LUSH Brazened Honey.





Brazened Honey // LUSH £5.95

LUSH or Lush.  Do I shout or whisper?  Whatever, this brand still holds some mysticism for me.  Even though I've been living in London on and off for almost a year and a half and Lushs are kind of like Starbucks or McDonalds (on every dang street corner it seems sometimes), it's still this very magical, affordable, quirky UK brand that was denied to me when all my favorite beauty v/bloggers were talking it up.  Of course, they've now put one in Indianapolis, but I think the Los Angeles diaspora is still pretty pathetic.

This is the second Fresh Face Mask I've tried (my maiden voyage with Oatfix is available on Blu-ray and demand) and I really like it.  It was actually brought to my attention in the comments of derpinaMODE.  Shout out to Courtney!

Brazened Honey is, as demonstrated by my face, very green.  If you're ever trying to recreate that scene in that movie where the teenage girl has just put on her night cream when the doorbells rings.  She shuffles downstairs, grumbling about staffing the butler 24 hours, opens the front door, and finds her hunky dreamboy crush standing on her front porch.  Quick push-in on protagonist decked out in expression of mortification.  Yes, this mask can achieve all this for you...

But there's more!  Some notes on the experience: it dries in different colored green patches (flattering!),  I could feel my skin tightening as it dried, and eventually couldn't really move my face without "snowfall"--little dusty bits raining everywhere.  But what face mask is pretty?

Verdict:  Like.  It exfoliates and clarifies my combination/oily skin leaving it brighter and soft to the touch.  And at £6 with about ten uses per pot, I can definitely see myself repurchasing it... after I've tried all the other fresh face masks ;]

Do you prefer another Lush face mask?  Or one from a different brand?  Leave a persuasive pitch in your comment.

9 comments

  1. I've used a couple lush products in the past, and they always seem a little too "fresh" for me. Which is great, and what they're known for (also, good for the skin) but sometimes I like my products to be a little fake and packed with ingredients I can't pronounce. Does that make sense? I dunno, maybe I just need to try more of Lush's products...I'm sounding stupid right now. (Oh, and I'm liking your new blog layout!)

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    1. (Thank you!) And yes, I think Lush can be a bit of an acquired taste. Some things are definitely hit and miss with me from them. I think I'm still hung up on the novelty of it all.

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  2. Sounds good! I've never found my dream face mask, so I might have to give this one a go. I sometimes make my own out of yoghurt, oats and honey though! xx

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    1. I never think to make my own--that's awesome that you do!

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  3. I've been using Ultrabland a lot lately. It's not a face mask, but a cleanser. I have SUPER sensitive skin, and it's the only thing that doesn't make me break out like crazy. It's nice on the skin, but feels like oil you're spreading on your face. It took me awhile to get used to it at first, but now I really enjoy it.

    :)

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    1. I'll have to look this up! I'm sure "oil spreading" would take some getting used to.

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  4. I've actually never used a face mask, but I got a free sample of one from a recent Sephora purchase and am saving it for a day when I really want it (and am not recovering from a massive facial sunburn, haha.
    I've also never used anything from LUSH, although I'd love to. The descriptions make everything sound like it'd smell amazing! (Especially "Skin Sin.")

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    1. I really only got into them over the past year. Face masks just feel like a treat for your face. Hope your sunburn heals quickly!

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