I’ve had my eye on the Lily Lolo line of makeup since a long time, thanks to many tantalizing, makeup posts from Jana. Finally, I’m so pleased to share my experience on some of their products. Lily Lolo is a mineral makeup brand based in UK, and their mineral foundation and mascara have especially earned amazing reviews from green beauty bloggers, and are next on my Wish List. Common to all products reviewed below, the pricing is very attractive, especially for the generous quantity and high quality of products. Pressed Blush – Tawnylicious* ($20/4 g): Before we talk about the performance, I’d like to mention how much I love the extremely sleek and super light blush pan. An added bonus: it comes with a handy mirror that can be used for makeup touches on the “go”. As the name suggests, this shade is tawny, with a slight hint of berry. Generally, I dislike blushes that contain shimmer since most make me look like a disco ball; so I’m extremely glad that this blush is completely matte. This shade is quite universal and would look great on all skin tones – For darker complexions, it will provide a very natural, everyday look and for lighter skin tones, would be perfect for an evening look. The blush color can be easily layered for a dramatic look, minus the “powdery” effect associated with most powder blushes. I love to wear it everyday to work, since on my darker skin tone, it looks very natural. If you’re naturally heavy handed and/or just getting started with your makeup vanity, you’ll like this blush since a single swipe would give you a very light layer of color – it’s hard to overdo it and no worries about having too much on. I speak from experience because I used to love (and still own a couple…) NARS blushes and those were extremely pigmented and I had to use an extremely light hand. The blush lasts all day on me, and by “all day”, I mean a normal work day from 9-6. Ingredients: Gluten free. Vegan friendly. MICA, SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL, ARGANIA SPINOSA (ARGAN) KERNEL OIL, PUNICA GRANATUM (POMEGRANATE) SEED OIL, LEPTOSPERMUM SCOPARIUM (MANUKA) OIL, SODIUM HYALURONATE, ERYNGIUM MARITIMUM CALLUS CULTURE FILTRATE, [+/- CI 77891 (TITANIUM DIOXIDE), CI 77742 (MANGANESE VIOLET), CI 77491 (IRON OXIDE), CI 77499 (IRON OXIDE)] Lip Gloss – Damson Dusk* ($16/10 g): This lip gloss is probably my favorite product so far. Per Lily Lolo’s website, this shade is a “deep, dusky pink mauve”. I think it’s not that deep – a little dark, but can be easily worn on its own or layered over a lipstick, and is very universal. The texture is light, and quite moisturizing on account of the addition of Vitamin E and Jojoba Oil, and if my lips are well moisturized from the night before, I can get away without an additional layer of lip balm. Unlike most lip glosses, this is not really stick or super shiny and looks quite natural, and no worries here about flyaway hair getting coated with lip gloss. I like to wear it over the Lily Lolo lipstick, since I love the shade this particular combination makes, and also because the addition of an extra layer of lip gloss increases the staying power. The lip gloss lasts for about 3 hours before requiring a reapplication. Ingredients: Gluten free, vegetarian friendly, Ricinus Communis Seed Oil, Oleic/Linolic/Linolenic Polyglycerides, Sucrose Acetate Isobutyrate, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil, Cera Alba, Aroma, Copernicia Cerifera Cera, Tocopherol, Magnesium Violet, Iron oxides. Lipstick – Berry Crush* ($18/4 g): When it comes to lipsticks, I am partial towards mauves and deep pinks, since I think those are the most flattering on me. “Berry Crush” is a departure from my comfort zone, as it’s a “a deep, rich merlot”. Those of you who like darker shades will love this one. For lighter skin tones, this would be great for evening wear, and for darker skin tones, would work both morning and evening, as long as you like deep berry shades. On its own, the lipstick has a rich, creamy texture, with a semi-gloss finish. Vitamin E, Jojoba Oil, and waxes make this lipstick quite moisturizing to wear, and although I don’t have chapped lips, I would think the addition of these oils would ensure it does not highlight cracked/chapped/dry lips. Also, it is strongly pigmented and can easily be applied over a lip balm. Since the shade is darker than what I usually wear to work, I like to layer an additional lip gloss on top. A single layer easily lasts 3+ hours and the subtle stain that it leaves behind post lunch looks so natural. I’d love to try more shades of this lipstick. Ingredients: Gluten free, vegetarian friendly, RICINUS COMMUNIS SEED OIL, SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS SEED OIL, CANDELILLA CERA, LANOLIN, ISOAMYL LAURATE, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, CERA ALBA, COPERNICIA CERIFERA CERA, SILICA, MICA, TOCOPHEROL, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS SEED OIL, ASCORBYL PALMITATE, ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS LEAF EXTRACT, MANGANESE VIOLET, IRON OXIDE, ULTRAMARINES, TITANIUM DIOXIDE. Have you tried Lily Lolo products? Which one is your favorite?