There were so many mixed reviews when Lush released their Emotional Brilliance makeup line last summer, that I just couldn't decide on a shade to purchase. Thanks to the kind folks at Lush, I was able to get my hands on two gorgeous shades over the holidays. (I'll show be sure to show you the other shade soon!)Most of you have probably already seen the interesting packaging that these liquid lipsticks come in - a compact dropper style bottle that I think really stands out in the Lush lineup. These come with a doe foot applicator on the inside, while the eyeliners and mascara have the appropriate wands inside. I think it is quite cute for a makeup lover who wants something different in their collection!
I was happily surprised at the lipstick formula. For whatever reason, I was quite fearful that this formula would dry out my lips as so many liquid lipsticks can. The formula isn't drying, and I found that while it doesn't add moisture to my lips, it definitely protects them from the elements. YAY! (I have to mention that I have very dry lips, that are prone to chapping in just about any cold temperature. Most formulas that others find hydrating are either not repairing or merely hold current levels of hydration for me. Sad, I know)
At first, I also feared that this shade would be too metallic - but when I apply it, I just love this shade. It is such a pretty color for everyday wear, and it even gives my lips some dimension too! To me, it really looked like my lips were plumper! While it may accentuate lines for some, I find that it is true to the condition of my lips.
I applied it here without a mirror, so I apologize for the not so perfect edges. For maximum enjoyment, I definitely recommend applying this with a mirror so you can properly fill in the edges of your lips. Don't be lazy like me! :)
So, all in all, I am pretty excited about this lipstick and will definitely have a closer look at the other shades. I do remember a coral one that caught my eye...!
What do you think of this lipstick? Have you tried anything from the Emotional Brilliance range? I'd love to know!
This product was provided for review.