The fairest of them all.

May 22nd, 2015

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

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

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

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

BB Cream – Fair – £11.99

Foundation – Porcelain and China Doll – £13.49

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

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

Lily Lolo x

3 steps to flawless looking skin.

January 16th, 2015



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

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

Step 1 – Natural BB Cream

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

Step 2- Mineral Foundation 

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

Step 3 – Finishing Powder

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

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

Lily Lolo x

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.



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lily Lolo x

Lily Lolo will help take you from coffee to cocktails.

December 13th, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lily Lolo x

Your Lily Lolo Christmas gift guide

November 1st, 2013

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

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


Gift sets

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Stocking fillers

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

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

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

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

Lily Lolo x

NEW Classic and Metallics Collection

October 7th, 2013

With Christmas just around the corner (how time flies!), we are very excited to announce the launch of our NEW Classic and Metallics Collection. Featuring two Eye Shadow Quads which contain beautiful shades that will create countless looks from dramatic evening smoky eyes to an understated day time effect, and two Shimmer Stripes to sweep across your cheeks, use as an eye shadow or even try the white stripe under the brow bone as a lovely highlighter.



Molten Bronze Eye Shadow Quadpeachy sheen, antique gold, antique bronze and shimmering black, that will ooze sophisticated glamour.

Smoky Rose Eye Shadow Quadshimmering white, perfect for adding a highlighting twinkle along with a dusky rose, taupe shimmer and rich matte brown, perfect for taking a look from coffee to cocktails.

Honey Glow Shimmer Stripes – cocktail of pink, beige and bronze stripes to add a healthy, warming colour with a shimmering glow.

Rose Glow Shimmer Stripes – perfect mix of shimmering pink and white stripes to give a dazzling rosy glow to cheeks and eyes.


Get the look:

Its easy to recreate some of the looks which can be achieved with our new collection, simply follow the step by step guides below!

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Tess is wearing Molten Bronze Eye Shadow Quad, Honey Glow Shimmer Stripes, Popcorn foundation and Demure Lipstick

Using the Molten Bronze Eye Shadow Quad apply the peachy shade all over the lid as a base, use the gold to highlight the center of the lid and blend the bronze colour into the socket to contour and then apply the black shimmer along the upper and lower lash lines for a smouldering look. Apply Honey Glow Shimmer Stripes to the cheeks, and use the lightest stripe just below the brow bone to highlight the eyes.

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Emma is wearing Smoky Rose Eye Shadow Quad, Rose Glow Shimmer Stripes, Coffee Bean and Warm Honey Foundation, with Love Affair Lipstick.

Using the Smoky Rose Eye Shadow Quad apply the white shimmer on the whole eyelid, up to the brow bone. With a clean brush sweep the dusky pink around the eye socket and under the lower lashes and into the inside corner of your eye. To get a startling smoky look, use the rich matte brown on the outer edge of the eye and blend round the socket. Try adding a little of the matte brown under the eyes and using a smudge brush to create this look. Apply Rose glow Shimmer Stripes across the cheek bones.

We’d love to hear what looks you create with our new collection.

Lily Lolo x

NEW From Lily Lolo for A/W’13

August 28th, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Below is Emma wearing everyday Autumnal makeup

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


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

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

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

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


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


Here is Tess with  more dramatic night time  makeup

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


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


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

What do you think of our new products?

Lily Lolo x

Holiday Makeup Tips

August 1st, 2013

Here at Lily Lolo we know the importance of taking the correct makeup on holiday. If you are going to a hot climate, it’s nice to wear minimal makeup during the day, maybe a light shimmering eye shadow like pink champagne. At the beginning of your holiday you might like to use Mineral bronzer to give you a sun kissed glow. It is advisable not to expose your face to too much sun as it can cause premature aging and skin damage, so a light dusting of our Mineral Foundation that is SPF15 will help protect your skin and cover any problem areas at the same time.

Like the girls in our office, I’m sure you will still use more makeup in the evening to create some dramatic looks. To save precious space in your luggage, take our pressed mineral eye shadow duos. These beautiful shades will complement each other and can be less messy. If you have over done the sunbathing, our Mineral foundation can be used to cover up any red areas of your body and because it doesn’t contain any nasty chemicals, it won’t cause any irritation. Don’t forget that you can mix a darker shade of foundation or bronzer with your current foundation to match your darker skin.

