It is face mask Friday, I am so ready for the weekend. As part of my skincare routine, I try and test a new mask weekly. Whilst doing so, I get the opportunity to review them all for you. Most of the masks I review are for my skin type, which is normal to dry. But others take my fancy as well and end up in the basket.
This week’s mask is by Masque Bar. A brand I have used a handful of times. As part of their pretty animalz range, I am trying and reviewing the Zebra sheet mask. Which is printed as a zebra. Enriched with extracts that help to nourish and purifying your face. Many of you may already know this but I have a love/hate relationship with sheet masks, but they are really perfect to hydrate your face, hence why I try them still.
I would say that personally I find the themed, printed sheet masks more of a gimmick rather than proper skincare. This mask’s packaging has that fun feel to it. A cute baby pink backing with the animated zebra peering in from the corner. Let’s just say the animated zebra looks more zebra like than the mask on me, but there we go. It is all you need really, the name, the animal and what it is. Which it totally has. Interesting thing is that the brand Masque bar is written smaller underneath the title. Personally, that has made me have to look more at it to see the brand over the fact you are buying a zebra sheet mask.
The back of any mask is boring if I am honest. As is this, the only things I really read is the directions and sometimes the ingredients. Anything else, well that is completely ignored. Do you read everything on masks packaging? Sheet masks directions are pretty similar actually, the one thing to look for is the wear time. Brands like to through you off with random times sometimes. Tonight’s mask is a fairly average wear time, 15-20 minutes.
On to the mask, starting with a cleansed and dry face I opened the pack. There wasn’t a lot of liquid in the pack actually like others I have tried recently. Simply pulled the mask out and unfolded it. My love/hate relationship with sheet masks comes from the size of my head and how they fit.
So now I get the mask to fit as good as I can, then think it will do and go chill out. I did this mask on my lunch break the other day, hence the eye makeup. But I don’t wear anything other than that anyway. The mask didn’t feel that sticky but went with it anyway.
This is why nobody can say they don’t have time for skincare. Look at me using part of my hours lunch to try this. I could even do the hoovering or chill out and read for half hour. Nothing can stop you honestly, there is always times when you are home anyway!
Thank god no one called me in my lunch break hey! I’d be looking sort of like a zebra lol. Anyway, I chilled out on my iPad for the time. For sheet masks, I tend to go over the time limit, just so I can get the full potential out of it. So, I would say a good half hour I was wearing this.
From the minute it was on, to the minute it was time to take off I still looked like a zebra. The one thing I felt with this mask is that it has such a cheap quality to it. You know like school loo rolls, rough and hard. It wouldn’t stay stuck in places and when it was time to pull off, around my mouth and chin, it was hanging off. Making removal easier.
They ask you to gently dab the rest of the mask in. Honestly where it was already hanging off there was hardly any left. So, this was quick for me. If I wasn’t going back to work for the afternoon, I wouldn’t have bothered massaging in.
Compared to other printed sheet masks, this was really poor actually and as I mentioned earlier more of a gimmick than helping your skin. There just wasn’t enough in the mask to get it to stick and work on all areas. Don’t get me wrong my skin is amazing still. But my forehead is on the dryer side. Which I wouldn’t expect to see dryer skin after a hydration mask!
It is £3.99 which is fairly average for a sheet mask. Most are around £5 really. So slightly under. Affordable for most actually and ideal for teenagers or pamper nights in general. Again, I have to stress this is a mask for fun rather than an actual beneficial sheet mask.
So unfortunately, I have to say this isn’t the best printed sheet mask. Purely for the way it didn’t stick properly and the results, though good weren’t the best. Definitely is a fun mask, even then I would maybe look round and see what is on offer. I know I would rather be a Disney princess over a zebra any day. Lol.
What is your go to sheet mask at the minute?