L’Oreal Pure Clay Masks


L’Oreal Skin recently released 3 Pure-Clay Masks, and I was lucky enough to be sent some to try out. Each of the masks are $12.99 and are supposed to treat different types of skin issues or concerns. I have tried out each mask a few times, so I wanted to share my opinions with you.

L’Oreal launched these pure-clay masks with the already popular concept of multi-masking. Basically, you use a different mask on different areas of concern on your face. For example, if you have an oily T-Zone and dry, patchy cheeks, you’d apply one mask to your T-Zone and a different mask to your cheeks. You can see an example of me multi-masking below.


The red algae pure-clay mask claims to exfoliate dead skin cells and unclog and tighten pores using three pure clays and red algae. This mask takes 10-15 minutes and is supposed to leave your skin glowing and smooth. I think this is the least transformative of the masks. It works fine as an exfoliant, but don’t expect any huge differences from using it. I think it may work best over the long term as a gentle exfoliant 2-3 times a week. loreal-clay-masks-2

The black charcoal pure-clay mask claims to use three pure clays and charcoal to improve dull and tired-looking skin. This is supposed to work as sort of a detox mask and help draw impurities out of the skin. My skin definitely didn’t react well to this mask. I have fairly sensitive skin, and when I washed this mask off my face was BRIGHT red. Like Rudolph’s nose red. It was very tender for quite awhile afterwards also. I would use this mask in moderation or if you know you don’t have sensitive skin.


The final mask is the green eucalyptus pure-clay mask and is my favorite. This mask uses three pure clays and eucalyptus and is recommended for oily and shiny skin. It is supposed to help purify and clarify your skin if you have clogged pores and leave your face looking matte but refreshed. This mask didn’t over dry or irritate my skin, and I saw an immediate improvement in some of my breakouts. This mask is my favorite because it definitely improves my skin, while being gentle enough to use multiple times a week.loreal-clay-masks-4

Overall, I’m very pleased with these L’Oreal Skin Pure Clay Masks. At just over ten dollars, they’re a great value considering I’ll be able to get roughly twenty to thirty uses out of each jar. Also, the glass jars feel more luxurious and well-made than many other drugstore products.loreal-clay-masks-5

While I was sent these for free, I could see myself repurchasing the eucalyptus mask in the future. Have you tried these before? What were your thoughts? I know masks seem to be all the rage right now; are there any you recommend?

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Beauty Blurbs: L'Oreal Voluminous Butterfly Mascara


It’s time for another mascara review! Today, I tried out L’Oreal Voluminous Butterfly Mascara in Blackest Black. According to L’Oreal this mascara “extends and lifts outer corner lashes to give you a winged-out effect, instantly volumizing lashes at the roots and stretching lashes outward.” It also has fibers (Cocoon fibers as they call them…butterfly…cocoon…get it?) that attach to your lashes for extra length.


The “Butterfly Brush” is definitely unlike any mascara wand I’ve seen before. It is most narrow near the inner corner of your eye and thicker as it heads towards outer lashes. It has well-spaced, firm, rubbery bristles that are asymmetrical on one side to create the “winged out” effect, and shorter, even bristles on the other side.


Above is a shot of my eye with no mascara on the left and with two coats of L’Oreal’s Butterfly Mascara on the right. The wand allowed for easy application. It allowed me to separate each lash to ensure little clumping without globbing (really spell check? Globbing isn’t a word? Disagree.) on mascara each time I touched my lashes. The formula was great too. It didn’t dry too quickly, so it was easy to apply a second coat.


I was enamored with this mascara when I first applied it, but looking back at these pictures, I’m less impressed. I just feel like my lashes don’t look as full or long as they do when I use different mascaras. I didn’t curl my lashes today, so that may have something to do with it. I do have to say, my lashes still felt soft after application, and I didn’t have any flaking all day.

4At $8.99 a tube, I’m still happy that I purchased this mascara to try (Full disclosure: I had a coupon, so I got it for $2.99). The “innovative” wand is unique and easy to work with, and the formula is great. I think next time I’ll try curling my lashes and maybe even going for three coats (dream big, right?).

Has anyone else tried L’Oreal’s Voluminous Butterfly Mascara? Did your lashes become so winged out and fabulous they almost fluttered off your face? Did the “Cocoon fibers” allow your lashes to escape to new dimensions? Do tell.

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