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Lush Emotional Brilliance // Charisma

Another product that will be hitting Lush stores worldwide on Saturday will be Charisma, one of two skin tints in Emotional Brilliance. Charisma is the darker of the two, to give dull skin a glow. For £12 you get 20g of product, that I can see lasting a fair while.
All you need to know:
Charisma is Lush's version of a cream bronzer with a few variations of how to use. You can either use it how I do as a bronzer, perfect for brightening up your complexion and contouring. You can apply before your foundation to give more of a glow & prime or simply mix into your foundation for a summer time tan. Of course use varies to what skin tone you are. Being as pale as I am I doubt I'll pull off wearing this under foundation. Charisma is light on the skin and is extremely pigmented, it contains oats, jojoba oil and almond oil, it won't stick to those dry patches. Apply with fingers or your choice of brush, I use a mixture, I apply with a brush, then blend with both till I'm happy. Charisma will give you the warm, healthy glow all of us in the UK are missing.
The packaging:
The packaging again is glass, exactly like the lip scrubs and colour supplements Lush sell. The pot is secure and strong. I usually reuse the pots for travelling, that way I never have to take a full size moisturiser and cleanser with me. Or just simply recycle and take the lid back to Lush for it to be made into a brand new pot or lid. Lush packaging is always going to be simple, it's what I love about them. They do actually fit in my Muji drawers, only just. 20g is a fair amount of product, a little goes a long way and this jar is easy to carry around whether in your makeup bag or loose in your handbag, the product won't be leaking.
My opinion:
I personally think it's a great bronzer for someone pale like myself, I've worn this every day since I got my hands on it. I wouldn't sit here praising it if I didn't love it. Bronzers are personal, I've tried many over the years, they're either too dark, not pigmented enough or too shimmery. Charisma isn't shimmery, but gives your skin a great glow and works well for my attempt of contouring, I'm no pro. I haven't felt great lately, but the glow this gives you, I've actually looked normal. It blends out nicely, it takes a few uses to get used to, just start off small. I haven't mixed it in with my foundation, we haven't had the sun, nor have I worn it under my foundation. I'm sure this will be popping up in my monthly favourites.

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8 comments

  1. That does look interesting although the shade that it is while in the pot would slightly scare me! Like many products it's all about experimenting and finding out how it works best with you. I've always been willing to pay a little extra for lush products - they last a lot longer and I find they suit my skin a lot more then a cheapo boots brand.

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    1. It's scary in the jar isn't it, I thought the same, thankfully it blends out nicely. Exactly, I like that now I can have makeup that isn't harsh on my skin. Feel like a walking advertisemnt for them today, 90% is Lush.
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  2. This sounds intriguing, I've never tried a cream bronzer and am looking forward to trying out some of the new Lush offerings! I'm quite pale too though, so I might give the lighter shade a try.
    Mel x

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    1. It's a little thicker than their colour supplements, around the same though, feels so nice on the skin!
      The lighter is a highlighter, though you could use it under for a glow, but it's better on the cheekbones and brow bones.
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  3. ohmy.. it def does look interesting
    may have to make my first lush purchase and try this out!
    :)

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    1. Eeek Your first? There's me with my two trips this week! :P
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  4. that look interesting, im going to the lush event on saturday so im really excited now!! xx

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    1. Have fun! I don't think I'll be going to mine, It'd be selfish if I did :)
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