Part of being a beauty blogger and writing reviews is being objective. As much as I would love to give everything a great review, especially from a brand I love and recommend, sometimes you just can’t beat around the bush.
When it comes to face masks, Lush Cosmetics is my go to. They use fresh ingredients, are very reasonably priced, and have masks for every skin type and concern. Love Lettuce, Don’t Look At Me, and Brazened Honey are my regular faves, and Oatifix is great for dehydrated skin in the colder months. Cranberry Festive Face Mask is their newest addition to the skincare lineup, and is only sticking around for the holidays. Other bloggers have been giving this rave reviews, so I feel like I’m in the minority on this one.
Cranberry is an odd pink color, one that could be mistaken as a skin condition. It’s not the prettiest mask, that’s for sure. The texture is really nice; it’s easy to spread, so you only need a little.
This mask is very fragrant; with tartness from the cranberries, bitter from the fennel, a slight tang from the chicory and lemongrass, and some slight floral from the added fragrance. Honestly, this smells like Old Lady Perfume. Strong, overly floral, and lasts forever. 5 hours after washing this mask off my face, I could still smell that woodsy floral aroma.
After leaving the mask on for 15 minutes, I began to wash it off. However, this mask would NOT come off. It’s like it was glued to my face! After 5 minutes of trying to remove it, I actually had to claw it off. Even after I was sure I got most of it off, my skin still felt odd. Thinking that maybe I applied it too thick or left it on for too long, I gave it another attempt a few days later. This time, only 10 minutes and a thin layer of mask. Still, same results. Even worse, my face felt leathery (eww!) and bumpy. Maybe I’m allergic to something in this festive mask, but I will not be repurchasing or suggesting this to anyone. 😦