Back to nature – beauty in perfect balance

January 9th, 2017

Get set for a  fresh start

This year we’re inviting women everywhere to discover a different kind of detox… and it all starts with your skin. At Lily Lolo we believe that a beautiful complexion is as much about what you put on your skin as what goes inside, which is why our collection of pure mineral makeup empowers your skin to be the very best it can be, naturally.

The beauty of pure minerals 

Our products are made using only ingredients that are proven to nourish and protect the skin. And what you’ll never, ever find in Lily Lolo makeup? Harmful chemicals such as parabens and phthalates, synthetic perfumes, dyes and anything that isn’t kind to you and your skin. Plus, with an amazing 18 foundation shades to choose from, finding your perfect match couldn’t be simpler.

MINERAL FOUNDATION SPF 15

The ultimate skin-loving makeup, our Mineral Foundation feels beautifully weightless while providing buildable, customisable coverage. Made using only natural ingredients, it minimises breakouts and blemishes for a healthy-looking complexion and creates a natural, breathable barrier to protect skin from the sun’s damaging rays.

MINERAL CONCEALER

Our secret weapon for minimising, not aggravating, blemishes. Just a little of this delicate loose powder is all it takes to effortlessly conceal imperfections and dark circles – and it’s incredibly long-lasting, too.

FINISHING POWDER

The perfect final touch for makeup, this silky, light-diffusing powder sets foundation and concealer in place, provides extra staying power and instantly blurs the appearance of fine lines and imperfections.

 

We sell sample sizes for our foundation and finishing powder so you can make sure you get the right match. If you feel you’re unsure on a shade, just pop us an email or give us a call and we will help find your perfect shade!

Love Lily Lolo x

Filthy Rich

September 16th, 2016

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Over at Lily Lolo HQ we have been working hard to bring you the eye palette of dreams, and it is finally here! Give lids a little luxe with this irresistible palette of 8 stunning shades, from striking gold to rich chocolate. Mix and match the matte and shimmering, highly pigmented colours for a milli0on dollar look this festive season.

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Now to create a money can’t buy look

Step1- Use with the eye shadow brush to apply your base shade all over the eyelid and up to the brow bone if using a light or nude shade

Step 2– Using the socket line brush apply a darker shade to the crease of your eyelid and blend in to create depth

Step 3– Use the eye blending brush to soften lines between shades and blend to create a seamless finish

Step 4– Create a smudgy eye line with one of the darkest palette shades using our dual end eyeliner and smudge brush

Will you be trying our new eye palette?

Love Lily Lolo x

Get the Glow.

June 2nd, 2015

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Following on from the success of our pressed products launched last year; we are excited to introduce our new addition to the LL family, Pressed Bronzer.

Our lightweight Pressed Bronzer will instantly give the skin a natural-looking, sun-kissed glow. With soft, buildable colour the three shades will give you the desired level of tan without the need to expose your skin to the sun’s harmful rays.

This mineral rich Pressed Bronzer contains anti-ageing  Argan Oil and Jojoba Oil for added moisturising benefits.

Bronzer should be applied to the areas of your face the sun would naturally hit, forehead, the cheekbones, and down along your jawline to give you a sun kissed radiance. For a more contoured look it can be applied in a 3 shape on either side of the face, blending any edges for a natural finish.

We thought we’d let you in on the secret of how our model Ana got this sun-kissed glow.

Eyes – Apply Moonlight Mineral Eye Shadow with a wet brush as the main base to the eyelid and blend into the socket line. Bronze sparkle can be applied to the crease and blended together.

Mix Sticky Toffee with water and apply to the inner corner of the eye to highlight, and blend towards the middle of the eye lid. Using the socket line brush apply moonlight along the lower lash line and blend slightly to soften.

Face – Using our Bronzer Brush apply Montego Bay Bronzer all over the face, particularly on areas that would normally catch the sun, don’t forget to blend into the neck. Contour using the blush brush, apply Honolulu in the hollows under the cheek bones along the jawline, down the sides of the nose and near the hairline.

Lips – Keep the lips nude for this look with our Natural Lipstick in Rose Gold which contains a slight shimmer. Apply straight from the bullet and blot with a tissue before adding a second coat for longevity. Add a coat of Natural Lip Gloss in Clear for an extra finish.

To avoid looking too orange look, pick the bronzer shade that will suit your skin tone:

Light skin tone – Miami Beach – Matte

Medium skin tone – Montego Bay – Sheen

Medium to dark skin tone – Honolulu – Sheen

It’s time to get that summer ready glow.

Lily Lolo x

The fairest of them all.

May 22nd, 2015

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If you have pale skin, you’ll know how hard it is to find makeup shades that will compliment your complexion.

You’ll be glad to hear that Lily Lolo have launched their 3rd shade of Natural BB Cream, and this one will be right up your street. Suitable for customers who currently wear our lightest shades of Mineral Foundation, the pale beauty balm will help blur imperfections and even skin tone.

Its becoming more fashionable to embrace a more natural skin tone, with celebrities like, Emma Stone, Taylor Swift, Emma Watson and Dita von Teese all favouring the English rose look.

Our products cover a broad range of skin tones, but here are a few products that will flatter even the palest of skin.

BB Cream – Fair – £11.99

Foundation – Porcelain and China Doll – £13.49

When it comes to Blush, pale skinned beauties are lucky that they can either wear pink or oranges hues. For a little added shimmer try our pale pink Candy Girl Mineral Blush or Cherry Blossom which is a light peach shade. Remember that a little goes a long way with our blush, so apply in light layers.

