Today’s post was meant to be a full face of NYX Cosmetics but after using the Konad Iloje jewel modelling mask I have just got to talk about it. I received the mask in the current Beauteque subscription box and it has been one of my favourite things I have had from the last few months. I have never used a mask that has been this much fun to apply or left my skin feeling and looking as good.
Konad – Glam Gold Mask ($7.99/£6.19)
I’m going to start by explaining what comes with the mask and it’s claims towards helping the skin.
The mask comes in a plain white, plastic box that when opened contains two sachets and a spatula for mixing and applying.
Ingredients of the mask include collagen and real gold powder which are supposed to help the skin look more youthful and refreshed.
Before application you have to make your mask (this is the fun part). Sachet one contains a liquid formula that is a yellow/gold colour and you have to squeeze all that out into the plastic box provided. The second sachet contains the real gold powder and you need to add this to the liquid formula and get mixing with your spatula until the mixture is smooth.
The powder is a little dusty so be careful not to be too vigorous with the sachet as it will poof up in smoke.
Mixing takes around two minutes to get rid of lumps and ensure all the powder has been mixed successfully. The texture is very thick for a peel off mask and puts me in mind of jelly.
Time for application, I continued to use the spatula to apply as it seemed the least messy method. Whilst applying to the contours of the face the spatula proved an easy option and I was able to apply a thick layer. When it came to the smaller areas of the face such as the nose and around the mouth it was a bit more difficult to get an even layer that was thick enough but it is manageable.
As the applied layer needs to be quite thick to remove once dried there is a lot of product provided to achieve this. I tried to use as much as possible and was still left with a lot in the box so you could even apply this to the neck area if you wanted.
The mask has a really nice scent that is not in the slightest way chemically and I really liked this. As the dry down time is 25-30 minutes the last thing I wanted was something that smelt harsh with chemical products.
When first applied this feels really refreshing to the skin and has a very cooling effect. As it dries there is a little tingling to the skin but it is not uncomfortable.
Once left on for the full thirty minutes the mask should dry into what looks like a rubber film. To touch it feels like slime or a cold gel that may feel a little wet but you can tell the mask has fused together.
The removal is the fastest removal for a peel off mask ever. It literally comes off in whole once you start gently pulling at the bottom. I placed the removed mask in the box provided for the sake of tidiness.
On the skin the mask leaves loads of moisture and oils that you can then begin to press into the skin to be absorbed. The left over moisture and oils do take about twenty minutes to dry but when they do the skin feels velvety soft.
I will certainly be buying another of these masks. From looking at the Beauteque site they have different types available so it will be fun to try something other then the gold one.
Konad Glam Gold mask has been so fun to make and use, plus it left my skin feeling very hydrated and soft. I can see how using these over a period of time can help improve the look of the skin.
At £6.19 I don’t find these too bad on the price point as you are getting a lot of stuff with the product. The box, mask ingredients, the spatula and as I said earlier there is enough of the formula to ensure you have full coverage available for the face and neck.
Overall it was a fun experience and I felt there were benefits to using the mask. Have you used any of the Konad Iloje mask’s before? Let me know if you have used the different versions and if they worked for you as I am very keen to use some others.
Next post will be on Tuesday, wishing everyone a great weekend.
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