Lily Lolo Campaign Shoot – Behind The Scenes

March 18th, 2019

If you follow us on Instagram (and if not why not!?) you might have noticed we were in London recently to oversee our latest model shoot for some exciting future campaigns. As always the team was fabulous and we’ve just had the final selections back and they are FAB! We just can’t wait to share with you! In the meantime here are some behind the scenes photos for you to enjoy!

All of the product out on display for Jane and Patsy to play with!

One of our gorgeous models Fatima getting prepped by Jane for the shoot

A selfie from Dani as she gets her hair styled

Linda making some final hair touches to Lola’s locks

The wonderful Mateusz Sitek getting that angle right

Some hair jooshin’ in-between takes

The glam squad were on hand to perfect

Our last shot! Such a great day, stay tuned for our final selections by following our social pages! To see more behind the scenes and some top tips from Jane Bradley and Patsy O’Neill click here!

Love LL x

Lily Lolo in San Francisco

February 6th, 2019

We’ve been super busy here at Lily Lolo HQ, we’re working hard behind the scenes on making our packaging more sustainable, packing all your orders and recently we got to take a trip to San Francisco to see visit one of our fave US stockists Credo Beauty. Credo are dedicated to bringing the very best in clean beauty products to the US market and we couldn’t love their ethos any more! We were there to take part in their first ever annual Clean Beauty Summit. Here’s what Vikki (Company Founder) and Amy (Marketing) got up to in the Californian city….

A bright and early start to make it down to London ready for the 11 hour flight, the traffic was so bad as we neared Heathrow and it was touch and go for check in!

After some much needed beauty sleep we woke up early, like 2am early, ready for a busy day of meetings ahead!

We explored the central Union Square area which boasts an impressive skyline and lots of shops before heading across town to meet our US distributor for a catch-up, then it was onto Credo to meet their team!

Amy squinting in the sunshine outside of Credo’s flagship store located on Filmore Street and the gorgeous Lily Lolo display inside the store.

Next stop Credo’s head office to meet Annie, Dawn and the team to talk about some exciting plans for 2019. It was so great to meet them all after years of emails and they gave us such a warm welcome.

Credo’s head offices located in the gorgeous Pacific Heights area of San Francisco

Day 2: The day of the Clean Beauty Summit and a caffeine fuelled early morning start over at The Battery Hotel ready for Vikki to have some photos taken.

We found some free time to see more of San Francisco’s tourist hotspots, here’s Vikki nailing that iconic Golden Gate Bridge shot!

Mrs Doubtfire’s house, located on 2640 Steiner Street was high on our must-see list so we stopped off there for a quick photo before heading back to the Credo Clean Beauty Summit.

Back at The Battery, these gorgeous rooftop views made the perfect backdrop for Credo’s brand founders’ video which will launch on International Women’s Day to celebrate female empowerment, we can’t wait to share the final cut!

With the video wrapped it was onto Next World to hear from Credo’s CEO Dawn Dobras and Co-Founder & COO Annie Jackson about what’s in store for Credo in 2019. The event finished over at The Batch for some much needed cocktails and a clean beauty panel.

We’d like to say a huge thanks to Credo for organising the event, it was an honour being one of the 200+ attendees at the summit. It was fantastic connecting with all the dreamers, doers, disruptors and drivers of Credo’s stocked brands! See you next year San Francisco!

Love Vikki & Amy xx

Let There Be Light!

October 2nd, 2018

 

You’re probably still getting over our Stellar eye palette launch from last month-we know we are! However we must compose ourselves, because another show stopping palette has just hit our website.

 

It’s time to light up the room with our limited-edition Aurora Eye Palette! Featuring shades inspired by the captivating beauty of a winter’s night, this is the one for creating mesmerising after-dark looks. From a shimmering rich gold to bold, matte midnight blue, this intense collection of shadows is pure magic for the new season.

 

 

The Aurora eye palette is a true force of nature, so get ready to shine like the star you are this party season!

