Primark Holler & Glow Sheet Mask Review

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.


  1. November 8, 2017 / 11:51 am

    Love the pattern of this mask and the price tag, but I don’t like that it made you face feel weird and dried it out. Not good! I tried one a few weeks ago for my first time (can’t remember the brand, was sent to me by a lady on Instagram who lives in America) and it did not line up on my face properly at all. It did make my skin feel soft afterwards and provided lots of laughter for my hubby and I!

    Melissa x

    • November 14, 2017 / 9:38 am

      I think thats part of the fun – the look on my husbands face when he see’s me in the mask! I never seem to be able to get them to line up properly either!

  2. November 8, 2017 / 12:45 pm

    I want to try a sheet mask purely for comedy value!! But that one sounds like it should be avoided, for sure…

    • November 14, 2017 / 9:39 am

      The comedy value is totally worth it – the Nails Inc. ones had me laughing for ages x

  3. November 8, 2017 / 7:11 pm

    Oh gawd I nearly picked some of these for your Xmas bundle, phew! Love the design but how awful. I haven’t personally tried the sheet masks but like a good face mask

    Stacey |

  4. Liesel Chamen
    January 30, 2018 / 7:09 pm

    I am 48 years old and have Rhino skin…i have NEVER had a skin reaction to any skin product EVER! After using Primark Holler and Glow (which I on the other hand found big), i was suprised to feel how nourished and hydrated my skin felt. Imagine my suprise waking up with a hot to the touch red, burning face. Been 2 days now and slowly settling down. WHAT CHEMICALS ARE IN THAT STUFF???

    • Estelle Stevens
      January 31, 2018 / 4:03 pm

      Oh dear! I would definitely avoid using it again then!!

      • March 13, 2018 / 9:01 am

        Yes my daughter was the same looks like she has been badly sunburned 24 hours later still bright red and burning. She did holler and is still glowing but not in the way she would like.

  5. tezza
    April 1, 2018 / 12:56 am

    Just today used Are you Kitten Me? mask from primark. Like you the mask didn’t fit my face- too wide at the sides & eyeholes too small. More worrying that after leaving on 15mins as per instructions & taking it off, 10 minutes later my cheeks both started burning. I don’t mean tingling I mean burning. I soothed it with some squalane oil but if my face looked better for using the mask its useless as I can’t again use anything that’s made my face burn!

  6. Lucinda Giles
    June 9, 2018 / 12:00 am

    I used this mask tonight whilst watching tv. I’ve never been allergic to anything and generally can use most face creams, make ups etc. After about 10 mins my face felt a bit hot so I took the mask off. All of a sudden my face was burning, the shape of the mark was almost burnt into my face and my lips got a bit swollen. I immediately went to the shower and washed my face for 10 mins with cold water. I had to take anti histamine and it’s still v red and burning now.
    Would 100% not recommend. V worried about the impact it’s had on my skin.

  7. Lisa Smith
    December 24, 2018 / 10:21 pm

    I and my daughter tried this mask brand I had the holler and glow and she had the galaxy one. After about 6 minutes my fave went from tingly to on fire immediately washed off my face still stinging and look sun burned and I have never had sensitive skin. My daughter was fine during hers but her face is also bright red and now burning so had to wash off with water to cool. No longer have burning sensation but face still bright red … hope not still red tomorrow as Xmas day😔

    I will definitely discourage anyone from trying these and will email the company to complain

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