The more I delve into the makeup brand Lola, the more I like it. My most recent discovery has been the Lola blushers and highlighter.
There are six blushers in the range and they are all matte. Formula is similar to that of the eye shadow which means that they are buildable and blend well. If you find that Sleek and NARS blushers are too pigmented for your preference, Lola is a great alternative. Depending on the brush you use an the look you are going for you can get a gentle flush or colour or an ID Magazine editorial type of look.
You get three grams of product which is plenty for an every use colour. The mono shadow size means that they are very travel friendly. I have two shades. The pink 002 which is a pretty shade. A bit more intense than a baby pink so it works well on my rich skintone for a hint of colour. My favourite blush shade from the range is the red 003. If you have a tan or deeper skin tone you need this product. Because it is not super pigmented, you can really build the colour up but a small amount gives the skin dimension and interested without making you look like a painted doll. I also like to use this colour in the crease of my eyes or to intensify the outer corner. I wear alot of purple (obvs) and cool toned blue shades and a hint of red sets off those tones beautifully.
Unsung hero of the range has to be the highlighters. If you are looking for a powder product to give you a glow, without making you a glitter ball, you need to head to your nearest M&S and look at this highlighter. The gold tone is not too yellow to look stark on the skin, and not too light or cool so that it looks ashy on the skin. With a fluffy brush or a fan brush you can create a diffused, every look. If you are highlighter obsessed and want to ‘glow to the gawds’ you use a stiffer brush and build it up. If you want to strobe, with it, use a damp brush or spritz the skin after application. It is a real hidden gem.
While on the subject of cheek products from this brand, I should also mention the bronzers. The shades aren’t deep enough for my rich skintone but:-
a) they are mahoosive at 25g of product and
b) the undertone is not too orange so you can bronze the face without looking like you have covered your face in Sunny D
If you have a fair to tan complexion they are worth swatching.
Lola blushers are available from Marks and Spencer and from their website and retail for £14.00 The highlighter retails for £12