REVIEW: LUSH Metamorphosis Bath Bomb

It’s rare that I wear bright coloured clothing, and I’m usually seen in all black, so when I saw Metamorphosis, I knew I had to try it out.

Apparently, this bomb was inspired by Mike Graff who is a guitarist in the band Course of Empire. If you have zero idea on who Mike or Course of Empire are, don’t worry. I have zero idea too.

‘A symphony of darkness and light, this intensely rhapsodic bomb will release comforting, tranquil black pepper and myrrh resinoid to cleanse and uplift your soul. Release into warm water, and as the darkness of night fizzes away, a warm cinnamon sunrise of orange, pink, yellow and green bursts into life. Break free of the old and step into a bright new day.’


Now, usually LUSH products have a load of natural ingredients in, and usually out way the safe synthetic ingredients. This on the other hand only has 8 natural, whilst it has 13 safe synthetics.

Bomb Design

(I’m super tired so I’m not even sure if this subheading makes sense)

The bath bomb is a greyish black colour which has ridges all through the top and also has a surprising colourful centre which I was unaware of when I brought this.


I brought this bath bomb whilst having a cold, so I have zero idea on the scent of it and picked it up, purely because of the colour. I’d never tried a bath product that was anything like this, and I had SUPER high expectations.

It wasn’t until I actually got into the bath that I was able to smell this. The steam helped to unblock my nose, and then boom. The smell hit me. I can’t even remember exactly what it smelt like, other than a hint of menthol. All I remember thinking was ‘this is definitely going to clear out my sinuses’ 

All of the main ingredients listed on the LUSH website (Black Pepper OilCinnamon Leaf Oil and Myrrh Resinoid) all have the words ‘warming’ next to them, so I’m not entirely sure why I could smell menthol.

Late night bath bombing 🛁 @lushcosmetics

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Thoughts And Feelings

Firstly, when I popped this into the water, the noise was bloody loud. The fizzing lasted a very long time, and was definitely something that you wouldn’t be able to miss.

The colour that the bomb had left was actually pretty sickening…. and not in a good way.

I was expecting to have really dark grey/black water with lots of glitter in, but the water that I was left with honestly looked as if I had rolled around in the mud and then pissed in the bath. Not cute.

It did have a small hint of shimmer in the water, but nothing mega.

It wasn’t until I had a look around my bath that I noticed it had left a greyish ring all around my bath which was the first thing that pissed me off. When I’m trying to have a relaxing bath, the last thing I want to do is have to clean it.


It was whilst I was cleaning the bath (whilst still in the tub), that I looked down and noticed that the bomb had STAINED a black ring around my abdomen and back…


I would apologise for my hairy stomach and scars, but I don’t actually care

The stain doesn’t really show up that well, and even after I scrubbed it with a loofa and a shit ton off soap, it still didn’t budge.


After I cleaned the bath and scrubbed my skin, I decided it was time to evacuate the bath and move into the shower.

If you’re wondering, I’m sat in bed writing this about 4/5 hours later, and I STILL have a black ring.


  • Looked rad AF in the shop
  • Fizzing sound is pretty spectacular
  • A bit of shimmer
  • Surprising centre


  • Smell wasn’t the best
  • Colour was grim
  • Left black scum around my bath
  • Stained my skin
  • Expensive for a shit product
  • Shimmer wasn’t half as good as I was expecting

Would I Repurchase?

Not a chance in hell. I was really looking forward to using this and like I said, I was expecting to have a really dark coloured water which lots of glitter in. Nope. Nothing. I hate to write a bad review on LUSH since I have loved every product of theirs so far, but this was awful.

Also, after reading the review of this, it seems a lot of people agree with what I’ve said. Come on LUSH. What are you doing?!

Have you ever disliked a product from LUSH? What was it?


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