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Review: Lush ‘Catastrophe Cosmetic’ Face Mask

I spotted Lush in Dubai recently and nearly had heart failure. Reason being, we don’t have Lush in Bahrain and everyone is always blogging about how amazing their products are. Bitter, me? Never! My BFF who was with me lives in Kuwait and has access to all things Lush so she didn’t understand my frantic arm waving and enthusiastic ‘lets go nowwww’ gestures of impatience.

Anyways, we got in there and oh my god! I wanted to eat the store. Everything looked like cakes and sweets and smelled delicious! I had to calm myself and plan a strategy to make my way through the store, thoroughly inspecting every product going. I bought a few bath bombs as Dee from Viva Adonis blogged about them before they sounded amazing.

Half an hour later I’m still there and the excitement obviously rubbed off on my friend because suddenly I turned around and she was weighed down with Lush shopping bags, hmmmm. I mentioned to the SA that I was looking for a face mask with calming, relaxing properties. She recommended Catastrophe Cosmetic, a soothing mask made with blueberries, chamomile, irish moss (I was sold when she said this) and almond oil.

It sounded perfect, so I bought it, packed it and headed home. Lush say; apply it to dry skin, leave for 5 minutes and rinse, so off I went. Its nice and thick in texture so quite satisfying to slap on to your face, it smells ok, a little strong but nothing unpleasant. After 5 minutes or so it drys solid on your face and so time to rinse off. Did it calm my face? Absolutely, I’d say that Irish moss worked a treat. Unfortunately, something else in there didn’t work a treat and the next morning I had a billion little spots all over my chin and nose. Disappointing but look, what can you do? Everyone’s skin is different. I paid about 6BD for 75grams of this, which is about 13 euro. Not bad value but, the product has to be kept in the fridge and used within 2 weeks of purchase – a little annoying as I probably have time to apply a face mask once a month.

Not put off my this, I’m on to the bath bombs, very excited to use these so will post about them soon!

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  • Reply Glitterishallsorts

    I have tried a few of their masks and I find that on my skin love lettuce seems to work the best. I tried Ayesha, the chocolate cupcake mask and one other but love lettuce seemed to have the best results.

    If you like sweet honey scents then try the Ma Bar bubble bar. It smells delicious and when you crumble it under running water it creates so many bubbles (shame it makes the water brown tho!)

    December 5, 2011 at 7:01 pm
  • Reply abeer

    try the bb seaweed mask! I love it so much! It makes your skin so soft and gorgeous!

    December 6, 2011 at 1:20 am
  • Reply Gillian C

    Yours is pink? When I bought Catastrophe Cosmetic a couple of months ago it was a medium grey/blue colour? I posted about it on my blog if you want to see a pic but it looks really different! I didn’t get the reaction you did, but it definitely induced a few spots for me too. Look forward to the bath bomb post!
    Gill xo

    December 8, 2011 at 10:16 pm
    • Reply Anonymous

      Hmmmm… yours is a different color to mine, very suspicious!

      December 10, 2011 at 9:38 pm

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