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Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Lily Lolo Natural Lip Gloss in English Rose.

Lily Lolo Natural Lip Gloss in English Rose* (£7.99)

The old Lily Lolo gloss packaging was cute, but the new packaging is beautiful. Maybe it's a sign that I'm getting older (*sob* lets not talk about that!) but I do love me some simple designs and functional packaging. Don't get me wrong, I think I'll still love cutesy packaging as much when I'm eighty as I did when I was eighteen, but I've also learned to appreciate the simple and sophisticated too. When it works it's a winner and this design definitely works for me! There's also something about make up that comes in a box. Even if said box will eventually just find its way into the recycling, I like it. And I can't even really explain why.

English Rose is a true dusky pink. It's sheer enough to look pretty over your favourite pink or nude lipstick, but not too sheer that it doesn't do anything by itself. I've been trying to avoid the good old 'my lips but better' phrase for a few minutes now, but that's not happening because it describes it perfectly. It feels smooth and not sticky on the lips, applies evenly and wears nicely. It also smells and tastes like chocolate, which is a surprising choice but a welcome change from the usual vanilla that makes up most of my lipgloss stash.

For some reason I wasn't expecting to love this. The Clarins Lip Perfectors are my one true gloss love and although this one hasn't knocked those off the top spot, I actually think it's coming up a pretty close second. And for £7.99 I think that's quite impressive!

Have you tried anything from Lily Lolo before? 

xoxo

57 comments:

  1. This is the perfect shade on you! I like the simple packaging too, we aren't old we're just sophisticated ladies. ;)

    Tara x

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    1. That's a much better way to look at it ;)

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  2. Have never seen this brand before but that gloss is so pretty. I'm a big packaging nerd too and I do love makeup in a box. I love when you buy high-end stuff like at YSL and it comes beautifully packaged.

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    1. It makes it a little more special <3

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  3. The packaging is really cute I must say and English Rose describes the colour perfectly to me hhaha, I want to try this just so I can taste it!! xxx

    Verity | Life of Verity

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  4. That colour is absolutely beautiful! English Rose describes it perfectly x
    The perks of being a hipster

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  5. How pretty! I completely agree with you when it comes to the packaging side of things - I've started to love simple designs so much more lately :)
    Megan x | MeganRoisinn

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  6. Absolutely agree with you about things that come in little cardboard boxes. Don't know what it is, but it just makes it feel like an infinitely more luxurious item. Gorgeous shade by the way!

    http://beautifulsmudges.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. I've used Lily Lolo foundation before, but didn't realise that they did lip glosses! Definitely going to have to check them out because I love this colour. I'm also very jealous of your photo background - it's stunning. Do you have fairy lights in the background?

    Helen x

    Beautiful Curiosities

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    1. They're lovely! Thank you, yeah coloured fairy lights <3

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  8. I never heard about this brand before but the colour looks so pretty!

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  9. This is such a pretty shade on you, Jennie! I'm also a sucker for makeup in a box - it just feels a bit more special, somehow :)

    Jess xo

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  10. This definitely looks very pretty on you! I like the 'just bitten' look, it looks like you've been eating strawberries or something! Really lovely :) <3 xxx

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  11. I love the packaging too. And the color is so sweet. -Hanna Lei

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  12. This packaging looks so cute :) I hate it when brands go over the top with packaging, it can look tacky!
    Bea x

    Bea's Beauty Blog

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  13. Such a beautiful colour, I love lipglosses like this. I have never heard of the brand before but looks like a good brand to go and try!!

    http://allaboutevesbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

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  14. I agree about makeup that comes in boxes, just adds to the excitement and 'pretty' levels. Such a stunning shade, and if it tastes like chocolate then I better get buying it! xx

    Amy / srslylou

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  15. The shade is so pretty, and I adore the simple packaging <3

    http://sparklyghosts.blogspot.co.uk/

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  16. gorgeous shade! what attracted me to this post was the photography - I love it!
    xx

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  17. High5 girlie, I'll be loving cute stuff when I hit 80+ as well
    haha :') The color looks nice! Xx

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  18. Love the pacjaging, and dusky rose shades are just perfect!

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  19. This shade is beautiful....delicate but pretty!

    I'm loving your photos too!! :)

    Layla xx

    www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

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  20. I love dusky pink, such an effortlessly pretty addition to any make-up box!

    Sophie xxx soinspo

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  21. this colour looks absolutely stunning on you, my dear!

    rae of lovefromberlin

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  22. Hmmmm.....interesting. I super like the packaging and the color as well. I think its a must try one. I will check on this and test it out.

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  23. I've never tried anything from this brand before, but this looks amazing :)

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  24. I've never even heard of this brand; but the color and packaging is stunning! If I can find this in the US, I'll definitely give it a go! :)

    www.lilting-grace.blogspot.com

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  25. For the price it seems like a great gloss! :) Especially as you've compared it to Clarins' lip glosses which I love. Such a beautiful shade too.

    Ellis - Ellis Tuesday

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