26 July 2012

LUSH Emotional Brilliance - Pics and Swatches of Glamorous, Power, Focus, Happiness, In Charge



Squee! The new make up line from LUSH hits stores this week! I was a big fan of their previous range, B Never Too Busy To Be Beautiful, which came in the most gorgeous bejewelled packaging, and have mourned it since its demise. So I’ve been excited about this new range since the day I first heard it was coming down the line.

The main bulk of the collection is made up of these gorgeous little glass bottles of colour, for lips and eyes. There are 30 of them in total, and the line is rounded out with some skin tints, powder and mascara.


The concept is a bit out there, but I dunno, I kinda like it. It involves a colour game – you spin a big wheel in store, and pick the first three colours that immediately appeal to you. The names of the products correspond to something in your life – your strength or weakness, subconscious need or talent. Sometimes I get stressed out and baffled by too many choices, and this is a fun quirky way to narrow down the selection.

But what about the products themselves? I did a happy little dance when I opened up my parcel from the brand, to find two cream eyeshadows (Focus and Happiness), two liquid lipsticks (Power and Glamorous) and one liquid eyeliner (In Charge) within. The colours are gorgeous – bright, super saturated and oh-so-pretty – and the textures are lovely. They’re creamy and easy to work with.



I found the applicator on the liner just a little tricksy but I’m a felt tip pen kinda girl, and perhaps I’ll get better with practice. And the shadows do crease, so use a primer.

Each product is €17.95 which is, in all honesty, about a fiver more than I was expecting. However, each bottle holds 5 g of product, which is generous, and the quality is great - especially on the lippies. I'm in love!

I'll definitely be hitting up a Lush store and spinning the big wheel soon.

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm so out of touch, hadn't heard anything about that! That electric blue colour is gorgeous!

Cheryl said...

I love games involving me picking my fav colour so I wonder if the same colours will appeal to me. Lovely review girl!

Adele said...

Love the little tags round the bottles, but I'm not so keen on the colours - sorry!
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Laura said...

This sounds very exciting, the colours are great! xo

Not Just On The Inside said...

I love the dinky little bottles the colours are great too

Martie @ Spunkyrella said...

The store in my neighborhood introduced this last Saturday. I didn´t get a glimpse of all the products but I personally would either pick something I like instead of choosing a color on a wheel....

little t said...

Definitely an 'out there' concept- I'm surprised they cost that much!

Mary Tee said...

Love the cream eyeshadow colour in Focus and the lip colour in Power is so pretty too!

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Ballet Pumps And Roses said...

These were made for the bold ! Love their packaging but I'm too chicken to wear these.
If you try these Emma - I want pictures !!

Joanne

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Coco said...

I totally agree with Joanne, and I'd like to see how you match them in one of your "retrieved from your make-up bag" reviews. Loving the Happiness shade!Lol :-)

Karen said...

I had a gander at the products last week in the shop and had my hand literally covered in swatches! My favourites are the eyeliners as I'm scared a bit of the lipsticks, they're so bright! I have my eye on a matte turquiose liner and a metallic greeny/blue one too, gorgeous!

The Dainty Dolls House said...

Gorgeous colours!! I like the tags too :) Thank you for the sweet comment, I appreciate it..am following you back doll!! xx

fluff and fripperies said...

@Joanne and Coco, they're totally wearable - just not all at once! Will include them in some upcoming posts :)

Anonymous said...

Really pretty colors!

xx
Quiet Luxury


Sunny & Star said...

Oh I love the little bottles and the colors are amazing.

Sunny Days and Starry Nights

Anonymous said...

I like 'happiness'. Seems like an interesting marketing concept.

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

The colors are so vibrant and gorgeous - thanks for the review!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Fashion With Ellie said...

I love visiting the LUSH store. I always check out their soups and hair products. I'm going to have to try this out. Thank you for sharing!!!

Ellie

bernien said...

Will have to have a look the next time i am in lush

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

I'm feeling your excitement! HaHa i've never tried Lush. It's going on my list. The colors are gorgeous.
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Popcorn, Pugs & Peonies said...

I love the idea of the game to pick the products! I haven't ever tried Lush cosmetics, but I want to.

*Erin

Bravoe Runway said...

OK! So now that I see the colours you selected I know a little bit more about you. In the US glamourous and bubbly were the 2 most selected colours from the wheel.