Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Review: LUSH Brazened Honey and Love Lettuce Masks

I'm a bit late getting this post up today but I was busy booking a flight (and helping my amazing but travel challenged friends do the same :) ) to TEXAS over Labor Day weekend for a friend's bachelorette party.   I'm pretty excited because 1. our little group hasn't been all together (with the exception of our weddings...but you really just can't spend quality time together at weddings since it's usually chaotic) and 2. well, it's just always a good time when we get together!  

Now, onto the products.  I bought these two masks a couple weeks ago when I was out at the Mall of America.  I have never tried LUSH masks (or any of their products actually) and have been reading rave reviews, so figured I would give them a shot.  I picked these specific ones at the recommendation of the sales girl.  

First up: Brazened Honey.  This mask is a brightening mask with some exfoliating action.  There are ground almonds in it so when you go to take it off you can give your face a good scrub before doing so, which I really like.  It works well if you get your hands wet first so it re-hydrates the mask (since it will be dry after sitting on your skin).  It does dry after letting it sit for about 5 minutes or so, but not to the extent that a clay mask would.  I've now used this two or three times and I really like this one.  I think it does brighten my complexion a bit and isn't too harsh on me (although if you have sensitive skin it may not be for you.  I would say if you don't like St. Ive's Apricot Scrub, maybe skip on this).  

Second, we have Love Lettuce.  The sales girl told me that this was her favorite and that if I was going to buy one, this should be it.  Now I'm not sure if it's just because I used Brazen Honey first or what, but I think I like that one slightly more that this mask.  To be fair, they are EXTREMELY similar in my opinion.  Love Lettuce also has ground up almonds (a little lighter than Brazen Honey) and my skin feels pretty much the same as when I use BH.  BH is listed as a "deep clean for your skin" on the LUSH website, so think of Love Lettuce as BH's gentler little sister.  Part of the reason why I may not enjoy LL as much is because of the smell.  This has a more earthy smell to it and BH is a bit sweet (but doesn't smell like honey to me, as some other reviewers say).

I think if I was feeling like using something a bit more gentle, I would choose Love Lettuce.  Although, in all honesty, I like them both and would repurchase both again.

All in all it was a good first experience with LUSH products.  I do appreciate that these are all natural and freshly made.  The downside of that however is that they are only good for about 3-4 weeks.  They are $6.95 per pot so for some that may not be super practical.  However, they do give you a free mask if you bring in 5 empty pots (can be any of their black pots, not just mask pots).

Have you tried LUSH masks?  Which is your favorite?


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  4. always wanted to try lush products.
    i've only tried their lip scrub and bath bombs.
    theses look great though!

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  5. You should definitely try the masks! They are just a little different from your average mask. Also, they aren't too much of an investment at 6.95 (although they only last a few weeks which is a bummer).

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  8. I have tried loads of Lush products, but a fresh face mask was my first. I tried the Brazened Honey mask and despite having a combination skin, I don't think it worked very well on my skin.

  9. I love Brazened Honey, I have just used it up and I think it was one of the best masks I have ever used :)

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