Lush Fresh Face Mask: Brazened Honey Review

Last week I went to my Local Lush and sort of binged on their Fresh Face Masks.. I bought 5! :X This isn’t a practice I would normally do, nor do I recommend to the average customer, as their Fresh Face Masks (or FFM as I will call them for the rest of this review) are just that- FRESH, they need to be refrigerated and are only good for about 2 weeks after purchasing them (this is why you won’t find them on their website, only in real stores!) The reason I bought 5 is because I wanted to review them, and to be honest I wanted an excuse to try a good portion of them out, as I usually just stick to my favorites (Love Lettuce and Cupcake!)

 

The last mask (at least for now!) that I have to review for you is FFM Brazened Honey. This mask is made up of ground almonds, lime, ginger and honey to polish, deep clean, and soften skin that needs a real pick-me-up.

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This mask has a pretty coarse texture because of the ground almonds, and has a slightly herbal, slightly sweet scent. Since this had been sitting in my fridge for about a week before I used it, I did have to mix it up a bit since it did separate somewhat. 
I applied a generous layer of this FFM and left it on a little longer than recommended (probably 15 minutes when its recommended for 5-10) because I was cleaning brushes and watching Sweeney Todd :)

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This mask tended to crack as it dried and became translucent around areas with a thinner layer, like my chin, nose, and a bit on my forehead. When removing this mask I worked in small sections and rubbed the mask off in circular motions to make sure that the ground almonds did their work on exfoliating :) The mask came off fairly easy when I removed it like this.

After I dried my face, my skin felt ridiculously smooth! I did feel like I needed a moisturizer on afterwards, though, so while this mask is a great pick-me-up for rough skin, its not so moisturizing.

This mask would be great for anyone who needs a bit of polishing and softening. Honey is also supposed to be great for breakouts, so that might help in that situation too :)

This is available for $5.95 at your local Lush counter!

 

Is there a Lush Fresh Face Mask that I missed that you are curious about? Let me know what I should pick up at my next trip :D

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14 comments

  1. Kelly says:

    bahahaha I JUST watched Sweeney Todd last night! I’m obsessed with TIm Burton movies! This mask sounds great! I’m a huge fan of cupcake and the mask of magnaminty!

  2. Lina says:

    It’s not a fresh face mask, but Angels On Bare Skin is amazing! You should try it out. It works for all skin types, and it leaves your skin smooth and generaly awesome afterwards.

  3. Fox says:

    I really wish there was a Lush store by me. Unfortunately there ins’t this far out in the country so I’m reduced to ordering online. TT.TT

  4. Wghoops says:

    I really want to try some of these masks, but unfortunately there are no Lush in my country! And since you can’t get these online, I can’t really try any -.-

  5. Rachel says:

    Thanks so much for all of these reviews! What would you suggest for a Lush newbie? That store is a bit confusing. I’ve only been once and I bought a shower jelly. I don’t even know what half of that stuff is supposed to be used for!

  6. Jessica Allison says:

    I love the idea of the FFMs, but I really wish they didn’t include ground nuts in so many of them. My skin is thin, dry & sensitive, and since crushed nuts have jagged edges that can cause microscopic tears & lead to irritation, I have to stay far away! The honey sounds great though, I may have to try my own homemade FFM (honey & maybe a little yogurt for the fat & lactic acid?) As a matter of fact, next time I make a smoothie, maybe I’ll save a little for my face ;)

  7. Rhiannon says:

    I’ve got enough pots to get some free now, have never tried this one but by the sound of this review I might give it a go and the cupcake one too. Thanks for the reviews :)

    I don’t now about the ones in the US but in the UK you can freeze them and use them later, I’ve found the ones I’ve tried work as well on my skin as they did before but I don’t know with some whether they would be the same. If you freeze them in small portions you can do one face mask each time and it means you don’t have to use them loads to use them up before they go off.

  8. Carrie says:

    I wish that too Wghoops. There isn’t a single store around me. Such a shame.

    Well, glad you like this mask Leesha :) and hopefully soon I’ll have my own local Lush counter..

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