Sunday, August 14, 2016

Mask of the Week: ELF Pore Refining Brush & Mask Tool and Ole Henriksen Firm Action Mask

Today I have a mask to show you, as regularly scheduled, but I also have a mask TOOL to show you! And I looooooove it and if you like masks, spoiler alert: You.Need.This!!!!!!

The mask I tried this week is the Ole Henriksen Firm Action Mask which targets pores. My pores, as I have mentioned before, are huge at the moment and nothing seems to be helping them! UGH!

The mask tool (that you need) is the elf Pore Refining Brush and Mask Tool. It's $5 and can be found on their website. I haven't seen it in stores yet but I have seen some of the other new skincare items in Walmart and CVS.


This little buddy is a God send if you like masks like I do!


One end is a little rubbery spatula for applying your mask. The other is a "pore cleansing brush" which I haven't used yet. Do  you use it when the mask is on? Before it? After? I need more info!


Rubbery end:


Brush end...doesn't this look too stumpy for your face?


And the mask:


For the last few weeks, the Mask of the Week has been a sheet mask.  Why? Easy answer: less messy and I am lazy.



This is so awesome! Use the little rubbery spatula part to dip into your mask and apply.


  • No contamination of your fingers
  • No added oils from your fingers
  • No mask UNDER your nails!!
  • You use less product
  • You waste less product
  • You get a more even coverage with the spatula
  • NO MESSSSSS!!!!!


And here's your goofy mask face pic with spatula application:


This mask, by the way, is amaaaazing. Since it is a pore tightening product, my entire face felt FROZEN as it dried. It didn't sting or anything, just got really tight. It was actually quite tough to wash it off, too. After rinsing, my skin felt baby smooth and my pores were definitely smaller! I look forward to using this again soon!

What do you think? Have you tried this Ole mask or the elf tool?


1 comment:

  1. This brush tool didn't show up in my area until about a month ago, and I bought it the day I saw it at Target. However, I only just used it today for the first time after a trip to Sephora this afternoon inspired me to get into a better skincare regimen. Like you, I'm a little confused about the brush end so I didn't use that. I'm not as in love with the spatula as I thought, and I go NUTS over spatula tools. NUTS. Actually, when I was at Sephora today I bought the Peter Thomas Roth mask tool as a brush cleaning tool (instead of the Sephora brand solid cleanser because honestly those teeny lil bumps on the pink thing really don't look like they'd do jack for any bristles) and I used that to wash off the mask (just a Freeman anti-stress mask) and I thought that was pretty cool. Anyway, the ELF spatula is a tad too soft and flimsy for me? And I would prefer it to have been maybe more tapered at the end, because I had a hard time all around my nose, and temples too, the mask was getting in my hairline and stuff because the spatula is too wide/big. The PTR tool is shaped differently but I still don't think that will blow my mind as far as applying mask around my nose, but since I bought it to clean makeup brushes I'm not too concerned. I'm off to go find a video review of someone using the brush end of this ELF thing, and see exactly how it works. Thanks for your review!


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