“ Brand: Lush „
A while ago, my favourite store, Lush, most famous for its bathtime, skincare and haircare products, released a number of makeup items. Called Emotional Brilliance, the idea was that you would spin a wheel, choose three colours and wear them to reflect the emotions you wanted to project. These colours included lipsticks, eyeshadows and eyeliners.
Lush also made a selection of face makeup items to go with the colours, which were also given names of positive emotions and qualities. These came in the same little glass pots as the lip scrubs and colour supplements, and each cost £12 for 20g (8g in the case of the powder, which is very light), although I managed to pick them up for half price in the post-Christmas sale. They were as follows:
Charisma - a blend of golden colours to give you a warm glow
Feeling Younger - a shimmering highlighter
Emotional Brilliance - a translucent powder
All three were suitable for vegans.
Today I am going to review the Charisma Skin Tint.
I am super pale - to the extent that the lightest shade of foundation in most ranges is too dark for me. Therefore, I tend to shy away from bronzing tints of this kind, as they tend to make my skin look dirty. Lush state that Charisma is ideal for adding a glow to tanned skins - especially in the summer - or for giving a bronzed effect to paler skins. I decided to give it a go.
You can mix this tint with a moisturiser or foundation, which is what I decided to do. I thought I would be able to achieve a much more subtle effect this way. I found that the tint blended well with any moisturiser or foundation I used it with, and sank into my skin well. It wasn't at all streaky and didn't cause any irritation.
I found that the tint made my skin look healthier and gave it a slight glow. It was very subtle, which I liked - although if you prefer a stronger bronzed glow you can easily apply more.
I also decided to try using the tint on my cheeks, like a blusher. I dabbed a tiny amount onto my cheeks and blended in. I was impressed with how well it worked: it was like a blusher, and did make me look more healthy.
So how do Lush create charisma? It is made with oatmeal decoction, orange flower water, almond oil and cocoa butter - a gentle combination of ingredients which help to look after the skin. Also included are jojoba oil and glycerine. It does contain a couple of parabens for preservation purposes.
Overall, I am impressed with this product. It is versatile, gentle and long-lasting. Though it is expensive, only a tiny amount is needed at any one time, so it lasts ages too. It is suitable for a number of different skin types, and I strongly recommend it.