10 June 2017


As a beauty blogger, I love trying out new beauty products, and one of the things that especially excites me, is trying out new brands. And when I was selected to be an official brand ambassador for the newly opened Australian online beauty store, The Beauty Drawers I was naturally very excited. 

Yes, there are already a lot of other online beauty stores on the market, but what makes The Beauty Drawers different, is the brands they stock, which include so many I've never tried before. 

One of those brands stocked by The Beauty Drawers is Lily Lolo, a UK brand making mineral makeup, using only materials that are proven to nourish and protect the skin, and thus are free from harmful chemicals such as parabens and phthalates, synthetic perfumes, dyes and anything else that isn't kind to you or your skin. In addition, the products are also certified cruelty free!

I put a selection of products to the test, but let's start with the Lily Lolo BB Cream. This BB Cream contains anti-ageing ingredients to help tone and firm the skin, as well as organic aloe and jojoba oil to moisturise the skin and offer natural anti-oxidants and anti-bacterial protection. The BB Cream is silicone free, and the mineral pigments give the skin a light coverage to help even out the skin tone and blur imperfections for a healthy radiant skin. 

The BB Cream, is light and easy to apply and blend, and as promised, it does give my skin a natural look and a dewy radiant finish. It does even out my skin tone nicely, making it look more even, but personally I would have liked it to have a slightly better coverage, but mainly because of my increased pigmentation, blemishes and marks from past acne. But then I have to remind myself that this is a BB Cream only promising light coverage, and not a full-coverage foundation. Usually BB Creams do not last well on my combination skin, but I am actually surprised that with the use of a setting powder as well a setting spray on top, it still manages to stay put most of the day, continuing to look fresh, without settling into my fine lines. The BB Cream only comes in three shades, Fair, Light and Medium - and the Light shade is good match for my medium-beige skin tone, so I can imagine that the limited range of colours may make it difficult for everyone to find a good colour match.

Overall, I really enjoy this BB Cream as does feel lovely to wear and it does give my skin a natural healthy glow.

Then there's the Lily Lolo Pressed Blush in Burst Your Bubble, which comes in cute little round compact with an internal mirror. Burst Your Bubble is described as a 'Matte Bubblegum Pink" but I have to add that I do not find it completely matte, but rather it adds a tiny touch of sheen, which personally I actually don’t mind as it does give the skin a radiant look. The shade is warm dusty rose, which is a perfect shade for everyday wear. The blush as a silky soft and easy to apply and blend with a large blush brush, and as promised, it is quite pigmented, so you an apply it lightly for a sheer natural flushed look, or build it up for a more intense brighter pop of colour if you like. It also has a good wear lasting throughout the day, without the need for a touch up. The blush contains among others jojoba oil, sea holly extract and argan oil for its moisturising and anti-ageing properties. 

Finally, there's the Lily Lolo Natural Lipsticks, which are made using among others jojoba oil, rosemary leaf extract and vitamin E to protect your lips and keep them soft and nourished. The lipsticks are soft and creamy, and do feel very comfortable and moisturising on the lips. And even when they've worn off, they leave my lips feeling soft. I tried the shade Desire, which is described as a "Cool Deep Red", or as I'd put it a dark berry/red-wine shade with a touch of sheen, and it is absolutely stunning. The lipstick is fairly pigmented, but it does take a few swipes for a solid colour-payoff, but on the other hand, I do like that you can also just apply it lightly for just a hint of colour. Like most moisturising lipsticks, the wear is not the longest, but that said, I do get 3-4 hours wear, which I do find quite reasonable, It is a gorgeous lipstick, and I love that it doesn’t contain any nasties, including no added fragrance. There are heaps of shades in the range, so definitely worth checking out if you're after a gorgeous lipstick that also keeps your lips soft and moisturised. 

And of course I have to mention the gorgeous black and white packaging, which probably know is my favourite combination, as it is simply stunning. The products all come in small cardbox boxes which are white with black ends, and inside printed with the Lily Lolo, "LL' logo. The BB Cream comes in a white tube has a black lid and a nifty pump that makes it easy to dispense just the amount needed. The blush comes in a small round compact that is white underneath, and black on top, just like the lipstick that is black in one end and white in the other. Simple, yet classic and so beautiful.

If you're looking for some gorgeous mineral makeup free from all the chemical nasties, then must check out Lily Lolo
Lily Lolo BB Cream - RRP: $28.95 / 40ml
Lily Lolo Pressed Blush - RRP: $24.95 / 4g
Lily Lolo Natural Lipstick - RRP: $19.95 / 4g

Available from The Beauty Drawers

* Some products may have been kindly provided for consideration, and have reviewed in accordance with my Disclosure Policy.

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