LUSH Cupcake Fresh Face Mask Review

I have tried a fair few face masks in my time, but for my mild acne and oily/combination skin, LUSH's Cupcake (£6.50/75g) has to be my favourite. The best bit? It smells like chocolate!

"Rhassoul mud, which is highly absorbent, works with cocoa powder to draw out all the dirt and impurities and give a deep cleanse. Fresh mint stimulates and tones the skin, whilst linseed and cocoa butter soften and moisturise. Smooth a generous layer of this mask onto your face and leave for 10 to 15 minutes."

- text and image from LUSH

To find out if this is the face mask for you or not, read out my short but sweet review.

Why it's fab (other than the name of course)

  • Leaves skin feeling cleansed without drying it out
  • Visibly calms and soothes acne
  • Skin feels smoother
  • A little goes a long way so multiple usages (so far I'm at 5 and half is left!)
  • Cooling on skin due to being refrigerated
  • Perfect for girly sleepovers where you watch Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging and binge on Dominos and chocolate
  • I found my skin was less oily the days after using the product - for once I could skip powder on my T-zone!
  • It smells like chocolate. 'Nuff said.

Why it's not so fab

  • Don't expect your acne to be gone overnight - it's gentle but kind to skin and still effective.
  • As it needs to be refrigerated, you need to use it up pretty quickly before the expiry date.
  • Can make a bit of a mess when removing - my sink was covered in brown puddles after removing with a face cloth but luckily the colour rinsed away easily


The advantages definitely outweigh the few inconveniences and I will definitely be repurchasing this mask for when I want to pamper myself, have a chocolate craving or if my skin has turned a little icky with breakouts and the usual teenage skin issues! It's perfect for refreshing you while cleansing the skin without drying it out and the amount of uses you get for the price (£6.50/75g) is pretty good, despite the not-so-long shelf life.

Buy it here.

Have you tried Cupcake? What's your favourite LUSH face mask? I'd love to try some more of the range!

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