A MASSIVE Hush Makeup Review: 2.0

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I posted my first Hush review in late November, and since then, I’ve been genuinely loving everything I purchased. I was expecting the products to be hit-or-miss, but maybe that’s not the case. Either that, or I just got extremely lucky with everything I bought. The thing about the Hush app is that you can’t post reviews or stars on the products, so unless you do individual research, you’re going into it with no real judgment. Like I said, however, I’m happy with everything I’ve bought so far, and excited to have new things to try!

Even though all of the products on the Hush app are relatively cheap, I still can’t afford to buy tonnes of products all the time. Since it’s been a while since I’ve bought makeup, I decided to treat myself to some fresh, new things. The Hush app is also having a 40% off sale for customers with point accounts, so that further initiated me to drop some money on the website. Yay, capitalism!

As I said, I got everything for 40% off, plus a free gift, so I actually didn’t break bank this time. This entire purchase of 18 items, including free shipping, cost under $100. What a damn steal.

Let’s divide everything I got into three categories: face, body, eyes, and hair.


FACE

Product: HD Pro Corrector Highlighter

Brand: LA Girl

Original price: $4.00

What I paid: $0.00

My thoughts: If you spend more than $35 on Hush, you are graciously awarded with a  randomized free gift. I was expecting the consistency of this product to be thick and opaque, because it’s branded as a concealer, but it’s actually very similar to a liquid highlighter. I actually prefer this liquid formula to a powder one, because it goes on much less cakey and offers more of a glowy sheen. Like I said, I also got it for free, so there isn’t much to complain about!


Product: Illuminating Face Powder (Amber Nectar)

Brand: Milani

Original price: $9.00

What I paid: $4.86

My thoughts: Most of the time, I’m just a pinky blush kind of gal. I don’t use browns and contours on my face, because it usually looks too dark and muddy, but I decided to try this powder to chisel out my cheekbones. It’s pigmented, but not too dark, and it gave my cheeks a warm, rosy glow. I think this powder might actually end up replacing my blush altogether!


Product: Cleansing Water: Be Clean, Be Moist

Brand: Huxley

Original price: $25.00

What I paid: $15.00

My thoughts: Out of all the products I ordered, this was actually the first one I tried! I used it to remove my makeup, right before my usual nightly shower, and followed it up directly with the rose water cleansing foam I’ll mention in a bit. Some of the products I ordered are Korean beauty, including this one, but I’m pretty sure everything I purchased is cruelty-free (albeit, some of the bottles I ordered are printed in Korean, so I’m not positive). Upon first impressions, I actually really like this product. It removed my makeup cleanly in just a few swipes, and it carries a light, clean scent. I haven’t noticed any irritation with my skin either, so I’m going to continue using it. The only thing it caused on my face was a little bit of redness, but that could just be due to rubbing it quite a bit on my face.


Product: Cherry Lava Purify Mask

Brand: Pacifica

Original price: $14.00

What I paid: $8.40

My thoughts: There are quite a few things I really like about this mask. First of all, the smell is sweet and fruity without being overwhelming- Pacifica is very eco-friendly and natural in that regard. I also really like the consistency of this mask- it’s smooth, covers nicely, and was extremely easy to wash off. It didn’t feel uncomfortable or thick on my skin, and surprisingly didn’t leave a lot of redness behind when I washed it off. I really love the brand Pacifica, for both their ethics and the quality of their products. This will definitely be a mask I reach for again!


Product: Face Primer (Poreless)

Brand: E.L.F

Original price: $6.00

What I paid: $3.60

My thoughts: I’ve used E.L.F primers in the past, and I haven’t been disappointed yet. The last primer I used was the tone-adjusting one (the green one), and while I liked what it did for my face, it started to develop a funny smell very quickly. Luckily, this poreless primer has been working flawlessly so far, and I haven’t detected any odd smells. My skin is very oily, as I’ve said, so I definitely prefer using these cream primers over oil-based ones. I would recommend any and all of the E.L.F primers to anyone!


