Help choosing your mineral foundation shade

January 14, 2011

Our customer services team love to help you choose your mineral foundation shade – but just before you pick up the phone try following our step by step guide to help you make the decision on your own. After all, it can be very difficult recommending a shade for you when we can’t actually see you.

Step 1

Time to determine the undertone of your natural skin tone. Our mineral foundations are suitable for all skin tones, and are available with either warm, cool or neutral undertones. Baffled? Don’t worry, we’ll explain.

323T0517 1024x360 Help choosing your mineral foundation shadeWarm undertones are generalised by a skin tone with a more yellowy tone to it. It’s not an obvious yellow, but the tones are warmer. So for example if you have an olive complexion or have an Asian complexion you’re likely to have the warm undertones we’ve described.

Cool undertones can be generalised by a more pinky tint within the skin. You’re more likely to have the ‘English Rose’ type complexion.

If you’re not sure and think you sit in-between the two try neutral foundation shades – some of these are our top sellers, as they suit most skin tones irrelevant of the subtle undertone.

Step 2

Check against the veins in your wrists – it might sound funny, but in people with warmer skin tones the veins in the wrists show more green, and in people with cooler skin tones the veins show as more blue in colour.

Step 3

Select your category. Our foundations are split into the following categories – pale (for the very palest of them all our Porcelain has been described as one of the palest foundations available on the cosmetics market). Light – for the fairly pale group, you’ll find some of our best sellers like Blondie and Barely Buff in this category. Light –medium – you’re likely to be naturally quite light skinned, but tan easily. Medium – you’re likely to tan easily and hold the colour for most of the year, or have an olive or Asian complexion. And finally, our tan category caters for the deeper skin tones, up to our richest shades of Cinnamon and Hot Chocolate.

Step 4

Sample! Our samples are inexpensive and are there to make your buying decision easier. We always recommend trying a minimum of three samples – always try to select a shade lighter and darker than the one you think you might be.

Good luck!

243 Responses to “Help choosing your mineral foundation shade”

  1. Madhura Says:

    hey hie. i m still a bit confused about the skin tones. though i m an indian, i m not dark but u cant even cal me fair- slightly fairer than the medium skin tone. the veins in my wrist appear quite green n d skin is slightly pale. kindly help me with the selection of sample foundation n concealer shades.

  2. Lily Lolo Says:

    Hi Madhura, we’d suggest trying samples of foundation with warm or yellowy undertones – shades like Cookie, Saffron and Butterscotch. Maybe you’d like to try a sample of Peepo concealer too. LLx

  3. Catherine Says:

    Hi

    I recently bought a sample of ‘in the buff’ and I wore it last night with a sample of ‘Blush away’ cover up on the bottom of my cheeks as I get mild red blotches and i was really pleased with the look. The thing is I was wearing a little fake tan however and I don’t always wear fake tan. I’m unsure as to buy ‘in the buff’ or could you recommend the next shade down from ‘in the buff’ please as unsure if it might be slightly too dark without fake tan. Any suggestions on what I should go for and also am i to put the cover up on over the foundation or underneath it. Many thanks.

  4. Lily Lolo Says:

    Hi Catherine,

    It sounds like you might like to try Barely Buff foundation, the next shade down from In the Buff. Your concealer can be applied under or over your foundation as it’s so versatile, you’ll probably need to look at samples of Barely Beige and Blondie concealer.

    Good luck

    LL x

  5. Sami Says:

    Hi,

    I’m quite a light skinned Asian girl, I tried the samples popcorn and butterscotch but they were orangey and so i brought warm peach. I think its slightly lighter than my skin though, it doesn’t look ashy but i look really light. With the light medium shades it says in the description that its for skins that tan easily, but my skin never ever tans so I don’t know what shade to try next. The warm peach is a close match but i think i could get a better match, help!

    Thanks

  6. Lily Lolo Says:

    Hi Sami,

    It sounds like you might need to just add a little Popcorn in with your Warm Peach, you might just fall inbetween these shades. Then your match should be just about perfect! :-)

    Lily Lolo x

  7. neroli Says:

    Hi,
    I tried In the Buff, it’s slightly orangie for my skin. While the popcorn is too yellowy. I hadnt try others yet. I found it very difficult to find the ones that disappear on my skin.

    Is Barely buff the one?

    Thanks!

  8. Lily Lolo Says:

    It sounds like Barely Buff might be the best one for you to try :-) LL x

  9. Kirsty Says:

    Someone bought me a pot of theWarm peach Foundation, however although it looks okaywhen ipu t it on using thelight over the bathroom mirror, in natural light it looks a bit orange. I also suffer a few spots now and then so need something to cover them. From the decription above i think i fall into the skin with cool under tones, althoughthe veins in my wrist look purple.
    I haven’t had much experience with make up and would love some advice.

  10. tessiebee Says:

    Hello, I wonder if you could suggest a foundation for me. From the neck down I am very pale with blue veins in my wrists but acne and scarring has left my face very red and shiny. I’m not surewhich foundation will help tone the redness without making me look fake?

  11. Lily Lolo Says:

    You’re right, with the veins in your wrists looking purple, this indicates that you are cool toned, and the Warm Peach looks slightly too orange on you because this shade is for warmer undertones
    We would recommend that you try the following shades in sample sizes:
    Blondie (balanced undertones)
    Candy Cane (cool undertones)
    You can also customize and mix the shades together if you wish
    We would also recommend that you try the Blush Away cover up, it’s a green tinted concealer that helps to counteract the appearance of any redness on the skin and should be lightly applied before your foundation
    I hope this helps

  12. tessiebee Says:

    Thank you!

  13. Lily Lolo Says:

    It sounds as though you have cool undertones with you saying that your veins are blue,

    With your skin being shiny we would first recommend that you try a light dusting of the Flawless Matte powder as a primer before your foundation, this has natural oil absorbing properties to it.

    We would suggest that you then follow this up with some of our Blush Away cover up, which is a green tinted concealer to help disguise the appearance of any redness

    We would then recommend that you try samples of the following foundation shades:

    Porcelain (palest with balanced undertones) China Doll (pale-light with balanced undertones) Candy Cane (light with cool undertones)

    I hope this helps

  14. Maria Says:

    The tip about the wrists really helped! My face is all covered with coupe rosa, so I’ve thought all my life I was cool-toned. Then I checked my wrists and BAM, warm-tones. I use Blush away to reduce the redness when it’s more strong, and otherwise during the winter Porcelain is pretty perfect. I’m getting China doll for summer (it seems to cover a bit better since it’s slightly darker) and maybe mix them up… oh I wish there was a shade between those two! :D

    Anyways, thanks for tips!

  15. Celia Says:

    Hi

    Hope you can help with another query.

    I wanted to order some samples of the foundation, concealer, finishing powder and bronzer.

    I have blondie/brown hair, its quite a warm hair colour, though quite pink/rosy cheeks and blue veins on my wrist. Generally I am on the paler side of the spectrum.

    I thought a concealer would be good for evening out some redness around my nose and mouth area.

    Which samples would you recommend?

    Many thanks in advance.

  16. Lily Lolo Says:

    Hi

    Thanks for your query, we would recommend that you try the following foundation samples:

    Candy Cane
    China Doll
    Blondie

    For the concealer we recommend Blush Away for neutralizing any redness, followed by foundation and then Blondie concealer.

    We would recommend a sample of Flawless Matte if skin oily or Translucent Silk if skin normal/dry, followed by Waikiki bronzer

    I hope this helps

  17. Lily Lolo Says:

    Hi There
    We would recommend you try the foundation samples in:
    Candy Cane
    China Doll
    Blondie
    We would also recommend the Blush Away cover up, which is green tinted to help disguise the appearance of any redness
    I hope this helps

  18. Mins Says:

    Hi there,

    My MAC foundation match is NC45 and I was wondering what would be the best samples to try. I also have very oily skin so wondered what would help my make-up last – would the flawless silk finishing powder be suitable for my skin tone? I’m on the hunt for wedding day make-up!! : )

  19. Lily Lolo Says:

    Hi There

    We would recommend the following foundation samples to try:

    Dusky
    Coffee Bean
    Saffron

    For oily skin we would recommend the Flawless Matte worn as a primer underneath the foundation with Flawless silk over the top to help set it, these can also be purchased as samples to try out first

    I hope this helps

  20. - Says:

    Hi,

    I’m a asian gal who has uneven skin tone. I’m tanned in nature. Would you be able to help to find a suitable foundation for me?

  21. Lily Lolo Says:

    We would recommend that you try the following shades in sample sizes:

    Warm Honey
    Cookie
    Saffron

    All shades are excellent at evening out the complexion too!

    I hope this helps

  22. Jo Says:

    hi,

    i find porcelain is a little too light for me nad blondie a little too pink, but china doll is nearly perfect for my natural skin colour, however i generally wear fake tan most of the time, what colour would you suggest for this?

  23. Stevie Says:

    Hi,

    I use MAC foundation in NC25 (currently their mineral liquid foundation but have used other previously, all with the same match) & my skin is normal. Can you please recommend Foundation samples to try as well as a bronzer (I’m guessing South Beach might suit?)?

    Also, how best to select the right blusher?

    Thanks!!

  24. Lily Lolo Says:

    Hi Stevie

    We would recommend trying samples from our light- medium and medium categories to match your foundation,

    Light – Medium : In The Buff (neutral undertones) and Popsicle (cool pinky undertones)
    Medium : Cookie (neutral undertones) and Cool Caramel (cool pinky undertones)

    If you are looking for a matte bronzer then South Beach would be ideal to try, if you would like a little shimmer then take a look at Bondi Bronze too.

    Please advise if you usually go for a matte or shimmer finish in a blush and if you prefer pinks, peaches or browns and then we can advise the best shades for you to look at.
    We hope this helps

  25. Lily Lolo Says:

    Hi

    We would suggest trying a sample of Warm Peach as this has warm peachy undertones or Barely Buff as this is a light shade with neutral undertones so one of these may be suitable for you
    Don’t forget that you can mix our shades too, if you find China Doll is nearly perfect then try mixing this with just a little Warm Peach or Barely Buff so that you find your perfect match

    We hope this helps

    Kind Regards

  26. Elaine Says:

    Hi
    Im oriental but have quite a pale skin for an oriental girl, so I am told. I’ve checked my wrist and my veins are blue in colour so I am in the cool tone.

    I’m wanting to purchase some samples to try and thinking, maybe Barely buff, Candy Cane, Popcorn for its yellow tone, In the buff or maybe even Blondie? I don’t wish to look too pale or too orangey looking!

    I am currently using Bella Pierre Mineral in Ivory but find it doesn’t stay matt and have to reapply after a few hours.

