Lily Lolo Mineral Foundation (China Doll)
Lily Lolo Mineral Cover Up (PeePo)
This isn't the first time I have tried mineral make-up. I was impressed when I first sampled Lily Lolo; the powders are soft and natural with medium coverage, and last around 8-10 hours depending on skin type - even if it doesn't, the mineral foundation is easy enough to re-apply unlike a lot of liquid/gel based foundations.
I recently re-purchased two of my favourite products for a couple of reasons. All natural, mineral make-up is intrinsically appealing to me. I started feeling a little claustrophobic when wearing 'heavy' foundation bases and wanted to return to using something light and far gentler on the skin, but with more coverage than a tinted moisturiser or BB cream.
I re-purchased the mineral foundation in a slightly darker shade than I have previously, China Doll instead of Porcelain - which initially I thought may have been a bad decision on my part. It turns out there is very little difference between the two except China Doll is a touch warmer, something I think is definitely beneficial to add warmth to cool complexions.
The second product is the mineral cover up called PeepO, a bright scary looking yellow powder. I remembered PeepO when I was reading about the Ben Nye Luxury Banana Powder. This is a great alternative that I'm not sure too many people know about, it is a fantastic little corrector for purple or blue toned dark circles under the eyes. I dab my brush in the yellow powder and then straight into the foundation, blending directly into the under eye area. I find this corrects discolouration incredibly well leaving no yellow undertones. It could also be applied all over the face providing it's mixed with the mineral foundation.
It's worth noting mineral make-up can be quite drying so taking care of your skin by making sure it's well moisturised is an absolute must. PeepO can take quite a bit of getting used to at first but persevere and you'll discover a flawlessly natural corrector.
I've been using these two products daily for the past few weeks and I can't see myself going back to gel or liquid foundations again any time soon. Mineral make-up is so light on the skin, being natural it's unlikely to irritate, and it's long wearing with the bonus of being easily reapplied should you need to.
Have you tried mineral products before? What did you think?
Lily Lolo Mineral Foundation & Cover Up Reviewed by Sophie on 7.6.13 Rating: 5