Effortless makeup with Lily Lolo

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

2 + 1 best sunscreens for oily skin

aco sunscreen review

Sunscreen and oily skin. Not a good combo. If your skin has even a slight tendency to oiliness – you know just what I’m talking about. I’m not sure what it is exactly that causes my skin to break out and to shine even brighter like a diamond (Rihanna gets it) with sunscreens, but I’ve learned that once you find a product that works for you, you hold on to that product and never let go.

And you tell everyone all about it – since most of us don’t enjoy that sticky feeling anyway. And it would be nice to wear makeup on top of that sunscreen. So – here are three best sunscreens that work for oily and combination skin and that work really well under makeup as well. I would think that all skintypes would benefit from these (if your skin is dry, just apply your regular moisturizers under them).

eucerin mattifying sun fluid

Eucerin sun fluid mattifying (SPF 30 & SPF 50)

Eucerin’s thin fluid sunscreen is the winner for me as the best sunscreen for oily face. When I first found it, I couldn’t believe it’s true. It’s really a super lightweight fluid, almost watery. It absorbs into the skin quickly and it leaves a matte finish. It also stays quite matte, it doesn’t move anywhere. It doesn’t have a heavy scent to it – except that it smells like summer, since it’s always my memory from this product.

This is also Risto’s favorite – as he’s bald he needs to cover his head as well and this is one of his favorite sunscreens, as it’s so light and matte.

The only downside to this is that as it’s so runny (is that a word?), the packaging can get a bit messy. The packaging could be bigger too, but then again it’s so easy to travel with since it’s quite small. Other than that, per-fect.

Eucerin mattifying fluid SPF 50*

aco sun fluid mattifying

ACO Sun Face Fluid Mattifying SPF 50

I got ACO’s mattifying sunscreen as a pr-sample and I was eager to test it, as it’s quite affordable, the packaging is perfect and it’s easily available in my country.  And I am positively surprised.

This fluid is not as thin and watery as the one mentioned before, but it’s still quite lightweight. It feels a bit sticky, when you first apply it, but once it absorbs, it feels nice and lightweight. And yes – it leaves your skin quite matte. Not as matte as possible, but matte enough. This smells pleasant as well, like summer.

For my skin, this works as my moisturizer – if I apply a moisturizer under this, it doesn’t work. It starts to shine. But when I apply this to my cleansed face (possibly just a serum or a moisturizing mist under), it works wonders.

I definitely recommend this product as well – and I would think that if your skin is not quite that oily, you would prefer this than the Eucerin one.
The only thing here is, that this product and brand is only sold in Nordic countries.

I also got to try ACO’s new transparent sun spray (SPF 30), which is amazing for your body, if you want your sunscreen to be non-sticky and lightweight for your body as well. And obviously ACO has a whole range with different products for different skintypes.

www.aco.fi

great sunscreen for oily face

mineral makeup sunscreen

+ Mineral makeup

I know mineral makeup is not technically a sunscreen, but it does act like one. And it does a great job. Also – if you choose your mineral makeup right, it is the right choice for the environment. Minerals work as a physical sunscreen, meaning that they reflect the light away from your skin. I hate to admit it, but physical sunscreens are the ones, that are better for the environment.

If I lost you on ‘physical sunscreen’ – make sure to check out this post: Physical vs. chemical sun lotion.

And in my experience, physical sunscreens don’t let you down. I don’t think I’ve ever burned, wearing mineral makeup on my face (or wearing a physical sunscreen). It’s a safe choice. Needless to say, it also acts as your makeup, so your skin looks beautiful and even.

The only downside to it is that it doesn’t stay matte – unless you powder it and fix it during the day, as you would your makeup.

My favorite mineral makeup is Lily Lolo’s mineral makeup, but the second would be Everyday Minerals. If you don’t mind silicones, I also like Jane Iredale’s mineral foundations. I also use Zuii Organic‘s foundation bases and they work really well as well (even though it’s not a mineral makeup line per se).

Lily Lolo Mineral Foudation*  (blog post)

Everyday MineralsYou can order free samples from their site, if you want to try first!

Jane Iredale*

mattifying sunscreen

Photos of me: Kauneusgurusi

What is your favorite sunscreen for face?
And do you know of a natural sunscreen for face, that works and is very lightweight? I’d love to find more options.

best sunscreens for oily skin

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