I know that you know that I know that you know that I love applying charcoal-y things on my face (la visage). I’m always banging on about Dark Angels, Coalface and Younique’s Dextoxifying Mask, aren’t I?
Well, there’s a not-so-new but completely new to me thing for me to start banging on about now and I love it! Good luck about hearing the end of this one, lovers…
The Prince of Darkness mask from Lush combines Dark Angels with Coalface and Younique’s Detoxifying mask.
I never believed in a 3-way-conception until I discovered this! Literally, the DNA of three of my favourite products came together one fateful night/day in a kitchen or laboratory and THIS was born.
The smell of Coalface with the soft scrubbiness of Dark Angels together with the thick gooey yet smooth consistency of Younique’s Detoxifying Mask. I’m absolutely besotted. 😍
I ventured out to the Boxing Day sales yesterday and I saw it in a bowl on top of the ice in the Fresh Face Masks section, looking all charcoaly, shiny and shizz! Sadly, they didn’t have it in stock but the Lushie (sales person) gave me two samples to try (apparently, two samples = eight uses but for me it’ll be two at a push 😆).
I tried it last night for the first time, which is why I held off from reviewing it. Imagine if I reviewed it without trying it… 😂 That’d be some next phantom business! 🙈
Anyway, it applies smoothly on the face, in the exact way that Younique’s Detoxifying Mask does. The only difference between the two is that Younique’s one has a “Rice Crispy effect” as it snaps, crackles and pops afterwards and this one just stays put (I’d assume just like L’oReal’s charcoal mask). The Prince of Darkness and Younique’s Detoxifying Mask are both easy to wash off. However, with The Prince of Darkness, you can exfoliate the skin whilst washing it off – which isn’t possible with Younique’s Detoxifying Mask – because the exfoliating beads just melt away upon contact with water.
Calling all creatures of the night, we’re on a crazy train, heading straight for scrubbed up skin. Satisfy your need for a bright, matte complexion with this devilishly good facial mask, made with absorbant charcoal to cleanse from the depths. Fine sea salt and lavender oil refresh and balance your skin while Fullers Earth delivers a plumping, boosting effect, without excess moisture. Indulge in a little darkness to bring brightness to all skin tones.
To compare Dark Angels with The Prince of Darkness, they have similar ingredients such as activated charcoal (amongst others I’m sure, let’s face it, you’re not here for an ingredients breakdown are you?). But, Dark Angels has Black Sugar in it whilst The Prince of Darkness has Sea Salt granules. Obviously, Dark Angels is coarse and scrubby whilst this one is smooth and gently exfoliating.
Check the website for the list of ingredients before buying in case you’re allergic to anything. If in doubt, go in store and ask, they’re always really friendly and helpful.
You’ll remember that I posted about Winter Redness Skin Cures last month. Well, I’d like to add this to the list… I had a dry chin and nose, remember? Now, I don’t. This moisturises enough but gets rid of the excess sebum. 😂 ‘Sebum’ is a cracking word that never fails to make me laugh.
I can’t get enough of The Prince of Darkness face mask. It has absolutely everything I need in a mask. I love that it plumps and uplifts my skin too (thanks to Fuller’s Earth). So, it’s kinda like Ayesha (another face mask from Lush). Literally – this is the answer to all of my face mask prayers. I didn’t even know I prayed to Santa and his people about face masks, but apparently I had. Wow. He answered in 2015 but I only found out this Christmas… Better late than never, eh?
Whether Ozzy Osbourne uses Lush face masks is neither here nor there, but as far as I know, it’s named after him.
Love and light (not darkness),