    My skin is combination, greasy down the T zone and some areas around the cheeks and I do have one or two spots that appear now and again.
    Could you please advise me on which shades you think are suitable for me?
    Many thanks
    Elaine

  27. Lily Lolo Says:

    If you are wanting a shade with cool, pinky undertones then samples of Candy Cane and perhaps Popsicle would be good for you to try

    For neutral and warmer undertones you may like to look at the following shades,

    Blondie and Barely Buff – Neutral

    Warm Peach and Popcorn – Warm Peachy undertones

    If you wanted a shade with much more yellow undertones then Butterscotch may be suitable for you but as you have mentioned that you are pale then you may like to mix this with a lighter shade as this falls into our medium category

    We would suggest that the neutral and warm undertone shades would be a closer match to the shade you are currently using then a shade with cool, pinky undertones would be.

    In order to gain extra staying power for your foundation and combat any oil or shine we would recommend trying a sample of our Flawless Matte finishing powder as this has oil absorbing properties, you can apply this as a base before your foundation and also apply a light dusting after your make up too.

    We hope this helps

  28. Elaine Says:

    Thank you! I will try out all the shades you recommended with the samples you have. It’s such a great idea to be able to buy samples.

    I think the Butterscotch, although has yellow tones may be too yellow for me.
    I also purchased the Nude Concealer but find it a little pale for me, should have gone for the Barely Beige. Hopefully I can mix this with another shade to create the perfect shade.
    Thank you!

  29. Lily Lolo Says:

    If you are finding Nude Concealer a little light then you may need to try Caramel as this is the next shade darker, Barely Beige is a shade lighter than Nude.

    Yes, you can mix the concealers together to ensure that you get your perfect match.

    We hope this helps

  30. Stevie Says:

    Hi,

    I usually go for pinky/peachy blushers as I am quite pale!

    Thanks

  31. Stevie Says:

    ooops for got to say that I have been using cream blushers for a while so am looking for a natural finish – not sure therefore if I would prefer a shimmer or a matt finish…

  32. Vikki Says:

    Hi, I use Mac face & body A59. What shade should I go for as a mineral foundation?

    Thanks

  33. Lily Lolo Says:

    Hi There,

    Is shade number A59 the same as N2? As we cannot see any foundation shades listed with MAC beginning with the letter A.

  34. Vikki Says:

    Hi, Sorry my mistake. I just checked & the shade is C2. Can you advise best Lilylolo match?

    Thanks

  35. Lily Lolo Says:

    Hi There

    We would recommend that you try samples in the following shades of foundation:

    Blondie
    Barely Buff
    Popcorn

    We hope this helps LL x

  36. Lynne Says:

    Please help. I currently use Max Factor Age Renew No 70 Natural foundation for mature skin. I would like to try mineral foundation, what shades of samples would you recommend. Thanks.

  37. Lily Lolo Says:

    We would recommend that you try samples of:

    Popcorn
    Barely Buff
    In The Buff

    We hope this helps! LLx

  38. Sharon Says:

    Hi!

    I have been going wrong all these years and now thanks to you, I realise I have warm skin tone judging by the green veins. So, I’d like to start from scratch…

    I have pale skin with very red cheeks and tend to get a bit oily around the nose and forehead.

    I have very dark hair and green eyes and tend to veer towards the paler end of the spectrum as I never tan!!

    Anyway, any help towards not looking like a member of the Cullen family would be appreciated!

    Thanks!!

  39. Lily Lolo Says:

    Hi There

    We recommend you start with a dusting of our Flawless Matte finishing powder before foundation, then try the Warm Peach foundation, this is our lightest shade with warm undertones, both of these are available in sample sizes at just £1.29 each plus p&p

    Our Blush Away concealer will help counteract the redness so apply this before foundation then finish with another light dusting of Flawless Matte to help banish any shine.

    We hope this helps! Lily Lolo x

  40. Louise Says:

    Hi

    My skin tans quite easily but is really yellow.I cannot decide what would be best for me between Warm Honey…Butterscotch….or Saffron.

    Ive recently tried my friends mineral foundation from Avon in the colour Shell which made my face look quite white and i think was to pink for me.

    Any help you could give me on finding a shade would be appreciated :) Thanks

  41. pr Says:

    Hi there, I have bought samples including Warm Peach, Popcorn and Warm honey (too dark). I may be a Warm Peach or Popcorn – but I was wondering what shade has more “yellow” in it – and which shade is lighter? I think I am looking for a shade that is like Butterscotch (but which I have not tried) but in the much lighter/paler range.

  42. Lily Lolo Says:

    Hi There

    We would recommend that you try samples of Butterscotch and Saffron, as these have stronger olive/yellow undertones than the Warm Honey, which is warmer with peachy undertones

    You can also mix the shades together to achieve your perfect match!

    We hope this helps,
    Lily Lolo x

  43. Lily Lolo Says:

    Hi There

    The foundations that you’ve sampled so far are warm shades, having peachy/yellow undertones to them.

    The lightest shade you’ve tried is Warm Peach, we would advise mixing this along with a little Butterscotch which has stronger yellow undertones.

    We hope this helps, Lily Lolo x

  44. Alison Says:

    Hi There,

    I’ve never found a foundation to suit me, they are always too yellow or orange. My veins are purple, so I presume I’ve got cool undertones. I’d say I had quite pale skin with freckles although I don’t necessarily want to disguise these. I’ve got red patches below my cheeks and have dark circles under my eyes. I’ve never been able to cover my dark circles efficiently. Could you point me in the right direction for concealer and foundation shades that I could try?

    Thanks

  45. Marta Says:

    Hi,

    I bought your Barely Buff, and it’s perfect for my skin. I would try your concealer, is Barely Beige a good match? And about blushes, I would try Rosy Apple or Blushing Rose, are they ok? I’ve got light skin, green veins, brown hair and grey-green eyes. I’ve also natural pink-red blushes, but with pink blushes I look like Heidi… Sometimes in the past I put on some bronzer instead of blush, but I wasn’t happy. Please help me.
    Thank you

  46. admin Says:

    Hi There

    We would recommend that you try the following foundation samples:

    Porcelain – Balanced undertones
    China Doll – Balanced undertones
    Candy Cane – Cool undertones

    These are just £1.29 each plus p&p.

    We also have two colour correctors that will help with your skin issues. Blush Away is a green tinted corrector, worn underneath foundation to counteract the appearance of redness. Then PeepO is a yellow based corrector to help counteract dark circles, this can also be mixed with foundation to lighten the yellow shade if required.

    The colour correctors are just £7.29 each plus p&p.

    We hope this helps

    Lily Lolo x

  47. Lily Lolo Says:

    Hi There

    Yes the Barely beige concealer is a great match to the Barely Buff foundation.
    Rosy Apple blush has brown undertones whereas the Blushing Rose is a pinky/brown. From what you’ve said we think you might prefer the Blushing Rose shade more.

    We hope this helps
    Lily Lolo x

  48. Punky Says:

    Hi,
    I wear light in id bare minerals, but it’s a little on the yellow side for me. What lily lolo foundation should I try?

  49. Clo Says:

    Hi,

    I have fairly pale skin which tans slowly but well and I have quite bad acne. I’ve always been told that I’m olive skinned. Pale liquid foundations always made me look washed out but ones that are too dark made me look orange. My veins are no help!!
    When I visited one of your stockists (in the summer months) I was told that Cookie and Warm Honey were the ones for me, however, I feel they look a little yellow, even more so now it’s winter, and I prefer the more neutral / beige look. Any recommendations??

    PS – I love your make up, the coverage, the staying power, the price, everything… Now if I can just find the perfect shade…

    Thanks, Clo. xx

  50. Lily Lolo Says:

    Hi

    Our Popcorn foundation is the closest match to BE Light, but with you finding this too yellow we would recommend you try the following samples which have more balanced undertones instead and are just £1.29 plus p&p:

    Barely Buff
    In The Buff

    LL Team x

  51. Lily Lolo Says:

    Hi

    Thanks for your question, it’s great to hear how much you love our products!

    We would advise you to try the following foundation samples at just £1.29 each plus p&p:

    Barely Buff – balanced undertones
    In The Buff – balanced undertones
    Popsicle – cooler undertones

    We hope this helps

    LL Team x

  52. Sarah Says:

    Hi, I have samples and bought products but find foundations too orangey, or too pale. I have used Prestige Mineral Makeup, which I love, but I’d rather buy from a UK based companies products. Can you recommend something that might match Pestigate fair, then I can order some samples. I love your company, I just want to find the foundation that works as well as the Prestigate, which boots don’t sell any more.
    Many thanks for your help
    Sarah

  53. Lily Lolo Says:

    Hi Sarah

    We would recommend that you try samples of the following shades:

    China Doll
    Blondie
    Warm Peach

    We hope this helps

    Lily Lolo x

  54. zara Says:

    hi!
    i wanted to ask if the equivalent of the Micabella mineral foundation in ‘cappuccino’ would be ‘saffron’??

    i have medium asian/indian skin but can seem very light or even dark on different days! and also seem to have different colour patches on my face ( dark and light patches) but do have clear skin.
    the veins in my wrist seem green.

    i have never ever used any make up before and would realy like to try! i was approached by the micabella people at the shopping centre who tried cappuccino on me. LL definiately has a better rep! could you please recomend any shades for me??

    thank you! x

  55. Warm? Says:

    Hi,I have tried your samples and I find popsicle is most natural look for me.Still I can´t believe its the best,because I feel I have warm, more like mediterranean and light-medium skintone.I can`t say the colour of my vains,so I think I´m neutral,but in the buff is little orange for me and barely buff looks very light. Shoud I believe that I´m cool/pink? :D
    Thank you for help.

  56. Warm? Says:

    I forgot to say that I´m tanning very easily.

  57. Lily Lolo Says:

    Hi Zara

    Thanks for your question

    We would recommend trying samples of Butterscotch and Saffron if you are wanting a shade with yellow undertones like Cappuccino, however Cookie and Warm Honey are also very popular shades for Asian skin-tones and are in our medium category so may work nicely for you with how you have described your skin.

    You can purchase samples of each shade for just £1.29 each + p&p at the following link, http://www.lilylolo.co.uk/sp+mineral-foundation-spf-15+001

    We hope this helps

  58. Lily Lolo Says:

    Hi

    With you saying you have warm undertones we would recommend you try a sample of our Popcorn foundation as this is warmer than Barely Buff. You can also mix shades together to achieve your own customised shade.

    Lily Lolo x

  59. Sarah Says:

    Thank you Lily Lolo team. I ordered the recommended samples and to my surprise warm peach is perfect. I would have thought that was too orange (thinking of peaches), but not at all, it is perfect. I have now ordered a full size pot and one or two extra treats too :-)

    Thanks for your help. Your service is always just perfect.

    Sarah

  60. Lily Lolo Says:

    No problem!

    Thanks for letting us know.

  61. Amanda Says:

    Hi there,
    I’m using the Barely Buff which is great for my skin. I’m going away to a hot country & wondered if I should take a slightly darker one for when I get a tan? Also – I’ve always had very dark circles under my eys & nothing will cover them. I’ve tried PeepO but it seemsquite yellow on me & looks dry under my eyes. Anything else I should be using? Thank you!

  62. Lily Lolo Says:

    We would recommend that you try a sample of ‘In The Buff’ which is the next shade up from Barely Buff.

