Happy Thursday guys! The NEW Lisa Eldridge Spring/Summer 2021 Collection is here and I’m reviewing the blush, highlighter and lipstick formulas today. I’ll break down cost, shade range, application, wear test and give you swatches.
Now, I’ve missed out on plenty of Lisa Eldridge releases in the past and up until now she only really did lipsticks and lip glosses. The Elevated Glow Highlighter and the Enlivening Blush are brand new products for this year and part of her “seamless skin” collection. So I’m presuming we have more base products to come and I can’t wait!
Since, I had never tried anything from Lisa Eldridge before, I decided to get one lipstick, blush and highlighter so I could try the formula and see how they wear.
I’m not one to tease, so let me just tell you that I now want two other lip colours and two more blushes as I love what I purchased!! The lip glosses look lovely, but I’m not a huge lip gloss wearer, so I didn’t buy one. The formula for the Luxuriously Lucent Lipsticks and the Gloss Embrace are not new, but there are a few new shades.
Without further ado, let’s get into the details for the Lisa Eldridge Spring/Summer 2021 Collection!
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Each Luxuriously Lucent Lipstick is £26 for 3.5 grams which is £7.42 per gram.
The Embrace Glosses are £18 for 4.5ml. This is £4 per ml.
Elevated Glow Highlighter is £27 for 13ml which is £2.07 per ml.
Enlivening Blush is £24 for 15ml which is £1.60 per ml. (As of 17/6/21 the blushes are out of stock. I’ve heard there is going to be a restock soon, but we’re not sure when just yet!)
For a smaller brand I think the prices are fair. They’re in the mid-high range, comparible to Charlotte Tilbury for lipsticks/glosses. We’re definitely not in the super luxury, high end price range like Tom Ford, Cle de Peau, Chantecaille etc. The highlighters and blushes are actually pretty economical because you need such a tiny amount each time, your cost per use will be way down by the time you finish them.
Each product comes in a white cardboard, soft touch box. The gold lettering is textured against the box. The boxes feel sturdy and look beautiful. They will show dirt and marks of course, but that’s only if you decide to keep the boxes. I love Lisa’s logo, but the packaging isn’t limited edition so I won’t be keeping it.
When you receive your order it comes in a cardboard box with tissue paper, no single use plastic in sight. Everything is recyclable which is great.
The Elevated Glow Highlighter comes in a glass bottle with a large doe foot for application.
Enlivening Blush comes in a squeezy tube with a screw cap. I love the fact that there’s a clear part on the tube which shows what colour the blush is without you having to open it.
The Luxuriously Lucent Lipsticks come in a smooth, matte gold tube with magnetic closure. They feel lovely and weighty in the hands.
There are seven shades of Luxuriously Lucent Lipstick in the Lisa Eldridge Spring/Summer 2021 Collection. They range from nudes to muted corals to bright pops of colour. The formula is advertised as being sheer, but buildable. You can do one swipe for a wash of colour or layer it for a more opaque finish.
I have the shade Kitten Mischief which is described as a “caramel pink”. The shade description is perfect and am so glad I bought this shade.
I went back and forth quite a lot over what shade to get as in some photos Kitten Mischief looked quite orangey. However, I went by description and it is a pinky brown colour on me. One of those every day shades that goes with everything!
The other shades I am interested in are Rose Official and Dance Card. I so nearly bought Dance Card instead of Kitten Mischief, but again I struggled with videos and photos of the collection distorting what they looked like. The description of it being a “muted peachy-coral” seemed perfect to me. However, in some photos it looks so bright. Now the products have been released properly and I’m seeing more and more videos and photos I’ve decided I do really want Dance Card!
Rose Official is a “blue based light-medium rose pink”. In the Autumn this shade would be so perfect it almost has a plummy tone to it.
Spirited Away is described as a “modern rosewood”. Painterly is a “deep mauvey-chocolate hue”. Atomic Cherry is a “fruit punch coral red”. Finally we have Love of My Life which is a “vibrant rosey-pink. Not too blue, not too red”.
I think this shade range is fabulous. Even though it’s a smaller collection, I think Lisa has managed to curate a collection where every person will find their perfect shade!
Now, I know that some of the Embrace Gloss shades are existing and not part of the Spring/Summer collection. Overall there are 10 shades of gloss and 4 are new for 2021. The new shades are Delilah, Charm, Affair and Songbird.
Le’ts go through the descriptions of each shade: Songbird is a “light beige putty pink”. Delilah is a “retro-futuristic blue-violet pink” – this is such a fun shade!!
Charm is a “bubblegum pink” and Affair is a “soft caramel brown”. I may order a lip gloss to try when the blushes restock. You can still buy most of the lipsticks, highlighters and glosses, but the blushes are all sold out. That’s the new shades, let’s get into the existing shades.
Ribbon is a “universal red with a hint of blue”. Myth is a “vivid mulberry” – another shade perfect for Autumn!. Muse is a “smoky rosewood” – another shade I’m interested in, I love rosewood shades! Go Lightly is a cult Lisa Eldridge product, I’m fairy certain there was a lipstick in a previous collection that everyone fell head over heels for. Go Lightly is a “salmon pink”, Blush is a “cool toned pink berry and Beauty is a “vibrant rose pink”.
I think there’s a great selection of colours in this lip gloss collection too. It may be ever so slightly pink heavy, but there are some fun shades thrown in too and a classic red!
Onto the Enlivening Blush, the product that I was most excited for in the Lisa Eldridge Spring/Summer 2021 Collection because I am a blush fiend!!!
I fell in love with cream blush last year after being scared of it for years. Gel blush or cream blush in a tube (which is what this is described as) is still a little scary to me. However, I’m happy to report that I had no issues with the shade I purchased, Pink Soap. It was so easy to work with and blended out beautifully!