Product: Primer Oil

Brand: City Color

Original price: $9.00

What I paid: $5.40

My thoughts: I liked this primer in theory, because it looked like it would be very nourishing on the skin. That being said, the skin on my face is constantly very oily, so counteracting it with another oil probably wasn’t the smartest move on my part. If you have dry skin, or even normal skin, this probably would work extremely well on you. Unfortunately, us oily folks will have to carry on without. The primer itself did feel very smooth and fresh on my skin, but it added quite a bit of shine to my already shiny face.


Product: Cleansing Foam + Makeup Remover (Rose Water + Pearl Essence)

Brand: Joss+Lyn

Original price: $10.00

What I paid: $6.00

My thoughts: Similarly to the cleansing water, this product is also Korean beauty. I used it as a facial cleanser in the shower immediately after removing my makeup, just to make sure all the leftover oil and gunk was out of my face. I really like the foamy, softly fragrant formula of this product- it feels extremely luxurious and thick on the skin. I needed to use a little bit more of the product than I thought I would,  because the bubbles dispersed and thinned quite quickly, but I’m still happy with what it did for my skin.


BODY

Product: Step By Step Renewing Foot Balm

Brand: Formula 10.0.6

Original price: $6.00

What I paid: $3.60

My thoughts: Like you’ll hear me say numerous times, I really like the brand Formula 10.0.6. I haven’t been disappointed by one of their products yet, and this one is no exception. I love to pamper myself after a long day, and this balm is perfect to use after a hot shower. Slather it on your feet, slip into a pair of fuzzy socks, and treat yourself to a good night’s sleep.


Product: Butter Up Moisturizing Body Stick

Brand: Formula 10.0.6

Original price: $10.00

What I paid: $6.00

My thoughts: Not only does this body stick work really well, but it’s also quite fun to use. There’s something about sliding a buttery stick across your arm that I find very satisfying, especially when it smells like coconut and vanilla. It’s skincare luxury. I really like the brand Formula 10.0.06; their sweet-smelling creams and lotions remind me a lot of Pacifica Beauty. One thing it’s already helped me with is a dry patch on my ankle, where my heels usually rub at the skin. I rubbed some of the lotion on that spot before I went to bed last night, and now, my feet are as soft as ever. This product is essentially just a gigantic chapstick for your arms and legs, and I’m looking forward to using it more.


EYES

Product: Sinfully Angelic Felt-tip Eyeliner

Brand: LA Splash

Original price: $14.00

What I paid: $8.40

My thoughts: This is not a bad eyeliner by any means, but I do prefer my Stila felt tip liner more than this one. The LA Splash eyeliner is great for creating a sharp line, but the black is not very opaque, and requires more than one coat to make the line dark enough. Like I said, however, the liner is very easy to use, and would be great for a beginner who is just learning to wing their eyeliner.


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Product: Retro Love Eyeshadow Palette

Brand: Bad Habit

Original price: $12.00

What I paid: $7.20

My thoughts: This palette, of course, is designed to be a dupe for the Subculture palette by ABH. I’ve never actually used the Subculture palette, but for $42, I’ve heard its dusty, messy, and not really worth the price. So far, I actually really like this dupe, and the fact that I got it for seven dollars is even more mind-boggling. I did notice a little bit of kickback in the pan, but it was nothing serious, and there wasn’t any fallout when I applied the eye shadow. The colors are also extremely pigmented, and similar to ABH in that regard. Overall, this is a win for me.


Product: Tinted Brow Mascara (Chocolate)

Brand: NYX

Original price: $7.00

What I paid: $4.20

My thoughts: You really can’t go wrong with a tinted mascara for the brows. Mine especially are extremely sparse after so much plucking, so I really need to add some extra volume before I leave the house (otherwise, I look like a hard-boiled egg). I especially love the brand NYX because their brand is vegan-friendly, and all of their products are cruelty free.


