April Mask Roundup

It’s almost the end of the month, so I thought I would post my April sheet mask roundup! I finally got through the rest of my sheet masks from Memebox, plus a couple others that I bought from Amazon, so I have quite a few mini reviews to share. 

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Merbliss Wedding Dress Intense Hydration Coating Nude Seal Mask

  • Decent fit, relatively strong perfumey fragrance. This was nicely hydrating and somewhat brightening. 
  • Would not repurchase again, but mostly because there are other masks I prefer for hydration, like Naruko’s rose sheet mask which I love. The fragrance is also a bit too strong for me.
  • Rating: 3.5/5
  • Buy this at: Amazon (~$9 for 5), ibbi ($14.43 for 5), eBay (Various prices)

Too Cool For School Egg Cream Mask Hydration

  • Pretty good fit, noticeable fragrance. This mask felt soothing and was very hydrating. It’s the first sheet mask I’ve tried with a creamy essence, which I enjoyed. The mask was a little bit too soaked though, and the bottom dripped a little when I first put it on.
  • Would repurchase again on sale! The standard retail price is too much for me.
  • Rating: 4/5
  • Buy this at: Amazon (~$16 for 5), Sephora ($24 for 5), eBay (Various prices, usually cheaper than Amazon)

JayJun Refine to Shine Real Water Black Facial mask

  • This is a three-step mask set that comes with a cleanser (Real Water Cleansing Foam), essence (Vita Snow Essence), and a sheet mask, which is something I have never tried before. Right away, I really disliked the cleanser. It was very drying and made my skin extremely squeaky. The essence and sheet mask were fine. The fit on the mask was decent (even though it made me look terrifying) and both had a noticeable fragrance. I saw decent results with hydration and noticed some brightening.
  • Would not repurchase due to the likely high pH cleanser.
  • Rating: 2.5/5
  • Buy this at: Amazon (~$20 for 10), eBay (Various prices)

Freeset Donkey Milk Skin Gel Mask Aqua

  • Decent fit, some light fragrance. The material of the sheet mask is a little bit stiffer than what I prefer but this was a really great mask and gave me awesome results with both hydration and brightening. Probably my favorite Freeset mask of the three in the post, but you can’t go wrong with any of these.
  • Would definitely repurchase!
  • Rating: 4.5/5
  • Buy this at: Amazon (~$16 for 10)

Freeset Donkey Milk Skin Gel Mask Whitening

  • Same as above. All three of these Freeset masks smell and feel pretty much the same. This gave me okay results with hydration and brightening.
  • Would not repurchase as the other Freeset sheet masks gave me better results.
  • Rating: 3.5/5
  • Buy this at: Amazon (~$20 for 10)

Freeset Donkey Milk Skin Gel Mask Healing

  • Same as above. All three of these Freeset masks smell and feel pretty much the same. This gave me awesome results with hydration and brightening.
  • Would repurchase, but I’d rather buy the Aqua version as I like it just as much and that one is much cheaper on Amazon for some reason.
  • Rating: 4.5/5
  • Buy this at: Amazon (~$22 for 10)

Esfolio Egg Essence Mask Sheet

  • Really good fit, strong fragrance that I wasn’t too fond of. This was nicely hydrating and somewhat brightening.
  • Would not repurchase, mostly due to the fragrance and the fact that I have other masks that give better results at a similar price point.
  • Rating: 3.5/5
  • Buy this at: Amazon (~$12 for 10)

Esfolio Pearl Essence Mask Sheet

  • This was pretty much identical as the egg version, even down to the scent.
  • Same as above- would not repurchase, mostly due to the fragrance and the fact that I have other masks that give better results at a similar price point.
  • Rating: 3.5/5
  • Buy this at: Amazon (~$12 for 10)

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Oh man, the packaging of these sheet masks are to die for! That was pretty much why I bought them, although the awesome price and Prime shipping on Amazon didn’t hurt. 