If you need any advice about the correct shades for you, please contact our customer services team.

Lily Lolo x

Parisian Spring Collection

April 16th, 2015

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Taking inspiration from the natural beauty make-up trends showcased on the S/S 15 catwalks, the new need-it-now collection is comprised of toned down burnt orange hues, beautiful beige’s and nudes that will flatter and compliment any skin tone.

Perfect for the spring time, the striking coral shades will help you achieve a fresh-faced complexion and a radiant, healthy sun-kissed glow.

The collection is comprised of, Pressed Eye Shadow shades, In for a Penny (Metallic, bronzy brown) and Buttered Up (Demi matte, Champagne); Natural Lip Gloss High Flyer (Burnt Orange) and Life’s a Peach (Matte, medium peach) Pressed Blush.

Because of the natural formulas, a lot of our products are multi use. Not only was the new Pressed Blush used on the apples of the cheeks, but also to add dimension to the eye lids.

To get this look, follow celebrity makeup artist, Jane Bradley’s guide:

“I blended Buttered Up across the entire lid, inner corners and lower lash line for a highlighted effect. Then I applied In for a Penny to the outer corner of the socket and take across the upper lash line. Make sure to blend any sharp edges.  I lightly swept Life’s a Peach across the apples of her cheeks for a fresh natural glow. High Flyer is a deep coral shade to give a fresh pigmented layer of colour and shine to the lips.”

Don’t forget to email us with any of your Lily Lolo make-up looks.

Lily Lolo x

 

3 steps to flawless looking skin.

January 16th, 2015

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Here at Lily Lolo we are constantly offering shade advice and product recommendations to new customers, but by far the holy grail of beauty question asked is, ‘how do we get flawless looking skin?’.

We find that layering is the key and unlike other products that can feel thick and cloggy, our makeup has a weightless texture with remarkable staying power. The natural formulation of our best-selling products will minimise breakouts, blemishes and will help you achieve healthy looking, flawless skin in 3 simple steps.

Step 1 – Natural BB Cream

Our silicone free Beauty Balm contains nourishing and anti-ageing ingredients to moisturise your skin and give a healthy dewy glow as well as a super sheer layer of coverage.

Step 2- Mineral Foundation 

After allowing your BB Cream to dry, begin buffing your favourite shade of Mineral Foundation into the skin. Our Baby Buki Brush is great for smaller areas of your face such as eyelids and around the nose.

Step 3 – Finishing Powder

Our Finishing Powder instantly minimises fine lines and imperfections with a lightweight texture and natural formulation. Choose from a matte or dewy finish and apply with our Powder Brush in light downward strokes. It will set your makeup and help it to last throughout the day.

If you have any questions, our friendly customer services team are here to help.

Lily Lolo x

Wow, we have LOVED 2014.

January 2nd, 2015

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We started out 2014 a little apprehensive of the big announcement we were about to make, a total re-brand of the Lily Lolo you have loved and supported for a long time. Well, we just want to say a massive THANK YOU, because we couldn’t be happier with the reaction we received from all our loyal fans and stockists around the world.

Not only are we overwhelmed with all the praise, we have also earned recognition with several trade, reader voted and industry awards, many of which were for new products that only launched in 2014.

Our product development team spent a lot of time on new, improved formulas of our Eye Pencil and Mascara and these were amongst the big award winners.

We also launched our first liquid product, a Natural BB Cream, which went down a storm and is still continues to be one of our best selling products.

More pressed products were added to our range in 2014, twenty Pressed Eye Shadow singles, six Pressed Blush compacts and two stunning Limited Edition Eye Palettes for Christmas.

We went on the road towards the end of the year, traveling to trade shows in Dublin and Manchester. We enjoyed meeting some of our current stockist and also introducing Lily Lolo to some new stockists that loved it so much, they are now selling it in their own salons.

You can see that we have had a very successful and busy 2014, we can’t wait to see what 2015 has in store.

Thank you all for your continued support, we would like to wish you a very happy new year, and a beautiful 2015.

Lily Lolo x

Lily Lolo’s Gift Collections

October 23rd, 2014

 

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We know it’s only October, but it’s never too early to start thinking about what you can buy your loved ones this Christmas. Don’t forget that it’s also about receiving gifts, so this will give you plenty of time to start dropping a few wish list hints.

Lily Lolo has created two beautiful Gift Collections, to add a touch of glamour to the festive season.

ENCHANTED & LAID BARE COLLECTION – £34.99

This beautifully packaged set contains an Eye Palette, Natural Lipstick and Pressed Blush. Create a statement or more sophisticated neutral look with the perfect combination of shades available in these collections.

LIP COLLECTIONS – £19.99

What better way to prepare for the Christmas party season, the Lip Collection contains a Natural Lipstick, Lip Gloss and a Lip Brush. Small enough to pop in a handbag for parties straight from the office, the collections are available in Bold, Pink Nude and Peach.

If you’re already dreading the Christmas crowds, fear not – the collections can be purchased on our website and will be a welcome sight under anyone’s Christmas tree this year.

Lily Lolo x

You BBeauty!

August 28th, 2014

 

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The wait is over, Lily Lolo’s first liquid face product is here.

BB Creams have quickly become a stable in most makeup routines and sticking to what we do best; Lily Lolo has created a Natural Beauty Balm, just for you.

