*Disclaimer: this post contains gifted products from Lush Cosmetics*
I’m forever on the hunt for new bargain beauty buys, and when the lovely people over at Lush offered to send me some of their makeup range to try, I jumped at the opportunity. I was sent a great variety of products to test from across Lush’s range, including lip, eye and base products.
Lip Scrub, £5.95
I’ve heard so much about Lush’s famed lip scrubs, especially their Bubblegum flavoured scrub, and it’s safe to say it lives up to the hype! This stuff smells incredible, but unlike a lot of other flavoured scrubs I’ve tried, it actually tastes good too – because let’s be honest, we all do a taste test! I’ve been using this for just over a week and a half now, and the difference in my lips is amazing – they’re much more moisturised and a lot smoother, and it’s now an essential before I apply any other lip products.
Lipsticks, £13.50 Each
Energy, Stand Out, Amorous
I was also sent three of Lush’s lipsticks to test out, in the shades Energy, Stand Out & Amorous. Energy is more of a metallic, shimmery shade than the other two – it’s a deep red pigment that would be perfectly paired with a simple smokey eye. Stand Out & Amorous are both soft matte shades, Stand Out being a purpley-nude hue which would work well with an everyday look, and Amorous being a bold red, perfect for any look. The lipsticks themselves have a nice level of pigment, but do require a bit of building up. They contain organic jojoba oil which helps keeps lips moisturised, and the packaging is very slim making them perfect travel companions!
Skin Tint, £12.50
My first impression of this product was that it was a little pricey for its size, but I soon found out it’s actually well worth the price tag. It’s intended to be used as a base product, either on its own, under your regular base, or used as a brightened when blended with your foundation or primer. I tested this in two different ways; first applying after my skincare routine before makeup, and the second time mixing it with my primer to see which would have a better effect. I personally found that applying this under my primer and concealer after moisturising offered the most effective results; it brightened my base, especially under my eyes, and added to my natural glow. I’d definitely use this in areas you want to highlight rather than as an all over base.
Eyebrow Crayon, £7.50
The product I was most curious about was Lush’s eyebrow crayon. It looks exactly as you’d expect it to based on the name; like a mashup of Crayola and Lush. It was a little stubby which made me nervous, as I usually like to apply my brows with a fine edge to make application as natural as possible, but I was surprised to find that the crayon had good control. It didn’t apply overly-thick or chunky, but had a great level of pigment to it. It’s slightly gritty nature meant it had a natural finish, and it contains Mexican carnauba wax as well as fair trade cocoa butter which is great for your brows. Overall I was super impressed with this product, and think it’s very handy for quick, natural brows.
Eye Jewels, £10.50 Each
Delighted, Triumphant, Excite, Seducer, Devout, Zealous
The last thing I was sent is Lush’s entire collection of incredible eye jewels; which are a series of single eyeshadows. Each jewel comes in a small triangle wedge with a cute pattern embossed into it, and the shade range is immense! Each jewel contains sustainably sourced shea butter, making them super creamy and moisturising to wear, and they come in a small recyclable box to keep them safe in between uses. I thought these little gems had amazing pigment, meaning they’ll last absolutely ages as only a small amount is needed when using them. I think they’d be perfect for on-the-go application – like at a festival – as they’re easily blended and can be used with or without a brush.
Overall I’d say this range is a definite hit; the prices are incredibly fair for the high quality, and the uniqueness of the range easily makes it stand out. Have you tried any of Lush’s makeup range? What products would you try from the products I reviewed? Leave me a comment and let me know your thoughts!