Beauty On A Budget: 99p Face Masks!

24th November 2017

Hey everyone!

Another budget beauty post today reviewing some 99p masks I recently picked up from Superdrug! I’ve never actually been much of a mask person as I never felt like they did a lot for my skin until I found The Body Shops Himalayan Charcoal mask which always does wonders for my skin, I have spoken about it here, here and here if you fancy a read because I love it that much, oops.

I’ve seen a lot on social media about drugstore masks either making or breaking peoples skin and these looked really intriguing to me so I decided to pick them up as they weren’t going to break the bank and my skin has been a bit of a state recently anyway so I don’t really see how it could get much worse…

Apricot Exfoliating Self-Heating Mask

The “self-heating” claim drew me in massively as I’m all for being as warm as possible at all times, especially at this time of year. This mask contains apricot seeds and bamboo powder for the exfoliant particles and claims to buff away dead skin cells whilst the heat opens the pores and “melts away” impurities. This one is for normal to dry skin too so with any luck it shouldn’t dry the skin out like some cheaper masks do.

I applied this with an old The Body Shop foundation brush like I generally do, the directions say to put some warm water on your face first and then apply the mask. Immediately I felt the mask heat up on contact with my skin which felt super relaxing. The smell was subtly fruity but a little artificial, what more can you expect for 99p really?

It was still nice though and the texture is sort of similar to an oat based mask but with smaller sand-like exfoliant particles. The mask was actually quite abrasive when washing it off and did buff the face nicely as my face felt super soft afterwards. I’m actually really pleasantly surprised by this mask as my skin felt so clean and supple afterwards, I can’t say it did anything for my blemishes but I’d definitely repurchase this for the lovely heat and exfoliant properties of it.

Tropical Cocktail Peel-Off Mask

This mask says it’s ideal for all skin types so immediately it makes me wonder whether it’s more of a novelty one as you really don’t see many effective masks under that heading. It contains an “exotic blend” of mango fruit and noni fruit juice with the scent of the mask being coconut and pineapple. It claims to revitalise the skin and lift away any dead skin cells and impurities leaving a nice glow behind.

The consistency is very gel-like and it smells just like a coconut cocktail. It reminds me of being on holiday sat in the sun which is nice but also slightly depressing looking out the window after in late November England… You’re advised to rub it onto the face with fingertips and leave it until it dries, it took about 10 minutes to dry down for me and makes the face feel really right. Peeling it off was relatively easy with minimal pain which is good but you will need to wash your face afterwards just to get rid of any stray bits of mask you missed.

My skin felt quite tight after removing the mask so I feel like it did dry it out slightly but there were quite a few blackheads on the mask when pulling it off so it must’ve helped clear my skin of some impurities which I’m happy about as I’m always skeptical of peel-off masks.

Chocolate Orange Self-Heating Mask

Chocolate orange is my absolute FAVOURITE, both smell and taste-wise and the fact this is also a self-heating mask really just made me want to buy about 10 of these. This mask contains dark chocolate, orange oil and Mediterranean clay and it claims to moisturise and nourish aswell as purifying the skin from dirt, oil and impurities in general. It’s more aimed at normal to dry skin.

Like with the other self-heating mask it advises you to splash the face with warm water before applying and then popping it all over for 10-15 minutes, the smell and thickness of it is really satisfying and lovely on the face but it is definitely not as warming and effective as the apricot one unfortunately. The only real area I felt any warmth was under the nose and that’s more than likely because my breathing was heating the mask up!

After removing the mask I can’t say I noticed any real difference to my skin either so I feel like this one was a bit of a waste of time which is such a shame as it smells so glorious.If you fancy sitting with a very nice smelling, useless mask on then this one is for you – haha! Otherwise, I’d probably give it a pass.

My favourite was by far the Apricot Exfoliating Self-Heating Mask, I’d definitely repurchase it but I’m not so sure about the other two. I think they’re a bit more for novelty purposes and maybe a younger audience to have a bit of fun with. The sachets also have so much product in that I almost felt it was a waste that I wasn’t sharing it with two other people, which is way better than not enough but a shame I had to throw it away! I would recommend them as stocking fillers though for 99p, they’re nice to try and would be great for girly nights or to go in a pamper pack!

