November 11, 2016

Belif Aqua Bomb Sheet Mask Annoying and Expensive But Moisturizing

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I thought I’d review the Belif Aqua Bomb Sheet Mask ($8) I purchased during the Sephora Sale last week for VIB Rouge Members.

I’m a fan of Belif’s products especially their True Cream Moisturizing Bomb! As a girl with drier skin, their line truly hydrates and retains moisture incredibly well. I’m also a girl that LOVES a good sheet mask so when I noticed that Belif now had sheet masks I picked one up!

Here are my thoughts and review on the Belif Aqua Bomb Sheet Mask!

The Belif Aqua Bomb Sheet Mask is annoying, expensive, and moisturizing!

But I digress, let me step for a moment and explain sheet masks for those who haven’t tried one. I’m a massive fan of Asian Sheet Masks, particularly Taiwanese ones from brands like My Scheming and My Beauty Diary. These typically come in boxes that contain 8 to 10 individuality packaged sheet masks for around $10 to $15 per box. Cheap right? So cheap in fact that I use them three of four times a week. Each box typically comes with masks that are formulated for one particular skin problem. For example, I love My Scheming 2-in-1 Shea Butter Masks because they are perfect for long term moisturizing results. But there are plenty of formulas to try that offer brightening benefits, address problem skin or oiliness, anti-aging benefits, and more. There are even boxes of masks that come with a variety of formulas. If this interests you at all I suggest heading over to sasa.com or even ebay.com seller AlphabeautyUK as both offer great deals on boxes of sheet masks.

How to use a sheet mask? Sheet masks are made from a thinner cotton fiber which is saturated with essence giving them a very wet feel. They have cut outs for your eyes and lips and are meant to be placed over your face and worn for 10 to 20 minutes. After you toss the mask out and you do not rinse the essence off, you pat it gently into your skin and follow up with your normal nightly skincare.

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Belif’s take on sheet masks is interesting and annoying. This mask comes in a dual chamber pouch which separates the essence from the mask. I don’t see the point in this especially since it turns into a challenge and a massive annoyance to actually get the essence onto the mask. So, you have to fold both sides (see below how you’re suppose to squeeze it together) of the mask packaging together and “pop” the middle of the envelope that holds the mask in order to release the essence. It is mind mindbogglingly annoying and difficult to do. I kept squeezing and squeezing and couldn’t get it to pop. I was actually scared it would pop in my face or all over me and I’d not only end up with a mess but also a mask I couldn’t use because the essence poured all over me. Luckily that didn’t happen and after 20 minutes of playing around and squeezing, etc…it finally popped in the center and the essence flowed into the chamber holding the mask. I do not understand why they created packaging like this. Does it keep the mask fresher? I have no idea. It was just a major annoyance to me.

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I actually popped the mask but left it aside and forgot to use it. I read reports that said the essence didn’t saturate the mask well and the mask was dry, etc…I think by leaving the mask for a day and forgetting about helped saturate the mask well. So, pop the mask, massage the envelope to get the essence into that second chamber holding the mask, and leave it for a day because this seems to have helped my mask become very saturated with the essence.

The mask itself is wonderful once you get passed the awful packaging. It uses the same technology as Belif’s The True Cream Aqua Bomb! It’s highly hydrating and it has long term moisturizing benefits that leave skin super smooth, very soft, and very moisturized. Apparently it minimizes pores and improves elastically as well but I don’t have visible pores nor a loss of elasticity at the moment so I can’t speak for either of those benefits. I will say the moisturizing benefits were wonderful.

But….

There are a lot of masks that are equally moisturizing from a variety of Asian brands that are way cheaper. This is a single mask purchase for $8 dollars! I can get a box of moisturizing masks that contain 8 masks for around $12 bucks. I definitely cringe at that price tag. But I would consider repurchasing it in the future if the price was lower.  Offering it in a box of say 5 for maybe $30 would tempt me to indulge again. But at $8 bucks for one? I might second think that.

Belif Aqua Bomb Sheet Mask might be worth a try not since you get 20% off at Sephora with your VIB discount but at full price they can prove annoying and challenging to use but dry skin girls and guys might overlook the price and the evil packaging for the great moisturizing benefits these provide.

Belif Aqua Bomb Sheet Mask is available at Sephora.com.

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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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  • Patricia

    I can’t seem to find a link to the My Scheming 2 in 1 Shea Butter Mask. Do ou have one from where you order. With winter coming I know I will need the extra hydration.

    • Isabella Muse

      hi Patricia! Sadly, it seems my Scheming axed it but they do make a host of other fantastic formulas for drier skin!