March 03, 2017

REVIEW | Lily Lolo Natural Mascara




A cult favorite in the Green Beauty community, the Lily Lolo Natural Mascara retails for $19.50 (0.25 fl oz) and is available on the Lily Lolo Website. A helpful hint, order from their UK Website or a UK distributor---the dollar conversion makes the mascara cheaper!


Lily Lolo formulates their products without GMO's, nano particles, talc, additives, harsh chemicals, parabens, gluten, and bismuth oxychloride, dyes, fillers, fragrance, preservatives, and petroleum based chemicals.


This mascara is Cruelty-Free and Vegan.


Let's get in to the review!




Lily Lolo claims:


Lily Lolo Creamy Organic Natural Vegan Mascara is easy to apply and will volumise and lengthen lashes to produce a dramatic effect. An everyday essential for fabulous looking lashes. Suitable for all eye colours.  Lily Lolo Mascara is soft and creamy and has no artificial ingredients, just long lasting colour with a smooth texture.  Gluten free, vegan friendly.

This organic natural black mascara is an absolute makeup bag must have, suits all eye colours.


*Quick drying
*Ophthalmologic Tested - Suitable for sensitive eyes
*Fragrance, silicon and alcohol free
*Vegan Friendly
*Free from harsh chemicals, lead, parabens and preservatives
*Soft, creamy and smudgy
*Easy smooth application
*100% natural
*Organic ingredients




Packaging


The mascara is packaged a white plastic tube. So far no issues with the packaging malfunctioning or being faulty. 


The mascara wand is a standard natural bristle brush. The bristles are evenly spaced and of equal length around the wand. 


I do have one gripe about the packaging that I will discuss below.



Product


The Natural Mascara is available in one shade, "Black". The formula is inky black in color and is not waterproof.


The formula is on the wet side and has a thick consistency. It is similar to the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara and the L'Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara.


The mascara does not have any discernible scent or smell.  



Lily Lolo Natural Mascara




Performance


I agree with the claims that this mascara will lengthen and volumize to provide a dramatic effect. I find that my short stubby lashes look longer and thicker upon two coats of this mascara.


However---and this is where the packaging is partly at fault---the mascara builds up on the wand bristles and can cause the mascara to become clumpy and flaky when applied to the eyelashes. 


To prevent the clumping and the flaking throughout the day, I simply wipe the excess mascara off of the bristles before applying it to my eyelashes. The mascara dries quickly, so I would recommend this for pairing with false lashes.


Since I started using that method, I have experience very little to zero flaking, clumping, or transferring of the mascara on day to day wear. I find that even after a 12 hour day, my mascara is still in place and isn't all over my face.


The formula holds a curl well and does not irritate the eyes!


The formula is quite buildable---so if you like a more dramatic lash, you can layer the mascara multiple times. But be aware that the more layers you apply, the higher the chance for flaking.



No Mascara


2 Coats Lily Lolo Natural Mascara




Ingredients:

 AQUA (WATER), MYRICA PUBESCENS FRUIT CERA (MYRICA PUBESCENS FRUIT WAX), PROPANEDIOL, COPERNICIA CERIFERA CERA (COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX), POLYGLYCERYL-6 DISTEARATE, SUCROSE STEARATE, ACACIA SENEGAL GUM, GLYCERYL DIBEHENATE, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS SEED CERA (HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED WAX), LACTOBACILLUS FERMENT BIS-OCTYLDODECYL DIMER DILINOLEATE/PROPANEDIOL COPOLYMER, POLYGLYCERYL-10 MYRISTATE, ORYZA SATIVA BRAN CERA (ORYZA SATIVA (RICE) BRAN WAX), GLYCERYL CAPRYLATE, ROSA CANINA FRUIT OIL, ARGANIA SPINOSA KERNEL OIL, XANTHAN GUM, POTASSIUM SORBATE, GLYCERYL UNDECYLENATE, MAY CONTAIN IRON OXIDES.



Overall


The Lily Lolo Natural Mascara has an excellent formula that provides excellent length and volume without leaving your lashes looking clumpy (with using my technique mentioned above) or smudging throughout the day. I would recommend this mascara to anyone who likes full and feminine looking lashes! The only negative is the excess amount of product on the wand that can tend to make the formula clump.









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