Lush is one of my all-time favorite skincare brands. Not only are the products amazing for my skin, but knowing that they're handmade, ethically sourced, vegan or vegetarian, affordable, and cruelty-free makes me feel that much better once I get to the checkout line. The UK-based brand is always coming out with new products, but its latest is one I absolutely cannot wait to try. With that said, Lush's Slap Sticks Solid Foundation is on its way, folks. And these complexion products look like nothing you've ever seen before.
Boasting 40 shades that keep warm, cool, and neutral undertones in mind, these egg-shaped foundation sticks will be able to serve a large number of customers. And according to Refinery29 UK, which got to try out the products ahead of time, the Slap Sticks are really, really good. So good, the publication suggests that you may even want to put aside your concealer, if that's a part of your regular makeup routine.
Although the foundations are solid, rather than a traditional liquid, the formula is incredibly easy to blend with a sponge, a brush, or even your fingers, according to Refinery29. It also should last all day long, without feeling heavy, which is always a great perk. The only bad news is that, if you aren't currently in London, you won't be able to score an early color match, which starts on June 26. Thankfully, though, the sticks will be available online at Lush's website as of June 29.
As expected, the foundations are made using 100 percent vegan ingredients. Starting off with 14 percent pigment and 45 percent coconut oil, this product will give you great medium, buildable coverage, while also hydrating your skin in the process. Even more, argan oil and jojoba oil are also added to the mix for extra skin renewal.
But the best part is that, when you buy this product, you're also giving back to the communities where Lush sources its ingredients. Hello! reported that 10 percent of profits from the purchase of the coconut oil will be put toward literacy classes, as well as funding a dentist within an Indonesian region where the coconut oil is sourced from. Some of the profits will also be going toward a women's cooperative in Morocco from where Lush receives its Argan oil.
As for the packaging, the brand uses zero plastic. The Slap Sticks are individually wrapped in peelable wax, according to Cosmo UK, and are then placed into a recyclable cardboard box.
"We need to look beyond fancy packaging," Lush co-founder Rowena Bird told Refinery29 UK. "For Lush it's all about the product. How much do you care about what you're putting onto your lips and on your skin? Come in, have a look and save the planet."
But, like most things that sound too good to be true, the foundation sticks sadly will only be available as a limited edition collection for now. So if you're dying to try them out, make sure to hop online as soon as they become available. However, there's always a chance that they'll become available year-round.
And if you're in the mood to go wild at Lush this summer while also thinking of the environment, the company's shampoo bars are a godsend. Lasting for up to 80 washes, simply lather up the bar in the shower while massaging your scalp. The product will instantly create a rich foam that will leave your hair feeling squeaky clean.
No matter what you're into, Lush is constantly releasing new products that are great for both you and Mother Nature, and are 100 percent cruelty-free. So whether you prefer to shop online, or test things out in store, let's get to shopping!