Beauteque Mask Maven Review, January 2016

Beauteque Mask Maven, $15 per month plush $3.95 shipping US; ships to many other countries, see site for international shipping rates

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Beauteque's Mask Maven subscription contains nine to eleven Korean masks each month.  A majority of the masks are sheet masks for the face, but they often have a mask or two each month that is a powder or liquid or that is meant for a different body part (e.g., hands, feet, lips, eyes).  Korea is known for having some amazing masks, so this subscription is great for anyone who is all about skincare and wants to sample lots of different masks that you wouldn't normally encounter in the US.

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Each month, Mask Maven has a theme.  This month, the theme was Beauty from the Land and Sea.  Here's what my January Mask Maven contained:

This Mask Maven was worth around $19.65.  Sometimes, I am unable to find a particular mask for sale from a reputable website, so I estimate the value of those masks to be $2.50.  Masks are usually sold for about $2 to $3 each, so $2.50 is a fair estimate for most of them.  Beauteque sells many Korean products on their website, so I wish they would make anything they send out in their subscriptions available for sale on their site.  If you love a product they send you, it can be impossible to find a replacement!

Nine to eleven masks is a lot to get in one month, as you might imagine.  Emily and I try out as many masks as we can before I write my review, but we usually do not get to all of them.  I try to use two masks a week, three at the very most, because I'm not sure how good it would be for my skin to do tons of masks in a short period of time.  I will review each mask that Emily and I had a chance to use.  For any that we did not get to, I'll give you a description of what it is supposed to do.

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There were two Baviphat Juicy masks this month -- one in strawberry, one in green tea.  Unfortunately, we have not yet tried the strawberry mask.  The strawberry is supposed to clean out your pores and keep your skin from getting too oily.  Right now, the cold winter air has really dried my skin out and even my normally oily T-zone is dry and gross, so I didn't want to try anything that was going to get rid of even more oil.  This will be nice to try in the summer!  The green tea mask is both moisturizing and firming.  Emily used this one and found it to be very moisturizing.  Her skin felt very tight and soft after she removed the mask.

I have tried many Baviphat masks before and found them to be dry for a sheet mask.  The dryness made it hard to keep the mask on my face.  The green tea mask was the opposite.  It was dripping wet!  I prefer the masks to be too wet rather than too dry, so I was happy to see that.

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I love the Hanaka masks, so getting two of them this month was a treat.  I haven't tried the camellia out yet, but it contains hyaluronic acid to give your face some deep hydration.  I've gotten Hanaka's camellia facial cleansing powder before and absolutely loved it, so I'm really looking forward to giving this mask a try.

Emily used the Hanaka Marine Mud and Seaweed Mask.  All of the other Hanaka masks I've seen have a pastel color on the main part of the package, so I was wondering why this package was mostly black.  When Emily opened the mask package, we saw that the sheet mask itself was black.  All the other Hanaka sheet masks I've tried have been white, so I am not sure why this one is different.  This is another hydration mask.  Emily loved it and said it was extremely moisturizing.  Her skin was silky after she took this off.

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The Tony Moly Pureness 100 Hyaluronic Acid mask was the first mask I tried from this month's Mask Maven.  This mask was described as being deeply moisturizing, which is exactly what I needed!  Unfortunately, I didn't really notice any effects from it.  

Emily used the Scinic My Bottle Juice Mask, meant to hydrate and firm your skin.  The eye holes in this mask were enormous and the mask kept falling off her face.  After a few minutes, she gave up on it and threw it out because it wouldn't stay on. 

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I love getting SNP animal masks!  They are so cute!  I've gotten a panda, tiger, dog, and now an otter.  The otter mask is for hydration and rejuvenation.  It contains coconut oil and coconut water.  The otter mask is adorable and my skin looked and felt better after I took it off.  

While I haven't used the Freeset Donkey Milk mask this time, I've gotten this mask in another subscription before and used it then.  I loved it when I used it, so  I was happy to get it again.  The donkey milk mask contains tons of vitamins and has anti-aging properties.  It also, like almost every other mask this month, moisturizes.

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Finally, there was the Mediheal Mogongtox Soda Bubble Mask Sheet.  As you can see in the picture, this mask covers the bottom half of the face.  This one of two masks this month that isn't supposed to be moisturizing.  Instead, this mask is supposed to give your pores a deep cleaning with fruit extracts.  Before you open the package, you have to massage it.  Once you've done that, you can apply it to your face, wait for it to start bubbling, massage the bubbles into your skin, then rinse your face.  This was a fun mask to use!  I massaged it and took it out of the package and already saw a few bubbles on the surface of the black mask.  Applying it was a little difficult because it was slippery, but I finally got it on.  After ten minutes, I looked in the mirror and the mask was completely covered in white bubbles.  It looked like I had dipped the bottom half of my face into a bubble bath.  The bubble action made it feel really cleansing.  This is one of my favorite masks ever.  It was just so much fun.

This was a good month for Mask Maven.  While the cold air can be very drying on skin, I wish there had been more variety in the types of masks included.  Seven of the nine were moisturizing masks.  Except for the Tony Moly and the Scinic, the ones we have used have been quite moisturizing and helped get our skin back into shape.  I loved the Mogongtox bubble mask and will have to buy more of those.  I highly recommend that mask if your pores need some serious cleansing.  That was my favorite discovery in Mask Maven this month by far. 

Does anyone else get Mask Maven? Did you have a favorite mask this month?  Hope to hear from you in the comments!