Saturday 11 August 2012

Lush Emotional Brilliance Liquid Eyeliner 'Motivation' Review

I am a huge fan of liquid eyeliners so naturally when I saw Lush were releasing their Emotion Brilliance line I was very excited! As part of the Dublin Blogger/Vlogger Meet we got to go to Lush on  Henry St and meet the manager Michael. He introduced us to the new range of products, after this we all got our colour readings done. Just to give you a brief idea about the range the concept behind it is that its all about wearing makeup that shapes your mood and how your feeling at the present time, not about wearing makeup that is trending or in season. Sarah (adoreabubbles) has a blog post which will give you a better idea of how the whole scheme works :) Here's the link.

I got to pick out my favourite product from the range to try out. They have various shades, 30 to be exact spread out over three categories:

  1. Liquid Eyeliners
  2. Cream Eyeshadow
  3. Liquid Lipsticks

When picking my product, I didn't even have to think about it, I was immediately drawn to the liquid eyeliner 'Motivation'. Its a gorgeous two toned teal shade. (hows the for alliteration eh?)
As far as the packaging goes, I absolutely adore it. Its very vintage and sleek looking.
I love how it looks on my desk, also the fact that the bottle can stand up by itself is a major plus. In general I really just like the 'ink bottle' appearance. 
The lid of the bottle leads you to believe that there is a dropper style applicator, however it twists off to reveal a thin eyeliner brush. To my surprise the brush is very effective, its nice and thin so it allows you to create a nice fine line, perfect for a cat eye flick!

The pigmentation of this product is just hands down amazing. The consistency of the eyeliner is nice too, its not too thick not too thin. You don't have to retrace your line to get a good colour pay off, one swipe does the job. I find sometimes with other liquid eyeliners they can tend to feather at the edges when I'm lining my lash line. With the Lush liquid eyeliner this is not the case.  

Without the use of an eyeshadow primer or base I find that this eyeliner does tend to smear. If you don't have an eyeshadow primer or base, a light layer of foundation followed by some powder is enough to prep your eye. The eyeliner takes a couple of minutes to dry, it gives a two tone metallic sheen. 
I have also used this as an eyeshadow base and it works like a charm. I just apply a small bit onto my eye and blend out the eyeliner with my fingers. I then pack on my chosen eyeshadow on top of it and its good to go for the day, no creasing!

This product retails at €17.95 for 5g of product. 
Personally I do find that is a tad on the expensive side for a liquid eyeliner. However, in saying that I can't really fault this product. 



  • Long Lasting
  • Highly Pigmented
  • Not tested on animals
  • Can be recycled
  • Expensive


  1. jesus you have your flick absolutely perfect!! It's lovely on you :)

  2. O my god, that colour is perfect for you. And talk about perfect application. There is no stopping you Eimear! Your so talented its unreal.

  3. I absolutely love it, such a gorgeous colour! Awh thanks so much, plenty and plenty of practice...and disasters along the way haha! :) x