I am completely obsessed with Lush Cosmetics, I almost want to work in their store.
Imagine to get to sell products that you love and really believe in! That would be so awesome.
Lush have just launched their new (and first?) makeup line, Emotional Brilliance. I got invited to the pre-launch for bloggers, but I had to work so I couldn't make it. A few days later I stopped by to grope and fondle their new products.
As a means to draw attention to their new makeup line, Lush has come up with this silly "game" where you're supposed to randomly pick out three colors from the wheel that 'speaks to you' at that exact moment, and they correspond with products of that color from the new line. And then the person working at Lush will make a big deal out of it, giving you a so-called "color-reading", as all of the colors have their own name like "decisive" and "bubbly".
But I understand that it is a gimmick to attract attention to their new line - but my impression is that the quality and the uniqueness of products themselves don't need to be compromised by some gimmicky marketing stunt, but hey.
If I worked at Lush I would be very tempted to say "Screw the silly game, I'll sell you the products because they're actually really great products, I don't need to pretend I'm some kind of fortune teller reading your soul to convince you to buy them!" - and maybe that's why I don't work there, I'd be too tempted to do what feels right to me. And pretending to be a color therapist sure ain't it!
'Randomly' choosing a color, you say?
Lush, your costumers who are
genuinely interested in makeup will never 'randomly'
choose a color,
when they know it'll wind up being the
color they are going to put on their face!
(Great way to get the interest of costumers who
know nothing about makeup but love mumbo-jumbo, though)
There where so many people there,
I feel I didn't get to play with the products enough
- I haven't even tried the cream eyeshadows or the mascara
I need to go back!
All of the products have the same packaging
- liquid eyeliner, liquid lipstick, eyeshadows and mascara all the same:
in bottles that look like nail polish - I bet the staff at Lush will get so tired of
getting that comment all day long
I decided not to "play" the (stupid) "game" and just choose the colors I wanted directly from the shelves.
"Bubbly", a liquid lipstick
"Motivation", a liquid eyeliner
"Believe" (to the far right), liquid lipstick
a liquid lipstick
- so far I've only used it as a liquid blush,
and it works great!
At 179 NOK per bottle, naturally it's expensive compared to
drug store brands
A small dab of Believe
- if you were to use the wand to apply it fully,
you'd probably look like a clown
- However Lush products are usually well worth the price!
Good quality and great products
I think they still have work to do on their packaging, though
The wand that is attached to the lid of the bottle seems
really flimsy and sometime soon
I will be opening it to find that it has come loose
and is stuck inside the bottle!
The liquid lipsticks that I've tried out are
really pigmented (a little goes a LONG way) and great
- just what I can imagine OCC's lip tars to be,
without actually having tried any of them before
(comparing products with never-tried products,
oh, that's how you can tell it's a great review)
Very impressed with these, also considering that they are multi-purpose,
also working great as blush
Not very impressed with the liquid eyeliner
as it easily feathers and glides out
Maybe it'll work better as a smudged eyeliner or
an eyeshadow base
I want more liquid lipsticks!