October 23, 2012

Review: Sometimes I Like Lush Mask of Magnaminty, Sometimes I Don’t!

Ahhh Lush Mask of Magnaminty I have such a love/hate relationship with you! Some days you work, others you don’t…sometimes I see the glow you leave behind, other days I feel like you haven’t done anything at all.

What about you?

Do you love Mask of Magnaminty?

Mask of Magnaminty (not to be confused with milk of magnesia and yes, I’ve made the mistake of calling it that once or twice) is the only “fresh” facial mask that Lush sells online (anything else you’d have to get in store) that doesn’t need to be refrigerated although I do recommend sticking it in the fridge for a cool, crisp feel thought anyway!

This is a deep cleansing facial mask made from clay and fresh peppermint. Yeah, I’m always sold on ANYTHING with mint in it. It’s supposed to yank out debris from pores while exfoliating dry skin and calming redness. So basically it’s a one hit wonder to address many needs.

What does it actually do…

Well it’s kinda that stereotypical green mask you’d see someone wearing in a rom com or in a horror movie. Ya know, getting ready for bed at night, green mask in place, door bell rings, dead of night, pouring rain, a man with a hockey mask and a big knife on the other side of the door, you screaming, green mask dripping off your face as you run around the house with your hair in curlers chased by said dude in hockey mask with big knife…

Or you’re at home, sitting on the couch, pity fess, big quart of Blue Bunny Ice Cream in hand, in front of the TV watching those really bad can’t take your eyes off them train wreck 90210 remake episodes, door bell rings, it’s your crush, but you’re wearing a big giant fluffy robe, lambie slippers, and a green slimy mask on your face, what do you do!?!??!

Get it?

In all seriousness it really is kinda a stereotype for all masks everywhere. Green? Yeah, very stereotypical.

It’s thick and creamy and it smells like chocolate chip mint ice cream! But don’t eat it. Smear it all over your face, sit around (still perhaps watching those bad 90210 remake episodes) for 30 minutes or so and allow the clay to set and dry. Now rinse! BAM! Glowing skin.


Really depends…I sometimes have crazy cool results with this bad boy. My skin glows after use…it tingles during the wear too and feels all minty, cool fresh! And sometimes…sometimes it doesn’t do much of anything….so I stick to using it for really bad 911 episodes. When my skin is super dull or extra shiny, flaky, etc…I think the key is not to over do it with the mask. For example every two weeks, single treatment, will result in glowing dull-free skin but say once a week or even twice a week and you won’t be as wowed by the results.

As it dries down it begins to tighten considerably now is time for the rinse off. Since it is a tad on the chunky side as you rub it off you’ll be exfoliating your skin a bit with it as well!

Sadly, it only lasts for three or so months before needing to be tossed so I recommend purchasing the smaller jar and using it two or three times a month. Your skin will thank you and you’ll get back that glow you might sorely be lacking. Over use it and you won’t notice the change so much!

P.S. You can use it on your body too!

Tried it?

Love it?

What sort of results do you see from it?

Available from www.Lush.com

P.S. I’m pretty sure I have a crush on Byran Johnson. He’s like the bully at school you shouldn’t laugh at but secretly do anyway because he makes such comical snarky ass comments. Loved him in all of Kevin’s movies but really find him even funnier in his candid takes in Comic Book Men (P.S.S. don’t watch the show if you’re a comic book reader it will seriously make you realize what a dork you are! I’ve been confronted by my nerdy personality far to often for comfort when watching it!)

I purchased this item.

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Khalia

    I HAD to comment on this because I just had to toss the last of my jar last night because I realized it was WAAAY past the expiration date! But I do have to agree that the minty cool feel makes you feel like it must be doing something super awesome while its on your face but then after all is said and done the actual results are kind of anticlimactic!

  • Carly

    This is amazing during those insufferably hot summer nights… or when you have a really high fever. It cools you down right away. πŸ™‚


    oh I always love this stuff! Just like you I keep it in the fridge! But I always see results!!! i have horrible I MEAN HORRIBLE black heads on my nose (like a golfball) biore strips don’t work, regular masks , and exfoliators, none do the trick!… but this stuff makes my nose perfect! I love this mask!