BB Creams are designed to be a combination of makeup and skincare incorporating moisturiser, primer and light foundation coverage and they can help disguise pigmentation.

So what can our BB do for you? The Mineral pigments will help blur any imperfections, even the skintone, and the gentle formula won’t irritate sensitive skin or clog pores. Perfect for applying on clean skin for a light, natural finish or as a base for our Mineral Foundation, the BB will give healthy looking, radiant skin.

Available in 2 shades, Light and Medium, this little multitasking cream is the natural way to BBeautiful skin.

Lily Lolo x

 

 

Liven up Your Lashes….

July 17th, 2014

 

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It’s hard to believe but we’ve improved the formula of our Natural Mascara.

We’ve taken our Lash Alert Mascara, tweaked a few ingredients, added a new application brush and voilà our New Natural Mascara.

We  find that everybody has very different wish lists when choosing a new mascara, but we hope this sculpted brush that will coat every lash and create a natural curl will soon become your lash soul mate.

With its lash defining, volumising and lengthening effects you can create your perfect doe-eyed look.

There’s no need to worry if you have sensitive skin as this improved formula is fragrance, silicon and alcohol free and it doesn’t contain any nasty chemicals that can cause irritation.

Our Mascara is available in matt black and can be used as an everyday essential or by applying more coats; it will give you a more dramatic, party ready look.

Get fluttering those lashes…

Lily Lolo x

New Pressed Blush

June 27th, 2014

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We’ve done it again! We’d like to introduce our brand new Pressed Blush.

Available in six stunning shades, our Pressed Blush is a great ‘on the go’ companion for summer holidays and weekends away.  With our signature natural formula containing sea holly extract, pomegranate oil and argan oil, its silky smooth allowing you to achieve a beautiful natural flush of colour.

Celebrity makeup artist Jane Bradley created our gorgeous campaign look on model Dominque, and had this to say:

‘The shades are heavenly once lightly swept over the cheeks and all extremely wearable. To recreate this gorgeous glow, use our Blush Brush to apply our new Pressed Blush in Coming Up Roses to the apples of the cheeks in a teardrop shape towards the ear. Build the colour in light layers to achieve your desired finish.’

We would love to know what you think to our newest edition to the range.

Lily Lolo x

HOLY BROW! Beautifully defined eyebrows…

June 11th, 2014

Following on from the successful launch of our Pressed Eye Shadow, available in the same sleek mirrored compacts we have launched our Eyebrow Duo which comes in three natural shades.

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Enhancing your eyebrows can completely change the look of your makeup as they define your face and can give a polished effect, the key is to only enhance and define your natural brow so they look like your brows but better!

Featuring a natural coloured wax and a pressed powder in, Light, Medium and Dark, find the shade which is closest your natural eyebrow colour or go a shade darker if you want a stronger more defined look.

Makeup artist to the stars, Jane Bradley, worked with our Eyebrow Duo on our latest shoot and was really impressed with the colours, she said “It’s often hard to find brow shades which match seamlessly with your natural brow colour but clearly great care has been taken to get these Eyebrow Duo’s just right. LIGHT is perfectly ashy for pale blondes, MEDIUM is a mid brown for mousy blondes or brunettes and DARK is spot on for blacker hair without a hint of an orangey undertone. I’m really impressed and the wax is a great way to keep the hairs in place too”

Our Angled Brow – Spoolie brush is the perfect tool to use with our Eyebrow Duo, making application quick and easy. Our Eyebrow Duo allows you to get perfectly groomed brows in just two easy steps;
Step 1
Using the Angled Brow end of the brush apply the pressed powder in short strokes to the natural shape of the brow, following the direction of hair growth. Make sure to fill in any gaps for a polished result.

Step 2
Using the Spoolie end of the brush, comb through the brows to groom and tidy before applying the wax. Using the Angled Brow end of the brush, coat the bristles in a thin layer of wax and follow the same application for the powder. The wax will set the brows and help to hold them in place all day.

TIP: To get a more intense colour payoff, mix the wax and powder together

Our Eyebrow Duo is the natural way to beautifully define your eyebrows for an immaculate finish, have you tried it yet?

Lily Lolo x

Naturally Eye Catching…new Pressed Eye Shadow

February 28th, 2014

You have seen them before at Lily Lolo but following the rebrand they are back as single mirrored compacts and are now available in 20 naturally gorgeous shades!

And that’s not all; these Pressed Eye Shadows are rich in moisturising jojoba oil which is kind to your skin and contain Sea Holly extract which is known for its anti-ageing properties. Silky smooth and highly pigmented these Pressed Eye Shadows are perfect for creating a natural daytime look through to a glamorous eye for any occasion.

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To recreate our model’s gorgeous look, follow the steps below;

Step 1 – Start by using our Eye Shadow Brush to apply Ivory Tower all over the lid and brow bone to neutralise any redness and create the perfect base.

Step 2 – With our Eye Shadow Brush apply Silver Lining across the lid and in the inner corners of the eyes.

Step 3 – Using the Socket Line Brush apply Double Denim in the socket line and along the lower lash line to frame the eyes.

Step 4 – Finally with our Eye Blending Brush apply more Double Denim in the outer corners of the lid blending inwards to create a smoky yet dramatic effect.

Expert Tip; Apply our Natural Eye Pencil in Black on the upper and lower waterlines for a truly smouldering look.

