Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Beauteque Mask Maven Review and Unboxing October 2015

As with the Beauteque Monthly bag, my Mask Maven didn't come until October 31st. I was starting to get worried it wasn't going to show up at all! I do think they had some shipping issues this month though, so I'm hoping that everything is sorted out now! Mask Maven is actually a favorite subscription for me, because I've completely stopped buying separate sheet masks for the most part. This is a great sub if you want to try a variety of sheet masks but feel a little overwhelmed by all the options out there; and trust me- there's a LOT. Seemingly endless choices! Mask Maven always focuses on a fun theme, and this month it was "Brunch!"

For some reason, a info card wasn't included for my bag this month, so I had to kind of wing it in terms of describing these masks- sorry about that!

What is Mask Maven?
Mask Maven is a monthly subscription service that sends you 9-11 masks each month. These masks range from sheet masks, hand and foot masks, hair masks, wash-off masks and more, although it seems that it's usually sheet mask-heavy. You receive a different variety of masks each month.

Subscription Details and Pricing
You can subscribe Month-to-Month, or prepay for a 3, 6, or 12 month subscription. You are billed on the 20th of each month if you subscribe for the month-to-month option. If you subscribe after the 10th of the month, you will have to wait until the following month to receive your bag. Bags are shipped starting on the 20th of each month, although they have shipped earlier occasionally.

 Month to Month: $16 per month
3 months: $16 per Month
 6 months: $15 per month
12 months: $14 per month

Shipping costs range from $3.95 to $9.95 depending on where you live. Beauteque currently ships Mask Maven to the following Areas: US, Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore.
No sheet mask bag would be complete without at least one animal-face masks. This month they've included two- and they're both honey-based! Yeeaa! Skin9 Village is a brand new Korean brand for me. I absolutely love seeing new brands pop up in my subscriptions! 

Skin9 Village: Super Poppy Whitening Honey Pack
This mask is printed to look like a dog (cuuuute!) and has snail secretion filtrate, royal jelly extract, sodium hyaluronate, and niacinamide which is used for brightening the skin tone. I like what I see ingredients-wise, plus...dog mask, guys. 

Skin9 Village: Panda Honey Elasticity Mask Pack
This mask is printed with a panda face (also mega cute) and contains lots of great ingredients like licorice root extract, argan oil, jojoba oil, aloe, royal jelly extract etc. This one is used to improve the elasticity and bounce to your skin.
Mediheal: Cacao Ade Mask
This mask contains cocoa and coffee bean goodness (uhm...my dream sheet mask!) and helps control oil and keep the pores clean and tight. Most "pore refining" masks have a temporary tightening effect, but I do love a good oil control mask! Happy to give this one a shot!
Esfolio: Egg Essence Mask Sheet 
I hadn't tried much from Esfolio in the past, but Beauteque has included a few of their masks in past Mask Maven bags and I've really enjoyed them. The unfortunate thing is that these masks for some reason usually contain ginseng (which doesn't not play well with my face) and this one is no different, unfortunately. This mask also contains mushroom extract and sodium hyaluronate, so I think this would be a really great firming, moisturizing mask for anyone who's face doesn't hate ginseng, like mine. :(
Botanic Farm: Green Tea Sheet Mask
I tried Botanic Farm products for the first time a while back when Memebox sent me some things to review. While I'm absolutely in love with their salmon egg eye gels (omg they're amazing) The sheet mask I tried wasn't really anything to rave about. Regardless, Green tea sheet masks are great for moisturizing, diminishing inflammation and providing lots of anitoxidants.  

Skinfood: Jeju Tangerine Beauty In a Food Mask
 Skinfood is one of my favorite brands, so I'm always happy to see them! This is the Jeju Tangerine mask that is used to hydrate and brighten the skin. Pretty basic, yes, but definitely one I'll be using. I hope it smells like tangerines!
Skinfood Yogurt Facial Sheet Mask
Another Skinfood mask! I took a quick look for ingredients online for this mask and wasn't able to find much. Whenever I do use yogurt-based masks on my face, they make my skin a lot softer and less oily, so since I'm already familiar with Skinfood I will use this without being too worried about ingredient lists. 
L'Affair: Vitamins 3-Step Mask Pack
I feel like I have seen this brand before but I cannot for the life of me pinpoint where or if I've actually tried anything from them before. Regardless, these kinds of sheet masks are pretty fun, because they also include one-time-use packets of a cleanser and ampoule/serum that are supposedly supposed to work well along with the sheet mask. These are absolutely awesome for overnight trips or vacations in general because you don't have to take as many products!

Beauty Friends II: Tomato Sheet Mask Pack
Beauty Friends II was a new brand to me until Beauteque included them in a past Mask Maven bag. They're inexpensive and actually have pretty nice ingredient lists. Tomato sheet masks are great for boosting radiance and smoothing the skin while moisturizing. I've used them quite a bit and I always find my skin feeling more smooth and firm, so I'll be keeping this one!
Overall Thoughts
Mask Maven costs $16 per month (less if you pre-pay for a longer subscription) and the September bag contained 9 sheet masks,making each item cost under $2.
I really, really loved the theme this month! I think the breakfast-y sheet masks are just awesome, and I like that they managed to still include fun animal sheet masks as well. There was a really great variety in terms of brands and type of masks in general, which is something I'm always looking for. As usual, I would have liked to see something that wasn't a sheet mask- like eye gels, lip or neck mask etc, but overall I'm really pleased! 

If you'd like to learn more about Mask Maven or sign up for yourself, you can do so HERE.
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