Love,

Lily Lolo

 

 

 

 

 



Big Lash Mascara is here!

July 3rd, 2018

Fans of our original mascara, we have some huge news for you. Discover new Big Lash Mascara and create the fullest, longest, biggest lashes ever.

Oh yeah, that’s right, we’ve done the impossible and created a mascara that tops even our bestselling, cult favourite. We’ve tested formula after formula and tried way too many brushes, but after a few years of  creating and tweaking, we’ve really gone and done it. Big Lash Mascara really does have it all, with a cutting-edge formulation that combines ultimate volume and length, all-day wear and super-smart ingredients.

NEXT-LEVEL APPLICATION

Inside the super-chic, matte-black tube, the unique hourglass application wand breaks the mould. It’s all down to the voluptuous curves of the brush, which ensure unbeatable coverage, coating every last lash for incredible separation and seriously big results. For epic-looking lashes, apply mascara slowly from root to tip, gently wiggling the brush as you go. Allow to dry and repeat for high drama and volume.

NATURAL INGREDIENTS, AMPLIFIED

But the really big news? Not only is the effect so much better than faux, the formulation is vegan friendly, made using natural ingredients and without any potentially harmful chemicals. That means no carbon black and DEA, no parabens, synthetic perfumes or anything else that is unnecessary and unsafe.

We cannot wait to hear what you think of our new mascara, so make sure to comment below and let us know!

Love

Lily Lolo x

 



Hide and Chic! Pressed Correctors are here

March 15th, 2018

 You asked for them, and now they’re finally here! Introducing our incredible Pressed Correctors, created to work wonders on those skin issues we can all experience but would rather not show.

Available in two undetectable shades for targeted complexion correction, they’re a fantastic, skin-transforming extra step for clients who suffer from redness or permanent under-eye circles. And, most important of all, the formulation is gentle and lightweight, won’t clog pores or irritate delicate skin. Plus, of course, they work beautifully under our Mineral Foundation.

So which colour should you use?

Green-hued Pistachio neutralises redness, from rosacea to blemishes and acne while letting the skin breathe and heal. Apply before foundation, gently buffing onto the skin with a Baby Buki for larger areas, or a Concealer Brush for smaller areas. The yellow pigment in Lemon Drop makes eyes pop, concealing dark circles for a fresher, brighter look. To apply, gently buff into the under eye area with a Concealer Brush before applying foundation. try not to drag the delicate skin around the eye, soft circular motions work best. Both shades are infused with skin-loving ingredients too. Jojoba seed oil has antibacterial benefits, making it ideal for oilier skin types, plus zinc calms irritated skin. Sunflower seed oil is rich in vitamin E and essential fatty acids, helping protect and smooth for a healthier-looking complexion every day.

Which one will you be grabbing first?

Love

Lily Lolo x



Sugar, spice and all things nice

October 20th, 2017

We feel like we have been waiting a long time to share this years Christmas collections. Each year we spend months deciding on a theme and new products and we wanted this year to be delicate, rich and ever so tempting.  Now the festive season has finally arrived at Lily Lolo, we can finally share the  feast of beauty indulgences and the sweetest of treats. Take your pick from new Eye Palettes and cocktail inspired lip glosses, tempting limited editions and decadent gifts, all wrapped up in divine sugared-pink and gold. Now we’re all about the gift of giving but we are also thinking that we deserve a little treat ourselves … now which one to pick?

 

 

 

With a collection this tempting we think even the hardest-to-buy for beauty loves will be spoilt for choice

Merry Christmas

Lily Lolo x

 



New! Pure Indulgence eye palette

September 12th, 2017

 

We were just as sad as you at the thought of summer ending…but then the excitement of rich autumn makeup kicked in! We are thrilled to finally share our brand new eye palette- Pure indulgence. Just one peek of our new vegan friendly Pure Indulgence Eye Palette and you’ll want to devour every last shade. From soft and silky vanilla to rich chocolate and caramel, with this unashamedly indulgent collection of autumn-perfect hues and looks, you can have it all.

