Product Review: SK-II Skin Signature 3D Refining Mask

Last night I decided to give myself a mini facial and totally forgot about these sample SK-II Skin Signature 3D Refining Masks sitting underneath my sink (confessions of a product junkie). 

Now let me go ahead and warn you that NOTHING about these masks are cute. As a matter of fact, when you put them on you look scary lol but the benefits and end results are absolutely amazing!

Each packet comes with a Targeted Moisturizing Lifting Mask with one cloth-like upper mask and one lower mask. Here’s what they look like when you take them out of the packet. 

The upper and lower pieces are saturated heavily in a milky liquid that works to uplift sagging skin and increase firmness and elasticity. You’ll notice a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while experiencing a velvety smooth, radiant, and youthful complexion.”

It smells like a milky lavender scent mixed with the signature pitera scent…which I actually like. Anyway, you apply the top part of the mask which stretches over your eyes and the bridge of your nose.

Next, the bottom piece…

I told you it was scary looking! I didn’t even want to post the picture of me looking directly into the camera lol! 

The lower half stretches over your moth and nose and can be smoothed down underneath your jawline.

I left the mask on for 15 minutes then peeled it off. You can wipe the excess liquid away after you’ve taken the mask off or you can blend it into your skin like I did for extra moisture. 

My skin felt incredibly soft and clean after taking the mask off! Prior to using the mask, I used a light exfoliator, St. Ives Apricot scrub, rinsed, lightly towel dried my face and whipped out the SK-II mask.

If you’re looking for luxury, I would definitely recommend trying this SK-II mask! Your skin will love you and what better way to splurge than on skincare? 

You can find the mask at SK-II counters at Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdales, and Sephora stores for $145 for a box of six masks.

Bonus: Check out my daily skin care routine here

Product Review: Urban Decay Naked Skin Liquid Foundation

As much as I love a clean fresh face, it’s also nice to have a foundation that gives you a little coverage and still looks natural. Cakey faces are sooo 1990’s should never happen! 

Enter … Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Foundation (that was a mouth full).

I’m trying my best not to jump to the conclusion as I write this because I have absolutely nothing bad to say about this product. I loved it! (Ok…I just jumped to it lol)

As you can see the consistency of the foundation is light (as it drips down my hand), and personally I go a shade darker in my foundation because my face is pale and I like to look tan all year round. Whenever I “match” my foundation, it’s too light for me and doesn’t match the rest of my body. So in this foundation, the 9.0 shade was a perfect match.

Here are some before and after photos so you can get a feel of the coverage the Naked foundation gives you.

BEFORE- (no makeup…just lip balm) I know, I know … I’m pale. lol

AFTER - I applied the foundation from the back of my hand using my fingers to warm it up into my skin.

What I liked most about the Naked Skin Liquid foundation was how light it felt on my skin, and it still gave the illusion of having no makeup on while evening out my complexion. 

I have combination-oily skin, and throughout the day I really didn’t need to worry too much about touch-ups. And the photos above are just foundation, no powder on top or anything. 

Have any of you ladies tried the Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation? If you have I want to hear your thoughts in the comments! If you have any questions, let me know :)

You can find the foundation at Sephora stores for $38.