Since summer has arrived, I have started scrolling through my favourite beauty blogs for new makeup products that scream the season (queue the BB creams)…
But liquid lipsticks are not the only products entering the beauty hall of fame: face masks have had a revamp. If you are planning on taking a well executed selfie in the foreseeable future, I suggest you pause. Here are four you need to try that will guarantee you likes on Instagram and glowing skin without breaking the bank.
I have a small phobia of the Snapchat filter, but I love furry animals and monochrome so pandas are definitely up there for me. So when I read about the Oh K! Fibre Panda Mask, £5, I swear it took me a while to digest. Refreshing green tea and apple will brighten your complexion and you will smell lovely. Did I mention you will look like a panda?
That Smells Lush
An oldie but goodie, Lush Fresh Face Masks, £6.50, are an absolute steal. Like the panda mask, you can keep these little pots of goodness in the fridge for a cooling treat and they smell organic and natural. Have five empty Lush pots at home? Clean ‘em out and go grab yourself a free face mask. Yes, really.
Masks with bubbles seem quite scary (bubbles?) but think of them as a bit of fun and you’ll be fine. The Insta famous clay-to-foam mask is Elizavecca Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask, £10.90. Bubble masks are renowned for their deep pore cleansing action whilst offering intense hydration – perfect for getting rid of that icky skin feeling. The clay fizzes up into a foam when in contact with water, apparently. Team with the piggy Snapchat filter and you are good to go.
The Foil Awakens
If you like all things sci-fi and beauty (like me) then you will love this trend. Foil face masks are the coolest products I’ve seen in ages. Estee Lauder are the current masters, the new Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Power, £16, is on the pricy side but I reckon its benefits will be second to none. Infused with nourishing oils, the foil is supposed to deliver 25 times faster penetration than a cotton mask.
I think a good face mask is definitely worth investing in. I hate putting on makeup if my skin isn’t great, and when your skin is good you feel so much better too! Face masks are one of my favourite parts of skincare routines – one a week makes such a difference. Victoria Beckham posted herself relaxing with a foil mask on Instagram at Cannes, whilst Karlie Kloss, Bella Hadid, and Alexa Chung are also fans.
Fun and fabulous for your skin – go and buy one of these face mask. You won’t regret it.
Edited by Naomi Upton