Lush Emotional Brilliance - photos, swatches and review

Salesperson: "First, take a seat and then close your eyes." Me: "Ok."

Salesperson: "Now I want you to think of white fluffy clouds or even white sheets."

Me (thinking to self): What did I sign up for?

Salesperson: "Ok, so, open your eyes and pick three colours that have jumped into your mind."

The wheel continued to spin until I finished choosing all three.

Spin and Win!

Spin and Win!

The Selection

The Selection

Hiding underneath each coloured dot was a glass bottle with dropper-type applicator waiting to be discovered.  I just so happened to pick one lip colour, Glamourous, and two liners, In Charge and Fantasy.  The salesperson was sweet enough to explain what each colour represented, the first being my subconscious, the second conveys what's rumbling within (or something like that) and third, what I want, essentially my desire(s).  If you're into a hippie-dippy experience and don't mind selecting colours on a whim, then have a play online or even visit your local Lush boutique.

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As for the colours I walked away with, none of them were the three I chose.  Tho, I may go back and pick up fantasy and a cream shadow.  When you visit your local Australian Lush location, keep in mind they didn't receive the full lip range due to the fact they were held up by customs, pfft! Once the collection is complete, you'll be able to select from 13 lip colours, 11 eye liners and 6 cream shadows - and, they all retail for $24.95 per glass jar.  If you're ecologically-thoughtful, you can even recycle the rubber dropper with your favourite Lush location whenever you've used up all of the product; the applicator and jar is yours to keep, if you wish.

Before I show you my wares, let's take a look at what my psyche chose.

Glamorous (L), In Charge (C), Fantasy (R)

Glamorous (L), In Charge (C), Fantasy (R)

If you love Glamorous, a cool, matte pink lippie, then you're also a lover of MAC's St. Germain. In Charge is a creamy cerulean blue liner which could also be worn as a shadow; act fast or it'll dry quicker than it takes to blink your eye.  Fantasy is a fun metallic gold liner which can also be smoothed out on your lids.  Two-in-one products are a far better bang for your buck too.  The applicators are alright, but you might want to use your own tools in order to get better results.

Don't feel tethered down by what you chose (I didn't) and don't even feel pressured to buy anything; the sales girls were prepped for the day and super excited about what they have to sell. For them, it was all about spreading the word.

In the end, I walked away with Success, a silver liner and Feeling Younger, a creamy skin tint, a.k.a. highlighter.  For me it's all about deflection - wrinkles be creepin' in.

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Feeling Younger

Feeling Younger

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Feeling Younger

Feeling Younger

Success

Success

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Success Swatches

Success Swatches

And how did these perform?  Both are relatively easy to apply, I used a liquid foundation brush to dab a bit of Feeling Younger along my brow bone and cheek bone areas.  With Success, I actually used the applicator it came with and refined the lines with the aid of MAC's 209.  Much to my  chagrin, I neglected to put on eye primer; let's just say my final look creased.  However, Success stayed in place all evening long.

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Above I'm also wearing Chanel's Mirifique and Maybelline's Color Tattoo in Too Cool on my eyes. For my lips, I'm sporting Chanel's Amour.

Total amount for Lush Feeling Younger and Success:

  • $19.95 and $24.95

Value for money spent (performance and quality):

  • 8 out of 10 bags – relatively cheaper price points for the Aussie gals and guys

Likelihood to purchase again:

  • Like I said before, Fantasy might just become a part of my reality