I started this post ages ago, but never got round to finishing it so i thought i'd do it now, better late than never! I had never tried mineral makeup properly before so i thought i'd order some samples from lily lolo and everyday minerals and jump on the mineral makeup bandwagon.
My lily lolo stuff
My Everyday mineral stuff
Bronzers & Blushes
Top - Lily lolo South beach bronzer - very like nars laguna can make me look dirty
Middle - Lily lolo waikki bronzer - very metallic bronze, i love it!
Bottom - lily lolo stardust - light highlighter, too sparkly for me
Every day minerals - Leaps and bounds - pale green with gold undertones, such a pretty colour
Lily lolo - pixi sparkle - beautiful turquoise with silver speckles, it was love at first sight i use it with mixing medium for eyeliner & it looks amazing!
Their delivery times are excellent & postage is quite cheap i think, everything is available in a wide range of shades and not badly priced.
Things I Love
Flawless matt finishing powder - £12 for 7g, really lightweight & doesn't settle into fine lines however for £3 more you can get mac prep & prime finishing powder you get 8g & its a much more finely milled powder & I prefer it. But the mac one is sold out quite a lot so the lily lolo one could be easier to get hold of.
Waikki bronzer - £12 for 8g - I love this, maybe not for everyday use but for a night out it gives your skin such a lovely bronzed slight metallic glow to the skin & i get loads of compliments whenever i have it on!
Things i don't love
Blush pots - £7 for 3g - There are some nice shades however be careful as some of them are very glittery which i dont like in a blush, i prefer a matt finish so if you're like me make sure you check its matt. There are new shades that are available now for £5 so if you're thinking of testing them nows the time!
'Free' sample kit letting you chose 3 foundation shades, a blush & a concealer all you have to do is pay for the shipping which is reasonable worldwide. Also available custom kits allowing you to chose 6 or 12 full sized items for $34 or $50.
Things i love
Brow Powder - $6, i think this is one of my favorites, it looks so natural & because i have blonde eyebrows its such a pain to find a good brow colour without it looking too dark & that i've had my brows tattooed.
Things i don't love
Natural balm - i don't this is available anymore & i'm not surprised i didn't not like the smell, occasionally i can stand an unpleasant smell if its a good enough lip balm but this wasn't! enough said i think!
My view on mineral makeup is that its great, the products are all lightweight & you feel like you have nothing on, however the one thing people always love is the foundation, as you can see above i've not mentioned it.
My thoughts on mineral foundations are the same for both brands, they look so natural & feel great & with a lot of swirling, tapping & buffing i eventually got the coverage i require, however my skin seems to have suddenly got more oily than ever so i found that they didn't last very long at all which is my main aim after coverage from a foundation as i never touch up during the day. I would however buy the everyday minerals foundation for when i'm at home as its so cheap & the range is amazing with all the different finishes & is ideal for when i want to pop to the shop & want to look slightly more human than with no makeup!
If you girls have any tips on how to get the foundation to stay put during the day i'd love to hear them as i really love the look the mineral foundation gives me. As for all the other products that aren't foundation i find they work on top of my liquid foundation & so have slotted them in very nicely with my everyday makeup routine.
Overall - YAY! i do like mineral makeup!
Hope you're all well & having a lovely week, i had my interview thing on monday & it went well so i look forward to seeing where that goes & i'm loving relaxing with no exams to worry about the only thing i have to worry about is what book is next on my reading list :) .
Also look out in the next few days as i may have a little giveaway post! nothing major i was organising my wardrobe & instead of throwing something out i thought i'd ask anyone on here or twitter if they want it first!!
Thanks for reading & i'll cya soon
Wednesday, 20 May 2009