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

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

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

Step 1 – Natural BB Cream

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

Step 2- Mineral Foundation 

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

Step 3 – Finishing Powder

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

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

Lily Lolo x

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

NEW From Lily Lolo for A/W’13

August 28th, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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GET THE LOOK

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

Below is Emma wearing everyday Autumnal makeup

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Face

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

Eyes

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

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

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

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

Lips

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

 

Here is Tess with  more dramatic night time  makeup

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Face

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

Eyes

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

Lips

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

What do you think of our new products?

Lily Lolo x

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

 

 

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 http://www.lilylolo.co.uk/assets/images/pdf/001.pdf

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.

 

 

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.

Back to basics: Choosing your mineral foundation

June 11th, 2012

It’s so important to find the right shade of mineral foundation for your skin tone. Customers ask about this quite a lot so we thought we’d share some hints and tips with you to help you achieve your desired look.

The best starting point is to look at your skin in natural daylight. If you have slight pink tones, then your natural colouring is cool. If you look peachier, your undertones are more likely to be warm, and yellow undertones usually apply to olive skin. If none of these are particularly obvious, then the neutral tone shades will suit you better.

Another good tip is to look at the inside of your wrists. If your veins show a blue tinge, then you’re more likely to have cool colouring. If they look green(ish) then warm tones will probably suit you better. Again, if you’re not obviously either one, then try the neutral tones.

Try our mineral foundation samples to test the shades before you invest in the full size one. We’d recommend ordering perhaps 2 or 3 samples. You can even mix our mineral foundations to create your own personal colour. This works particularly well if you’re in between shades. This is quite common as the seasons change.

Test the shades along your jawline, as it’s important that your foundation blends seamlessly from your face to neck with no obvious colour change. The right shade should almost disappear into your skin – making it look like your own natural skin but even more gorgeous!

If a shade looks a bit ashy, then it’s too pale for you. If it looks orange – even a tiny bit – then it’s too dark.

It’s also possible to tone down your natural undertones by choosing foundation that’s a shade away from your natural colouring. For example, to tone down pinkness, choose a neutral or warm shade and if your skin tone is too yellow or sallow, try a neutral or cool shade to brighten it up.

Finally, build up the coverage in several light layers to achieve the look of natural, flawless skin. After all, that’s what we all want isn’t it?

Pink Champagne anyone?

March 9th, 2012

We’re over the moon to announce that our Pink Champagne Mineral Eye Shadow has won the Natural Health Magazine Award for BEST Eye Shadow!

With its subtle pink colour and hint of a shimmer it’s a beautiful Spring shade that works great on all eye colours and as it’s such a versatile shade you can get stunning results when you pair it with shades such
as Khaki Sparkle, Mystery or Sidewalk

Take your Pink Champagne look from day to night by applying all over the eyelid with our Eye Shadow Brush before adding evening drama by blending Gunmetal into the sockets with our Eye Blending Brush for  added depth and definition to eyes.

How to conceal tired eyes

December 10th, 2010

Conceal-tired-eyesAh winter, don’t we just love you! Dark mornings and dark nights combined with a day at work and a few too many during the party season can result in terribly tired eyes.

If you’re struggling to conceal puffy eyes or dark circles try following these simple steps.

Before you reach for the concealer, try some of these simple tricks to reduce any puffyness – the old wives’ tale of cucumber slices really does work by naturally cooling and soothing.

Cold wet teabags – these are great for minimising puffiness as caffeine is dehydrating so helps dispel excess water in the tissue under the eyes. Plus, tea is an antioxidant so is great for your skin.

(Herbal tea bags are no good unless you drink chamomile, which is a natural anti-inflammatory so will help reduce any puffiness.)

Peepo!

Lily Lolo’s mineral concealer in Peepo is a yellow based concealer which is ideal for concealing dark under-eye circles.

Prominently, the undertones of eye bags are purple; these can look grey-y blue through the skin tone. Don’t be afraid of the vibrancy of Peepo, it easily blends into your skin tone.

For those who are really pale, try using mineral eyeshadow Cream Soda, as a concealer. It’s a slightly paler yellow which is excellent on very pale skin tones.

