Hello babs! Disclaimer: *The products mentioned in this blog post were kindly sent over as PR in exchange for my honest opinions*
Today I’m going to be testing out a few products from a brand called LOLA Make Up. I was kindly sent over a little PR package from them which included a mascara, an eye pencil and a liquid lipstick for me to try out. (It’s going to be quite a long post so grab some snacks and a drink haha)
The Mega Volume Mascara costs £11.95. The Automatic Eye Pencil costs £8.95. The Matte Liquid Lipstick costs £7.95.
MEGA VOLUME MASCARA – BLACK
It is cruelty free, paraben free and vegan.
The mascara comes a plastic bottle which changes in shape from the lid to the bottom. The lid is thinner and the bottom is slightly wider. The name of the brand is in white and red lettering on the bottle and it also has the word ‘volume’ in white lettering next to the brand name. On the bottom of the bottle it has a sticker with the name of the mascara on. The wand inside is plastic and also has plastic bristles. The wand is also a decent size.
CI 77499, AQUA, SORBITAN OLIVATE, COPERNICIA CERIFERA CERA, ORYZA SATIVA CERA, STEARIC ACID, VP/VA COPOLYMER, GLYCERIN, HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSE, VP/HEXADECENE COPOLYMER, SORBITOL, AMINOMETHYL PROPANOL, TOCOPHEROL, BIS-PEG/PPG-16/16 PEG/PPG-16/16 DIMETHICONE, DIMETHICONE, PPG-17/IPDI/DMPA COPOLYMER, PANTHENOL ISOPROPYL MYRISTATE, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, BAMBUSA VULGARIS LEAF/STEM EXTRACT, PHENOXYETHANOL, IODOPROPYNYL BUTYLCARBAMATE.
When I first opened the mascara I knew I was going to like the wand as its plastic bristles and is decent in size. The mascara also has a slight scent to it, nothing too overpowering but just bear that in mind if you are someone sensitive to scented products. The wand picks up a nice amount of product on the bristles and distributes the product well onto the eyelashes. Now it claims to be a volume mascara, however, I would say this is more lengthening than volumising… it does add a tiny bit of volume but nothing dramatic! The mascara is very black and just the right consistency for what I like, not too wet in formula but also not too dry. It could possibly transfer slightly if you’re not careful but it does dry on the lashes pretty quickly. Overall, I do like this mascara and will use it quite often. However, if you are on the look out for a volumising mascara then this probably wouldn’t be it. If you’re looking for a lengthening mascara then this is nice!
Left: Without | Right: With
AUTOMATIC EYE PENCIL – 001 BLACK
It is cruelty-free and vegan.
The eye pencil comes in a thin plastic packaging. The lid removes and clicks when it is put back on. The name of the brand is in white lettering on the packaging and the name of the product and shade is also in black lettering. The eye pencil has a twist up mechanism situated at the bottom of the packaging.
CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE, SYNTHETIC WAX, SILICA, TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE/DIMETHICONOL CROSSPOLYMER, SILICA SILYLATE, PENTAERYTHRITYL, TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL, HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE, CYCLOHEXASILOXANE, COPERNICIA CERIFERA, CERA, CI 77499, MICA, CI 77266 (NANO) ACC. TO REGULATION EC 1223/2009
This product does not have a scent to it which is good for those who may be sensitive to scented products! I like how skinny this eye pencil is and the fact that it is a twist up pencil rather than sharpening is a win (I find pencils you have to sharpen so messy) When I swatched this and used it on my eyes the formula was so quick and easy to work with, its nice and creamy and has good pigmentation. You don’t have to press very hard with this product at all! It is a nice black eye pencil and lasts for quite a long time in the waterline without having to reapply constantly. If you want a new eye pencil then I would definitely recommend this one!!
MATTE LIQUID LIPSTICK – 01 FIRST DATE
There is 3.1ml of product in this. It is cruelty-free and paraben free (not vegan).
The liquid lipstick comes in a small plastic bottle. The lid is black with the words ‘love’ printed in red lettering on it. The bottom of the bottle is the colour that the shade is supposed to be and it has the name of the brand printed on it in black lettering. (Only downfall is that the packaging doesn’t have the shade name on it…) The lid screws on and off. The doe-foot applicator is small but has a nice shape to it.
CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, DIISOSTEARYL MALATE, NYLON-12, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII BUTTER, CAPRYLYL METHICONE, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRABEHENATE, DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE, DIMETHICONE/VINYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, DIMETHICONE, SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS SEED OIL, PROPYLENE CARBONATE, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, GLYCERYL CAPRYLATE, HYDROXYSTEARIC ACID, TRIETHYL CITRATE, POLYETHYLENE, STEARIC ACID, SILICA, ISOCETETH-10, PALMITIC ACID, TOCOPHEROL, PHENOXYETHANOL, MICA, CI 77163, CI 77891, CI 75470, CI 77491, CI 77499.
When I first opened the product I noticed that it does have a slight scent to it but nothing overpowering and you can’t smell it when its on the lips either. The shade I received is a nice mauve pink sort of colour. The formula of this liquid lipstick is quite moussy and has decent pigmentation to it. It applies onto the lips very easily and I dipped the applicator in twice which covered the entirety of my lips. The lipstick does dry down fully matte but doesn’t feel drying at all, it actually feels quite comfortable to wear. I think throughout the day this does have the possibility to crack and clump up in areas on the lips but overall it has good wear time to it. When removing the lipstick, it did come off very easily and didn’t stain so you may have to reapply if you’re eating or drinking with this on. Overall, I really like this lipstick however, I would have liked it to be slightly bigger as the applicator is quite small meaning you have to dip it back in when applying. If you want a mini sort of lipstick for travelling then I think this would be nice and if you’re into mauve pinks then this is a very nice shade!
I really like all of the products that I got in this little package and feel so grateful for being sent them over, just want to say a big thank you to LOLA Make Up 🙂
If you do want to check out any of the products mentioned then be sure to click on the links near the start of the blog post.
Thanks for reading and I really hope you enjoyed this post!