Lily Lolo Makeup



Bye, Bye, Bare Minerals!

Lily Lolo is currently my favorite Mineral Makeup!  I wore Bare Minerals for many years because I thought it was a healthy makeup option but recently kicked it to the curb when my toxic heavy metal screening came back with extremely high levels of Bismuth.  That was unexpected news!  I mean, where in the heck was I getting toxic levels of Bismuth???

I asked my doctor about it and he said it’s a common ingredient in makeup.  So I went home and started reading the ingredients in my makeup and sure enough…. MUCH to my dismay… it was in my beloved Bare Mineral Makeup:(




Bismuth is a chemical element identified as Bi on the periodic table.  It was one of the first metals ever discovered and chemically resembles arsenic & antimony.  Bismuth has a silvery whitish iridescent hue to it which is probably what makes it so “attractive” as an ingredient in makeup.  Bismuth itself has a fairly low toxicity rating compared to some of the other toxic heavy metals such as lead.  For this reason, bismuth has increased in it’s popularity as a replacement for lead based alloys.

Bismuth has been used used medicinally for hundreds of years to treat gastrointestinal complaints and is the active ingredient in Pepto-Bismol.  It’s also been used to treat eye infections.

BUT, as with anything… too much of something is never a good thing.  Too much bismuth accumulating in your system can potentially cause neurological dysfunction, skin rashes and…you guessed it…Tummy Trouble!  Doesn’t THAT sound familiar???  Those were all symptoms on my list!

Toxic levels of minerals, including these heavy metals can interfere with normal biochemical reactions in your body.  They can literally jump in front of or occupy spaces intended for other minerals impeding their ability to do their jobs.

I was dusting my face and breathing in Bare Minerals almost everyday for 8 years so it’s reasonable to assume that it was the main source of my Bismuth Burden.  Loose powders are kind of a double whammy because not only are you absorbing some of it through your skin and directly into your blood stream, but you are also inhaling a little bit each time you apply it.

I don’t take Pepto and I don’t know where else I would be getting a mega dose of Bismuth, so I decided to find some new “War Paint” sans the Bismuth.  This is what I came up with!


Lily Lolo


The Lily Lolo mineral foundation is free of Bismuth, parabens, nano particles, talc or dyes and it works great!  It’s as good if not better than Bare Mineral and is about the same price.  They offer a whole line of products.  I also use their mineral blush, eye shadow, mascara and lipstick.



You wouldn’t know the difference!

The product comes beautifully packaged, it is amazing quality and they offer a good variety of colors, and shades.   The foundation provides great coverage, looks natural and doesn’t irritate my skin.  The blushes and eye shadows come in loose powder or pressed powders and are highly pigmented.  The lipsticks are super creamy moisturizing!

And best of all…I can use this product everyday without poisoning myself!  Yay!!!

Over all I’m Super Impressed so I wanted to spread the word!  There are other good products out there too so definitely do some shopping around but make sure you educate yourself about what to look for and what NOT to look for in your cosmetics! Is a fantastic site dedicated to educating people about environmental toxicity lurking behind the curtains.  Toxicity is everywhere and is impossible to completely avoid.  BUT there are measures you can take to greatly reduce your exposure!

Cleaning up your personal care items like; makeup, shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, deodorant, body and facial cleaners, lotions, etc…. are a great way to reduce toxic burden in your body!




Post By:  Hollie Donelson, NTP

167 A Bluffton Rd.

Bluffton, SC 29910






Please note. I am not a Doctor.  The content on this site is not intended as medical advice. Always check with your doctor before starting any type of health or nutritional protocol especially if you are being treated for or have been diagnosed with a medical condition.




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