NM Beauty Ambassadors On Beauty Masks
February 27, 2014
What’s in your beauty bag this spring? Face oils, serums and thick moisturizers have come to save us from the ultra dry days when our skin needs a little extra help to keep its usual moisture and fresh look. Face masks are a great alternative too, especially since they provide amazing results after one-time use, meaning they last longer in our beauty cabinets!
We know that not all masks work on the same skin types, and since it gets tricky to find the right mask with the amount of options on the beauty floor, we thought of asking Neiman Marcus’ own beauty ambassador-bloggers to test these luxurious masks and tell us about their before-and-after experience.
“I am an adventurer, especially when it comes to new beauty products. Enter the Omorovicza Deep Cleansing Mask – this mineral wonder relies upon calcium and magnesium to draw out impurities, calm the skin and leave the face brighter and more refined. The creamy mud-like salve smooths onto skin, delivering a light tingle that indicates its absorption deep into the dermal layers. It dries in minutes and, unlike traditional mud masks, my skin does not feel the slightest bit tight or uncomfortable. Upon rinsing off with warm water 20 minutes later, my “adventure-aggravated” skin is restored to its former state — firmer, balanced, replenished and ready to take on the world!”
“This cool, hydrating mask could not have shown up on my doorstep at a better time. Post-snow storm, this Chantecaille Jasmin & Lily Healing Mask was first aid for my dry, wind-chapped skin. Talk about reviving my complexion! I coated my face in this softening white mask and let it soak for five minutes before I hopped in the shower to rinse off. With a rosewater healing base formula, this vegan-friendly skin treatment is nothing short of relaxing. The results are pretty amazing. All the dry, flaky skin I had on my forehead vanished post-treatment. And if that’s not enough, this mask doubles as an intensive overnight cream. You’ll want to keep this in your skincare arsenal all season long.”
“My skin tends to be on the drier side with the exception of my T-zone which does get shiny throughout the day, so I applied a thin layer of the mask to only that area. Within a few minutes the mask started to dry, and true to the claim on the package, I began seeing the mask pulling the oil and toxins out of my pores — it works like a vacuum. I love instant gratification so any beauty product that makes my skin look clearer and brighter within 15 minutes is a winner in my book. I use it twice a week and follow with my moisturizer.”
“I have combination dry/oily skin, but lately, with the downright arid weather we’ve been having here in Northern California, my cheeks have taken me to flaky town. Whenever my skin gets extra thirsty for moisture like this, I pull out the big guns, namely Sisley Black Rose Cream Mask. I call it the miracle in the purple tube. One layer of this soothing, plumping and brightening mask on cleansed skin, and 15 minutes later, my skin feels moisturized and soft. Added bonus: it never breaks me out.”
“Living in Las Vegas where the air is ridiculously dry, I have grown particularly fond of Amore Pacific’s Moisture Bound Refreshing Masque. A secret weapon in the battle against dehydration, the hydrating and skin-saving two step mask instantly hydrates and rejuvenates the skin, boosting antioxidant levels, instantly adding firmness and reducing the look of stress and fatigue. Although you may look like something from a futuristic horror film while wearing the mask, trust me. After you remove it your skin will have a youthful glow, just as if you had stepped into a time machine!”
Now, tell us about your favorite face masks in the comments below!