Homegirl has a face mask addiction, it’s true.
Especially sheet masks, and not just ’cause they give me an excuse to do my best Friday the 13th Jason Voorhees imitation.
Last weekend after lunch with my brother in the city, we stopped by Japan Town to do some shopping and sightseeing, and while I was there I grabbed a few $2 face masks from a store called The Face Shop.
I spent way to much time in that place, partly because of all the goodies (it’s not as big as Sephora, but they carry a TON of products), and partly because of the music! The soundtrack they were playing was incredible. It was like a Beyonce CD but, like, in Korean. Amaze-balls.
Back to the masks…
I don’t know what it is about pre-moistened cloth-type masks, but I love ’em. I got addicted to them after I started using the SK-II masks a while back, which are FANTASTIC, by the way, because they leave your skin glowing and hydrated and soft, but they’re also unfortunately hella expensive.
I use an SK-II mask once, or maybe twice a year, and only before a special occasion or a big event (the last time was right before the Emmys last fall). The rest of the year I use whatever I can find that looks good and doesn’t cost an arm and a leg.
I’d never tried a mask by The Face Shop before, so I grabbed a bunch of different “flavors” while I was there. They were only $2 each.
I ripped open the Olive Oil Mask, which is supposed to be nourishing for extra dry skin, as soon as I got home.
It was a’ight… My skin definitely felt softer and moisturized after using it, but the mask left behind a sticky film, and for me that’s a no-go. You’re not supposed to rinse after using these masks, but I ended up taking off the mask and rinsing my face to remove the excess goo.
I haven’t tried the other masks yet, but I may use one tonight. I’m hopeful that the other ones are a little less gooey. They don’t have to be amazing…but if they’re pretty good, that’ll be great considering the price.
There are a bunch of different varieties available at the stores and The Face Shop website, and they’re all about $2-5 each. Not bad at all if you’re in the mood to try a new mask, and the thought of $2 sounds good.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,