Lush – Cupcake Face Mask

Lush Cupcake Face Mask

Lush - Cupcake Face Mask

Towards the end of the year, I really wanted to up my skin care game and for Christmas I asked for a few skin care products. I’ve seen and read many good things about Lush face masks, so I thought why not add a couple to my Christmas list? It was a choice between Cupcake and Catastrophe. I was lucky enough to receive ‘Cupcake‘ from my parents.

The main aims of this product are to draw out any dirt, impurities and give a deep cleanse to the skin. It contains a mixture of natural ingredients such as cocoa butter, fresh mint, rhassoul mud etc, which is one of the main reasons why you have to store this face mask in the fridge. Cupcake is mainly aimed at those with oily skin, as well those who have teenage skin. I don’t particularly have very oily skin, I’m more prone to dry skin. However, I really wanted to try this one purely because it is supposed to help teenage skin. I wanted something that would help to get rid of any spots and prevent further ones from appearing.

Once I got the face mask out of the fridge and opened it up, I was firstly hit with the strong scent it has. It smells like a mixture of chocolate and mint. I was unsure of it at first, but a few uses it grew on me. The appearance of it resembles the name of the mask so well, it literally does look like the mixture to a cupcake and it is definitely something you would want to eat. However, I probably wouldn’t recommend actually eating it haha!

This mask is so easy to apply onto the skin. I apply it over my forehead, down the sides of my face, on my cheeks, down the bridge of my nose, on either side of my nose and across my chin. It has a cool feel to it due to it being stored in the fridge, which is actually quite calming on the skin. I left this face mask on for around 10 minutes, though the recommendation is between 5/10 minutes. During the time it was on, I began to feel a tightness on my face and even during a couple of the times I tried out this mask, I felt a hotness on my cheeks. This signalled to me that the mask was definitely working it’s magic on my skin.

When removing this mask, I found it came off with such ease. It says to wash off with warm soapy water. Therefore, I ran some hot water in the sink and applied some soap onto some cotton pads to remove the mask. It does get a little messy in the sink, so be careful.

Once the mask has been removed, I could already begin to see changes to my skin. It felt a lot smoother. It didn’t dry out my skin, which I thought it might have since it was more suited to oily skin. The mask had brought a few spots that had been lingering under the skin, which was as expected because it brings out any impurities. But after a couple of hours they died down and when I woke up the next day, they were hardly noticeable. After a few uses of this mask, I have even noticed that my skin has been a lot clearer.

Also I even managed to persuade my boyfriend to try the mask with me a couple of times. He has spot prone skin, so this mask suited his skin particularly well. After a few uses of his own, we both could see a difference in his skin. His skin felt smoother, the redness of his spots calmed down and his skin felt less oily. This proves that this mask is great for those with teenage skin and can be beneficial when you’re suffering with break outs.

The only downside I had to this mask was the shelf life. You only have a few weeks from when the mask was made to use it. I had used it a good 4 times and my boyfriend twice, yet we were still nowhere near half way through. However for the price, the amount you get in there and how well it performs on teenage skin, it is essential you try to use it as much as you can.

In terms of repurchasing, I think this product would be great for those times when I’m suffering with a bad break out or having bad skin. I’m really impressed with this face mask and I’m more willing to try some more from Lush’s range. I think the next on my list will be Catastrophe. 

Have you tried any of Lush face masks?

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  1. Morgs
    January 7, 2016 / 6:23 pm

    I love this mask! It smells sooooo good doesnt it?-Morgs

    • Lauren Victoria
      January 8, 2016 / 10:43 am

      Yes the smell has definitely grown on me!x

  2. Morgs
    January 7, 2016 / 6:24 pm

    I love this mask! It smells sooooo good doesnt it?-Morgs

  3. Alice Young
    January 8, 2016 / 1:46 pm

    I've used this before but unfortunately I didn't see any difference! I much prefer the Mask of Magnaminty!The Velvet Black | UK Style & Beauty Blog

    • Lauren Victoria
      January 8, 2016 / 2:57 pm

      Oh no that's a shame! I'll have to check Mask of Magnaminity out x

  4. Grace Kate
    January 8, 2016 / 6:08 pm

    I love your blog, and this mask sounds lovely. I feel quit skeptical about Lush skincare but I think I might just have to try it out.Grace xx

    • Lauren Victoria
      January 9, 2016 / 2:49 pm

      Thank you so much! Yes you should try it, let me know what you think if you do 🙂 x

  5. Jasmine Stewart
    January 8, 2016 / 8:04 pm

    I remember really liking this last year, I need to repurchase 🙂 I always forget about lush for facial skincare as it's fresh xx Jasmine Talks Beauty