Dearpacker Jeju Flower Mask, Camellia

  • Okay fit, noticeable perfumey fragrance. This one probably had the strongest scent out of the four Jeju Flower sheet masks. I wasn’t expecting much but this was nicely hydrating and brightening. Note that all four of these masks have tiny specks of what look like plant bits. You can’t feel them on the face at all though.
  • Would not repurchase, but mostly because of the strong fragrance. 
  • Rating: 3.5/5
  • Buy this at: Amazon (~$12 for 12, includes all 4 varieties)

Dearpacker Jeju Flower Mask, Cactus

  • Same fit, very subtle fresh fragrance. This was just all right in terms of hydrating and brightening.
  • Would not repurchase as there are other masks that give me better results.
  • Rating: 3/5
  • Buy this at: Amazon (~$12 for 12, includes all 4 varieties)

Dearpacker Jeju Flower Mask, Rapeseed Flower 

  • What a pretty flower with an unfortunate name… Same fit, very subtle floral fragrance. This gave me good results with hydrating and brightening. 
  • Would not repurchase, but mostly because there are other masks that give me the same results at the same price point with a better fit for my face.
  • Rating: 4/5
  • Buy this at: Amazon (~$12 for 12, includes all 4 varieties)

Dearpacker Jeju Flower Mask, Cherry Blossom

  • Same fit, very subtle floral fragrance. this gave me good results with hydrating and brightening. 
  • Would not repurchase, but mostly because there are other masks that give me the same results at the same price point with a better fit for my face.
  • Rating: 4/5
  • Buy this at: Amazon (~$12 for 12, includes all 4 varieties)

March Mask Roundup

Last month, I bought a ton of different sheet masks that I had never tried before in an effort to spend all of my remaining Memebox points, while taking advantage of their sale. Honestly, I’ve been pretty lazy with using sheet masks in the past. I got mostly mediocre results from the few that I had tried and decided to just focus on actives like chemical exfoliants instead for my skin. Then the Memebox sale happened, and I picked up literally 21 different masks that I had never tried before, because there wasn’t a lot on the site that I was interested in and it felt like a waste not to spend my points. To add to the mask madness, I ended up buying a few Naruko masks later that month from r/asianbeautyexchange as well! I’ve tried most of the new masks I’ve bought by now so I thought I would provide my thoughts. 

Some good news and bad news. Good news- I was pleasantly surprised to find a couple of masks that I really, really liked. Bad news- I’m buying a lot more sheet masks than I did before! 😥

Anyway, onto my mini reviews. These are sorted in roughly the same order as I used them. Sorry for the lack of pictures and walls of text- sadly I’m not very good at shooting attractive pictures of masks. If you’d like to see what a mask looks like, please just click the Amazon/eBay/whatever link to look at the packaging.

P.S. None of the links below, including Amazon, are affiliate links- I’m just a long-time Prime user and I love it! Also, if the masks are cheaper or comparably priced on Amazon, I won’t bother linking eBay. But most of these masks should be available from numerous retailers, so I’d recommend looking around on a couple of sites before purchasing. The links I’ve provided are mostly intended to just give you a frame of reference for how much the masks cost.

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AprilSkin Mermaid Hydrogel Mask

  • My first hydrogel mask! This is actually the second one I’ve purchased from Memebox. Nice fit, not much fragrance. This was decently hydrating and felt very refreshing.
  • Would not repurchase again. I originally gave these a 4/5 rating but decided to knock it down a little as I’ve found other more hydrating masks for way cheaper.
  • Rating: 3.5/5 (More in-depth review here on my IG.)
  • Buy this at: Amazon ($23.99 for 5), eBay (Various prices, usually cheaper than Amazon)

AprilSkin Mummy Mud Mask

  • Nice fit, not much fragrance. I had low expectations for this as the clay masks I’ve tried (the famous ones from Innisfree and Queen Helene) haven’t yielded great results for me, but this actually made my pores less visible!
  • Wish I could repurchase a bunch. I really like these as they are more effective for me and less messy than traditional clay masks, but they’re too pricey for me to use on a regular basis.
  • Rating: 4/5
  • Buy this at: Amazon ($23.95 for 5), eBay (Various prices, usually cheaper than Amazon)

