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The Lily Lolo Base


My affair with Lily Lolo is relatively new, but I can assure you that the love is all-too real. I first tried their products in September, and I've been singing their praises ever since. My entire base, bar one under-eye concealer, is now Lily Lolo, and it's mainly because my sensitive, spotty skin responds well to it  everything is just so breathable. Here's what I've been wearing on a daily basis: 

Mineral Foundation in Porcelain, £13.99 (v)
In all honesty, I'm not sure how very dry skins would fare with using the Mineral Foundation, although mine gets quite dry around the mouth and I'm yet to notice any clinging. This is ideal for oily t-zones and acne, though (also my skintype, #blessed) and is wonderfully versatile. You can dust it lightly over the t-zone if you want a polished no-make-up-make-up look, or you can build it up in thin layers for more coverage. It doesn't quite cover spots, but that's where the concealer comes in. 

Super Kabuki Brush, £14.99 (v) 
This big fluffy kabuki brush sweeps across the entire face with ease, but it's also excellent at buffing in powder products like the Mineral Foundation. Some people might be put off by the lack of long handle, but personally I like that it fits in my hand. My new favourite make-up brush.

Mineral Concealer in Blondie, £8.49 (v)
The lightest powder concealer I've ever tried  definitely one for extremely pale women like myself. I wouldn't say it provides full coverage, but it definitely stops redness in its tracks, and it blends out into foundation seamlessly. I'd say it works best on spots that are under the skin, as opposed to spots with a head (it tends to cling). 

Concealer Brush, £6.49 (v)
This brush has super-soft bristles, and blends the Mineral Concealer really well. It also works if you want to buff out a liquid concealer. The slightly larger, domed brush head works best for larger areas like your forehead and the sides of your nose  I would recommend a smaller brush, like the Real Techniques Detailer Brush, for precise, pin-point concealing. Despite that, it's a welcome addition to my stash of brushes.

Makeup Mist, £9.99 (v)
I'll be honest, it took me a while to get the hang of this  I've never used a setting spray before this one. I had visions of me ending up with make-up dripping down my face, or just missing my face completely, but once I got the X and T motions down I was sorted. The Makeup Mist contains aloe vera and green tea leaf, so I actually prefer to use it in the middle of the day when I need a bit of a pick-me-up. Lovely, but I'm not sure it's essential. 

What are your favourite base products? Have you tried any of these? Let me know in the comments!

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Beth, 23, South East England. I'm a writer with a love of books, lipstick, and the Oxford comma. I love beauty and I also love animals, so I only buy, use, and feature products from cruelty-free brands. (Seriously though, I am the person who stops to fuss over every dog she sees.) You can also expect posts about vegan/vegetarian food, and plenty of musings about life as a 20-something. Want to get in touch? Email me at beth.toasty@gmail.com

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