LOLA Makeup by Perse is the luxurious yet affordable cosmetics brand and the official make up partner for top TV show ‘Britain’s Next Top Model’ presented by Abbey Clancy. Each week the wannabe models would have their faces painted using LOLA products, showing the versatile looks that can be created with a combination of the different cosmetics available.
I was sent a number of their products to try out including the piel perfecta primer, the concealer pen, a matte long lasting lipstick and the ultra high shine gloss. The products are all packaged in slick matte black boxes with white writing, creating a high-end illusion that the products are much more expensive than they really are. With prices as low as £5.95 we can all own a little bit of luxury without breaking the bank.
The piel perfecta illuminating primer is a mineral infused base using diamond luminescence. I loved this primer, it was super light and a little product really goes a long away. It creates a glowy and brighter complexion and is fab for when your skin needs a little pick me up but you don’t want to layer on the foundation. It is also perfect worn under foundation, giving your skin that luminescent look whilst also providing the ideal canvas on which to apply foundation. Following the tips on the back of the tube, I also used the primer as a highlighter and was pleasantly surprised. It gave my skin a natural glow that is sometimes difficult to achieve with heavier liquid based products and powder highlighters. I loved this product, as the weather gets warmer it will be my go-to primer for creating that summery-glowy look with a product that does not make my face feel like it is caked in make up.
The concealer pen, similar to the consistency of the primer, was incredibly light and blendable. Again the serum is illuminating and instantly adds a touch of youthful radiance. This is the perfect product for light everyday colour coverage. If you have dark circles under your eyes and you prefer a heavier coverage, then you can use this product as a liquid highlighter on the tops of your cheekbones and on your brow bones. Alternatively, if you’re a fan of contouring then this product is great for highlighting the bridge of your nose and the middle of your forehead.
Next is the matte lipstick in colour Merry Berry. This too comes in slick, black matte packaging. Initially the colour in the tube appears to be a deep red, however on application it becomes clear that it is a berry colour with more of a pink tone as opposed to red. The colour is long-lasting but if you are looking for a dramatic lip then I would advise applying two layers of the colour. I wore the lipstick all night and with only a few top-ups the colour remained as vibrant as when I first applied it.
Finally, my favourite, the ultra high shine gloss in clear. I am not a huge lip gloss fan and usually prefer a matte lip but I think this product may have just converted me. I love that this gloss can be worn over any lip colour to vamp up your make up look. The gloss truly makes your lips appear more volumised and seductive due to the conditioning active vitamin complex. Worn on top of your lipstick the gloss really emphasises the cupids bow and creates the illusion of a plumped up pout and does not require frequent reapplication to maintain its glossiness. The ultra high shine lip-gloss is now a staple in my cosmetics bag.
From foundation primer to false eyelashes and nail polish, LOLA caters to every make up related desire. Head over to their website at www.lolamakeup.com to check out the huge range of products they have on offer. You will not be disappointed!
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Review by Talia Lee-Skudder