I always found the Fresh Face Masks as LUSH to be rather interesting. There are so many to choose from and they say there's one for every skin type so finally I chose to give the Brazened Honey Fresh Face Mask a go in hopes to deep-cleanse my easily congested combination/oily skin. 

Brazened Honey aims to soften the skin with honey, brighten the skin with lime oil, and exfoliate the skin with ground almonds. The kaolin clay claims to draw out dirt and impurities. All together, Brazened Honey is suppose to revive the skin. It is quite a stimulating mask, so it is not recommended for those with sensitive skin. For my slightly sensitive skin, this did not irritate at all. Did it do what it claims to do for my skin though? Well, not quite.

The first thing I noticed about this mask was a awful scent. Now that has nothing to do with how it functions, but it's definitely not a pleasant mask to apply in my opinion. It reminded me of a pile of drying weeds in the summer heat. Yuck! The application was also quite a challenge as it was quite thick, heavy, and dry. It was hard to smooth on evenly without it balling up which was rather annoying. About ten minutes later, I went to wash this off and it was one heck of a challenge. I found it too thick to remove easily but at least the scrubby ground almond left my skin exfoliated and soft. 


Other than my skin feeling smoother, I didn't notice much of a difference. The scent kind of lingered which drove me nuts. Any active blemishes were not any less red and the healing time didn't shorten. I didn't find my skin to be brighter and blackheads stayed where they were. This mask basically did nothing more than what a facial scrub would do. It was rather underwhelming, in my opinion. 

For about $7CAD, this mask was not worth it. The thing with these fresh face masks is that it expires within two to three weeks so you really have to use them quick. If you compare them to other face masks such as my favourite Aesop Parsley Seed Masque, these fresh face masks are actually incredibly expensive. I'm definitely not going to repurchase the Brazened Honey mask because it barely did anything for my skin, but I still might try other fresh face masks such as Catastrophe Cosmetics which I've heard great things about.

Have you tried any of the LUSH Fresh Face Masks?

14 comments

  1. I have not tried any facial mask from Lush yet but I do find their skin care expires in such a short period that it's likely I'll waste most of the product.


    xx
    Jess
    www.freshencounter.com.au

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  2. Aw thats disappointing! I really like the Cupcake mask from LUSH. xx Rena Kiss and Make Up

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  3. I've tried tons of Lush products and it's really a shame that this mask was a dud. The expiration date even bothers me :(

    Casualllyawkward

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  4. Too bad this didn't work for you! The only lush fresh face mask I would spend the money on is cupcake, but I agree it sucks that you can't use it for more than 2 weeks :(


    http://www.chelsealeigh.ca/

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  5. Their masks are definitely products you would want to share with someone or else it's a waste.
    xx

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  6. I'll have to take a look at it.
    xx

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  7. I'm hoping to try out more of their skincare and hair products! Is there anything you would recommend?
    xx

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  8. I'll have to try out the Cupcake mask! I've heard some great things about it!
    xx

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  9. I haven't tried any of their masks, but I'll be sure to steer clear of this one!

    xo Glazed Over

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  10. While I personally didn't get along with this product and don't recommend it, I've also heard some good things about it which is why I made the purchase in the first place. It really depends on your skin type!
    xx

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  11. What a pity! Sometimes Lush products smell delicious but others I just can't stand the smell, and this is why I like to purchase Lush products in store and not online. This mask sounds pretty attractive from the description, and it would has been one I could have bought soon. So thanks for your review, I'll stay away form it!


    x Giada | The Beauty Recensionist

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  12. I purchased it in stores and it looked fine. Plus I heard so many positive reviews on it that I figured it would be a good one to try. Such a shame that this didn't work out. :(
    xx

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  13. That's a good tip!
    This really shows that different people react to products very differently. Glad you enjoy using this mask! Is there another LUSH mask that you would recommend?

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  14. Oh! That makes more sense! Using it all over the face has been way too much for me. I'll have to check out Oatifix. It sounds lovely! If it's anything like the Porridge soap, I'm sure I'll love it. ;)
    xx

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