There's one word in the beauty world that has the ability to make my heart flutter, other than "Liquid Lipstick" of course, and that word is "Mask". Whether it be for either face or hair, I haven't yet met a mask I didn't like. I think the reason I love them so much is the instant gratification you get when you wash them off, be it a pore cleansing, detoxing face mask or a deep repairing one for hair. My ever growing collection is seriously getting out of hand, but I simply can't get enough. Today I thought I would run you through a few of my personal favourites and we'll start with the face:
Lets start with what I turn to when my skin is having a major freak out. The Sephora Mud Purifying & Mattifying Mask has been one my saving graces throughout my most recent bout of spots. It helped clear them up in record time, it's great at detoxing and cleansing without drying out my skin. It's also pretty inexpensive as face masks go, though as it's a Sephora own brand product it's not that readily available to us in the UK. It's definitely one to pop in your basket though, if you're feeling like making a Sephora order.
Another Sephora exclusive (I know I'm sorry, I'm such a tease) is the Boscia Luminizing Mask.
Which is pretty similar to the Sephora one, except that it's actually a peal off mask, so I use this one when I'm feeling super lazy. It really pulls all the gunk out of your pores, and I have to say, it's pretty satisfying peeling it off, even if it does unintentionally remove any patches of peach fuzz haha. Hey I'm not complaining.
When it comes to exfoliating masks I'm pretty hard to please, but the Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask comes pretty close. Not only does it smell like Christmas (major points right there) it just eats away all the dead skin cells, leaving behind a gorgeously smooth surface that just glows with health. Now I will say it's not the most pleasant feeling mask, it does have quite a scratchy tingly texture, so it might not be one for super sensitive skin-types, but it's not unbearable and the benefits definitely outweigh the 3 to 7 minutes it takes. Who doesn't want baby smooth skin?
When my skin needs a pick me up, especially in the hydration department I turn to the Charlotte Tilbury Goddess Skin Clay Mask. It's luxurious and definitely not the most cost effective option, but it certainly leaves my skin soft and plump. It's great to use before you apply your makeup, as it only takes 10 minutes and is easy to remove, which is not always the case haha.
Let's move on to haircare:
Considering my hair is in dire need of a trim, I'm trying to inject as much hydration as possible, to try and postpone the inevitable. One of my recent re-discoveries is the Macadamia Deep Repair Mask. I honestly have no idea why I stopped using this mask because it's lovely. It makes the lengths of my hair so soft and I swear it reduces my blowdry time, which is a bonus for me and my lions main.
This Amika Nourishing Mask is (yet again) another Sephora goodie, I know, someone needs to ban me from that site. The thing that got me about this mask is the scent, it's absolutely divine, one of the main ingredients is Sea Buckthorn Berry, I have no idea what it is, but oh boy does it smell good. As my hair is quite thick, I need a mask that conditions without weighing my hair down and this one fits the bill perfectly. Can we also address the cute packaging, very swinging sixties.
What are a few of your favourite "Mask" Products?