Lily Lolo Mineral Foundation SPF 15

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Lily Lolo Mineral Foundation SPF 15

Description

Finely milled mineral foundation SPF 15 that buffs into the skin effortlessly, and allows custom coverage when applied in buildable layers. Made from natural ingredients to ensure the skin is kept clean and healthy, minimising breakouts and blemishes.

Directions

Before you start, ensure that moisturiser is fully absorbed into the skin; sprinkle a little foundation into the lid of your jar. Using your Super Kabuki brush or Flocked Sponge swirl into the minerals to pick up product and tap off excess. Starting where coverage is needed most, apply in circular, buffing motions. Continue applying in light layers until your desired coverage is achieved.

Ingredients

All shades - Mica (CI77019), Zinc Oxide (CI77497) May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI77891), Iron Oxides (CI77491, CI77492, CI77499)

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Overall rating 
 
4.7
Packaging 
 
4.5  (2)
Long lasting 
 
5.0  (2)
Effectiveness 
 
4.5  (2)
Ease of use 
 
4.5  (2)
Value for Money 
 
5.0  (2)
Perfect for fairer skin tones
Overall rating 
 
4.8
Packaging 
 
5.0
Long lasting 
 
5.0
Effectiveness 
 
4.0
Ease of use 
 
5.0
Value for Money 
 
5.0

Before I start I feel I need to point out that when it comes to foundations I have very little to compare this with. My skin is very pale and therefore most foundations I've tried out there have been far too dark or orangey for my skin.

The main reason I tried Lily Lolo was because I'd seen it recommended for having paler shades. At the time (maybe 4 years ago?) they did little samples of the foundations and concealers so I tried a few and this has been my go-to foundation ever since.

I'm the shade Porcelain which I believe is the lightest they do. But I'm thrilled to have a foundation that is actually my colour. When it comes to the foundations in Boots/Superdrug I've tried the palest shade in pretty much all of the brands and it's almost always too dark for me (was especially gutted about the Rimmel Wake Me Up not doing a shade pale enough for me). So that leaves me with going for slightly more expensive foundations, the problem being most of those I have to order online which is even riskier when it comes to finding a shade to suit me, but as Lily Lolo did samples I chose them and I'm glad I did.

The foundation itself is very light coverage and I find to be quite mattifying (though I don't have particularly oily skin, so I'm not sure how mattifying it would be for that). It's easy to apply and I was using the Lily Lolo Kabuki brush for quite a while, but have recently switched to a Real Techniques one which I feel gives me slightly more coverage.

The only downside I've had with this is that any dry patches of skin (usually a healing spot) are generally more obvious after using this, but I have a feeling that may be true for any powder foundation.

In the years that I've been using this I have tried other foundations as I've grown tired of the matte look and been after something more dewy, however I've always come back to this one.

User Reviews

Strongest points
Natural looking, paler shades than a lot of other brands
Weakest points
Not a lot of coverage
Would you recommend this product?
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High coverage, long lasting mineral foundation
(Updated: March 19, 2013)
Overall rating 
 
4.6
Packaging 
 
4.0
Long lasting 
 
5.0
Effectiveness 
 
5.0
Ease of use 
 
4.0
Value for Money 
 
5.0

User Reviews

Strongest points
Colour range and coverage
SPF15
Non-comedogenic
Sample sizes available to order and try
Weakest points
A little messy, like all mineral powder foundations.
Limited shades for dark skin colours
Summary
I recently ordered some samples pots after researching the internet for a mineral powder foundation that has good coverage. I have tried the best selling mineral powder foundation, and for me, I didn’t find it all that effective with regards to coverage. Having been disappointed, I had thought all mineral foundations must all be a bit ‘emperor’s new clothes’, but as this product is available to sample in small pots at £1.29 (P&P £1.99) I decided to order five samples in their lighter shades to be sure to get my colour match. And I’m pleased I did!
The sample pots are 0.75g which is very generous and will probably last me a couple of week’s daily use. The full size pots are £12.49 for 10g which is very reasonable and will last a long time.
It’s the usual swirl, tap and buff method and I used my BE brushes, which I do find a little scratchy so may purchase the Lily Lolo brush at some point as it looks very soft and silky on their website (unlike the BE ones I have which seem a bit rough, horse hair-ish to me?).

The powder goes on really easily and looks very natural. I found that it did not settle into pores, fine lines or creases at all, unlike others I’ve tried so was really pleased about that. I also like that it’s quite matte – I like to add shimmer and shine in certain areas – but don’t like the all over glitteriness that other powder foundations can give.
The best part for me is the coverage. I have fairly clear skin and am blessed to not suffer with spots and the like, but I do have some pigmentation and some small, red broken capillaries which can be difficult to cover. After I have buffed a couple of layers onto my face and neck, I take a concealer brush and press/dab onto areas where I want extra coverage and it completely covers. Pigmentation marks, broken veins, pale moles, I have found this to be excellent at covering all. I’ve been surprised that I can get these results with a powder. My face does look almost flawless after applying. I find that this powder lasts all day too and I haven’t found the need to reapply during the day.
I have found my skin has felt a little dry with this on, but it had started to feel drier before trying this anyway, so I’ve put that down to the winter weather and the central heating being on a lot more at the moment. However, I do think that if you have dry skin already you may want to thoroughly moisturise skin well and then let it sink in properly before powdering.
You can achieve light, natural looking coverage up to full coverage with this product and it is available in lots of different tonal shades (warm, cool & neutral) with pleasant sounding names. I’m still deciding whether I’m ‘Candy Cane’ or ‘Barely Buff’. I wanted to be ‘China Doll’ but it’s too pale and ashy on me. At £1.29 a sample pot, it’s well worth getting a few to ensure a good match before purchasing a full sized pot.
Would you recommend this product?
Yes
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