    Try mixing a little bit of your foundation with PeepO to lighten it slightly and apply over moisturised eyes.

    Kind regards

    Lily Lolo x

  63. Amanda Says:

    Hi,

    I am currently using bare essentials mineral foundation shade ‘fairly medium’. What would the equivalent lily lolo shade of foundation be?

    Many Thanks

  64. Lily Lolo Says:

    Hi Amanda,

    We’d recommend trying a sample of Candy Cane as this is our closest match with cool pinky undertones
    You may also like to try samples of Popsicle as this is the next shade darker along with China Doll which is a slightly lighter shade with neutral undertones.

    Kind Regards
    Lily Lolo x

  65. anna Says:

    Hi!

    today I received by mail some samples and popcorn and warm honey are the best for me… but I cannot choose between the too :( warmo honey is a little dark than popcorn? on my skin they look almost the same..

  66. anna Says:

    ops I wrote too instead of two :)

  67. Lily Lolo Says:

    Hi Anna
    It sounds as though Popcorn is the best match for you. Please try this shade alone and if it blends into your jawline nicely then this will be the right shade for you. If it’s slightly ashy then we would advise mixing Warm Honey and Popcorn together to achieve your own customised shade. We hope this helps! Lily Lolo x

  68. Melissa Says:

    Hi,

    I have been using bare essentials mineral foundation medium tan. What would
    be the best match with lily lo lo??

  69. Lily Lolo Says:

    Hi Melissa

    The closest match to medium tan would be Cool Caramel as this is our medium shade which has cool pinky undertones.

    We hope this helps
    Lily Lolo x

  70. jo Says:

    Hi,

    I want to find a mineral foundation and concealer but have no idea what colours to try , I have used liquid foundations in the past and have been told colours like rose ivory suit me. I would say my veins look mostly green.

    Please could you recommend some colours in the foundation and concealer to try, I do not like looking to dark as I like to add bronzer on my cheeks.

    Many Thanks

    Jo

  71. Lily Lolo Says:

    Hi Jo

    We would recommend finding your foundation shade first and then we can match up your concealer shade correctly, for our suggested foundation shades the Barely Beige concealer would be a good match.
    You would be best to try neutral or warm undertone shades, you may like to try samples of light shades, Blondie, Barely Buff and Warm Peach, these are avaialble for just £1.29 each + p&p.

    We hope this helps
    Lily Lolo x

  72. Gizelle Says:

    Hi are the shades you see on the website exactly how you see them or are they slightly lighter/darker on the skin and also i use bare minerals at the moment my shade is medium beige but i feel my complexion has just a hint more of a yellow undertone to it. Do u have any advice of what shade to go for

  73. Lily Lolo Says:

    Hi Gizelle

    We try to represent the colours shown as true to the colour you receive but monitor settings may vary slightly so we would always recommend trying samples of the foundation first in order to find your correct shade.

    In The Buff is the closest shade that we have to Medium Beige so would recommend trying a sample of that, you may also like to look at Butterscotch as this is our lightest shade with yellow undertones,

    We hope this helps

    Kind Regards
    Lily Lolo x

  74. Helen Says:

    Hi
    In 2009 I used your Popsicle foundation every day, it was the perfect shade for me.
    By the time I re-ordered a few months later you had changed the colours of your foundations but kept the names:-( & Popsicle became way too orange. No-one could tell me which shade was now the equivalent of the original Popsicle. I tried Candy Cane, In the Buff & Barely Buff but none were right.
    Since then I’ve tried loads of other brands & only Earthnicity’s comes close – their Porcelain shade is perfect for me but the staying power doesn’t quite match that of Lily Lolo.
    So of course my question is which of your shades replaced the original Popsicle, please? Does anyone know?
    Thanks

  75. Lily Lolo Says:

    Hi Helen

    Customer Services will be in touch with you regarding this today

    Kind Regards
    Lily Lolo x

  76. Denise Says:

    Hi,

    I have been using the Medium Beige shade from Bare Esentuals. I have medium skin tone but i think i may be in between yellow & pink undertone. My veins seem blue & green. I have a deep tan in summer but lighter in the winter. My hair is dark brown and my eyes are green.

    Can you recommed the best shade for me?

    Kind Regards.

  77. Lily Lolo Says:

    Hi Denise

    Our closest match would be In The Buff which is a light to medium shade with neutral undertones. You may also like to try the shade lighter, Barely Buff and the shade darker which is Cookie.

    We hope this helps

    Kind Regards

    Lily Lolo x

  78. Gwen Says:

    Hi,
    I am asian, I have a light medium skin with warm undertone. I have acne and redness. Can you recommend the best shade for me? But I am afraid to have a too yellow shade or a “ghost” shade! :)
    I don’t know how to choose between “barely buff” and “popcorn”.
    And can you tell me which concealer will suit me the best? (Nude or Barely beige)
    My mac foudation is NC25.

    Kinds regards.

  79. Lily Lolo Says:

    Hi Gwen
    We would recommend that you try samples of the Barely Buff, Popcorn and Butterscotch foundations. These are just £1.29 each plus p&p making it a really affordable way to try them all. Barely Buff has neutral undertones, Popcorn is warmer and Butterscotch has olive tones. We would advise that you try these before buying a concealer as the matching shade would very much depend upon which foundation suited you the best.
    We hope this helps
    Lily Lolo x

  80. fedu Says:

    hey i was wandering what would be th equivalent shade of “LIGHT of bare minerals” for Lily Lolo..I am middle eastern but rather pale..my skin is more on the neutral side than the yellow one although i can’t use pink based foundation either.

    I previously ordered warm peach, popcorn and butterscotch and butterscotch was away too dark and yellow while warm peach was slightly too light and yellow as well FINALLY i order in the buff which seemed the best option at last although i think there are more pink pigment to it?
    I don’t know what to do..

  81. Lily Lolo Says:

    Hi There
    Our closest match to BM ‘Light’ is Popcorn which we can see you’ve tried already. We think if you try mixing the Warm Peach and Popcorn together this should create a nore natural, customised match for your skintone. It sounds as though In The Buff is too pink for you because its undertones are more balanced than the Warm Peach and Popcorn.
    If that combination is too yellow for you, try mixing the Warm Peach and In The Buff together instead. We hope this helps! Lily Lolo x

  82. fedu Says:

    thank you so much Lily lolo..btw one more question what concealaar would suit best for a mix of warm peach and in the buff?

  83. Lily Lolo Says:

    Hi There
    We would recommend the Nude concealer as this shade sits nicely in the middle of our range of cover ups.
    We hope this helps. Lily Lolo x

  84. ally Says:

    Hi!! i was really interested in getting your foundation but couldnt decide on a shade!! i wear revlon colorstay 150 buff but its been breaking me out!! so i decided minerals!!!! i was looking at warm peach? also im nc20-25ish.. please recommend a color!

  85. Lily Lolo Says:

    Hi Ally

    For light, warm skintones you’re right, Warm Peach would be a good sample for you to try. You may also like to look at our light neutral shades which are Blondie and Barely Buff.
    Our samples are priced at just £1.29 each + p&p
    Let us know how you get on

    Kind Regards
    Lily Lolo x

  86. alexandra Says:

    Does this mineral foundation hold up all day on slightly oily skin an does it rub off on clothes like if is sweat would it rub off and disappear or appear on clothes ?

  87. Lily Lolo Says:

    Hi Alexandra

    Our mineral foundation is extremely long lasting and great to use if you have oily skin.
    If you wanted extra staying powder we’d recommend trying our Flawless Matte powder too, it contains natural oil absorbing properties so is ideal for oily skin and combatting shine. Flawless Matte can be used as a base before foundation as well as a finishing powder on top to prolong wear and give a natural matte finish.

    You can try samples of both foundation and Flawless Matte for just £1.29 each + p&p

    We hope this helps

    Kind Regards
    Lily Lolo x

  88. Hannah C Says:

    Hi,

    I’m really interested in buying some foundation having bought a blusher and been really pleased with it but am unsure as to what would suit me best. I have used Bare Minerals Medium Beige in the past and this was fine most days but sometimes looked a little orangey in the daytime. Which of your shades would you recommend?

    Thank you!

  89. Lily Lolo Says:

    Hi Hannah,
    We’re really pleased that you’ve found a suitable blush from our range. For your foundation you can purchase sample sizes to start with to ensure that you find the best match for your skin tone, these are just £1.29 each plus p&p.
    Our closest shade to BM medium beige is our ‘In The Buff’ shade, but with you saying the medium beige looked a little orange you may find that In The Buff is more suitable for you in the summer months instead. We also recommend you try Barely Buff and Popcorn.
    We hope this helps and let us know how you get on.
    Kind regards
    Lily Lolo x

  90. Sam Says:

    My favourite foundation is being discontinued and I have heard good things about lily lolo. I have a pot of medium beige bare minerals foundation which when I compare to my current favourite shade is at least a shade too dark and is a little too pink whereas mine is a little lighter and a little more yellow although I still think it has a touch of pink mixed with the yellow hue (maybe neutral to yellow undertones?) I was going to order barely buff but are there others I should consider, maybe popcorn or warm peach?

  91. Nicola Says:

    Hi,

    I’d love to try your foundation but I’m not sure of what shade I would be. I wore fair and fairly light mixed together in bareminerals. Which of your shades would you recommend for me?

    Thanks :)

  92. Lily Lolo Says:

    Hi Sam
    Thanks for your question.
    We would say you’re definitely considering the right shades to try with Barely Buff and Popcorn. We sell samples at just £1.29 each plus p&p which makes it an affordable way to try different shades. The Barely Buff shade has balanced undertones and the Popcorn is slightly warmer. We think that Warm Peach may be a little too pale for you so we wouldn’t advise that one so much.
    We hope this helps and please let us know how you get on!
    Kind regards
    Lily Lolo x

  93. Lily Lolo Says:

    Hi Nicola

    We would recommend that you try the following foundation shades in sample sizes at just £1.29 each plus p&p:
    China Doll – similar shade to BM fair
    Blondie – (inbetween the two)
    Barely Buff – similar shade to BM fairly light

    We hope this helps and let us know how you find them!
    Kind regards
    Lily Lolo x

  94. Anna Says:

    Hello,

    First of all I would like to thank you for your nice home pages! They are very customer friendly and easy to use.

    I am looking for a foundation for the summer that would be slightly darker than what I am using now. I have been using from Bare Escentuals a mixture of light and fairly light which has been good I have fair and pale scandinavian skin tone that tans easily in the summer. I think I may be in between yellow & neutral undertone. My eyes are green.

    I have also tried Bare Escentuals golden medium, which is a bit too dark and yellow. I have also tried medium tan which is too dark and red and medium beige which is too red.

    I have the following concerns of the colors I think I might be (I have not tried any of your products yet though):
    1. Popcorn (how yellow is this?)
    2. Barely buff (is it too light?)
    3. Warm Honey (is too dark?)
    4. Cookie (is it too dark and orange?)

    Can you recommend the best color for summer for me from lily lolo?

    And also, what would be for the winter?
    Blondie, warm peach..?

