Catastrophe Cosmetic Face Mask

I promised this post a long time ago when I reviewed the Brazed Honey face mask! So here it is! Before Valentine’s Day LUSH conducted a face mask campaign in support of all their fresh ingredients! There was even a social media campaign called #LUSHfreshselfies!  The instructions for this social media event are pictured below in an Instagram post:

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So this was my #LUSHfreshselfies I posted in the Catastrophe Cosmetic face mask:

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Obviously, this face mask was super super fresh! I got this one because I returned 5 of my used pots. I have tried this mask along time ago and wanted to review it so I picked it up again! It works miracles and really soothes the skin. The smell is also pretty enjoyable compared to other face products. According to LUSH, this is a great mask to use when trying to prevent break outs! If you are a blueberry fan I suggest picking this one up. Here are a list of some of the fresh ingredients:

  • Chamomile Blue Oil
  • Calamine Powder
  • Irish Moss
  • Fresh Blueberries (of course)
  • Almond Oil
  • Rose Absolute
  • Sweet Wild Orange Oil

These are a few more social media posts that previewed during this campaign:

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  1. The one on the left is from the LUSH Willowbrook Mall’s Facebook Page. I liked this one a lot because it shows the beautiful set up and design that are normally in LUSH stores for the face masks.
  2. The other one is from the LUSH Cosmetics Facebook page – this one is a contest post! Whoever can guess what face mask these rose petals are going in would win (I think they picked 10 winners)! I even commented on this one! Does anyone want to take a guess to which face mask this is?!

Brazed Honey Face Mask Review

Today I wanted to review the Brazed Honey, LUSH fresh face mask. This is one of their popular ones! It is very subtle and enjoyable. I think that it works well for people with combination or oily skin. LUSH says that it is best with oily and congested skin… my skin is nothing like that and it helped eliminate all the redness!

Here are some pictures of the product and me with the mask on:

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The texture of this mask is very grainy with a yellowish/tan color. Fresh ingredients in this mask are honey (of course), eggs, lime oil, different spices and ground almonds. Each of these ingredients have a special purpose. For instance, the lime oil helps to brighten the skin. This mask also has a subtle smell. It is not strong like some LUSH face masks. It just has a faint smell of honey.

I really enjoyed this mask! It is a great choice for people with combination skin or people who suffer from redness/acne. Thanks Violeta for this awesome treat for my face! I am still curious to know what masks y’all are all trying in this new year! Please share!

Tata for now!! #LUSHfreshselfies

#LUSHfreshselfies + Cupcake Review

So with the lunch of the #LUSHfreshselfies campaign, I decided that it would be fit to do a few fresh face mask posts. So here goes my first one, Cupcake!!! Unfortunately, I did not get pictures of the product or this on my face (this was before I started blogging)! But I do have an image of the pot. I would like to focus this post though more on the social media aspect of the #LUSHfreshselfies campaign!

Cupcake Review: 

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This is LUSH’s most popular face mask! Who couldn’t turn down this mint-chocolatey goodness?! This face mask is so popular, that it is sometimes a hard product to find! You need to catch the shipment of fresh masks early! So now for the review, this is a great mask! I highly suggest it for anyone who has oily or acne prone skin! I do not have this type of skin… mine is more dry than oily! But, this mask is a great treat for any skin type I believe! So the fresh ingredients in this mask are cocoa powder, spearmint leaves and a special, all natural mud from the mountains of Morocco. There really is no cons about this mask… it is a bit thick but that is expected with every mask made with fresh, fresh products! I found this video published by LUSH on Youtube very interesting about manufacturing this mask: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0DbSShpdsI !

#LUSHfreshselfies: 

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Here are the campaign instructions! Basically, if you wish to enter, you take a picture of yourself with a LUSH face mask on and then you post it to Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag – #LUSHfreshselfies! The winner then gets a fresh party pack! What do you think this includes?! An array of fresh face masks?! Maybe it comes with a personal LUSH Spa massage therapists?! If you have a LUSH mask, you should join the race! (I will be posting my #LUSHfreshselfies picture in an upcoming face mask review, but you can see it on my Twitter, @AndreaPuskar, https://twitter.com/AndreaPuskar)

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Along with this campaign, LUSH has been advertising and highlighting all their fresh face masks! I got this email a few days ago that kind of reviews how they make their masks, fresh, chopped, and then blended! What cool graphics for this layout or step by step making. They also have this on their U.S. homepage through the scroll bar!

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And like always (with most media campaigns), they followed up with a Facebook post! This was posted a few days ago and basically goes over where, how, why, and when the fresh face masks are made! This post also reviews some of the fresh ingredients one can find in a LUSH mask! Can anyone guess what mask the compounder is making in the picture?! I will give you a hint… it looks like spearmint leaves 😉

So.. to conclude, as a PR major at Marist college and an insane LUSHie… I always am on the look out for new media campaign that help to bring awareness around a certain product! Share your #LUSHfreshselfies with me! I am interested to see what face mask everyone loves! Tata for now!