Lily Lolo mineral makeup review

The spring’s awakening and approaching St. Valentine’s day gave me the idea for a tutorial about enhancing your beauty to look adorable and youthful. I guess every woman wants to look her best, especially in presence of the opposite gender. This is a great occasion for trying something new, embrace changes and updating our beauty with a new look after a long, cold winter time. In this post I’d like to show you how to do your make-up when going on a date, for celebrating St. Valentine day or even just for yourself. Meanwhile, I will also take this opportunity to present you some lovely make-up products that I just received from Lily Lolo. This is a UK brand with mineral make-up products. They have a wide selection of different colors, textures and products. I love the fact they have a super clean list with ingredients and their products are cruelty-free. I was especially curious to try their new cruelty-free vegan make-up brushes. I already use Lily Lolo for quite long and have my favorite items, but I wanted to try some new products and formulations as well. The spirit of Lily Lolo products is just the right one for this Valentine’s look.

 

Creating the look

Lily lolo make-up

You will need:

– a perfect base/foundation for your skin type
– powder eyeshadow
– eye pencil (optional)
– mascara
– blush
– lip gloss

1.step

Start with cleaning, toning and moisturizing your face in order to have a perfect “canvas” for the make-up. Follow with a foundation that suits your skin type the best (mineral foundation/ tinted moisturizer/ liquid foundation). You can try the Lily Lolo mineral foundation spf 15. It comes in 18 shades, it’s easy to apply and you can achieve a good coverage by layering it, if needed. Apply it with a kabuki brush and gentle circular motions. A little goes a long way! You need to apply it perfectly because you want to achieve a flawless natural look, that is not overdone. So blend it well and buff it into the skin. If needed, cover any imperfections with a concealer or the same foundation and a small brush.

2. step

Time for colors! According to your eye shape choose the appropriate shading technique and create a soft but defined eye make-up. If your eyes are small and eyelids hidden, create the illusion of an eyelid with shading in the socket line. Blend well to achieve a soft shadow. If your eyelids are prominent or if you have big eyes, you can apply the eyeshadow just on the lower eyelid and blend it well upward towards the socket line. This is an easy quick look, but if applied well and if you choose the right color, it can really make your eyes pop out. I have chosen Lily Lolo eyeshadow Plumberry hill, a super modern matte deep plum browny shade that make stand out especially green, grey and blue eyes. It comes in form of powder in a 2g jar. I like very much Lily Lolo eyeshadows because they are high pigmented, smooth in texture and blend very easy. If used with a wet brush the color becomes even more intense. If you want, you can upgrade this look with drawing a soft line on the upper lash line. I suggest to use the brown Lily Lolo pencil, which is among my favorite pencils! It glides smoothly on the eyes and you can draw a thin precise line or a heavier and smudged one. Next, curl well your eyelashes and apply 1-2 generous coats of black mascara. Even the spider lashes effect will suit this look. It will open your eyes and give you a loving charming gaze.

Lily lolo make-up

 

3.step

The most important touch of this look are the cheeks! With the new vegan synthetic fiber Lily Lolo angled brush creating gorgeous cheeks will be very easy. You can use it even for the bronzer. I like the shape of the brush handle, it’s not too short and it fits well the hand. Even the angled cut form of the bristles allows more control and a precise application.

 

How to apply blush? Sweep a light dust of  blush on the apples of the cheeks – this is the prominent area visible when you smile. With circular motions blend well the color and extend it slightly towards the ears. When applying blush make sure you don’t extend the color too much towards the nose, eyes or ears, cause it will look like dirt and very unnatural. The blush has to enhance just your natural skin flush.

 

Which shade of blush should I wear? I have chosen 3 different Lily Lolo blush shades that will give a touch of freshness to every face. If you have warm undertones and you are medium-dark in overall colors, choose Lily Lolo blush Clementine, a semi-matte peachy shade that will awake your overall complexion. Otherwise, if you are a light-medium with cool undertones you will look lovely with a hint of Lily Lolo blush Candy pink. It’s a light pink shade with gold shimmer that will give radiance to the pale skin. The most versatile shade of those, suiting the neutrals and especially women with darker skin is the Lily Lolo blush Ooh La la. Its semi-matte finish of deep pink with a hint of peach undertone will give you a defined but very elegant flush.

Lily Lolo make-up

4.step

The final touch are the lips. You don’t want to look overdone, but attractive with style. This is why I have chosen a very lovely shade of Lily Lolo lip gloss Scandalips for completing this look. A creamy pink with a touch of gold shimmer and an amazing smell and taste, that remind me of a chocolate dessert. Yummy kisses 🙂 However, when applied on lips this shade looks very natural and not too glossy or shimmery. It’s a very well wearable shade especially for skin with cool undertones and for the look with the pink blush (Candy pink, Ooh La la). For those with warm undertones try another shade of lip gloss like peach or clear.

I decided to inspire you with this fresh look that you can achieve quickly and still look fabulous. This look is very sophisticated and stylish enough for charming your beloved. Bear in mind that men don’t have the same perception about beauty as women do. So don’t try being too overdone and hide behind tons of make-up or look too girly. Instead, opt to show your unique  features with the right colors and technique.

Dear ladies, wish you a great Valentine’s day with your beloved one!

0 comment on How to: Spring and Valentine’s day inspired makeup

  1. Vivi
    February 12, 2012 at 3:04 pm (5 years ago)

    I wonder if it’ll look good on a skin tone that has neutral/greenish undertones?

    Reply
    • green makeup
      February 13, 2012 at 12:16 pm (5 years ago)

      Hello Vivi! The undertone of the skin is not the only factor that determines if a look will suit you or not. Your overall look (hair, eyes, skin) + your style determine this. However, bear in mind that all these suggestions are made for inspiring you and to help you create your own individual look = celebrate YOUR beauty. In this case, I’d recommend you to try this look with using a neutral shade of rose blush to accentuate your cheeks (Doll face is a lovely light neutral that just add a healthy glow), a nice clear lip gloss or in the same color family as the blush. Sculpt your eyes according to your shape and color with a neutral shade (like this plum-brownish from the post). Add a lot of mascara to open your eyes and to keep the overall look polished and still natural and lovely. This is the point of the Valentine look.

      Btw. The skin tone is not greenish, it is neutral – don’t mess the undertone of your skin (warm/cool) with the color of your veins (green/blue). If the skin is green, is a sign of disease, which I guess is not your case 🙂 Wish you a nice Valentine day! Dasha

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