Sunday, 22 July 2012

New Lush collection - Emotional Brilliance

After reading a blog post on the new Lush collection, I have to say I was so so so excited about my next visit to one of their shops! Luckily enough, when I was out shopping today I spotted one and practically dragged my sister in, squealing 'NEW LUSH COLLECTIONS AAAH'

For those of you who don't know, the new collection is also the start of Lush's ventures into make up, and is about expressing your makeup through your emotions. Basically, each of the 30 colours represents an emotion, and you're recommended to take a 'spin on the mood wheel'. When you do the emotions test, you are asked to spin a wheel dotted with colours with your eyes closed, and then once the wheel has stopped spinning, point out which colours stand out to you when you first open your eyes. These colours are linked to emotions which supposedly determine your mood - and you are encouraged to then wear these colours. This may all be a big marketing ploy that plays on people love for spiritualistic connections similar to horoscopes, but I still love the idea of it!

The 'mood wheel' and my sisters colour choices (sorry for bad quality, it was taken on my phone!)

The main selling point of the make up range is that once you've chosen your colours, they are totally interchangeable as to what they can be used for - depending on the brush used, you can use them for eyeliner, mascara, liquid lip colour, eye shadow, or even body paint if you so wish! Each one has a suggested use (lip colours, mascara etc) but you can really do what you want! They're being sold at a bit of a hefty £14.50 each, but for a product that is totally flexible, it's actually so much cheaper that buying one of each makeup type :)

My mood reading showed:

Strength: Passionate (Bright pink)
Subconscious need: Calm (Light blue/ mint)
Talent: Health (Limey green)

my oh-so-correct reading

Which all looks pretty spot on actually! I definitely need to calm down a bit more and stop being so excitable, haha! What was interesting is that the lady who took my reading pointed out how without meaning to, these colours also reflected my outfit - the 'calm' colour identically matched my nails and top, and the green on my bracelets. My sister's colours also completely matched what she was wearing! (blue, white and red). I thought this was odd, as these colours obviously had some kind of subconscious connection with us (freaaaaky stuff!)

the spot tests of my colours

I go mad for any gimmicky type of range like this, so I was actually in heaven! It was so much fun, so even if you have no intention of purchasing any, I would definitely recommend going in for a reading - you might surprise yourself and find some kind of deep emotional connection with one of the colours haha!

Overall a great idea and lovely range of colours - though what I would really love is a Lush nail varnish range - C'MON LUSH! Now that would be amazing - but I still reckon I'll be going in to pick up one of these next time I get a bit of money, just for the experience!


  1. Did you read mine? Xx if not pop over to my blog and read it ❤

  2. When it was my turn to pick the colours, I got three lip colours :D x Did you do it? x

    1. i'll go check out your post :) i can't remember to be honest, i'll have to double check!

  3. i want to check this out! ive only owned one LUSH product :O
    How have you got some many followers so quick?:O and ive noticed you're following your own blog?:S haha x

    1. go in, it's so fun haha!
      yeah, i know it looks silly but i like to check that it comes up on the 'reading list' right, and the right picture comes up haha :)
      i don't know to be honest! i try to comment on as many blogs as I can to get my blog out there, and I hope that it's because people like what I have to say haha!

  4. NO WAY! lush is amazing -- i wish i could just live there for the rest of my life.
    i knew they were releasing something new, but i didn't think it would be THIS cool!
    i can't wait to make my way down to the mall of america to try this out :)


    1. i know, i literally enter the shop and get so excited aha :)
      liv x

  5. This is great! On my way to Lush right now! haha

  6. This is so interesting. I'm off to the local Westfield centre tomorrow, so I will go into Lush and take a peek. I walked past it yesterday and saw the signs advertising this, but didn't think much of it. Thank you for enlightening me xo

    1. no problem! i'll give your blog a clickety click x

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