Shades from left to right: Vanilla, Caramel, Bonbon, Spice, Ganache, Red Velvet, Clove, Bitter Chocolate. 

What look will you create? a deliciously rich smokey eye or a subtle frosting of Vanilla and Spice? Either way you will be the envy of everyone still clinging onto summer.

Love

Lily Lolo x

 



Rosé anyone?

June 13th, 2017


Hot on the heels of our hit Champagne and Bronze Illuminators, we’re adding a gorgeous new shade to the line-up! Introducing Rosé Illuminator, created to give makeup a fresh and dewy, soft-pink finish. Enriched with argan and pomegranate oil, the long-lasting, sheer formulation instantly lends skin a gorgeous, natural luminosity and looks great on every complexion. It’s vegan friendly, free from fragrance and talc, and you’ll love the sleek, handy compact for on-the-go touch-ups, too.

Love Lily Lolo x

 



TWO CREAMS – 24/7 HYDRATION & PROTECTION

April 4th, 2017

We are unbelievably excited to share with you something we have been working on for a long time- our first skincare range ! After months of mixing and testing (we have no objections to being guinea pigs) we have finally created two skincare products to be proud of. We wanted our first two products to be suitable for all skin types, so that everyone could use it. As always, the hydrate day and night cream are made from natural ingredients,

FRESH START

Hydrate Day Cream

Start the day afresh with our nourishing and protective Hydrate Day Cream. Infused with high-quality organic ingredients, antioxidant vitamin E and rose geranium, plus sea-plant stem cells for increased radiance and tone, it’s the perfect pre-makeup step.



BEAUTY SLEEP

Hydrate Night Cream

Pamper the skin while you sleep with our luxurious Hydrate Night Cream. Bursting with high-quality organic ingredients to help skin repair overnight, this restorative evening ritual delivers optimal, soothing hydration. Nourishing argan oil, jojoba oil and aloe vera combine with detoxifying and relaxing rose geranium and lavender oils, while sea plant stem cells support cell production and skin renewal for increased radiance and tone.

Hydrate Night Cream

 

What’s your TYPE?

In the 11 years we’ve been creating the finest mineral makeup, we’ve come to know that, when it comes to skin, there’s no ‘one size fits all’. That’s why were already working on our next collection of skincare, specifically tailored for dry, oily and combination skin types.

We hope you love our skincare products just as much as we do, make sure to let us know if you try it!

Love Lily Lolo x

 



Back to nature – beauty in perfect balance

January 9th, 2017

Get set for a  fresh start

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

The beauty of pure minerals 

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

MINERAL FOUNDATION SPF 15

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

MINERAL CONCEALER

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

FINISHING POWDER

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

 

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

Love Lily Lolo x



NEW! Pedal to the Metal Eye Palette

October 14th, 2016

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What is this we see? another new eye palette? That’s right, we are being extra good to you lately and have launched another new eye palette- all in the space of a few weeks! Our hot new Eye Palette, Pedal to the metal, takes it up a gear with 8 highly pigmented, metallic shadows for creating intensely shimmering eye looks.pedal_blog_2

This new palette is guranteed to add some serious va va voom to your look this season, and here is how-

  1. Use with the eye shadow brush to apply your base shade all over the eyelid and up to the brow bone if using a light or nude shade
  2. Using the socket line brush apply a darker shade to the crease of your eyelid and blend in to create depth
  3. Use the eye blending brush to soften lines between shades and blend to create a seamless finish
  4. Create a smudgy eye line with one of the darkest palette shades using our dual end eyeliner and smudge brush

Have you tried any of our new palettes yet? or are you already starting to think about your christmas wish list ;)…

Love

Lily Lolo x



Lily Lolo Stockist Spotlight

September 12th, 2016

cest_bio_3Last month Lily Lolo turned 11 years old, but our journey this far wouldn’t have been possible without all of our lovely stockists, and we thought its about time to turn the spotlight onto them. This week we have asked some questions to Celia and Estefania from BioC’est in Marbella to get to know them a bit better!

