While doing some online research for the 20 Day Sustainable Fashion Challenge, I was looking for Canadian sources and I stumbled across a brand from British Columbia called Lush. Lush is a sustainable brand of handmade cosmetics that are not tested on animals, vegetarian, and ethical. I bought four separate items from them which I will review each individually. Last week, I reviewed Lush’s The Greeench Deodorant Powder and I was happy to report that it was an amazing alternative to your traditional deodorants. One week later, my opinion has not changed. I think I will definitely stick with it.
Today, I review a second product that I purchased with the same order; the Light Yellow Colour Supplement which is a foundation. So, with no further ado, here is my review of Lush’s Light Yellow Colour Supplement.
List of Ingredients
Listed under ingredients are: Fresh Rose Petal Infusion, Soya Oil, Titanium Dioxide, Rice Bran Oil, Stearic Acid, Talc, Glycerine, Triethanolamine, Cetearyl Alcohol, Iron Oxides, Methylparaben, Propylparaben. There is a mix of natural ingredients as well as safe synthetic ingredients in this product.
Note: Iron Oxide acts as a sunscreen. Since I am allergic to most sunscreens, this is important for me since it allows me some protection from the sun and I don’t get any allergic reactions from this ingredient! This product is also listed as vegan.
Lush products are either made in Great Britain or in Canada. I’m not sure where this product is made since the label says its Made in Canada, however, the invoice lists GB (Great Britain) as the Origin. This particular product was made by a Lush employee called Brett on November 6, 2014. I love that they personalize the containers with this type of information. It shows that it’s made in small batches and it’s traceable.
How To Use
The label on the little pot suggests that you can blend the pigment to tint your moisturizer or directly on your skin for fuller coverage. Since I require full coverage, I used it directly on my skin.
This product is priced at $18.95 CAN (plus taxes). It’s comparable to other foundations on the market. The container is 18 g. (0.6 oz). I am used to buying foundation from a tube and not a pot. My previous tube of foundation has 1 fl oz. and cost about the same. Light Yellow Colour Supplement might be slightly more expensive, however, if you consider that the ingredients are mostly natural, hand-made in small batches, ethical and not tested on animals, I think the slightly higher cost is well worth it.
I have to admit that I wasn’t as impressed with the Light Yellow Colour Supplement as I was with The Greeench Deodorant Powder. Light Yellow Colour Supplement still a good product. I love that it offers some sun protection since most foundations these days contain sunscreen and I have allergic reactions to those foundations yet I’m ok with Titanium Dioxide. It’s creamy and blends in the skin well. I bought the Light Yellow, but since I have lots of red spots on my face, and dark circles under my eyes, I’m wondering if I should have gone with the Dark Yellow Instead.
I would also love to try the Colour Supplement with Lush’s Emotional Brilliance Powder (translucent powder). They were out of stock of this product when I made my order. I need a full coverage when it comes to foundations however I didn’t find that the Light Yellow Colour Supplement covered fully. I still needed a good concealer to go with it. And, like most brands of foundations I have tried , I didn’t find that it lasted my whole work day.
This product does get my seal of approval. I will definitely buy this product again, however, I would try the Dark Yellow Colour Supplement with the Emotional Brilliance Powder. I love that it’s a safe product, and I feel better knowing that it wasn’t tested on animals.
Don’t miss my reviews on Lush’s following products: Feeling Younger (Skin brightener), and the Eyes Bright Mascara. Don’t miss my review of the Greeench Deodorant Powder.