Beauty / Favs

Pucker up! Lily Lolo lipstick and lip gloss review

The perfect companion to the eye-focused makeup trends for this Spring/Summer 2013 season, nude lips have been all over the runways as of late.  But you don’t need to go designer nor sacrifice health for beauty to sport this trend.  Here I present you two of my favorite lip products from Lily Lolo, one of my favorite makeup companies of late.

The makeup trends this season are all about the eyes: full eyebrows, bold eyeliner, and bright colors, all of which call for a muted lip. I am personally a big fan of glossy, nude lips and I am always on the look up for that truly perfect shade of nude and perfect glassy finish. I was impressed not long ago by Lily Lolo’s mineral shimmer, a product that does not cease to amaze me (mixed with moisturizer it turns into the perfect highlighter for fair skin).  I was keen to try more of their products so I ended up ordering their lipstick in Love Affair and their lip gloss in Peachy Keen.

Lipstick

  • Very creamy and moisturizing, it kept my lips from drying during the winter months.
  • The shade is a natural-looking shade of nude pink.
  • It comes in your typical plastic lipstick tube.

Lip gloss

  • Very moisturizing and lasting.
  • The shade is a nude brown color with a little bit of peach in it.  Very pretty.
  • The finish is wet and it does not stick.
  • It looks like the product has a bit of glitter when looking at it, but it does not show on the lips (I think it is on the tube not the product itself!)
  • It has a light chocolate scent, reminiscent of cocoa butter.  Yummy!

The performance

I have been using the two products for at least a couple of months and I am very happy with both.  I find them very moisturizing and I did not feel the need to apply lip balm under either of them (with some other brands I do).

I love the color of the lip gloss, which is one that I hardly find (neither orange, nor pink, it is truly very nude), as well as the wet finish it delivers.  It is also not sticky at all, a problem that many lip glosses have.  I find that it stays on for quite a long time, provided I don’t eat anything, of course. The only problem I have had with it is that the container came apart almost right after I got it.  I was lucky that a little scotch tape solved the problem, but I think it is something that Lily Lolo needs to address.

The lipstick I like because it is very creamy which is not always the case with lipsticks.  The color is pretty but sadly it is almost exactly the color of my lips so barely noticeable. They have added some more colors lately, however, including one in the “nude” category which was not there before, so I look forward to trying out more of them in the future.

However, most importantly these products are all natural which is quite important given the recent FDA report of lead in many lipsticks including Burt’s Bees (perhaps not so surprising given that the brand was purchased by Clorox a while back and that their products have become increasingly less natural since).

Lily Lolo lipstick in Love Affair on the left, Lily Lolo lip gloss in Peachy Keen on the right)

The verdict

I think both products are really good, and I am by now a very big fan of Lily Lolo as the brand is all natural, performs great, and is inexpensive for the quality.  In this case the lip gloss would be more of a standout product for me.  I like the shade a lot and the smell is the best of any lip gloss I have ever tried (a must for any chocolate lover!).  I also love the glitter-less, wet finish, which I have only found in more expensive brands. Both are nonetheless highly recommended.

The fine print

EWG rating:  2 (lipstick), 1 (lip gloss)

Where to purchase: Lily Lolo US or Lily Lolo UK

Ingredients:

Lipstick: Ricinus Communis Seed Oil, Mica, Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil, Candelilla Cera, Lanolin, Isoamyl Laurate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, CoperniCIa Cerifera Cera, Cera Alba, Tocopherol, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Talc, Maltodextrin, Rosmarinus OffiCInalis Leaf Extract, Tin Oxide, CI 77891, CI 77742, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 75470, CI 77499

Lip gloss: Ricinus Communis Seed Oil, Oleic/Linoleic/Linolenic Polyglycerides, Sorbitan Olivate, Cera Alba, Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil, Aroma, Copernicia Cerifera Cera, Candelilla Cera, Mica, Tocopherol, May Contain: CI 77891, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499, CI 75470, CI 77742

Lily Lolo products are certified cruelty-free by PETA.

10 thoughts on “Pucker up! Lily Lolo lipstick and lip gloss review

  1. I also like very much Lily Lolo lipsticks! Love affair is a great and multi-use shade that I also reviewed on my blog :) I like their lip glosses as well, but I had a problem with their package. There was a clear sticky oil running out of the package and didn’t figured out, if it’s the glue from the package or from the gloss…Haven’t got any similar problem before…Have a nice week! Dasha

    • Yes, I saw your review which is what prompted me to buy the lipstick! My lipgloss came apart where the silver band joins the tube…. Maybe yours are also loose there…. Too bad, their prior packaging was probably better.

      • Hehe, glad to hear that you were inspired by my post :) Thank you! Yes, you have described exactly the issue with the lipgloss! It’s really a pity because I couldn’t save the gloss from that package and put it in another. The previous package was definitely better!

      • I also tried to fix this way but somehow that clear sticky liquid was all around the tube like it was flowing out from somewhere (I haven’t figured out from where). And so I couldn’t bring it with me cause it was sticky everywhere :( Hope that all glosses aren’t this way. Maybe I had just a tube that was really bad.

  2. Congrats on also being nominated for the Liebster award! I really love the aesthetic of your site and the content of your posts. I hope I can develop my blog as well as you have. Just subscribed to you! :)

    • Thanks! Always happy to hear what others think of the blog. I am a graphic designer and work on communications so it is probably a little easier for me to figure some of the technical things out but I am sure you will too. Your blog has some great info already so you are well on your way. I will put you on my RSS to get your updates. And maybe I’ll see you in NY for a night of green beauty!

      • Thanks! Your career sounds interesting. I’ve been trying to learn some graphic design on my own in addition to blogging. Yes, maybe I’ll see you at A Night for Green Beauty! :)

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