WHO ARE BIOC’EST ?

Hi there! We are 2 good friends from uni that wanted to do something different and we believed we could make a great team together! 50% of the company is made of Estefanía, Pharmacist, from Marbella, dog lover,  Chihuahua owner, passionate and the impulsive part of the team.The other 50% is made of Celia, Pharmacist as well, from Madrid, more of a human than pets lover, optimistic and the patience side of the two of us! We opened our shop just over a year ago with the excitment of bringing both a combination of nature and style to any natural beauty lover out there, and the new ones that we’ve made along the way!As you can have guessed from this little introduction about us, the name comes from Bio-Ce (Celia)-est (Estefanía) so all together and with a little bit of imagination make BioC’est, which sounds good in any language!

cest_bio_2 DESCRIBE THE STYLE OF YOUR STORE

When we started picturing the store in our heads we imagined this white, clean, stylish and minimalist beauty concept store in which clients could come in and take their time to try our products and fall in love with aromas and textures and just to have been able to make it possible is like a dream come true!

WHAT DOES YOUR AVERAGE DAY CONSIST OF?

The best part of this job is that every day is just different! We love every part of it! From finding and solving the needs of our clients, to searching for new brands…We think that when you put your heart and you not only like but love what you do everyday becomes a new adventure!

WHAT WOULD BE YOUR FAVOURITE MAKE UP STYLE TO CREATE?

We truly believe that each of us have our own different beauty, so our favourite look would be that one in which you feel confident and happy with, we try to create very natural looks, enhancing the natural beauty of every woman and running away from this artificial stereotyped over-make up ones that in our opinion only hides who we are…but of course that’s only our opinion! One of the reasons we like Lily Lolo so much is that it allows us to do it very easily!cest_bio_1

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE LILY LOLO PRODUCT TO USE?

Mmm that’s a tricky question! It’s very hard just to pick one! So we are going to pick one each! Estefanía “I really love the concept of the brand, but if I have to choose one, the best for me is my “always-together” black eye pencil, an intense and soft basic, just love it! Celia “I have a complete set of Lily Lolo’s products but my favourites are the mineral foundations. They are so easy to apply and they blend perfectly in the skin with my “SUPER KABUKI” and the fact that they have SPF15 is my favourite part, you always get sunny days in Spain!

 BEST THING ABOUT COMING TO WORK?

The best part is watching our BioC’est community growing everyday and seeing the clients happy when we assist them in the process of finding the best personalised beauty routine and looks for them!

DO YOU HAVE A MAKE UP LOOK FROM YOUR TEENS THAT YOU LOOK BACK AND REGRET?

Oh yes! Who doesn’t?! Haha We were actually going to send you a picture so you could have some entertainment but at the click moment it was way too embarrassing!

 Thank you Celia and Estefania, we love the minimal style of  BioC’est, and we are very proud to be stocked in such a beautiful store. We’ll be featuring more of our fabulous stockists in the coming months.

Love Lily Lolo x

 



Enduring beauty…10 years of Lily Lolo

August 13th, 2015

 

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A decade ago, we started our journey to creating the high-performance, all-natural mineral makeup we dreamed of but couldn’t find, and today we’re as passionate as ever about making the world of beauty an even more beautiful place.

Our founder Vikki Khan, was so impressed by mineral makeup from the US, that in 2005 she began experimenting with her own creations.

Vikki then started selling the range online, packing and posting orders around her day job. On the first day’s trading in 2005, she took three orders. Today Lily Lolo is sold in 39 countries.

“I began Lily Lolo to bring amazing mineral makeup to women everywhere,” says founder, Vikki Khan. “In our tenth year, we’re still changing the face of beauty with natural products that do what they promise and help you look and feel gorgeous!”

