Saturday 24 May 2014

Lily Lolo Natural Eye Pencil Review

Slowly but surely I am beginning to transition my make-up bag from mainstream cosmetics to more natural ones. It’s been slightly frustrating, and quite hit and miss so far. I battle a touch with mineral foundation powders preferring a liquid based one if possible. It seems to suit my oily combination skin better.

When the opportunity to try out natural make-up presents itself therefore, I jump at the chance to try a new brand to see what they have to offer and when they are British too, well even better.

I was recently given the opportunity to try out Lily Lolo’s natural eye pencil in black which retails at £6.99. 
Lily Lolo is a British brand offering high-performance, high quality mineral makeup and the range spans foundation, blusher, eye shadows, eye liner, mascara, lipstick, lipgloss and make-up brushes.

Their products are free from parabens, synthetic perfumes or dyes and they are BUAV approved.

Lily Lolo was launched in 2005 by Vikki Khan and is named after her two sisters Lisa (Lily) and Lorraine (Lolo). They have recently revamped their packaging which seasoned users would know about but as a virgin user I cannot comment about this other than to say that I like the simple, stylish look and feel of the product.

The first thing to say is that this eye pencil is highly pigmented and is ideal for defining eyes. I wear very little make-up normally; a foundation base, eye liner and mascara. I only ever wear eye shadow, blusher and lipstick when I go out for the evening. Gone are the days when I went to work suited and booted. It’s now normally little Jess and I, so the need for being made up is not there in the same way. 

I used this eye liner on my bottom lash line and because it is so dark I had to be quite careful how I applied it as it could make my eyes look smaller if applied incorrectly. If you watch the video Lily Lolo have on the eye liner product page, it does mention this. On the lower lash line it can smudge a touch but I found that over time I was able to get my application just right. It is a very soft pencil so very little effort is needed to apply the colour.

I would love to see this eye liner in a charcoal grey. I don’t normally use black or brown for eyeliners; for me it’s always a dark grey. I am blonde and blue eyed so this colour suits me better. So far I’ve yet to find a natural brand offering this. Shame.

Having tried this one product over time I’d be interested to see how the rest of the range performs. I like the look of the mascara, particularly the brush. I find that with natural brands the brush used is key for me. I have shorter eye lashes with little volume so a good brush can work wonders for my eyes.

I also like the fact that the eye shadows are lovely subtle colours. I may be investing in one of their eye duos to try as well.

So all in all I like this eye liner. It took a while to get used to it and make it work for my needs but overall it gets a thumbs up from me.

Have you come across Lily Lolo or used any of their make-up range? Leave me a comment if you have. I’d love to hear your thoughts.

You can find out more about Lily Lolo’s product range on their website, and you can follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

Until next time x


Disclaimer: I was given a natural eye pencil in black to try out for review. All opinions are my own honest thoughts and feelings on the product I used.



  1. I love Lily Lolo and use a lot of their make up I do believe there are a few brands that do a grey, I have an Inika one which is a beautiful slightly metallic grey and green people have one too :) Xx

    1. Hi Ana - I'll have to take a look at those two. I hadn't realised Green People had a grey option. For me it also boils down to cost too. I'll pop across to have a nosey at the Inika one too. Thanks for popping by :) x

  2. I have a couple of lipsticks and a blush from Liliy Lilo and really like them. Very helpful tip about the mascara wands, I still haven't found my dream one. My eyelashes are so fine I struggle to get enough volume x

    1. Hi Karen - Have you tried PHB Ethical Beauty? I'll be sharing their mascara soon on the blog. I really like it. Again a good brush. I struggled with the Neal's Yard Remedies one yet so many people rave about it. The brush just didn't do it for me and my eyelashes were pretty non-existent ! I've just ordered the Green People grey eye liner to try now too. I'm determined to transition my make-up bag especially as Sophia is at an age where she wants to experiment with dress up play. I hate that all my eye shadows are full of rubbish. Watch this space xx


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