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The Vegan Lily Lolo Base

My affair with Lily Lolo is relatively new, but my 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 spotty, sensitive skin responds so well to it  everything is so breathable. Here's what I've been wearing on a daily basis.


Mineral Foundation in Porcelain, £15 (v)

The powder formula makes this ideal for oily T-zones and acne-prone skin, since it calms down shine without making skin look dull or cakey. 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 mask spots fully, but that's where the concealer comes in.

I'm not sure how dry skins would fare with mineral foundation, but mine gets dry patches and I've yet to notice any clinging.

Super Kabuki Brush, £15.50 (v)

This big, fluffy kabuki brush sweeps across the entire face with ease, but it's also excellent at buffing mineral products into the skin.

Some people might be put off by the long handle, but personally I like that it fits in my hand. My new favourite make-up brush.

Mineral Concealer in Blondie, £9 (v)

The lightest powder concealer I've ever tried  definitely one for extremely pale women like me. I wouldn't say it provides full coverage, but it stops redness in its tracks and blends out into foundation seamlessly.

I'd say it works best on under-the-skin spots, rather than spots with a head.

Concealer Brush, £7 (v)

This brush has super-soft bristles and blends the mineral concealer really well. It also works with liquid concealer.

The domed brush head works best for slightly larger areas the sides of your nose  I'd 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, £10.50 (v)

It took me a while to get used to using this setting spray. 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 recommended X and T motions down I was sorted.

The Makeup Mist contains aloe vera and green tea leaf, so I 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 anything from Lily Lolo? Let me know.

(v) = vegan

Beth, 24, UK. I'm a writer who loves books, animals, yoga, travel, and the Oxford comma. I share my experiences of trying a cruelty-free, vegetarian and low waste lifestyle, with the odd think piece thrown in. beth.toasty@gmail.com

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