Animal sheet masks – embrace the insanity

A few weeks ago I told you about the MaskGenie Korean sheet mask service, and their animal-themed set 10 Days in the Wild. I promised to model some of the masks, despite the fact that they do look a bit insane.

My dignity’s long gone, so why not?

If you’ve not used one before, a sheet mask is a (usually cotton or fibre) facial mask soaked in serum. Cleanse and exfoliate first to get the maximum benefit from the serum.

Then apply the mask to your face and lie back for 15-20 minutes, or if you’re Lady Gaga, take a selfie and post it to Instagram:

A photo posted by @ladygaga on May 21, 2015 at 7:11am PDT


After 20 minutes, peel the mask off and discard. Rub any residue left on your face into the skin – don’t wash it off.

You can use sheet masks as often  as you like. This Korean skincare staple is a very relaxing treatment to do in the evening. They’re usually inexpensive if you buy from Korean stores – not so much if you buy in Western stores. Boots and Sephora stock them but they are way overpriced.  

So here are the highlights of the 10 Days in the Wild animal themed sheet mask pack  from MaskGenie which I was trying out.

It’s not often you get a chance to look crazier than Lady Gaga.

First up, the SNP Otter Mask:animal sheet masks snp otter


This was a great moisturising mask, which was much needed because I had a chronic hangover that day.

I was quite excited about the SNP Dragon mask because, y’know, Mother of Dragons ‘n all that. Actually it looked more like I was in camoflage, with fangs:animal sheet masks snp dragon

After that I decided that being a skincare superhero was more my thing. You totally can’t tell this is me, can you?animal sheet masks luxury soo eye mask

This Luxury Soo Eye Mask claims to reduce wrinkles, and it does a little, but only temporarily. Mostly it just looks cool.

Then I decided to be a catBerrisom animal sheet masks


The main difference with the Berrisom masks is that they have ears to complete the animal look. However, the ears tend to spread the serum up into your hairline so they’re not the most practical.

Also, why has this cat got little round ears like a monkey?

Let’s ask a monkey, shall we?animal sheet masks review


Monkey says thumbs up to animal sheet masks.

A big thank you to Genie from MaskGenie for sending me these masks to try out. MaskGenie sheet mask packs start at $12 for 5 and can be found on their website here.



Now, let us never speak of this again.