By Hannah Lisa Makeup, Mar 7 2014 11:04AM

I was lucky enough to be sent these 5 ‘liquid lipsticks’, from LUSH’s emotional brilliance makeup range. Emotional brilliance is quite new to LUSH. As expected, the whole range is natural, cruelty free and never tested on animals; already in my good books then!

They’re marketed as ‘highly pigmented, long-lasting, moisturising colour’, with natural ingredients (which are great for sensitive skin). They contain jojoba oil, rose wax and candellila wax. At 85 AED, is it worth it?

I was pleasantly surprised when I tried these products. The pigment is extremely strong, and yet it feels incredibly lightweight. It’s almost as if you’re only wearing a lip balm. You can definitely feel that it’s moisturising, if a LITTLE on the greasy side. The (recyclable!) applicator is great, and very precise, although I would definitely recommend to use a liner, especially for the stronger colours like the red shades featured here.

The pigment almost acts like that of a lip stain, so the colour stays strong for hours, which is great! When I first applied the product, I wasn’t expecting it to stay put for too long due to the lightweight texture, but you can see my results in the photo attached. The colour lasted very well, but the sheen that comes from the oil and wax’s, lasts a little less, although still a while. The only thing I would say with regards to the longevity of this product, is that it’s easily smudged. Another reason to use a liner before you apply! You’ll need to be careful once its applied, for example, when drinking from a cup the product will transfer, and don’t even think about wearing it on a date (unless kissing is out of the question)! A liner will definitely ease this problem by creating a barrier, that smudges can’t escape from as easily, and you won’t need to worry about this with the lighter, more natural colours from the range.

There’s a beautiful, versatile range of colours, so you’re undoubtably going to find the perfect shade for you. As you can see from the photo attached, there are orangey-reds for olive tones, pinky-reds for lighter complexions and even reds with a gold shimmer which would look absolutely fantastic on those with dark skin.

On a night out, I would personally steer away from the stronger colours, but considering the lightweight texture, moisture level and natural ingredients, I think it’s absolutely perfect for daily wear. You will also get a lot of use out of just one bottle, as the colour is so strong you won’t need very much, which is brilliant.

Over-all, I really like this this product. I’ll definitely be using it in my kit and adding some of the other colours to my collection. You can buy this online at, or at the Dubai Mall or Mercato Mall.

By Hannah Lisa Makeup, Mar 7 2014 10:52AM

I have been a long time lover of LUSH, so I was so glad to find it here in the UAE. I grew up with their bath bombs and heavenly smelling soaps. The smell of their products is incredible, but the thing I like the most is that they are so natural.

There are many chemical products on the market today, however it’s so easy to avoid. Why plaster your face, hair, body, with harsh chemicals when there are natural alternatives. In some cases, I understand that chemicals are the ‘best’ way forward. Meaning that things like wrinkles are not going to disappear overnight without something giving you an unnatural helping hand. I don’t disagree with this as everyone wants to look their best! I do think though, that A, you should avoid chemicals as much as possible, and B, that prevention is better than cure. In that preventative regime you can easily include natural and skin friendly products.

Keeping your skin at the right moisture level is incredibly important. Not just from the outside either! Drinking lots of water can help reduce the look of fine lines around the eyes, and even the overall tone of your skin.

Regular, gentle exfoliation can brighten your skin and promote cell renewal which will keep your skin looking fresh and young. Try ‘angels on bare skin’ from LUSH, it’s a beautiful natural every day cleanser with a very soft exfoliant. It leaves your skin smooth, fresh and clean with just the one product. So not only is it natural, but it saves time too!

Using the right moisturiser for your skin is important. Using one that’s too rich can make your skin greasy and clogged, whereas dry skin with not enough moisture can easily look tired and dull. In fact a big factor in the cause of dull, ageing looking skin is dehydration. My favourite moisturiser from LUSH is GORGEOUS, a fresh, everyday moisturiser which has evening primrose, a pressed oil which I think is fantastic whether used on the skin or taken as a supplement (see my blog post on evening primrose oil here ).

You can go into LUSH at the Dubai mall and speak to one of their fantastic staff to find the perfect moisturiser for your skin type. They’re so helpful and knowledgable about their products and skin care!!! I was so happy with the level of customer service there.

Some of my favourite products I have from LUSH include ‘BIG’ shampoo, which is made with sea salt for super volumised hair. My advise is to use this every now and then, if you want some extra body, as it can be quite drying to both your hair and scalp, if you use it every day. I also love the LUSTRE, body powder. It’s a beautiful smelling golden powder which you can brush on practically anywhere to give yourself an amazing golden glow. It literally looks like you’ve been to the beach all day! You can also use it as a highlighter on your cheeks. Just buff it on with a big fluffy brush, building it up in layers depending on how much of a glow you want!

LUSH is a perfect way to start your new, natural skincare regime! It’s not expensive at all, and their products even have use by dates so you don’t end up using products which have gone out of date! I really would advise to use natural products wherever you can. Chemicals can cause more harm than good so you need to be careful, but that’s another blog post ;-)

Let me know if you have any questions. You’ll be seeing lots more blogs on natural and organic skincare from me in the future!!

H x