Product: Elf Eye Brushes (Blending Brush)

Brand: E.L.F

Original price: $3.00

What I paid: $1.80

My thoughts: I’m always on the hunt for a new blending brush. Right now, my favorite brushes are the ones I got in a Bad Habit bundle, but I do enjoy E.L.F brushes as well. I probably should have thought it through about ordering in the mail, though- the packaging of the product slightly flattened the brush. Nonetheless, it still works fine, and blended my eye shadow to a dream. And, of course, it’s insanely cheap.


Product: Brow Kit (Dark)

Brand: LA Girl

Original price: $8.00

What I paid: $4.80

My thoughts: I’ve been using the ABH brow pomade since high school, and I think that will always be my #1 go-to for brows. That being said, it’s not exactly designed for smoldering hot summer weather and sweaty foreheads. I wanted to try out a powder formula as a backup plan for the summer, with the hopes of avoiding having shiny eyebrows. I really do enjoy this product so far- it’s opaque, smooth, and easy to use. I also really love that the kit includes a tiny brush and some wax for your eyebrows- mine certainly do like to fly out all over the place if I don’t wax them down.


Product: False Lashes Pack of 5 (#601)

Brand: J Lash

Original price: $9.00

What I paid: $5.40

My thoughts: I’ve been wearing fake eyelashes pretty much on the daily for about six months. I still struggle with the application, so if that also sounds like you, these could be the eyelashes for you. They’re soft, wispy, and easy to apply, making my morning routine much faster. They’re almost a little too natural for my taste; I like to go full-out with dramatic, pinup eyelashes, but I’m enjoying using them nonetheless.


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Product: Vice Eyeshadow Palette

Brand: Face Candy

Original price: $12.00

What I paid: $5.04

My thoughts: I haven’t been disappointed by a Hush eye shadow palette yet, and this Face Candy palette is no exception. It’s amazing to me that their products are so affordable, because the palettes to perform amazingly. This particular palette is an array of purples, silvers, and a stunning gold, as you can see. The formula is buttery and pigmented, with extremely minimal fallout. I’m excited to pick this palette up again for some 1930s-40s themed looks. 


Product: Pin-Up Tease Boudoir Mascara

Brand: NYX

Original price: $6.00

What I paid: $3.60

My thoughts: Despite the fact that I’ve been wearing mascara since middle school, I still struggle with getting huge globs of product all over my eyelids. That being said, this product is really easy to use, and the wand is light and delicate. Good news: I have somehow managed to not to stab myself in the eye yet using this mascara! And, of course, I had to purchase it because it’s called the pin up tease. Could this be my new favorite mascara ever?


HAIR

Product: Plush Bow Headband (Pink)

Brand: Spa Solutions

Original price: $5.00

What I paid: $3.00

My thoughts: This is just a cute ‘lil headband, so there’s not much negative I can say about it. Anything pink,  fluffy, and girly will catch my eye, so this is no exception. I’m not planning on rocking it out on a Friday night, but I have been using it to keep my hair out of my face when I do my makeup. 


Overall, I’d give this entire batch of products a 9/10. The only things I didn’t like were (kind of) my own fault, like buying an oil-based primer when I already have oily skin. I’m looking forward to buying new makeup when the time is right, and, of course, I will post a review of my thoughts!

GREAT: Illuminating Face Powder, Cherry Lava Purify Mask, E.L.F Face Primer, Moisturizing Body Stick, Retro Love Eyeshadow Palette, Dark Brow Kit, Vice Eyeshadow Palette

GOOD: HD Pro Correcter Highlighter, Cleansing Water, Cleansing Foam + Makeup Remover, Tinted Brow Mascara, Blending Brush, False Eyelashes, Pin Up Tease Mascara, Plush Headband

NOT QUITE GOOD FOR ME: Primer Oil, Felt Tip Eyeliner

Coming up next: What’s in My Bag?

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