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16/05/13: Lily Lolo Mineral Foundation SPF 15 Swatches

I appear to have built up quite a collection of Lily Lolo sample pots in the last month or so, ranging from the light to the light-medium shades - and something that I couldn't find when I was searching online pre-order-placing was a comparison swatch of the light neutral shades together.  I found a few of the whole lot, but I wanted to be able to see them next to each other.

Now that I have quite a few, I thought that it might be helpful for anyone else looking to buy a neutral shade of their mineral foundation to see the four of them together.  So, using my human guinea pig, I give you:

On the left is dry application, on the right is using a damp brush.  The order is the same for both sides, but I only labelled one to avoid obstructing the image too much.

And here they are in their pots:

Lily Lolo is one of the most popular mineral foundations around, made from just a few ingredients, and without the bismuth oxychloride that can be irritating on some people.  For my full review see here.

Each sample pot is £1.29 and shipping is £1.99.  I'm yet to commit to a full pot as I'm awaiting some samples from another mineral foundation maker. (I shall soon drown in little plastic pots...!)

What foundation do you use - mineral or liquid - any recommendations for smaller brands?

Hephzibah x

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  1. Great swatches, I have china doll and barely buff full sizes and I use it all the time, I also love Inika. xx

    1. Those are quite different colours - do you use one in the summer/winter - or mix the two? Have heard good things about Inika, will have to add them to my growing list of " to investigate" brands! Thanks for stopping by :)

    2. I am very pale at the monent so I use china doll, barely buff is a summer shade for me, although not sure I will get a good colour this year! :) x

    3. Ah, good idea. :) I think I'm Candy Cane, but can't quite make my mind up!


  2. Thinking about trying, but the shipping costs are 4£ for me, which is a lot compared to the sample prize. Do you know any retailers that also have samples maybe?

    I find it very difficult to choose the right colour even for samples lol. I'm thinking blondie maybe, although I'm not really that pale, but not very tanned either. From lavera liquid I have the lightest shade however which is a good match. Troubled ;)

    Off to read your review now!

    1. It is hard to find the right colour - and pretty hard to swatch too - it really is a case of trying it out and seeing what blends. I've seen samples in a few places but I can't remember off the top of my head. I'll have a look for you. I reckon Blondie could be a good match x


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