Have you ever tried any 99p sachet masks?

’Til next time,

68 responses to “Beauty On A Budget: 99p Face Masks!”

  1. Heather says:

    I haven’t tried any of these and I might have to skip as I have super sensitive skin 🙁 x

  2. Alice says:

    I do love a good 99p face mask. I really love the 7th Heaven ones, their charcoal peel off mask is genuinely amazing! Especially for a pound. I’d want to eat the chocolate orange one, haha. The apricot one sounds so good! x


  3. Thank you very much for the tips! I just love using masks ❤

    Blog de la Licorne

  4. Julia says:

    Superdrug does really good face masks and I have used them for a very long time now! They’re cheap and they do work! Maybe not as good as a more expensive product but it’s still something. I love this post! It reminded me that I haven’t had a face mask for way too long.

    Julia xx

    • blacktulipbeauty says:

      Yeah they had a few others too that I’d really like to try like a honey one! You should treat yourself to one girl xx

  5. Cindy says:

    Sheet masks from Korea are about $1 and super affordable! I love so many of them and they’re such a steal compared to the pricey ones you usually find at Sephora. I love peel off masks, that one sounds really fun!

    Cindy |

  6. Chloe says:

    Hi, what great buys. I wouldn’t personally try as i have sensitive skin and stick to the same products as a result.

  7. Bexa says:

    Great post, I’d love to try the apricot exfoliating mask. It sounds so cleansing and I love the smell of apricot ?. Thank you for sharing ? xx

    Bexa |

  8. Rachael says:

    What an interesting review! I personally don’t think any of these would be for me, though the last one sounds like it smells lovely, even if it doesn’t do anything! Cheap face masks just don’t tend to work with my sensitive skin unfortunately!
    PaleGirlRambling xo

    • blacktulipbeauty says:

      Yeah it’s not often you find cheaper products work for sensitive skin because of the ingredients put in them! :/ x

  9. Michelle says:

    I love peel-off masks best, but that warming chocolate orange mask looks like a real winner too! Definitely need to try it! xx

  10. Ooo, I haven’t tried of these before! That apricot exfoliating self-heating mask sounds soo good, I’ll have to try that in the future. It’s such a shame the chocolate orange one didn’t do much, as that would be sooo good with that as the scent haha!


    • blacktulipbeauty says:

      I know I was gutted, I was secretly hoping it’d turn into a holy grail mask as I bloody love chocolate orange! X

  11. I love finding amazing drugstore products, I have tried loads of skincare bits from the boots own brand and they are really good. Lovely blog post x

    Steph x

  12. Kelly says:

    99p facemasks sounds fun!
    I’ve only ever tried one mask from Superdrug! I forget the name though :)!


  13. Paige Francesca Bryan says:

    I’m always cautious about face masks as my skin just doesn’t seem to like change or much of anything really, but these look luuuurvely!! I might have to try one!

    • blacktulipbeauty says:

      You can’t go far wrong for 99p but just make sure you don’t change anything else at the same time if your skin isn’t used to them! X

  14. Joyce Lau says:

    The peel off mask sounds good ! I’ve just picked up the body shop one. I love sleeping masks as well! X

  15. Lily says:

    I have such sensitive skin so I’m always wary of cheap masks, but im deffo keen to try these out especially the self-warming one. Great bargains!!

    Love Lily xo

    • blacktulipbeauty says:

      Yeah that can flare up sensitivity sometimes because of the ingredients in them unfortunately 🙁 yeah the self warming one was lovely! x

  16. Bethany says:

    I’ve seen these so many times before but never tried them as I wasn’t sure they’d be too effective being so cheap. But I deffinitely will be giving them a go now! X

  17. Gemma says:

    I haven’t tried these but the chocolate orange one sounds heavenly! x

  18. Jade Mayhead says:

    I love this range of face masks. They are always my go-to, especially the Cucumber one! I haven’t tried the Apricot self heating one yet though, after reading this it’s on my list to try! I love a self heating mask! Jade xo

  19. Rebecca says:

    I really have to try that self heating mask!

