Lily Lolo Waikiki and Bondi Bronze
A permanent staple in my everyday make-up routine, I have become completely obsessed with Lily Lolo’s bronzers since I bought them. They previously featured in my February favourites and look likely to stay in my favourites for a long time, I seriously cannot be without them. Affordable, beautiful pigmentation and just the right amount of shimmer: instant bronzed summer goddess in a pot!
First off, I am more of a mineral powder girl and don’t really like using cream make-up products very much since I use mineral powder foundation instead of liquid. These bronzers buff into the skin really nicely either on top of foundation or directly onto the skin, as with all Lily Lolo mineral products I have tried, they have lovely rich pigmentation and it’s easy to control/build up the colour.
To contour and achieve a natural looking sun-kissed glow, I always reach for Lily Lolo’s Bondi Bronze. I must admit a little goes a very long way! Lily Lolo describe it as a medium shade, though definitely use a light hand as it is quite a deep gorgeous brown-bronze and super pigmented. It has the right balance of shimmer without it making your face look like a glitter ball, which makes it such a favourite of mine and I can happily use it for an everyday effortless look or build it up for an evening out.
To apply, I simply use a slanted contouring brush as pictured (a Real Techniques copycat from Amazon!) or the Real Techniques Buffing Brush to apply under my cheekbones, around my forehead, my neck and nose. Or to give a more natural sun-kissed look I apply anywhere the sun would naturally tan my skin. I always make sure to blend it all out using a big fluffy brush such as the Real Techniques Powder Brush. Strangely, I really like how Bondi Bronze applies over any acne especially on my forehead, as it seems to ‘hide it’ a little more by muting the redness with a natural tan. I’ve also had no problems at all with it aggravating my problem skin 😀
To add shimmer and bring out my cheekbones, I like to use Lily Lolo’s Waikiki to highlight after bronzing. I have tried using Waikiki to bronze instead of Bondi Bronze though I feel it is a little too light-toned even for my super fair skin. As more of a pale sandy golden shade, it is just perfect to give a natural looking shimmer to the skin as an alternative to using a white-silver toned or pearlescent highlighter (such as Lily Lolo Stardust). Olive skinned girls may probably find it too light to use as a bronzer too.
Both Bondi Bronze and Waikiki mineral bronzers are acne friendly as they are free from harsh chemicals, nano particles, parabens, bismuth oxychloride, talc, synthetic dyes, fillers, fragrance and preservatives. They’re also both carmine-free and suitable for vegans. Could these be any more awesome?
Mica [+/- CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77492 (Iron Oxide), CI 77491 (Iron Oxide), CI 77499 (Iron Oxide)]
Verdict – Utterly Obsessed
I still can’t get over how much I love these bronzers, especially Bondi Bronze which I like even more than my old Guerlain Terracotta Lady Tan Magnifier Powder! At 8g per pot they are decent sized products, so very much worth £13.49 each. Given that you only need such a tiny amount each time you apply, these will last for absolutely ages! Very very impressed with these, and I highly recommend 🙂