If you happen to be a long term Lush fan you probably remember B Never Too Busy To Be Beautiful. Ahh I can’t talk about B without shedding a few fat tears. B was Lush’s hip sister and caters to the realms of Lush makeup and cosmetics. Fab right?
The sad thing is, B is long since gone but not forgotten it seems as Lush is bringing more and more of B to its current offerings as you may have noticed. Where as Lush was all about Bath, Body, and Skincare in a past life, it now embraces a few choice cosmetics, B’s influence? Possibly.
Lush’s first venture into the cosmetic world would be with the new Lush Colour Supplements.
Four colour supplements shades that work as a concealer, foundation, or tinted moisturizer!
I purchased Lush Colour Supplements when they originally released a few months ago in the UK. I’ve been waiting on my review for a little bit to give them time to make their way over to the US. Since they are here now, I figure it’s a great chance to babble them….
So what exactly are they and how do they work you might be wondering. Well, Lush basically concocted a foundation/base product which allows you to mix with moisturizer to act as a tinted moisturizer of sorts, or as a spot concealer, or as a foundation, or as a concealer.
The concept is pretty original and interesting. I love that I can use one product to multitask my way through endless uses. Now as I said the idea and concept is utterly interesting but it fails to work so great.
The actual supplements are housed in a small glass jar. The formula is quite nice, at least to my dry skin. They are rich, creamy, and feel lovely on my skin.
They pretty much lack pigmentation in any way, shape, or form. I’m all for natural coverage. I don’t use a ton of BB Cream and/or foundation/base on my face so more lighter, natural coverage is fine by me particularly since I don’t need a ton of coverage aside from my eye area which needs a whole heck of alot of concealing power.
However, I do suffer from certain dullness and lackluster skin particularly when I haven’t had alot of sleep. I depend on my base/foundation/bb cream to erase signs of dullness and make my skin bright, fresh, and awake. So I’m not really depending on a base to conceal problem skin, acne, acne scarring, etc….mostly I use it to brighten and freshen skin up.
The formula when used in conjunction with a moisturizer is not nearly pigmented enough to ease dull skin never mind other major woes. I noticed it absorbs into my skin really quickly and leaves behind little to no pigment behind. It’s kinda like a tinted moisturizer sans pigmentation of any kind. Any pigment it does leave behind quickly oxidizes on my skin and vanishes. Even used in it’s original format without the addition of moisturizer pretty much yields the same results.
Color selections pretty much cover a wide range of tones since you can mix and match however darker or olive tones may not likely find a proper match and in some cases fair to medium is probably most suited to the three lightest shades. If you don’t find an exact match you can purchase two or three shades and do a little mad scientist mixing! Product comes housed in a jar which is rather cute however if you’re not up to touching your base with finger tips (bacteria, germs, etc…) this might not be your bag.
As a concealer, as a foundation, or as a tinted moisturizer I didn’t think these worked at all.
- Vegan friendly makeup users!
- Anyone looking for super light makeup (very light, like non existent).
- Anyone who depends on coverage to conceal dullness, acne, acne scarring, hyper pigmentation, etc….
- Anyone who doesn’t want to dip into a foundation product.
- Anyone who wants flawless coverage (this won’t do).
Mmm interesting idea Lush but it fails to actually work. Sadly, I didn’t think these were particularly special or must have. At $13.95, they aren’t expensive and you get a fair amount of product however you might want to save your money and indulge in a higher end foundation that will make your skin look flawless and gorgeous rather than a mediocre product that promises a whole lot but delivers on nothing.
I love Lush but I’m do not love Lush Colour Supplements.
Simply doesn’t work the way its supposed to. More pigment and we might be onto something here!
Available from www.lushusa.com
Anyone try Lush Colour Supplements?
Did you like them?
How did you fair?