Natural Health Beauty Awards 2010

April 21st, 2010

  We’ve had some fantastic news from our friends over at the national UK magazine Natural Health.

Natural Health award wins

In their 2010 Natural Health Awards, we’ve been highly recommended in 5 categories – it’s a great achievement for us, and another accolade to add to our ever expanding award portfolio.

We’ve been highly recommended in these categories:

  1. Best makeup range
  2. Best Skin Perfector; Flawless Silk
  3. Best Concealer
  4. Best Bronzer
  5. Best Eyeshadow

 

Natural Health magazine celebrates the best in natural beauty and healthcare annually with their winner and highly recommended categories.

The products are tried and tested by a panel of experts, who then determine the winners. We’re delighted to have done so well!

How to cover problem blemishes with mineral concealer

March 29th, 2010

how to cover blemishes with mineral concealer  

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 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’.

BUAV approved

February 11th, 2010

 

We’re proud to be officially recognised and approved under the BUAV Humane Cosmetics Standard for not testing any products on animals.

Lily Lolo’s entire product range is approved under the BUAV scheme and the globally recognised leaping bunny logo appears as our promise to you that our products have not been tested on  animals.

(BUAV is the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection which in everyday language means the campaign to stop testing of products on our furry animal friends).

Our BUAV accreditation is just another stamp of quality approval on our mineral cosmetics. It means that not only are the products you buy from us 100% natural, but also have not been tested on animals at any point throughout the supply chain. Read all about it here www.gocrueltyfree.org

The logo symbolises an extensive independent audit process and guarantees that no animal testing has occurred in any part of the product or its ingredients after a fixed cut-off date. (A fixed cut-off date is a date after which a company will not accept animal testing of any of its ingredients for cosmetic purposes.)

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

Lily Lolo mineral cosmetics wins Green Beauty Bible Awards

October 30th, 2009

Lily Lolo wins Green Beauty Bible AwardsLily Lolo in the Green Beauty Bible

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We’re delighted to have won The Green Beauty Bible Winner award for both of our top selling product categories, mineral foundation and mineral finishing powder. The prestigious accreditation has been awarded by the authors (and makeup gurus) of The Green Beauty Bible, Josephine Fairley and Sarah Stacey, as well as their panel of product testers.

 The latest version of the Green Beauty Bible hit stores this month, after Jo and Sarah’s latest revisions as their research has developed.

Comments from the tried and tested team on the foundation included:

‘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 makeup!’

Comments on the finishing powder included:

‘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’