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Lush Emotional Brilliance

Posted by Halifax @ Sparkled Beauty

I was quite curious when Lush announced their Emotional Brilliance makeup line where the colours were appropriately named to represent you and how you feel. I received three items to review.

Focus is one of the 6 cream eyeshadows in the line, with sponge tip applicators. The name suggests me to Stay On Track, quite appropriate cause I am very easy to be distracted by sparkly things.

It swatches beautifully on my hand (see below) but on my lids, it is quite sheer. This particular shade is best as a base or to add a bit of shine on top of your eyeshadow.

Motivation (i.e. Do What You Love) is a beautiful teal liquid liner, comes with a brush applicator. The formula is meant to be blendable (does not set right away), except two shades - Independent and Fantasy - that are meant to be fast drying.

The base in the eyeshadows and liners is made with soothing rose petal infusion and skin-softening almond and jojoba oils to care for the sensitive area around your eyes. Motivation is easy to apply and wears well, no smudging nor fading throughout the day.
Ingredients for the cream eyeshadows and the 9 blendable eyeliners: Rose petal infusion (Rosa centifolia), Water, Glycerine, Stearic acid, Almond oil (Prunus dulcis), Jojoba oil (Simmondsia chinensis), Cupuacu butter (Theobroma grandiflorum), Triethanolamine, Cetearyl alcohol, Titanium dioxide, Iron oxides, Methylparaben, Propylparaben.

Ingredients for the 2 fast drying eyeliners, for reference: Water, Glyceryl stearate, PVP, Titanium dioxide, Iron oxides, Methylparaben, Propylparaben.

Perspective (Now I Can See Clearly) is a liquid lipstick, with a sponge tip applicator. The 13 lipsticks in the line range from nude to red, purple, plum, orange, etc.

The formula contains a blend of organic jojoba oil, candelilla wax and rose wax to soften and moisturize.

They are suggested to use after a lip balm, and I do agree with this. Perspective on me is a pinky nude shade, does appear a little drying on the lips after a few hours, even with a lip balm underneath.

The product can work as a cream blush as well, but I did not try it this way.

Ingredients: Jojoba oil (Simmondsia chinensis), Candelilla wax (Euphorbia cerifera), Rose wax (Rosa damascena), Iron oxides, D&C Red No. 27, Titanium dioxide.

Overall, Motivation is a great name, seeing how easy it applies and how well it stays on, I am motivated to try more liquid liners. Focus needs a bit more coverage focus (pun intended), but I won't judge the whole eyeshadow line after testing only one shade. Perspective is a beautiful shade but can be a little more moisturizing and light. Each of these little bottles has 0.2oz/ 5g of product, retails $22.95.

Stay tuned for a FOTD to feature these shades. In the meantime, enjooy this song about the line, with some ninjas making appearance :)


  1. I just read a post of Bath and Body's new Lily Cole makeup line (

    Is everyone starting to launch their own makeup line. wouldn't be surprised if Bath & Body launched a line too!

    1. You meant the Body Shop? That collection was out and on clearance a while ago, just a collab with Lily Cole in addition to their regular makeup products