Wednesday, April 20, 2016

GlamGlow Gravity Mud Mask

This mask is not cheap costing at $70 by the brand GlamGlow, and after this mask you truly do glow. The texture is quite unique, it’s sticky and almost feeling like a melted marshmallow in your hands. So when applying, using the brush provided will help to not only keep your hands clean but provide a more even and precise application.

Once the mask is on, I left it on my face for about 20-30 minutes.  Unlike peels or other DIY masks, I didn’t feel any discomfort or intense tightening. When the mask dried, the color of mask changed from a pearl white to a metallic, almost silver color. This is where the thick application comes in handy the edges of the mask started to peel up slightly, and I was able to peel my mask in one go. After peeling, make sure to not wash your face with a cleanser (you can rinse) because the ingredients continue to work to tighten and firm your skin. Another tip do the mask before applying your foundation, I think the foundation apply s smoother.

Disappointing Purchases

I hate to be negative, but I thought it would be helpful to blog about products that I’ve tried and found disappointing.

 I’ve always had problems with super dry, flaky under eyes lately, and my concealer looks cakey and creased. Smashbox BB Cream Eye is supposable for all those things I have trouble with under the eyes. I assumed it was a concealer that would also hydrate and prime in one step. I thought the priming would conceal circles and smooth my lines all in one step. But the BB Cream Eyes did not have enough coverage for my under eye circles and did not noticeably smooth lines.

Smashbox Hydrating Under Eye Primer seemed like it was made for me! I tried it on in the store, and it did seem to make my concealer go on more smoothly and disguise some of the lines. But, my concealer still creased a little while later. I was sad. As I would not ever be repurchasing this products. 
I also returned the much-hyped Sephora brand Formula X nail polish system. They do have a great color selection, so I tried Cosmic, a dark purple shimmer. It was not very shiny, and it chipped the next day. I have gotten much better results with OPI.