Mask Monday, Week 4

Somehow it’s another Monday, I don’t understand why this keeps happening. And today was one of the Monday-est Mondays in a long time… The weather here is all over the place and my skin is DYING. Between the freezing cold and now using my Mia every day, my skin is completely freaking out. So I’m thankful for this L’Oréal Detox and Brighten Clay Mask (buy it HERE). I’ve been using this mask for a few months now and can confidently say, it’s one of my favorites.

Some highlights:

  1. It goes deep into your pores – You can see in the picture below that this mask really gets into your skin.
  2. It’s pretty light – It goes on smoothly and sits comfortably on your skin. It doesn’t feel super heavy like some other clay masks.
  3. Your skin feels soft afterwards – Unlike some of the paper masks or sticky masks, this makes your skin feel super soft afterwards.
  4. It comes off like a charm – Besides requiring you to give your sink a good rinse afterwards, it does come off easily.

Some Cons

  1. When it dries, it’s very stiff – Don’t expect to be able to move your face without breaking cracks in the mask.  Nose breathing is vital.
  2. The jar can dry out quickly – The glass jar comes with a white cap under the screw cap. This is the best way to keep it from dying out.

This mask feels comfortable and is definitely a good one to try if you’re new to Masks. Plus, the price tag is good since I got at around 8-10 full facial masks from the jar.

I would say 8/10.

Stay tuned for my review on a great mask for breakouts next week by ControlCorrective.

xoxo StephIMG_1142.jpgIMG_1140.JPG


The First #MaskMonday!

Hi Everyone,

In keeping with New Years goals, I am starting a new segment here on the blog called MaskMonday. I will be doing some video trials of some of the top masks around to help keep my skin supple and hydrated during these winter months.

This is keeping with my January goal of being more consistent here on the blog. Remember, small goals rather than lofty resolutions are the way to go!

What Mask? YES TO Detoxifying Charcoal Paper Mask
Where to Get It? Ulta Beauty sells this mask. Buy it online here
How Long? The mask takes about a minute to put on and has to stay on for 10 minutes to feel the full effect. Because it’s paper, you just take it out of the package and go!

Overall Feelings:
This mask was really easy to use and if you’re pressed for time, a good option. I’m a big fan of clay masks and this was the first paper mask I’ve ever used, so I’m not sure if I didn’t like it because it’s different, or if it’s the actual mask. I liked how easy it was to apply and how you can feel it tingling (the directions say that means it works). However, I didn’t love how when you take the mask off, your face feels sticky. I’m not sure if that’s the materials in it, or just the residue. About an hour later, my face still feels a a little sticky, even though the liquid has all dried off.

Overall Rating? 5.5-6/10

Next week we’re going to do a live trial of a L’Oreal clay mask.

Do you have any of your favorite masks you want me to try? Leave me a comment!