    • Lauren Victoria
      January 9, 2016 / 2:52 pm

      Yeah I never knew they did skin care until a few months ago. But it's definitely somewhere I'm going to go to more often to find some new products for my skin x

    • Lauren Victoria
      January 9, 2016 / 2:52 pm

      I highly recommend it!x

  6. Mol McNeice
    January 8, 2016 / 9:56 pm

    I've still not tried a single Lush Face mask but this one looks so much like chocolate cake mix. I'm not a fan of mint though which is kinda putting me off trying it but I think I could get past it with a few uses because I have combination skin and the oily bits get, well, super oily haha. I'll pick this or a different one up next time I pop to Lush because atm I'm getting a few spots around my forehead and it sucks!xMollie Victoria Beauty | Blog

    • Lauren Victoria
      January 9, 2016 / 2:54 pm

      I would so recommend it to help your spots and the oily parts of your face. Don't worry about the smell, it grew on me after a few uses and you do get use to it 🙂 thanks for your comment x

  7. Saara Sofia
    January 8, 2016 / 10:04 pm

    I might give this a try since my skin is really prone to impurities. And also because who doesn't love a good face mask, right? Thanks for the great review!

    • Lauren Victoria
      January 9, 2016 / 2:55 pm

      Haha yes I love a good face mask. Thank you for your comment 🙂 x

    • Lauren Victoria
      January 9, 2016 / 2:55 pm

      I hope it can help!x

  8. missjemmah
    January 9, 2016 / 4:36 pm

    Lush face masks are EVERYTHING! I've almost ran out of the one I'm using so I'm definitely going to get Cupcake next (I'm a huge chocoholic..) Jemma

    • Lauren Victoria
      January 10, 2016 / 11:12 am

      This is the first one I have ever tried! But I love them now. Thank you for your comment :)x

  9. Claire Cavanagh
    January 9, 2016 / 5:02 pm

    I haven't tried a Lush face mask for years but used to love them – I definitely need to try this one out :)Claire | xx

    • Lauren Victoria
      January 10, 2016 / 11:14 am

      Yes you should so go for it :)xx

  10. Jordan Piper
    January 9, 2016 / 7:26 pm

    I adore this mask! Everything about it is just so lovely for a pamper evening xDarling Jordan || Giveaway

    • Lauren Victoria
      January 10, 2016 / 11:14 am

      I agree!!x

  11. Amy Liddell
    January 9, 2016 / 9:03 pm

    I really like Lush's face masks, this one is one of my favourites! // UK Fashion Blog

    • Lauren Victoria
      January 10, 2016 / 11:15 am

      I like them too x

  12. Linda - I Am Linderella
    January 10, 2016 / 11:00 am

    I've been looking for a new affordable face mask for ages and this one sounds great. I never thought of Lush as a place to go for face masks so I'll definitely be checking these out the next time I am near a Lush store.

    • Lauren Victoria
      January 10, 2016 / 11:16 am

      I never thought of Lush as a place to go for face masks either! But I love cupcake and so want to try others out!x

  13. laurenmichaella
    January 10, 2016 / 11:36 am

    This is now on my list of masks to get! I've been looking to get something to keep any unnecessary spots at bay – and on the hunt for something to clear pores/blackheads. I currently use mask of magnaminty and it is really good for healing and getting rid of pesky spots! It's good to use on your chest and back too 🙂 (one for the shower!) I love how lush products are so fresh and full of goodness! excited to go out and try the cupcake mask from your review as my skin can get a little oily. Thanks!blog coming soon! tweet me @laurenmblog Instagram @laurenmichaella

    • Lauren Victoria
      January 10, 2016 / 12:17 pm

      I really want to try mask of magnanimity! A few people have mentioned that, it sound's so good as my spots always struggle to heal. I hope the mask works well for you Lauren and good luck with your new blog!

  14. Nazlıgül Çınaroğlu
    January 10, 2016 / 3:53 pm

    I always wanted to try one of Lush's face masks. Maybe I can start with this one, haha :)Kisses,xxNazlıgül | on my own way

    • Lauren Victoria
      January 10, 2016 / 4:35 pm

      Yes this is a great one to try!x

  15. Elizabeth Angelia Ch.
    January 10, 2016 / 11:23 pm

    Amazing! have you ever tried mask of magnaminty? because that's my favourite from lush, it's amazing!

    • Lauren Victoria
      January 11, 2016 / 11:21 am

      No, but I have heard so many people mention it and say how good it is. I really want to give it a go x

  16. Adaleta
    January 11, 2016 / 2:39 am

    I've never heard of this mask, and it sounds amazing. Thanks for sharing this with me!

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