All mineral foundations are not created equal. Although others may claim to be “all-natural” and good for skin, many popular mineral foundations contain bismuth oxychloride. Bismuth oxychloride has a jagged molecular structure which can make skin red and itchy, especially if you begin to sweat a bit. It’s not a toxic ingredient per se, but it can be seriously irritating.
Lily Lolo Mineral Foundation is everything you want mineral foundation to be. Here’s some of the reasons I use and love Lily Lolo mineral foundation:
- It contains a simple and safe ingredient list.
- It feels light and silky on the skin.
- It can provide light or full coverage. Once you master the application technique, it can look like skin itself or a glam airbrushed finish.
- It works well with blemishes and fine lines.
- It is free of irritating bismuth oxychloride or problematic talc.
- It contains SPF 15.
The Lily Lolo Mineral Foundation SPF 15 is $22. Purchase it here.
The shade selection is broken down into neutral, cool, warm and olive undertones. My perfect shade, warm honey, blends into my medium-warm/peachy complexion beautifully. But still, no product is perfect. My primary complaint with Lily Lolo Mineral Foundations is that they have a limited shade selection for dark skin tones.
Mineral foundation is all about skin prep and blending. I usually begin with a few drops of organic jojoba oil patted into the face, then give it about 5 minutes to fully absorb into skin. Next I spill a tiny amount of the loose powder into the lid of the jar and with a densely packed brush, I methodically buff the powder into skin in circular motions. It doesn’t take much to achieve an even, radiant complexion. It is, however, easy to over-apply with mineral foundations, so it’s best to begin by using a little less than you think is necessary.
Lily Lolo Mineral Foundation ingredients: mica, zinc oxide. May contain: titanium dioxide, iron oxides.
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For longer wear and a more polished look, I also use Lily Lolo’s award-winning Flawless Silk Finishing Powder. It improves the staying power of any foundation—liquid or mineral. The delicate, light-diffusing powder has a slight peachy-pink color which surprisingly works on all skin tones. It’s also offered in a matte finish, but I’ve found that the “silk finish” provides the most flattering, natural look which holds up even in muggy North Carolina heat.
The Lily Lolo Flawless Silk Finishing Powder is $22. Find it here.
I apply the finishing powder differently than I apply the foundation. While I use a densely packed brush to “blend” the mineral foundation into skin, I use a large, fluffy powder brush to lightly dust the Flawless Silk Finishing Powder over my face.
Lily Lolo Flawless Silk Finishing Powder ingredients: mica, iron oxides.
This product is part of my popular guide, Natural & Nontoxic Makeup: The 75 Best Products to Up Your Beauty Game.
*This post is not sponsored. All opinions are my own.
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