Benton Snail Bee High Content Mask Pack

  • Okay fit, not much fragrance. This didn’t do too much for me outside of delivering some hydration. Wasn’t too surprised since other Benton products have been a dud for me in the past.
  • Would not repurchase.
  • Rating: 2.5/5
  • Buy this at: Amazon ($17.88 for 10)

Mediheal N.M.F. Aquaring Ampoule Mask

  • Nice fit, not much fragrance. This was pretty basic but did a good job with hydration.
  • Would not repurchase but only because there are other hydrating masks I like more. Otherwise this is a pretty good everyday mask for hydration.
  • Rating: 3/5
  • Buy this at: Amazon ($13.60 for 10)

Naruko Raw Job’s Tears Supercritical CO2 Pore Minimizing & Brightening Mask

  • Holy shit, this is actually my first HG sheet mask.  I love it so much. First Naruko mask I’ve ever tried and it blew me away. The fit was the best I’ve ever had with a sheet mask and I was able to easily leave this on my face for an hour. There was a yeasty smell that I didn’t love but it wasn’t unpleasant. I didn’t actually notice that much pore minimizing, but it gave me really amazing results in terms of hydration and brightening. Hmm, now I’m interested in the rest of the Raw Job’s Tears line…
  • Yes, I’ve already repurchased an entire box! So glad these are relatively affordable!
  • Rating: 5/5!
  • Buy this at: Naruko’s official store on eBay ($15.99 for 10- These were $13.99, but Naruko raised their prices recently), Naruko’s official store ($25.99 for 10, but they run frequent sales)

Naruko Snail Essence Intense Hydra Repair Mask

  • Great fit, not much fragrance but… oh god. The essence is way too thick and slimy for me. It gave me really good results in terms of hydration and brightening, but (luckily for me) the Job’s Tears mask is still superior. I was actually surprised that this performed so well because snail doesn’t usually do anything for me. I can also leave this on my face for close to an hour without the mask drying out.
  • Would not repurchase, but that’s because I personally can’t stand the sliminess. Still a very good mask, hence the rating below.
  • Rating: 4/5
  • Buy this at: Naruko’s official store on eBay ($14.99 for 10- These were $13.99, but Naruko raised their prices recently), Naruko’s official store ($22.99 for 10, but they run frequent sales)

Naruko Rose and Botanic HA Aqua Cubic Hydrating Mask

  • Great fit again, this has a light, very natural rose fragrance. This did a really great job with hydration and I love rose-scented products so this is another winner for me. After the Raw Job’s Tears, this is my favorite Naruko mask out of the four I’ve tried.
  • Yes, I’ve already repurchased an entire box!
  • Rating: 4.5/5
  • Buy this at: Naruko’s official store on eBay ($15.99 for 10- These were $13.99, but Naruko raised their prices recently), Naruko’s official store ($26.99 for 10, but they run frequent sales)

Naruko Narcissus Repairing Mask

  • Great fit like all the Naruko masks I’ve tried, not much fragrance. This gave me decent results with hydration and some brightening but I had better results with the other three Naruko masks above. Again, I can leave this on my face for close to an hour without the mask drying out (seems to be a trend with Naruko).
  • Would not repurchase as the Raw Job’s Tears and Rose masks are superior for me.
  • Rating: 3.5/5
  • Buy this at: Naruko’s official store on eBay ($15.99 for 10), Naruko’s official store ($27.99 but for 10, they run frequent sales)

Lindsay Purifying Charcoal All in One Modeling Mask, Standing Pouch

  • The second modeling mask I’ve tried, also from Lindsay. Not much fragrance. I much prefer the ones where the powder comes in a cup- the standing pouch was a lot messier and it was hard to mix water into the nooks and crannies of the bag. The spatula was also stored directly in the pouch inside the powder, so getting it out was slightly annoying. I did like the spatula in the pouch more than the one in the cup, though- the other one didn’t work too well and I ended up using my fingers, but this one was larger and worked much better. On results, this modeling mask performed pretty well (slightly better than the AprilSkin Mummy Mud Mask) and noticeably reduced the appearance of my pores! My skin did feel a little bit dry but it wasn’t too bad. My skin also felt smoother.
  • Would repurchase if this was in different packaging and cheaper. (I know Lindsay has a charcoal modeling mask that also comes in a cup- not sure if that’s just newer packaging or a different formula.) Prices of Lindsay modeling masks seem to vary wildly. They are relatively affordable on Memebox but are very pricey on other sites like eBay.
  • Rating: 3.5/5
  • Buy this at: Memebox ($3 each), eBay (Various prices)

