Add this one step to your pre-game ritual for glowing skin.
With this, I’ve come to realize there’s a very specific gap in the market when it comes to one thing: face masks that are perfect to do while you’re getting ready to go out. Now, hear me out: I love me a clay mask, and I love me a sheet mask. But to be frank, neither is appropriate for this occasion. Clay masks (while great for spot-treating—may we suggest multi-masking) sap your skin of moisture and vibrance. Sheet masks take forever to sink in, and can feel tedious, and are, well...goopy.
Instead, the ideal pre-game to the pre-game face mask has a few key requirements. First and foremost, its results should be instant. As in, the maximum time you should have to leave it on should be 10 minutes, and afterwards, you should be rewarded with firm, plump, glow-y (duh) skin. Second—downtime. There should be none. This is a case where your skin looks better afterwards, not worse. There is a time and place for cathartic facials where your skin freaks out for a few days before looking like a newborn’s bottom, and it ain’t here. And finally? It’s all about presentation. You should feel like you’re treating yourself (and your face) to something nice. After much rigorous, exacting testing, here are a few of my favorites.
This guy is the queen bee of very pricey, very hydrating (and thus, worth it) face masks. First of all, it’s French. Jaime King and January Jones are fans. It promises “Instant Youth,” and that’s more or less what it delivers: bright, plumped-up, insanely soft skin that’s almost too pretty to cover up with makeup, so skip it if you can. If your skin is feeling dehydrated, go straight for this stuff—or pair it with one of the more exfoliating masks if you have time.