Lily Lolo tip: Only going away for a few days? Why not buy your favourite shades of foundation, finishing powder and bronzer in our sample sizes to help make more room for shoes.

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Foundation – light covering to help protect with SPF15

Eye shadow – a nice subtle light shimmer shade

Lash alert mascara – use our brown shade for a natural look

Bronzer – to make you glow


Foundation – can also be used to cover any sunburnt areas

Eye shadow – our pressed can also be applied with a wet brush for a more intense effect.

Mineral eyeliner – to define and accentuate your eyes

Lash alert mascara – use the black on a night to add glamour

Bronzer – use on the areas that would naturally catch the sun, cheekbones, nose and forehead

Blush – one with a shimmer to help highlight your cheekbones

Lip gloss – Let the added vitamin E & organic jojoba keep your pout protected


We hope these little hints help you look fantastic on your holidays

Lily Lolo x

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Festival makeup survival guide

June 26th, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lily Lolo x

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

June 17th, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

Lily Lolo x



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

The Glamour at Cannes

June 4th, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Let Lily Lolo bring out your inner glamour. x


Makeup Application: What’s the Best Way to Apply Makeup?

April 24th, 2013

We have spoken to the girls in the office, friends and family about what order they apply makeup and it seems it can be an individual preference for the right order. This could be because of routine or even being taught a certain order when they first started wearing makeup.

This is just our suggested order that will help eliminate any smearing or smudges from eye shadow, so coloured speckles don’t fall onto concealer or foundation.

1)    Cleanse tone and moisturise your skin for the day ahead, making sure to use a good quality moisturiser or BB cream. This will prepare your skin so your makeup will glide on and stay put longer

2)    Apply a small amount of our Prime Focus Eye Primer on your eyelids to make your eye makeup easier to apply and will maintain the colour longer.

3)    Add your eye shadow and blend several colours together to get the right look (see last week’s blog for tips, How to achieve everyday smoky eyes look). It’s always best to apply eye makeup before foundation or concealer as excess eye shadow might fall under the eye. It can be easily removed with a cotton wool pad at this stage. This will avoid smearing it in your foundation and dis-colouring.

4)    Our Natural Eye Liner can be added to upper and lower lashes to complete your eye makeup.

5)    Now your skin has time to absorb the moisturiser and it isn’t too greasy, you can apply your foundation.

6)    Concealer can be applied to all the necessary areas, usually under the eyes and the side of the nose and blended for a flawless finish.

7)    Add a light covering of bronzer or blusher to help your skin glow.

8)    Accentuate your lashes with Lash Alert Mascara in either black for a dramatic look, or brown for a more natural effect.

9)    Finish off with a lipstick or lip gloss. Its best to choose a colour that is in the same shade family as your blusher, pink with pink peach with peach.

Everyone’s got different regimes for application, these are just our recommendations. What are yours?

Lily Lolo x



How to achieve everyday smoky eyes look

April 15th, 2013

Here at Lily Lolo we know that ‘smoky eyes’ are always a look that you would like to perfect.

Before starting, try using our Prime Focus Eye Primer as a base. This will help to conceal or correct any discolouration and dark areas around the eyes while providing the perfect base to apply your eye shadow for extra staying power.

Cover the whole eye lid area up to the brow bone with a light coloured eye shadow like Vanilla Shimmer. Using a darker shade, we’d recommend smoky brown; apply to the outer edge of the eye socket to make your eyes really stand out. You can also sweep the colour along your lower lash line for more definition.

The Natural Eye Liner in black can then be used to put a line along the upper lash line, use a blending brush to smudge this to complete the smoky effect and add our Lash Alert Mascara in black or brown to finish.

Remember you can use any colour eye shadows to get this look. Our pastel shades Green Opal and Parma Violet will look great over the summer months.

Check out this video of our makeup artist Nadira Persaud, showing you how to create a more dramatic night time smoky eye look.

Lily Lolo x



April’s Product of the Month – Green Opal Mineral Eye shadow

April 7th, 2013

This month we would like to take a closer look at our popular Green Opal mineral eye shadow, which continues to attract the attention of both our new and existing customers. This pastel shade is bang on trend for this Spring, with most of the high street stores showcasing clothes, accessories and shoes in soft greens, purples and mellow yellows influenced by 60’s style .

