[Review] Catastrophe Cosmétique, masque frais de chez LUSH.

Salut Madie shippers !

On est de retour avec B. aujourd’hui, pour une petite review d’un masque frais de chez LUSH : Catastrophe Cosmétique ! C’était notre premier essai avec ces masques, et j’étais surtout celle qui voulait les essayer. Mon premier choix était d’ailleurs Sauve Qui Peau, mais la vendeuse nous a convaincu de prendre CC.
Le site et le pot indiquaient la même chose : de la myrtille, de la calamine, de la camomille, de l’huile d’amande douce et de rose, pour apaiser, adoucir, nettoyer et hydrater notre peau ! Il était aussi conseillé de l’utiliser dès qu’on le sortait du frigo, pour un petit effet glacé.
Bon, et les masques LUSH sont censés durer un mois, mais chez nous ça a davantage été une vingtaine de jours, vu que nous étions deux à nous en servir.

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Le mode d’emploi semble évident : on doit appliquer sur notre visage une couche du produit. Simple. En vrai, c’est un peu plus compliqué que cela, mais nous y reviendrons dans un instant !

Notre première impression a été assez positive : le masque sent vraiment bon, on dirait un yaourt, c’était super. Et comme promis, il était très frais, et surtout sur peaux irritées (comme la mienne, par certains moments), c’était encore mieux.

Mais du côté de l’application.. bien sûr, c’est froid donc assez surprenant au départ, même en prenant le produit avec les doigts. Mais quand on s’y habitue, on comprend que ça ne va pas être aussi simple que ça, à cause de la consistance du masque : il est épais, a durci grâce au temps passé dans le frigo, et en prendre seulement des morceaux se révèlent tout aussi compliqué.
A la deuxième application, on l’a d’ailleurs sorti un peu en avance, pour que ce soit plus facile.
Et aussi, il faut bien en mettre une bonne couche : comme il est dur à appliquer, c’est presqu’impossible d’en mettre une couche régulière ; donc de cette manière, c’est plus simple d’éviter les trous.

Après l’avoir mis, vous êtes supposés attendre entre dix et quinze minutes avant de le rincer. On avait l’espoir d’utiliser à bon escient cette quinzaine de minutes, mais ça a été très vite très clair qu’il nous fallait/faudrait (?) éviter tout mouvement.
Le masque sèche rapidement sur le visage, et comme précisé au début, contient de l’argile. Du coup, ça s’effrite.
Au début, ce n’est qu’un peu de poussière d’argile. Ensuite, c’est la moitié de votre visage qui s’écroule. Vous êtes prévenus.

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Vous devez aussi le rincer correctement. Faites très attention par exemple, à la naissance des cheveux, aux sourcils, tous les endroits où le masque risquerait de se coller.
On a utilisé un soin hydratant après notre premier essai, mais ce n’est clairement pas obligatoire, et nous ne l’avons pas fait non plus les fois suivantes.

Après coup, la peau est vraiment douce et obtient même un petit côté poudré.
Je veux toujours essayer Sauve Qui Peau, mais c’était une bonne expérience. Et j’aimerais vraiment pouvoir acheter et comparer les autres masques LUSH. B. pense que c’était bien même si ce n’était pas non plus extraordinaire : c’est simple à utiliser, et à la porté de tous. Ca peut être bien dans une routine, mais le côté « je me désintègre sur ta peau » ne m’a pas emballé.

N’hésitez en tout cas pas à nous donner vos avis si vous l’avez également essayé !
Les masques frais de LUSH peuvent être retrouvés dans les magasins LUSH près de chez vous ou sur leur site, en comptant en moyenne 11€45 pour un pot de 75g.

M. & B.

[Review] LUSH Fresh Face Mask : Catastrophe Cosmetic.

Hello Madie shippers !

B. and I are coming back today with a little review for one of LUSH Fresh Face Masks : Catastrophe Cosmetic ! It was our first time with LUSH masks, and it happened mostly because I personally wanted to try them out. My first choice was Cupcake, but the seller ended up convincing us with CC.
The website and pot were both clear : blueberries, calamine, chamomile, rose & almond oils to soothe, soften, clean and moisturise the face in a calming mask ! It is also advised to use it right when it gets out of the fridge, for a chilling effect.
Of course LUSH masks are supposed to last approximately a month, but being two using it, it lasted us for about twenty days.

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The how-to is easy : we put on the face a good layer of the product. Simple. In practice, not so much but we’ll get right back at that in a minute !

Our first impression was overall positive : the product smells very good, totally the scent of a yogurt, and it was a real pleasure. It felt also pretty fresh, like it was supposed to and on an irritated skin (like mine on some bad days) it is a welcome feeling.

Now, about the application.. well, it is cold, so at first, it is kind of surprising, whether it being on the fingers or on the face. And when you get used to it, it becomes obvious it is difficult to apply the mask because of its consistence : it is thick, hard because of its time in the fridge, and it is not easy to take bits of it to use.
The second time we used it, we let it rest a bit outside to get an easier application.
Also, the need to put on a good layer of the product : because it is hard to apply, it is impossible to get an even layer on the face ; this way you avoid holes more easily.

After the application, you are supposed to wait around ten, fifteen minutes to rinse it off. It is ten, fifteen minutes we had hoped to use in a good way, but it soon became obvious any movement was prohibited.
The mask dries really quickly on the face, and like mentioned before, contains clay. As a result, it crumbles.
At first, it is only clay dust. Then, half your face falls down. You’re welcome.

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You also have to rinse it off correctly. Pay attention to any « hairy » area : on your forehead near your hair, your eyebrows.. where the mask tends to get stuck.
We also used a moisturiser the first day, but it is not mandatory, and we did not feel the need to use it the other times either.