As a busy Mum of two, Vikki is still an integral part of all the areas of the business and particularly enjoys developing new products for our loyal customers.

All the staff at Lily Lolo would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support, we couldn’t have done it without you.

Join us in celebrating by mentioning #ENDURINGBEAUTY #10YEARSOFLILYLOLO on social media.

Here’s to another 10 years, and lots of new exciting products to be launched very soon!

Lily Lolo x



We’ve done it again!

March 9th, 2015

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It’s time to open the bubbly; we’ve won some more awards, yippee!!

Tried and tested by an exclusive judging panel, Lily Lolo’s products have once again been victorious in the Natural Health International Beauty Awards 2015.

We are thrilled to announce that our Natural Mascara has won its category. This is the second award that our new formula has collected and in recent weeks natural beauty bloggers have been singing its praises across social media sites all over the world.

So why has it been so popular? Our Mascara will define, volumise and lengthen but is fragrance, silicon, alcohol free and proves that natural brands can hold their own against other mainstream mascara brands.

The full makeup range, Pressed Eye Shadow and Natural Lipstick were all awarded ‘highly commended’ which is amazing and we are very proud.

We love winning awards and it’s a great excuse for a celebration.

Lily Lolo x



Bold or Natural, what’s your favourite shade?

March 2nd, 2015

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Sometimes you will need to push yourself to change your go-to lipstick for a brighter alternative, but as long as it’s a complimenting hue for your skin tone, the results will be amazing.

Pale skin – A warmer red shade like French Flirt

Olive Skin – A deep red, Desire would be a flattering shade

Dark skin – Dark plum shades like Berry Crush

The colour of your lipstick can define the rest of your makeup for the day, so always have an idea which one you are going to wear before starting your makeup routine.

If you stick to the rules of heavy eye makeup with nude lips to balance it out, and toned down eyes with a bright bold lipstick, you can’t go wrong.

Lily Lolo’s Lipsticks have a creamy texture that delivers a burst of radiant colour. With added Vitamin E and Rosemary Extract to protect your pout, these Natural Lipsticks come in 10 stunning shades

Do you dare to be bold?

Lily Lolo x



Wow, we have LOVED 2014.

January 2nd, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lily Lolo x



Limited Edition Eye Palettes.

September 16th, 2014

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Have you ever dreamed about having all your favourite Lily Lolo Eye Shadows all in one place?

Well don’t dream anymore……it’s here.

Lily Lolo are introducing two beautiful Limited Edition Eye Shadow Palettes, consisting of both matte and shimmer shades in light for highlighting and dark shades for emphasising and adding depth.

Created using the perfect balance of natural ingredients, the beautifully soft and highly pigmented Eye Shadow Palettes will both contain eight individual shades.

Enchanted – Eight stunning shades for a modern twist on a classic smoky eye.

Laid Bare – Perfect for creating a natural daytime look with darker shades for added drama.

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Get the look – Enchanted Palette

We’ve created this statement eye look which adds an interesting pop of colour to your usual smoky eye.

Starting with an ivory base of Wishbone apply all over the lid and continue with this shade up to your brow bone.

Sweep the rich damson of Deadly Nightshade over your eyelid, softening the shade as you get towards the inner corners of your eye, and extend under the lower lash line.

Add Thunderstorm (petrol blue) for depth and drama to the outer crease of your eye and follow this around the socket line, blending and smudging as you go.

To make eyes pop, highlight your inner corners with Moonbeam, a shimmering nude peach.

Finish your look with two coats of our Natural Mascara for your Enchanted smoky eye.

 

Its time to start achieving a host of new neutral looks, smoky dramatic eyes, and everything in between.

Lily Lolo x



HOLY BROW! Beautifully defined eyebrows…

June 11th, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lily Lolo x



Naturally Eye Catching…new Pressed Eye Shadow

February 28th, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lily Lolo x



Discover Our New Look

January 27th, 2014

We are really excited to finally announce the launch of the brand new Lily Lolo.