Our range of loose mineral eye shadows are highly pigmented for a long lasting, durable finish and are extremely gentle on eyes. The shimmer element of this shade will reflect the light and make your eyes shine.

Why not try sweeping a small amount of this eye shadow across the whole eye socket then use a wet makeup brush to add a more intense line above your eyelashes.

To create a more dramatic ‘night time look’, use the Green Opal on the whole eye area and define with Witchypoo eye shadow at the edges of your eye and blend in around your eye socket.

The Green Opal will also compliment other pastel shades in our range, Parma Violet and Pink Champagne will give you the perfect Spring look to make your eyes the center of attention.

Lily Lolo x

Spring clean your makeup bag

March 31st, 2013

Although you wouldn’t think it with the horrendous weather, it is now officially Spring. As many of you will be Spring cleaning your houses and wardrobe, don’t forget to have a clear out of your makeup bag.

It is always best to empty everything out on a towel in case any of the products have lost their lids and to avoid spillage. The girls here at LL HQ like to split their everyday wear and weekend makeup. As you can imagine we like our makeup items and we find it quicker to get ready without rummaging through all the different products. We would recommend throwing away any products that you have had for over 3 years.

While you’re cleaning your bag out, this is a great time to wash your makeup brushes , though it is recommended to do this every couple of weeks to keep them lovely and clean and hygienic. This can be caused by the build-up of makeup, dead skin and oil.

You can use any gentle shampoo, one that works for your hair is less likely to irritate your skin.

Remember not to immerse the full makeup brush into the water as this can affect the glue bond that holds the bristles together. Hold the brush upside down, and with bristles pointing downwards run warm water over the brush from above.

Use the shampoo on the bristles, gently working it into a lather. Work the shampoo from the base of the bristles outwards, then rinse the lather away holding the brush in the same position. The water will run cloudy from the old makeup, so continue the process until the water runs clear.

Always leave your makeup brushes to dry naturally, preferably laying them on their side to prevent any water running into the handle, as this will loosen the bond.

We don’t know about you, but we always love the feeling after we have cleaned our makeup bags, we feel more organised instantly.

Lily Lolo x

Happy Mother’s Day from Lily Lolo!

March 10th, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

Lily Lolo x


How to apply mineral foundation

January 23rd, 2013

The start of a new year is the perfect time to embark on a healthier lifestyle and clearout your makeup bag of products containing harmful and totally unnecessary chemical nasties.

Lily Lolo Mineral Foundation is free from Nano Particles, Bismuth Oxychloride, Synthetic Dyes, Synthetic Fragrances, Petrochemicals, Parabens and Talc, making us the perfect choice for you to try in 2013.

We’d always recommend trying two or three samples of our mineral foundation first to ensure that you find your perfect match, samples are available for just £1.29 each + p&p or why not give the gift of gorgeous skin by treating someone to a Ready, Set, Glow collection for £11.99 + p&p

To choose your shade you first need to determine if your skin has cool pinky undertones, warm peachy undertones ,  olive yellow undertones or if your skin-tone is balanced, in which case our neutral foundations are a great place to start.

You can also find help choosing your shade with our online guide

LL Tip – Mixing two foundation shades can help you find your perfect shade if you’re in-between two.

Applying your mineral foundation is quick and easy to do,

  • Step 1 – Moisturise your face and allow a couple of minutes for the moisture to absorb, your skin needs to be dry for the best results.
  • Step 2 – Shake a little powder out of the jar and into your lid before swirling the product onto your Super Kabuki brush, tap off any excess powder and remember a little goes a long way.
  • Step 3 – Using circular motions buff the powder into your skin, blending evenly as you go.  Build up your coverage in light layers until you reach your desired finish.

Watch our latest Mineral foundation application video for more hints and tips on applying your new foundation.



Gift Ideas for Christmas

December 6th, 2012

Stocking FIllers

We all love to give and receive gorgeous gifts at Christmas time, but sometimes the choice can be overwhelming.

Here at LL HQ we’ve tried to help you out by picking out a few of our favourite combinations for stocking fillers and putting together some stunning gift sets that are the perfect present for that special someone in your life or a tempting treat for yourself!

Eye, cheek and lip products are fantastic as stocking fillers as there’s so many shades to choose from! Here are some our favourite shades and combinations,

Black eye pencil & Lash Alert mascara

Miami Taupe & Moonlight, Pink Champagne & Golden Lilac, or Sticky Toffee & Smoky Brown, eye shadow

Ooh La La or Sunset paired up with our super soft Angled Blush Brush

Love Affair lipstick & Damson Dusk lip gloss for mauvey pinks or Demure lipstick & Peachy Keen lip gloss if a lover of peachy shades.

