LOLA Makeup by Perse is a British designed makeup brand which was designed for professional makeup artists with products which are densely pigmented with innovative formulas. The LOLA Makeup by Perse makeup range is stocked on the M&S website as well as selected stores, and I was very kindly gifted a lovely selection of their products which I’ll be sharing in three posts with them being broken down into Base and Brushes, Eyes and then Lips so keep your eyes peeled for the other two posts within the next few weeks if you’d like to see more reviews of the makeup line. Kicking things off, I have the LOLA Makeup by Perse Brushes and Base post today where I have a selection of their makeup brushes as well as a few of their base products..
I have four of the LOLA Makeup by Perse makeup brushes, and they are absolutely incredible quality. If I’m completely honest, I wasn’t sure what the quality would be like but I am so impressed by all four brushes.
Firstly is the LOLA Eyeshadow Flat Brush, then the LOLA Angled Eyeliner Brush, the LOLA Blush Brush and LOLA Finishing Brush which vary in price from £10 to £17, and each brush comes packaged within a little plastic pouch which you can keep your brush inside should you wish to, but I prefer to keep my brushes within my ALEX drawers so they don’t collect dust. Each of the brushes are beautifully made with black rubberised weighted handles and black metal ferrules which tightly hold the bristles and I’ve not experienced any shedding.
The eyeshadow brush is a lovely fluffy eyeshadow brush which can be used for packing on shadow all over the lid, but also for blending shadow throughout the crease due to it’s fluffiness. The Angled Eyeliner Brush is perfect for liner as it has stiff bristles which are short, allowing for good control when lining your lids and it’s now my favourite eyeliner brush and it can even be used for your brows too.
The Blush Brush is a beautiful brush, with a rounded, slightly tapered brush head with silky soft bristles which work nicely for applying and blending both blush and bronzer onto the cheeks. The last brush – the Finishing Brush is a typical duo fibre brush which I like to use for my foundation and concealer, or powder and I like how versatile they are.
The first base product I have is the LOLA Makeup by Perse Perfect Skin Illuminating Base £17 which features light-diffusing diamond core powder and micro mineral pearls which visibly even out skin tone, and improve skin texture by deflecting light and giving skin radiance and a natural glow. Signs of ageing or fatigue also claim to be reduced as the skin appears refined and rejuvenated with visible smoothness.
The primer has a pearlised sheen to it, and slightly thick consistency which absorbs nicely into the skin with little effort. The pearly finish gives the skin a lovely, radiant and illuminated glow which is perfect for those with dry skin like myself as my skin often looks a little dull due to my dry patches. I like that this primer works as more of a skincare primer, rather than just a standalone primer as it improves the texture of my skin under my makeup as well as prolonging the weartime of my makeup.
Next up is the LOLA Makeup by Perse Highlighter £12 which is packaged within a rubberised, square compact with rounded corners and a clear window within the lid so you can see the product inside. The highlighter is available in just one shade which is a stunning, slightly pinky toned champagne which I think will flatter many skintones.
The powder is said to be enriched with vitamins, with a light-reflecting formula which is a clever mix of micro-fine, innovative pearl technology that highlights and illuminates for a wonderfully natural-looking glow. The highlighter powder has a very soft and smooth consistency which sits nicely on the skin without emphasising pores and imperfections, and it really does look beautiful on the skin even if it does look deceivingly plain in the packaging – it’s truly stunning.
The next product within my LOLA Makeup by Perse Brushes and Base roundup is the LOLA Makeup by Perse DUO Blush £17 which is available in two shade options; orange and pink, and I have the pink option.
The rubberised compact features a mirror within the lid, and the powder pan is divided along the middle for two blush shades – the left side of the pan is a shimmery medium pink with a gorgeous golden shift, similar to NARS Orgasm but this shade is so much prettier than Orgasm and a lot more wearable as it’s not chunky or glittery.
The right shade is a matte, darker pink which borders on being a berry but both shades are really pretty, and I like that you can use the shades individually or you can blend them together with a fluffy brush. Both shades are nicely pigmented, and have a great texture which is easy to blend and they boast a good staying power too.
Lastly I have the LOLA Concealer Pen £17 in two shades (there are three shades available) – 01 and 02, which supposedly melts gently into the skin to reduce the appearance of dark circles and illuminate the under-eye area. The Concealer Pen’s have a twistable base which pushes the concealer through the pen and out into the centre of the brush so you can apply the brush directly to your skin.
The concealer contains light-capturing pearl technology to instantly add a touch of youthful radiance, with anti-ageing peptides to target fine lines. I never expected to be able to use both shades as I have very pale skin, and concealers very rarely match me but I can use both shades as #01 is pale with a slightly yellow tone and #02 has a slight pinky tone to it, so I like to use the pinky tone to counteract any darkness under my eyes and then use the yellow tone to brighten my undereye areas. Both concealers have a creamy consistency which is easy to blend into the skin and it doesn’t settle into lines providing I use an hydrating eye cream beforehand.
Overall I am so impressed with my first try of the LOLA Makeup by Perse brand, as not one of these products are disappointing. I really do think they’re professional quality like they like claim to be; especially the brushes, and I can’t wait to show you more of their products. I’d love to know if you’ve tried any of their products before?
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