Lush Cosmetics is adding vegan color (although they spell it â€œcolourâ€) cosmetics to its line of skincare, haircare, bath and shower items. The new products â€“ Colour Supplements, Charlotte Island Body Tint and solid facial serums â€“ will be available starting today!
Last week â€“ because I have friends in high places? — I went to a Tweetup at Lushâ€™s Union Square outpost to preview said itemsâ€¦
Everything I brought home was vegan. (Lush says 74% of its products are veganâ€¦) And my prior experience with vegan items, as you may know, is limited to a series of holiday baking posts I did for the Huffington Post in 2008â€¦which I *believe* angered more individuals in the vegan community than I intended or expected. My point? I still donâ€™t know much about veganism — as those commenters will be happy to point out, Iâ€™m sure — other than Iâ€™ve never used so much flax seed in my entire life. Butâ€¦I admit I was mildly intrigued by the concept of vegan makeup after one of the Lush PR chicks â€œsuggestedâ€ I tweet, â€œThe same oil ruining the Gulf is found in most makeup! @LUSHCosmetics is launching foundation free of this mineral oil #LUSHColourEvent.â€
These products were suggested to me after meeting with a Lush chick:
Full of Grace solid facial serum ($13.95) is a little pink bar that you rub directly on your face and that â€œhelps to relieve dry, cracked skin and improves elasticity, working to smooth broken capillaries and to reduce the appearance of fine lines.â€ (â€¦which is maybe a little ironic as Iâ€™ve always looked a good decade younger than I actually amâ€¦although perhaps this will put me in good stead in my 50s when I finally look like Iâ€™ve cracked 30?)
Saving Face solid facial serum (also $13.95) is a comparable product for oilier skin.
Paradise Regained is one of Lushâ€™s moisturizers â€“ the line also includes Skin Drink, Imperialis, Gorgeous and Celestial. Paradise Regained is supposed to help protect skin from the signs of aging. (Againâ€¦hmmâ€¦I never told my Lush lady that I was afraid of fine linesâ€¦but I suppose it canâ€™t hurt to prevent them? Even with my eternal youthful glow?)
From there, I was matched up with a Lush makeup artist and had to make a joke about how pale I am (a clear defense mechanism?). She gave me both Light Pink and Light Yellow Colour Supplements ($13.95 each) and recommended I mix them together to match my pallid skin tone.
The Colour Supplements are made with soya and rice bran oils and fresh rose petal infusion. The soya is supposed to â€œdeeply moisturize and brighten skinâ€ while the rose petal infusion helps skin â€œstay nourished and calm.â€ According to Lush, you can use them as cover-up, tinted moisturizer or foundation.
Soâ€¦get thee to Lush location or online ASAP and you, too, can experience vegan body tint, facial moisturizer and multi-purpose base color. (Although I think my favorite Lush product is still the Bath Bombâ€¦)
Disclosure: All products were provided for review. No monetary compensation was received for this review. All opinions belong to the author.