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Happy face mask Friday everyone! I am all for a cosy night in these days, and going out is the least of my worries. That is why every Friday I review a different mask for you. Normally for my skin type, which is dry to normal but sometimes the masks just jump out at me and say hello! Pick me. So I do.

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This week’s mask we are focusing on the eyes, well under the eyes especially. Your eyes are really sensitive and little more delicate around them compared to the rest of your face. For me under my eyes is the most visible area to show up, dark circles, tiredness and when I am poorly you can tell by them. Today’s brand is Kocostar and that is a brand completely new to me. Anyway under eye masks or patches are meant to do good things so I though I would give these ones a try. 

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Let’s talk packaging. As the name Princess eye patch silver. The packaging as is the patches, of course are silver. Silver actually being pretty close to grey is one of my favourite colours. Though everything is written in white and actual package in silver, the colours sort of blend together and if you don’t pay attention you could miss a word or two. A circular pattern forms around the image of the patches and this is really pretty. Something I would actually put in my bullet journal. 

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For the back, it’s the basic has to have on a product. But it’s all written in asian, so if it wasn’t for the grey sticker with the English instructions. I would of just had to go with the flow. All the ingredients are written on the sticker as well as the instructions. Always read the instructions because masks can really through you sometimes with the random one minute apply times or the wash your face before hand. 

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Tonight’s mask is a 10-15 minute wear. Which is really easy to put on and wear around whilst you cook dinner, read a book or whatever takes your fancy. I have to say I ate my breakfast whilst I had mine on. So really anything. 

These are the easiest to apply, open the pack by the opening and take out the circular container. Take that lid off and the film protecting the patches and apply to the under eye. How easy. And even I can get them to work. Really can’t be hard then hey?

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Once I had the first patch on, it did feel weird to begin with. So make sure your skin and under eye is ok with them before you go on to do the full 15 minutes. Sort of feels like the patches they put on your eyes before you have eyelash extensions. But lower down a little and not trapping your lower eyelashes. 

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They felt slippery at first but once on your face, they are there until you peel them off. Better to eat in than a sheet or any full face mask because at least its not setting and making it hard for features to move! I managed a cereal bar and to take my medication. 

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When it was time to take these off, it really was easy. Just peel them off. The instructions state to massage in what is ever left on your face gently. I had a glow but no extra to massage in. So under my eyes worked that full 15 minutes, absorbing as much as it could! 

That was it really. Under my eyes have had a little glow to them the last few days and do look slightly less on the dark side. It’s good to plump them with rich goodness without the likes of botox or any other chemical injections. Even now after a few days and showered and all that, they actually do and feel good. 

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When it comes to your skin, and especially me because I don’t wear much makeup. It’s easier for you to look the worse and 100% my eyes and under them are the ones that show it first. If you could wear concealer under the eyes everyday or a patch a couple 10 minutes a week. What would you choose? 

I can tell you, I am and always have been lucky with my skin. It’s clear and smooth most of the time. Sometimes I get the odd spot, thats huge for me but as big as a full stop to others. But then everyone is different. As much as I don’t have to because I am lucky, I still do follow a skincare routine and would like to always make the effort, for myself more than others. 

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The underneaths of my eyes are so soft and smooth. Even with it being many hours after use, I can still feel the slightest of the mask on my face. Though some of the features to this mask benefit for days, others seem to go within 13 hours or so. I seem to have darker circles but then I am tired and its 8:30pm so nearly bed time and nothing on my face. 

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Would I recommend this mask? Yes I would. It does as it says it should. My face feels moisturised, smooth and in a good condition. I can’t fault the texture of my skin after the use of this mask. Because I did this at breakfast rather than night, I do feel that there was a difference the day I wore this and during the whole day as well. 

It’s suitable for all skin types which is good for everyone. You can eat in it, another bonus, and if you barely slept a wink that night. Then you can totally fake it through the day on a “full” nights sleep. 

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At the bargain price of £4. It’s a pretty reasonable price and most cost that or more these days. One time use ones are roughly £5. Maybe for me though I would have liked a little extra content to this mask. Purely because masks for me normally leave my face caped in the leftovers. This didn’t have anything but a fine shimmer of glow. 

What is your go to mask at the minute? Any you would recommend me?

Melanie Kate

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Hey! I am Mel, a fashion and lifestyle blogger from the UK.

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