LUSH • Cupcake Mask • Masks

rated 3.7(300 reviews)

Average Rating.3.7
Would buy this product again.66%

rated 2 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* xpgr1 on 2/17/2015 11:12:00 PM more reviews by xpgr1

Age: 18 & Under   Skin: Very Dry, Medium, Neutral   Hair: Black, Curly, Coarse   Eyes: Black    

I am not a fan of this mask. I bought it back when I had very oily skin, hoping to balance everything out and decongest my skin. The mask itself is very thick and so hard to spread onto the face. I suspect mine may have been slightly dried out because it was thick and dry to the point where chunks were falling off my face. As far as what it did, I didn't notice much other than some drying out of my face. It wasn't very effective on my skin, although I did appreciate the temporary soaking of oils. Above all that I disliked about this mask was the smell. I think it was even worse than it virtually doing nothing. I feel like this is a hit-or-miss smell, with people either loving it or hating it. Unfortunately, I was in the latter category. Over all here's what I think: I can see certain people loving this mask, but I just didn't.

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rated 3 of 5 winnster on 2/16/2015 2:55:00 PM more reviews by winnster

Age: 19-24   Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium   Hair: Black   Eyes: Brown    

The consistency of the mask is far too thick for it to be easily spread over the face. There were chunks of exfoliants that made this process even harder.

In terms of having any sort of lasting effect on the skin, I could see or feel none. This, coupled with the fact that the scent was obnoxious and the mask was uncomfortable to use, made me really unhappy with this mask. :(

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rated 4 of 5 Tania1346 on 2/3/2015 2:15:00 AM more reviews by Tania1346

Age: 18 & Under   Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium   Hair: Brown   Eyes: Green    

I personally have tried most of the lush face masks, this one and love lettuce are definitely my 2 top faves. For a long time I avoided this mask b/c they made it sound childish and only for 'teenage' skin so I thought it wouldnt be as useful as the other masks.. But I decided to give it a try and wow my life has changed. It perfectly balanced my oiliness and keeps it in check, it also smells amazing. Definitely use a mosturizor after applying it though as it can be a bit much for sensitive skin.

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rated 4 of 5 Lu3cy on 1/7/2015 2:22:00 PM more reviews by Lu3cy

Age: 18 & Under   Skin: Acne-prone, Fair   Hair: Blond   Eyes: Blue    

I have had very bad dry skin on my face however at the same time oily patches. I wanted a mask that was good for sensitive skin and left my skin feeling revived and clean but without over drying. This is perfect. After using it my skin feels amazingly soft and fresh. Once the mask is dry you can scrub your face which also helps exfoliate as the mask crumbles off, this is perfect because it doesn't leave behind any residue. Would definitely recommend.

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rated 5 of 5 ewon8413 on 10/26/2014 3:21:00 PM more reviews by ewon8413

Age: 18 & Under   Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral   Hair: Black, Straight, Medium   Eyes: Black    

The only reason why I wouldn't repurchase this is because I still want to try out the vast collection of facial masks from LUSH.

This was the first LUSH mask I used, and I LOVED it.

For someone with sensitive and slightly oilier skin at the time, I was surprised it didn't make me feel really oily or leave a residue over the skin. "Cosmetic Catastrophe" leaves somewhat of a residue but that's from the blueberries in it which adds more moisture and hydration into the skin. That one is definitely one of my favourite clay masks of all time, but what that didn't have that "Cupcake" has is the oil control.

They're both brightening masks, but "Cupcake" absorbs oil. All clay masks absorb oil to some degree, but while "Cosmetic Catastrophe" is more of a moisturizing, skin smoothing mask, this one strips the face from oils, making the skin feel tight.

Yes, this isn't always a good thing, but it feels CLEAN.

* reusable and recyclable packaging makes me feel good when using it.
* makes skin feel clean inside out.
* deep cleanses and takes dirt out of the pores.
* absorbs all access oil on the skin.
* brightening but not as good as "Cosmetic Catastrophe".
* makes for good spa nights for texture is fine (mix in with a droplet of water), packaging is compact, and very cooling after staying in the refrigerator for a few minutes.
* short shelf life displays the lack of artificial preservers.

* makes skin very tight to discomfort if not moisturized afterwards.
* short shelf life (forces you to use all of it within two weeks or so).

GREAT for OILY skin (although drier skins CAN use this).
AWESOME for SUMMER (refreshing, absorbing, cleansing).

Does not make my skin react negatively.

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rated 1 of 5 Milchfrau on 10/19/2014 2:33:00 PM more reviews by Milchfrau

Age: 18 & Under   Skin: Combination, Fair   Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium   Eyes: Blue    

The was the first Lush mask I have tried. I am not usually the kind who breaks out easily or has sensitive skin in general I don't think, but after using this mask for around I week I began to realise that not only did this mask feel like it was going to melt my face off, so did every other one I've tried so far.

