I really hate talking to the salespeople in Lush because they always try to upsell me to get more than I actually need (obviously, that is there job) and that’s how I ended up getting two of these masks, when one was all I was really after. The masks I picked up were ‘FOMO’ and ‘The Birth of Venus’, both the salesman assured me are good for people with dry skin, which is what I am currently suffering quite badly with. The guy in Lush tried them both out on my hands and my hands felt so amazing afterwards that I just had to pick up both of these beauties.
The Birth of Venus is a very soothing and calming mask, which is perfect just before bed to help you wind down. What really sold me on this was not it’s mild lavender scent but that it contained sea water from Poole which is in Dorset and of course when anyone mentions anything to do with Dorset, then I just have to buy it (it’s my home county, in case anyone was wondering! I promise I’m not just weirdly obsessed with the Jurassic Coast!). Despite the kinda dumb reason why I bought this, this mask is really lovely. It leaves your skin feeling so smooth and really helps relax you due to the not overpowering lavender scent and the calming chamomile. After using just twice, my skin has felt softer and far more balanced.
FOMO was sold to me on the basis that it was just like Rosy Cheeks (my favourite Lush mask ever) but less mattifying, so it will be even better for dry skin. And, the sales guy was right. It smells just like Rosy Cheeks but because of the jelly texture, it feels much more hydrating. Again, this mask has chamomile in it, which I’ve come to realise is a favourite ingredient of Lush face masks. FOMO is a very pale pink due to the added rose, which provides brightening properties. I haven’t noticed my skin glowing like I’m in my first trimester but I don’t think any face mask could be that good!
However, these masks have a weird texture. I guess I should’ve realised that as they are called ‘jelly’ masks, but they are very strange. I said to my friends that it felt like I was rubbing panna cotta on my face, which is exactly what it’s like. You have to wet the mixture and rub it between your hands until it forms a paste, and then apply it to your face. It takes a while to apply as it can be pretty patchy at first, but once it’s on, it does feel completely lovely on the skin.
Have you guys tried any of the new Lush jelly range? What are your favourites? Did these masks feel like panna cotta to you?