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Monday, 23 July 2012

FOTD using LUSH Emotional Brilliance Makeup

I am experimenting today with some of the new pieces I bought from Lush's brand new Emotional Brilliance line of handmade makeup. This was launched worldwide on Saturday and I've been so excited to try it out and share my thoughts.

I already had the Color Supplement and I'm not sure I really like it. Today with the primer it's just sitting on top of my skin in a cakey situation despite much use of a buffing brush from Real Techniques this morning. Perhaps it really is best mixing with something like a moisturizer or a primer or BB Cream. The Light Yellow shade though is pretty good- especially pleasing since Lush's offering is only 4 shades wide.

Like most liquid highlighters for me, I am not sure if the Skin Tint in Feeling Younger is doing much for me underneath my makeup so I did pop a little more over the top. I do like the pinky gold colour it offers but I'm still figuring out how best to use and apply this one.

I cannot stand the applicators that come with the eyeliners, but I managed to scoop out enough of the Quietly Motivated eyeliner onto the back of my hand and use an eyeliner brush of mine with it. It's a nice midtone brown with a goldy shimmer.

I agree with many of the preliminary blogposts and reviews I 've read thus far on this range that the Liquid Lipsticks are what stand out from this collection. Unfortunately due to a transit mishap, we don't have many of the lip shades available in Australia for another two weeks, but I did pick up 2 shades, both of which are lovely and double-up beautifully as blush. The shade I used today is the Believe, which is a bright coral pink on initial application (reminds me of MAC Impassioned- will have to do a side- by-side) , but blends out both on the cheek and the lip to something a lot more tame and wearable even for daytime office. The effect is somewhat more of a stain when you tap it on with your finger as I did today. And so far, it's incredibly long wearing- very impressed. 

I added a dab of the Liquid Eyeliner in Dynamic which is just a gorgeous duo-chrome-ish rose gold shimmer that reminds me a bit of MAC's Rubenesque Paintpot. Perfect shade for the job, and another lovely way to multipurpose this eyeliner. 

Have you checked out this range from Lush yet? What are your top picks or items on the wish list??

Have a gorgeous, brilliant day,
-Jodi xo

John Plunkett Wrinkle Filler Primer
LUSH Emotional Brilliance Skin Tint- Feeling Younger (cheekbones)
LUSH Color Supplement- Light Yellow
Garnier Roll-on Anti Dark Circle Roller
Kat Von D Tattoo Concealer- Light
Laura Mercier Mineral Powder Foundation- Real Sand
LUSH Emotional Brilliance Liquid Lipstick- Believe
LUSH Emotional Brilliance Skin Tint- Feeling Younger 
Skindinavia No More Shine 16hr Makeup Finishing Spray

BROWS- Bare Minerals Brow Colour- Dark Blonde/ Medium Brown & Anastasia Clear Brow Gel
Prestige My Brow Duo- (nude side on browbone)
Physicians Formula Nude Eyeshadow Palette (thank you Amy!!)
MAC Fluidline Gel Eyeliner- Added Goodness (waterline and tight line)
LUSH Emotional Brilliance Liquid Eyeliner- Quietly Motivated (upper lash line)
Australis Lash Length Extension Mascara

Prestige Lipliner- 02 Shimmer
LUSH Emotional Brilliance Liquid Lipstick- Believe
LUSH Emotional Brilliance Liquid Eyeliner- Dynamic

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