are very reasonable too. What's more, the website offers little sample pots for less than a pound so you can more easily find the exact match for your skin.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I've been using this foundation for over a week now. To be honest, Alima tops Lily Lolo in my opinion. I'm a MAC NC35, Alima N4/W4 and mixed three shades: Cookie, Warm Honey and Popcorn. It was a decent color match, but my concern was that it didn't blend smoothly on my skin. I'm pretty dry and this only accentuated my flakes. I was so excited when it arrived but sadly it did not meet my expectations even though it gets rave reviews on the makeup board.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Dark Hair: Brown, Relaxed, Medium Eyes: Brown
Well, you know it's a bad sign when you're quietly putting on your foundation, and your DH walks in and asks "is that new makeup?". Needless to say, he doesn't like it one bit. As a matter of fact, he OFFERED to take me to Sephora to get the regular stuff instead (BE), since i'm having such a hard time finding a match in any other line. While the colour is a decent match, it just sparkles too much. Also, the coverage is way too light. I know it's supposed to be buildable, but this requires too many passes to cover my pigmentation issues. I don't recommend this one. And shipping from the UK is SLOW as molasses.
EDIT: To be fair, i should point out i have darK skin (BE in DEEP). This may explain why this didn't look natural on me.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Reasons why I love Lily Lolo mineral foundation:- * Gives a flawless finish * Buildable coverage which looks very natural * Feels great on my skin (liquid foundation can feel uncomfortable, heavy & 'mask-like' on me) * Doesn't break me out in spots * Quick and easy to apply * Good staying power - lasts all day with no need to touch up * Reasonably priced. All in all, pretty much my HG foundation!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
This was my first foray into mineral foundations and they have a wide range of colours and good value samples. however the full sizes cost £14 (still a LOT cheaper than BE though) and since I have discovered EM at only £6 I have gone with them. I also like the finish of EM better and couldn't seem to get a good colour match with LilyLolo.
Customer service seems very good and the P&P reasonable.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous! These people are incredible! I'm glad to see this product receive perfect marks all across the board, it deserves it! Best mineral makeup I have tried and an HG foundation. I also use and like Everyday Minerals but I had such a great many difficulties finding the right colour match with their foundations, which also tend to turn grey on me throughout the day! :-( The shipping from the US to Europe also takes about a month, such a drag, so I was so glad to discover this wonderful UK MMU company. I receive my orders from them in less than a week! Incredible shipping rates too, among the best shipping I have seen of any company anywhere so another real incentive (asides from the excellent quality of course) to continue ordering from them. As for the foundation itself, I found the perfect shade match with the first try so very pleased. It is, like all MMU, very easy to apply. It doesn't turn oily or greasy the whole day long, unlike liquid foundations, so I don't need to apply absolutely any other product at all not even finishing powders. Unlike other MMU I have tried this doesn't feel dry or tight either, as I have combination skin and most MMU is either too drying and tight for my dry parts and/or greasy and oily in my oily parts. This makeup is neither, it's just perfect. It looks totally natural but flawless and airbrushed at the same time, but not a foundation-flawless-and-airbrushed look but rather a bare-skin-flawless-and-airbrushed look, like I just naturally have a perfect complexion without makeup. Even if you live in the US or further away, try this! Very reasonable prices and the shipping is so low it is almost like free shipping, even to the other end of the earth. They have very cheap samples so you can find your perfect shade. = UPDATE = This foundation looks so natural NO ONE can tell you are wearing anything! I even took some pics when I had this foundation, made me look like I had absolutely flawless porcelain skin, gives a bit of radiance to the skin too. I'm NC30/NW25, I have pink and yellow skin, and In The Buff is a perfect match for me. Oh, and I have humungous crater pores, to the point that I have to use a primer with liquid foundation, and this Lily Lolo does NOT emphasize these craters, oh I meant pores. On the contrary it actually makes me look poreless! Amazing!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Green
This is my new HG! It covers extremely well and lasts all day.
