Sunday, August 15, 2010

Review: Boscia Luminizing Black Mask

Oh Boscia, I really do love you and most of your products (especially the amazing MakeUp-BreakUp Cool Cleansing Oil), but I don't think this one is for me.  I wanted the Luminizing Black Mask ever since it came out.  Its new black packaging drew me in first - Boscia not using its usual clean, white packaging definitely sparks a new twist on the skincare line.  It's interesting, it's different...and it looks like straight up tar?  It claims to purify, detoxify and brighten.  It also peels off and who doesn't love peeling a mask off their face? 

I just got paid on Friday which kind of made me feel a tiny bit better about my purchase at its steep price tag of $34.00.  It's not a large tube.  It's 2.8 oz and when you use it, you want to use a decent amount of product to make sure the peeling action happens easily later on.  If you are nice and try to salvage the product by putting on a layer too thin, you'll just end up peeling small, random pieces off your face. So it's going to suck when you start to squeeze out the product and you can just see your $34.00 oozing out in front of you.

When I put the product on, my eyes immediately began to start watering.  I wish I knew why.  The consistency is sticky like honey or glue, kind of like the underside of a Biore nose strip.  You spread it on evenly and wait about 25-30 minutes or until it's fully dry.  After 30 minutes, I felt like it was time to peel it off.  I started from the top and it was fun at first until I got to my cheeks.  Then I started feeling like I was peeling tape off of my face.  It hurt! I wonder if I needed to leave it on longer. Not sure, but it left my cheeks a bit red.  I also want to add that there IS an insert in the box that instructs you to try a small amount first before you put it on your entire face.  I didn't do that but woops, my bad.

As for how my face feels after? Well it does feel quite nice and smooth.  I will give it that...but I'm not sure if it's worth using again.  I will probably be returning this back to Sephora.  Sad but true.