Sep 22, 2012

Review: Lush Cosmetic Warrior

You might remember how ecstatic I was after using Brazened Honey! Everything about it was perfect :) So I was happily prepared to drop some more dough at Lush and try another mask. There were so many to choose from and while Brazened Honey was amazing, I am always looking for something even better. If I didn't do that..I'd be a pretty bad beauty blogger.

With the help of a lovely sales assistant I bought Cosmetic Warrior. Grey-ish taupe in shade and as the photos hopefully show, chunky in texture. This mask is supposed to help combat breakouts using tea tree oil, garlic, grapes, eggs and honey. It has properties that can "smooth and tighten the pores" as well as moisturize. All for $6.95

So what did I think? The mask felt very cooling and refreshing. My skin felt calmed down once I washed it off. I didn't get any new breakouts during the 2 weeks and I thought it helped with a few nasty spots along my chin. Keep in mind I use this in conjunction with other skin care items; masks, moisturizers, cleansers etc!

My reservation with this product is the smell. It is gross. There is no way around it. The combination of garlic and tea tree oil just does it. The scent took away the 'pampered' feeling I typically get from using a mask. It wasn't horrible enough that I stopped applying the product. Just like the other mask, there was enough inside to cover my face about 4 times. 

Overall: If you are extremely sensitive to smells or hate garlic this is not the mask for you! On the other hand, if you are willing to pinch your nose and do something good for your skin I would recommend this mask. Yes it stinks but your face will thank you. I would still recommend Brazened Honey over this one.

34 comments:

  1. I really want to try more lush masks! The only one I've ever tried is the mask of magnaminty, which I love!

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  2. I LOVEEEEE the Lush fresh face masks so much! I've tried Brazened Honey, Love Lettuce and Catastrophe Cosmetic. You can check out my post here: http://theprettyvain.blogspot.ca/2012/04/review-lush-fresh-face-masks.html

    I haven't had the chance to try out Cosmetic Warrior yet probably for the scent reason haha.

    Lovely post doll <3 xo

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    1. Love Lettuce sounds cool (good for my inner vegetarian) ^.^

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  3. I was contemplating on trying this one but not sure about the garlic scent on my face. Definitely have to check it out on my next visit. I just finished using the Catastrophe cosmetic and absolutely will repurchase it again.

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    1. Definitely want to try it for yourself-maybe I am just crazy and other people actually like the scent!

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  4. I bought this the other day hoping to treat my skin a little and i must agree with you about the smell...It is awful. Also when i try and wash it off, theres always garlic residue remaining in the sink which is a bit disgusting. However, the mask does leave my face feeling really soft :) Brazened honey is the best LUSH fresh face mask i have tried so far. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and experiences xoxo

    www.yingcbeauty.com

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    1. Nothing is good about garlic residue...luckily I didn't have that problem. I usually wash it off in the shower.
      No problem--thanks for reading Ying <3

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  5. This sounds good but the smell might put me off! I really need to try Brazened Honey, everyone says it is amazing! :)

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  6. I'm really funny with scents so doubt I would be able to use this but its good to know it actually works.
    xo

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    1. I guess there are positives and negatives to most products :P

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  7. I've tried Cosmetic Warrior and completely agree with you on the smell! I found it dried my skin out though. I'm buying BB Seaweed next after trying a sample, it made my skin feel amazing! xx

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    1. oooh I'm going to look that up now :D

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  8. Love Lush!!! Their products are amazing!!!

    With Love From Hollywood, Kier

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  9. OOh i was actually looking for a new mask :)

    http://blaiseruby.blogspot.co.uk/

    @BlaiseDyer

    x

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  10. I've heard great things about this mask and I want to try it but I've sniffed it a couple of times in store and just don't like the scent at all! xo

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    1. Scent can be a deal breaker for some people :P

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  11. Thanks for the review!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  12. I've always wanted to try this one but that smell has always put me off! It does sound like it works really well though x

    http://wewereraisedbywolves.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Funny, I hadn't heard of it before going to the store. Thanks for reading & commenting :)

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  13. This has to be one of my favourite lush product! Always leaves my skin super soft! Love the review

    Adele x

    http://adelesadores.blogspot.co.uk

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  14. I def need to try this out! Thanks for the advice! xo

    http://www.elizabethmaycelovelifebeauty.com

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  15. i was just at lush few days ago and ive been meaning to get something from them but not sure which to get! i wanted a LOT! hm.. i usually prefer sheet masks cause it's less messy but let's see

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    1. I've never tried a sheet mask-but I want to :]

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  16. I hate garlic :(
    But this mask looks so good

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    1. Garlic evokes some strong reactions :P

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  17. I like garlic, but I'm going to have to give this one a good sniff before I take it home with me! I definitely have to try Brazened Honey though as it sounds divine!

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    1. Funny how scents can make such a difference!

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