I noticed a few weeks ago that Skinfood came out with a new wash off face mask collection, which are the live powder masks. I have no clue what's so special about these masks, but I had to try it out for myself. There are currently 4 types: Rose and Herbal Oil, Cocoa and Honey, Green Tea and Milk and a Black Sesame one I believe. They cost 3000won each for a one time use, so they're not that cheap.
I purchased the Rose and Herbal Oil mask. It looks like a mini cup noodle, the set comes with a pack of powder and essence with a little spatula. Looking at it reminds me of the sea monkey play sets you can buy as a kid.
The Rose and Herbal Oil Mask is supposed to be: A facial wash off mask with rose petal powder and herbal oil essence for skin soothing and sebum control.
For this mask, you're supposed to mix the stuff together and leave it on your face for 5 minutes then wash it off. The mixing part was quite fun XD
The essence comes out as a clear gel which quickly changes into a lavender color once it hits the powder. The powder has chunky pieces which absorbs the essences and you can see the pieces kind of bloom so you can see the rose pieces.
There's no smell and it does not irritate my skin. I just don't really like how the pieces are so chunky that it makes it a bit more difficult to apply.
You know how sometimes when you're done washing your face and it feels squeaky? Well after I rinse the mask off, my skin feels very moisturized and soft and I think that's all the mask really does.
I'm not too sure how well it does in controlling oil since nothing really works for me (except the Peach Sake serum sample that I've tried). I will have to test this out more, but for 3000won a pop, I might not be using this as often.
The next item on the list is the Skinfood Blush Brush which cost 4500won. It cost less than my Etude House blush brush (which was about 6000won??) and it's a bit softer and less dense than the EH brush. I sent it to my mom to use before I had a chance to take a picture.
They cost 2000won each and they're about 2 inches in diameter. I got the pistachio, melon and choco-berry flavours, very yummy. This is what a real macaroon is supposed to look like =D I've also had an Early Gray one in Hong Kong, most delicious one I've had ever!!!