    Thank you!

  95. Lily Lolo Says:

    Hi Anna

    Thanks for your questions, we’re really pleased to hear that you’re wanting to try our foundations, we recommend that you purchase some samples first, these are just £1.29 each plus p&p.
    Our Popcorn shade is similar to BE ‘Light’ so is quite a warm shade and is suitable for light-medium skin tones. Our Barely Buff is similar to BE ‘Fairly Light’ so this has more balanced undertones than Popcorn but is suitable for light skin tones bordering on light-medium.
    The Warm Honey is one shade darker than Popcorn so will probably be too dark for you right now but might be suitable for the Summer, along with ‘In The Buff’ which may be suitable for the Summer as well, this is one shade darker than Barely Buff but one shade lighter than Cookie, which would be too dark for you even in Summer.
    We recommend that you try the Popcorn and Barely Buff for your current tone, along with Warm Honey and In The Buff for Summer.
    Yes, for winter months you might wish to look at Warm Peach and Blondie. Remember that shades can be mixed together too to achieve your own customised shade.

    We hope this helps
    Lily Lolo x

  96. Maisie Says:

    Hello,
    I am very interested in trying one of your foundations. I was NC15 in MAC last year, however that was in the winter and I am pretty sure I have tanned slightly. I am still fair but I am wondering if the lightest shade will be too light or have the wrong undertones. Can you guess at the shade I might be? Thanks.

  97. Maisie Says:

    Oh and my undertones are neutral, but slightly warmer.

  98. Lily Lolo Says:

    Hi There
    Thanks for your question, we’re really pleased that you’re wanting to try our foundation. We recommend that you try the following samples at just £1.29 each plus p&p:

    Warm Peach – Light with warm undertones
    Blondie – Light with neutral undertones
    Barely Buff – Light with neutral undertones

    We hope this helps
    Lily Lolo x

  99. Sharon G Says:

    Hello,

    I am very interested in trying your mineral foundations. I already use Bare Minerals in the shade ‘Fairly Medium’ which I find too light for me. I have also used ‘Medium’ and ‘Medium Beige’ but just cant seem to get the right shade.

    My skin is fair, but does tan eventually. Alot of shades tend to look orange on me. Not sure of my understone.

    Thanks

  100. Lily Lolo Says:

    Hi Sharon

    Thanks for your question, we recommend that you try our foundation samples in Barely Buff and Warm Peach at just £1.29 each plus p&p. Barely Buff has balanced undertones and will be a little lighter than BM Medium Beige. The Warm Peach is a warmer shade than the BM Fairly Medium that you have also tried. So these two shades will be a good starting point for you with our range.

    We hope this helps
    Kind regards
    Lily Lolo x

  101. Mandy Says:

    Hi I am a Mac NC40/42 and tried the shade warm honey but it made me look slightly ashy around the chin area. I think I have quite strong yellow undertones so do you think butterscotch would be a good option?

  102. Lily Lolo Says:

    Hi Mandy,
    Thanks for your question.
    Butterscotch has stronger yellow undertones than Warm Honey so yes we would recommend that you purchase a sample of this along with shades Saffron and Coffee Bean.
    Saffron is one shade darker than Butterscotch so the two can be mixed together in case you found the Butterscotch a little bit ashy also. Coffee Bean is one shade darker than Warm Honey so has more peachy undertones.
    We hope this helps
    Kind regards
    Lily Lolo x

  103. sam Says:

    Hi
    I’d really like to try the foundation but I’m baffled as to which one will suit me best. I have not tried any foundation before, except I have Light Pink colour supplement from LUSH but this is little orangey/yellow for me unless I mix little bit of it with moisturiser. I have both blue and green veins and am light asian skin.But my face is quite red on cheeks and has acne all over. Please help!

  104. Lily Lolo Says:

    Hi Sam

    We’d recommend trying some samples of our foundation for just £1.29 each + p&p to try to determine the correct foundation shade for you.

    You may be best to try shades from our neutral selection first as these have balanced undertones so are not too pinky (cool) or peachy (warm). You may like to look at shades, Blondie, Barely Buff and In The Buff as these are light and light-medium.

    We also sell a product called Blush Away, this is a green based colour corrector and is ideal to help neutralise redness.

    We hope this helps

    Kind Regards
    Lily Lolo x

  105. Bini Says:

    Hi!
    I’m really interested in trying your concealer and foundation. I’ve heard very good things :)
    I’m Japanese using 5.5 Armani lasting silk foundation and n5 in MAC powder. I tend to flush easy. I am told I have yellow orange undertones. Do you have suggestions for me to try?

    Thank you very much!

  106. Lily Lolo Says:

    Hi Bini,

    We’d recommend starting with samples of the following from the neutral and olive shades,
    Barely Buff – Neutral light shade with balanced undertones
    In The Buff – Neutral light – medium shade with balanced undertones
    Cookie – Neutral medium shade with balanced undertones
    Butterscotch – Olive medium shade with yellow undertones.

    Samples can be purchased for just £1.29 each + p&p.

    We hope this helps

    Kind Regards
    Lily Lolo x

  107. Karen Says:

    Hi, I am asian/chinese and my veins seem green. I usually tan quite easily although now living in the UK I don’t have much of a tan anymore. I have been using Bobbi Brown mineral foundation in light to medium. I have also been advised to try MAC mineralize loose foundation in medium dark but I’m not sure if it will be too dark. Which shade would you recommend I try? Thanks :)

  108. Wy Says:

    Hi!

    I hope you can help me!

    I purchased a few sample pots (six actually!) which I tried on my jawlines and I think I’m between warm peach and popcorn. Although it surprised me a bit because I’m always matched with darker/medium tones when visiting make up counters. But I think the reason may be because my chin and forehead area and neck is bit darker, especially my chin due to acne and acne scars. (But my cheeks and jawlines are absolutely clear.) But if I wear popcorn all over my face, the chin area doesn’t blend in as well as the rest of my face. I also have dark under eye circles.

    1. Would a corrector on my chin and under my eyes solve the problem?
    2. Warm peach blends in perfectly on my jawline – but looks bit pale applied all over the face. Popcorn is only tad darker but hardly noticeable on the jawline but blends in well all over the face (apart from the chin area). I’m inclined to use popcorn now it’s summer and probably warm peach in winter?
    3. My make up free face is naturally paler than my neck – would applying some minerals beyond the jawline help blending? I don’t want to paint my face darker so it has the same colour as my neck?!

    I look forward to hearing your suggestions so I can go ahead and get the full size pot and some accompanying colours! :-)

    Thanks for your help!

  109. Lily Lolo Says:

    Hi Karen
    Thanks for your message. We recommend that you try samples in the following foundations at just £1.29 each plus p&p:
    Warm Peach
    Popcorn
    Butterscotch

    We hope this helps
    Lily Lolo x

  110. Lily Lolo Says:

    Hi Wy
    Thanks for your message. We recommend the PeepO yellow colour corrector. This is applied sparingly underneath your foundation to your chin and around the eyes, then follow up with your foundation.
    We would also recommend that you mix the Popcorn with the Warm Peach as we think this will give you a better colour match.
    If your neck still looks paler, then try our Waikiki bronzer, applied sparingly to cheekbones, centre of nose and your décolletage to help ‘pull in’ the colours and contours of your face and neck.
    We hope this helps
    Lily Lolo x

  111. Kim Says:

    Hi

    Just looking for advice on foundation shade. I currently use clinique superbalanced makeup in cream chamois but my skin keeps breaking out! I have quite fair skin but tan easily. I have ordered a sample of in the buff but maybe this is too light? What would be the next shade up & what blusher would you recommend? Many thanks x

  112. Lily Lolo Says:

    Hi Kim

    The next shade darker than In The Buff is Cookie, don’t forget that you can mix the shades together to get your perfect match if this is a little too dark for you.

    Please let us know if you prefer a matte or shimmer blush and if you’re usually a fan of pinks, peach or brown and then we can advise the best shades for you to look at.

    Kind Regards
    Lily Lolo x

  113. Kim Says:

    Thanks. I think I’ll try in the buff & see how I get on. I would like to try a matte bronzer & shimmer blusher & would like to try a pinky/brown blusher that would look quite natural but also able to build up…not asking for much I know! Thanks again for your help. Ps loving the speedy delivery of the samples I ordered x

  114. Sara Says:

    Hi
    I’ve heard so much about Lily Lolo and can’t wait to try it, but I need some advice.
    I’m using Bareminerals Fairly Light shade, which foundation would you recommend for me to try? I have asian skin and has yellow undertones.
    Thank you!
    x

  115. Lily Lolo Says:

    Hi Sara

    Our closest match would be Barely Buff but we’d also suggest trying a sample of Blondie (next shade lighter) and In The Buff (next shade darker) to ensure that you find your perfect match, don’t forget that you can mix shades too if needed.

    Samples of our foundations are available priced at £1.29 each + p&p

    We hope that this helps
    Lily Lolo x

  116. Elin Says:

    hi! Before I used to use lily lolo in the shade blondie, but now I think it was too light or too yellow, I have a cold skin tone. Now I have tried maybelline’s fit me in 110 which fit me perfectly, so my question is which lily lolo shade would you recommend me? Sorry if my english is off, I’m swedish.

    Many thanks! x

  117. Lily Lolo Says:

    Hi Elin

    Thanks for your question. We cannot locate this shade on Maybelline’s website but with you saying that you have a cool skintone we recommend you purchase samples in the following shades for just £1.29 each plus p&p:

    Candy Cane
    Popsicle

    We hope this helps
    Lily Lolo x

  118. Carly Says:

    Hi there
    I am pale complexion and have pink undertones, I dont tan easily. I have recently tried porcelain and Blondie foundations but found both to be too pale for me and looked slightly ashy. I was surprised by this as I am very fair. I really liked the consistency of the product, please can you advise me on an alternate shade? Thank you x

  119. sheetal Says:

    Hi there,

    I just came across your website after reading a article how fantastic your mineral foundations are..

    I have never used mineral foundations and am so excited to try yours after reading such fantastic reviews..

    Please could you help me to choose the correct shade?

    I am asian, fair skinned which can slightly tan over summer.
    Currently I am using mac nc30.
    i do have yellow undertones and my veins in my wrist are green.

    thank you very much for your help. :)

  120. Lily Lolo Says:

    Hi There

    We recommend that you try the following sample sized foundations:

    Candy Cane
    Barely Buff
    Popsicle

    We hope this helps
    Lily Lolo x

  121. Lily Lolo Says:

    Hi There

    Thanks for your question, we’re delighted that you’re trying our range. We recommend that you purchase the following sample sized foundations at £1.29 each plus p&p:

    Warm Peach
    Popcorn
    Butterscotch

    We hope this helps
    Lily Lolo x

  122. Mimy Says:

    Hi,
    From the foundation samples I’ve ordered the best match on my jaw line was Warm Peach. What corrector is passing best because I have pale pinkness on my cheeks? Also I’ve tried the Doll Face blush but it is too pale and sparkly for my skin. What will be your recommendation for combination of blush and lipstick color?