Over the past 6 months the Lily Lolo team and London agency R-design, have been meeting, discussing, designing and refining to come up with the perfect new look for Lily Lolo.

We’ve always been proud of our expertly formulated mineral makeup, but we wanted the look of the brand to mirror the high quality of our products.

So after far too many travelling hours, endless cups of coffee and what feels like hundreds of meetings, we would like to present  our fabulous new look…

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Our products will still be made using the natural ingredients we’re famous for, but the packaging has had a face lift. All our makeup products will now come in beautiful new black and white boxes that will help add a more premium feel but of course without the premium price tag.

We really hope that you’ll love the new look as much as we do. We can’t wait to hear what you think of it and also to share with you what else we have coming up in 2014.

Lily Lolo x



SPF15 Mineral Foundation

January 27th, 2012

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

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

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



How to apply mineral foundation

March 17th, 2011

Mineral foundation Step 1: Moisturise. Ensure skin is clean and well prepped with a generous application of moisturiser. Well prepared and cared for skin will ensure the utmost staying power from your mineral foundation.

Step 2: Wait! – Wait until your moisturiser has been fully absorbed before application to ensure you don’t end up with patches or an uneven finish where the loose foundation has clung to the moisture. If you have an oily complexion, you might find a light layer of Flawless Matte finishing powder applied onto the dry skin before foundation will keep your foundation in place for longer.

Step 3: Disperse some foundation. Use the lid of the jar to collect some loose powder as you tap the base of the mineral foundation jar. Only collect a little at a time – you don’t need to overload your brush, as this could result in a cakey looking complexion.

Step 4: Choose your brush. For the best results we recommend using the Kabuki brush (£14.49 lilylolo.co.uk). Swirl the brush around the lid of the jar (holding the mineral foundation) allowing the brush to collect the delicate mineral powder. If the brush looks over-loaded give it a tap to knock off the excess. For a heavier coverage we recommend applying with a flocked sponge.

Step 5: Buff away! Using circular motions, start from the centre of your face, and work outwards, covering in light even layers as you go. Mineral foundation is buildable so you can repeat the process as many times as you like until you reach your desired level of coverage. Be gentle but firm, and reload the brush after several swirls to ensure an even and flawless finish.

mineral foundation Step 6: Once completed you’re ready to apply the rest of your makeup. Mineral foundation will warm with the surface of the skin and relax to a flawless base. If you find you have any loose powder left sitting on the surface, a clean flocked sponge (£3.99 lilylolo.co.uk) is a great tool for removing the excess. Simply lightly sweep over the face and it will collect any surplus powder.



Help choosing your mineral foundation shade

January 14th, 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.

mineral foundationWarm 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!



Finishing powder to set your look

January 11th, 2011

Makeup professionals and artists for photoshoots, film and TV use finishing powder as one of their staple makeup kit items. They’ll rarely attend a shoot without a fixing powder for one very good reason- it works!

The bright lights of a photoshoot, and long days on set really test the strength and staying power of a makeup brand. Finishing powder is often known as setting powder in the beauty industry as it is used as the final layer of powder. Often translucent or semi-translucent in colour it leaves the skin with a subtle gleam whilst helping keep the makeup base, bronzers and blushers in place.

flawless-matte-finishing-powder For years now, we’ve been demanding our makeup performs to a professional standard. We want products to be formulated so that we can rely on them all day long, and we want them to have strong, quality and natural colour pigments.

Many people don’t realise that finishing powder is the power tool of the makeup artist. Finish with a subtle shimmering powder with a silk effect for added staying power and added natural glow. Or, use a matte finish powder to keep shine under control throughout the day. (A loose powder compact includes a flocked sponge for additional touch ups throughout the day if you have oily skin).

Ever spotted makeup artists sweeping makeup brushes over the model’s face on videos and photos of photoshoots? – It’s more than likely that they’re removing excess shine caused by the heat of studio lights with a translucent matte powder.