Afterward, the skin feels really smooth and even gets a little powdery finish.
I still want to try Cupcake, but our first experience with LUSH masks was pleasing. I totally want to get another mask to try and use and to compare it. B. thinks it was good yet not a miracle : it is rather simple to use and everyone can do so easily. It can also be a good thing in a routine, but the crumbling effect was not of her taste.

Do not hesitate to tell us your opinions if you have tried it !
LUSH Fresh Face Masks are available at your local LUSH store or on LUSH website, for 11€45/75g.

M. & B.

LUSH Gorgeous & Charity Pot.

Hey there !

It has been a while we did not come and upload a bit, but I had exams and M. was really busy. We are here today to talk about two LUSH creams: Gorgeous and Charity Pot.

We bought Charity Pot for the first time two weeks ago. It is described as « an all-round body lotion that does a lot of good, and not just to your skin ». All the benefits made from this cream directly go to charity, hence the name.
The first thing I noticed about it, and I seriously thought I was going crazy, is its smell. I could swore it smelled like chocolate ! Looking at the pot more carefully, I noticed Fair trade cocoa butter. One for you LUSH ! They also indicate Ylang ylang oil and almond oil as part of the product.
The cream is soft, and the chocolate scent vanishes as soon as it dries up. It makes me come to say the cream really is rich, and regarding it’s a body lotion, I personnally love to put it on my legs after shaving, or on dry hands in Winter.
It comes at a bit less than 8.5€/100, in three packagings : 10g, 95g, or 240g.

As for Gorgeous, it is also a very rich moisturiser. You will see when you use it, but a knob really is enough. In plus it is an antioxidant. Described as « the ultimate moisturiser packed with the very best ingredients to revive and brighten », it is made from pineapples, limes and oranges, orange blossom honey water and neroli essential oil. It is absolutely exquisite ! It is really soft and the smell is very light and discret. It leaves you, you can guess, feeling absolutely gorgeous ! I love putting it on my face after removing my make-up and before going to sleep ! My face feels immediately smooth, and it is a real pleasure !
It is on the other hand much more expensive than Charity Pot, coming at approximately 135.5€/100g, but it can be used up to two or three months (I think it can last longer but it might not be very good to the product).

To sum it up, I would say I recommend Charity Pot if you have a small budget, wish to donate to charity and get a kind of bonus, or want an all-in-one cream, but to choose Gorgeous if your budget is larger and you need a very nourishing cream for your face ; both could also be turned into a great gift idea !

We will come back sooner this time, we hope you enjoyed this article !

B. & M.

[Outfit of the Day] Christmas 2013.

Hello sweeties ! Today we will do a little #OotD for this year’s Christmas !
You in? So let’s go !

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This year, I decided to stay classy with a long black & white dress.
You can notice the holes perking at the sides and the décolleté, that I found very glamorous because it really helps lengthen the silhouette, alongside the skirt. The skirt, that is itself very long : you couldn’t see my feet at all if I was not wearing my 5.12-inch high heel pumps from Mim (29€99) to finish the outfit.
While I bought it in a local store in Nice (France) I noticed some similar dresses with this kind of cut this year, so I’m sure you can find it nearly everywhere this season.

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B. favored black & gold leather-like trousers (she had some in her wardrobe already, that she got from a local store a couple years ago) and paired it with a matching top from Jennyfer (19€99). She also bought the bright gold 4-inch heels (25€99) and, months ago, the blazer (29€99) from them.

And now, to the make-up ! Don’t be scared of the close-ups coming.. The light is slightly different on the two pictures, we’re sorry in advance.

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For the make-up, I was wearing three colors from the Sephora Color-Up Store palette from last year : one glittering light grey eyeshadow and over it, the white/silvery eye top coat. I also put another grey eyeshadow, darker but still with glitter dust, on the outer corner of my eyes to add some depth. I coated my lashes with Le Volume mascara from Chanel (10, Black, 29€90) & added some Nano Eyeliner from Sephora (01, Midnight Black, 4€90), on my waterline mainly.
For the lips, I chose a lipstick from Miss Cop : it’s a bright pink, with an awesome creamy texture, that I softened a bit here (30, Rose Dragon, less than 5€ at Saga Cosmetics).

To complete the outfit, I wore four silver large hoop earrings from Moa (6€95).

I on the picture have my hair free and curly, but my hairstyle was slightly different for Christmas Eve : I indeed straightened them for the evening, and only went with the curls on the 25th, when the shoot was taken.

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B. on the other hand, did a smoky eye with the Smoky #1 Kit, after having previously used the Photo Face eyeshadow primer, both from Smoss, a sub-brand of Saga Cosmetics. She used the four colors of the palette but decided to applied the black tone with a beveled eyeliner brush to be more precise. At the end, she used a Kiko Vivid Eyes kohl from the Colors in the World collection (04, Green Apple Black, 7€90) and the mascara Eyes Right from Lush (14€95).
She finished the look with a bit of blush from Yves Rocher (11, Teint clair abricoté, 13€20), a red Miss Cop lipstick (20, Poivron rouge) and the solid perfume Love, once again from Lush (around 10/15€).

And to match her outfit, B. as well bought some jewelry from Moa : an earhanger (5€95), some earrings from this pack (8€95) and a necklace (we couldn’t find it on the website, it looks like this one but was at 6€95 instead).
The headband (5€95) is also from that store, and used to do a princess roll updo.

We know it is a bit late to use it for Christmas but it could be useful for New Year’s Eve. Tell us what kind of look was yours for Santa Claus’s coming !

M. & B., writer & little search engine user !