Does anyone get my The Mask reference? Jim Carrey? 1994? Anyone? I hope I am not alone in this. Well I am referencing this because this weekend I tried a new face mask. Not the kind that turns me green, makes me a good dancer and a cartoon, but hopefully the kind that makes my skin clean and smooth. 

I should back up. For a few years I subscribed to Birchbox. If you don't know what I am talking about, I don't know where you have been living. After some time I grew tired of basically seeing the same boring products month after month so I discontinued the box. However I did keep my account because my favorite dry shampoo (featured in my beauty products video) I could get from there and earn points toward discounts on future purchases. Last month I put in a purchase for the dry shampoo and some texture spray and got into one of those classic conundrums. If I spent just $5 more dollars I could get free shipping. I feel victim to this and looked for the cheapest products they had. Up came the Dr. Jart Pore Minimalist Mask. I figured what the heck for $7.50 I'll give it a whirl. I knew nothing of  this product prior to using it so I did not have high expectations but was hopeful. I guess I did not read the instructions closely because I did not realize the mask would be black. It's says charcoal mask on it I don't know what I was thinking. I put the mask on and I went to take a picture for the blog and I thought "I look like the man in the iron mask." I was going to post on instagram but did not want to scare away people. So I will post them here instead.

Freaked out yet?

The Dr. Jart website describes this mask as "A black sheet mask featuring activated Korean charcoal, spearmint extract, and arginine for superior detoxification and pore-tightening benefits." The Instructions were to wear this mask for 15-20 minutes and remove. It said not to wash afterward and leave the serum on your face. So I think we can all agree this mask is terrifying, yes? It also does not stay on amazing. It was a little big for my face so it kept falling off my chin and did not fit tight to my nose, so i had to stay in the bathroom and press it down every so often. What was nice about it was that because it was a cloth mask and not a gel or lotion mask it applied easily and removed just as easily. Previous face masks I used I spent long chunks of time scrapping it off my face, which probably did more harm than good to my skin. When I removed this mask my face did feel incredible soft although I am not convinced I noticed smaller pores. How soft it made my face alone was worth the $7.50. I have been told since that the Dr. Jart products are supposed to be good. I would give this product a 6 out of 10 because it definitely softened and moisturized my face, but did not notice the pore minimization. 

Finished product, #nofilter Wanted you all to see the final prodcut

Do you have a favorite face mask? Have you ever used Dr. Jart? Leave me a comment below and let me know what you think!