Lily Lolo Pressed Eye Shadow Review
I don't often wear eye shadow (other than a nude); for one reason or another, it's just not a step I usually bother with in my make-up application. I favour a fresh, natural look, and so I often opt to play up my cheeks or lips instead (or it could be the brightly-coloured phase I went through as a teenager has put me off it), but on occasion, when I have extra time, I'm not adverse to creating some definition or a dramatic look.
Finding silky, smooth pressed (and pigmented) powders is a must for me. My old eye shadows used to become crumbly or crease if I applied them too heavily. The matte shades felt chalky and had very little pigment.
I'd been eyeing off the Lily Lolo Pressed Eye Shadows for a while, and decided to start with just one shade, before committing to a full range of colours or one of the palettes. I chose the shade Ivory Tower, since I wear a nude, matte (non shimmery) shade most often.
Pigment & Consistency
Now, I know pigment and consistency are the two most important factors when it comes to eyeshadow - particularly natural shadows. They often receive a bad rap for not being pigmented or smooth enough.
One swipe of the Lily Lolo Pressed Eye Shadows will prove that's not always the case. The Pressed Eye Shadows are so smooth, silky (almost buttery), and glide onto the skin. They are also pretty pigmented - I would say medium to high (lighter shades always appear to be less pigmented, but they build well) - and blend and layer nicely.
I sweep this shade all over my entire lid for an eye-brightening effect, or to highlight the brow bone. (I've also been sweeping the Contour shade from the Sculpt & Glow Duo through the crease for some warmth and definition)
Ivory Tower makes for a great base shade, and is demi-matte.
Packaging & Ingredients
Packaged in Lily Lolo's signature sleek black-and-white compacts, the pressed shadow also includes a mirror. The compact closure is nice and snug, and there is nothing flimsy about the packaging (as I've found with some compact eye shadows) It feels beautiful to use and looks chic in my make-up bag.
As far as ingredients go, they're as clean as you could wish, and contain nourishing Jojoba Seed Oil, Argan and Pomegranate Oils - see the full list here. Lily Lolo Pressed Eye Shadows are also Vegan Friendly.
I've been really impressed by how well the Lily Lolo Pressed Eye Shadow lasts. It wears all day without fading, creasing or crumbling. I also find it very comfortable to wear - it isn't at all drying (which is also ageing), as some shadows can be. I also love that I can apply eyeliner over the top of this without shifting the eye shadow underneath.