Complexion, Reviews - July 13th, 2011
I’m pretty picky about my face makeup, so I’ve been a bit skeptical about Lush’s Colour Supplements. I finally decided to head to my local store to check them out, because I’ve been wanting a tinted moisturizer for summer and I liked the idea of being able to mix something into my regular moisturizer. Read on for my thoughts!
The Colour Supplements are pots of foundation makeup that you can apply directly to the skin for heavier coverage, or mix with a moisturizer for a tinted moisturizer effect. You can also use them to spot-conceal blemishes. They’re made with red rose petal infusion to calm redness and glycerin for moisturizing. The texture is very smooth and strikes me as almost whipped. It’s quite light for a concentrated product, not thick like a traditional concealer.
The product works great. I find it a bit heavier than I’d like if I use it straight as foundation, but then I don’t often feel like I want or need super-full coverage. Mixed with a moisturizer, I get a lovely even complexion that looks fresh all day. It’s not perfect – I get shiny faster than I do with mineral makeup (which makes sense, since a powder absorbs a lot more oil before the shine breaks through) but I can offset this by using a translucent powder on top. Detrivore Cosmetics’ Translucent Powder For Oily Skin is great. It’s not great on dark circles, but I could probably fix this by using a teensy bit of an illuminator under my eyes. Blemish coverage is pretty good. It wears well, no fading or weird unevenness. I’m wearing it in the picture, with a dusting of translucent powder on top.
Overall, I’m happy with this product. It’s a good value for the price, and the simple formula means it’s friendly for sensitive skin. It does what I wanted, namely giving my skin an even complexion. It’s easy to use. If you want a good multi-use product, check out Lush Colour Supplements. There are five shades, it’s likely one of them will work for you.