LL Tip – Team our clear lip gloss over any shade of our luscious lipsticks to add a high gloss finish to all six shades.

Our Limited Edition collections, Retro Glamour, Glamour Eyes and Shimmer Eyes are a quick and easy choice if you’re unsure of what colours to choose for someone else.  Containing a selection of products in classic shades and catwalk colours you can’t go wrong as there’s a way to wear them for most skin-tones and ages.  £14.99-£24.99

Buying a gift for a Lip Gloss lover? With three options to choose from our Gloss-ary sets are a must-have! Choose from, Pinking of you, Cue the nudes and Gloss around the clock and you’ll receive three stunning ‘full size’ lip glosses all packaged up in our Gloss-ary presentation box for just £17.99.

Give the gift of gorgeous skin – For someone new to minerals our Ready, Set Glow kit will give everything needed to get started, each kit contains a selection of three sample size jars of foundation, a sample of our award-winning Flawless Silk finishing powder and our handy sized Baby Buki brush all packaged up in a stunning gift box, choose from light, light-medium or medium for £11.99.

Every makeup lover knows the importance of using the right tools, treat them to a Lily Lolo 7 Piece Luxury Brush collection all wrapped up in our luxury faux leather case, £39.99.

Don’t forget you can have your orders packaged up in our beautiful gift wrap box with gift card if you want to put together your own gifts .

Which eye shadow is right for me?

November 28th, 2012

Lily Lolo Mineral Eye Shadow

With more than 30 shades to choose from, we understand that it can be difficult to choose your favourite Lily Lolo mineral eye shadow shade, that’s why we’ve put together some details on which shades compliment which eye colour.

Blue or grey eyes look perfect when teamed with taupe, grey, violet, purple, silver or browns.  We’d recommend Miami Taupe, Sticky Toffee, Golden Lilac, Bronze Sparkle and Choc Fudge Cake for shades you can reach for again and again.

If your eyes are green then brown eye shadows from the lightest beige to deep chocolate browns will look stunning on you. Soft Brown and Black Sand are firm favourites for a matte finish or to add a little shimmer, look to Sticky Toffee and Moonlight. Brown shades are great for creating an alternate smoky eyed look. Be bold by adding a pink or purple into your look too, you may be surprised at how beautiful they can look when teamed with glistening green eyes.

Brighter colours such are pinks and purples will also work beautifully if you have hazel eyes. For a delicate touch of colour our award winning Pink Champagne or soft Parma Violet are perfect, add a flash of colour with our Deep Purple shade as an eyeliner or to add depth to the socket line and really make those eyes pop!

Most eye shadow shades will work well with brown eyes so why not experiment with a bold bright shade such as Pixie Sparkle? Greens work beautifully with brown eyes, shades such as Cosmopolitan and Khaki Sparkle give you a choice of finishes and are so versatile that they can even be used as an eyeliner with a wet eye definer brush.

We all love experimenting with our makeup so if there’s a shade that you love, don’t be afraid to try it.  Our eye shadows can be dressed up or down as you wish, from a sheer wash across the full lid to applying with a wet eye shadow brush for a more intense colour.  Using a smudge brush or eye detail brush will allow you to get creative with the shades from a smudgy, smoky eyeline to the slickest feline flick, our eye detail – eye smudge brush is the perfect tool for the job!

You don’t have to choose between a lipstick or lip gloss!

November 7th, 2012

Lipstick & Lip GlossGone are the days of having to choose between being a lipstick or a lip gloss girl, with rich colours and moisturising formulas our lipsticks and lip glosses have something for everyone!

With a creamy, nourishing formula our lip glosses offer a range of eight shades with glossy finishes, with or without shimmer.  They’re not sticky so you won’t find your hair getting caught on them in the wind and with a balmy texture they’re perfect to protect your pout.

Damson Dusk is fast become a makeup bag must have with a deep, dusky pink mauve shade it echoes the colour often found in natural lips and with a strong pigment it bridges the gap between lipstick and lip gloss. LL Tip – Damson Dusk is the perfect shade to wear on top of Love Affair lipstick for added intensity and shine.