With 20 shades to choose from we know it can be difficult to choose your favourite colours so we have made a few suggestions for a range of gorgeous eye effects;

Pale Neutrals – Starry Eyed and Peekaboo, these light neutral shades suit most skin tones and act as great base shades.

Office Uniform – Take the biscuit and I should Cocoa – These shades are perfect to create a natural brown eye look, great for day to night make-up.

Evening Glamour – Voodoo and Rolling Stone – For a full on dark glamorous eye effect blend these colours over the entire lid for a sultry smoky eye effect.

Colour Pop – Eye Candy and Drama Queen – a great alternative to smoky eyes, these shades blend easily to create a soft pop of colour perfect for spring.

Expert Tip: For added intensity and sparkle add one of our loose Mineral Eye Shadow shades such as Angelic to highlight under the brows or the inner corners of eyes. Try using one of our darker loose shades such as Moonlight as a liner with our wet Eye Liner Brush on the top lash line for extra polish.

What eye makeup looks will you be creating with our new Pressed Eye Shadows? We would love to know your favourite shades!

Lily Lolo x

Lily Lolo will help take you from coffee to cocktails.

December 13th, 2013

It’s that time of year again where our social lives go into over drive.

Christmas parties, catching up with friends or celebrating the holidays, you’ll find that you will have less time to perfect your makeup.

Many of us will have to go straight from the office to the party, so it’s essential to have a few quick fix steps to get you looking glam in no time.

After a full day at the office you might need to touch up your Foundation, why not buy a sample of your favourite Foundation shade (£1.49) and a Baby Buki Brush (£8.99) so you don’t have to take your full pot.

The New Limited Edition products in our Classic and Metallics Collection are the perfect handbag friendly compacts to add a little glamour.

If you have used the lighter shade of the Eye Shadow Quad during the day, blend the darker shimmer shades around the eye socket and lower lash line to create a dramatic effect. The useful makeup applicator that comes with this palette will mean you don’t have to bring any extra brushes. Accentuate your lashes with a slick of Lash Alert Mascara to widen your eyes.

Using the Baby Buki Brush, swirl it round the Shimmer Stripes and apply to your cheeks, then using your finger, sweep the white stripe on your brow bone to highlight.

Another great tip is to use our Translucent Silk Finishing Powder over the top of your makeup. This illuminating powder will minimise any fine lines and imperfections as well as setting your makeup for the long night ahead.

Adding a bold coat of lipstick will be the final thing to transform you into a disco diva. For a deep shade, our Berry Crush will be look fantastic, or a more subtle shade like French Flirt would work well to set off darker more dramatic eye makeup.

Now you are looking party ready in double quick time, all you need to do is get your heels on and dance the night away.

Lily Lolo x

Your Lily Lolo Christmas gift guide

November 1st, 2013

It’s that time of year again and we need to start thinking about what to buy friends & family for Christmas.

Whether you are looking for a beautiful gift set or a simple stocking filler, we have some shimmery glittery seasonal gifts that will delight on Christmas morning.

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Gift sets

Eye Shadow Quad – £18.99 – These handbag friendly compacts are perfect to take you from coffee to cocktails. Choose from, Smoky Rose which contains a shimmering white, perfect for highlighting, a dusky rose to add a touch of feminine glamour, a taupe shimmer and rich matte brown to contour and create a smoky effect. Molten Bronze contains a peachy sheen, antique gold, antique bronze and shimmering black that will ooze sophisticated glamour.

Shimmer Stripes – £19.99 – Add a hint of sheen to cheeks and eyes with this brand new limited edition compact. Honey Glow is a cocktail of pink, beige and bronze stripes to add a healthy, warming colour with a shimmering glow. Rose Gold, the perfect mix of shimmering pink and white stripes.

7 Piece Brush Set – £39.99 – You will be very popular with the person who receives this set for Christmas. Containing all the brushes you will need for your daily makeup routine and it evens comes in a stylish case.

Ready Set Glow – £13.49 – Have your friends been admiring your makeup since you started using Lily Lolo? If you’re ready to give away your secret, why not help them find their perfect shade with this Mineral makeup starter kit which contains three sample size foundation shades, flawless silk finishing powder and a baby buki brush. Comes in Light, light-medium or medium.

Glossary – £19.99 – Not sure which colour lip gloss will suit your best friend? This lovely gift set gives you three full size shades and they might even share one with you. Available in three shade options.

Eye Spy – £15.99 – Choose 3 of our fabulous Mineral Eye Shadows that will come in a useful presentation box.

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Natural Lipsticks in Berry Crush and Rose Glow. Angelic, Choc Fudge Cake, Gunmetal and Khaki Sparkle Mineral Eye Shadow. Mineral Shimmer

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Star Dust Shimmer £13.49 – Perfect for highlighting cheeks and across the brow bone for a glamorous party look. You could also dust a little on your neck and shoulders to really sparkle this holiday season.

Natural Lipstick – £8.99 – The cold weather can sometimes make your lips dry and cracked. Lily Lolo’s lipsticks are packed full of Vitamin E and rosemary extract that will protect your pout.

Mineral Eye Shadow – £5.99 – The perfect mini stocking filler gift, choose from 28 beautiful shades that will suit all your female friends and family.

We hope our suggestions will help solve some of your Christmas present dilemma’s, if you need any more help with our products, please call our friendly customer services team on 01482 640619.

Lily Lolo x

NEW From Lily Lolo for A/W’13

August 28th, 2013

We are really excited to share our new products with you, new for A/W ’13 we are adding four shades of Pressed Mineral Eye Shadow Duos and two shades of our Natural Lipstick.

