Review of my Youtube Haul Items

Earlier this week I posted a haul of some items I picked up from Lush, CVS, and Ulta. If you haven't seen it yet, make sure you give it a watch before reading my reviews.  I'm really starting to enjoy making videos, it's still a bit weird watching the footage back in iMovie, and I still feel a bit odd talking to a camera. I think I'm improving at it though, be sure to like and comment on that video I would love to hear your feedback. 

I have been using most of the products I talked about in the video before I got a chance to film, so hopefully I didn't give too much away about my reviews, but there were definitely a few hints. 

LUSH: 
  • Yuzu and Cocoa Shower Cream
    • This shower cream is one of my favorites from Lush I would have bought the largest size they had if my closet wasn't stocked with bar soaps and other LUSH products. The chocolate orange scent reminds me of my semester abroad in London, Terry's Chocolate Oranges were one of my favorite treats. This product was also one of my favorites while working at Lush a few years ago for the holiday season. I was bummed that I didn't stock up on more while I worked there. But I am so happy to see it become apart of the year-round collection. 
  • Tooth Fairy Tooth Powder
    • You may remember me talking about Ultrablast and Atomic in previous posts. I am a huge fan of LUSH's tooth powders so I was excited to try the last flavor. ...the flavoring of 'Tooth Fairy' is extremely disappointing. While all these formulations are very whitening, Ultrablast and Atomic had a super refreshing taste. 'Tooth Fairy' is supposed to taste like sweet strawberries.. you'll taste it the moment you put your toothbrush in your mouth, and then thats it. You're really just brushing with shimmery baking soda. 
ULTA: 
  • Eco Tools Define and Highlight Duo 
    • To be honest I don't need anymore makeup brushes but I love testing out new CF brushes and heard in Maddy Bragg's and Jordan Lipscombe's videos that they prefer a large fan brush for contouring. I am not the best at contouring. (if you couldn't tell from my videos I'm really pretty average as far as my makeup skills... but I'm working on it and it's something I enjoy.)
    • This fan brush is meant for highlighting, and the smaller more tapered brush is meant for contouring. I have tried both in both ways and I really like these brushes. They are affordable, soft, and cruelty free! I'm not sure which brush I like best for what yet, but I can see the appeal of both. I have been creating more beachy and glowy looks despite the cold weather here. (I'm typing this during a noreaster.⛄)
  • E.L.F. HD Lifting Concealer 
    • This is my favorite drugstore concealer. For some reason the last time I purchased it I thought I bought the lightest shade but it was most definitely too dark as an under-eye concealer. I purchased the 'Fair' shade this time, which is the lightest and it is perfect for my under-eyes. At just $3 the quality is unbeatable. 
  • Tartiest Travel Size Lash Paint Mascara (or Full Size
    • I got this as a free gift when I ordered my ULTA products online and I am so pleasantly surprised by it. I have been having trouble finding a good CF mascara for the past year. This mascara is ultra black, and really defines and lengthens my lashes. I love it and would definitely order it again. 
    • P.S... Tartiest is pronounced like 'artist', correct? Everyone's been saying it differently...
CVS:
  • Physician's Formula Butter Blush 
    •  After hearing such hype over the bronzers but already placing my Glamour Dolls order (were getting to that), I decided to try the butter blush. This blush comes with a spongy spatula like tool and for once the tool inside the compact actually works. Well... sort of. It's been working better than a brush for me, since this product is a cream consistency. I haven't found that this blush is overly pigmented but if you do like a more subtle look then definitely try it out. Since this blush has a sheen to it, you may also want to skip your highlighter, or at least you have the option to if (again) you're going for a more subtle look. 
  • Physician's Formula Argan Wear Kajal Eyeliner
    • I read the online reviews before purchasing this and decided to go ahead and try it. The reviews said that this liner is great for the waterline, and the model on the box is wearing it in that way. I lined my waterline with this product in my video and it looked really good, a few hours later however when I looked in the mirror the product was gone. This product isn't worth the price. 
GLAMOUR DOLLS: 
I mentioned this in my video and it's definitely worth mentioning again, but the reason I ordered from Glamour Dolls in the first place was to pre-order their blush brush which they collaborated with Lisa Frank on. I'm so excited to receive it! Just figured I would let my fellow 90's kids know. 
  • Fakecation Bronzer
    • This product looks wayyyy lighter online. When I got it in the mail I was really hesitant to try it out, but honestly I am liking it so far. I have been applying it using my eco tools brushes which are pretty fluffy so it's easy to build the color and not apply too much at once. This is great for a more natural contouring as well. 
  • Lip Cream in 'Duh' (Baby Doll Pink)
    • I am having mixed feelings about this lip cream. When applied it looks patchy and the color was not at all what I expected. The color looks a little more translucent online, but it's a lip cream so I guess I should have expected it to be opaque. After a few seconds of rubbing your lips together and warming the product up it seems to even out a bit, but it is not very long wearing. I wouldn't purchase this product again in the future. I am curious to try out the lip jelly though! 
Have any suggestions for products you would like me to try out? Leave a comment below! Thanks for reading. 💕
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