“ Brand: Lily Lolo / Type: Correctors „
Being quite a beginner when it comes to make up I tend to stick to basic products from manufacturers which I trust. Having used Lily Lolo before for concealer, I decided to try their Corrector product. I have very acne prone skin and had high hopes that it may help to disguise red spots and areas of blemishes. Lily Lolo's corrector comes in two shades:
Blush Away - A green shaded corrector to help correct redness, acne, sunburn, spider veins, and rosacea
PeepO - A yellow based corrector for dark circles, pigmentation or liver spots.
There is a colour guide sheet on the Lily Lolo website which helps you to see which products your skin type needs.
I ordered Blush Away, the green based corrector. There is no sample sized product available, only a full sized 4g product for £7.29. Although this initially seems very expensive, the corrector lasts for a very long time and it actually good value. I ordered directly from Lily Lolo's website and delivery was prompt. The corrector comes in a small round pot with a white screw top lid, under the lid is a turnable plastic cover which allows you to open up a 'sifter' area to shake out the powder, and then cover it again to prevent loosing any.
The corrector comes in a powder form and has a pale green colour. There is a surprising amount of it for 4g, I was expecting much less. The powder is very fine and soft. I fist applied it on the back on my hand and was surprised at home soft it was, after rubbing it in my skin felt like silk but showed no sign of having a product on.
Lily Lolo recommend that you apply the corrector with their concealer brush or flocked sponge. I have used it with a brush, my finger and a cotton bud and all worked well for me. You can shake a little of the product into the lid and use that as a palette. You should apply the powder in small circular buffing motions, starting where the heaviest coverage is needed and working out. I have mainly used the corrector on spots/acne and areas of redness on my cheeks. The powder is very easy to work with, and as it's so light you can apply a little and add more to build up layers until you reach a level of coverage you are happy with. For angry spots I find that I have to apply quite heavy layers whereas over my cheeks a thin layer is enough to take away the excessive redness. It blends in extremely well with your skin and if I apply it well you are none the wiser it is there!
Lily Lolo's products are mineral based, and oil free. Their website also states that the active ingredients help to control excess oils and have healing properties. I have found that they have helped to control oil on some parts of my face, it has a soft matt finish and takes away any shine, however my cheeks can become very dry sometimes and if I haven't moisturised quite well before applying if I layer the product my skin can sometimes become a little dry and the powder doesn't sit as smoothly on my skin, making it feel more noticeable to me. However, if you moisturise well beforehand and apply very light layers it shouldn't be a problem. I have had no problems with the staying power of this product and it has remained on my face until I remove it, often all day.
Lily Lolo's corrector is vegan friendly, and non-comedogenic (doesn't block pores). It lasts 24 months once opened.
Mica CI77019 -an inorganic, colourless silicate mineral that provides luster and adhesion
Titanium Dioxide CI77891 - a naturally occurring oxide of titanium, often used a pigment
CI77007 - a blue inorganic mineral pigment composed of complex sodium aluminium sulfosilicates
CI77492 - Iron Oxides, inorganic compounds created from purified, oxidized iron.
I'm going to give this corrector 4/5 stars. It's a great product, but expensive at purchase and needs quite a lot of care to apply it well to problem areas. It does however, provide excellent coverage and correction to red coloured problems, it leaves you skin feeling silky soft and gives the deception of no correction in most cases!