I have issues with my skin and struggle with finding foundations that do not cause my skin to come out in bad spots. Last year I was in Lush and the lady gave me a trial of this to try in a Light Pink.
The Product ....
The product is called a colour supplement, it is a multi use product that can be used as a foundation, a concealer and a tinted moisturiser.
To Use ....
To use as a concealer you simply use the product direct from the pot and spread it on the area of skin you wish to conceal using a brush or sponge. I actually find it best to put on with a small brush then blend with a clean finger.
To use as a foundation you mix a small amount with a very small amount of moisturiser on the back of your hand and then apply to the skin again with a sponge or foundation brush.
To use as a tinted moisturiser you simply mix as much as you want for the right colour between the colour supplement and the moisturiser, and I find it best to apply this with my fingers because it really blends in because of the moisturiser.
These posts cost £9.50 and there are many colours to choose from, if you can not find an exact match you can actually blend the colours. I do this but I only need a small amount of a paler one so I ask for a sample and blend with a full pot.
I adore this product, I use mine most of the time as a tinted moisturiser rather than a full day foundation because with my oily skin I do find I have to touch it up. As a tinted moisturiser I think it gives really good coverage, it blends well, does not give me spots and leaves my skin looking natural. I think its because you can mix the colours together that I can get the perfect blend.
I recently went to Lush and stocked up on both some old favourites and some products that I hadn't tried before. One of the products that I hadn't tried before was the colour supplement. The colour supplement is basically a little pot of coloured cream which you then blend with your normal moisturiser to make a tinted moisturiser. You can also use them on their own and they also double up as a concealer.
The colour supplements come in 5 different shades which are light pink, dark pink, light yellow, dark yellow and Jackie Oates.
The different shades are for both lighter and darker skin tones. I got the dark pink as this was supposed to be for darker skin tones who have pink in their skin. As my skin is currently tanned but also quite red this was supposed to be the most suitable one for me.
I used the colour supplement by dabbing a little on my finger and then mixing it with my moisturiser to create my tinted moisturiser. I was a little dubious at first as the colour did look to be darker than what I would normally wear on my skin.
When it was actually on my skin however it immediately transformed my skin and went on really smoothly and silky.
The redness in my skin was immediately calmed down and I found it to be really lightweight and not at all heavy on my skin like a normal foundation. It evened my skin out and left it looking dewy and healthy without covering up my own natural pigmentation. It also didn't leave my skin irritated or clogged feeling.
I wouldn't dream of wearing this if I was having a really bad skin day but for those days when my skin is being ok then this offers just the right amount of coverage.
As a concealer it is also excellent and a little dab of the supplement on any spots or shadows before adding the tinted moisturiser or foundation all but made them disappear.
My one complaint about the colour supplements is that having them in little pots does make it messy when trying to get it out and mixed with moisturiser. For something like this a little squeezey bottle would have been much more practical and cleaner.
The colour supplements cost £7.95 for a 20g pot. The pots last for absolutely ages though and I personally think this is a really good price especially as they work really well too. If you want to try it then I really would recommend that you go in to a Lush store and try one before just buying to make sure that you get the right one for your skin type.
I received a coupon for a free pot of one of these. They are worth around £8 and come in a 25ml jar. I chose the light yellow shade as that was the one that was recommended to me by the store assistant. I use this product in two ways. If I have a breakout I dab the area with some of this and blend it into my skin until it has been fully absorbed. Using it this way conceals the breakout perfectly and helps to balance out my skin. The product stays on the skin until you wash it off. When it comes to washing it off the cleanser washes off well and doesn't leave any residue on the skin after use.
I also mix this with my moisturiser to make a tinted moisturiser. The product is great for this use. It doesn't go on streaky, it is in fact easy to apply to the face and doesn't leave you looking orange. I would recommend this product to everyone. It makes a great foundation and/ or concealer and you only need a small amount per application so the pot does go a long way.
These are expensive but they are worth it. They are natural, paraben free and can be blended with any moisturiser, not just the ones from Lush. I would describe them as quite versatile.
Great little tinted moisturisers.
In case some of you re unaware 'LUSH' is a popular fresh handmade cosmetics company, that stock a variety of items including; soaps, perfume, face masks, moisturizer ect. I wasn't aware much about the brand until I saw a lot of popularity on the topic from YouTube. As I was reading through a magazine I had purchased I saw a voucher for a free 'colour supplement'; seeing as I was taking a trip to Manchester I thought I might as well use it, seeing as it was free.
*** The product
The product turns out to be a versatile, multi-purpose base colour; which can be mixed with a moisturizer for a subtle tint, or straight from the tub, as a more direct colour foundation coverage. The lady in the store was very helpful and even did a swatch to see which shade would be most suited. She the suggested the 'light pink'.
I used this product not expecting much from it, but I was pleasantly surprised. When used on its own it can give a dewy look, but does have to be blended in quite well, otherwise it doesn't look nice.
I have often used this product mixed in with my moisturizer; which also gives a fresh dewy look, but is more easy to control and apply due to it being mixed.
