Monday, 17 November 2014

MasqueBar

MasqueBar is a Korean brand that has just launched at Boots. As the Korean beauty trend seems to have well and truly kicked off here in the UK, I was really interested to see what MasqueBar had to offer.

There are four masks within the range and they are; Anti-Blemish Mud Mask, Brightening Sheet Mask, Pore Refining Creme Mask and Anti- Wrinkle sheet mask. So a little something for everyone.  If you don't like sheets masks, you can use the cream/clay mask and vice versa.

What I love is the bright coloured edges around each mask sachet to denote which one it is, I love little things like this and I love that they are easy to open, yes even with wet hands and if like me you are stingy, you can get a good 2-3 masks out of each sachet, obviously not the sheets ones, but there is plenty inside.

So what do they do?

Pore-refining creme mask - said to minimise the appearance of pores for a more refined even complexion. Using a gentle blend of Coenzyme Q-10 and anti-oxidants to leave your skin feeling balanced and looking radiant.  The key ingrediants for this mask are Raspberry extract to soothe and calm the skin, Lemon Fruit extract to detoxify and clean blemishes caused by excess oil production whilst also brightening dull skin and lightening the pigmentation of acne scars and Vitamin E to protect the skin from environmental pollution and repair damaged skin!

Anti-Wrinkle sheet mask - A collagen-infused facial sheet mask which contours your face to help reduce wrinkles as well as hydrating your skin, leaving it feeling soft and looking refreshed.  The key ingredients here are Green Tea extract which reduced the UV damage to the skin and prevents collagen breakdown and Vitamin E to protect the skin from environmental pollution and repair damaged skin!

Brightening Sheet Mask - Helps minimise the appearance of dark spots and pigmentation for a more even complexion. This facial sheet is effective on all tones, leaving the skin noticeably more radiant.  Key ingredients are Vitamin C to reduce inflammation and promote collagen production and Liquorice Root to encourage a more even distribution of melanin to naturally brighten the skin.

Anti-Blemish Mud Mask - This mask is said to soothe irritated skin whilst helping to control excess oil. This mask is a non-drying formula which purifies and balances the complexion, leaving skin feeling calm and looking clearer.  Key ingredients afe Tea Tree to calm irritations and breakouts, Kaolin to increase the skins circulation, helping to stimulate healing and reduce irritation and Vitamin A to stimulate the turnover of skin cells and increase collagen production.



I have used the pore refining mask and after thoroughly cleanses my face with warm water, you apply the mask using your fingertips, or a brush if you prefer, ensuring you cover the whole of your face (except the obvious) and neck. Then lay back and relax for between 15-20 minutes before rinsing with warm water. 

As I applied the mask to my face, it was quite a thick texture, so it is a case of a little going a very long way. White in colour as it is a creme mask, once applied to the skin it does begin to dry quite quickly, so if you want to remove after those initial 15 minutes it will be dry, but I decided to wait for the full 20 minutes.


After removing the mask did it live up to its claims? Well I don't have large pores so I didn't notice any difference but I do have combination skin which leans to an oily t-zone for me and I did notice that for a few days after using, my shiny head and nose had almost disappeared, so that for me was quite impressive and did my skin look brighter, well it felt much more refreshed and definitely much cleaner, so the answer for me is yes it did.

I am really looking forward to trying the rest of the masques which I was kindly given and put them to the test.  They will be sold in boxes of three at £9.99.

Do you use any Korean skincare products?  Do you think you will try these masques?

29 comments:

  1. I do keep reading about Korean skincare but have never tried them. I have oily t-zone too so may give these a try.

    #UKBloggers

    http://fashion-mommy.com

    ReplyDelete
  2. I saw these as I was after a face mask but didn't purchase! I suffer from the odd shiney forehead moment so will give these a go! x
    http://queenbeebecca.blogspot.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
  3. I love a good face mask. I may need to try these great review x

    ReplyDelete
  4. Haven't heard of this brand before. Anyway, I love anything mask and I think I'd like this too :)

    ReplyDelete
  5. Oh, I truly love a good face mask, these sound fab!xx

    ReplyDelete
  6. Never tried Korean skincare but I have read some good things about their masks

    ReplyDelete
  7. I don't use face masks and after reading this I think I should. Korean skincare seems to be on all the beauty blogs. I must try some products.

    ReplyDelete
  8. I keep looking for a decent face mask my local supermarket only stocks one

    ReplyDelete
  9. Love the sound of the Pore refining mask - my skin is definitely in need of that!

    Josie XOXO
    Fashion Mumblr

    ReplyDelete
  10. I love trying out new face masks and I would definitely give these ones a go! :)
    Will pick them up when I see them in Boots!
    x

    ReplyDelete
  11. I am glad you enjoyed using this :) Hope the others turn out as good.. :)

    ReplyDelete
  12. I've never used them before but I did read quite a few positive reviews, so I will be trying they out for sure.

    ReplyDelete
  13. I could do with brightening face mask, my skin is always dull at this time of year.

    ReplyDelete
  14. I have very large pores so that face mask sounds just right for me.

    ReplyDelete
  15. these sound great :) I could use them right now!

    ReplyDelete
  16. These sound great! I will definatly read into them a little more whilst browsing the shelves of Boots next time i'm shopping :)
    Ellie,xx
    Elephant stories and more

    ReplyDelete
  17. OH I will be doing my research on these! The brightening one looks interesting xxx

    ReplyDelete
  18. Ohh I will definitely be checking these out next time I stop by Boots. I always love using a face mask on pamper evenings :)

    Sophia Meola | A Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

    ReplyDelete
  19. I haven't heard of this brand before, but it sounds like a fab mask and one I would like to try :)

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

    ReplyDelete
  20. I am hopeless at a skin care routine but do stretch to an occasional face mask before a big event, so will look out for these!

    ReplyDelete
  21. i heard great things on korean skincare and these are definitely ones I'd like to try!
    xo
    Alice | Alice's Beauty Madness

    ReplyDelete
  22. Oooo another skincare brand I haven't heard of before! I like the sound of the anti-blemish one x

    ReplyDelete
  23. I haven't heard of this brand before. Looks nice enough, but I am utterly hopeless when it comes to skincare.

    ReplyDelete
  24. never tried these face mask, I do love a good face mask though.

    Sophie
    xx
    www.pocockins.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
  25. I love the sachets these come in and they would be perfect for travel. I'm going to look out for this brand next time I'm in Boots and I might give the Anti-Blemish Mud Mask a try and see what I think! Alice xx

    ReplyDelete
  26. Sounds like a great product! Anything relaxing and energizing is excellent find for me.

    ReplyDelete
  27. I have bad skin and am wondering g if these would help

    ReplyDelete
  28. I've been wanting to jump on the Korean brand bandwagon! These masks sound really good, I have super oily skin and large pores, so I would def want to give the Pore Refining Mask a try.

    ReplyDelete

Everything written here is done so by the blog owner and it may appear elsewhere.
All content and images © Beautyqueenuk unless otherwise stated. Blog design by Beautyqueenuk