Makeup Review: Lily Lolo Blush Pots

by PJ on Wednesday, November 18, 2009

in makeup,makeup - blusher,mineral makeup

Founded in 2005, Lily Lolo is perhaps one of the most well-known UK-based mineral makeup lines. I think some of you outside the UK might have heard about it as well. Today I am reviewing three of Lily Lolo’s Blush Pots.

(Rosebud)

Rosebud is a very pigmented warm rosy red with pink shimmer and iridescence. For people with a light or light-to-medium complexion, the shade can be too dark. (Also, it is not easy to be light-handed with it to create a sheer finish.) But if you have a medium or medium-to-dark complexion, I think this can be a beautifully luscious shade for the cheeks.

(Cupcake)

On the other hand, Cupcake is a suitable shade for people with a light complexion. It is a sheer peachy salmon pink with a softly glowy finish. (There is no visible shimmer or iridescence.) It shows up subtly on my light-to-medium complexion as well. This is my favorite shade of the three, since I tend to prefer sheer blushers with no shimmer. Even though I usually go for medium and cooler pinks, this shade creates a gentle and natural look for the cheeks.

(Rosy Apple)

Rosy Apple has the same pigmentation level as Rosebud, and it has a similar shimmery/iridescent finish. It is a warm brown with a bronze undertone and it works more as a bronzer than as a blusher. Again, like Rosebud, a little goes a long way. As a bronzer, it should suit those with a light-to-medium complexion. (It can be too dramatic for those with a fair complexion.) It can be applied very gently under the cheek bones to contour/shade the face. It can also be used as an eyeshadow if you tend to like warn-toned neutrals.

All the three shades have a decent staying power.

On the whole, Rosebud and Rosy Apple seem to be quite typical blushers from mineral makeup lines as they are very pigmented and they carry iridescence and shimmer. They also tend to set on the skin very quickly, so it is crucial to make sure that the brush picks up the powder very evenly. If you are looking for very pigmented blushers, these two shades could work well for you (if you have the complexion that they are suitable for).

(The products featured in this review are provided by Lily Lolo.)

Other reviews of mineral makeup:

Alima

Afterglow

Ferro

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

miss wiggle Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Hi PJ,

Cupcake looks so adorable!! Do you have or know of any pressed powder blushes that can be a dupe for this shade? I'm too clumsy a person to mess with loose mineral powder. ;)

~wiggle

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PJ Friday, November 20, 2009

Hi Miss Wiggle,

I tend to prefer pressed-powder blushers as well. Out of the ones I have tried, I think SUQQU's Blend Cheeks in 05 Kasanebeni is the most similar to Cupcake. Do have a look at the review. :)

Thank you for stopping by again! :)

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