  123. Lily Lolo Says:

    Hi
    Thanks for your question. We recommend the Blush away corrector, applying sparingly underneath your foundation, just where you have the pinkness/redness to your cheeks.
    Our Cherry Blossom blush is slightly darker than Doll Face with a shimmer finish rather than sparkly. This teams up lovely with our Demure lipstick or Peachy Keen lip gloss.
    We hope this helps.
    Lily Lolo x

  124. ramee Says:

    Hello,
    I was wondering what shade i will be in Lily Lolo, i am shade NC35-40 in Mac foundation.
    What shades would you recommend?? I am looking for fair shade but hints of yellow undertones….(j’m an asian)
    Thankyou:-)

  125. Nela Says:

    Hey,
    I want to order samples but i’m confused. I had MAC foundation (the N015- the lightest one) just before summer, and i used sunpowder to avoid looking so pale as i was. Now, efter summer, this color is way to light for me (i would say that i’m about 2 shades ahead now). I don’t know if my color is going to fade away, i hope not.

    I have green veins(the big ones are green, the tiny ones are purple), and my skin is a bit yellow. I have spots and blemishes that are very red so it’s kinda confusing thoug.

    I wonder which foundation/concealer/powder/sunpowder you would recommend? I would preffer one natural color that i can combine with a sunpowder if so needed. Rather to combine with sunpowder other than making my face looking too yellow.

    I hope i described my situation good, not originally from UK, so english is probably not perfect hehe.

    Thanks!!

  126. Lily Lolo Says:

    Hi Nela

    We’d recommend looking at our neutral and warm foundations, (light shades may be best for you but don’t forget that mineral foundations are great to mix together if you fall in between two shades) samples are available to try in these for just £1.29 each + p&p.
    Blondie and Barely Buff are both light with balanced, neutral undertones,
    Warm Peach is light with warm, peachy undertones,
    In The Buff is light – medium with balanced, neutral undertones and
    Popcorn is light to medium with warm, peachy undertones.

    To neutralise and disguise redness our Blush Away colour corrector is ideal, use a little of this underneath foundation, be sure to buff it in well using a concealer brush and you should find that this helps to disguise the redness. This is only available in a full size product priced at £7.29 + p&p

    We hope that this information helps

    Kind Regards
    Lily Lolo x

  127. Lily Lolo Says:

    Hi Ramee

    We’d recommend looking at our neutral and warm foundations,
    Cookie (medium, neutral with balanced undertones) and Warm Honey (medium, warm with peachy undertones) are especially good shades for asian skintones.
    If you wanted to try a slightly lighter shade then we would recommend looking at,
    In The Buff (light-medium, neutral with balanced undertones)
    Popcorn (light-medium, warm with peachy undertones)

    For an olive foundation with yellow undertones we’d recommend looking at Butterscotch which is a medium shade.

    We hope that this information helps

    Kind Regards
    Lily Lolo x

  128. Sophia Says:

    Hello,

    I feel i should steer away from liquid foundations as I feel they block my pores, currently I am using mac studio fix fluid nc-30 which basically matches , not completely but because my body is normally tanned- from holidays and fake tan it matches perfectly but I feel it could be irritating my skin.

    Are your products fragrance free, non-comedgenic, oil free, talc-free?

    I would love to try the foundation !
    Any recommendations on shades I should try?

    Many Thanks

    X

  129. Sophia Says:

    Also I like a dewy finish rather than a powdery matte finish, how do I go about achieving that?

    Many Thanks

    Sophia x

  130. Nela Says:

    Hi, i got my samples yesterday. Foundation popcorn is the perfect match! I wonder which concealer would fit me? Thanks!!

  131. Lily Lolo Says:

    Hi Sophia

    Mineral makeup is non-comedogenic. There are no mineral oils or similar ingredients which create a film on the skin blocking the pores. With mineral foundation you can achieve excellent coverage which is breathable. Our foundations are fragrance free and do not contain talc.

    You may like to look at our light – medium foundations, In The Buff is neutral with balanced undertones and Popcorn is warm with peachy undertones

    For a slightly lighter neutral shade you may like Barely Buff or for the next shade darker than In The Buff try Cookie (medium).
    For a medium warmer shade Warm Honey is one shade darker than Popcorn.

    Samples are available for just £1.29 each + p&p

    We hope that this helps

    Lily Lolo x

  132. Lily Lolo Says:

    Hi Sophia

    We’d recommend trying a sample of our silk finishing powders to achieve a dewy finish to your look.
    Flawless Silk has a peachy pink tint and Translucent Silk is clear.

    You can try samples of both for just £1.29 each + p&p

    We hope that this helps

    Kind Regards
    Lily Lolo x

  133. Elizabeth Docherty Says:

    I’ve recently been “colour-matched” at Boots and I’m a ‘Cool Vanilla’ in No7 foundation.

    Can you recommend a Lily Lolo equivalent?

    Thanks

  134. Lila Says:

    Hello!

    I am a NC30 in Mac and a Beach in Nars powder. I am not sure of my skin tone but those two shades are very good for me. What colour should I get from Lily Lolo?

    Many thanks!!

    Lila

  135. Lily Lolo Says:

    Hi Elizabeth,

    It looks like Candy Cane may be a similar shade to the Cool Vanilla for you, this is a light, cool shade with pinky undertones.
    You may also like to look at our Blondie shade which is a light shade but with balanced, neutral undertones.
    You can try samples for just £1.29 each + p&p.

    We hope that this helps.
    Lily Lolo x

  136. Lily Lolo Says:

    Hi Lila

    For a light – medium foundation we would suggest
    In The Buff – A light–medium neutral shade with balanced undertones
    Popcorn – A light-medium warm shade with peachy undertones

    The closest match to Beach may be Butterscotch as this is a medium olive foundation with yellow undertones

    You can try samples of the foundations for just £1.29 each + p&p

    We hope that this helps

    Kind Regards
    Lily Lolo x

  137. Laura Says:

    Hey, I use benefit play stick in ‘tea party, what shade of foundation do you think would be best to try?

    Thanks, Laura x

  138. Lily Lolo Says:

    Hi Laura

    We’d suggest trying samples of Barely Buff (light), In The Buff (light-medium) and Cookie (medium). These are all neutral shades with Balanced undertones.

    Samples are available for just £1.29 each + p&p

    We hope that this helps

    Kind Regards
    Lily Lolo x

  139. Dalia Says:

    Hi, my bareminerals foundation is medium beige. But I think that it is a little bit dark for my skin. Maybe it’s because my skin is slightly yellow.
    Which samples would you recommend?

    Many thanks in advance.

  140. Lily Lolo Says:

    Hi Dalia

    The closest match foundation we have to Medium Beige is In The Buff so you may like to try a sample of this and also a sample of Barely Buff which is one shade lighter and Blondie which is two shades lighter, these are all neutral shades.

    Samples are available for just £1.29 each + p&p

    We hope that this information helps

    Kind Regards
    Lily Lolo x

  141. Nina Vu Says:

    Hii! Im really interessed in buying a foundation from this brand, but I’m confused in which shade I’am.

    When I use bare minerals foundation, I use medium beige. Im an asian with pale,beige and yellow skin with redness on the cheeks. My skin is also dry and uneven.

    I was planning on trying Warm honey shade. Do you think that the shade will suit my skin?

    I hope you can help me :)

    please answer me quickly :D

  142. S Says:

    Hi I use bare minerals foundation in ‘tan’. What would be the right shade of lily lolo foundation for me?

    Thanks
    S

  143. Pom Says:

    Hi, I’ve tried and used many colours in the range, but have never found one that suits. I’ve used butterscotch, warm honey, cinnamon and tried samples of other colours too. Those I thought might have suited me best was:

    Warm Peach – Made me look brighter, but was too light for my skin tone.
    Popcorn – I am now using this colour, and I think is closest to my skin tone, but after applying, I look very dull and gray. I mix it with porcelain, but the effect is just a lighter gray.

    What I havent tried was In the Buff or Barely Buff – would you advise on this? I think I am warm toned – but the veins at the back of my wrist are mostly green with very few purples.

  144. Azumie Says:

    Hi!
    I have wanted to try your mineral makup (foundation and powder) for sometime now but I’m really troubled with deciding which shades should I order for sampling.
    First of all- I never really used any foundation. Just once I bought Oriflame’s foundation for t-zone in Porcelain shade but ut was too light on me so it was tried just once.So I got scared and never looked at this kind of makeup again.
    About the veines test – I looked and looked again at my wrist … I don’t think my veins are green, but more like purple. So that means cold undertones? So I tried the other test suggested on youtube – putting gold and silver near the face… both look good on me. Silver makes me shine, and gold is like classy nice warm shine. Uuuum
    My natural hair color is light brown. If I lift my hair and look on it trough sunlight it receives warm reddish tint.It can get blond streaks in summer. My eyes are blue with green specks in the middle. Those can get to even grey depending on the light.
    I think my skin is on the lighter side but i’m not sure. It could be medium too. In summer I don’t tan easily but when I do the tan stays long time( sunbathing in the safe hours,always sunscreened, sunbathing for more than mount- ye I live at seaside ^^) . And when i tan i think i receive something like yellowish tint. So this is where I get confused- purple veins but yellow tint with my tan. The tan goes off in middle winter.
    And for the last bit of information – wonderful lady from Clinique yesterday offered to match me with their foundations. She offrered 04 Cream Chamois from Even better makeup pf 15. I liked the result but I’d rather get your mineral makeup. And I’m not sure about that patticular color choice – its very fair with golden undertones right?On the fake lightning it looked like my real skin,then i gone out and it looked good too but I find it one idea darker.Then i took pictures-it looked great.
    Please help me discover my shade and undertone. Recomendations in shades of your products would be great help.Thanks in advance, wonderful Lily Lolo’s moderators.
    Have a great day !

  145. Lily Lolo Says:

    Hi Nina

    Thanks for your message, we’re delighted that you’re wanting to try Lily Lolo foundation.

    Our closest match to Medium Beige is In The Buff, this is a neutral shade with balanced undertones. We would also suggest trying a sample of Barely Buff which is one shade lighter and Cookie which is one shade darker.
    You may also like to try Warm Honey as this has warmer undertones.
    Samples are available for just £1.29 each + p&p

    We hope that this information helps

    Kind Regards
    Lily Lolo x

  146. Lily Lolo Says:

    Hi

    Thanks for your post.

    The closest match we have to Tan is Dusky, you can try a sample of this for just £1.29 + p&p.

    We hope that this information helps

    Kind Regards
    Lily Lolo x

  147. Lily Lolo Says:

    Hi

    Thanks for your message.

    Have you tried mixing Warm Peach and Popcorn together as these have the same undertones so the Warm Peach may help to brighten up your skin.

    Our neutral shades are very popular so we would recommend you trying Barely Buff and In The Buff as you may find neutral shades may better suit your skin.

