Thursday, June 2, 2016

Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics | Rosy Cheeks Fresh Face Mask

Ever since my husband fell in love with Lush Cosmetics Kalamazoo Beard Wash, it has been a lot easier getting him to make the trip into Carmel-by-the-sea to our local store. Which is awesome for me, because there are so many things to play with. Today, I'm trying one of their Fresh Face Masks for the first time.

Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics | Rosy Cheeks Fresh Face Mask

I am a big fan of face masks. I always have been, but as I have gotten older my skin has decided that it is not a big fan. My much-beloved Queen Helene Mint Julep Mask changed from a soothing weekly treat to an unparalleled facial torment lotion. I was pretty bummed. I had to find something new.

Enter the Lush mask. This is a rose-scented goo with the texture of very wet joint compound...which is a result of the kaolin clay. It has the frighteningly exact color of calamine lotion. I had chicken pox as a kid, and this stuff does remind me a bit of that.

Check out the ingredients, they are pretty basic and simple. That is one of my favorite things about Lush.

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Here is what it actually looks like. Mine had been in the fridge for about a week at this point (these need to be preserved, btw) and some of the liquid pooled as it warmed back up, though it didn't seem to bother the performance. I used a flat foundation brush to slap it on my face because I don't like getting things under my fingernails. It gives me the willies. 

Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics | Rosy Cheeks Fresh Face Mask

I slathered a thinnish layer on my face. It looked like I was using calamine lotion. It felt like it too, right down to the tight feeling once this goo was dry. But thankfully, it smelled like fresh roses...and wet clay. Not offensively wet clay, but once you have it right under your nose...it is there.  It also gets more pink as it dries...which will scare your kids and/or cat. 

Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics | Rosy Cheeks Fresh Face Mask

After about 10 minutes, I hopped in the shower and rinsed my face. Because this was so clay heavy I was worried that my poor, dry skin would be angry...but it wasn't at all. I didn't wash my face after, and my skin felt pretty nice, actually. It had been a good 24 hours since I had washed my face, so I think the layer of oils I had on there gave me a little cushion. If you are dryer/combo skinned, I definitely would use this in place of cleansing.

Are you a fan of the Lush face masks? Or is there something else I need to try next time I am out that way? 


13 comments:

  1. Those faces! HAHAHAHA! I've not tried any Lush face masks, but I think I need to change that!

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  2. Your facial expressions...Lol

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  3. Love the facial expressions. This mask sounds great, too.

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  4. I absolutely loooooove LUSH face masks. So good!

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  5. I've never tried anything from Lush...I think I've been under a rock or something!

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  6. I am not a Lush fan, but I use masks all the time. The charcoal ones from Soak It are my favourite!

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  7. I've never tried their masks, but I'm obsessed with their Handy Gurugu hand cream. It saves my hands in the winter. And their Avobath bomb is a weakness of mine. My daughter loves the bath playdoh. It's a lot of fun! My husband used to use that beard wash too, until I introduced him to the indie world. HAHA I got him hooked! Now he uses all the stuff from Cinema Swatch Lacquer's BROTHERS beard care line.

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    1. OH! Their Ocean Salt scrub is fantastic! I use that on my face once a week. I like how course it is. It's great during the summer too. With having to actually shave and all, I get a lot of in grown leg hairs. I use that on my legs and it helps keep those buggers away.

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    2. The ocean salt was the first thing I tried! It was a wee bit rough for my sensitive skin though. Pity, because it smelled so nice

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  8. This sounds so lovely, and I love your photos :) I ADORE LUSH's Fresh Face Masks - Oatifix is my go-to!

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  9. That portrait collage escalated quickly from worried to annoyed to venomous to psychotic. And that made my day.

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  10. I actually have enough LUSH containers to return to get a free mask, but my boyfriend won't let me go there anymore, not even to get free stuff. He says I'll buy the whole store and he can't take the risk (he's completely right).

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  11. Perfect facial expressions for the mask!

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