When I first heard that Lush was coming out with a full vegan makeup line, I could not contain my excitement. Just like all other Lush products, I knew that it would be something great and unique. Not only are all of the products and shades completely cruelty free and vegan, but the line offers a huge variety of unique shades. It’s perfect for those out there looking to replace some of the bold shades offered by brands that do test on animals.
The idea behind Emotional Brilliance is that you spin a wheel and pick the first three colors that jump out at you. These aren’t necessarily your favorites, but the ones that immediately stand out to you and speak to you at the moment. These three shades tell you something about your personality and are, as suggested by Lush, the shades that you should wear. I had my color reading done in the downtown San Francisco store (the entire staff was so excited about the line!) and it was a great experience. However, you can also get it done online.
At the time I only picked up one of the three colors that I had picked – a lipstick shade called Charm (babydoll pink). Lush was also kind enough to send me two eye shadows and one eyeliner for review here on Logical Harmony. The two shadows are Wise (sage green) and Focus (iridescent blue/gray). The eyeliner is Motivation (peacock blue).
Above on my arm, from left to right, are Focus, Wise, Charm and Motivation. As you can see, they are all very pigmented shades. They are also very true to what you see in the bottle. All too often, a cosmetic shade falls short once it’s actually applied. The Emotional Brilliance line from Lush definitely lives up to the colors in the bottles. Had I been thinking correctly, I would have lined up the correct bottle behind the correct shade. I do apologize for this oversight!
I really loved the shades, the pigmentation, and the packaging of these products. However, the products themselves didn’t work too well with my skin type. I had a very hard time getting the eye shadows and eyeliner to stay in place once applied. Something about the formula of the cosmetics with my skin type just didn’t mesh. I was actually really sad about this because I love the shades! They are definitely a push out of my comfort zone, which was much needed.
The lipstick worked better for me than the eye shadows and eyeliner did. I loved the color! You can put on a little bit and blend it so that it’s not quite so pigmented. It was pretty moisturizing on my lips, but I did find that applying some chapstick before hand gave better results.
While not all of the products worked out well for me, I do think that the Emotional Brilliance line from Lush is definitely worth checking out! You can try all of the products out at your local Lush store and you can also view the entire collection online. There is a huge variety of shades and definitely something out there to please everyone!
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