Saturday, 2 August 2014

Mario Badescu Temporary Lifting Mask Product Review


Interesting name…but can this product really do an immediate, temporary improvement on my face?

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I’ve been curious to try this brand since a few months ago and I finally got myself to purchase not just one but two Mario Badescu products. I purchased these 2 items (Silver Powder and Temporary Lifting Mask) at Luxola, the online beauty site that I’m really enjoying delivery service from nowadays. I just love the efficient service and, of course, the enticing promotions.

The Temporary Lifting Mask is a very interesting item as it deems to tighten the skin and minimize pores instantly, although the name clearly says that it’s ‘temporary’. Still, I would want to have a product that can really do that, especially when I have important events to attend, such as weddings, work-related dinners or functions.

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The product comes in a simple white plastic jar with a white plastic seal upon removing the cap. After removing the seal, you will see the pink-colored cream mask and will be welcomed with the fragrance of rose. Rose?! Wait, oh no….


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Mario Badescu Temporary Lifting Mask
Price: RM53 for 59ml
Made in USA
Life after opening: 6 months
Where to buy: Sephora or at www.luxola.com.my

I didn’t check the full ingredients before purchasing the Temporary Lifting Mask! I actually have this skin reaction to face products that contain rose, except for 2 brands that I’ve tested: Perricone MD and Talika Paris. These 2 have products that contain rose but thankfully have not caused my skin to react adversely. Should I bravely try a Mario Badescu product that contains ‘rose’?

One of the things I do when I have fear of skin reaction to a certain product is ‘patch testing’, just the personal way of doing it, not the laboratory type. I either apply on the pulse of my wrist, meaning that soft area where you can feel your pulse, or behind the ears. And so I did BOTH, and left the cream there for an hour, since this is only a mask. If you’re testing a moisturizer or toner, or anything meant to be absorbed by the skin, it’s best to leave it overnight to check reactions.

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Like most cream masks, the Mario Badescu Temporary Lifting Mask (TLM) also has a thick texture but easy to apply on the skin.

Well, I didn’t have skin reaction on my wrist or behind my ears after testing. So I braved the ‘rose content’ and applied the TLM on my face after washing. It starts as a light rose color on the face. I would have applied the mask on my entire face but since this is the first time, I’d better reduce my risk and focus on pore-problem areas to test the effects.

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After 10 minutes, the color of the mask turned to pinkish rose color. It has a mild tingling or tightening feel, which I really liked. It made me feel that the product is working…
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 After rinsing with lukewarm water, here is the difference…

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LEFT: Before Mario Badescu Temporary Lifting Mask
RIGHT: After Mario Badescu Temporary Lifting Mask


First of all, thank goodness my skin didn’t react violently to the rose content.
After using the mask for the first time, I feel the difference on my pore-problem areas: smoother, softer and pores are less visible. Lifting might be hard to notice and I also didn’t apply it to my entire face BUT my skin felt tight and fresh. I love the feel of my skin right after using this mask! I’m not a believer of masks before until I’ve tried several good ones and this Mario Badescu product is now another trusted one.
Definitely will continue to use this, maybe 3 times a month and enjoy the immediate results!


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More about Mario Badescu Temporary Lifting Mask

BENEFITS:
Instant Pore Minimizer. A great special occasion mask that immediately tightens, cleans and refines the skin. Formulated with Egg Albumin, a traditional, natural mask ingredient that firms, minimizes pores and improves skin’s appearance. This mask is ideal for any skin type needing a quick boost for a special event or for regular use on skin with enlarged pores and congestion.

HOW TO USE:
Apply a thin layer of the mask on clean skin, avoiding the eye area. Wait 10 minutes and rinse with tepid (lukewarm) water. Follow with moisturizer. May be used several times a month or before special occasions.

WHAT’S INSIDE:
Deionized Water (Aqua), Calamine, Wheat (Triticum Vulgare) Starch, Egg Albumin, Sorbitol, Zinc Oxide, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Rose (Rosa Multiflora Fruit) Extract


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