Talking of Pink Soap, it’s described as a “muted dusty pink” which I agree with. It’s the perfect everyday shade. It’s a neutral pink that looks gorgeous on so many skin tones.
Dante’s Dream is a “tawny rosewood” and one of the shades I’m interested in buying when they’re restocked. Pink Poetry is a “warm toned bright pink”, Mountain Walk is an “intense blue based raspberry pink” and Island Glow is a “warm bright coral”. Finally we have Venetian Red which is described as a “rich, red brown”.
Since these blushes can be sheered out or built up, the range and different tones are great. One thing about Lisa Eldridge, she gets undertones so right. I honestly would buy almost all of the blush shades, but I’d never be able to use them all before they went bad! I’m definitely interest in Island Glow and Dante’s Dream when they’re restocked though. I love coral blush and as I mentioned above I love a rosewood shade.
There are four shades of the Elevated Glow Highlighters. These are liquid luminizers that can be used both underneath and on top of makeup. They are similar to the Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter and the Auric Glow Lust (reviewed here). I have never tried the Charlotte Tilbury, but I can say that the Lisa Eldridge Elevated Glow is less metallic and more liquidy than the Auric.
Shades: Crystal Nebula is a “light golden champagne”. Cosmis Rose is a “light/medium rosy gold”. Solar Light is a “medium golden apricot” and Celestial Fire is a “rich bronze”.
I bought the shade Cosmic Rose and when I first dabbed a bit on my hand, I have to say it was a bit darker than I was expecting. However, since the formula is so lightweight, you can sheer it out and it looks great on me. I was going to buy Crystal Nebula, but in photos it looked like it had quite a yellow shift.
I think there’s plenty of room in the range for all skin tones. There may only be 4 shades, but they aren’t meant to give you an intense wash of colour. The nature of this product is a sheer wash to give you that healthy, lit from within glow.
First up is a swatch of Kitten Mischief. I have neutral undertones and my skin is usually milky creamy white, but I do have some redness sometimes.
Next up are the Enlivening Blush in Pink Soap and the Elevated Glow in Cosmic Rose.
APPLICATION AND PERFORMANCE
I haven’t had these products long, so I can’t give a long term review and go into details about all the different ways to apply. I can only go by the couple of ways I tried using the products.
For the Enlivening Blush I used both fingers and a brush. I’m not really a fingers person for applying makeup, but with creams it’s sometimes the best way. Personally, I still found that I preferred application with a brush.
When Lisa says you need a tiny bit, you really do. I squeezed a tiny dot onto my hand and smoothed it out, so dabbing a brush would be easier. I used a small, densely bristled brush to dab into the blush on my hand. Since I’d never used the product before, I didn’t dab the brush straight into the squeezed dot as I didn’t know if that would mean I ended up with a big dot of blush on my cheek.
To apply I used a stippling motion all over the cheek and up towards the hairline. I did try one side with a finger and blended it out. It still spread easily and didn’t pick up my foundation underneath. However, I just prefer brush application. The blush formula is gorgeous. It blends so effortlessly and sets down to be a slightly luminous matte. You aren’t left with a shiny cheek, but you also aren’t left with a flat matte look either. It doesn’t emphasise any texture or cling to dry patches. It makes your skin look like you have that flushed effect naturally. The blush is the stand out product for me in this collection.
For the Elevated Glow I used a finger and brush as well. With the brush I didn’t find it to apply that well. I was just missing that seamlssly blended, but that could be me. I am not a makeup artist. With a finger, it glides on and blends seamlessly onto the skin and into the blush. I applied over my blush and have not yet tried it underneath my makeup. It’s very blurring formula and doesn’t cling to any texture/dry patches.
The Luxuriously Lucent Lipstick formula is lightweight and very easy to apply. It glides on smoothly and feels lovely on the lips, I would say if you have dry flakes on your lips, then it will just emphasise them a tiny bit. It’s not a long wearing formula, but I’m not into long wear matte lipsticks. I would rather apply more often and have a comfortable, hydrating lipstick.
Here’s how everything looks. Bear in mind I had to apply more blush than I normally would so it would show up in photos. But that did give me chance to test building up the blush and I can confirm it layers well. It doesn’t bother anything below or become patchy. You can continue to add and you’d never be able to tell how many layer you had added.
The blush lasted well on my combo skin and I didn’t notice any fading in my 14 hour day. The highlighter lasted around 8/9 hours before fading a bit. The lipstick lasted around 2 hours before wearing off.
In case you hadn’t guessed, I am loving the Lisa Eldridge Spring/Summer 2021 Collection! I think Lisa has absolutely nailed the formulas, the colour ranges and undertones of all the products. I cannot wait for the blushes to restock because I want to buy another two shades and another two shades of the lipstick.
The liquid highlighter is gorgeous too, I am just not as obsessed with liquid hilighter as I am with blush and lipstick!
If you’re scared of cream/liquid blush I would say don’t be with this formula. It’s forgiving and easy to work with. You can start with just a tiny bit and then add more if you want. My worry is always that I will dot the blush on and then it will dry immediately and I won’t be able to blend it. However, that’s not the case with these blushes. You get time to work with them and they spread and blend so well.
The lipstick formula is so easy to wear. I love how versatile they are in terms of being able to wear one layer and give your lips a wash of colour or adding more layers for more opacity. It’s such a comfortable formula and I can see Kitten Mischief going in my handbag as it’s such a great every day shade.
I cannot wait to see what else Lisa Eldridge releases in her Seamless Skin range, I hope there’s a foundation!! As for this collection, I would definitely recommend all three products. They are priced right, perform excellently and look beautiful!