Yellow is the perfect colour to harmonise your under eye circles – it’s a simple colour science. Just take yourself back to the school days and picture the colour wheel. Yellow sits opposite purple and the two shades counteract each other. That’s why if you put them alongside each other you’ll see a huge clash!

Apply your Peepo or Cream Soda with a concealer brush, and buff into the skin in small circular motions.

Blend your mineral foundation over your face and the concealer, in light yet firm circular motions.

And now you will see a vast improvement in any dark circles and puffy eye-bags!

How to get maximum wear from mineral makeup

July 26th, 2010

flawless-matte-finishing-powder You only need to read the comments on our Facebook page for report after report about how durable our mineral foundation and mineral bases are.

Ensuring maximum wear is easy – it’s all in the application technique.

Always ensure your skin is well prepped, and well moisturised – but ensure your moisturiser is well absorbed before applying foundation. If you have excess moisturiser left over there’s a chance that foundation will look uneven or streaky.

If you have oily skin, it’s important to soak up any excess moisture which can cause makeup to slide. Flawless Matte is the perfect product for this, containing the oil absorbing mineral kaolin. Pay particular attention to oily areas such as the t-zone, dusting powder over the middle of the forehead and over the bridge of the nose and onto the shin. Buffing Flawless Matte into pores around the nose can really help refine their appearance.

Once skin is soft and dry to the touch buff mineral foundation into the skin in light layers, building coverage gradually, this technique allows each layer to settle giving stronger staying power.

Summer makeup: the wonders of Flawless Matte finishing powder

June 2nd, 2010

Flawless-Matte finishing powder In typical British summertime style, the warmer weather seems to come and go more often than the tide. Right now the sun’s out, it’s red hot and we’re all loving it (until of course it comes to trying to sleep, and then it’s a different story!), yet tomorrow it’ll probably be raining. Ah don’t we just love the British weather!

 So whilst it’s hot what should we do about makeup? It’s a nightmare watching foundation slowly slide down our face after every application. A great base is the best start to a long summer day. Cleanse, tone and moisturise (as usual let all the moisture soak into your skin before you start applying) and before you reach for the foundation apply a layer of Flawless Matte powder.

Flawless Matte contains kaolin, a soft, earthy clay mineral which has oil absorbing properties, making it perfect for creating a matte base with maximum staying power. Named after a hill in China where the mineral was very first mined, kaolin is naturally found as a white powdery rock and only has to go through minimal processes to be used in natural mineral cosmetics.

Flawless Matte also makes a great base for eyeshadow, the powder works in the same way as a primer would – creating a non oily base for the loose pigment – it gives eyeshadow extra staying power, prevents creasing and enables more vibrant colour. Try it for yourself by buying a sample!

How to cover problem blemishes with mineral concealer

March 29th, 2010

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Mineral concealer is a great choice for covering blemishes. Many people find that minerals help with problem skin, as they have antibacterial and properties in the form of zinc oxide.
 

The best way to apply mineral concealer is to use a concealer brush (we have a good synthetic one here for only £5). Use a brush that is silky soft and will not add to any irritation. Try not to use your fingers on spots or blemishes, you’ll only transfer the oil and dirt from your hands onto your face, and probably make the problem a whole lot worse.
 

Concealer can be applied either before or after your mineral foundation. Colour correctors are generally applied before, but with the skin toned concealers it’s really personal preference. Some people find it best to apply after the foundation so that they can see exactly how much product is needed, but as we say, there’s no right or wrong way.
 

For heavier coverage you can apply the mineral concealer in layers, building coverage in a few light applications. Work the powder into the skin, or problem area in circular motions.
 

Another good way to get heavy coverage is to use a flocked sponge (available here for only £4). The sponge picks up much more product than the brush, so with each sweep you’ll be applying more product. Remember, if you can always check your coverage in natural lighting.

How to clean makeup brushes

December 17th, 2009

makeup brushesIt’s important to keep makeup brushes clean – brushes are a harbour for bacteria so should ideally be washed once a week. Oil from your face can build up on makeup brushes leaving them greasy – not great for avoiding blemishes!

It’s best to use a mild shampoo, (baby shampoo is great) or an antibacterial washing up liquid will work fine. Remember to try not to immerse the full makeup brush into the water – 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 water 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.

Lily Lolo has a full makeup brush range. Click here to view the collection