Our team have been busy creating these gorgeous new shades that are bang on trend and perfect for glamorous daytime wear or a sultry night out with friends.

The four new Pressed Mineral Eye Shadow Duos shades have been chosen to complement each other and to help you create some wonderful effects. These convenient duos are the perfect size for your handbag and are a mess free alternative to our loose eye shadows.

You don’t need to worry about any nasty chemicals as the formulations are kept as simple as possible with high quality natural ingredients.

Smoky Slate – contains a smoky taupe shade paired with a deep grey. Great for achieving the smoky eye look but with hint of shimmer for added glamour.

Nightfall – Intense navy blue paired with a golden shimmer. Try applying the golden shade on eyelids then using the blue as eyeliner.

Plum Crazy – Deep shimmering plum shade with a dusky pink contrast. Perfect for using during the day or applying using a smudge brush for a more intense, dramatic night time look.

Poison Ivy – Golden Olive green shimmer with a complementary matte rose. The glistening golden green will work fabulously combined with the rose, for a night on the tiles.

Currently gracing the catwalks all over the world, bright bold lipstick shades are a big hit this Autumn.

Our beautiful fuchsia pink (Passion Pink) and deep merlot (Berry Crush)  are our boldest shades yet and are packed with Vitamin E and rosemary extract that will nourish your lips as well as giving you a ‘stand out in a crowd’ pout.

 

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GET THE LOOK

We don’t know about you, but we always love seeing tips about how to get makeup looks, so we’d like to share some of the model images from our recent photo shoot, and how we made them look so beautiful using some of our A/W products as well as firm favourites from our current range.

Below is Emma wearing everyday Autumnal makeup

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Face

Our makeup artist used a mix of Coffee Bean and Warm Honey Mineral Foundation on Emma and a light dusting of Sunset Blush on her cheeks. Flawless Matte Finishing Powder was used over the top to stop shine or reflections on camera.

Eyes

All of our makeup artists used Prime Focus eye lid Primer to extend the wear of powder eye shadow, keeping it smooth and crease-free.

Using Poison Ivy Pressed Eye Shadow Duo, the matte rose was applied all over the eye socket as a base and the green was used on the lower and upper lash lines to create a smoky effect.

As a highlighter, Cream Soda Mineral Eye Shadow was applied under the brow bone to add a hint of glamour.

A coating of Lash Alert mascara and Natural Eyeliner, both in black was added to the upper and lower lashes to finish off  these powerful eyes.

Lips

We think Emma looks beautiful in the new Berry Crush Lipstick, and it really compliments the dramatic eye makeup.

 

Here is Tess with  more dramatic night time  makeup

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A light – medium shade of our Mineral Foundation, Popcorn, was used on Tess to match her peach undertones, with a hint of Flushed Blusher to highlight the cheekbones.

Eyes

Prime Focus primer on the whole eyelid area, with Smoky Slate Pressed Eye Shadow Duo used to create this look. The smoky Taupe was applied as a base and the deep grey was blended around the eye socket and under the lash line for an intense night time look. To finish off the eyes, the makeup artist used Lash Alert black mascara and good amount of eyeliner on the edge of the eyelid and under the eyes using a Smudge Brush.

Lips

Tess wore the Passion pink Natural Lipstick with Bitten Pink Lip Gloss over the top.

What do you think of our new products?

Lily Lolo x

International Kissing Day

July 5th, 2013

Lily Lolo are puckering up in aid of International Kissing Day, mwah x

Today you should try to get at least one kiss, whether it be from your parents, a loved one or a close friend. The Guinness World record for people kissing simultaneously is 39,879 achieved on the 14th February 2009 in Mexico, so after smooching the day away, our natural lipsticks and glosses will help soothe and protect your pout.

Natural Lip Gloss – Delicious chocolaty natural lip gloss packed with vitamin E & organic jojoba to nourish your pout. With lovely shades that will suit any occasion, these lip glosses are beautiful non sticky formulas with a high gloss shine.

Natural Lipstick – Our shades give a stunning natural glow while protecting your lips with Vitamin E and rosemary extract. With romantic names like French flirt, and love affair, they will give your lips that extra kiss ability factor.

Pucker up ladies

Lily Lolo x

Festival makeup survival guide

June 26th, 2013

The festival season is upon us, and with Glastonbury starting this week, we thought we’d give you some help to stay glam and looking your best without your home comforts.

The biggest obstacle’s when camping are lack of space to get ready and the necessity to only take a small capsule collection of your makeup. Both of these can mean lots of people will just brush their hair and apply a bit of moisturiser. We don’t know about you but we would rather look like festival veteran Fearne Cotton, with her glowing makeup that looks natural but with the added ‘wow’ factor.

Here are a few ideas from Lily Lolo to help you look fantastic.

The best space saving plan is the Mineral Starter Kit. This contains 3 sample size foundations, flawless silk finishing powder & a baby buki brush. These mini pots will be the perfect size to last the whole festival, but they won’t take up precious space. The foundation is SPF15 so will help protect your skin if the sun decides to make an appearance this year, with the finishing powder giving you a nice glow and helping to keep your makeup in place all day.

Another festival essential is our deliciously chocolaty natural lip gloss packed with vitamin e & organic jojoba to nourish and protect your pout.

