- 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?