This weekend was a rejuvenating one in terms of masks and skincare! Valentina, my mom and I did a coconut oil hair mask, and I also tried two Sephora masks that a friend was so kind to give me, which I’ll be talking about in this post😃
I’ve never tried Sephora products other than a palette a friend recently gave to Valentina, so I was excited and had quite high expectations. Before using the masks, one thing that didn’t convince me from the start were the ingredients – these were definitely not “natural” masks.
Rose Lip Mask – “Moisturizing and softening”
Okay, so I didn’t like this lip mask AT ALL. It is super uncomfortable and not what you would expect of something that’s supposed to be moisturizing. I didn’t even leave it for the full 15 minutes, as the package recommends, because I didn’t like it.
When your first take it out of the package, it’s super gooey, but the paper is big enough to cover your lips. However, you can’t move at all since the mask slides down and falls (given that it doesn’t have anything to adhere with to your lips other than the product itself).
The part that I didn’t like the most was the tingling sensation it left on my lips. That is something I would expect from a lip plumper, not from a moisturizing mask.
I have to say, my lips aren’t dry and they are indeed soft from the mask, but the tingling sensation was there for minutes after I removed the mask and it doesn’t take particularly well either.
Argan Hand Mask – “Anti-aging and evenness”
I was excited for this one because I didn’t think “hand masks” were a thing. I really liked that this one smelled nice and it was practical: the product is inside the plastic gloves, so you can continue with your activities as normal for the 15 minutes.
This mask I did leave for the whole time, and my hands do feel softer, but the difference is not huge. Also, there was too much extra product on my hands after removing the gloves to just “gently massage any excess product into the skin. No need to rinse”.
In comparison to the lip mask, this one was much better in terms of comfortability.
In terms of fulfilling their function, you could argue the lip mask did hydrate my lips. On the other hand, I’m not sure I’m meant to feel my hands more even from one application of the hand mask.
Overall, I wasn’t blown away by these masks. Personally, I don’t think they are worth it. Especially because natural, DIY options are available and can help you achieve more for less.
This isn’t the end of Sephora for me – I know they have incredible products, but I’m just not a fan of these types of masks.
Is there a store-bought mask you die for?