That’s your skin and lips looking good, the only other items you will need are eye shadow and a coat of Lash Alert Mascara. Choosing simple natural shades of eye shadow will mean you could take the pressed mineral duos, two colours in one simple packet that will go with all your outfits. Cappuccino is a great shade to take so you can use the light shimmer beige as a base colour and the matte chocolate brown to contour round the eye socket.

Lily Lolo tip – The chocolate brown can be used on eyebrows to define and the shimmer beige put on checks for a great highlight effect.

All these products will help you look and feel amazing, now all you have to do is get those wellies on and pray for the sun.

Lily Lolo x

Our favourite product for a summer glow – Lily Lolo Mineral Bronzer

June 17th, 2013

As the sun is starting to make an appearance, our Mineral Bronzer is the perfect addition to your make up routine. This fantastic product, available in 3 shades, has been flying out the door at LL HQ recently. The finely milled Bronzers can be applied effortlessly, are gentle on the skin and perfect for a light golden glow.

Like our Mineral Foundations our bronzers can be applied in light layers to achieve the correct coverage. Mineral Bronzer can be used on cheekbones, nose, chin and your forehead for a sun kissed look.

A little tip we’d like to share with you is to try mixing a small amount of Bronzer with our Mineral foundation. This will deepen the shade to help it blend with your skin during the summer months or whilst on holiday.

If you prefer a shimmer bronzer, try Bondi Beach or Waikiki, they will also help highlight your cheekbones. South beach has a matt finish that will give you a more natural, straight from the beach glow.

Whichever finish you go for, our mineral bronzer will certainly make you look healthy and tanned even if the English summer doesn’t live up to expectations.

Lily Lolo x

 

 

Image: Mineral bronzer in Waikiki, South Beach and Bondi Beach. Mineral Shimmer in Star dust.

The Glamour at Cannes

June 4th, 2013

This year’s Cannes Film Festival was the usual centre of glamour and couture with the world’s best loved film stars descending on the town in the South of France to celebrate new film previews from all around the world.

The makeup, applied by the best in the business was a mix of natural, classic and dramatic looks to compliment the amazing dresses and sparkling diamonds. From dark smouldering eyes to bright coloured lips and eye-popping orange eye shadow, Cannes had it all (including some very big hair styles).

We would like to celebrate all things British and have a closer look at 2 of our hottest actresses and how to achieve these looks.

The girl of the moment who is gracing all the magazines and gossip columns is supermodel Cara Delevingne. The low cut black lace Burberry dress was off-set with some very Smokey eye makeup and bright red lips. Try these products to help get her look:

Witchypoo Loose Mineral Eye Shadow £5.29– use this with a dry brush on your eye lids then wet the brush to make a liquid liner for the edges of your lashes, top and bottom.

Desire Lipstick £7.99 – apply with a brush and if you would prefer a Matt look, dab a bit of loose foundation on top.

On the flip side, Emma Watson went for more toned down, natural makeup. One of her many dresses, a monochrome Chanel, made sure she oozed grown up glamour.

These products will give you flawless natural makeup, just like Emma:

Natural Eyeliner £5.99 – a subtle line across your top lashes will add definition but won’t be too harsh.

Candy girl Mineral Blush £ 7.29 – a light sweep of this on the apples of your cheeks will add a healthy glow

Flawless Matt Finishing Powder £12.49 – applied over your makeup this will give you extra staying power and will help with any face shine.

Let Lily Lolo bring out your inner glamour. x

 

Say Hello to Pressed by Lily Lolo – S/S 13 Collection

April 21st, 2013

 

Our brand new range of pressed mineral products launches with four eye shadow duos. Most of you have been eagerly waiting for a pressed range to be added to our award winning loose powder products.

Well, the wait is finally over!

Pressed Mineral Eye Shadow Duo

The centerpiece of the collection, the new duo’s effortlessly combine two gorgeous shades in long lasting complimentary colours. Use to create an easy everyday look or to add drama to the eyes by creating a more striking effect.

Natural Lipstick

Natural creamy lipsticks for beautiful and nourished lips. Now in Parisian Pink, a dusky rose shimmer and Rose Gold, a natural golden beige shimmer.

Natural Mascara

Creamy Lash Alert natural mascara is easy to apply and will volumise and lengthen lashes to produce a dramatic effect. Now in Brown

What’s your favourite?

 

 

Lily Lolo goes to print!

March 19th, 2013

We have been exceptionally busy in preparation for the launch of our new spring summer collection which will be available next month. Following on from the success of our Prime Focus Eyelid Primer which has been extremely popular, we will be introducing a brand new range of pressed mineral eye shadow products! This is an exciting extension to our popular range of loose mineral eye shadows. Some of our product development team took a trip down to the printers based in Halifax in the UK to check on the progress of the packaging.

While they were there, they got to have a tour around the factory to see what processes are involved in creating our very special boxes! There were lots of hi-tech machines for printing, cutting, folding and gluing. They were amazed at how much attention to detail is paid at every part of the production process to make sure the end result is flawless!

Our box supplier have lots of major clients in the cosmetic and pharmaceutical industry and you can only imagine how many boxes get printed each day (something like 10,000 an hour apparently!) and as a result how much waste is produced; therefore it was good to hear that all the waste is 100% recycled.  Here at Lily Lolo we want to make sure that every part of our supply chain supports our ethical stance. We are also proud to be supporting a UK business at a time when many companies are going overseas for lower costs regardless of the ethical implications.

Ahead of the launch we wanted to give you a sneak preview of what the packaging will look like for the new pressed eye shadow, hot off the printer… and available to buy soon!

