Effortless makeup with Lily Lolo

lily lolo makeup review

lily lolo makeup review

lily lolo makeup review

I love mineral makeup, but every once in a while I lose my way and forget all about them. Then I find my way back and wonder: why did I ever leave you?

Usually it happens, when my skin is acting up. When my skin is dry or having breakouts. It sounds weird, but mineral makeup works both for dryness and for acne. And it’s just so effortless. Easy, natural and beautiful.

And now I’ve found yet another mineral makeup brand I think I’m starting to fall in love with.

LILY LOLO mineral makeup review

Products received as pr-samples

Lily lolo’s makeup products are based on minerals and other natural ingredients. They are one of those pure mineral makeup lines, which don’t contain any harmful or unnecessary chemicals. They don’t even contain silicons, as some mineral makeup brands do. In addition the brand is certified cruelty free and most of the products are vegan.

But more importantly – the products are easy to use. And they’re great.

Lily Lolo’s Mineral Foundation  is lovely – just like a good mineral foundation is. It evens out the skin tone, hides small blemishes or redness and looks extremely natural. You can build it up and choose how much coverage you want. Mineral makeup also typically reflects light, so your skin looks radiant. It also looks great in photos (haha). I find that it also lasts pretty well on my skin. If I want it to last even longer, I do apply some powder on top of it on my T-zone.

The foundation – as well as the eyeshadow – comes in a simple yet smart packaging. Loose minerals can typically be messy, but these have lockable sifters, which means it’s easier to dose the product.

My color in the foundation is Popcorn, which is described as “Light-medium, warm with peach undertones”. If you’re not sure about your undertones or have no idea what I’m talking about, go read this post about makeup and undertones!

The Pressed Blush in the shade Ticled Pink is a pretty every day color. It’s a sheen peachy pink color, which means that it has a lot of glow and shimmer to it. You could almost use it as a highlighter. If your skin is very dry, I would recommend a matte blush. My skin is dry on the cheeks and I find that shimmery colors tend to emphasize the dry spots. Once my skin gets back to normal, I think I will appreciate this glowy blush more.

The Mineral Eye Shadow I chose is a golden color named Sticky Toffee. It’s a pretty color with an amazing pigment. It’s also easy to use. Here I just applied it all over my lid with my finger – no brushes needed! When I want to wear something very simple, I just choose one color and apply it all over my eyes like this. It also works for other colors. Do try it!

And then to the lip products – which are my favorites. I have the Natural Lip Pencil in Hot Pink and Natural Lip Gloss in English Rose. These work beautifully together and I’ve been wearing them a lot lately. Just as my skin, my lips have been quite dry as well, but these I’ve been able to wear. It must be because of their moisturizing properties. They both contain natural oils and especially the lip gloss feels very nourishing. Oh – and the lip gloss smells like chocolate. Sold.

In the photos I’m wearing all of these products. This makeup look is very simple, but still pretty, I think. What do you think? Are there any other mineral makeup lovers out there?

You can shop Lily Lolo products on their website*. The most expensive product mentioned here is the foundation, 19,50€, so we’re talking about a pretty affordable brand. I think the price-quality-ratio is great.

PRODUCTS

Lily Lolo Mineral Foundation, Popcorn*
Catrice Liquid Camouflage Concealer (blog post here)
Lily Lolo Pressed Blush, Tickled Pink*

Lily Lolo Mineral Eye Shadow, Sticky Toffee*
mad4eyebrow Natural Brow Filler, Blond
BBB London Ultra Slim Brow Definer, Indian Chocolate*
essence Lash Princess Mascara*

Lily Lolo Natural Lip Pencil, Hot Pink*
Lily Lolo Natural Lip Gloss, English Rose*

Other new products that I used were the BBB London Brow Definer and Essence mascara. The brow product I got from my Lookfantastic Advent Calendar. I’ve been opening my Christmas Calendars on my Instagram stories, so if you’re interested in the new products I get from my calendars, come follow me! About the mascara – after so many mascara disappointments, I finally went back to essence’s mascaras. They are just the best.

