Lush Brazened Honey Mask Review
|Lush Brazened Honey Face Mask Review|
Today’s review is all about skin pampering and relaxing on a at-home-budget. These past few days I’ve been preparing and applying to the Bar (duh duhh duhhh!) While this may sound like fun, it’s actually a daunting application to officially start practicing law because I’m graduating this May. So in between gathering documents from ten years ago, trying to figure out obscure dates, and taking “glam” passport photos, my week became hectic and stressful. I decided to treat myself to a small “time out” - I did my nails, put some oil treatment in my hair, added this Lush face mask, and took a bath. I may have looked like the lagoon monster, but overall, that whole time was helpful in re-charging and getting back to my Bar application.
|Brazened Honey - Lush mask application instructions|
I’ve tried several other masks from Lush because I find them affordable and full of natural nutrients - see our review of the Lush Oatifix mask here. While these Lush masks aren’t the expensive treatments you find in spas, the masks work wonderfully to soothe, brighten, and nourish skin.
Lush masks are priced approximately $6-$8 and contain product for anywhere around 7 to 10 applications, depending on how much you wish to use. While the pot isn’t that big, this is still a great deal and better than those one time use masks. While Lush ingredients are all natural, I remind you all to first test the product on your hand or a small spot on your face - I once had a strange reaction to the fragrance added in one of the soaps so I’m always cautious with Lush.
Brazened Honey contains free-range eggs, honey to soften, lime oil, antiseptic rosemary and exfoliating ground almonds. The Lush Brazened Honey mask is a cleansing mask meant to unclog pores (eww), remove dirt and impurities, and leave skin brighter and fresh. When you apply the Lush mask, the texture is thick and you have to be careful spreading everything evenly (possibly wet your fingers for even application). After a few minutes, the mask dries and hardens and you literally feel the dirt being pulled out! There was no tingling feeling for me, but some reviewers described this - I have semi-sensitive skin and had no reaction, the worst offenders for me are mint masks.
Let’s talk results - wow, did this make my face feel and look amazing! I have dry skin and was worried this would dry it even further but because of the honey and egg in the Lush Brazened Honey, my face felt rather moisturized and nourished after removing the mask. The Brazened Honey mask also shrinks/minimizes pores and helps in removing blackheads as it takes away impurities and relaxes the skin. This Lush masks balances the skin oils while also exfoliating and brightening. I recommend trying this on your hand in store and then washing it off, you will absolutely see the difference. Overall, Lush Brazened Honey mask is affordable and extremely effective in revealing a brighter and cleaner complexion.
As a word of caution, I adored the smell of this Lush mask because of all the ayurvedic herbs, but some people may not like it. If you’ve never tried tightening masks, the feeling after the Brazened Honey dries may feel strange, but again, it should not result in a skin reaction (but as a heads up, it’ll be hard to talk, so don’t be planning for a speech with your mask on).
From our past post, I noticed some people searched for the Lush expiration date on face masks. Lush face masks do expire fairly soon so you’ll have to be mindful of that - Lush masks expire approximately in one to two weeks from purchase date (see the sticker on the pot). I have used some Lush masks quite a few days after the expiration date and had no issues, but the potency of the ingredients may not be as strong. Because of the natural ingredients, you’ll be able to tell whether there is mold, a funny smell, or the product has separated (signs that the Lush mask has expired). Just as with milk, when it’s expired, you know! So exercise your reasonable judgment when using past the Lush expiration date.
|Lush face mask texture and color - easy to apply and sticks to skin|
|Granulated almonds exfoliate skin while the egg and honey soothe the skin|
|Lush Brazened Honey ingredients - check the Lush website for more information|