Our lipsticks are super smooth and a far cry from dated drying lipsticks, since they started to re-appear on the catwalks our customers have been crying out for a Lily Lolo lipstick and in July this year they got their wish!  Choose from six stunning shades, natural peachy beige ‘Demure’ to dramatic and daring ‘Desire’ our cool, intense red.

With a rich, creamy texture they’re packed with vitamin E and rosemary extract which will keep lips nourished and protected while giving a natural glow which you can build upon for added colour intensity.

Why not take a break from your norm and give a lipstick or lip gloss a try, we’re sure you’ll love them just as much as we do.

Create some drama!

October 25th, 2012

As the months grow colder and the nights draw in it’s the perfect time to change your eye makeup and bring in warm, rich shades that will create dramatic eyes!

Miami Taupe, Mystery and Soul Sister are must have eye shadow shades to create a base colour for your new look, take a wash of colour across the eyelid before choosing a complimenting darker shade such as Moonlight, Cosmopolitan, Khaki Sparkle or Witchypoo to add depth and drama to the socket line of your eye.  Be sure to blend well using the Eye Blending brush to create a soft edge between shades.

Taking a little of the darker shade underneath the outer corner of your eyes too will pull the whole look together to give smouldering, dramatic eyes.

Highlight the inner corners with Orchid or Gold Digger before using the black eye pencil to draw on your eyeline as close to the lashes as possible (this will help give the illusion of full thick lashes) and flick up towards the end of your brow to really bring those eyes to life.

Finish off with two or three coats of our fabulous Lash Alert mascara and you’re good to go!

LL Tip – When creating drama on the eyes be sure to keep lips soft or neutral.

There’s a shade to suit all with our Shimmer Eyes Collection

October 17th, 2012

With party season fast approaching we’ve created three shimmering limited edition eye shadow shades.  Whatever your eye colour there’s sure to be a way to wear them as our mineral eye shadows are so versatile when used wet or dry.

Amethyst – A Gorgeous Purple Grape with shimmering golden undertones

Midnight – A twinkling Midnight Blue with shimmering silver highlights

Mystical – A Shimmering intense Silver Grey

 If your eyes are blue or grey then a wash of Mystical over the entire lid teamed with a fabulous feline flick using either Amethyst or Midnight with a wet eye definer brush is sure to make them pop, or why not try Midnight applied with a wet eye shadow brush to really enhance the colour of your eyes.

A jewel like shade such as Amethyst can be perfect for bringing out the glamour of green eyes and enhancing the beauty of hazel eyes, add depth to the socket line by adding Midnight or Mystical to create a twist on a classic smoky eye look.

 Brown eyes really allow you to experiment and be bold with the eye shadow shades you wear, a smudgy, smoky eye line applied with the smudge brush to the upper and lower lash-lines with any of our new shimmering shades will create an stunning, edgy look.

Our three shimmering shades are only available as part of our limited edition gift collections, Shimmer Eyes contains all three shades for just £14.99 – you’ll be shimmering all season long!

The countdown has begun…

October 4th, 2012

christmas gift sets

It’s that time of year where Christmas is just around the corner and everyone’s starting to think about what to add onto their Christmas list and what presents to buy.

For winter 2012 we’ve launched three stunning collections, perfect for the party season or a glamorous gift.

Emphasise eyes and lips in classic shades with our stunning Retro Glamour Collection for just £24.99.  Containing exclusive limited edition Mystical eye shadow, an exclusive limited edition mini lip brush, a glamorous silver grey eye pencil, our must-have Lash Alert mascara and nourishing Desire lipstick all enveloped in our gorgeous new faux leather makeup bag it’s the perfect gift to create twinkling eyes and a perfect pout.

Our Glamour Eyes Collection allows you to give the gift of catwalk glamour for just £19.99. This glamorous gift contains two brand new and exclusive limited edition eye shadows in Amethyst and Midnight, along with our exclusive limited edition mini dual end brush and our gorgeous Lash Alert mascara. Packaged to perfection in our new faux leather makeup bag you won’t want to give this give away!

For the ultimate shimmering eye shadow gift we’ve added a glistening twist to our Eye Spy gift box and put together our limited edition Shimmer Eyes Collection containing all three limited edition eye shadow shades packaged up exclusively in our Eye Spy box for just £14.99.