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lily lolo makeup review

Isadora’s new surprisingly good foundation

isadora active all day wear makeup foundation

isadora active all day wear makeup foundation

isadora active wear all day wear foundation

Isadora recently came out with a new foundation and I immediately knew I needed to test it. IsaDora being one of my favorite brands and all. I received a few shades as pr-samples and now that I’ve been testing the foundation for some time, I’m ready to give my opinion on it.

To put it short – this foundation is great. It’s very lightweight, it lasts well, it’s medium coverage and it leaves a beautiful matte finish.

isadora active all day wear makeup foundation

IsaDora ACTIVE all day wear make-up foundation review & swatches

The whole idea behind this foundation is that it’s for active wear. It’s sweat-proof, humidity proof and it promises 24h lasting power. Well, I don’t think I’ve ever worn a foundation for 24 hours, but I’ll take a long lasting foundation when I can get one. And this one lasts great! It does last through some sweating as well, but requires some powdering after it. Depending on how extreme your exercise is and how heavily you sweat.

What I like about the foundation the most is it’s thin consistency. Even though I like a nice coverage, matte finish and longevity – I still don’t want my foundation to be thick or cakey. This foundation is lightweight and easy to apply on the skin. It leaves a matte finish that doesn’t look dry or unnatural.

So at this point it’s quite obvious that it’s a great foundation for combination or oily skin. My skin is combination and this foundation works well for me.

isadora foundation swatches fair light honey and warm beige
Swatches of IsaDora Active all day wear make-up in shades 10 Fair, 12 Light Honey and 16 Warm Beige

foundation pump

But to be perfectly honest, my first go with it wasn’t a huge success. I learned that it’s crucial to apply this foundation with a damp beauty sponge, otherwise it can look and feel a bit dry. I tried to apply this with a foundation brush, but it just was hard to blend and it looked a bit cakey that way. But once I switched up to my beloved makeup sponge, it was all smooth sailing from there on. Seriously, makeup sponges are awesome. If you haven’t already, read my post on my two favorite makeup sponges here!

I’m also not a big fan of the packaging and more specifically the pump. I mean, I like the look of the packaging. I think it’s interesting, and a pump system in foundation is great and hygienic. But here, the pump doesn’t always work properly. Sometimes it ‘spits’ out the foundation, which is a bit annoying, but not that dangerous. First world problems, I know! But still worth mentioning.

isadora active all day wear makeup foundation review
I’m wearing the foundation in shades Fair & Light Honey. When I mix these two shades, I get the perfect match for my neutral undertone.

 

So, all in all: IsaDora’s new Active all day wear foundation lasts well throughout the day and I think it just looks beautiful on my skin. I’ve definitely worn this a lot lately and can’t see myself stopping anytime soon. For anyone looking for an affordable, long-lasting and matte foundation – this might just be the one!

The foundation costs 23,94 and you can buy it for example on Feelunique*.

All the products used for this look:
TonyMoly Silky Smooth Balm*
IsaDora ACTIVE all day wear make-up*
Laura Mercier Transluscent Powder*
Catrice Liquid Camouflage Concealer, Porcelain*
Maybelline Masterfix Baking Powder
Benefit Hoola Bronzer*
Kiko Milano Desert Dunes Blush, Gypsy Pink
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish, Soft & Gentle*

mad4eyebrow Natural Brow Filler, Blond
Holika Holika Wonder Drawing Skinny Eyebrow 02
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Bobbi Brown Lux Eyeshadow, High Octane*
KICKS Graceful Lenght Mascara*

Jane Iredale Lipstick, Jamie
Burt’s Bees Lipgloss, Rosy Dawn

*Adlinks. Primer, foundation, eyeshadow, mascara and lip products are gifted.

 

Isn’t it exciting to find a great new foundation? I love foundations.

isadora active all day wear makeup foundation