Doing a face mask at the end of a long day (with Netflix playing and wine in hand!) can be the ultimate form of self care. A good mask can purify and detoxify your skin while adding vital botanicals and vitamins to provide extra hydration and anti-ageing benefits.
But did you know there are also many benefits to doing a face mask at the
start of your day?
In fact, using the right face mask in the morning or before a big event can help manage puffiness, promote circulation, moisturise skin, and best of all, help your makeup apply flawlessly.
We’ve rounded up the seven best face and eye masks to use before makeup to help you achieve a smooth, crease-free and healthy looking base all day long!
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9 cleansers that won’t dry your skin out VANITE Hydrating Sheet Mask
This deluxe sheet mask contains silky plant extracts and antioxidants that easily absorb into the skin to provide a boost of hydration for dry and normal/combination skin. It’s ideal to use before applying your morning skincare as the powerful botanical blend of hyaluronic acid, aloe, cucumber extract and peptides preps skin to absorb your actives, oils, serums and moisturisers, leaving you with a plump, smooth canvas to apply your base. Use for 20-30 minutes after cleansing and before applying your skincare.
You can purchase it at vanite.tv.
Dr. LeWinn’s Ultra R4 Collagen Firming Face Mask
This anti-ageing face mask retains 100x its dry weight in fluid, making it ultra hydrating and ultra amazing for your skin pre-makeup! Wearing makeup all day (and removing it everyday!) can really dry out skin and puts a lot of wear and tear on it, which is why an anti-ageing mask is a must. Designed with Bio-Cellulose technology, this mask adheres perfectly to skin without sliding around. It delivers the equivalent of one bottle of highly potent collagen infused serum which instantly hydrates, plumps, and restores skin. It also contains Matrixyl 3000 peptides and Orchid Stem Cell Extract to promote elasticity and firmness.
here… Dr. LeWinn’s Ultra R4 Collagen 360 Eye Masks
Dr. LeWinn’s, the Ultra R4 Collagen 360 Eye Mask is designed to target skin around the eye including the under eye, crows feet, and upper eyelid areas. It’s ideal to use prior to doing a more complex eye look involving multiple steps such as eyeshadow, liquid liner, concealer, and/or baking. It uses Bio-Cellulose technology that allows the mask to sit comfortably on the skin, while a highly potent serum containing collagen, palmitoyl tripeptide-1, ash tree extract and vitamin B3, hydrates and plumps the skin around the eye to provide a smooth surface for makeup that won’t crease.
here… Peter Thomas Roth Hungarian Thermal Water Mineral-Rich Atomic Heat Mask
If you know me, you know I love Peter Thomas Roth products. They are some of the most hydrating skincare products that you can buy at Sephora, and their Hungarian Thermal Water line is on another level. This “fountain of youth” mask is created with the most mineral-rich water in the world from a secret spring deep below Hungary’s Carpathian Valley. With cool water, this hydrating mask transforms into an invigorating flash of heat! This opens pores and allows for optimal nutrient absorption. This unique mask is ideal to use before applying light makeup, as it’s so hydrating you’ll want your natural dew and glow to shine through!
You can purchase it at Sephora.
SHISEIDO Benefiance WrinkleResist24 Pure Retinol Express Smoothing Eye Mask
This SHISEIDO eye mask is ideal to use prior to a big event or a day of heavy makeup. Designed with micro-infusion technology, this eye mask delivers liquid retinol to support cell turnover and soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles AKA no creasing concealer! It contains a powerful blend of chlorella extracts, mukurossi extracts, gambir extracts, and bio-hyaluronic acid that boosts hydration and plumps skin to help the eye area look brighter, rejuvenated and wide awake in as little as 15 minutes.
You can purchase it at Sephora.
Alya Skin Pink Clay Mask
Alya Skin Pink Clay Mask is a brightening mask ideal for those of us with uneven skin tone and unwanted pigmentation. Formulated with Kaolin clay and witch hazel, it removes toxins and pollutants from the skin while improving skin’s texture, providing anti-ageing benefits, and helping to regenerate and speed up cell turnover. It’s perfect to use before makeup as antioxidants such as aloe vera and pomegranate help tighten pores and reduce skin inflammation. This mask is also cruelty-free, vegan, and safe for sensitive skin.
here… Simple Brightening Under-Eye Hydrogel Mask
Simple Brightening Under-Eye Hydrogel Mask is inspired by Asian beauty rituals and formulated with naturally derived fruit enzymes, minerals, and plant extracts. Its cooling properties provide anti-inflammation benefits for those of us who wake up with a little extra puff! It’s formulated with 100% premium hydrogel and is enriched with plant collagens and PENTAVITIN. They are paraben-free, alcohol-free, mineral oil-free, and free from animal-derived products.
What’s your favourite face mask to use before makeup?