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Lush Cupcake

June 16th  •  Posted in Beauty

I’m quite a fan of face masks but not a hoarder even though I tried a few during these last few years of being a beauty addicted. I never tried a Lush mask though because they just look too expensive for the quantity of product inside the little jar and for having such a short deadline, but having the chance of recycling and doing something good by returning their black pots and receive a free fresh mask in exchange, was just what I needed to try one of their most famous fresh face masks which was on my wishlist since forever.

I expected Lush Cupcake (£6.25 / 75g) to smell like chocolate but I wasn’t disappointed but surprised about its actual scent, which slightly remember chocolate and sweets, but also has a sort of natural herbal-y fragrance and a fresh touch to it; I really like the scent and think it’s pretty suited for a good relaxing face mask session in the evening which is when I like to apply it. Containing Rasshoul mud and cocoa powder to absorb the oil and deeply purify the skin, fresh mint to tone and refresh it, and cocoa butter to hydrate, this fresh mask can actually suit a lot of skin types even though I thought it was mainly for oily skins which is actually not true in the slightest. This mask does dry a bit on the skin when 10 to 15 minutes are passed, but it doesn’t dry the skin out thanks to its hydrating properties, and leaves my skin so soft and feeling super clean but not dry in the slightest. It’s just a super pleasant feeling of deeply cleansed skin, not to mention that being that this is a fresh mask made from fresh ingredients it has to be stored in the refrigerator when you don’t use it, and there’s nothing better than a super duper cold face mask to be applied when it’s 35°C outside.

I had my mum and sister trying it as well and they both loved the scent, the relaxing and cooling feeling and the clean skin feeling as a result. We all have different skin types and probably it worked better on me and my sister skins, both acne prone, mine combination to oily and hers oily, but I just feel to suggest it to any skin type. I still think it’s a bit too expensive for the quantity and the deadline, but considering it’s an all natural, vegan, vegetarian, not tested on animals mask, and being that it’s actually quite good, I still think it’s worth a try. I didn’t see any huge difference in my skin after using it, but this is something that happens to me every so often with face masks, however my skin felt smoother, softer and a lot cleaner from the inside, which was nice.

Have you tried this face mask?

  • Keli Firth

    That sounds amazing, did you find a little went a long way? I’m tempted to try a lush mask as i have very oily skin but i want it to last a while.

    Keli | xx

    • You guys should try Mask Of Magnaminty. It’s cheaper and has a longer shelf life 🙂


      Water Painted Dreams xo

      • Always wanted to try it! x

    • You definitely need only a tiny little bit per time but the only problem is that I just feel like I can’t finish it before the deadline (it lasts for around 20/25 days) considering I don’t use face masks every day but only once or twice a week. x

  • The smell sounds amazing haha! It seems great that it’s cleansing yet not drying!

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

    • The scent is fantastic! x

  • I haven’t tried this one, but only a sample of Mask of Magnaminty, some months ago, and I loved it! Hopefully I’ll get a full size when I’ll travel to Europe again! Have you tried it? 😀
    (P.S. Your do-to list is already hanging on my wall!)

    • Always wanted to try Mask of Magnaminty!
      So glad you like my to do list! x

  • This is one of my favourite Lush face masks, it works so well for me. You should give Catastrophe Cosmetic a go, it’s really good!

    Catherine, xo // Lady Liquor & Femme et Vie

    • Catastrophe Cosmetic sounds pretty good, I’ll may go for it the next time! x

  • Lo Wilson

    I haven’t used a lush face mask in yeeeeeeaaaars, but this has definitely made me want to give them another go, especially if it smells that good! I too have acne prone skin, so would be interested to see if it helps clear it up at all 🙂

    Lo at Notebook 54

    • It’s definitely good for acne prone skins leaving the skin feeling so clean and refreshed! x

  • Thank you for sending over you link on Twitter! I’ve never actually tried chocolate face masks before but this one sounds very tempting. I think I’ll give it a sniff next time I visit Lush. 🙂

    Olivia x

    • The scent is fantastic in my opinion! x

  • It looks amazing! I’ve always thought certain Lush products can be a tad pricey for their quantities, but they always definitely work 🙂

  • Samantha Marriott

    Never tried a lush mask, this sounds nice though! Thanks for tweeting me your link, love the look of your blog, your photography is stunning!

    Sam xo sjmcdf