  20. Kristin says:

    My face doesn’t tolerate face peels so well 🙁 Last time I used one my skin was red, and I turned the color of a tomato hahaha

  21. Oooh not tried any of these before… might have to try the apricot one now tho! Superdrug here I come! ☺️ X

  22. I love a good face mask, but I always get a little scared when they cost so little that they’re going to break me out or react really badly on my skin.. ? I love the sound of the Apricot one though, I love a good exfoliator! ?

  23. Chessie says:

    Can’t believe how cheap these are! I have to be really careful because of my sensitive skin, I once used a cheap one from Primark and came up with a horrible rash all over my face that lasted for days! ?x

    Francesca | ?

  24. Emma says:

    Ah I love the sound of the apricot and tropical masks! I do prefer a peel off one as it’s less faff and mess. Such a shame about the chocolate orange one as I love that scent! x

    • blacktulipbeauty says:

      The peel off ones freak me out a bit for some reason, I always worry they’re going to hurt aswell haha! It is a beautiful scent x

  25. Chloe says:

    Ooh chocolate orange is my absolute favourite! It’s a shame that this particular mask wasn’t as good though! xx

  26. Gemma says:

    I’ve always wanted to try facial masks but I never know which ones to get, but these all sound amazing! For 99p though you can definitely not go wrong! For me it would be the Tropical one, that’s by far my favourite here.

    Gemma |

    • blacktulipbeauty says:

      You should definitely give them a go, they’re quite fun to use even if some of them don’t do all that much! X

  27. Nele says:

    Crazy that you can get masks like that for as little as 99p! I’ll have to try these sometime, always feel like I don’t have enough money for facemasks but I can’t use that excuse anymore now haha!

    xxx Nele |

  28. I’m not really a face mask kinda gal, but I tried out a cucumber one from Yes To and loved it! I really like the sound of the Chocolate Orange one you’ve spoke about – but only because of the scent really haha!xo

    Char |

    • blacktulipbeauty says:

      Cucumber ones are meant to be really lovely but I haven’t tried one yet! Yes I think a lot of people are the same aha! X

  29. Lily says:

    I haven’t tried these but that apricot one sounds great! Also 99p for a mask is a steal x
    Lily | Covet Luxe

  30. sivylla says:

    wow i love superdrug’s 99 p masks! You beauty routine is pretty similar to mine! Thanks so much for sharing this!
    Would you take a look at my latest blog post and let me know what you think?

  31. Emma Drury says:

    These are my fave masks to splurge on! I bought loads over the summer and used them in less than a month, they’re so refreshing!
    Emma |

  32. Alicia says:

    I received some of these face masks in a Present and I really liked them! I think people focus on buying the expensive face mask with hopes they’ll be really good but I’ve found these cheaper ones are equally as good! I mean they’re no origins but they do a great job! – also I recommend the primark 80p ones, they’re real good!xx

    • blacktulipbeauty says:

      Ooh I haven’t tried Primark ones yet but I’ll deffo give them a go! Yeah they definitely do, I find a lot of expensive ones don’t even do a lot x

  33. Leslie says:

    These face masks sound like they are so amazing. Sometimes the prices can really be a splurge so this is a nice list of some lower priced ones!

  34. Anu says:

    I tend to go for masks that come in pots or tubes since you can only use these ones and sometimes there’s too much product. I absolutely love the sound of the apricot one though so I think it’s one that I’d like to try 🙂 x

  35. I really adore these face masks, they’re some of my favourites ever!! Thank you for sharing ??✨

    With love, Alisha Valerie. x |

  36. Kim says:

    I haven’t tried any of these ones but at 99p, which is a bargain(!), I might have to give them a try. I have quite sensitive skin and it isn’t usually happy trying new products.

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