April 22, 2015

Sephora Face Mask Review

This was provided to me by a brand for review and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post but all opinions are my own.

Sephora Face Masks

The Sephora Face Mask Collection is a new eight formula permanent face sheet mask launch that arrived this Spring online and in stores for $6 each or grab up the Sephora Paper Mask Discovery Set which includes five masks for $24.

I happen to be a massive face mask fan girl! I love Asian Sheet Masks with a passion and use them two or three times a week. There are such a vast array of masks available in Korea and Japan plus they are very, very cheap.

It’s nice to see that the US market is slowly catching up to the sheet mask craze but still we are slow going and it’s not like you can head to your local drugstore and pick up a bunch of sheet masks as easily as you could if you were in a Korean drugstore.

None the less I love that Sephora has an entire range of Face Masks now to choose from and they even have a buy 4 get 1 free promotion on going at the moment but…

I don’t like these at all 🙁

When it comes to face masks my biggest pet peeve is a mask that fits poorly and that’s exactly one of the issues with these masks! More on that in a bit.

These come housed in an individual disk packaging which has a detectable pouch that contains the mask. It’s a lot of packaging for one mask haha…! You can get a 10 pack of masks for around $10 to $13 and a single mask from Sephora sets you back $6 or you can get one free if you purchase four which brings it down to $4.80 a mask but even with that promotion it’s still pretty expensive. Honestly, I probably wouldn’t mind the price if I actually liked the formula and the masks but I don’t so it feels a little costly to me.

Like Asian Sheet Masks, Sephora offers a variety of formulas that add moisture, brighten skin, tone, perfect, etc…..there are eight formulations to choose from!

I tried the Rose Mask which is a moisturizing and brightening formula that has a fresh floral scent and Pomegranate which is a anti-fatigue and energizing mask, this one smells like beer! Eeep! Not good!

Sephora Face Mask

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To use the masks simply slip them from the pouch and place on your face for 15 to 20 minutes. Each mask is made from a cotton fiber and is saturated with essence. The masks have a cut out for your eyes and mouth and they’ll stick easily onto your face. They are good for a single use only. After 20 minutes remove them, pat your hands gently on your face so excess essence absorbs fully, and you’re done!

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Unfortunately, I feel like neither mask did much for me. They were kinda sorta hydrating but not near as hydrating as masks I’ve tried from brands like My Beauty Diary. As I mentioned above I also disliked how poorly they fit. Out of the packagae you have to be very careful as they don’t have a plastic film (most Asian masks have a plastic film attached to them so you don’t tear them) so they are difficult to pull apart! You have to be very careful when unfolding the mask as it will tear if you aren’t careful. The eye holes were fine which is typically where poor fit occurs for me! The mask itself fits ok however, there is TON of excess material on the sides of the mask which kinda covers my ear and the hair at the side of my head. It’s just too wide a mask and doesn’t fit correctly on my face. Not good. This makes for a poor experience as you feel like the essence is not getting to the right areas of your face. I had more in my hair line than on my face I felt like.

After 20 minutes, I really didn’t feel my face looked any better. The formulas were lightly hydrating but aside from that I didn’t feel it improved my skin visibly!

I love Sephora for touching on the sheet mask market but at this price and this performance I think they are turned into more of a skip for me. For now, I’ll enjoy my Asian Sheet Masks and hope that at some point the US market will catch up to the Asian one!

This was provided to me by a brand for review and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post but all opinions are my own.

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • kristin

    I had the EXACT same experience. Tearing the mask, slimy texture, no results…its a joke that it costs $6. Very, very disappointed.

    • Isabella Muse

      agreed! I didn’t notice it until you said it but yes they are kinda slimy aren’t they?

  • auntymaim

    I wasn’t too won over by these, either. They’re not bad – I have a giant head so I love the fit as compared to, say, an Etude House mask, but the quality is on par with masks that you can buy for $1/ea on amzn. For $6 I expect hydrogel!

  • Thea

    I had a similarly disappointing experience with the sheet eye masks Sephora just put out. They were super slimy and kept slipping, even though I was lying down. They definitely didn’t fit right (I think they were made for giants!); I couldn’t get them anywhere near my eye. And at the end of it all, my undereyes looked no different. I was just left with a funky film.

  • Katherine T.

    Oh great, I got 5 of these masks lying around, haven’t even opened them, but thanks for heads up. I have a small face, so I will cut them up and try using as spot treatments to see if they do anything. Given the Asian sheet mask craze, I thought I would give them a try, and I was trying to reach $25 so I could qualify for the Sephora weekly special deals.

    • Isabella Muse

      try them out maybe you’ll like them Katherine! For me, not such a fan 🙁

  • Meow

    Is there a place online where you recommend getting your Asian face masks from?

    • Isabella Muse

      walmart.com carries the entire range of My Beauty Diary Masks Meow.

  • Iris

    Unfortunate they’re not too good. I was curious about them when I saw them in-store. I may try one only if they’re individually on sale or if I have to add to a minimum total for a sale.

  • Snesbear

    I saw these in store. Instead I went for the Tony Maloy Aloe moisturizing mask. It made my face feel soft and I felt like it moisturized my face. I’m still new to masks though so I don’t know if it’s the best out there. I’m just happy you get two for the $7.50.