Finally the most frequent way of using this product that I do myself is to use it as a concealer, I use a tiny minute amount on a foundation brush and simply sweep it over my eye area. I do this as I have quite a red eye area; and therefore I find by applying this it helps in disguising this a little in order for my foundation to go on over the top nicely.
*** Price & Overall opinion
These cost £7.50 and do have an expiry date, like with all of LUSHs' products. I would however purchase it again for full price. It's a well worthy and multi functional product from a trusty and reputable brand.
Hope this Helps
As B Never has now shut down (sister company of Lush) Lush have come up with some new makeup type products and brought back some B Never ones as well (like the lip scrubs).
One of the many new products they have brought out this year is the Colour supplements. As I had a voucher from a magazine to try this for free, I had an excuse to visit my local Lush!
The colour supplements are called 'multi-purpose base colours' and come in 4 colours:
Dark yellow-for olive skins
Light yellow-for ivory skin tones
Dark pink-English rose with a healthy glow
Light pink-lighter, rosy complexion-can be blended with any of the others
As I have olive skin I chose the dark yellow which is a very good match for my skin, however, you can mix them to your own shade if your skin tone is in between, as it isn't the largest range of shades.
They can be used as concealer, foundation or tinted moisturiser. To use as a concealer, apply straight onto the skin as you would normal concealer. For foundation, use as you would foundation, straight onto the skin. For tinted moisturiser mix some supplement with your usual moisturiser and add more for more coverage.
I was actually shocked at how small the jars were when I first saw them. They are 20g which I now realise will last a very long time as you mix with moisturiser and most foundations come in 30ml sizes anyway.
The first time I used it was a concealer. I had some angry red spots on my cheek and this didn't cover them up. I had to dab some on, wait for it to dry and repeat which took ages and even then, they were still visible. However, on small blemishes, it works fine. I haven't tried it as an under eye concealer because I don't think it's creamy enough and will drag on my skin. I put loose powder on top to set it and it lasted a full day which I wasn't expecting.
I then used it as a tinted moisturiser. On the back of my hand I put a large blob of moisturiser and some supplement next to it and mixed together. This made it very similar to my body shop tinted moisturiser in that it gave a bit of coverage but mainly evened out my skin tone. My skin looked a bit too 'dewy' though so I had to use powder in top. I don't think it's suitable for summer which is when I mostly use tinted moisturiser. I don't want to have too much makeup on in hot weather. But it didn't feel heavy on my skin and I hardly noticed it was there which is a plus. And in winter I use a heavier moisturiser which might have affected it.
The last way to use it is straight on as foundation. This for me was the worst because it felt heavy on my skin and I had to use a lot more. Even though I had used moisturiser beforehand it was very difficult to blend and smooth over skin and I don't have dry skin so it's not usually a problem. I gave up with this and just used it on my forehead as this is my main problem area and left it at that. Again this lasted for a day with powder.
So, would I buy it again? Probably not. I think it isn't a very good concealer as most of the time I want to cover those very red spots and this takes a long time to get the same effect as my bourjois concealer. The mixing tinted moisturiser is a nice idea but not good in the mornings when I'm in a rush and end up mixing too much and wasting it, plus it's hard to use as a foundation. It contains rose petal infusion which should make skin softer but I can't say I have noticed this. As it is fresh I thought I would only have 2 months to use it before it went off but mine was made on 15/10/10 and the use by is 15/12/11 so I have a chance of finishing it. It also contains parabens which is the last thing I would expect from Lush.
When Lush introduced their colour supplements last year, I for once had no intention of trying them. I often have problems with foundation, seeing as my skin is so pale, and the lightest shade of any foundation available is often too dark for me. As the colour supplements came in only four colours, I was sure even the lightest would be too dark.
However, a few weeks ago I found out via the Money Saving Expert website that there would be a voucher for a free colour supplement in More! Magazine. This was quite a bargain as the supplements are normally priced at £7.50. I find the magazine quite fun to read anyway so grabbed one and headed to Lush to pick up my freebie.
The colour supplements come in four colours: Light Pink, Dark Pink, Light Yellow and Dark Yellow. I thought that the yellow shades would be more suited to Asian skintones, so decided to choose Light Pink, although I did have to return to Lush later in the week - this being Newcastle, where everyone is pale, the Light Pink had sold out the first time I visited!
The colour supplements come in little glass jars, the same jars the lip scrubs come in. The supplements contain soya and rice bran oils, which are designed to care for all skin types. The product is suitable for vegans. Colour supplements can be used in three ways: as a straight foundation, as a concealer on spots or blemishes, or as a tinted moisturiser when mixed with your usual moisturiser.
I have tried using the supplement in all three ways. Mixing it with moisturiser was the trickiest. I found it quite difficult to find the right proportion of moisturiser to supplement, and ended mixing too much for one use. A better way to do this would be to get a small pot or jar and mix a little product in with moisturiser there, but I didn't have one to hand. I did, however, find that the product mixed well. It's slightly runny but not sloppy texture mixed well with my moisturiser (Simple, if anyone's interested) and blended into my skin well.
