Monday, February 17, 2014

LUSH is the best ever!

I'm ghostly pale, which means my face is extremely sensitive.  Everything pisses my face off.  I can't wear any powder whatsoever, and my quest for the perfect primer and foundation is ongoing. 

I made a post two years ago about my epiphany moment with Burt's Bees, and I'm here to say that I was wrong.  Well, not completely wrong, but mostly wrong.  Burt's Bees was of course better than what I had been using, but it still wasn't good for my face.  It did a good job clearing up my redness, but it wasn't helping so much in the pimple department.  It's only 95-99% natural, after all.

So there I was, my face STILL pissed off, and didn't know where to turn for better face care.  I mean, Burt's Bees was the best I could find without having to make my own stuff at home!  I'm pretty lazy, so that wasn't going to happen.  What could I do now?  Live with it?

No, my friends.  I went to Lush.

This encompasses how I feel about Lush.  If I were a better artist, the unicorn would be sparkly and be shooting the rainbows out of its eyes as lasers.  But alas, MS Paint and clip art unicorn for you today.  Yes, it has a penis.

Lush Cosmetics is the best thing that ever happened to my goddamn face.  There's SO many products, and I can honestly say I've tried almost all of their moisturizers (still not sure which I like best), most of their cleansers, and can accurately say my face loves me.  If only I'd stop putting makeup on it, then it would be completely blemish-free.  But, c'mon.  That's not gonna happen. 

Here's my LUSH regimen:

1.  In the morning, I slather my face with 9 to 5 in the shower and then skip steps 2-4.  This saves a lot of time since I don't have any makeup to remove.
2.  In the evening, my first step is to take my eye makeup off and wet my face (I use Neutrogena extra sensitive remover cotton pad thingies).

3.  I then get out my Clarisonic and smother it with a good helping of Ultrabland.  After my Clarisonic's done and its white brush head is completely the color of my foundation (good god that was all on my FACE?!), I wipe my face with a damp cloth until it comes up clean (even MOAR foundation omg face I'm so sorry).
4.  Exfoliate the shit out of my face using Ocean Salt
5.  Spritz Eau Roma toner all over my face (about 3-4 spritzes).
6.  Cover my face in the holy grail known as the Full of Grace bar and massage that shit in.
7.  If I have any problem areas (usually my chin and eyebrows--I think my beloved Dior eye pencil breaks me out nooo), I cover them with some Grease Lightning.
8.  Slather face with moisturizer.  I've tried Celestial, Imperialis, Enzymion, Vanishing Cream, Cosmetic Lad, and Gorgeous, and am currently using a mix of Imperialis and Enzymion.  Vanishing Cream broke me out (yeah, it doesn't really make sense), and I'm going to give Celestial another go when I run out of Enzymion/Imperialis.  I really don't think Gorgeous is different enough from the others to justify $90 for a moisturizer. 

BONUS steps for smexy lips:

I also slather a bunch of the Mint Julips on my lips to exfoliate them, and then cover them with Lip Service.  I have buttery lips in the morning!  Until I put lipstick on.  Sigh, it's a process.

I also love how their packaging showcases these dueling rabbits.  Because animal cruelty sucks.  Unless it's a duel, then that's out of our hands.

Do any of you use Lush?  Have any products you'd like me to review?  Let me know!

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