May 29th, 2012

MUQ Review: GlamGlow Tingling & Exfoliating Mud Mask

Okay. This is the first review I’ve done since I’ve started The Makeup Queen. 

So the other day, I walked into a Neiman Marcus beauty department and spotted this much talked about GlamGlow Mud Mask.  I heard mostly rave reviews about it from different sources and the big claim made that all of Hollywood is totally and completely enamored by this product.  GlamGlow is supposedly used on celebs just before red carpet events because it brings that celebrity glow to their skin.

Well, always the sucker—I decided to give it a try.  But at $69 a pop, I should be an instant celebrity on just the price alone.  Geez!

This mask is made from volcanic rock, French sea clay, and green tea leaf pieces.  It is vegan, natural, and good for all skin types. A+ in my book.

When I slathered on the mask, it had a pleasant scent (thank goodness) and went on smoother than I thought it would.  According to some other reviews I read, some people thought it was hard to apply, but I didn’t see anything wrong with the texture.  Yes, it was a little weird with green tea leaves sticking out of your face, but otherwise, application was a breeze.

Once applied, the mask tingled as it started to dry on my oily skin.  But that didn’t bother me, either.  It dried down pretty quickly and very tightly. So tight, I couldn’t move a muscle in my face.

After about 15 minutes, I rinsed the mask with gentle circular motions because of the fine scrub in the mask.  The scrub kinda of felt like a microdermabrasion scrub I had in a Prescriptive microdermabrasion kit I had years ago.

After rinsing, my skin felt alive and so clean.  I loved the feeling.  After waking the next morning, I did notice a nice even tone to my skin.  My skin looked like I’d just had a great facial.

The verdict: Overall, if you can get over the sticker shock, GlamGlow is a great product to have in your arsenal of skin care products.  However, if you’re looking for a great mask, Kiehl’s Red Earth mask is wonderful for oily and combo skin.  Also, Artistry Pore Cleansing (oily/combo skin) or Moisture Mask for dry skin are just as good, but at a fraction of the cost. 

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