Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Review: Lush Cupcake

photo taken after 6+1/2 applications :D

This is the 1st fresh face mask I have bought for myself from Lush.  I have tried a free sample of Oatifix (which I don't feel much about - it smells like banana) before, so this is technically the 2nd fresh face mask I used.  I don't have oily nor teenage nor problematic skin type to begin with, but the chocolate really appealled to me, hence I started out with this one.

Out of the small pot, I have managed to make 8 and 1/2 applications... Read until the end to see why *giggles*  For the price I paid (HK$147), that is about HK$17.3 per application, which is affordable - reasonable? I wonder.



What the Lush HK website says:
Chocolate heaven for oily and teenage skin. Its action removes excess oil and calms breakouts. Rhassoul mud cleans and soothes, linseed, cocoa butter and cocoa powder soften the skin. Balancing peppermint, spearmint and sandalwood oils complete this effective and delicious experience. Apply to clean skin, avoiding the eye area. Leave for five to ten minutes, and then rinse away with warm water. Keep chilled.
Ingredients from Lush.com.hk:
Linseed Infusion (Linum usitatissimum), Rhassoul Mud (Rhassoul Mud), Glycerine (Glycerine), Talc (Talc), Cocoa Powder (Theobroma cacao), Cocoa Butter (Theobroma cacao), Fresh Mint (Mentha piperita), Sandalwood Oil (Santalum austro-caledonicum vieill and Fusanus spicatus), Vanilla Absolute (Vanilla planifolia), Spearmint Oil (Mentha spicata), Peppermint Oil (Mentha piperita), Limonene (Limonene), Perfume (Perfume)
Ingredients from Lush.co.uk:
Rhassoul Mud, Linseed Infusion (Linum usitatissimum), Glycerine, Talc, Cocoa Powder (Theobroma cacao), Cocoa Butter (Theobroma cacao), Fresh Mint (Mentha piperita), Sandalwood Oil (Santalum austro-caledonicum vieill and Fusanus spicatus), Vanilla Absolute (Vanilla planifolia), Spearmint Oil (Mentha spicata), Peppermint Oil (Mentha piperita), *Limonene, Perfume

Looking at the ingredients, I see that compared to the UK list, HK puts Linseed Infusion before Rhassoul Mud.  No big significance to me anyway.

Review:

I think this is a very good summer mask.  Clarifies my skin without over-drying, although it can be too absorbing for the colder seasons.  I do notice tightened and brighter skin after use.  Love the smell - extremely yummy in my opinion.  It smells sweet, soothing, happy and natural.  The texture is generally smooth with tiny bit of sand-feeling, perhaps this also helps gentle exfoliation?

Application and Washing:

Most of the times I use a spatula to smooth it on, but I have also tried to use fingers, which work as fine - except quite a lot of products will be stuck around my fingers afterwards.  I just smear those left-over on the back of my hand, hoping to treat my hand some cupcake too :P.  It is not that difficult to handle after a few practices.  To wash off, I rub most of it off with finger-tips gently before I use a wet sponge to clean the residue - isn't too messy to be honest!  I also tried to use a wet rough sponge to take off the mask before it becomes too dry, also quite easy!

Conclusion:

Overall, I will give this a 4/5 and I will repurchase this next year, when the weather turns warm again!  I am really glad I have found something that I love and enjoy in my first Lush purchase!  Note: I still find the AOBF and MoM just mediocre.. if not totally disappointing :S

Lastly, an amusing picture for you guys - reason why the pot lasted for 8.5 applications:

Experimenting with Cupcake and Magnaminty. Call me 'silly'!

Have you tried anything from Lush that you love and will repurchase?

Cheers!
Last updated on 2011-09-28

2 comments:

  1. wow great you enjoyed your purchase! that products seems awesome!! thanksfor sharing hun! i followed you!

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