Why You Need Lotil As A Primer


Lotil has been a firm favourite of mine over the past few weeks and something I’ve been using solely as a primer and it really does work! I was hesitant as to how well this would work as a primer; it’s not currently marketed to be used this way and the cream is most often used to soften and heal the skin. With that being said this has worked wonders as an all-day primer whilst bursting with antibacterial properties to calm and treat active acne and blemishes.


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Primer & Foundation  

Let’s get started with the base; first up I applied the Lotil cream* all over my face and this has been really effective as a primer and instantly dries into the skin. Even better it’s helped to balance my skin out and calm redness making it perfect for applying before my foundation. Lotil has changed the way I do my make-up and the budget price makes it even better! It soothes my skin and instantly hydrates, this leaving a beautiful natural glow to my skin and gives an all over healthier appearance as you can see from the images above. It gives a gorgeous radiant and dewy look which I love whilst keeping excess oil at bay and I used the Nars Sheer Glow in Mont Blanc on top of the Lotil primer to enhance the dewy appearance even further. Nars always gives me the best coverage as it’s medium and looks natural without it being cakey or almost unnatural looking when applied to the skin! It also stays put for the whole day, well over nine hours and more!


Blush & Contour


For blusher, I wanted a subtle pink and went with Nars Orgasm to achieve this look and really like the matte finish with a subtle hint of golden shimmer. I love how radiant this made my skin look with the Lotil primer to give a healthy glow! I worked the blusher onto the apples of my cheeks and gently blended this inwards using my Real Techniques blusher brush and then worked the Seventeen Instant Glow Shimmer Brick all over my face for more colour and a natural bronzed glow.


Brows & Mascara


I’ve been using the Seventeen Falsifeye HD mascara every day and think it’s one of my most loved high-street mascaras by far! It lengthens the lashes beautifully and gives incredible separation without clumping. I filled my brows using the Anastasia Beverly Hills Eyebrow Pomade in shade Chocolate for that natural finish.


Lipstick & Lip Pencil 


I mixed MAC Brave, a gorgeous nude pink with a satin finish and the Lord and Berry Ultimate Lip Liner in shade Vintage Rose. This has been my go-to lip combination for the moment and a failsafe option for every day as it looks pretty and it’s flattering. The best thing about this combination is the fact it’s nourishing throughout the day and lasts! I also like how it compliments my complexion.


Will you be trying Lotil as your new go to the primer?


xo, Jenn

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20 responses to “Why You Need Lotil As A Primer”

  1. I have a sample from them, I`ll definitely give it a go and see how it works. Lovely makeup look!


  2. I have never heard of Lotil before but I certainly am in the market for a new primer. I may have found the one. :]

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  3. Jennifer says:

    Gorgeous photos lovely, I’m definitely going to have to pick this one up, I have stubborn flushed cheeks so this will be great.



  4. Sounds like a great product, I never heard of it before so will be checking it out! Gemma x

  5. Aisha says:

    Wow your skin looks flawless !! 🙂


  6. Frances says:

    This product looks amazing- I may have to try it! The pictures in this post are stunning, love your blog xx


  7. Carmen Jny (carmitive) says:

    This product looks so good! I have been looking for a good primer for a long time. I’m gonna try this one out right away 🙂
    xx, Carmen – http://www.carmitive.com

  8. Regina says:

    I have not heard of Lotil before but now I’m keep to try! Sounds like a great primer. 🙂 I use the Sheer Glow as well, love it!!


  9. veebzboo says:

    Your make-up looks absolutely flawless, it’s beautiful! I haven’t heard of this brand, but I do love primers, so I’m always on the look out for the next best one. I recently purchased the Nivea Sensitive Post Shave Balm and I have become obsessed. It helps my make-up to apply so smoothly and it actually makes everything last all day. That’s also another product that isn’t actually branded to be used as a primer. But I definitely want to check this out too, as it sounds like it will have the same effect.:D

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  10. Yousra says:

    Maybe this should be my first primer! You look so beautiful, love the minimal makeup!

    Yousra | Mystic Tales

  11. Jalisa says:

    I’ve never heard of this brand before, thanks so much for sharing! You know, I’ve found that often times, the products that aren’t labeled primer, often work better than those that are. Crazy, right?! I’ll have to keep an eye out for this one. I’ve just recently tried Benefit’s Pore Professional one, but I’m not all that crazy about it, thankfully I only bought the travel size. I hope you’re having a great day and start to your week so far, beautiful!



  12. Alice Shiya says:

    You look so fresh and gorgeous! I’ve never tried this primer before but this is making me a believer!

    xo, alice / T Y P E N U

  13. racheldinh says:

    You look beautiful, sounds like a fabulous product.


  14. Stephanie says:

    This looks like a great product! I haven’t seen this brand before, but I’ll have to check it out!

    Stephanie ● Sartorial Diner

  15. Lovely look! It sounds like a great primer. I’m so bad with remembering to use primers, but I could definitely go for something like this. 🙂


  16. I’ve been in search of a new primer so will consider giving Lotil a go. I love your blog by the way!

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  17. Me says:

    Really stunning and Natural make-up look, I too have never heard of Lotil before but I am always up for trying new things so I will look into getting myself this. You look so radiant ready for the summer.

    Meme xx

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  18. Olivia Emily says:

    I’d never heard of Lotil before this, but now I’m intrigued! Anything that helps calm redness is a must-try for me :3
    Also you look beaut, as always <3


  19. The Sunday Mode says:

    Your skin looks so nice and glowy! I’ve never actually heard of Lotil cream until now, no idea if they sell it where I live so I’ll have to keep an eye out.


  20. Lauren says:

    I have never tried Lotil cream before but I really do need something that would help calm my redness down. I just wonder whether it would suit my dry skin?

    Lauren x | http://www.laurenapowers.blogspot.com

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Scottish Fashion, Style and Luxury Beauty by Jenny

With a love for minimal, sustainable pieces. Finalist in the UK Blog Awards & Company Magazine Award.