27 July 2012

Lush Passionate Lipstick; My New Love

Hello,
How is everyone today? Enjoying summer now its here?

Last week I posted about the lovely VIP launch of Emotional Brilliance that I attended at the Lush Bath store. When I was there I was drawn in by the beauty of the Passionate lipstick and simply had to bring it home. I've been wearing it almost every day since then and I think its about time I gave you a proper look :)

Passionate is a very gorgeous, very bright, blue toned pink that has an amazing shine on the lips. It is perfect for pale girls like me as it brightens the face, flattering your English rose tones, and it also makes teeth look whiter (bonus!) If you aren't a fan of a bold lip look then I'd steer clear but oh my goodness, if you love bold lips, you need this in your life! Like nearly all of the Emotional Brilliance range Passionate comes in a funky little glass bottle that holds 5g of product (sounds small but believe me, that will last an incredibly long time).
The lip colour applies very smoothly using the built in doe foot applicator and gives perfect coverage without needing to dip the brush again. The applicator also gives good control making application more precise which is important with such a pigmented colour as I find that it is difficult to remove if you smudge on to the skin around the lips. This is something to be careful about when applying in a rush but otherwise it hasn't given me any trouble. All of the lip colours from the range suggest you can use them as a cheek stain as well however I would advise against that with this shade unless you are a fan of very bright cheeks!
Now, in regards to maintenance of Passionate throughout the day or evening... there is none. I haven't been needing to re-apply at all when wearing this colour out. I wore this to our boozy barbeque on Tuesday and even towards the end of the night it was going strong after too much wine and a couple of burgers. The shine did wear off a little however the bold pink colour remained as the colour is designed to stain as well as colour. Unlike a lot of staining lipsticks I haven't found this drying because of the natural jojoba oil and rose wax in the product, in fact, I've found that once the colour has initially settled on the lips you can barely feel it there at all. No stickiness, no drying, no scratchy glitter so, in my eyes, pretty perfect.
So those are all of the reasons that I have fallen madly in love with this lipstick. To me it is unbeatable for colour and longevity as well as also being vegan friendly, full of natural goodness and in a funky bottle :)
My advice is to keep the rest of your makeup nice and natural when rocking this colour because I think it would be very easy to over do it without realising that your favourite pink blusher and purple eyeshadow are making you look a bit mad when paired with your pink lips.

So what do you think of Passionate? Is it a colour that you'd be brave enough to wear? Have you tried any of the other colours in the range?

You can pick up a bottle from the Lush website for £14.50. I will definitely be picking up more colours!

Annie x
ps, its the last few days to enter my giveaway so get in there quick!

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    1. Its an amazing colour isnt it :) xx

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  2. This sorta reminds me of of the YSL stain (not sure why though). The colour looks fab on you x

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    1. Thanks hun.
      I havent really looked at the YSL stains but after hearing that I might just have to! xx

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  3. Oh, I wish I was brave enough for this lipstick! Gorgeous shade xxx

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    1. I didnt think I would be either until I tried it on and loved it :) Try it, you never know :) xx

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  4. Absolutely love this color and it looks great on you by the way. Found you on the BlogLoveTherapy Hop. Hope you enjoy the rest of your week.

    Gwen @ www.alittleunhinged.com

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    1. Aww, thank you :)
      I'll pop over to your blog now :) xx

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  5. OOh the Lush make up has only just come out here in Australia, can't wait to try it! :)
    New follower from BBU Blog Hop. :)

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    1. Oh wow, you're in for a treat, its amazing stuff :D Thanks for the follow lovely xx

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