- Wednesday, 7 January 2015 -

Review: Lush Cupcake

Hello you lovely lot! I've always been prone to a pimple or two, and have tried every cream, balm and lotion imaginable in the avid hope of putting these blemishes as bay. Having masked myself with makeup all throughout my teenage years, in my twenties I realise that a good skincare routine is just as important as good oral hygiene or undergoing the dreaded "trim" at the hairdressers every 6 weeks - because let's face it, we all want to know what Keanu Reeves and Patrick Stewarts secret to eternal youth is. I'm sure I'm not alone when I say that I received a jumble of Lush goodies for Christmas, and amidst the array of shiny new products, Lush's Cupcake was the one that caught my eye first.

Now, I'll admit, I was hoping to open the pot to discover a pink fluffiness, typical of your average cupcake, however what I actually unearthed was something far sweeter. Lush have basically concocted a tub of chocolate that we're to smear all over our faces, and let me tell you dear readers: the experience is glorious! To be kept in the fridge to preserve all the ingredients, you apply the face mask cold, which in truth feels quite refreshing. After about a minute or so of application, the paste will harden and become a smoothened shell all over your face. Whilst the cocoa butter calms any agitated areas, the peppermint and spearmint work their magic preventing any pimple from rearing their ugly heads. I could have honestly left the mask on all day as I smelt like a sweetshop, however as time goes on, the mask does begin to cake - that coupled with the fact that my dog kept licking it off - you know when it's time to remove it with some warm water.

My skin automatically felt smoother and smelt delicious! Any redness that was previously visible has now disappeared and I'm happy to report that there's not a breakout in sight! I would urge you however to use the mask just before you head to bed, giving your skin time to settle overnight. It's funny though isn't it, how eating chocolate can supposedly break you out, yet slathering yourself in it can ironically do the opposite? 

Have you tried Lush's Cupcake face mask before?

  1. Ahh man I love this stuff! I personally didn't see that much of a change in my skin, (I think my face needs more heavy duty things!) but holy crap does it smell amazing! I just wanted to eat it straight out of the tub!!

    Rhianna | robowecop

  2. You had me at a face slathered in chocolate!
    I've never done the whole Lush thing but my ma bought me a whole lot of anti-ageing products for Christmas so perhaps it's time I started?! And where better to begin with skincare than with a face friendly cupcake huh?
    Looks completely edible.
    M x Life Outside London

  3. I smelt this last time I was in Lush! I will definitely have to pick it up next time. I need something that will help calm my skin and reduce redness x

    Mapped Out | Fashion, Beauty, Lifestyle

  4. Ooh I might have to pick this up next time I'm in Lush, great post! xx


  5. Love this product (I'm going to trade my empties on for a pot of it next time I'm near a Lush) Love your photography! I can't seem to get it right!

  6. My skin is uber sensitive, EVERY face mask I have tried has left me in hives unfortunately but I'm still searching for that one product that my skin doesn't reject and who knows, this could be it. I would definitely give it a try, it sounds amazing xx


  7. I haven't tried any lush products- I know talk about shocking hahah! Might just have to try this though:) PS I hope everything with your operation went well! X


  8. I wanted to buy this on Monday but my local Lush didn't have any as they were awaiting delivery...I must buy some asap!


  9. This sounds really amazing! Not sure I could keep one in the fridge without someone eating it up though ;) xx


  10. This stuff unfortunately made me break out. I really wanted to love it!

    NINEGRANDSTUDENT: A Student Lifestyle Blog

  11. I love the Cupcake Face Mask! In fact any of the masks from Lush are really nice and you can really notice a difference as soon as it's been washed off. Lovely blog post and fun photos :)

    Yasmina xx

  12. I hated the smell of this mask, so I am currently trying out Cosmetic Warrior, which is apparently the same but with a different scent x


  13. Great review :) I adore lush's face masks x


  14. I've never tried this one but I most certainly want to now!

  15. I haven't tried this before, but now I really, really want it! I may have to pick it up when I'm next in the city.

    Sarah xo
    Diary of a Beauty Padawan

  16. Great review...always wanted to try this, but my nearest Lush is 4 hours away and I'm always too overwhelmed by the pretty bath bombs to bother about face masks, but definitely going to give this a go next time :)

  17. Ohh my! Looks like fudge cake in a tub!! I bet it smells amazing too :-)

  18. This sounds lovely, really need to try a Lush face mask soon and this one sounds gorgeous!

  19. I think I know what I want to get next time I go to Lush <3 It sounds absolutely amazing~

    She Will Be

  20. I have never noticed this in Lush before!! It sounds wonderful, will have to look in lush next time I go!

    Melissa || www.vintagemelissa.co.uk

  21. i adore this mask! it smells like heaven and it actually helped to clear up my skin! will definitely be repurchasing in the future x


  22. Ooooh this sounds so good! I had a sniff of this once whilst I was at a LUSH event and I just wanted to eat it! I think if I put it in my fridge it would end up happening after a cheeky glass of rose...

    Great review <3

    Dannie x

  23. This face mask was the first Lush product I tried, and I fell in love! I haven't used it for a couple of years though, and I feel like I need to buy some now! xD

  24. This was always my favourite as a teen, not because of what it did to my skin, just loved the name and that it smelt like mint chocolate hahah :) I am thinking of buying this one for next week because I have two days booked off work and I just really want to pamper and relax! SUCH gorgeous photographs too!

    Kayleigh xoxo

  25. Ugh, lucky you. I tried this face mask a couple of times and every time I rinsed it off I got a nasty pimple! I guess I work the other way: eating chocolate doesn't give me pimples, but putting it on my face does. Hahaha

    Vegetarian Courtesy