  • Amethyst – A Gorgeous Purple Grape with shimmering golden undertones
  • Midnight – A twinkling Midnight Blue with shimmering silver highlights
  • Mystical – A Shimmering intense Silver Grey

Create your own twist on London Fashion Week

September 19th, 2012

London fashion week

As the final few days of London Fashion Week are upon us, we love what we’re seeing. It’s fascinating to see so many new creative trends in store for us over the coming months!

A lot of the looks we’re seeing on the catwalk are winter florals with a bold print twist, and it hasn’t stopped there, with makeup looks matching the same striking, vivid hues.

Designer Louise Gray once again gave us bold shades creating a strong statement with bright eye shadows and pink blush in contrasting opposite shades for a modern twist on a fun, girly look. This can be easily achieved using our products. For the eyes apply Pixie Sparkle mineral eye shadow all over the lid with a flash of Gold Digger across the centre. Then apply a bright pop of pink blush to the apples of the cheeks such as Surfer Girl or Ooh La La, layering as you go until you achieve your perfect fashionista look.

Antoni & Alison gave us a twist on smoky eyes, with richer, brighter shades than usual, contrasting with nude lips and no blush.

Steal their catwalk style by applying your mineral foundation base and concealer only where needed, apply eye shadows in shades such as Bronze Sparkle across the lid, with Deep Purple blended heavily into the socket line and sweeping outwards. Add a thick line of Black Eyeliner and lashings of Lash Alert mascara. For added intensity on the eyes, keep your pout looking natural with a lipstick shade such as Demure or a slick of Clear lip gloss.

Autumn Radiance

September 3rd, 2012

Autumn Radiance

As the weather starts to take a chillier turn our thoughts turn to updating our look and getting a warm autumnal glow, our brand new shades are perfect for adding a warming touch of colour, are easy to apply and give you a natural, healthy look.

Using Soul Sister Mineral Eye Shadow, sweep a wash of colour across the eyelids. Soul Sister has a flattering demi-matte finish which gives just the right amount of lift to your eyes. Add depth and drama next by blending Cosmopolitan into the socket line (our Eye Blending Brush is great for this).

Finish off your eyes with two coats of our fabulous Lash Alert mascara.

Top Tip: Cosmopolitan used with a wet Eye Definer or Eye Detail brush will give a stunning eye liner shade too!

Using Sunset Mineral Blush will help to create a healthy looking, rosy glow to the apples of your cheeks or give skin a natural shimmering lift with Goddess.

For a dusky pink lip, Damson Dusk Natural Lip Gloss is ideal, echoing the shades often found in natural lip colours to enhance your perfect pout, you’ll fast find it becoming your everyday essential!  Or why not try our glistening Cocktail shade for a warm lip gloss to add a touch of glamour to any look, this deep, peach apricot shade has just the right amount of shimmer and is on trend for a stunning catwalk lip look.

Framing your eyes – daytime to evening

August 20th, 2012

We all like to change our looks, with many of us having a natural daytime look and a more glamorous look for an evening out. And, we all know what it’s like – a last minute evening out can leave you needing a quick makeup fix to take your look from coffee to cocktails!

Mineral eye shadows are versatile enough for a quick makeup fix without needing to carry your full makeup bag around all day.

Daytime look

Shades such as Sand Dune, Vanilla Shimmer and Cream Soda are the perfect wash of mineral eye shadow for a day at the office or natural daytime look.

Add depth to your eyes using Miami Taupe, Mudpie or Sticky Toffee by blending into the socket lines, and then add definition by using an eye liner close to the lash line. Our natural eye liner is soft, quick and easy to apply and can even be used on the waterline. They’re also perfect for those busy mornings when you’re short on time.

If you’ve got more time during your mornings, then a mineral eye shadow is perfect to double up as a natural eye liner. Simply wet your Eye Detail – Eye Smudge Brush or Eye Definer Brush and sweep a line of Black Sand, Mudpie or Miami Taupe across the lash line. Adding some colour underneath your eye lashes will also give you a wide awake look.

Finish your natural look with a coat of our Lash Alert natural mascara to help volumise and lengthen your lashes.

Evening look

By adding more drama or shimmer to your eyes, you can quickly take your daytime look into the evening. Try blending a mineral eye shadow such as Moonlight into the outer corners of your eyes, and then using a wet Eye Detail – Eye Smudge Brush or Eye Definer Brush, draw on a thicker lashline and take it outwards towards the end of your eye brow to give a stunning feline flick. For the ultimate retro glamour look, apply Witchypoo eye shadow as your eyeliner.

