April 12, 2012

Review: My Beauty Diary Earl Grey Tea and Macaron


Warmer weather is back and so is my SHEET MASK ADDICTION. BWAHHAHA. I only got to try 2 of these - one from Ssusho and one that was a gift with purchase - so take this review with a grain of salt. I usually finish the whole box of masks before I review it.

Purchased at: Twas a gift from Sussho! But you can also get these at Sasa as well.

Price: N/A but usually $10-12/box

Description:
My Beauty Diary Earl Grey Tea & Macaron Sheet Mask illuminates and clarifies the face in 20 minutes.The combination of black tea ferment and bergamot essential oil gives a miraculously brightening effect. It brightens dull and yellowish skin tone, leaving skin briskly clear, fair and flawless. Sweet almond protein and sugar cane extract are mixed to leave skin glittering and translucent, smooth and delicate. The fruit extracts of rosa canina, blueberry and acerola leave skin fair and perfectly clear, enhancing the skin’s translucency and ability to defend.
Suitable for: Suitable for normal skin, it is recommended for dull skin without lustre.


  • Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit Extract whitens skin.
  • Rosa Canina Fruit Extract softens and moisturizes skin.
  • Sodium Hyaluronate strongly hydrates.
  • Malpighia Punicifolia (Acerola) Fruit Extract aids in whitening.
  • Saccharomyces/Xylinum Black Tea Ferment softens, smooths and brightens the skin to improve the overall appearance of the complexion.
  • Citrus Au Ranti Um Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil gives an antiseptic effect and reduces inflammation.
  • Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract gives an antiseptic effect and reduces inflammation.


Experience: I am probably one of the last people to try the much hyped Tea series MBD released last year. But I've heard good things so I tried this with pretty high expectations. Love the packaging - gorgeous matte/silk finish, cute drawings~ Smells great too; I'm not sure what macarons smell like but this had a delicate sweet, slightly lemon-y scent. Very pleasant. Sheet stuck to skin nicely I must say the aroma of the mask made the whole experience especially lovely. Popped off the mask in about 30 minutes. Redness was down and face felt plump and hydrated, an effect that lasted till morning.


Overall

Fit: Nice (aka shape is the same as all MBD masks)

Scent: Very good indeed! The Earl Grey scent is very subtle, you mostly smell just a hint of lemon. It's a very hard scent to describe but definitely one of the most pleasant.

Mask texture: Smooth, silky, thin

Excess serum: I never get a lot of excess serum in my MBD for some reason, but the mask is drenched so you can easily redistribute some of the serum around your neck.

Look at how thin this mask is ^_^

Claims: Of the things they claim: whitening, hydrating, softening, reducing inflammation - I would say this mask does all of that. Can't vouch for "reducing inflammation," though there is a temporary reduction in redness afterward.

Overall: While this did not blow my socks off, it is something I would recommend. The scent is just indescribably wonderful, a great pick-me-up. It works, there was no irritation, and now that the hype has died down, is generally the same cost as the regular MBD line ;)

On another note - I AM COVERED WITH LITTLE BUG BITES. ahhhh, my arms, my legs, my shoulders, my tummy - I am speckled with little red, slightly itchy bumps! I haven't figured out where they are coming from because nobody else in the house has any bites. Grrrrr....*scratchscratch*

6 comments

  1. Thanks for the review!

    My boyfriend tried it 2 days ago (his first sheet mask) and he LOVED it! XD

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  2. Great review. The mask sounds wonderful! As for the bites - it could be bed bugs. Wash ALL of your bedding in EXTREMELY hot water and check around your bed for small little bugs. But to a less extreme, it could be because you're having a reaction to a new detergent.

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  3. Nice review! I just noticed you put my blog on your sidebar! how nice of you!! hugggsss <3

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  4. i have been doing lots of sheet masks too! :) thanks for the review!

    i hope you don't have bed bugs.... or maybe u r just allergic to something? new detergent? new perfume? new bf? :)

    have u used Ion Care facial machine? i got one when i went to HK... i love it!!
    http://www.habaus.com/skin-care/sets/ion-my-esthe-set

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  5. Oh wow, nice :D i have yet to try these ones too so you're not the only one behind XD

    ah, maybe it's bed bugs... or fleas? or an allergic reaction? D: I hope it foes away soon...

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  6. oh, I think I'll try that one next time ^_^. I have the Black Pearl one. Check out my review here:

    http://beautyanon.wordpress.com/2012/04/22/review-mbd-black-pearl-mask/

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