    You can try samples for just £1.29 each + p&p

    We hope that this helps

    Kind Regards
    Lily Lolo x

  148. Lily Lolo Says:

    Hi Azumie

    Thanks for your post, we’re delighted that you’re wanting to try Lily Lolo minerals.

    You may be best to try some samples of neutral foundation shades, we would suggest looking at China Doll (pale), Blondie (light), Barely Buff (light) and In Th Buff (light-medium) as these are all neutral shades with balanced undertones.

    Samples are available for just £1.29 each + p&p

    If you would like any further shade advice our customer service team would be happy to help, our telephone number is 01482 640619 and are available Monday – Friday, 9.00am – 5.00pm.

    We hope that this helps

    Kind Regards
    Lily Lolo x

  149. azumie Says:

    Thanks so much for your reply!
    I’ll be purchasing those samples shortly.
    I have another question. Do I need to use primer under my mineral foundation? If so what type of primer would you recommend for mixed skin with t zone,which is not very oily,rather closer to the normal type. Do you sell primers at Lily Lolo. I coundn’t find it on the website.
    Thanks for Your help!
    hugs

  150. Karoline Says:

    Hello! I hope you can help me with choosing the right shade for my skin. I have naturally red hair and my skin is pale with some freckles but no imperfections. My eyes are blue and my veins are showing as blue. I don’t get tanned and I get sunburn very easily. I have been using porcelain for a long time and it looks good, and in the summer I also tried china doll and blondie, but they just doesn’t work for my skin. Now I have been thinking if the candy cane could be a good option for me, since I believe my skintone is cool? Or is it too dark if porcelain is good too?

  151. Lily Lolo Says:

    Hi Karoline

    Thanks for your post

    Yes, we’d recommend trying a sample of Candy Cane as this is our light, cool shade with pinky undertones. If you find this a little dark then you could try mixing a litle of Candy Cane in with Porcelain to help find your perfect match.

    We hope that this helps

    Kind Regards
    Lily Lolo x

  152. Célia Says:

    Hello,
    I tried a sample of blondie, i found it a bit light on my skin. I also tried barely buff, it was good but a little pink.
    Which shade would you recommend?

  153. Lily Lolo Says:

    Hi Celia,

    Thanks for your post

    We would recommend trying mixing the two shades to see if this is better for you or you could also try a sample of Warm Peach (light) or Popcorn (light-medium) as these have warmer peach undertones.

    We hope that this helps

    Kind Regards
    Lily Lolo x

  154. Sarah Says:

    Hi there!

    I would love to try a new foundation!
    I am NC15 in MAC, Gobi in NARS and N1 (Bone) in Estee Lauder. I guess I should try China Doll and Blondie, right? :)

    Thanks a lot!
    S

  155. Lily Lolo Says:

    Hi Sarah

    Thanks for your post

    Yes, we would suggest trying samples of Blondie and China Doll to start with as these are in the pale and light neutral category.

    You can purchase samples for just £1.29 each + p&p.

    We hope that this helps

    Kind Regards
    Lily Lolo x

  156. Alice Says:

    Hi,

    I just got two sample boxes: light-medium shade and medium shade – it’s really hard to define what suits me.

    My previous foundation was ‘Extra virgin Minerals – Body Shop’ shade 202 Natural Vanilla (http://www.thebodyshop.com.au/Product.aspx?Id=1010#). This color was perfect. I also used occasionally ‘Nude by Nature – medium skin tone’ but it was a tiny bit too dark (especially in winter).

    My skin is balanced (between cool and warm), I have a few redness on the nose but tan easily. I am between the English type and the Latin type (dark/brown hair – green eyes).

    Please let me know what you think,

    Cheers,

    Alice

  157. Alice Says:

    Hi again,

    Also, I bought the two concealers (green and yellow) and don’t know if I should use yellow on my type of skin – details in the message just above. Is it all right under the eyes?

    Cheers,

    Alice

  158. Alice Says:

    Oh and sorry about that but I’d love to know what bronzer you recommend as well please? I got he blush ohlala which is fine but I’d like to get a real bronzer too!

    xx

    Alice

  159. Lily Lolo Says:

    Hi Alice

    Thanks for your post

    Please can you let us know which shade suited you best and what you found not quite right with it and then we should be able to help advise you better.

    We’ll look forward to hearing from you

    Kind regards
    Lily Lolo x

  160. Lily Lolo Says:

    Hi Alice

    Blush Away is great to disguise redness and PeepO is perfect for disguising dark circles.

    Both products are suitable to use underneath your eyes.

    We hope that this helps

    Kind Regards
    Lily Lolo x

  161. Lily Lolo Says:

    Hi Alice

    We sell sample sizes in our bronzer for just £1.29 each + p&p

    We’d recommend giving the samples a try to choose your perfect shade.

    Waikiki is our lightest bronzer with shimmer and Bondi Bronze our dark bronzer with shimmer. If you’re looking for a matte bronzer then South Beach is a great shade to try.

    We hope that this helps

    Kind Regards
    Lily Lolo x

  162. Anna Says:

    Hi!

    I’m trying to decide between butterscotch and cool caramel. My skin gets tanned easily but I have reddish tones on my cheeks and in the nose area. Which one should I choose?

  163. Lily Lolo Says:

    Hi Anna

    Thanks for your message

    We’d recommend trying a sample of each, these are available for just £1.29 each + p&p
    Butterscotch is an olive shade with yellow undertones and Cool Caramel is a cool shade with pinky undertones, both are medium.
    If you would like to send us further details about your skintone then we may be able to recommend better which foundation shade to try.

    If you are looking to disguise redness you may be best looking at our Blush Away colour corrector as this is ideal for neutralising redness.

    We hope that this helps

    Kind Regards
    Lily Lolo x

  164. Lou Says:

    Hi,

    I have a medium to tan skin with golden undertones and I tan very easyly, so I was thinking of purchasing your foundation in butterscotch, but It looks quiet pale on the pictures! Could you please tell me which shade would be the closest to a NC30 in Mac foundations or Nars shear glow in Barcelona?

    Thank you so much for your help!

    Lou

  165. Lily Lolo Says:

    Hi Lou

    Thanks for your post

    We would recommend that you try a sample of Butterscotch (medium) and Saffron (tan) as these both have yellow undertones

    You may also like to look at our warmer foundations which have peachy undertones like Warm Honey (medium) or Coffee Bean (tan)

    Our samples are available to purchase at £1.29 plus p&p

    Kind Regards

    Lily Lolo x

  166. Alice Says:

    Hi Lily Lolo,

    In response to the post 159 (on the 25th of January), the shade which I found suits me the best is ‘in the buff’, but it is somehow a bit orangy. I would prefer something a bit more ‘vanilla’ like.

    Thanks for the other answers.

    Kind regards,

    Alice

  167. Alice Says:

    Hi,

    So re: my email just above what do you advice please?

    Kind regards,

    x Alice

  168. Lily Lolo Says:

    Hi Alice

    Sorry about the late response, this post has only just been picked up by us

    We would recommend, by what you are saying that In the Buff is too orangy that you try samples of the two lighter shades Barely Buff (light) or Blondie (light)

    Please let us know how you get on

    Kind Regards

    Lily Lolo x

  169. Jen Says:

    Hi Lily,

    I was advised when buying BM that Fairly Light was the best suited colour, it is a nice colour for my skin but at times I feel it is a tiny bit too dark in certain light. Please advise which colour you have in your range that is a tiny bit lighter than it. I can’t wait to try your makeup!!!

    Thanks

  170. Lily Lolo Says:

    Hi Jen

    Our match to Fairly Light would be Barely Buff but as you say Fairly Light was a little dark we would recommend Blondie which is a light neutral shade with balanced undertones for pale skins

    We hope this helps

    Lily Lolo x

  171. Zorana Says:

    I bought samples of popcorn, warm honey and in the buff. The popcorn seems a little pale for me,and the in the buff is to dark. I just wanted to know is it barely buff lighter from popcorn,because in the buff is darker from popcorn although they both are for light medium skin? I think the heutral shades are more sutable for my skin tone, and I need something a litlte ligter than in the buff.

  172. Zorana Says:

    I just wan to add , when I use popcorn and build up coverage it looks a little bit yellowish-greyish. So i need something that is similar to popcorn but not that yellow. Maybe I could mix barely buff and in the buff? PS. I am something between warm an neutral.

  173. Lily Lolo Says:

    Hi Zorana
    Yes, we would recommend that you try samples of Barely Buff and In the Buff, you can mix the individual shades to get your perfect match. Our samples can be purchased for £1.29 plus p&p
    We hope this helps
    Lily Lolo x

  174. Emilia Says:

    Hello!

    I ordered samples of Porcelain, China Doll, Blondie, Warm Peach and Barely Buff. I’ve been trying them out and the closest match for me seems to be Warm Peach. Unfortunately it’s too peachy and makes my face look a bit orange. Blondie and China Doll were the next best ones, but both were way too pink. Porcelain was too light and Barely Buff was too dark.

    I think I need something that is pretty light and yellow and not at all pinky or peachy. The more yellow shades in you foundation range seem to be a lot darker. So I’m thinking I should maybe try mixing one of the darker, yellow-toned shades to a paler one? Which ones would you recommend?

    Everyday Minerals used to have a shade called Fawn which was a pretty close match for my face (they’ve sadly discontinued the shade), in case that helps.

    I’m really hoping I’ll find the right mixture of shades because I really loved the formulation of your foundations, they look and feel great on my slightly dry skin that has been a bit problematic with other mineral foundations. Your foundation buffs in smoothly and does not accentuate the dryness at all!

  175. Alexandra Says:

    Hi, I have been using lily lolo foundation in blondie for almost 2 years together with blush away, but the color is just not perfect. when i build it up it shows that it isn’t the same tone as my neck, it is too pink, it’s not neutral al all on me.
    I have also sampled china doll which is too pale and pink and I am thinking now about a color as pale as blondie but with more yellow. do you think warm peach would be ok? or barely buff? aren’t these colors too dark? or what colors should i mix to get it right? please help cause i love this foundation!
    thank you :)

  176. Lily Lolo Says:

    Hi Alexandra,

    Thank you for your question.
    You could try a sample of our Warm peach foundation as this has warm peachy undertones. If this isn’t the correct match, try Warm Peach and Blondie and mix them together to get the right shade. The samples can be purchased from our website for £1.29 plus p&p.
    I hope this helps
    Lily Lolo x

  177. Lily Lolo Says:

    Hi Emilia,

    Thank you for your comment. We think the best thing will be to try mixing 2 different shades together. We’d suggest mixing a little of the Warm Peach with Blondie and if this isn’t correct try Warm Peach and China Doll. If you liked the tone of the Porcelain why not try mixing this with Barely Buff. You can get these samples on our website for £1.29 plus p&p.
    We hope this helps.
    Lily Lolo x

  178. Jakia Ali Says:

    Hi there! Loved browsing your website even though I haven’t brought any of your products yet as I am little confused about my undertones. Im hoping you can give me some advice before trying out some mineral powders!