Lindsay Hyaluronic Acid All in One Modeling Mask, Standing Pouch

  • Same situation- the standing pouch was pretty messy. This one smelled a little bit herbal, like tea tree. Strangely, the hyaluronic acid version came with a different spatula, one that had a little scoop on the other side instead of just a flat handle. I did not like this version as it made the spatula annoying to grip on to. Results were good once again, just like with the charcoal version! I did notice that this one made my skin more dry though (my face felt slightly squeaky as I rinsed the remaining bits of the mask off).
  • Again, would repurchase if this was in different packaging and cheaper- see my comments for the charcoal version above.
  • Rating: 3.5/5
  • Buy this at: eBay (Various prices)

Tosowoong Pure Aloe Mask

  • Decent fit, noticeable perfume-y fragrance. The material was a little on the stiffer side so it bunched up a little on the sides of my face. This gave me okay results with hydration but wasn’t soothing. I had a zit that remained red even after the mask was on my face for close to an hour.
  • Would not repurchase.
  • Rating: 2.5/5
  • Buy this at: Amazon ($16.75 for 10)

Tosowoong Pure Propolis Mask

  • Decent fit, noticeable honey-like fragrance. This smelled pretty good! The material was a little on the stiffer side so it bunched up a little on the sides of my face. This gave me pretty good results with hydration and brightening, but half an hour after I took it off, my face became very red and warm. 😐 I’m not 100% positive that it was due to this mask, but I didn’t use any other completely new products in my routine that night, so if I had to take a guess…
  • Would not repurchase in case my skin did have a reaction to it, but otherwise it is a very good budget mask.
  • Rating: 3.5/5 (Would be higher, if not for potential reaction)
  • Buy this at: Amazon ($15.25 for 10)

Tosowoong Pure Green Tea Mask

  • Decent fit, noticeable perfume-y fragrance. Again, the material was a little on the stiffer side so it bunched up a little on the sides of my face. This gave me pretty good results with hydration and brightening.
  • Would not repurchase but only because there are other hydrating masks I like more.
  • Rating: 4/5
  • Buy this at: Amazon ($16.70 for 10)

Pony Effect Luminous Boosting Mask Pack

  • Great fit, strong perfume-y fragrance. I’ll say upfront that I really like Pony and her videos, but I didn’t like this mask. The fit and fabric were really good, but the results were sub-par for me. I didn’t notice much hydration and the mask left a lot of residue on my face that felt slightly oily.
  • Would not repurchase.
  • Rating: 2/5
  • Buy this at: Memebox ($27.50 for 10)

Papa Recipe Bombee Honey Mask

  • Great fit, noticeable but delicious fragrance. To me, this doesn’t really smell like honey, but almost something like a combination of honey, apples, and cinnamon. The fit and fabric were both very nice! I saw really good results with hydration and brightening.
  • Yes, would repurchase!
  • Rating: 4.5/5
  • Buy this at: Amazon ($19.30 for 10), eBay (Various prices, usually cheaper than Amazon)

Papa Recipe Bombee Black Honey Mask

  • Good fit, has the same or almost the same fragrance as the regular honey mask. I think this one had slightly smaller eye holes, so I had to make a few cuts so it was more comfortable. Unfortunately I didn’t like this one as much as the original. The results were not as good for me as the regular version.
  • Would not repurchase.
  • Rating: 3/5
  • Buy this at: Amazon ($15.40 for 10)

 

And that’s it for now! I have a bunch more I plan to review for April, but I thought this post was big enough as is already. If you have any new masks you discovered last month, or favorite masks in general, I’d love to know! 🙂

Note: There are no affiliate links in this post.