It’s that time of year people; I’m tired, my diary is full to the rafters and my skin is giving a great big f-you to pretending otherwise. Getting made up for a night out is akin to troweling cement over a crevasse. I’ll be honest: it ain’t pretty.
Party season is when you want to exude LIGHT in every sense – right? Light of foot, light of heart, light of soul – basically a bloody good dose of all-encompassing radiance. So, I set myself the challenge of uncovering THE most luminising of face masks; that one little beauty that’s going to disappear all those late nights into thin air. A true miracle worker. I, of course, have a trio of willing participants to help me find it…
1st: Ali Trilogy Mineral Radiance Mask
As a skin product cynic I’ll admit, I was dubious. But Robyn caught me a week before my 40th birthday, so I agreed to try it. What a revelation! I thought this mineral-rich clay mask would feel heavy and dry out my skin, but it was easy to apply, felt as light as cream and was super-refreshing. When I removed it (easily!) with some warm water, my skin not only felt smoother, but looked visibly brighter. I’ve been using it once a week and will definitely be re-purchasing!
Prepare your loved ones before you apply this bad boy – it’s not pretty; think Star Wars extra or horror movie nightmare. However, while the silver foil finish may not look appealing, it certainly worked magic on my scary face. The day after applying (leave on for 10 minutes at night) my skin felt soft, much less dehydrated than usual and slightly plumped. This is my new must-have party accessory.
3rd: Robyn Masque Bar Luminizing Charcoal Peel Off Mask
I was excited to try this peel-off mask – there’s something extremely satisfying about physically removing impurities from your skin in one seamless layer. Plus, it’s charcoal black! Wowzers, this looked the business. My pores felt renewed and the peel-off action definitely got the blood coursing to the surface. However, I must admit it left my skin feeling a bit like it had been deep-cleansed by sellotape. Great price, but least favourable performance.