I really wanted to like this product. I love everything else LUSH has to offer, however I was completely disappointed in this. I bought the color 'jackie oatis', which is the lightest color they have. As far as the color its perfect for my skin, however in the summer I would probably have to mix a more yellow color to attain a slightly more 'tan' color. Besides the color, everything else falls short. The smell... is interesting... oatmeal + plastic- ish. It is not very pigmented so this wouldnt be for someone who has acne/acne scars like I do, because it doesnt cover them very well. It is moisturizing, but more on the greasy/oily side. This all could be acceptable except for the amount of parabens in the ingredients ! Its full of them ! Sometimes I can look the other way, but it seems to contain almost every paraben know to mankind. Needless to say, I am returning it.
I've never bought anything Lush before but when I heard about the Colour Supplements I was intrigued. Especially when I read they now offer a very pale shade, #Jackie Oates. Having very fair skin (neutral NW/NC10) I'm always on the hunt for pale shades of foundations. I also have very sensitive, dry Rosacean skin and looking at the ingredients it sounded great so I bought the Colour Supplement in #Jackie Oates.
Pros: First of all, it is a pale shade indeed. Quite neutral and a good match for my skin. I think #Jackie Oates would be suitable for anyone in the NW/NC10 range and even lighter. I uploaded a pic of #Jackie Oates.
Second, the texture is really nice; especially for dry skin. Very emollient thanks to the fatty oils and easy to blend and spread out; mixed with or without moisturizer. I did however noticed it pills when used undiluted on top of certain moisturizers. Changing moisturizer and/or a light spray with some Thermal Water solves the problem.
The finish is glowy but not shimmery, giving your skin a healthy appearance. Coverage can be build up, allowing it to function as either a TM, a foundation or a concealer.
Cons: Colour Supplements come in a little glass jar which I'm not too fond of. Not because I'm afraid of bacteriae (I just use a spatula) but because the antioxidants and other benefits of the ingredients will become unstable and ineffective once the jar has been opened.
Another con might be the fact some of the ingredients may cause/excerbate acne. I'm not breakout prone in the least but I developed some pimples every time I wore Colour Supplement. For this reason alone I probably won't repurchase but that's just my finicky skin's fault.
Also I found ingredients vary slightly according to colour. For example the #Dark Yellow contains Glycine Soya which is left out in #Jackie Oates.
Summary: great versatile product and I'd definately recommend trying Colour Supplements but try a sample first. Thumbs up for Lush for creating a pale colour!
*PPP Foundations List in My Notepad.
Ingredients #Jackie Oates: Water (Aqua), Oat Milk (Avena sativa), Saffl ower Oil (Carthamus tinctorius), Aloe Vera Extract (Aloe barbadensis), Titanium Dioxide, Organic Rose Hip Oil (Rosa canina), Shea Butter (Butyrospermum parkii), Stearic Acid, Glycerine, Cetearyl Alcohol, Triethanolamine, Honey, Tincture of Benzoin (Styrax benzoin), Lanolin, Tin Oxide, Colour 77492, Colour 77491, Colour 77499, Colour 77019, Colour 77891, Methylparaben, Propylparaben.
I have the Light Yellow one.
The good: Goes on very smoothly, sinks into skin nicely, perfect color match for light olive skin, clumsy-proof packaging.
The bad: Can make oily and acne-prone skin break out, doesn't last too long, lack of color selection, especially for those with darker skin-tones.
Because of the aforementioned issue with breaking out, I rarely use this all over my face. If I do, I mix it with my Vanishing Cream face lotion to minimize some of the oil from the product. Most of the time, I use it as an undereye concealer. I have pretty hardcore dark-circles, and while this stuff doesn't conceal *perfectly*, it does make improvements while still looking natural. :)
I'd buy it again - in fact, I'll be purchasing the Dark Yellow one once the sun comes out to play.
Dear LUSH - make more colors! Your 'dark' is 'medium' at best.
When i saw this in Lush i was drawn to it like metal is to a magnet. I knew lush had a make-up branch business called 'B' never too busy to be beautiful' this always intrigued me, but was pretty expensive and only available on-line in the area i lived (i am sacred to buy foundation on-line encase the shade is wrong). B went bust, and i guess Lush are now integrating a bit of the old B business into the current and the not going bust Lush.
