Sunday, 19 October 2014

Make-up by Lush

Did you know Lush, the shop we all know and love for bath bombs and Snow Fairy also did make-up? Well as part of Vogues Fashion a Night Out (VFNO) I went along to Lush in South Molton Street here in London to watch a make-up demonstration by Lush Colour Expert Charlotte Howe, which was well and truly fascinating to firstly see everything applied right in front of me and secondly to ask for advice and many many questions as I could possibly think of.

After the event, those present were given the chance to choose their own product, quite a trauma when presented with so many colour options and choices, but in the end I opted for an eyeshadow called Sophisticated which is described as being:

"A shimmering taupe cream eyeshadow made with soothing and enduring ingredients for those times when only a refined appearance and attitude will do. The ultimate all-rounder and can be used wherever you want to highlight with a shimmering bronze. The colour will last and last: like all our eyeshadows and liquid eyeliners, it is made from a softening base that carries the colour wonderfully".

Being from Lush it is naturally full of amazing ingredients, yes even in their make-up range and not a single part of it is tested on animals. The inclusion of:
  • Cupuacu butter is a soft and nourishing emollient and easily absorbs water. It stabilises emulsions and moisturises the skin. 
  • Fresh Rose Petals which are said to be astringent and gently tone the skin, which is why we use fresh rose petal infusion to condition and soothe. 
  • Jojoba oil which is an excellent moisturiser and a softener for skin 
  • Almond oil for its conditioning effect on skin. It helps to moisturise and hydrate and is packed with vitamin E 
As for the shade, well it is a gorgeous warm shimmery brown, perfect for day or night. I dab it on and blend with my finger.

If that isn't enough, a few days after the event, I went back. I had been torn between sophisticated and a lipstick called Perspective. Yes, a lipstick, a liquid lipstick to be precise and it is absolutely lovely:

So Perspective is described as being:

"A rosy nude long-lasting lipstick for a new look that's subtle and natural. This is a great all-rounder, as - like all our lipsticks - this can be used as an eyeshadow, blusher or highlighter for a natural glow. They are made from the same base that mixes moisturising but easily-absorbed jojoba oil with candelilla and rose waxes. Together, this terrific trio help carry the pigment and lock in the colour without drying out the lips."

As you can it is most definitely a rosy nude and when applied to the lips, it is really moisturising, as though you have applied Dr Lipp over the top of your lipstick and as the colour slowly wears off, and I mean slowly, your lips still feel soft and smooth.  As it says it is full of ingredients to keep your lips feeling moisturised and they include Organic Jojoba, which is an excellent moisturiser and a softener for skin. Due to jojoba oils affinity with our own sebum, it is more readily absorbed and tolerated by the top layer of our skin. In cases where excess sebum is present, jojoba oil can help to dissolve and clean it away.

As I have said, this lipstick is long lasting, I can apply it in a morning before going to work and come lunchtime there is still a hint of colour on my lips, to the point where I am happy to just apply some lip-gloss or balm over the top rather than have to re-apply the lipstick.  Priced at £14.50, for me this is an absolute bargain and it comes packaged in such a cute little bottle, it is hard not to love it.

Have you ever tried any of the make-up on offer from Lush?


  1. I didn't know they did Make Up!!! Am definitely going to be checking them out this week. Thanks for letting us know

    Laura x x x

  2. The make up comes in such lovely colours I may have to take a look :) thanks

  3. I knew they did make up, but I've never tried anything from their make up line yet. I need to give it a go, both the eyeshadow and the lipstick look gorgeous! xx

    http://allthatfascination.blogspot .it

  4. That's a beautiful colour! Lush shops always smell amazing. I've bought lots in Lush in the past.

  5. I have to admit I still haven't tried any of Lush's makeup - that is such a beautiful colour though.x

  6. Wow, that make-up demonstration sounds great. I'd love to get soem advice on what color to choose myself. I totally understand you had difficulyt selecting just oen product to take home.

  7. I haven't been into Lush for years. They are my kind of lip colours.

  8. I didn't know they did make up. I must admit I avoid Lush as it gives me a headache the minute I step inside, I think I'm the only person in the world that does though!

  9. To be honest for me Lush = bath bombs and soap :-)
    I didn't know they do make-up as well.

  10. Wow. Never knew this. It looks a lot like lip gloss but so long as it stays on all day that's Brill. I'm going to look for this next time I wonder if they do a dark purple. I am obsessed with thay colour right now

  11. I have never tried their makeup products. The lip product looks gorgeous and its great that its long lasting! Thanks for sharing! xo's

    Pink Frenzy

  12. I had no idea that Lush did make up too

  13. These look amazing! I only own so many lush products, I really should check out thier cosmetics!

  14. I tried a couple of lipsticks when i went to an event the other week and love them! It has made me want to check out more of their makeup x

  15. I've never tried any of the make up but I've often drooled over the colours in store!

  16. This looks so cool :0
    Not my kind of shade but wow, great quality!

  17. wowww this is an amazing color ... love the texture


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