Hey dolls! This is the mask from the first day of the Soko Glam challenge! Finally! Yayyy XD
This is a mask from my bae, TonyMoly. I got it on eBay for $3.98 (!!) with free shipping. Kinda pricey for ONE mask, I know… but–but—it was a cute sheep! Can you blame me?? XD I bought this mask months ago and never used it… it was next up in my queue, so here it is!
I’m sure by now you know that 2015 is the Year of the Sheep according to the Chinese zodiac. This limited edition mask was made to commemorate that. How awesome is that? I wish they would have made it a character mask. How cute would that have been??
Anywho, since I can’t really seem to find much about this mask (besides the featured ingredient, that is…), let’s just get on to that: lanolin.
Lanolin is a wax secreted by wooly animals (like sheep, llamas, and alpacas). It helps make their wool and underlying skin waterproof. Lanolin also has a broad range of applications besides skin care products. Talk about using tip to tail XD
But what we use lanolin for in skincare is its moisturizing properties; coveted because it penetrates deep into dry skin, and creates a moisture barrier. How awesome is that?? It is (and has been) highly valued as a moisturizer since ancient times….probably since we discovered we can use sheep wool for making shit out of! Humans are truly enterprising… or at least we were XD
wooling fooling around now…let’s get on to the review!
Mask 411: thick, kinda cheap feeling. Smelled nice.
Mask fit: perfectly placed holes, no slits, weird fit on chin,
Did it work as advertised? Uh….sure?
Overall rating? It was pretty meh, not the best from TM.
Mask details: The mask quality is, quite frankly, disappointing…. it felt thick and cheap. For it costing more than a standard TM mask, I expected luxuriousness…. didn’t get it. And it’s about the same price at the TM retail store in NYC (at least when I was there back in May…). It did smell nice though.
Mask Fit: This mask had perfectly placed holes and (guess what??) no slits!!!! There was a lot of extra mask hanging off my chin, but other than that the fit was pretty good.
First Impression: Well, the mask didn’t hold up so well… It started drying out in less than a half hour. I halfway expected my face to feel greasy, but it didn’t. It took only a couple of minutes for the essence to sink in, after which my face felt nice. I then finished my routine and went about my business.
Final thoughts: I guess I spoke too soon saying I never tried a TM mask I didn’t like 😦 And it’s not even that I didn’t like it, it just bored me.
All in all, this was a disappointment. The mask didn’t stay wet long, and as for effectiveness? My face felt pretty normal the nest day. Not “super moisturized” as I expected. I was hoping this would have been a character mask… I was so sad that it wasn’t. It was a wasted opportunity, I tell you! I expected a lot more from TonyMoly. This supposed to be a limited edition mask? Really? I’ve had better Dermal masks than this (no offense Dermal. XD).
My face felt alright the next morning, so it was an all around ok mask. I wouldn’t re-buy it even if it wasn’t a limited edition item though. Bleh. What a bummer.
I have so many cool masks to share with you in the coming days… I’ve been busy and got sooo behind on my reviews! I take notes on each mask I use, then come up with witty banter and do the research to tie ’em all together… I have almost two week’s worth of masks, plus the rest of the SG challenge to cover… whew!
Have you used this mask?? Let me know in the comments!