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.
- 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.
- 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!
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).
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)
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.