Thursday, 5 March 2009

Review: Catastrophe Cosmetic

This is my review of the Catastrophe Cosmetic fresh face mask from LUSH.

"Blueberries rich in beneficial anti-oxidants and full of vitamins and minerals to reduce inflammation and have an antiseptic effect. Soothing chamomile, Irish moss and almond oil with the gentle cleansing action of calamine save the day. Apply to clean skin, avoiding the eye area. Leave for five to ten minutes, then rinse away with warm water. Keep chilled"

I have been using this for 3 weeks now (after this it expires anyway). And there was definately the right amount in the tub for the amount of time it needs to be used up, which i was quite worried about initially. I didn't want to end up wasting any.
The smell of this mask is amazing. Some of them can smell a bit funky, and to some people that makes it quite offputting, especially when it has to be applied to the face. But this one just smells of blueberries. yum.
When this has been on your face for about 5-10 minutes it starts to crumble, at least you can't leave it on any longer than it says. It washed off easily and it did leave my skin feeling really soft. I use the Mask of Magnaminty aswell, but i find that the fresh face masks make my skin look alot more refreshed and blemish free. I would definately reccommend the fresh facemasks as i can really tell a difference in my skin after i've used one. I'm going to be buying another one of these to try... :)

Anybody else has a good experience with a LUSH fresh face mask?


  1. I just got the Magnaminty and the Love Lettuce. [Yes, I caved and went to Lush! lol] So far I've used the Magnaminty twice because it is supposed to be for more acne-prone skin. But I think this weekend I'm gonna use the Love Lettuce. It definitely doesn't smell pretty, but the freshness will probably make my skin feel really soft! I can't wait! =] The blueberry one looks yummy. Maybe I'll try that when my LL is out! Love your reviews, hun!

  2. Cool, i am def going to add this to my list of lush goodies that i want! :)

  3. I really want to try the fresh face masks but I don't live anywhere near a LUSH store! I order all of my LUSh online and they don't offer these online in the US because of the short shelf life. I've tried Mask of Magnaminty because it has a longer shelf life so they ship it but it broke me out really bad. Every single pore on my face turned into a little, red, irritated bump :(

  4. i absolutely LOVE Lush's fresh face masks, this one smells gorgeous too althoug i'm often lazy and by the time it expires i've still got 30% left! the only thing i found is the first time i used it(a green one, smells a little eggy) it was absolutely amazing but following effects haven't been the same but still great! :)

  5. hmm I haven't tried this but it looks interesting--thanks for the review!

  6. I've just been going through all the old posts on your blog and I LOVE this face mask. I also like the love lettuce one but it doesn't smell as nice. I'm really slack at not using them up before they go off so I need to do better. I also worry about family members finding them in the fridge and thinking it's some kind of sandwich spread or something!