Don’t forget to apply two further coats of Lash Alert natural mascara – and you’re ready for anything!


Lip colours and blushes

August 13th, 2012

Are you ever left pondering over which shade of lip colour to wear with your mineral blush? The answer is quite simple – match them together!

The general principle still stands: Your blush shade should be one that accentuates your skin tone. Think of the flushed tone of your cheeks after exercising and that’s the colour you should aim for when choosing your blush. The perfect colour is one that looks as natural as possible.

When choosing a lipstick, lip gloss, or lip liner, base your selection on your natural lip colour. For example, if your lips appear more pink, stay within the pink and peach/pink family of shades. If your lips appear more red, use reds or orange based shades. Fleshier skin tones should use mauves or shades with a brown undertone, and for the darkest skin tones use dark reds and plum.

The following blushes and lip colours match beautifully:


Surfer Girl and Candy Girl mineral blush with Scandalips and English Rose natural lip gloss.

Dusky Pinks / Reds

Rosebud and Flushed mineral blush with Bitten Pink natural lip gloss, Romantic Rose, Desire and French Flirt natural lipstick.


Cherry Blossom, Beach Babe, Juicy Peach and Clementine mineral blush with Peachy Keen natural lip gloss, Demure and Intense Crush natural lipstick.

Browns / Mauves

Rosy Apple mineral blush with Love Affair natural lipstick.

Remember that mineral blush and lip colours not only add a tinted hue to your skin, but they also provide depth and dimension too, making your face come alive.


Correct your way to perfection

July 25th, 2012

When it comes to makeup, most of us know the essential basics such as mineral foundation and mineral concealer, but many people forget about the useful corrector.

A corrector is often mistaken for being the same as a mineral concealer, but they actually serve a different purpose. They’re designed to correct and neutralise the appearance of discolouration – great for anything you want to camouflage. Mineral concealers, on the other hand, are intended for heavier coverage alongside your mineral foundation.

Our correctors neutralise the problem colour or discoloration by using an opposing colour for coverage. So, if you have redness of the skin from conditions such as spider veins, blemishes, acne or acne rosacea, you’ll benefit from using our green tinted corrector, Blush Away.

If you have pigmentation, dark spots (liver spots) or darkness around the eye area, then our yellow corrector, PeepO, is recommended.

Tips for using your corrector:

Before applying your mineral foundation, sprinkle a tiny amount of the corrector into the lid. Then using a Concealer Brush, work the corrector into the brush and apply sparingly to the areas you want to cover.

Never apply corrector over the top of your mineral foundation as it alters the makeup base and your skin colour will look off balance.

Then apply your mineral foundation – with a mineral concealer if heavier coverage is desired.

Remember, correctors neutralise the affected areas to blend in with your skin tone which makes your foundation appear fresher, leaving you with naturally beautiful looking skin.

Beach life!

June 25th, 2012

When you’re not sunbathing by the pool or strolling down the beach, we want you to have the perfect holiday look without spending too long in front of the mirror.

Will you be a Beach Babe or Surfer Girl with our stunning summer collection?

Beach Babe – create your look

Apply Beach Babe mineral blush with our Angled Blush Brush to the apples of your cheeks to give a sun-kissed glow that will contour and define your face.

Add a touch of glamour to this natural beach look with a mineral eye shadow by sweeping Sand Dune Mineral Eye Shadow across your eyelids as a base or a natural ‘no makeup’ look using our Eye Shadow Brush. Then add depth to your eyes by blending Black Sand into your sockets with our Eye Blending Brush.

Surfer Girl – create your look

Using our Angled Blush Brush, apply Surfer Girl mineral blush to your cheeks to give a gorgeous healthy glow, as if you’ve just caught a wave! To finish the look, add a slick of Black Sand with your wet Eye Definer Brush over a dry base of Sand Dune, applied with your Eye Shadow Brush.

Our Clear Natural Lip Gloss with complete both looks and keep your lips soft and smooth.

You can even create a golden all over glow with a mineral bronzer! A sweep of our Waikiki will add colour and enhance your natural tan. Mix a small amount with your favourite body lotion too, as it’s essential to keep your skin moisturised when spending time in the sun.

P.S. Don’t forget the sun cream and plenty of water to keep your skin hydrated!