My skin has also improved since using this. It gives your skin an airbrushed look. For extra coverage, I apply a couple more thin layers to problematic areas. It is also bismuth oxychloride free. A staple!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
This was the last mmu I was going to try before giving up after bad results with JI pressed, Alima, BE and EM. I bought samples after hearing the great reviews on the boards. Well, Lily Lolo is nothing at all like any other MMU I have tried. For one, the coverage is flawless. I put a lot on to cover my broken capillaries and it never looks powdery or cakey. I do use Clinique Pore Minimizer under this as well as Shiseido 36+++ Extra smooth and I do not get oily nor does this separate on me. I also bought their flocked sponge (so cheap) and after applying this and then bronzer kind of buff my huge pores on my cheeks and forehead and they are truly invisible and they stay that way all day. No oxidizing, never fake, always beautiful. I can't believe I finally found a mmu that I like much less love. Samples aren't dirt cheap but cheap enough to try this. FYI I use a Cat kabuki but just ordered the Philosophy supernatural brush and will update after using that. EDIT: This no longer works for me. Oxidation everywhere and too powdery with no coverage. I think I was in that early dating stage and now can see LL for who it really is.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I wanted to wait a month before writing a review to make sure that it didnt cause any breakouts. I LOVE this makeup. It is pretty easy to apply, once you get use to it. It did take a couple trys to get it right.I also ordered two different orders of samples to find the perfect colors for me. The foundation is great, it just sinks in and looks amazing. My skin is better since using this foundation. I am "in the buff" and for summer probs "popsicle". Go buy their samples you wont be dissapointed. Oh one quick thing, if you have dry skin, it will show. So just make sure you moisturize... :)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I luurrrrve this foundation! I have totally fallen for it. Not only does it provide fantastic, natural looking coverage meaning that I don't need concealer at all, it stays on ALL DAY - keeping me shine free for the first time ever! I have suffered from 10am shininess for my whole life - no matter what products I have used....until now. As if this wasn't enough, my skin is absolutely glowing since I started using this foundation. My pores appear improved, I have had no spots and my old acne scars are clearing up nicely. Ironically, for the first time in my life, I don't actually need to wear foundation to go out in public.... but I do anyway because this foundation is so easy and quick to apply (and I don't want to lose the glow this has given me)!
I think that the price of this is great - one of the cheapest foundations I have used for years (£12 for enough to last for ages), there are loads of great colours, and the company does testers that you can order online so that you get the perfect shade. I apply it with a kabuki from the same company which is great except for the horrible black hairs it keeps leaving all over my face!
I am reluctant to claim that anything is my HG foundation as I feel that foundation is such a difficult product that there is always room for improvement. However, this is about as close as I can imagine anything getting. I am already developing an irrational fear that the company will suddenly discontinue this product as I don't know how I would cope without it! This is the best product I have discovered for years - if not ever.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I ordered some samples from the lily lolo wesite AGES ago and was utterly unimpresed by them and thought MMU was the most overhyped trend ever. That is until I bought a denser brush (Nars #19) and thought I'd give them one more go with it - the difference is astonishing. My skin looks creamy instead of deathly pale (with a mixture of blondie and porcelain) - and more importantly utterly flawless (without concealer for the first time EVER) - anyway - am now off the by the full size product.
Age: Unknown Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
My HG foundation, warm peach in the summer and blondie in the winter absolutley perfect colour matches. Good coverage, non drying non iritating, feels weightless. Makes me look airbrushed...it the only makeup product where this is it for me...no more testing ive found it, perfection. I use a kabuki and it is flawless. The eyecolours are fab quality too!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I've been using mineral makeup for more than 2 years now, including BE, Jane Iredale and Everyday Minerals. I have some scars and I'm quite ruddy, but the rest of me is a very pale golden olive. Most foundations make me either pink or orange/too yellow. But I've found my perfect foundation shade! Well, 2 actually: Lily Lolo's Blondie (for Winter and pale days) and In the Buff (for Summer). They're both in LL's neutral range. LL doesn't contain bismuth oxychloride, a big plus. Coverage is like most minerals, buildable from sheer to full. I like the fact that these minerals go on quite matte, yet they give you a fresh and alive complexion. The price is good, not as cheap as EM, but then no brand is. Postage from the UK to Sweden is 4-5 days and customer service is excellent! I highly recommend this brand to all who have a hard time finding a good foundation match with other brands. :)