***This review is not sponsored. Everything written is my own opinion, and if you are to use this product remember YMMV.
Mask Maven is back! If you remember a little while back, I tried out Beauteque’s monthly mask service that delivers a variety of masks to your door each month. The retail value is supposed to be between $15-$30 with each package having between 9-11 masks.
Once again using my BEAUTY10 code, I saved 10% on May’s subscription, making the price just under $15. If you haven’t read the first part of my review, you can find it here.
May’s Mask Maven
No:hJ Aqua soothing Mask Pack-Snail ($2.04-$2.25)
I’ve actually used NO:HJ a few times in the past, so I was really excited to see this in the mix of masks. The material is thin and soaking in essence. I really like putting these bad boys in the fridge so they get nice and cold before putting them on and enjoying a nice cup of iced coffee.
No:hJ Aqua soothing Mask Pack-Hyaluronic Acid ($2.04-$2.25)
Another great mask from No:hJ, with great ingredients. I ted to use masks with hyaluronic acid after a long day with full face makeup so that I can make sure to put a lot of moisture back into my face.
Mediheal Paraffin Foot Mask ($3.00-$6.00)
This was the first time I had ever used a foot mask and let me tell you, it was a treat. It comes with two large socks made out of thin cotton that you stick your footsies in and let soak in some sort of creamy lotion or essence. The directions say to keep it on for about 20 minutes but I think I watched a full episode of “Another Oh Hae Young” (또 오해영) before taking it off. The next morning I woke up, and practically sat up when I felt how soft my feet became. Writing this post, it’s been about 4 days since I orginally used the mask and my feet are still soft and the dry parts of heels have become softer as well.
Aritaum Fresh Power Pear Mask AND Hyaluronic Acid Mask ($2-$2.89)
I put these two masks together since I really don’t have much to say about them. You can find packs of them online for very cheap, they hydrate and even skin tone but I didn’t find them to be all that special other than being a nice option for people who are looking to find cheap sheet masks that don’t break you out.
My Beauty Diary Red Wine Mask ($1.40-$2.00)
If you didn’t know already, I LOVE My Beauty Diary masks. LOVE them. They’re thin, oozing with essence, and they never disappoint to give me radiant skin. This mask left my skin glowing, and with the crazy amount of left over essence I was able to mix it with a lighter face cream and make a make-shift sleeping cream for myself that night. My Beauty Diary is not only inexpensive but it’s also easy to get a hold of in the states. Target even sells packs of their products on their online store. Having a HG of mine included into this months subscription is a define plus for me.
Scinic Hyaluronic Acid Mask AND Scinic Snail Matrix Mask ($2.90)
I grouped these masks together as well because they were about as forgettable as the Aritaum sheet masks. I liked the snail mask a bit more because who doesn’t love some good snail mucin? All together though they were just a another “decent” mask that moisturized my skin but wouldn’t be something I’d throw into my shopping cart over something like My Beauty Diary or even No:hJ.
Tony Moly Pureness 100 Collagen Mask sheet ($4.00-$9.00)
I’ve never tried a Tony Moly mask I didn’t like. This is no exception. This counted as a “mystery mask” that I guess varied from person to person. My skin was definitely more plump after using this mask, and it was another great mask to chill before using.
Overall Worth of May’s Mask Maven ($22.28-$33.08)
The overall total was once again over the paying price, though I have to say the range wasn’t that vast. Most of the masks this time around were hyaluronic acid, which were nice but didn’t overall wow me as much as some of the fruitier options I had the moth previous. The favorites in this month’s package were definitely My Beauty Diary Wine mask, Mediheal Paraffin Foot Mask, and both No:HJ masks. Once again, I would recommend giving this to someone who was just getting into skincare or if you are like me and like to constantly try new masks. While the problem I have with this month’s mask had nothing to do with the price or the actual quality of the masks, it had to do with the variety. A majority of these masks were the same “flavor” and I found that trying to use them all around the same time to get this review out left me a little bored.
- 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!
The bag was once again worth more than the total paid, and while the pickings were a little slim I still enjoyed having plenty of new masks to try. I don’t know of any other mask monthlies that seems to give you as many masks for such a reasonable price, but while it is great I can’t see myself wanting to get one every month which knocks it from a “4” rating to “3.5”.