August 4, 2011

Princess Carnival Fuji Sakura Brightening Mask Review

The downfall of many of my beauty purchases, great packaging. Damn…it’s the packaging that gets me every time.

In the case of Princess Carnival Facial Sheet Masks I fell rather hard for the cute packaging but sometimes packaging is the only awesome thing about a product.


A facial sheet mask for brightening dull skin!

Princess Carnival is a new mask series that features cute themed boxes and a heavy dose of essence.

If you’ve never used an Asian style sheet mask they are basically made of strong fiber material soaked in essence or lotion which you place on your face for 20-30 minutes (or longer) and allow the essence to absorb. Their are different formulas that address various issues such as dryness, anti-aging, whitening, etc……the masks are normally heavily saturated and feel very “wet” on your skin but they leave behind rather fabulous results.

Princess Carnival has one very great factor about it and that would be the essence. These are loaded with 5ml of essence and are extra saturated. This I absolutely love about them. Granted many sheet masks come nicely saturated but these go the extra mile. The masks have a strong rose-like scent so sensitive users be aware. The masks are meant formulated to brighten skin and ease dullness.

In my experience with the masks I felt like they did a great job hydrating my face but sadly…

I did not experience much else. No brightening at all and my skin was still very dull after use. Although they left my face quite smooth I thought I’d see WAY better moisturizing from these considering the sheer amount of product in each mask. Sure it hydrated but not amazingly so.

My skin isn’t sensitive and rarely suffers break outs from skincare products however the rose fragrance seemed to be very powerful. Thankfully I didn’t break out but I felt like I was on the verge of a pimple attack after use but nothing happened in the end, phew! So do be aware if you’re prone to break outs!

  • Those wanting a mask that hydrates but doesn’t mind the lack of other benefits!

  • Sensitive skin types.
  • Those wanting a mask to brighten and hydrate (it’s a one trick pony here that hydrates but fails to do much else).

So far my experience with Princess Carnival wasn’t exactly successful. The Sakura extract that was meant to brighten my skin didn’t seem to do much and I was still very dull after use. Surprisingly all that essence didn’t exactly leave my skin super hydrated either although it sure was a nice experience having that much product soaked into a mask.

Cute packaging yes but the results of the mask weren’t near as nice.

No likey!

I purchased these from E-bay from seller AlphaBeautyUK whom I am not affiliated with.

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  • Sarah S.

    Sooo adorable! But I absolutely HATE Rose fragrance. I was disappointed my Lancome GWP Juicey Tube in Moulin Rose actually smells and tastes like roses (GAG!).


    the packiging is cute but gosh only hydration!?!? Big bummer Hopefully one day muse you will find your cure all mask for dull skin!!!

  • J.

    I totally see what you mean about the packaging, the package on this one is adorable! Too bad the product wasn’t as good though :/

  • Nucleii

    So ‘My Beauty Diary’ and other Taiwanese brand were better than this in the brightening and moisturizing department? Or what ranking would you put this compared to the others you tried?