Thursday, 14 June 2012

Lily Lolo Mineral Makeup ~ Beach Babe, Honey Peach & Mystery Swatched

I’ve had my first foray into mineral makeup… something I’ve always intended to try, but been a little wary of.  I didn’t really understand it, was scared of working with loose powders and wasn’t sure how my skin would react.  Lily Lolo’s range of colours and textures looked so pretty I could resist no longer - and have really enjoyed experimenting with a several of the products.

I’ve just tried three so far: Beach Babe Mineral Blush (new) and two Mineral Eyeshadows: Honey Peach & Mystery.  I’ve just spent several hours photographing & editing the swatches, so will let them do most of the talking…

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Colour

Beach Babe is a gorgeous warm peachy coral blush with a barely perceptible shimmer. I broke out of my comfort zone with this one as it’s more peach toned than I’d normally go for (I usually stick to pink cheeks) but used either as blusher or applied as you would a light bronzer on sunkissed points, it really does give the look of having spent a day at the beach (I’m working on the babe bit!).

Honey Peach is a matte, dusty peach and Mystery, the most divine deep steely khaki with slight metallic finish. It reminds me of a bit of Chanel Epetant D’Ombres, though this one is cooler and more blue toned.

The product comes in pretty little plastic pots with tiny holes that release a small amount at a time (this is a good thing!).  I generally shake it into the lid & swirl my brush through before applying to skin.  They give an even more pigmented effect when used wet.

Swatches

Lily Lolo Mineral Makeup Swatches

The top row in this table shows the colours tipped straight from the pots onto paper, then partly blended out, above the same shade swatched on skin.  Sorry that the captions are a bit wonky - I spent sooo long trying to get them perfect.  The pot on the bottom right is Honey Peach eyeshadow.  As you can see, the colour applies quite true to the original on the skin. 

Application

Applying the blush is a breeze, but admittedly, it’s taken me a while to get used to working with the eyeshadows and I do need a primer to help with lasting power (I used Urban Decay but it’s almost done so any recs very welcome!).  I pat the colour on with a flat brush, then go in with a blending brush.  I’ve also used the Mystery wet as a liner, which I love (pics of this in a sec).  There was some fallout, but a bit of loose powder below the eye prior to application and swept away afterwards took care of this.

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In these pics (first one with flash) I’m wearing Mystery eyeshadow to line my eyes, Honey Peach eyeshadow on my lids and Beach Babe on my cheeks.  It looks quite made up with the flash, but is more of a soft, natural look without. Honey Peach also makes a pretty, matte blush.

Skin Kind

Lily Lolo mineral makeup is free from harsh chemicals, nano particles, parabens, Bismuth Oxychloride, talc, synthetic dyes, fillers, fragrance and preservatives and 99% of the shades are vegan-friendly.  The idea of skin-friendly makeup sits well with me and these products are extremely well priced for the quality. 

The eyeshadows are just £5.29 each and blusher £7.29.  I challenge you to resist some of the colours stocked at CutECOsmetics, including brushes, lip products & trial sizes. I’m finding blusher particularly irresistible at the moment & love the look of Surfer Girl pink & Oh La La, a pinky coral.

Are you a mineral makeup fan?

 

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