Happy Mother’s Day from Lily Lolo!

March 10th, 2013

We hope you are all having a lovely time and all the mums out there are being treated and pampered on this special day.

We have been speaking to some of our regular customers this week to find out how they will celebrate this Mother’s day, whether you are sitting down to a home cooked roast or the family is having a meal at a fancy restaurant, everyone always wants to look their best!

Instead of the usual box of chocolates or bunch of flowers a lot of us have opted to treat our mums with some mineral make up!  For a special gift our collections always go down a treat! However, a lot of you have decided to buy your mums some of your favourite Lily Lolo products that you use yourselves as people are always commenting how refreshed and healthy your skin looks. The natural mineral foundation and the mineral blush have been popular choices.

Mums, for an easy way to create a glamorous day look with your new Lily Lolo products have a look at the video below and don’t forget to start with Prime Focus Eyelid Primer to make sure your mineral eye shadow lasts day to night!

Whatever gifts you have bought or received, we hope you have a wonderful day. Special Mum’s deserve celebrating and need spoiling.

Lily Lolo x

 

Eye love Spring!

March 8th, 2012

The sun is shining, the birds are singing and the flowers are blooming; Spring is definitely in the air! So it’s time to blow away the cobwebs of your tried and trusted winter makeup and spring clean your cosmetics bag!

Many of us get stuck in a bit of a rut with our eye makeup, wearing the same old black eye liner, but did you know that our rich silver grey eye liner makes a gorgeous alternative to black? It’s less harsh yet still gives striking definition and really emphasises the eyes, it makes them pop and best of all it suits all eye colours! What’s not to love?

If you want a change from wearing neutral eye shadows, why not go for a pretty contrast to your eye colour instead? Our Green Opal shade never fails to look stunning with brown eyes whilst still being delicate enough for a
spring day at the office. As dusk falls go daring with our ultimate jewel shade of Pixie Sparkle, this aqua green gem will always leave a lasting impression on those who catch your eye!

Both green and brown eyes can easily wear purples and lilacs, try our Golden Lilac shade if you want a delicate shimmer, its golden undertones makes the most of your natural eye colour.

For all of you blue eyed babies shades such as Bronze Sparkle swept across the eyelids makes a great daytime look, then team it up with Moonlight in the evening to make those peepers pop!

Mum’s The Word

March 5th, 2012

We all know that Mum’s are special which is why we’ve put together this gorgeous Mother’s Day Collection to treat mum and make her look and feel pampered!

This stunning Mother’s Day Collection echoes the current catwalk trends of peaches and neutral shades to give an on trend Spring look!

We’ve included the following irresistible products: Cherry Blossom, Honey Peach, Miami Taupe and our super soft Angled Blush Brush

Cherry Blossom is a pale peach-pink blush with subtle shimmer, it’s delicate and lightweight formula allows perfectly for buildable coverage. Contour and define effortlessly with the Angled Blush Brush.

Honey Peach is a perfect eye shadow to use as a base and with Miami Taupe blended into the socket you can add depth to make the eyes pop.

We’ve then wrapped it all up in our Lily Lolo gift box for just £25! and what’s more if you purchase this gift collection you’ll receive a FREE Eye Blending brush! (which is £35.00 worth of value)

Make Mum smile and give the gift of gorgeous makeup this Mother’s Day – Sunday 18th March!

SPF15 Mineral Foundation

January 27th, 2012

NEWSFLASH! We’re so excited here at LL HQ, our mineral foundations are back from SPF testing and have been rated SPF15. Now you can be safe in the knowledge that you’re helping to protect your skin whilst wearing our gorgeous foundation.

As many of you will be aware, not only is mineral make-up kind to skin and free from harsh ingredients it contains Titanium Dioxide which has natural sunscreen properties. The sunshine might not want to come out just yet but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t be protecting our beautiful skin from the harmful UV rays!

Whilst it’s essential to wear a good quality sunscreen all year round, why not help protect your skin even further with the added benefits of looking flawless in Lily Lolo mineral foundation SPF15!

Roll with It!

January 20th, 2012

7 Piece Luxury Brush Roll

We all know that achieving the best results in your makeup begins with using the right tools. With our 7 Piece Luxury Brush Collection you can do just that! Covering your essential brush needs you can create the perfect look whatever the occasion.

This vegan friendly collection is enveloped in a luxury faux leather roll case for the ultimate pampering experience in makeup  application, whilst keeping makeup brushes clean, safe and perfect for travelling.

New Year…New You!

January 4th, 2012

After the over indulgence of the Christmas holidays, January is the perfect time to put a new you into practice and what better way  to start then sorting out your make up bag and looking after your skin!

Our 5 easy steps to keep resolutions will set you in good stead for looking after your skin and boosting your confidence in 2012!

1 – Look after your skin! – Drinking plenty of water is the first step to healthy and hydrated skin.

Be sure to moisturise your skin before applying your mineral foundation and let it soak in fully before applying your foundation.

Mineral foundation is great for the skin as it allows skin to breathe, it doesn’t contain harsh chemicals and includes Zinc Oxide which is particularly good for its healing and antibacterial properties. We would always recommend removing your make up before going to sleep, whilst our make-up is extremely gentle, a good skincare routine is invaluable for giving you a good base to apply your make-up to.

2 – Now’s the time to try a Lily Lolo mineral foundation if you haven’t yet had the confidence to change from your usual  brand or liquid / cream foundation, You’ll be amazed!

