Since the foaming mask trend has started, I have really wanted to try them. I’ve seen a bunch of reviews on the original one and daaaamn! does that thing foam. I love bubbles!!! Soooo, I don’t know where I can get the original mask in Romania, but I got my hands on a dupe of it. The Romanian website of e.l.f. Cosmetics sells their version of the bubble mask. The only one I could find available here (they have 3 options) was the hydrating one.
One thing that annoys the shit out of me is that in the US this mask from e.l.f. is 14 $, which should be somewhere around 54 RON, but here, in Romania, it’s 85 Ron which is 21,9 $. That’s a lot for e.l.f. !
Especially considering that we’re in a country where the minimum wage is considerably lower than that of the US, and e.l.f. pride themselves as a super affordable drugstore brand.
Packaging wise I like the product. It has a transparent lid, you take it off and push on that white top and product comes out through the hole in the middle. It’s a clear sticky gel. It says your face should be damp, but having it soaking wet actually works better.
Now, I have two major issues with this product. The first one is that it doesn’t really foam that much. There were spots where it didn’t foam at all. Ok, after the first try I said maybe I’m dumb and don’t know how to apply and use it, but after 3 tries and still nothing… Bitch, I give up!
The other issue is that it leaves the face super sticky. I even used my daily face cleanser to take off the stickiness and it didn’t work. I didn’t feel hydrated, I felt sticky so that’s a big no!
- Won’t break the bank (it’s 14 $ in the US but in Romania, it’s about 22 $)
- Smells nice
- Doesn’t foam a lot
- Leave the skin sticky
Final Verdict: Waxing Crescent
It’s not great but it’s a fun product.