Beauteque’s Mask Maven: Part 1 April

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rosa
Rosa

 ***This review is not sponsored. Everything written is my own opinion, and if you are to use this product remember YMMV. 

I’ve started this new little hobby with trying out monthly services every month (usually between the $15-$30 price range) in order to discover which ones are the most useful, unique, or just down right disappointing. Last month I went with Beauteque’s monthly service, Mask Maven.

 

About Mask Maven:

13187696_10209415703011524_976690953_nThis monthly service provides around 9-11 masks every month, the batches being split between those who order at the beginning of the month, and those who ordered closer to the end. These masks can range from sheet masks, wash-off masks, even masks for your feet and hands. The prices are as follows:

  • $15 for one month
  • $15 per month for 3 months
  • $14 per month for 6 months
  • $13 per month for 12 months

Depending on when you sign up with Mask Maven will determine when your subscription will be sent.

I personally only bought the one month, and used BEAUTY10 to save 10%, resulting in the price being just under $15. If you are part of the first shipment, your products will be sent on either the 1st or 2nd of every month, or somewhere around the 15th if you are part of the second batch.

 

April’s Mask Maven:

13225074_10209415702971523_2116970296_oI received my package on the 18th of April, making my order part of the second batch.

Recipe’s Slowganic Sheet Mask-Grape ($1.30-$1.99)

13228075_10209415702731517_168535864_nThick cotton mask, decent amount of essence, smells like a grape popscicle. The fit was perfect, despite my complete fail of an application. I left it on for about 25 minutes and then patted the rest of the essence into my face and neck. The next day my face felt soft  and bouncy. This mask focuses on wrinkle control and elasticity for skin.

Recipe’s Slowganic Sheet Mask-Tangerine ($1.30-$1.99)

13162344_10209415702811519_1400148510_nJust like it’s grape counterpart, this mask fit very comfortably on my face, being made out of a thick cotton and having extra essence in the pack that I was able to pat onto my neck and face after I’d removed the mask. I love citric smells like tangerines and oranges, so this mask was instantly on my good side. The ingredients in this mask were centered around brightening the skin and evening skin tone. If you love the smell of tangerine and love the slowganic line from Re:cipe then I highly recommend this mask .

Skinfood’s Beauty in a Food-Strawberry  ($1.50-$1.99)

I love strawberry sheet masks. They tend to smell like yogurt and are always a refreshing way to get hydration into my skin. This mask was a thin cotton, heavy with essence, I left it on for about half an hour before patting the essence into my face. The eye holes are a bit small but I enjoyed it, it covered my under eye area, and honestly it’s one of my pet peeves when the eye holes are too large.

Skinfood Beauty in a Food-Jeju Tangerine Mask ($1.50-$1.99)

Another delicious tangerine mask! Just like the strawberry mask, this mask was heavy with essence, and it left my face looking bright and even.

Yadah Vitalizing Mask Pack-Pomegranate ($1.99)

13228171_10209415702691516_1463936791_nThis mask was average thickness, made from cotton. Pomegrante is a great boost of antioxidants and helps moisturize your skin. The smell was faintly fruity, and the pack was FILLED with essence.

Yadah Brightening Mask Pack-Lime ($1.99)

This cotton mask centered around brightening and evening the skintone. Where the pomegranate had a faint but very pleasant sweet scent to it I found that the lime mask had no real distinguishable scent. Regardless of smell, this mask did wonders to even out my skin tone, reduce blemishes, and even tame inflamed skin.

Dermal Acai Berry Collagen Essence Mask ($1.99-$3)

This mask was made of thick cotton. I had a bit of trouble getting it to fit to my face well, the lower half of the mask being way too big. That being said, I found the scent to be fruity and delicious, reminding me of yogurt just like the Skinfood mask. The mask also had extra wings under the eyes so that you could put them up over your lids for a completely relaxing face mask. Being young, collagen masks don’t do much other than making my face a bit more plump. I did, however, love the effect that the mask did for the skin under my eyes. My usually dark circles were marginally reduced, the skin plump and hydrated. I would really like to try some other “flavors” from this brand.

Lovemore Loofah Aloe Hydrating Mask  ($1.99)

13162108_10209415702331507_1840251124_nMade of silk, this mask was packed with essence and smelled almost like cucumber. It adhered to my face like a second skin, and with the amount of essence that was on it I was able to wear it for about 45 minutes before taking it off and patting the rest of the essence into my skin. The only complaint I might have is that the flap for the nose was very long, you can see in the picture below where it goes way over the tip of my nose.

Banila Co. It Radiant Lace Hydrogel Eye patch ($6.90-$7)

13162179_10209415702171503_203621462_nI saved the best for last, or so I thought. I’ve seen a million people wearing Banila’s lace hydrogel eye patch and always longed to try it. Now that I have?

Eh.

There wasn’t a lot of essence to it, and while it felt cooling and relaxing on my face I didn’t find that it did much to plump the skin under my eyes or make me feel hydrated. I don’t know if I somehow got a dud, and I hope someone comes to comment on this page saying that’s exactly what happened, but for a mask that’s around $7 it didn’t make me want to repurchase. Regardless, I’m really happy that it was in this box because now I’m finally able to say “Been there, done that.”

 

Overall worth of April’s Mask Maven ($20.46-$23.93)

With the overall total of these masks being around $20-$23 you’re at least getting a bang for your buck. I enjoyed having a wide range of masks to choose from and aside from the disappointing eye patch from Banila co. I was able to find new favorites with Yadah’s Lime Brightening Mask Pack, Recipe’s Slowganic Sheet Masks, and Lovemore’s Loofah Aloe Hydrating Mask. If you’re looking to try new masks or are looking for a gift for a begging AB lover, I’d say Mask Maven is a pretty great deal. Since I’ve only tried one month of this subscription I really don’t know what rating to officially give and have decided instead to renew my subscription for May.

 

Final Review?

Rating Scale

  • 1-Bad, had a reaction, would not buy again
  • 2-Did not work
  • 3-Worked, but nothing special
  • 4-Great product, but has the potential to be replaced
  • 5-Holy Grail, it’s the cat’s meow!

Noona 3.5

This month’s bag was worth more than what I paid, and aside from the one dud I actually really enjoyed all the masks I was able to try from this month’s subscription. That being said, I can’t say with honest certainty that across the board I would enjoy every month’s Mask Maven, and will try it for one more month so see if I get the same or similar results.

 

If you’re interested in any of the masks found in the post or in the Mask Maven Subscription, you can use BEAUTY10 at Beauteque for 10% your entire order!

 

Part 2 of this review will come in June once I’ve been able to test Mask Maven’s May Masks. 

 

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