Surprisingly, the best way I found of using the supplement was as a foundation. I was able to dot tiny amounts on my forehead, nose, chin and cheeks and blend to create a natural, barely-there look. Even though the colour in the pot was clearly too dark for me, it blended into my skin very well, rather like those 'colour matching' foundations you can get. When wearing foundation I like to look as though I'm not actually wearing any, and this product was ideal for that. My skin just looked like my skin, but brighter and more even. This made an ideal look for daytime as it looked completely natural. The product didn't irritate my skin at all, in fact I could hardly feel I was wearing it. It made an excellent base for powder and other makeup.
The product can also be used as a concealer, but I found that the coverage wasn't strong enough for this.
Longevity-wise, the supplement lasts on average about 8 hours which is comparable to other foundations and fine for a day at work.
If you like a foundation with strong coverage this won't be for you, but if you want something light to even out your skintone (particularly in the summer when foundation can feel heavy), this is ideal. I will continue to use this product as a light everyday foundation and will certainly consider repurchasing in the future!
I had high hopes for this product. I have very fair skin and I have found pink or red based foundations (opposed to the popular yellow based ones) work wonders for me.
I received my order from their website and I was excited to try it. It states you can use this product three ways, straight application as a foundation, mix it with your moisturiser to make yourself your own custom tinted moisturiser and finally as a concealer.
I decided firstly to try it as a foundation. The colour is not light pink as stated, it is a more orangey pink (the same as MACs NW series). I managed to blend it quite well and the result was a dewy finish. It looked quite natural and pretty.
Day 1: I applied as a foundation and by lunchtime it was sliding around a bit. My skin is not overally oilly so if you have oilly skin do not buy this product - it will look like an oil slick on your face.
Day 2: I tried a primer on my face before I applied the foundation. It lasted a little longer, but by the end of the day my face did look oilly and I felt pretty unattractive.
Day 3: I tried this by mixing with my moisturiser, this is a much better application. I could imagine this would be great for holidays and vacations.
Day 4: I tried this as a concealer. I personally think it is too dark/orange for a concealer and would make dark circles appear darker.
It comes in a neat little glass pot which can fit nicely in your handbag - that's a plus. Another plus is the price (Around £7). The negatives are that if you have slightly oilly or normal skin this product will not last - even with a primer. I would reccommend this for people with dry to very dry skin.
It is also good to note that this product contains parabens - which is very dissappointing coming from a natural company like Lush. Korres which is a Greek natural cosmetic company makes makeup without parabens - so why can't lush?
It only comes in four shades, which is not great for women of colour or very pale people.
I personally would not buy again.
Having very pale skin I tend to find it difficult to find a foundation which really blends in with my colouring, so this product appealed to me as it allows me to have more control over how dark I make the product. By mixing the colour supplement with your regular moisturiser you have a great amount of control over the colour, and is ideal for the summer months when you don't want to wear a heavy all over foundation. I did notice that it didn't quite cover all of the blemishes on my face, but then as it is essentially a tinted moisturer I guess it probabaly wouldn't.
Whilst in lush purchasing the product the staff were extremely helpful in helping me to find the right shade by applying it to the inside of my wrist and also suggesting using it straight out of the pot to use as a concealor on spots etc (although i did find the colour a little orangey when doing this).
I think the price reflects good value for money, having used it everyday for almost a fortnight the amount of product in the pot doesn't seem to have gone down at all, as only a tiny amount is needed to make up enough moisturiser for use over the entire face.
After befriending a man in my local Lush shop, I was one of the first to find out about the Lush Colour Supplement, and literally the day it was released, I was down with my friend to try it out, and I was quite excited, as I'm the biggest Lush fan going, and Lush doing foundation is the most exciting thing to happen in my month.
The Colour Supplement from Lush is a pot of foundation, which you mix with your normal moisturiser, which then mixes to your skin colour. The Colour Supplement comes in 4 colours, Dark Pink, Dark Yellow, Light Pink and Light Yellow. Personally, I choose Light Yellow, it looks much darker straight on my skin, but mixing the Supplement with moisturiser, it turns out much lighter and suitable for my skin.
Applying the Supplement was easy, I applied my moisturiser first and then blend a spot of the Supplement into my face, but some people use the lid and actually mix the moisturiser and supplement together, but what ever is best for you!
The colour supplement felt soft and light on my skin, and the colour did look very natural compared to my skin, which was the most important, but I do have to say that the colour didn't last a massively long time, maybe until lunchtime, then I'd have to re-apply, which is a real pain, especially when my skin is really bad. The coverage was okay, but not very perfect, and I'd have to maybe use something over the top, maybe a powder or another foundation with it, to get the coverage I would want.
Overall, I would recommend the Lush Colour Supplement to anyone, but honestly, I wouldn't use it everyday, and if I do I would use other products with it, but the colour supplement did look very natural and made my skin feel very soft, but I'm not sure it was the dream product that I hoped it would be to be honest.
Lush Colour Supplement is available at all Lush stores and online at Lush.com, and costs around £7.50 for 20ml, which is not a very bad price for the product.