I recently tried the Primark Holler & Glow Sheet Mask. Sheet masks seem to have really bombed the beauty market this last year. I’ve tried a few but in all honesty, I’ve never really got the hang of them. The first one I tried was a Nails Inc one – catch up with that review here. I’ve got a few other Nails Inc, Soap & Glory and Boots ones kicking around the house but when we were in Primark a little while ago, I saw some on sale and for £3.00 they were much cheaper than some of the branded ones I’d picked up so I grabbed a couple to give them a go.
There are instructions on the back of the packet which are very easy to follow. I started by cleansing and toning my face. I use Garnier Miceller Water and a cotton pad for this. It is one of my every day beauty products. Perfect for lazies like me who can’t be bothered with a whole skin care ritual.
Armed with my clean face, I set about running myself a nice bath so I could read a little, let the face mask do its work. I decided to relax in an Intergalatic bath bomb from Lush filled bath (complete with mermaid).
The packet isn’t that easy to open, it has one of those tear tabs, but it was still too much effort to open the packet. Once I managed to get the mask out, again not that easy. They are pretty slimey by nature and I’m always afraid I will rip them in half with my big troll fingers.
This mask had a lovey fresh fragrance, not too perfumed and had a very cute cactus pattern on it. I then proceeded to lay it onto my face as per the instructions.
Personally I found it a little small for my face, I struggled to get the eyes and mouth holes lined up nicely with my own. It felt like I was pushing it out of my eyes or mouth all the time. I don’t know if I have an extraordinarily large face or if they are on the small side. Maybe they are made for people who’s facial features are really close together.
I then sat back in the bath to let the mask do its magic – making my face less oily and shiny. The recommended time for the mask to be on was 15 – 20 minutes.
After about 3.5 minutes my face felt like it was on fire, it was itchy and felt really hot. Concerned I was reacting to something in it, I pulled it off and washed my face with water. Luckily I hadn’t had a reaction and my face hadn’t gone red or swollen up, I just think my skin didn’t like what was happening under the mask and was a bit sensitive. Generally I don’t suffer from sensitive skin so I wonder chemicals are actually being used!
I can’t really say if the mask worked or not having only had it on for 3.5 minutes, but my face dried out like the puddle of a dropped ice lolly in the summer. I suppose it certainly has oil control in that it sucked every last bit of oil out of me in just a few minutes. My face was dry for days afterwards and felt too tight. I definitely won’t be trying the Veg Out Sheet Mask again in a hurry.
Would I Buy It Again?
All in all, this mask wasn’t for me. It made my face hurt and felt a bit cheap. It was on the small side and there wasn’t a huge amount of product on the mask itself. I didn’t feel the full benefits of the mask as I’d had to remove it before my face melted off. My skin felt dry and uncomfortable for days. I strongly recommend you save your £3.00 and buy something else.
Have you tried the Primark Sheet Masks? What did you think? Get in touch below.