On Saturday, July 21st Lush launched an exciting new product line entitled "Emotional Brilliance."The launch has been cloaked in secrecy so as to excite the masses, but I was given the go-ahead to write about it and share my excitement with you all, so if you're keen to ruin the surprise, read on.
For years I had been wondering when Lush was going to launch a color line. In the past few years, their product line has expanded to include some awesome tins of lip stains and a line of "color supplements," tinted moisturizer-type creams, but I'd been left wanting MORE. So when I was invited to preview the new collection, I squealed with excitement when I walked in and discovered what it was all about.
Yes, Lush has launched a color line which, in total, now includes various bold, highly pigmented shades of liquid lipstick, liquid eyeliner, cream eye shadow, a mascara, two shimmery face tints (one a gorgeous pale golden shade for highlighting, another a bronze-y tone that is perfect for contouring), and a translucent setting powder.
The whole basis for the collection was inspired by the idea that wearing certain colors helps us feel a certain way. With the new line comes the launch of the color wheel game, which can be played in store. Spin the wheel and then pick the first three colors that you are drawn to. Don't pick your favorite color, or what you think will match what you're wearing, but rather whichever ones stand out to you immediately.
All the colors in the wheel have words attached to them, and the order you pick the colors matters too. The first color chosen is meant to represent a strength or weakness in your life, the second choice represents a subconscious need, and the third is your talent and what you will need to achieve the subconscious need.
Maybe this sounds a little crazy, but hey, I like the idea that wearing a bold blue liner named "Calm" can help me have a stress-free day. Placebo effect? Perhaps, but I'm all for bright make-up despite it.
So, do you believe in certain colors making you feel a certain way? I definitely know that wearing red lipstick makes me feel more put together, and wearing an all black outfit makes me feel like a badass. What colors do you wear when you want to feel a certain way?
Lush's Emotional Brilliance collection is available at lush.co.uk and in all Lush stores. Stockist enquiries: 01202 668 545.
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