Sunday, 20 September 2009

Review: My Beauty Diary Black Pearl Mask

Note: I used to put prices as a service for those who wanted to know, but I'm feeling this exposes my spendings abit too much, so I'm no longer going to put in prices. ^__^

Selamat Hari Raya to all my Muslim friends and readers! Yeah! It's a long weekend and there's a holiday tomorrow. Woot, no work!! Hahaha, so I have some time to dedicate to blogging. :D

I spotted My Beauty Diary masks at Guardian Pharmacy in Harbour Front during one of my lunchtime forays. In my previous micro-blogging test post, I mentioned they were selling at the new-product-promo-price of less than $5 per pack of 2 masks. There were 3 types on sale: Aloe Vera, Black Pearl and Bulgarian White Rose. I bought Black Pearl and Bulgarian White Rose as they claim to have whitening properties.

Because my Chinese isn't all that great, I'm not sure if this is the same My Beauty Diary brand that everyone in the blogsphere is raving about. However, I found the mask very disappointing after all the raves that I read online. It might be a case of being let down by overly high expectations.

I tried the Black Pearl mask immediately, the day I bought it. It has a very strong fragrance which I didn't find appealing, but fortunately it dissipated after a while. Good thing also that the fragrance didn't cause any extreme allergic reaction for me, but there was a slight stinging sensation on the extremely dry parts of my cheeks and corners of my mouth. I tend to get very dry on these areas especially during PMS. Hopefully, when these areas are not too dry, I won't get this sort of stinging sensation when I use the 2nd piece of mask that I have.

The mask sheet is thin and light, so it doesn't create a heavy feeling when it is applied. It is also generously soaked with serum that is sufficiently moisturising, but I find it doesn't really brighten or whiten my skin. Personally, for a pearl mask, I was expecting a smoother, clearer look to my skin like I get when I use the Silk Whitia Pearl Finest Powder Pores Refining mask.

Here's the ingredients list from the back of the pack, for those of you who are able to real Chinese. Overall, this isn't likely to be a mask that I'd haul more of. While it's cheap, I find its performance quite disappointing in comparison to other equally priced masks. I have not tried the Bulgarian White Rose mask yet, but I hope it will be better than the Black Pearl mask. By the way, thank you all for your interest in my jewellery/trinket-making efforts. I'll put in some effort to take photos and post them up for your viewing this week. :D © Copyright. All rights reserved.

10 comments:

Daituf said...

I find this mask mediocre too...
Can you recommend a good mask? say for whitening?

Babybubblz said...

Aw, that's one of the two My Beauty Diary masks I picked up. I haven't tried it yet, but I'm not expecting much now.

Thanks for the review. I'm a new follower :)

mint said...

thanks for the review, i'll be interested to hear which one's a good whitening mask in the same price range.

freshelle said...

hey. i actually picked this one up a few days ago but haven't tried..now i'm having second thoughts. you might want to try the normal pearl powder or the strawberry ones..i find that they did have whitening properties. i reviewed these 2 on my blog if you want to take a look.

i'm following you now, looking forward to your future posts!

Syn@3sTh3sI@ said...

yes.. i found that I'm not tat impressed by this mask too... I don't fnd anything special... They are selling in high price in Guardian Malaysia...

izumi said...

i haven't tried this one but the other MBD masks seem to work alright--then again i'm not a mask pro ;) hehe

Patty said...

Hiya...Sorry abt your blk pearl experience....actually I bought the rose one in pink box...very nice scent and yes, there is some glow plus moisturizing too...maybe you can try this white mask instead.

pinky"the-middle-name-is-princess"beanie said...

Hi, I find this not so good too. If you do wanna give My Beauty Diary a try again, would recommend you trying out their Camellia Rose n Nano platinum range. The rest didn't work at all for me :(

Let me know if you wanna see their packaging, I'll take photos on my phone n send them to u ;) Ah, the wonders of the iPhone! kekeke ;D

M said...

for some reason this mask is the #1 selling mask in taiwan but i'm not a huge fan, the white truffles, mixed berries, sake yeast, and chocolate are all better

stellarvixen said...

i bought the whole box with 11 sheets & all sort of flavors hehehe

after using 3-4 times...
yeap didnt find mybeautyDiary masks having any good effect or feeling T.T
mighty disappointed

Kanebo from sasa and etude house sheet masks are far better in performance