Masks!

I love masks. So. So. Much.

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Bucket o’ masks

Sheet masks, pot masks, tube masks. Clay, egg white, mud. Doesn’t matter, I love them all.

I wanted to talk about my recent favorites since I haven’t written much about skin care.

Perfectly Posh Go West Detoxifying mask

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This is a relatively new mask in my collection and my first product from Perfectly Posh. I don’t know that I would pay full price for it since it’s a pretty small tube, but I bought this during a promo so I think I got it for $14. Anyway, the smell is the first thing I noticed about this. It’s got an interesting scent that’s a little bit citrusy and a little bit earthy. It’s hard to describe. The color is obviously unique, and the consistency isn’t like any of my other clay-based masks. It doesn’t dry down to be stiff like my other clay masks; the first time I used it I got a little confused and likely left it on too long. It makes my skin feel soft and doesn’t leave any residue, but it’s so scrubby that I can’t use it more than once a week. That’s really the only thing I don’t like about it.

Boscia Charcoal Pore Pudding

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I got this little “deluxe sample” in a subscription box and I was so excited. I’ve wanted to try this for ages, but it’s a bit pricey and I was unsure how mixing the two charcoals would work out, but I like it and fully intend to buy the full size. Preferably on sale.

So what you do is slap this stuff on your face and mix it together into this unattractive gray color, then wait until it dries into a slightly lighter unappealing gray color. It feels really nice and cooling while it’s on, and after using it a couple times a week I noticed that my skin isn’t as disgustingly oily and my pores don’t look like swimming pools, so I’m definitely a fan. I’m not sure if I’ll be able to keep using it into the fall without it drying out my face, but I’ll give it a shot.

Formula 10.0.6 Be Berry Fresh Balancing Mud Mask

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This mask was a total surprise. I walked by it in Ulta knowing nothing about the brand, but I thought the packaging was cute and it was really cheap so I grabbed it. It’s really thick, as you can see, and it smells like berries. When it dries it becomes almost translucent and has a sort of odd slippery texture when you try to take it off, but it does make my skin feel more balanced. I use so many products geared towards oily skin that sometimes my face ends up feeling a little bit dehydrated and this definitely helps. I have two other masks from this brand, the Pores Be Pure mud mask and the Three Times Sublime mask, but I don’t like them as much.

The Body Shop Seaweed Oil-Balancing Clay Mask

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I’ve loved this mask for a long time; I think I first purchased it 8ish years ago and haven’t been without it since. Some people complain about the smell in their reviews but I like it. It’s a bit like menthol but more earthy. It’s thick and cooling when it goes on and dries down so stiff that I can barely move my face. Once it’s dry I can see the areas where I was the oiliest, similar to the Glamglow Supermud Clearing Treatment, but it’s about 1/3 the price.

Now that summer is coming to an end I’ll be using some more moisturizing masks. I have a few, but if there’s anything you swear by I’d love to hear about it!

 

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