Review: Lush Catastrophe Cosmetic Face Mask

I have a confession to make. As much as I am obsessed with Lush, I hadn't tried one of their face masks until I wrote this post. In fact, I'd never tried any face mask before. The whole teenage sleepover with a face mask and toe separator thing seems to have passed me by. 

However, when I was in Lush with Helen recently, she recommended Catastrophe Cosmetic face mask. I didn't buy it then, but when I found myself in Lush the next day (I visit a lot), I decided to go ahead and take the plunge. Boy, am I glad I did!

Catastrophe Cosmetic has a clay-like consistency, and is a blue-grey shade. Ingredients include blueberries, calamine, chamomile, rose and almond oils, so it has a lovely, warming fruity-floral scent. 

I slathered my skin in it, and left it on for 10 minutes. It applied fairly easily, if a little gloopily (totally a word!), and smelled absolutely amazing. Since it was fresh from the fridge, it was really soothing and calming, and I found myself becoming very relaxed. After 7 minutes or so, it began to dry out, which made it easy to remove with warm water and a flannel.

Once I'd completely cleaned my face, it felt amazing! My skin was so soft and smooth, and it even looked like I'd Gaussian blurred the hell out of it. It's like Photoshop in a tub! I am a true convert now. I can't wait to try it again, and experiment with the other varieties too. As if I needed an excuse to buy more from Lush... 


  1. I love this mask, I considered buying it on my last visit to Lush but didn't get it as it's like $18 here and that's a bit much for me.

  2. I bought this recently and was confused, maybe the one I bought was faulty?! Cos when I opened it liquid spilled and poured out everywhere! And it kept leaking, I've had to keep cleaning it. And it's impossible to apply. It just crumbles and falls off and is too thick to stay on my face :/ doesn't go on well at all! Maybe I just got a rubbish one :/ it does smell amazing though! x

  3. This is one of my very favourite facemasks! You have to check it's mixed properly though as I used this once and found I had whole blueberries stuck to my skin, ha!

    Lyndsay | Fizzy Peaches

  4. I never really did the whole face masks, toe separators or sleepovers thing either. Every time I put a face mask kind of thing on now, it's a constant 10 mins of "you've got something on your face..." from Kris haha :)

  5. I haven't tried a lot of Lush products but am slowly being drawn into the hype. My problem is that I have quite red and sensitive skin. How do you think this mask would fare on it? Is it any bot harsh?

  6. Lush facemasks are so good! My favourites are Cupcake and Love Lettuce!
    Water Painted Dreams xo

  7. I bought this a few weeks ago, and found it okay but nothing special on my skin. I've heard lots of people saying they love it though! Mine's just gone out of date, which I hate. I used it once a week, I think it's impossible to use it all up unless you use it every day!

    India / Touchscreens & Beautyqueens

  8. I need to try this mask. I wish I lived closer to a LUSH :(


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