This year for my birthday I really wanted to try out some new LUSH cosmetics. A new store opened up recently at my mall and several of my friends have been saying how great it is. I have to say that I've been pleasantly surprised! Now, I should preface this post with saying that I am NOT a makeup guru...I would not consider myself to be good at applying, wearing or recommending make up! This is NOT a beauty blog. [obviously!] Okay, now...here's what I think... :)
Jackie Oates - Oh, how I love you already! Most of the reviews for this mention mixing it with moisturiser, but I find that I like it with out mixing it. It's very creamy and the color is perfection! I have very light/pale skin and I've never found a color that is so effortless. It is absolutely seamless. It doesn't make the best concealer, but that's okay.
Emotional Brilliance - Gets the job done. It gives my Jackie Oates a more matte finish, and makes it easier for me to use my cream blush (MAC) with out my face looking too dewy. Its not better or worse than any other translucent powder that I've used before.
Lip Service - Once you break it in, it works great! I'm not usually big on using lip balms in tins because I always find that it gets kind of messy. This one has kind of the opposite problem, its a little hard. Now that I've been using it for a day or so it has softened a bit, but it wasn't my favorite at first. I will say that it has cocoa butter in it and it tastes fantastic!
Liquid Lipstick - Hello color!! I bought the Ambition liquid lipstick and it is a little jar of awesome. The color is not really what I thought it was going to be. The bottle is an obvious firey red...but when I put it on it is a lovely poppy pink color! (I'm wearing it in my 24 before 25 post) The color seriously lasts forever! It is my new obsession and I've worn it every single day since I've purchased it. I plan on getting more colors soon! Also, I have been wearing the Lip Service under it as well, which I hear helps it last. I really cant recommend this enough - its great!
Eyes Bright - This is not a volumizing mascara. It is very natural and nice, but doesn't wow me with its awesomeness. I can say that my lashes feel better and healthier. My eyelash curler broke so maybe once I fork out the $5 to buy a new one this will cure my boring eye lash blues.
So far my experience with LUSH has been fantastic! I also bought a tea tree water toner and my skin already feels better and clearer. Everything is affordable, really natural and good for you - and really, you cant go wrong with that!