It’s official: beauty and weather go together like avo and toast. Blake and Ryan. Kanye and Kanye’s ego. Ever since the rainbow revolution saw us all turning our hair technicolour and we started painting sunsets on our eyelids, meteorological phenomenons have been the beauty world’s favourite source of inspo.
Until now it’s all been sunshine and rainbows, but now even gloomy weather is getting a look-in. Because the newest craze to turn up in our bathroom cabinet is the charcoal bubble mask, AKA the mask that turns you into a raincloud.
I’ll give you a moment to collect yourself and stop laugh-snorting tea out of your nose before I explain that the bubble mask is Instagram’s latest obsession. They start off like a standard sheet mask, but quickly begin bubbling up on your skin. And bubbling. And bubbling. And bubbling.
Things got really bubbly over here this week. I tried the new @naturerepublic_usa_official Black Rose wash-off Bubble Mask which claims to refresh skin and remove impurities from your pores, and it was not only a success but also a very ticklish and fun experience (I mean, bubbles… that's always fun, right?) 🦄While Pore-wise I didn't see much difference, its brightening and cooling effects were 👌🏼 👌🏼 👌🏼 -though my skin looked really red for around 10 mins right after wearing it but it quickly washed out to leave my skin bright and smooth. 🦄 A special shoutout to the peeps at @dubdubstories who helped me create this super cool video! #DubLoft #DubStudios
Often featuring ‘detoxifying’ charcoal, carbonated masks are meant to be super deep-cleansing, thanks to the ‘purifying power’ of millions of microbubbles all fizzing away on your face. And yes, they make you look like a cloud. Or something you’d find inside your own bellybutton. GLAMOUR.
Okay soooo I tried one of those bubble masks last night and I'm obsessed! It worked so well!… however, I did learn the hard way not to put it near your nostrils or it will foam up inside your nose and try to smother you. Sure, you'll look like a rock troll from Frozen but it makes your skin feel great! #carbonatedmubbleclaymask #bubblemask #milkypiggy