Friday, 19 November 2010

Pots of pretty powder


Sorry about the long delay. I'm finally back with a new beauty review.

This review will be on two Lily Lolo eyeshadows that I recently bought from

Lily Lolo is a brand that makes a really wide range of mineral cosmetics, including foundation powder, lipgloss and eyeshadows, plus many more, in so many different shades. I was very tempted to buy all of their eyeshadows because they're all so pretty. But decided to be a good girl and buy two colours that will suit any outfit: black and white.

A few of their many shades of eyeshadow

The eyeshadows in the lovely green tissue paper they came in

Orchid White


As you can probably tell from the pictures, the eyeshadows are powders and unpressed. But thankfully they are covered with a protective plastic lid with shaker holes. So don't worry about them spilling all over your make up bag or all over your clothes. However, the Orchid white eyeshadow, unlike Witchypoo, seems to be clumped together so it is almost impossible to get it come out of the tiny holes. Plus the protective plastic lid can't be removed no matter how hard you try (I've tried!) so the only option is to shake the eyeshadow out of the holes.

The colours are absolutely fantastic! Like I said, Orchid White is difficult to get out of the container but the small amount I manage to get out is enough for me because it is so pigmented. It isn't exactly shimmery but has a nice glow so you can use it as a highlighter on your brow bone or either edge of your eyes. I also use it over red lipstick to give it a pouty and matte finish. However, the Orchid White eyeshadow doesn't seem to stay on all day so I would suggest using powder or a base under the eyeshadow if, like myself, eyeshadow easily slips off your eyes.

I am much more pleased with Witchypoo. I'm not yet brave enough to go for a gothic look with black eyelids so I am currently using it as an eyeliner cake. You don't even need any liquid for this. Just dab the eyeliner brush onto the eyeshadow and it easily glides over your lids. You won't need to go over it again as the colour is so intense. I can't comment on its staying power as I have not used it as an eyeshadow but as an eyeliner it stays on all day long so don't worry about any smudges.

The cost of the eyeshadows were only £5.00 each from You can also buy them from as single pots or gift sets.


dazzlelight91 said...

it takes a lot of practice lol. I like it too especially for winter, im so pleased. the cream soda, brown sugar and gunmetal colours look amazing! it would be really annoying though you couldnt get the product out!

Toni Tralala said...

I absolutely love mineral make up! I've been meaning to look into new ones. I'll be sure to find out more about this brand.

I like the colors! <3


All so pretty. I've worked in the cosmetics industry for over 16 years and I don't think I'll ever tire of looking at beautiful colors :)

mangocheeks said...

Pretty colours and colours I would wear. Thanks for sharing.