    I am of Bengali (Bangladesh origin living in UK) I am fairly light/medium (Im not medium nor light so Im in between light and medium category) I have black hair with brown eyes, my veins under forearms are mixture of blue-green (think I have more green then blue) and I have rosacea on my cheeks with under bags dark circles. I suits ivory colour better than white due to my skin colour. I tan when I’m out in the sun rather than burn.

    As your website says that I should go for lighter shade than I am, I haven’t got a clue which is ideal for my skin, I hope you can give me your best advice!! Looking forward to hear from you soon!

  179. Lily Lolo Says:

    Hi Jakia

    Thanks for your message

    We’d recommend looking at In The Buff which is our neutral, light-medium shade, you may also like to try Barely Buff which is one shade lighter and Cookie which is one shade darker to find your perfect match, don’t forget that you can mix the shades too to create your own custom shade. If you wanted to try something warmer, you may like Popcorn which is our light-medium warm shade with peachy undertones.
    You can try samples of these for just £1.29 each + p&p.

    You may also like to look at our colour correctors, Blush Away is perfect for neutralising redness to the skin and PeepO is great for disguising dark circles around the eyes.

    We hope that this information helps

    Kind Regards
    Lily Lolo x

  180. Annika Says:

    Hey!

    I have recently started using your mineral foundation and I’m pretty satisfied so far but would like to ask about the shades.

    I’ve tried Barely Buff and it’s not quite the right one. I feel it’s too redish on my skin, I would need a shade that is more yellow and maybe slightly, but just a tiny bit, darker.

    Is it correct that Popcorn is more yellow? I have thought abot that one but the fact that it has peachy undertones, which I associate with red, has scared me away :-)

    What would you recommend?

    Thanks in advance!!

  181. Lily Lolo Says:

    Hi Annika,
    We would suggest getting samples of Popcorn and warm honey for slightly warmer and a darker shade. These do have peachy undertones to them so you might also like to look at butterscotch that is a medium olive shade with yellow undertones.
    Don’t forget that you can mix the shades together to create the perfect match. The samples are available on our website for £1.29 + p&p.
    We hope this helps.
    Lily Lolo x

  182. LoobyLou Says:

    Hi, I have a weird skin colour and I am rather pale so I need you to help me :) My ENTIRE body is pale but yellow undertoned, however my face is pale but pinky undertoned! My face is sectioned up into little pieces as followed:

    Forehead: Yellowe undertones
    Cheeks: Pink undertones
    Chin: Yellow undertones

    However my neck and everything else is yello! Please help me :( xxxxxx

  183. Juliet Says:

    Hi! I use bare minerals matte foundation in light, which lily lolo colour should i use?

  184. Juliet Says:

    Hi! I use bare minerals matte foundation in “Light”, which lily lolo colour should i use?

  185. Lily Lolo Says:

    Hi Juliet,

    Our equivalent shade is Popcorn. We would suggest getting a sample of this from our website for £1.29 + p&p. You could also try Warm Peach which is a little lighter. Don’t forget that you can also mix shades together to create the perfect match.
    Please let us know what you think.
    Lily Lolo x

  186. Lily Lolo Says:

    Hi Juliet,

    Our equivalent shade is Popcorn. We would suggest getting a sample of this from our website for £1.29 + p&p. You could also try Warm Peach which is a little lighter. Don’t forget that you can also mix shades together to create the perfect match.
    Please let us know what you think.
    Lily Lolo x

  187. Waha Says:

    Hi,

    I have never used a full-sized mineral foundation before and would like to try your brand, so would you please suggest shades?
    I am an exact match to:

    NC25 in MAC Mineralize Foundation
    Light in Bare Minerals Original Foundation

    I definitely don’t have any pink undertone whatsoever, so what shades are better to sample?

    Thanks

  188. Lily Lolo Says:

    Hi,

    Thank you for your message. We would suggest getting a neutral colour foundation in a pale shade. Try our sample sizes of porcelain and china doll, as these are the palest shades. You could also get a sample of Candy Cane which is a little darker but will be good for pinky tones. Don’t forget that you can mix the colours together to create the perfect match. Samples are available on our website for £1.29 plus p&p.
    I hope this helps
    Lily Lolo x

  189. Lily Lolo Says:

    Hi,
    Thank you for your message. Our Popcorn foundation is the equivalent shade to the Bare minerals light. We would suggest trying our sample sizes for £1.29 plus p&p.
    Let us know how you get on.
    Lily Lolo x

  190. Melissa James Says:

    Hi Lily Lolo,

    I am having trouble finding the right shade of foundation for my skin tone.
    I have tried China Doll but I think this is too light and barely buff is too orange. The veins on my wrist look greeny blue. Is there anywhere close to Redhill that I could go to to let them try the make-up on me?

    Thanks,
    Melissa

  191. Lily Lolo Says:

    Hi Melissa,
    Thank you for your email. Please can you let us know your postcode and we can find your nearest stockist. You can email our customer services team on email@lilylolo.co.uk to do this in private.
    Many thanks
    Lily Lolo x

  192. Ada Says:

    Hi, I need some help in choosing the right shade.
    Right now I’m using In The Buff but it looks too dark and orange in my face.
    I had mixed it with almost 70% of my correcteur Barely Beige and it looks good.

    Which shade may correspond to this mixing ?

    Thanks!

  193. Lily Lolo Says:

    Hi Ada,

    Thanks for your message, you could try mixing it with Blondie foundation to lighten it a little. Or alternatively Barely Buff foundation is the shade between Blondie and In the Buff.
    We hope this helps
    Lily Lolo x

  194. Astrid Says:

    Hi, I’m not sure which foundation shade will fit me the best. I am scandinavian, so I have pale/light skin, and pink/neutral undertones. I am thinking about Blondie and Candy Cane. The Mineral Cover Up in Blondie was too light for me. Which shade should I go for?
    Thank you!

  195. Lily Lolo Says:

    Hello,
    Thank you for your message. We would suggest finalising the shade of foundation first, but with the shades you are suggesting we think barely beige will be the best match. Here is a link to our shade guide in case you need any more information http://www.lilylolo.co.uk/assets/images/pdf/001.pdf
    We hope this helps.
    Lily Lolo x

  196. carla Says:

    what would you recommend for someone who wears ivory in Revlon colorstay and calico in boots no 7 foundations? I was given a pot of barely buff but it is way too dark for my skin tone

  197. celine Says:

    hello,
    i’m using bare minerals summer bisque…which one of your concealer as the same shade ?
    thanks

  198. Lily Lolo Says:

    Hi Carla,
    We would suggest trying samples of our china doll, candy cane and Blondie shades. You can purchase these on our website for £1.49 each http://www.lilylolo.co.uk/sp+mineral-foundation-spf-15+001
    Don’t forget that you can mix them together to get your perfect shade.
    We hope this helps
    Lily Lolo x

  199. Lily Lolo Says:

    Hi Celine,
    We don’t have a direct match for this, we would suggest trying either caramel or nude as they are both suitable for light-medium skin tones.
    We hope this helps
    Lily Lolo x

  200. Alex Says:

    Hello there,
    I have recently received three samples of foundation which I have decided to try, however, am having a hard time picking my shade. I am naturally quite pale, I’d say neutral with an ever-so-slight warm/olive undertone. My tan (I don’t tan very often, but when it’s actually there) could be described as pale golden. That being said, I tend to use very high SPF protection (50+) on my face throughout the year, so the seasonal change in my colouring is either very slight, or almost nonexistent.
    Nevertheless, I was looking to purchase 2 pots of your foundation, one for the summer months and one for winter/rest of the year. The samples I have ordered are:
    -China Doll
    -Blondie
    -Barely Buff
    To be honest, when I wear either China Doll or Blondie, I don’t see much of a difference – they both look very similar to me in terms of paleness/undertone. Both of them seem to be a rather good match for winter (but I have to decide which one to get in the full sized pot – any thoughts?)
    The shade I really am struggling with, is the “summer shade”. Barely buff is definitely way too warm and too orange (and perhaps a touch too dark) for my summer colouring. I was wondering whether you could suggest another shade I could try, which would be lighter than Barely Buff, and a touch more on the neutral side, so it doesn’t lean orange? Thank you in advance :)

  201. Lily Lolo Says:

    Hi Alex,
    We would suggest mixing a little Barely Buff with the Blondie to see if this will be your perfect summer match.
    If this works for you, you might find that Blondie will be fine for this time of year and moving in to Winter.

    We hope this helps
    Lily Lolo x

  202. Alex Says:

    Thanks!

    I have done some more comparisons with Blondie/China Doll and found that I slightly prefer the latter (so I ordered the full size pot – it arrived so quickly, I must say that I’m impressed!).
    One of my friends is using Warm Peach, and it looks like a nice light shade on the warmer side, so I also got a sample of it, and my first impression is that it might work for me if I mix it with my samples of China Doll (or Blondie? Anyway, something lighter. I only got this today, so have to test it properly before I jump to any conclusions). If this is the case, then I suppose I’ll have found my perfect combination, which would be China Doll in the winter, and a mix of China Doll and Warm Peach in the summer :)

  203. Laura Says:

    Hi, I have tried foundation shades blondie and barely buff. I think that the first one is a little bit too light, but the second is too dark on winter time. So do you have something between these shades?

  204. Lily Lolo Says:

    Hi Laura,

    Thank you for your message. We would suggest mixing these two shades together to get the correct match. If you choose the shade that is most like your complexion, then add a little of the other foundation till you have the perfect shade.
    We hope this helps.
    Lily Lolo x

  205. N Says:

    Hi, I am a mac Nc25/C2 skin tone, I would say I have a warm skin tone as my viens are green and I tan well in the summer. However in winter my skin gets really pale. I bought the butterscotch foundation a while back but, I found it was too yellow. Recently I tried samples of barely buff which was too pink, it looked almost orange on my skin and the warm peach had a great warm tone but a little too pale. What colour do you recommend I try?

    Thank-you
    N x

  206. Lily Lolo Says:

    Hi,
    Thank you for your message. We would recommend trying a sample of Popcorn foundation. This has the same undertones as Warm Peach but its a darker shade.
    We hope this is OK for you.

    Lily Lolo x

  207. Yvonne Says:

    Hi, I bought butterscotch for my sallow-skinned friend but it is too dark and orangey. She has yellow tones but is fair skinned. What can she mix with this to tone it down. Thanks

  208. Lily Lolo Says:

    Hi Yvonne,

    We would suggest mixing a little Porcelain or Blondie as these are neutral tones but will help lighten Butterscotch. We have samples of these available on our website for £1.49 +p&p.

    We hope this helps.

    Lily Lolo x

  209. aaliyah Says:

    hi there
    I have purchased the lily lolo foundation in saffron it matches my skin quit well but the thing is it gives my face a slight orange cast especially around my cheeks. I was wondering if butterscotch would be better for me as I have tan olive skin.

  210. Lily Lolo Says:

    Hi Aaliyah,

    We would suggest trying samples of Butterscotch, Dusky and Cookie. Don’t forget that you can mix shades together to get the perfect colour. The samples can be purchased on our website for £1.49 each.
    We hope this helps.