Mineral foundation covers like nothing else, not only that, it doesn’t lay in a thick obvious way on top of your skin; it buffs in  beautifully to give the illusion of flawless, bare skin. When your skin requires less coverage, just apply less, you don’t need a heavy foundation AND a tinted moisturiser!

Our Ready, Set Glow kits (available in 3 shade options for just £11.99 +p&p) are a great way of finding your shade and come complete with our gorgeous Baby Buki Brush to give you a taste of just how super soft our brushes are!

3 – Try something new! – Don’t get stuck in rut with using the same shades day in, day out.  Our make-up comes in a wide variety of shades that are suitable for most skin-tones so be bold in 2012.

Mineral eye shadow is so versatile that it doesn’t have to just be in a solid colour across the eyelid, our shades blend together beautifully with our Blending Brush, shades such as, Parma Violet & Mystery, Gold Digger & Golden Lilac, Hush & Khaki Sparkle look stunning when used together, or why not try a daring flash of colour such as Pixie Sparkle, Plumberry
Hill
or Deep Purple
with the eye shadow used wet and applied with our Eye Definer or Eye Detail – Eye Smudge Brush.

Experiment with your blush shade, usually a fan of pinks or peach? Try combining the best of both worlds with shades such as Cherry Blossom and Clementine, these gorgeous Peachy pink shades suit most skin-tones and can be built in light layers to give varying intensity of colour. Or why not go a shade more daring? Add sculpted intensity with shades such as Rosebud and Blushing Rose.

4 – Keep lips moisturised whatever the weather! A good quality lip balm or gloss is essential for keeping lips soft, supple and nourished throughout the year.   Our natural lip glosses are rich in vitamin e and organic jojoba oil so perfect for keeping lips protected. Subtle shades such as Peachy Keen give an understated glamour with just a hint of shimmer whilst bolder shades such as Scandalips and Bitten Pink give a slick of colour with a rich, non-sticky formula lips feels moisturised all day long!

5 – Keep your make-up tools as clean and healthy as your skin! – It’s important to keep your makeup brushes clean as you don’t want them harbouring any nasty bacteria; ideally they should be washed once a week. We’d recommend washing our Synthetic Make-up Brushes using a mild shampoo (baby shampoo is great!) pour a little into the palm of your hand and gently swish the brush before rinsing it in warm water and allowing the brush to dry naturally on its side. Avoid getting any water into the ferrule as water can affect the glue bond that holds the bristles together.

Make 2012 your year! Lily Lolo x

Moonlight mineral eyeshadow – one of our favourites!

December 6th, 2010

If you’re looking for a rich, luxurious eyeshadow shade, Moonlight will be perfect for you. Its shimmering, glistening finish has deep warMoonlight-brown-eyeshadowm, brown undertones.

Brown eyeshadows are very neutral and suit all eye colours, making them perfect makeup bag staples for everyone.

Try one of our favourite combinations by applying a base of Vanilla Shimmer eyeshadow over the eyelid and blending towards the brow bone. Then take your Moonlight and shade from the outer corner, deepening the strength of the colour into the socket. Next dampen an eyeliner brush and mix some moonlight in the lid of your jar. Paint your eyeline as close to the lashes as possible. A thicker line gives a heavier finish. The Moonlight eyeshadow looks completely different when wet, give a stunning combination against the dry shaded lid.

Choosing your eyeshadow:

Remember these rules for choosing eyeshadows to complement your eye colour.

– If you have brown eyes most eyeshadow shades will look great. As browns are so neutral, colours sit alongside perfectly

– If you have blue or green eyes, browns also work perfectly – you might also consider buying shades with golden undertones, such as Gold Digger and Sticky Toffee.

– If you have grey or hazel eyes, select shades to contrast your eye colour, or a shade which is a very close match. Consider Mystery, Golden Lilac or a contrast like Pink Champagne.

Synthetic or natural hair makeup brushes?

October 7th, 2010

The choice between natural hair and synthetic for makeup brushes is a personal one – there’s really not much in it with performance. Natural hair  use the hair from animals which have been gently brushed to obtain the hair – it’s a by product and would naturally be shed by the animal.

Kabuki makeup brushA selection of our makeup brushes are synthetic and therefore suitable for vegans; they do not use any animal hair in their soft and supple bristles. In fact long, drawn out synthetic fibres make soft, flexible makeup brushes, these fibres are created especially for makeup application are perform in the same way as a natural hair or fibre would.

Our synthetic makeup brushes, such as the Kabuki and Super Buffer have been developed using a manmade fibre known as toyokalon. The toyokalon fibres are supple and hardwearing so they don’t break easily, shed or clump together in mats. It means you can apply your makeup day after day, without having to worry about them becoming a tangled mess, or shedding fibres onto your face.

The toyokalon is perfect fibre for use in our famous Super Kabuki brush and Super Buffer – both products designed for firm and regular use.

The same type of hair that is commonly used in hair extensions and wigs, toyokalon is a form of plastic which can be washed gently in the same way as any natural hair. It will also feel the same as natural hair when wet.

Remember, when washing the brushes be careful not to get water into the ferule (where the glue holds the hair into the base), always hold the brush so water runs downwards. Also resist any temptations to blow dry makeup brushes – it will only loosen the glue bonds which could result in the brush beginning to shed fibres.

Some of our favourite synthetic brushes include:

The best-selling Super Kabuki

The Super Buffer

The Concealer brush