Sunday, 23 March 2014

Lily Lolo Eyeshadows Review|Swatches

Lily Lolo Eyeshadows
 Lily Lolo is a British brand offering an expertly formulated range of high-performance, high quality mineral makeup must-haves to help you achieve flawless natural beauty.
Our products are free of any parabens, synthetic perfumes or dyes and we are proud to be BUAV approved. Whether your skin is dry, oily or anywhere in-between, Lily Lolo makeup will give you a light, flawless and seamless finish without clogging or irritating.
Launched in 2005 by founder Vikki Khan and named after her two sisters Lisa (Lily) and Lorraine (Lolo), we have built a passionate team and now supply hundreds of salons in the UK as well as selling direct to a growing band of loyal and enthusiastic followers online.

This is my first time trying anything from Lily Lolo and from some knowledge I also learnt they have redesigned their packaging if I'm being honest I LOVE the simple but chic black and white design they have gone for, it is however matte so can attract fingerprints.

Anyway I chose four eyeshadows so I could ideally create a full eye makeup look using the eyeshadows. I decided to go for a pink and navy theme with some glitter and highlight so the above were the four shades I chose to go with, I also quite liked the naming of the eyeshadows too.

If I'm mega honest I am a strong pigmented product lover, so the first time swatting these I found the shades to be ok. Once I got my brushes out to create a look I figured Starry Eyed was probably the most difficult to pick up on my brush after loads of twirling and using different brushes from soft ones to shorter denser ones the most I was able to pick up was a slight bit of glitter. I tried to not let this dishearten me I applied a good eyeshadow base one I apply for all my looks which is MAC's paint pot Utterly Becoming and went on to use Pinky Promise and Double Denim. Pinky Promise was a good shade to work with picked up easily on my brush and went on well, Double Denim I found slightly chalky and it took me a lot of working with it to blend it without getting that patchy look, finally silver lining which I had to eventually use as a highlighter for my brow bone was pretty much similar to Starry Eyed.

As I said these are just my opinions as I like well pigmented products I did find it a slight struggle to put the above look together I got to a point where I did want to give up. However if like most of my readers you are one to go with a more subtle look then these eyeshadows would be great for you, part of my problem was because these are mineral based which can tend to happen. I have also found as I played further with these using my fingers to apply one of these eyeshadow colours as a all over shade worked a lot better. Finally in all fairness Lily Lolo have stated they aim to give a 'light' finish besides the products contain no nasties so maybe this was what Lily Lolo aimed for.

I would however not want this to effect me wanting to try more from the brand specially their face products.
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  1. This is a really pretty lip colour, I love it!

    I've never tried any products by Lily Lolo before so I enjoyed reading this post :)

    Kimberley | Kimberley's Beauty Blog


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