You might’ve seen me mention Lush’s makeup line a couple of times now so i figured it was time for an actual review.
Initially i thought the colors in the Emotional Brilliance line were all multi-use but it seems like they’ve categorized them better now and its actually very simple and comprehensive.
Foundation-wise there aren’t that many shades (i’m guessing this will change with time) but thats what mixing is for, right? Unless you have a particularly dark skin tone i’m pretty sure you could find your color or mix a combination of two. Lush staff are always really helpful so stop in to a store if you’re unsure about it all.
Their bases and foundations are all very simple. There are a couple of primers, a powder and then five color supplements.
The supplements can be used alone as concealer and foundation or can be mixed with any of lush’s moisturizers for a more sheer/tinted moisturizer effect (great for summer).
I used the color “light yellow” in this look. Patted it under my eyes and down the centre of my face then buffed it out with a Real Techniques brush. I then went back in and touched up any areas that needed extra coverage.
The consistency is almost like a whipped foundation, very easy to work with and goes on without streaking. I liked using Real Techniques brushes to apply it, the expert face brush or buffing brush work wonderfully but you could also use fingers or a damp makeup sponge.
For a product so natural and gentle, it is so pigmented and build-able! Lush really break the mould with products that are natural, cruelty free and actually WORK.
It had great staying power, felt great and stayed looking good.
I’ve also tried their lip color in “glamorous”.
Such a pretty color and can be used on lips or cheeks. Similar to their foundation you can use it alone or mix it with a little lip balm for a more sheer application like i did below.
Not mixed with lip balm its quite similar to MAC’s saint germain lip stick- such a beautiful pink.
Didn’t last incredibly long but i’m not averse to reapplying when the packaging is so stinkin’ cute!
They also make the cutest little mascara ever full of delightful ingredients that will actually nourish your lashes.
Being a die-hard waterproof fan, i can’t say i’ll use this every day but if you need a mascara for sensitive eyes or just a good all-rounder: this is it! Goes on well, easy to build up layers and comes in a handy little bottle. My only complaints are that a) its not waterproof and b) the mascara wand could be a little longer just to make application a little easier.
Over all i’m really impressed with the line so far. Vegan, natural and effective! I’d like to try some of their other eye products and the primers/highlighters so i’ll update this as i try more and repost it :)