When Lush first launched its make-up line in 2012, I will be trustworthy… I wasn’t anticipating a lot. The UK-based physique care emporium has at all times been a go-to for aromatic soaps and tub bombs, not color cosmetics.
Again then, that they had a color wheel in shops that you just had been meant to spin, and when it stopped, decide the make-up shades that “spoke to you” probably the most. Not as a result of they had been sensible or no matter, however since you had been drawn to them emotionally at that time limit, an idea primarily based on color remedy.
I recall selecting a Barbie-pink shimmer lipstick that supposedly meant I used to be “bubbly,” and a lime inexperienced eyeshadow that stood for “instinct.” Neither bought worn. No marvel they’ve since retired that concept in favour of individuals simply selecting the colors they like finest!
Since then, I’ve tried the cream eyeshadow in Refined, which I like, and immediately, I’ll present you a wide selection of their lipsticks. When you ask me, Lush does not want these color remedy gimmicks, as a result of the merchandise actually converse for themselves!
So these are liquid lipsticks that ship high-impact, full-coverage color in a delicate, creamy, moisturizing base.
It was truly the bottom that bought my consideration, when Lush jogged my memory of their existence a number of weeks in the past—it is jojoba oil. I like this oil as a result of it is steady and a very good hydrator. Plus, it isn’t going to annoy, not like different widespread lip elements (I am taking a look at you, vitamin E).
Different naturals embody candelilla and rose waxes, with secure synthetics because the pigments. So, it isn’t an totally pure product, however it’s 100 % vegan and cruelty-free, with a very minimal elements record total.
The packaging is a glass bottle, with a novel applicator that I’ve solely ever seen with cream eyeshadows.
You possibly can both construct up the color throughout your lips for a daring, opaque look, or dab on much less and mix so it is extra sheer and stained. The staining is not any joke, by the way in which—these colors final a extremely very long time! That is truly my most well-liked option to put on them, and positively fills in a niche in my lip wardrobe, since I did not personal any pure stains.
If you are going to put on them extra like a standard lipstick, then simply take into account that you may have to spend a bit extra time perfecting your edges, for the reason that formulation is kind of skinny, and the applicator is not that exact. A lip liner such because the all-natural Lily Lolo one could be an incredible addition!
Bonus: These additionally work nicely as long-wearing blush/cheek stains!
Alright, onto the colors. There are 12 shades to select from and Lush despatched me three to attempt. I preferred them so nicely, I purchased three extra myself!
Perspective is described as a nude rose. It is the palest and most impartial shade of the bunch, however darker than most nudes, so it covers up my pure lip tone nicely. It is such an incredible “your lips, solely higher shade,” with a refined iridescence and dusty undertones that maintain it from trying too candy. It additionally works superbly on pale pores and skin as a rosy blush!
Substances: Natural Jojoba Oil (Simmondsia chinensis), Candelilla Wax (Euphorbia cerifera), Titanium Dioxide, Rose Wax (Rosa damascena), Tin Oxide, Pink 27 Lake, Mica, Iron Oxides.
Bubbly is described as a flirty, rosy pink. It is also full of shimmer, which was the explanation I did not put on it once I first tried it years in the past. I assume I did not attempt blotting it down again then, which makes it much more refined and wearable. However as a full-coverage lipstick, it is nonetheless too candy-esque for my colouring. To be trustworthy, I prefer it so much higher on myself within the photograph than in actual life!
Substances: Mica, Natural Jojoba Oil (Simmondsia chinensis), Candelilla Wax (Euphorbia cerifera), Artificial Fluorphlogopite, Rose Wax (Rosa damascena), Titanium Dioxide, Pink 28, Pink 36, Iron Oxides.
Imagine is described as a raspberry ice cream pink. To me, that means cool tones, however in actuality, I would say it is nearer to a coral. I like this shade a lot! It’s totally shiny, however not as harsh (or let’s face it, as boring) as a basic pink. It wakes up your face in the easiest way.
Substances: Natural Jojoba Oil (Simmondsia chinensis), Candelilla Wax (Euphorbia cerifera), Titanium Dioxide, Rose Wax (Rosa damascena), Mica, Tin Oxide, Pink 30 Lake.
Passionate is described as a hot-purple pink. I am undecided the place they’re getting purple, as a result of I see this as a fab fuchsia pink—bear in mind when this color was so in model about 5 years in the past? I nonetheless find it irresistible! This one does have some iridescence however it’s not in-your-face.
Substances: Jojoba Oil (Simmondsia chinensis), Candelilla Wax (Euphorbia cerifera), Rose Wax (Rosa damascena), Artificial Fluorphlogopite, Titanium Dioxide, Mica, Tin Oxide, Pink 7 Lake, Pink 27.
Decisive is described as a “pin-up,” classic cherry pink, which I would say is bang on. It has cool undertones, and out of all the colors, probably the most matte end. I discovered it barely drier and never fairly as spreadable, so it takes extra time to use and ideal. However as soon as it is on, wow! It makes your lips look so wealthy and full, and the stain lasts ages.
Substances: Jojoba Oil (Simmondsia chinensis), Candelilla Wax (Euphorbia cerifera), Pink 7 Lake, Pink 27 Lake, Artificial Fluorphlogopite, Titanium Dioxide, Pink 6, Rose Wax (Rosa damascena), Pink 30, Tin Oxide.
Assured is described as a deep, darkish plum. That is the vampy shade within the line. It is also the thinnest formulation. So when you can put on it full-strength for a Gothic look, you could give it time to dry down so it units. I believe it is extra lovely blotted, as this creates the final word berry stain. Once more, it takes some work to repair the sides (I did not do an incredible job, however you get the concept!).
Substances: Natural Jojoba Oil (Simmondsia chinensis), Candelilla Wax (Euphorbia cerifera), Rose Wax (Rosa damascena), Titanium Dioxide, Pink 30 Lake, Mica, Pink 6, Iron Oxides.
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Have you ever tried the lipsticks from Lush?
Which shade is your favorite?