Hmm… How does one take pics of herself wearing a fabric face mask and still look cute? I’m lookin’ for ideas. If you have any, by all means, please share with the class.
‘Cause I dunno.
Walking around the house looking like Jason Voorhees does have its perks, though, like, it makes doing work at your desk seem less like work, because it’s hard to get stressed while one of these cloth face masks is doing its plumping and hydrating thing.
I’m also that much better prepared to scare away the neighborhood kids when they come a-knockin’ to sell chocolate bars, because THIS LADY DON’T NEED ANOTHER CHOCOLATE BAR, SON.
I checked out these Sephora Collection masks today! The rainbow display was hard to miss.
So, I really like the face masks by SK-II, but clutch my pears! — those things are obscenely expensive ($135). They’re maybe a once-every-two-years thing.
These Sephora masks, on the other hand, are only $6 each, and there are eight.
From the Sephora website…
- Lingzhi Mask: Creates the appearance of smoother, plumper, and younger-looking skin.
- Lotus Mask: Refreshes tired skin and reduces signs of strain and fatigue.
- Honey Mask: Nourishes and balances to soothe and refresh dry or sensitive skin.
- Pearl Mask: Perfects and brightens with natural-origin pearl to create high luminosity.
- Ginseng Mask: Tones and energizes while providing a tightening effect for a plumped and supple complexion.
- Green Tea Mask: Mattifies and purifies to soothe skin, absorb sebum, and reduce the appearance of outbreaks.
- Rose Mask: Provides deep moisture and brightening properties through natural rose extract.
- Pomegranate Mask: Awakens, energizes, and protects the skin with antioxidant-rich natural pomegranate extract.
I chatted with a friendly Sephora makeup artist in the store, and she mentioned that the Rose Mask was their bestseller, so I grabbed one of those. She also recommended the Honey Mask for straight-up hydration, and since the masks are only $6 each…
Twist my arm, why don’t ya!
She also said that her personal favorite was the new Lotus Mask for refreshing tired skin, so maybe I’ll try that one next time.
All of them are easy to use. Just open the package, apply to clean, dry skin, and leave it on for 15 minutes. Then remove and gently massage any remaining product into your skin. No need to rinse.
When I got home from Sephora this afternoon, I washed my face and used the Rose Mask.
I was surprised by the amount of product in the fabric, considering that it’s only a $6 mask.
I think the SK-II masks I’ve tried in the past were juicer? — for lack of a better word, but this one is still moderately juicy, LOL!
When I removed the mask today and did a little facial massage, as per the directions, my skin felt a little less dry. I think I also looked less tired and more radiant.
That said, the areas around my mouth and cheeks that were dry before I used the mask were still a tad tight…although a bit better, so maybe this particular mask isn’t as ideally moisturizing as I’d like.
But it’s $6…which is $129 less than the SK-II masks (!).
I’m really looking forward to trying the Honey Mask next. Hopefully that one’s even more moisturizing.
If you’re interested, Sephora has an online-only deal going on now where if you buy four masks, you get a fifth mask free.