    P.s I have kept mine in the fridge for over a year (I’m still using it) no problem, I’m sure others wouldn’t want too though, but its really long lasting!

  • Lindz

    I am also on the fence about Mask of Magnaminty. I just don’t know how I feel about it to be honest. I guess it helps exfoliate a bit but other than that I just don’t seem to notice anything super amazing about it.

    • the Muse

      lindz sometimes I experience the same, try once or twice a month you might notice the glow ;D

  • Leigh

    Hi Muse! I had to weigh in on this. Mask of Magnanimity is the only mask from Lush that I have tried and on me it looks great every time! I try to use it a couple of times a week. Then again as a Jewelry major I get exposed to a lot of drying elements so my skin can get really dry if I don’t watch it! Oh and I don’t know if you know yet but Snow Fairy will indeed be in US stores for the Holiday Season (I don’t buy online so I apologize for annoying you if it’s already up) πŸ™‚

  • Marta

    I am wary myself of masks with peppermint/balsamic elements. They always have a “tingling” and refreshing effect, but that doesn’t mean anything significant has happened to your skin. I do like how they make the skin feel fresh. Montagne Jeunesse Dead Sea Mud is VERY similar in the way it’ll make your skin feels. If I’m using something just once or twice, I usually prefer something strong like Dark Angels, but Let the Good Times roll has won me over xD
    Btw, I’ve never bought a fresh mask/cleanser online, as I never finish them on time (3 months?! :(). If you get them in the shop, you can ask for less ammount of product…

    • the Muse

      i love let the good times roll! LOVE! great cleanser ;-D you can’t buy them online in the US unfortunately…only in store…I don’t much like them anyway :-/ they don’t do much!

  • JenJ

    I’ve never tried anything from Lush. Kind of tempted to try this since I’ve heard people comparing it to Queen Helene’s Mint Julep mask. But the scruby beads have me going ummmmm…o_O

  • Sandi

    I love this stuff. It feels great and it does unclog my pores. A word of warning for anyone with rosacea though…I brought everything I use on my face to the derm when I went for an appt due to redness on my cheeks and the side creases of my nose (knock, knock…hello 40 in 2 months). Anyway, I was diagnosed with rosacea and she said peppermint oil (which this contains) is a big no-no for people with rosacea as if causes worse flair ups. Luckily, I have a teenage daughter who I could pass mine on to and she loves it. She really finds it clears up her skin. Ah…to be 15 again. πŸ™‚

  • Trillium

    This is one of my all time favorite products! I use it once weekly and LOVE what it does for my skin! I would hate to be without it. My husband gets a kick out of the green mask. πŸ˜‰

  • yasmine

    I heard so much hype about this product but no difference after using it shame

  • Maddie

    I love this mask! But you’re right. I used to use it once or twice every week and saw less results than when I use it every couple of weeks. It defintely makes my skin glow and makes my blackheads less noticeable. My complexion is just radiant after using this mask. I only have one complaint which I noticed the last time I actually used this mask: My ENTIRE face broke out in a mad, red rash. It also made a red outline of where the mask was sitting on my face and it got slightly itchy. Now, I’m unsure ifΒ this is a new thing or the fact that I never noticed before. After about 20mins though, the redness subsided and my skin was glowing again. Weird.

    • Isabella Muse

      oh no! perhaps the mint didn’t agree with you maddie!

  • Courtney

    Hi Muse!

    I think you are leaving this mask on too long which may be a reason why you aren’t getting consistent results. My big tub of Magnaminity directions say to leave the mask on for 5 – 10 minutes and then gently scrub off. Maybe give less time a try! I personally love this mask and my boyfriend even joins me once a week in wearing it!

  • Janice

    Hi, just been given the mask of magnanimity as a gift. Sounds lovely but I actually don’t have any spots. Will it still be worthwhile?

  • Belinda

    I don’t know what happened, the mask felt great on my skin. A great tingly sensation but then the next day I woke up with 2 angry pimples whereas for the past 2 weeks I’ve been acne free. Was it the mask that broke me out? I haven’t used it since because I’m scared that it will break me about again