09/27/12 - 0 Comments
Steal of the Day: LUSH Emotional Brilliance
If you were to be completely isolated, what three beauty products would you take with you? Tough to consider, eh? Not for Rowena Bird, Co-Founder and Product Inventor at LUSH Cosmetics; she had no problem answering this—she simply replied: mascara, skin tints and face powder. And what could be better than a whole new range dedicated to the only beauty products you’d need on a deserted island? This isn’t the only reason to get excited either, it is the first color range to ever be launched by LUSH Cosmetics! Bird worked with Helen Ambrosen, fellow Co-Founder and Product Inventor at LUSH, to develop the new range of Emotional Brilliance makeup. With the two working tightly as a team, they ensure that they deliver the most perfect products that apply to your skin beautifully. So, let’s take a look at the new products in the range:
Emotional Brilliance Translucent Powder: $18.95
If you don’t normally wear color, you can still have Emotional Brilliance all day long: a simple, translucent, ultra-fine light-reflecting face powder that’s suitable for all skin types. It can be used over foundation to set it in place and create a shine-free finish or on its own to even out skin tone for a natural look. It can also work to smooth onto your upper eyelid to prevent eyeliner from smudging. It won’t dry out the skin, as it contains lots of softening jojoba oil, which enables the pigments to be delivered onto the skin very smoothly, without dryness. Jojoba oil is also exceptionally nourishing for the skin and creates an excellent protective barrier between your face and the elements. It has a talc base that delivers the pigments onto the skin very smoothly, with no mineral oils or preservatives to irritate the skin.
Skin Tints: $18.95 each:
The skin tints are designed to be mixed in with a LUSH Colour Supplement or moisturizer, but they can also be used as a skin primer, in-between moisturizer and the color supplement/foundation/powder. LUSH uses a softening and calming base of simmered oats, almond and jojoba oils, cocoa butter and orange flower water, to help remove unwanted shine. This base will carry the pigments beautifully onto the skin, but will also nourish and tone skin.
Eyes Right Mascara (Black): $18.95
Last but certainly not least from the range is a simple, beautiful and gentle mascara that can be worn by those with even the most sensitive of eyes. With only one preservative (most mascaras on the market contain between four to six), it will not irritate the eyes. Wheatgrass is the key ingredient in Eyes Right, as it’s packed full of vitamins and minerals to really condition and nourish the lashes. Japan and Carnauba wax help it set, so it won’t flake or smudge. This product is for those with sensitive eyes who are looking for a kind, natural look—although it can be reapplied to give a more dramatic effect.
This is absolutely our pick for Steal of the Day, especially for those of you heading on any last minute summer holidays (or deserted islands)—be sure to collect this range as they are absolute essentials! Oh, and did we mention they’re cruelty-free? As in, not tested on animals. Run-don’t-walk to support this super compassionate company.