Wednesday 2 November 2016

Review / Sephora Pearl Masks

Very little else makes me feel as relaxed at the end of a long day than pampering my skin and putting on a face mask. Recently, I was very lucky to have a friend nice enough to take time out from her holiday to pop into Sephora for me to pick up a few face masks to try! I'd never used any Sephora skincare products before and considering there is no store in Ireland, I perhaps impulsively, stocked up on a lot of different face masks. I was intrigued by the variety of masks that were on offer to target specific skin type needs and wanted to give them all a go. The first ones I decided to try out are from the Pearl collection, my likes and dislikes about each can be found below!

Pearl Face Mask

If there's one skincare product I hoard in bulk, it's definitely sheet masks. It was only during a trip to Japan in January that I became a little bit obsessed, making sure I stocked up on every Etude House mask (the 'I Need You' treatment masks are still my all time favourite!) I could find before coming home. The collection has been growing ever since! 
I was originally drawn to the Sephora Pearl mask for its claims to brighten and perfect uneven skin tone. I know a sheet mask won't solve all of my skin issues but as I often struggle with redness, I was hoping the mask would give me a radiance boost and help to even out the area's I'm self-conscious of. The Pearl mask is a single use sheet mask that you put on for 15-30 minutes. When it came to applying it, the size of the sheet was significantly larger than my face, causing it to shift around a lot and made multi-tasking with it on was pretty impossible! However, after 15-20 minutes I took it off and definitely saw an instant improvement in the texture and tone of my skin. It looked more radiant and make-up went on so smoothly after. While it had good instant results, the brightening effect was short-term and returned to normal by the next day. I think it could be a good quick-fix if you wanted an extra boost to your skin for a certain day or to treat yourself with a pamper session (any excuse!)

Pearl Sleeping Mask

At first I was weary of this one as I don't like to apply thick gels or anything that makes my skin feel sticky when I go to sleep. However, this sleeping mask felt really soothing and cooling to apply and sank into my skin really nicely without leaving a tacky residue. In the morning my skin felt deeply moisturised and soft to touch. As for it's claims to brighten the skin, I didn't see much evidence of that. Claims aside, it's a really lovely hydrating moisturiser and I got about 3/4 uses out of it. However, since I already have an all time favourite overnight mask (Origins Drink Up-Intensive), I don't see any reason to repurchase this one!

Pearl Eye Mask

Out of them all, I was most excited to try the eye mask and I'm happy to say it didn't disappoint! The mask comes in 2 small cloth sheets, designed to fit and apply easily into the contours of the eye. Once the mask is in place, you leave it on for 15-20 minutes, massaging any leftover excess into the skin once you have removed them. As someone who is very self-conscious of my purple/red under eye tones, I was delighted to see that when I took the eye mask off after 15-20 minutes the area looked ten times better! Any bags under my eyes were instantly depuffed and any redness was significantly minimised. My under eye area looked smooth and hydrated, giving an overall more radiant complexion to my face. This is definitely a great budget eye mask and one that would be perfect to apply the morning after a bad nights sleep for a fresh faced appearance. I'd repurchase this one for sure!

Hope this was helpful, I'll be trying out the other Sephora masks over the next few weeks!


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