Monday, 11 July 2011

Review: Lush Jackie Oates Colour Supplement

Lush Colour Supplements are essentially Lush's idea of the perfect multi-use base product.  The creamy, well pigmented cream can be used as a medium to high coverage foundation, mixed in with moisturiser to create a tinted moisturiser, or dabbed on as a concealer.

First things first, I have to admit that I don't really like the packaging of this product.  It's sturdy enough, but I'm not really too keen on the fact that a product designed at least partially for mixing is in a pot.  Imagine you've just cleansed your face, and have a dab of your favourite moisturiser on your fingertips ready to apply. Now imagine opening this jar, scooping out a bit, and closing the jar again, all with some moisturiser sitting on your fingertips.  Perhaps I'm just super clumsy, but I find it a bit difficult to get at this product with one hand so I can mix it into a moisturiser.

Anyway, packaging aside, I've been enjoying using this for a few weeks now - and since the weather has been incredibly hot, I've been using it to create a tinted moisturiser rather than as a foundation on its own.

In general, two thirds moisturiser to one third Colour Supplement gives me a tint which provides light, skin tone evening coverage without any heaviness.  Add a little bit of the Colour Supplement straight from the jar as a concealer, and you get a light and radiant summer base.

Left to right:  before and after

The Jackie Oates shade was introduced to provide a Colour Supplement more well suited to those with paler skin.  It's a pretty good match for my pale, cool toned skin, although I suspect that if I used it alone as opposed to as a tinted moisturiser, it might even be too pale for my skin outside of the winter months.

Overall, I'm quite impressed with the Colour Supplement product itself, although I'd rather have it in a tube than in a pot.  I'll definitely keep using it this summer mixed in with moisturiser, and as a concealer when I need a brightening finish.  If you're pale skinned and have trouble finding products that are light enough, this is definitely worth a try.

If you'd like to try this for yourself, you'll find it at Lush both in store and online, where a 20ml pot will cost you a reasonable £7.95.  What do you think?  Tried this product?  Let us know in the comments!

Disclosure: PR sample


  1. Colour wise - this looks really good! If it's mixed with moisturiser too then I guess it wouldn't be drying at all either? Good review :) xxx

  2. A pale tinted moisturiser, awesome! I may actually invest in some to mix with my moisturiser, all the pre-bought tinted moisturisers turn me bronzey, and I'm quite happily pale, I don't intend to change colour!

  3. Did it take you a few tries to get the colour supplement to moisturiser ratio correct?

  4. @Daisy: Nope, it's not particularly drying in itself either, and definitely not when mixed with a moisturiser.

    @Ruth: I have the same problem! If you like to stay pale you'll probably like this :)

    @Skin Scrubs: I vary the ratio depending on how much coverage I'm looking for. I think it's quite hard to get it wrong - since it's designed to be a foundation as well, it's not so highly pigmented that you can end up with a too-pigmented tint at the end of the mixing process!

  5. Thanks for that, I've been wanting to try this lighter shade but the thought of mixing my makeup first thing in the morning fills me with dread! x

  6. Wow I think it looks really great, it looks natural but more flawless.

  7. I never hear much about the supplements, but I kind of want to try one now :D


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