Sephora Honey Eye Mask

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I'll admit, I haven't been wowed by the Sephora full face sheet masks that I've tried. They've been nice, refreshing, even, but just lacking in oomph. And they left little Sephora S logos all over my face (which amused my husband, but made the end results hard to see). I wouldn't have purchased these on my own and, in fact, have bypassed them many times in the store already, but since they came in my January Sephora Play! box, on my face they went. I washed, dried, and put a conditioning lotion on (more like a thick, hydrating toner here in the US) to keep my skin from becoming overly dry, and applied these cuties.

As you can see, these fabric masks are in a large C shape. By far, this is my favorite shape for an eye mask and I wish it was more common. It makes more sense to me to take care of that entire area at the same time and I know that my temples sure can get a bit dehydrated and crinkly at times. As usual, I left these on until they began to dry (more like 30 minutes instead of the recommended 15). Unless the mask has active ingredients in it that can irritate my skin if left on too long, I always leave a sheet mask on until it is only damp. There was plenty of serum in the packet and it felt a little slimy (as they usually do), but when I tested the dry down on the back of my hand, it wasn't tacky or sticky. I hate sticky mask residue. After I removed them, my undereye crepiness was smoothed and the skin around my eyes was visibly hydrated. More troubling than my usual crepiness, though, was the dry irritation on the tops of my cheeks from a new product I used last night. This eye mask, because it's large and came down to cover the tops of my cheeks, soothed and hydrated that area and it's (almost) as good as new now. I gently massaged the leftover serum into my eye area and applied my face oil to help seal it in. Hours later, as I write this, my skin still looks smoother and more hydrated.

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So, the verdict? These are one of the better eye masks I've used, but I'm not sure they're worth $5 a pair when Asia is spoiling us with extremely effective sheet masks at a fraction of the price (you can buy multi-packs for this price or slightly more). Now, if we can get Sephora to come out with a hydrogel mask shaped like this, I might consider paying $5 for it occasionally.