You are able to use this as a tinted moisturiser AND an all over foundation. I really like this about the product. Its multi use is something i have never really encountered before.
I went for the light pink. Colours are split in dark/light yellow (check if you have green veins!) and dark/light pink (for those who have blue veins!).
The foundation is very thick and very easy to blend. You really don't need to use alot. When i saw the size of the pot i was a bit unsure how long it would last, but I seriously I think a pot with everyday use would probably last over six months. I apply this over my moisturiser and found it sits very well on top. It is as i said very easy to blend and feels very nice and moisturising, but only in a good way not in a horrible greasy way. I was very impressed by the results on my skin. It makes me look radiant and healthy, which i personally find is a very good look.
Its really up to you how heavy you want to make it, as its quite easy to layer up. Having said that, applying to much (i would say trying to have quite heavy coverage) does lead to your face looking an odd colour. I don't want to say the dreaded O word. But hell, i cant lie. Too much and you will look a bit like you are orangey. This may be a problem only i have encountered as i am quite fair, but i would still be a bit cautious about using too much.
Staying power is pretty good, i would say it would last you from morning to early evening but you would need a touch up after that. Due to the fact it has lots of lovely things in it (rose petal and soya oil) i really felt that it was doing my skin good and at no point did i get any annoying 'its really obvious you are wearing foundation' dry bits.
It makes an excellent concealer. I know this is a controversial point but i would go as far to say.... BETTER than Yves Saint Laurent touche eclat .
This is a nice product, enough coverage for a tinted moisturizer. I got the dark yellow for my NC37/40 skintone. at first, this looked quite light but it blends well so it eventually matched my skin color. if this was applied over a well moisturized skin the finish is very good, flawless and glowy. the glow does not last for a long time, though and the staying power is not so good. packaging is a small glass jar, quite cute. Price is 15euros. I probably will not rebuy this because the jar is enough to last me a very long time as I alternate my tinted moisturizers and foundations.
Words cannot express how much I love this product. I use it in Jackie Oats, (NC 10-15) and my skin looks amazing!!! I apply my moisturizer, let it absorb, then apply either SS or primer with SS. I use Jackie Oats almost immediatly after. I have found it works best either with my fingers, or a MAC 130 brush. I still use concelear when needed (mainly under eyes) and set with MSFN.
This is the perfect product for me. My sensitive skin loves it.
This was my 1st LUSH purchase. I was looking for something a bit more natural for my sensitive skin. I prefer TM to foundation, dewy instead of matte. After reading MUA's reviews, I caved in @ ordered it. I've been using it for about a week now. I truly love it! I have it in dark yellow. Trust me it's nowhere near yellow! Its color is exactly like Revlon's Colorstay 200 Nude. It maybe a tad bit warmer but not much. I don't know why the color names and descriptions are so odd. I took one lippie off bcs of the package. A small glass jar?!? Really?!? It looks amazingly cute but its not the most sanitary, I always use clean hands, and definitely not travel friendly, the product shifts inside the jar making it a mess. As for the product, I use it as both a concealer, which is straight from the jar, and as a TM, mixed with my moisturizer. It evens out my skin tone without any cakiness and gives me a beautiful dewy finish, not oily. I found it works great as my undereye concealer and to cover a few blemishes. I do stress though, this is NOT full coverage foundation. As for staying power, I find that it lasts me all day until I take it off @ night. I don't use any setting powder or primer. I only use a little bronzer. The result is beautiful. I will definitely keep buying.
Love this, the pot isn't the greatest, but aside from that, love it! I tried the brand new shade, Jackie Oates. It is for the fairest of skin and miracle of miracles, it is pale enough for me! All other tinted moisturizers I've tried are just too dark, even Laura Mercier's. Love this stuff, only thing I'll be using for coverage now!
i have oily acne prone skin and was looking to use it as a concealer or as a tinted moisturizer (mixed with my moisturizer) but its too sheer as a concealer and too greasy and has no lasting power as a tm. color selection is limited as well. if you can get a color match and arent break out prone with dry skin, i can see this product working for you.
This product is too gd wif this price.
After apply the product my skin looks natural but it's still a bit oily and the coverage is not good enough