Apart form my obvious skincare difficulties, I just felt as if this formula was not... 'kind' on the skin at all. Yes, I bought this product knowing that it was meant for oily/imperfect skin, which I have, but I didn't expect the product to smell so sharply of mint and to feel this gritty during application.

And oh, the burns. First it just stings a little bit and your inner masochist is thinking "huh, I guess this must be working", when well, nope, your face just wishes that was is currently on it weren't.

I guess I am just more upset by the fact that I bought a large-sized tub with confidence the first time. I am now also kind of reluctant to try other LUSH masks as I originally intended, thinking that my general violent reactions to facials might be to Limonene/Linalool etc...

I might edit this review if I ever find out why face heats up every time I use masks.

TL;DR - This was more of a personal failure for me. I wanted this to work, didn't realise it was kind of harsh and now I'm kinda... butthurt. The price is fair, and I think this product may work well on other skin types that are less sensitive.

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rated 3 of 5 nicolewo on 8/30/2014 6:38:00 AM more reviews by nicolewo

Age: 25-29   Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium   Hair: Brown   Eyes: Brown    

I got this as a raok in my first Lush online order. I love the smell (chocolate with a hint of mint) and it feels lovely on. It does make my skin feel a bit smoother, particularly on my forehead. But I can't say it has lessened the oil on my face or my breakouts, in fact my face seems a little shinier after I use it.

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rated 2 of 5 miamiamay on 8/11/2014 10:51:00 PM more reviews by miamiamay

Age: 18 & Under   Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral   Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium   Eyes: Brown    

I have pretty oily skin, very sensitive, with lots of little white/blackheads, and a couple big red blemishes. I've tried Lush's Cosmetic Warrior and my skin really liked it, but the smell was very... strong. This is recommended for "teenage skin" and is supposed to calm acne and help mattify skin.

To start, I know a lot of people don't like the smell, but I think it smells delicious- like a Thin Mint! (after using Cosmetic Warrior, this smells 1000% better). The product is decently thick, but it's workable if you play with it a bit before applying. I don't use a whole lot, so I've gotten about 3 uses out of it so far and I'm little less than half way done with the pot. For $7, I think the masks are a good deal ;)

That being said, I've used it a bunch of times and my skin "likes it". I use it at night, but I notice the next day I'm not *as* shiny as I normally am. This has NOT broken me out which is a plus and I break out with everything. In terms of pimples, the mask definitely "brings up" stuff, which is expected, but they go away faster...? This hasn't made my existing white/blackheads go away, but the mask is very soothing to the skin. That being said, I'm probably going to go back to Cosmetic Warrior for the "acne clearing" benefits.
If you have mild acne and oily skin, this is a great mask at a decent price. It's definitely worth a shot- and it smells good!

UPDATE: after using 3 more times for another week, this mask brought up 4 new red zits :( This irritated me unfortunately.

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rated 5 of 5 rachwalt on 8/1/2014 10:03:00 PM more reviews by rachwalt

Age: 18 & Under   Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium   Hair: Brunette, Straight   Eyes: Blue    

Great mask! I have combination skin with the occasional blemish, and this stuff worked well to calm/soothe the redness and pain of my pimples. The SA at Lush recommended this as I am a teenager and the mask is geared towards teenage skin. The first time I used this, I wasn't impressed; my face was soft but even after a few days my pimples were in their original state. I used it again tonight (helpful hint: wash off in SHOWER!) and it was a big difference! It left my face feeling soft and refreshed.
I am not extremely fond of the smell but it is surely tolerable and that wouldn't stop me from buying.
TIPS: When I washed this off at the sink it clogged it and even after some water cleansing it left a brown residue. Again, wash off in the shower for excellent results, and make sure you wash your face before using!

I'm a big lush fan so I definitely would repurchase.

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rated 4 of 5 nessav06 on 8/1/2014 9:44:00 PM more reviews by nessav06

Age: 18 & Under   Skin: Oily, Olive   Hair: Brown   Eyes: Brown    

This mask was great! It felt so nice to use and it really was a necessity when I was breaking out. The consistency was extremely thick and I didn't like that since I wound have to use a lot of product to spread it all over my face. A pot of this lasted me for about 4-5 use since it was so thick, but it really did give good results. I have no problems with the pot packaging since I do prefer my masks in those pots (Lush also has a great deal with how you bring back 5 black pots and get a free fresh face mask of your choice) because it's easier to get the product out especially for this since it was so thick and it was easy to monitor how much you have left and sort divide it so there's enough for another use or not. This mask is probably my favourite out of their fresh face mask. I would repurchase this but I really want to try every mask they have first.

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