For a subtle glow to your skin select a Lily Lolo finishing powder in a silk effect to set your makeup in place. We have the semi-translucent shade Flawless Silk which is one of our all time best sellers and even won the Green Beauty Bible award for performance, and Translucent Silk which appears white in the pot (applies completely translucent), for only £12.49.

To control excess oil on your skin, shine or to simply ensure your skin has an ultra matte finish choose Flawless Matte powder (also £12.49). The Super Powder brush is the perfect brush applicator for your finishing powder, you’ll find it here.



Winter skin survival

December 9th, 2010

If you’re anything like us, you’ll be complaining of tight skin and a dry complexion at this time of year. Especially so in these icy conditions! Coming in from the cold air into the dry air from the central heating over the winter days really dries the natural moisture and oils from the skin. The changes in the moisture levels can cause break-outs in even the most balanced of complexions.

Lily Lolo makeup is perfect for protecting the skin and harmonising the natural oil levels.

Here are our top products for winter skin survival this year:

1. Mineral foundation – with natural SPF protection Lily Lolo mineral foundation is applied to the skin in layers, won’t stick to any dry patches (unlike liquid foundation) and gives a flawless even coveragwinter-skine. For the most even coverage apply with our Kabuki or Super Buffer brush.

2. Peepo mineral concealer – harmonises purple undertones in the skin so is fantastic to use under the eyes if you’re suffering from tiredness, or perhaps a few drinks the previous evening.

3. Blush Away mineral concealer – another product which is great for harmonising colour in the skin – this one is perfect for hiding redness so great for applying over any spots or pinky imperfections 

Remember to apply concealers with a concealer brush, it’ll prevent dirty oils form your hands from getting into the pores on your face.

4. Finishing powder – finishing powders protect the skin, as they are applied as an extra layer. The powders with a silk finish also give the complexion a luminous glow, brightening the appearance of the skin.

Our Super Powder Brush is great for an all over dusting of a finishing powder.

5. Natural lipgloss – our ingredients include naturally protecting Jojoba, alongside beeswax which helps lock moisture into the lips, preventing chapping.



Summer wedding makeup

July 12th, 2010

Wedding season! We love it. What better excuse to buy new dresses and spend hours pampering? If you’re going to a wedding this summer, or even if you’re lucky enough to be a bride to be yourself – have you thought about your makeup yet?

You’ll need a good base which will last all day, and of course, look fabulous on camera. Clean skin followed by a dusting of Flawless Matte will keep excess oil at bay, and primes the skin ready for your foundation.

Apply your mineral foundation in layers, letting each light layer of powder settle before brushing on more, this way you’ll get a base which is really durable.

For a wedding, think pretty makeup, rosy cheeks and delicate features are perfect. Save the heavy bronzer and heavy eyeshadow for the evenings.

Peachy shades are also lovely; look up Ooh La La, Clementine and Candy Girl for ideas.

Keep eyeshadows neutral and delicate, shades like Miami Taupe, Golden Lilac, Pink Champagne, Vanilla Shimmer and Sandy Shore are perfect.Perfect-wedding-coverage

If you have light features consider ditching the black eyeliner and black mascara, try a softer shade like Mystery as a liner or the Blue Eyeliner, eyes will remain soft, but delicately defined.

A dusting of Translucent or Flawless Silk will give skin a healthy glow and for added sparkle dust a small amount of Star Dust to the cheekbones. Mixing Star Dust with your body lotion is also a great way to add subtle shimmer to your shoulders and décolleté – saves on buying another new product as well!

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Nude eyeshadows – on trend for summer

July 5th, 2010

summer nude eyeshadowsThe launch of our new Lily Lolo Summer Essentials eyeshadow collection, featuring four new eyeshadow shades, Vanilla Shimmer, Honey Peach, Miami Taupe and Moonlight are the perfect colours for the summer months.

