I received a sample pot of this cupcake face mask in a goodie bag that Lush were giving out to people on Fashion’s Night Out. Of all the Lush fresh face masks it seems the most appealing at first glance – it’s called cupcake for one, and looks and smells like chocolate for another. But actually when it comes to buying a face mask I prefer something more substantial (such as The Sacred Truth, reviewed here). So it’s nice to have the chance to try this one out – it’s the one Lush say is for younger skins and is cheerful and cheeky.
So first of all this mask really does have a chocolate treat-like scent, which comes from the cocoa powder, spearmint oil and vanilla absolute ingredients. It’s a more appealing smell than The Sacred Truth, and it’s clear they’ve made the scent a priority with this mask because apparently this face mask was first invented for teenage girls at a sleepover. But I can see a problem with that straight away – this brown mask is very messy and not the kind of thing I’d want hyper young girls running rampage with near my cushions and bedding! I think they’d find it appealing though.
It contains nourishing linseed infusion, toning mint, moisturising cocoa butter and rhassoul mud for a deep cleanse. As with the other fresh masks it is stored in the fridge, which makes it very cooling to apply. I just piled it on and left it for 5-10 minutes (during which time it mostly dried) before rinsing it off in the shower. I did feel like my skin was cleansed after use, but I’m not as sure about the moisturising and nourishing stages. I think that because it is the most easy-going of the masks in the range it’s more about having a pampering treat rather than about getting noticeable results.
After trying it out I still don’t think this would be my preferred face mask from Lush, as I definitely felt I got better results from The Sacred Truth. But I do love the concept of the fresh face masks and I’m now even more interested to try out the rest of them.