Get glowing: Lily Lolo Mineral Shimmer Review

Forget diamonds, highlighter is a girl’s best friend–particularly if you have dry or aging skin.  Here I want to introduce you to my latest BFF, Lily Lolo’s mineral shimmer in Star Dust.

My skin has been looking a little blah as of late.  Interestingly it has never been more clear or even, but dry skin and the passing of time seems to be taking its toll in the way of dullness.  Luckily, however, this is an easy problem to fix. There are a variety of products in the market geared to providing you with the glow and dewiness of youth but picking the right one can be tricky.  Too many of them are glittery and it is easy to overdo it and end up looking fake like a disco ball.

Which is where the Lily Lolo mineral shimmer comes in. I was lucky to stumble upon this gem while surfing online stores looking for another highlighter, and I am glad I decided to pick this one instead.  I had heard about the company before, but frankly I had dismissed it as I thought I was done with mineral makeup that made my skin look dryer than the Sahara desert.  But I could not have been more wrong….

The highlighter

  • The ultra fine powder is light as air and soft as silk.
  • It goes on smoothly and disappears into the skin.
  • It comes in a nice frosted plastic pot, with a locking sifter to avoid those horrendous mineral powder spills (and the holes are small too, so it is easy to get the right amount out).
  • The color is a nice golden ivory shade.  Mostly translucent with a hint of gold, but no pink or peach.
  • It is a perfect multi-tasking product that can be used as finishing powder, highlighter, as well as add-on to moisturizer (haven’t tried that yet!) or other products.

The performance

Ever since I received this product a few days ago it instantly became a part of my daily routine.  I have to say this is the best mineral makeup product I have tried so far, and I have tried quite a few including Alima, Afterglow, Bare Escentuals and Korres.  None have impressed me as much.  You can see the comparison between Lily Lolo’s shimmer in Star Dust  (above left) and Alima’s in D’Oro (below left) in the picture blow. [Update: Alima seems to have discontinued D’Oro]

Lily Lolo mineral shimmer vs. Alima Pure at Stylishly Organic blog.

I’ve been applying it on top of RMS concealer and powder foundation (right now 100% Pure’s powder foundation but I just got some samples from Lily Lolo’s which I am eager to take for a test drive!), and the finish goes from matte to luminous in an instant, giving my face the healthy glow it was needing.

The shimmer comes in one shade only at the moment but it should suit almost everyone.

The verdict

Love, love, love.  This has already made it into my list of (very few) holy grail products.  And at $22 for a 6 gram pot, I wish all addictions were this cheap.  I am now very eager to try more of their products including their upcoming compact eye shadows.

The fine print

EWG rating: 1

Good Guide rating: NA

Where to purchase: Lily Lolo US, Lily Lolo UK or Saffron Rouge.  Lily Lolo provides samples of their foundation, finishing powders, bronzers & shimmer for $2 each (and only $2 shipping in the US). Saffron Rouge on the other hand has a 30-day satisfaction guarantee. I only wish the Lily Lolo US site offered as many products and promotions as the UK one!


Mica (CI77019), May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI77891), Iron Oxides (CI77491, CI77492, CI77499)

Have any of you tried Lily Lolo yet?

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