SKINCARE | Bliss Hangover Fix Holographic Foil Sheet Mask #MerryMaskmas

Though I have many masks left to talk about this year and probably won't get through, I thought I'd chat today about a mask that seems fitting for the holidays as there will certainly be some late nights and celebratory drinking! The Bliss Hangover Fix Holographic Foil Sheet Mask claims to be a flexible foil mask that contours perfectly to the face to deliver one 30mL bottle of serum in a single treatment! This mask has probiotics in it (bifida ferment and lactococcus ferment lysate), pear extract and electrolytes to instantly cure and rebalance dull, dehydrated skin in the most visually appealing and creative way possible!  

Purchased by me
A friend of mine was placing an Ulta order and asked if I wanted to join in. I should have said "No, I have enough sheet masks", but I did not and ended up with two holographic Bliss masks and a pack of masks from Memebox! Aside from the  "cute factor" of a lot of Bliss products, they were one of the first companies to eliminate parabens from their products and I used their Lemon and Sage Body Butter religiously in 2012 because of that and the fantastic scent. Now, that Bliss has branched out into skincare and I have hit my mid-30s, I have gotten much more serious about my skincare, but when I look at the ingredients Bliss has to offer, they really aren't half bad for the price!

I didn't have very high expectations for this holographic mask because a mask with stars for eye holes is like the staff member of mine who would put glitter on her cleavage thinking it would help her sell more - you just don't take it very seriously. What I wasn't expecting was just how unpleasant wearing this mask was!

Ingredients: Water (Aqua) (Eau), Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Glycereth-26, 1,2-Hexanediol, PEG/PPG-17/6 Copolymer, Pyrus Pyrifolia (Pear) Fruit Extract, Hovenia Dulcis Fruit Extract, Bifida Ferment Lysate, Lactobacillus Ferment Lysate, Sodium Citrate, Potassium Chloride, Magnesium Chloride, Sodium Chloride, Arginine, Allantoin, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, PVM/MA Copolymer, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Carbomer, Bis-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane, Betaine, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexylglycerin, Fragrance (Parfum), Hydroxycitronellal, Benzyl Benzoate

After now trying hundreds of masks over the past year consistently, I have relaxed a bit on fit around the chin because I have a slightly narrow face so "bunching" of masks seems to happen more often on me than others. When I watch other people apply masks and the mask perfectly covers their face with no wrinkles, I get total ASMR-like satisfaction! That was not the case with this mask, but before I start talking smack, I will say that the cute martini glasses and star-shaped eye holes were a creative touch and were definitely appealing enough to get me to buy just out of sheer curiosity.

Okay now onto the smack talk. Firstly, the mask was very stiff so "laser thin, flexible foil" my ass and because of that, the chin portion kept lifting no matter how much essence I threw on to act as mask glue.

Secondly, stars have "points" so having star-shaped eye holes means that some of those sharp edges are dangerously close to your eye and because the mask was so stiff, you really "feel" where that eye hole is! I mean, look how close the mask is on my left eye! There is a reason why circles are the chosen shape of choice. NO SHARP EDGES!

Thirdly, there was SO MUCH ESSENCE that you can see my neck is just covered with it despite my desperate attempts to wipe up everything that was dripping off the chin. I feel like a good sheet mask is supposed to absorb and hold essence while being slowly delivered to the skin. Most foil masks will have a cotton or almost cloth-like layer underneath the foil that can absorb the essence and still function like a cotton mask, but this mask did not have that plush layer underneath which is probably why the excess essence just followed gravity and went south.

Mask Summary:

Scent: Cucumber-esque
Duration: 15-20 min
Thickness: Medium but very stiff
Mask Fit: SO BAD
Tackiness: High
Hydration: Good

Final verdict: In the past, I have been willing to give not-so-great-fit a pass if the results were amazing. On top of the tackiness factor being VERY high, while the hydration was fine, I didn't see any MORE of a change than other brightening masks that were far more pleasant to use. Yes, holo is always awesome, but I just found myself so grumpy and uncomfortable throughout the mask session and the hours of stickyfacedness later on that I will be passing on this one. I still have the Detox version of this mask sitting in my "To-Try" box, but I don't know if I feel like doing this again...

The Bliss Hangover Fix Holographic Foil Sheet Mask can be found at Ulta and

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