    Lily Lolo x

  211. Priya Says:

    Hello

    I’m having a bit of trouble choosing the right colour for me and I really am impressed by the reviews so want to find the right lily lolo shade for me. I am an Indian girl, however I am very fair and actually look mixed. I bought several samples of the foundations. From Barely Buff, all the way to Popsicle and Popcorn as I was trying to compare it to my previous mineral powder. I use the Collection 2000 perfecting minerals colour No:2 Natural Beige, which has unfortunately been discontinued. The colour that seems the most similar to my skin tone is actually Candy Cane. However cause I like a good coverage, it seems to look a little too light on my skin. I think I have a very subtle warm undertone, as my veins seem green-ish. I tried warm peach alone but that was too yellow. I felt that mixing Candy Cane and Warm Peach together just make it even lighter. What do I do? Mix two different shades? Or try a different shade altogether?

  212. Priya Says:

    Sorry I forgot to say that understand my undertone is also a struggle as sometimes the veins can appear green but also slightly blue. Please help :(

  213. Lily Lolo Says:

    Hi Priya,

    Thank you for your message. We think the best combination would be mixing Candy Cane and Popsicle. Could you tell us how Barely Buff suited your skin tone? This will give us a better indication of what will be the best shades to recommend.
    Many thanks
    Lily Lolo x

  214. anna Says:

    Hello Lily Lolo!
    I’m having a bit of trouble choosing a shade. I am pale with red cheeks and nose and I flush quite easily!
    I was debating between candy cane for the red undertones, but it looks a bit too dark. I am currently using this foundation and it’s a perfect match.

    http://www.superdrug.com/b/b-naked-light-hydrating-foundation-rose-ivory-20/invt/494868&bklist=

    Which shade would you recommend based on this?
    Thanks! :)
    Anna

  215. Lily Lolo Says:

    Hi Anna,

    We would suggest that you purchase a few of our sample sized foundations to help you find your perfect shade. These are available on our website for £1.49 each.
    If you would like to disguise the redness in your cheeks, we would recommend trying a neutral shade like China Doll or Blondie, don’t forget you can mix these together if they are not the perfect match. Why not try applying our Blush Away corrector under your foundation that will also help minimise any redness.

    We hope this helps.
    Lily Lolo x

  216. Amber Says:

    Hiya

    Basically I’m coming to the end of my foundation (collection 2000 no.2 honey) which has been discontinued and I’ve come across this website and wanted to know what out of the colours you do, so you think would be best suited to me? I’ve tried matching it up against pics of the shade I’m using ATM and the shades of this brand and think the closest looking one I’m getting is Popsicle I think.

    Thanks :)

  217. Lily Lolo Says:

    Hi Amber,

    To be able to recommend the right shades, please can you give us a bit more information about your complexion undertones and depth of colour. Do you have any peach or pink tones? We have a guide on our website ( http://www.lilylolo.co.uk/assets/images/pdf/001.pdf ) that will help.
    Don’t forget that you can purchase samples of our foundation for £1.49.

    We look forward to helping you further.
    Lily Lolo x

  218. Stella Says:

    Hi!

    I’m having quite a lot of trouble with foundation at the moment – I wear Cool Vanilla in No7 foundation but this looks very pink and dark in certain light. I’ve been matched to Estee Lauder Double Wear in 1N1 (far too orangey in real life but photographs well) and Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation in Warm Ivory (too yellow and dark in sunlight). I also wear BM in Fair and L’Oreal Infallible in Porcelain, which I think may be a bit too pale but less far out in the undertone department.

    I think it might be my undertone that throws people. I’m Asian but look very pale and pink next to most other Asian people. My skin does seem slightly olive compared with some of my Caucasian friends, but they are Irish and extremely fair. I’m both less golden and less pink than some of the English people I know. I have red cheeks and flush often, I burn before I tan and I also freckle easily.

    I really am not sure what’s going on here – might you be able to recommend some shades I should sample? Thank you so much!

  219. Lily Lolo Says:

    Hi Stella,

    Thanks for all the information, would you be able to send a picture of your skin tone in natural light to email@lilylolo.co.uk? It should help us to get more of an idea of which shade would be best for you. We look forward to helping you further. Lily Lolo x

  220. Yuen Says:

    Hi there,
    I hope you’re able to recommend the right foundation and concealer for me. I am Chinese but quite fair skinned. I tan fairly easily but do get a few freckles or sun spots on my face. Currently I use Bare Minerals in Light which works for me but I’ve seen so many good reviews about your products that I would love to try them out!

    Looking at my veins, they seem more blue than green, so contradicts what’s been suggested on this site. So I’m a bit confused as to which one I should go for?

    Many thanks,

    Yuen

  221. Lily Lolo Says:

    Hi Yuen,
    Thank you for your message. We would recommend trying a sample of Popcorn as this is the closet match to Bare Minerals Light, or Warm Honey and Warm Peach as these are also shades suitable for warm skin tones. You could also try Popsicle which is more suitable for cool undertones (your veins suggest you have cool undertones) and In the Buff for neutral undertones. The samples are available from our website for £1.49 each and don’t forget that you can mix different shades together to find your perfect colour.

    Many thanks
    Lily Lolo x

  222. Yuen Says:

    Hi, thanks for the quick response and recommendations! I will definitely try all those :) Can you please so recommend a concealer too?

    Thanks again,

    Yuen

  223. Lily Lolo Says:

    Hi Yuen,

    No problem, we are happy to help.
    The correct concealer shade will depend on which foundation you choose. Once you have tested and decided which one is the right shade, have a look at this guide
    ( http://www.lilylolo.co.uk/assets/images/pdf/001.pdf ) which will tell you the best concealer to compliment your foundation.
    If you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us on here or by calling our customer services team on 01482 640619.

    Many thanks
    Lily Lolo x

  224. Yuen Says:

    Excellent, I’ll let you know if I get stuck again but thanks for all your help :)

    Cheers,

    Yuen

  225. Elisa Says:

    Hi

    Im a nc25 and im wearing the color Sand in Everyday Minerals Jojoba base. Whats Lily Lolo’s equivalent shade foundation?

  226. Lily Lolo Says:

    Hi Elisa,
    We would suggest trying samples of Warm Peach, Blondie and Barely Buff. These are available on our website for £1.49 each and you can mix the shades together to get your perfect match.
    We hope this helps.
    Lily Lolo x

  227. Kate Says:

    Hi,

    I’ve tried samples of china doll, blonde and barely buff. The first two are too fair and barely buff I’ve found looks too pink for my skin.

    I was considering trying popcorn, warm peach and in the buff next, would that seem like the best options to try given the above?

    Thanks very much :)

  228. Lily Lolo Says:

    Hi Kate,

    We think that Popcorn and Warm peach will be best to try but In the buff might be a little too dark. We would also suggest mixing a little Barely buff with Blondie, but if this is too pink try mixing Blondie and Popcorn.
    We hope this helps.
    Lily Lolo x

  229. sylvia Says:

    Hi there, I’m an Asian with quite fair skin and tan fairly easily. My veins are more like a mix of blue and green. I’m currently using Bare Minerals foundation in golden fair and fairly light. Can you suggest me some shades? Thank you.

  230. Lily Lolo Says:

    Hi Sylvia,
    Thank you for your message.
    Our equivalent shades will be Warm Peach and Barely Buff. You could also try Blondie which is ideal for Neutral undertones.
    We would always suggest trying samples sizes of our foundation to find your perfect shade, these are available on our website for £1.49 each +p&p. Don’t forget that you can always mix the different shades together to get the correct match for you.
    We hope this helps
    Lily Lolo x

  231. Gema Says:

    Hi! I can’t decide my color. I’m using Mac Face and Body N1 and suits me perfect.
    Thank you a lot!

  232. Christina Says:

    Hi,

    I am indian with uneven skin colour, and yellow undertones. Quite dark circules under my eyes. I have tried the sample pot in Saffron but found it too orangy. Could you suggest which colours i should be using.

  233. Lily Lolo Says:

    Hi Gema,

    Thank you for your message. We would suggest trying samples of Blondie, China Doll and Barely Buff as these are all neutral shades similar to the Mac one you use. You can buy these on our website for £1.49 each.
    We hope this helps.
    Lily Lolo x

  234. Lily Lolo Says:

    Hi Christina,

    You should try samples of Butterscotch that is slightly lighter than Saffron, Coffee Bean which has slightly warmer undertones or Dusky with neutral undertones.
    Our PeepO Corrector is also great for dark circles and pigmentation when used under the Mineral Foundation.
    We hope this helps.
    Lily Lolo x

  235. Susanpbf Says:

    I love your foundation, but I’ve never been able to fully decide on a shade, I’ve always been a little doubtful about my choices. Some time ago I was colour matched at Boots as warm ivory but none of their foundations suit me. I would be very grateful for any advice about which one of your shades matches Boots No7 warm ivory most closely.
    Many thanks

  236. Lily Lolo Says:

    Hi,

    We have looked at the Boots shade and we think that either Candy Cane, Blondie, China Doll or Barely Buff. You can buy samples sizes of these foundations from our website for £1.49 + p&p.
    Don’t forget that you can also mix shades together.
    We hope this helps.
    Lily Lolo x

  237. Nina Says:

    Hi :-)

    I´m jusing China Doll as a foundation and (flawless silk finishing powder) – I´m quite pale in the winter time. But I tan kind of easy in the summertime. So now it seems a bit too light and “cold” to my skin colour. It kinda “hides” away my tan.
    Any advise which colour to choose for summer? Thank you so much :)

  238. Lily Lolo Says:

    Hi Nina,

    We sell samples of our foundation for £1.49 + p&p, and we would recommend trying Blondie and Barely Buff as these are neutral shades which are one and two shades darker than China Doll. Warm Peach is suitable for light skin but with a warmer undertone so this might be worth trying too.
    If any of these shades aren’t correct, you can mix them together. We hope this helps.
    Lily Lolo x

  239. Natalie Says:

    Hi,

    I have read the guide on finding the right shade but as I’m unable to get a true match colour from my monitor, what shade is similar to Boots No 7 matte foundation in Warm Ivory or BareMinerals mineral foundation in Fairly Light?

    I’m Asian with neutral undertones with light to medium skintone – judging by those two products mentioned I reckon it’s either, Barely Buff, In The Buff and either Blondie/Cookie…are my choices similar colour to those two products or do you have any suggestions on what colour to sample?

    Thanks

  240. aka Says:

    Hello, i was just wondering where i could buy the samples?

    Thank you very much.

  241. aka Says:

    oops, sorry. I just found it.

  242. Lily Lolo Says:

    Hi,

    We are glad you found them, please contact us if we can help with anything else.
    Lily Lolo x

  243. Lily Lolo Says:

    Hi Natalie,

    Our shade equivalent to fairly light is Barely Buff which has neutral undertones. The shades you suggested will be fine, so try samples of Barely Buff, In the Buff and Blondie.
    You can purchase these samples on our website for £1.49each and you can mix shades together to find your perfect match.

    We hope this helps.
    Lily Lolo x

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