British Vogue described nudity as the strongest trend for Spring Summer 2010/11; silks, layers and softly shimmering chiffons have dominated the catwalks for the season. Colours are calm, sensual and soft with focus on pearlescent shades in ice-cream colours, peaches, creams and subtlety of tone. Skin is flawless, lightly shimmering with a soft focus finish

The Spring Summer collections from the world’s highest profile designers show the trend to the fullest. There was layer upon layer of vintage chiffon to be seen on the catwalks at Stella McCartney and Karl Lagerfeld.

The four new eyeshadows from Lily Lolo are truly inspired and on trend as absolute makeup bag must haves for everyone this summer.



Britain’s Next Top Models love our Translucent Silk

May 18th, 2010

britains-next-top-model

Another of our Lily Lolo loving makeup artist friends, Rebecca O’ Sullivan has sent us some photos of her work at a recent event.

The girls from Britain’s Next Top Model (Living TV) strutted their stuff on the catwalk dazzling the audience with their flawless complexions. Our fabulous Translucent Silk finishing powder withstood the pressure under the heat of all the lights and cameras giving the skin a luminous and soft dewy finish. You can visibly see our wonder product on the photos.

Our finishing powders are one of our best selling lines, and are just one of the reasons that our products are so highly sought after amongst professional beauty artists.

Thanks to Brian Bateson for the photography



How to apply mineral foundation with a flocked sponge

February 23rd, 2010

Makeup SpongeA flocked sponge (with a soft velvety texture) is another great way to apply mineral foundation. The Lily Lolo one is a bargain at only £4.

The flocked sponge is a great tool if you prefer heavier foundation coverage, as the fine sponge hairs will pick up and hold more of the loose mineral powder. The sponge is also great for removing any excess powder on your face after you’ve used a makeup brush; it just picks up any loose grains still sitting on the surface after you’ve been buffing with the brush.

Versatile and washable (in warm soapy water, leaving to dry naturally) the sponge comes in its own plastic sleeve and is a must-have for mineral lovers. Here’s your step by step application guide:

1. As with brush application ensure your skin is well prepped; cleansed, toned and moisturised, ensuring the skin has absorbed all of the moisture before you begin applying the powder.

2. Tap some product into the lid of your mineral foundation pot, and mop up the powder with the sponge.

3. Dab and sweep the minerals across your face, working from the centre outwards, in the direction of any fine hairs.

Some people find that they like to apply mineral foundation wet – the flocked sponge is great for this, just wet under the tap, squeeze out any excess water and apply as normal.



The Green Beauty Bible Awards

February 23rd, 2010

 

Green Beauty Bible Winner

The Green Beauty Bible is a must-read for any beauty lover. Recently revised, the book is written and researched by top beauty experts Sarah Stacey and Jo Fairley, who are also both editors for the Sunday supplement You Magazine. They know their stuff!

  The Green Beauty Bible

Hosting their own awards annually for beauty products we’re delighted to have won the top award in categories, Foundation and Finishing Powder.  

The latest edition has been updated and relaunched, following an intensive product testing process, with a panel of over 1000 testers. The book looks at green and natural beauty products and answers the many questions that women have about their cosmetics and skincare, recommending the industry hero products as they go.  

 Here’s a glimpse of some of the testers thoughts on Lily Lolo:  

Lily Lolo Foundation  

Comments: ‘Took away most of the redness’ • ‘unbelievably natural finish, with a fabulous glow’ • ‘with a flush of blush and this, I’ve finally captured the no make-up make-up!’  

Lily Lolo finishing Powder  

Comments: ‘Angel dust in a jar – smooth, natural finish lasted for hours with little need to retouch’ • ‘set make-up perfectly and worked famously with my shiny skin: didn’t clog pores or sit heavy’ • ‘moderated shine so my skin looked healthy not greasy’ • ‘very smooth and silky texture, set my make-up and evened out my skin’ • ‘lovely product, providing a glow to the skin’.