Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Lush Cupcake Fresh Face Mask

My skin has been doing all sorts of bizarre things lately. I had my Mirena coil removed a few weeks ago so my hormones are all over the shop and as a result I have multiple spots for the first time in years. My skin also feels oily which it never has done before and just generally not good.

I've been wanting to try a Lush face mask for a while so on a very, very rare occasion that I was in a real live shop I treated myself to one. Oddly the assistant who approached me was a gorgeous vintage beauty with the same tattoo name heart necklace on as me! She was very helpful and suggested I try 'cupcake' (how perfect!) which would hopefully clear up any breakouts and also absorb any excess oil on my skin.

The key ingredients in Cupcake are cocoa butter for moisturising, linseed to nourish and soften skin, mint to tone and rhassoul mud to absorb oils. It also contains cocoa powder, vanilla and spearmint oil so it smells good enough to eat!

I really, really dislike getting things on my hands, especially things with a food-like consistency so face mask application isn't usually a pleasant experience for me. (All part of the mentals package!) However, because this was quite thick and smooth I could apply it quickly enough that it didn't make me want to throw up. So that's a big tick for me! 

I kept it on for ten minutes until it started to harden and washed it off with warm water. It took a while to wash off because it is so luxurious and thick but once the initial layer was off it came off a lot easier. It left my skin feeling so incredibly soft afterwards. It was instantly brighter and my skin tone appeared much more even. I've had a make-up free day today but my skin definitely feels less oily. 

This is going to become part of my weekly skin-care routine and I'd definitely recommend it to anyone whose skin has decided to jump back 10 years and have a strop. 

And just because no face mask review would be complete with a hilarious photo like this...

Have you tried any Lush Fresh Face Masks? Which one should I try next?

Mrs D x



  1. I also suffer with oily skin sine having mine removed, im glad i stopped by your blog i am definitely going to be trying this out, and i will try not to eat it lol


  2. Oh I'm so excited that you posted this, I've been wanting to try Lush face masks for ages (I'm a huge Lush fan, I just haven't bought any of their products for nearly a year now!)

    My skin has also been going a little mental - random spots in places I never used to get them, oily, and just a general mess - I think it's to do with the contraceptive implant :(

    Rache, xo

    >> livefoodlove.blogspot.co.uk <<

    1. Rachel. I have a contraceptive implant as well and I have had the same sort of problems... I am getting my removed as it has caused me nothing but trouble! x

    2. This is really interesting because although I had my Mirena fitted a couple of years ago to help control my PCOS symptoms and it did nothing but give me spots I'd never had before and actually made my periods more irregular. But typically I was dismissed as well and was told that it takes time to 'settle down'...two and a half years is long enough for my body to get used to it!
      It sounds silly but I genuinely don't think our bodies like having extra hormones and chemicals pumped into them. Sometimes it works well but I think more often than not it's just a pain in the bum! xx

  3. Oooh this looks like a good face mask and the name is fab, who can resist a cupcake?

  4. Great post lovely! I haven't tried any of the Lush face masks, but I really want to! Since coming off the pill my skin has gone super crazy, especially around my chin, so could really do with finding something to sort it out! xo

    Megan Jane // Seek My Scribbles

  5. I love having a face max every now and then. I have found that some actually aggravate my skins may actually try this one out!



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