December 10, 2012

Lush Emotional Brilliance Cream Eyeshadow Review & Swatches

This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

Anyone try Lush Cream Eyeshadow as of yet? Lush launched their Emotional Brilliance Cream Eyeshadows a few short months ago but this is the first time I’ve gotten a chance to check out the formula. I tried the liquid lipstick so far and the eyeliner but not the shadow.

I love cream eyeshadows so was quite excited about this launch.

Take a peek!

Lush Emotional Brilliance Makeup is a collection featuring over 30 products for lips, face and eyes in a vegan friendly formula. This makeup collection was launched based on your mood or state of mind versus the current color trends. Lush allows you to personalize your makeup experience with spontaneously selected shades you can choose by using their Spin the Wheel discovery game online or in store. It’s all about an expression of your mood versus following a certain trend.

Lush Cream Eyeshadow is available in sixteeen shades for $18.95 each. It may seem a hefty price tag but they actually house 0.17 oz of product so you are getting quite a good deal of product for your buck here.

The formula is a thick, creamy, dense eyeshadow that’s very pigmented and produces excellent true to color pay off on lids. Oily eyes will love the formula has it does have a certain mattifying feel when applied. I find the formula a touch challenging to work with since it has a rather quick dry down time. However, with a little care, attention, and patience you can easily build it up to a very fine finish. The formula seems to have issues blending out due to the quick dry down however, it produces a cream to powder finish that’s quite smooth and long lasting on my lids. The strong pigmentation is excellent and has me curious to explore other shades as I didn’t really love the shade I tried, Wise, reminds me of pea soap and wasn’t entirely flattering on my eyes.

The base of the shadow is a soothing rose petal infusion with skin softening agents like almond and jojoba oils. They feel quite mattifying on my lids to the point of being drier in texture on dry down. The formula hugs my lid like a second skin and wore true to color all day without creasing or fading (For reference, my lids are drier so results might vary for oily skin but I think you should be ok with this formula as it does have mattifying qualities).

Overall, I am curious about other shades but the application was a bit tricky for me and when I’m rushing in the morning it isn’t something I can be bothered with. However, when I do have a little time and patience to apply, I’d say the formula was quite impressive on a whole and worthy of a check out if you like cream shadows, particularly ones with this much pigment!

Available from

Tried Lush’s Cream Eyeshadows?

What did you think of the formula?

How about the application?

Do share!

This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment.

Leave a Comment


  • Pixie

    Have to say, I don’t love the colour of this one! I’m dying to get my hands on the Dynamic one though, it’s a kind of sheeny champagne. I’m glad to hear the eyeshadows stay put- I have the lipstick in Decisive and while it’s a fab colour and lasts forever it slips all over the place ): Was going to pass on anything else from the line, but I think I’ll give it a go now!

    • the Muse

      i want that one too pixie, it would look great as a color wash ;-D It’s just committing to such a large size of one shade that my problem is ;D!

  • Marilyn @ Lipgloss and Spandex

    There is a lot of product… the issue is getting it all OUT of the cute little apothecary type bottle.

    • the Muse

      i actually haven’t had too many issues but not sure as a near the end if I will!

  • Lorraine ER

    It sounds like an amazing formula, just an odd color! Does it look nice when worn though, like with your eye color?

    • the Muse

      not really lol! kinda like pea soup! I love green but this green didn’t work for me 🙁

  • Vi

    A cream eyeshadow that actually stays put, you say…?? Count me curious! I know it’s probably going to turn into a slick, gross mess with my oily eyelids, but there’s a chance that it might not!! xD

  • Danielle

    That color… UGH.XD I apologize for the unattractiveness. That’s just a bad color, LUSH. Like wow. The formula does sound nice though!

  • Angela

    Not really fond of the color, but I am very interested to try this out as I have never tried any makeup items from Lush.

  • Shamim de Varax

    i got one of their lippies, great colour, great colour pay off but oh boy does it move around! after lunch i ended up with an orange ring around my lips that couldnt be wiped off =(

  • cat

    The color reminds me of Essie’s Sew Psyched. Pretty on nails, not so much on eyelids.