Allie Flinn
March 26, 2018 8:00 am
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Major nostalgia alert: GlamGlow teamed up with My Little Pony to create a trio of glitter-infused, totally Instagrammable glitter masks. Be still, my ’90s heart. I lived for My Little Pony, so much so, that I could still sing you the theme song, even though I haven’t heard “Friendship Is Magic” for at least 15 years.

There are three versions of GlamGlow’s new mask: Pinkie Pie, Twilight Sparkle, and Princess Luna. (I’m definitely a Rainbow Dash at heart, but alas, she didn’t get her own mask.)

For this review, I ended up choosing Pinkie Pie, who is described as silly and outgoing. She’s the socialite and the life of the party. All of these things are the opposite of me, but the mask was pink (!), so obviously I needed it on my face. (Twilight Sparkle is purple glitter, and Princess Luna is black glitter. All solid color options.) After choosing the pink mask, it was time to slather it all over my face. Keep reading for my GlamGlow My Little Pony Mask review.

The packaging:

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Let’s just take a moment to appreciate how adorable the packaging is. Plus, before we go any further, you need to know that the mask comes with sparkly My Little Pony stickers.

The formula and application:

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In the container, the GlamGlow My Little Pony GravityMud is thick. I’d compare the consistency to honey. The Pinkie Pie version that I tried smells sweet and bubblegum-y, but it’s not overpowering. Though it’s pink and glittery, the formula is packed with the same ingredients that made the GravityMud mask a bestseller. It’s got a proprietary blend of firming and tightening ingredients like licorice leaf, marshmallow, and algae. It also contains hyaluronic acid, a humectant that’s wonderful for hydrating skin. Oh, and did I mention that there are lots and lots of glitter?

You apply the mixture using a little spatula that comes with the mask. It goes on smooth and feels slightly cooling. It can take upwards of 30 minutes to fully dry before you can peel it off, depending on how thick you apply it. (I actually prefer masks that you leave on longer — that way I don’t have to pause The Good Place when it’s time to de-mask.)

As it dried, I began to feel my face tighten. I should note that I do not have sensitive skin at all (I basically have the skin strength of Luke Cage). It wasn’t uncomfortable for me, but if you have sensitive skin this mask may not be for you.

The obligatory selfie:

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My apartment has terrible lighting, so I had to walk to the communal area in my complex to get this selfie. I ran into one of my neighbors, who doesn’t know what my job is, as he was taking his dog out. He visibly stared, which is fair — my face was covered in hot pink glitter. But hey, a girl’s gotta have good selfie lighting. Also, if you use this mask and don’t take a selfie while wearing it, did you even use it?

I was also tempted to KiraKira the mask, but honestly, it’s already so sparkly that it would’ve just been too much. (As if taking a selfie of yourself wearing a pink glitter face mask isn’t already extra.)

The removal:

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One of the main reasons I don’t mask as often as I should is because I absolutely hate the removal process for most masks. It’s so messy. That problem is solved with this one. There’s something so satisfying about peeling it off your face. You know how when you get a face peel, and they tell you under no circumstances should you try and peel off the dead skin, but you do it anyway? It’s even more satisfying than that, with none of the guilt. I had a few tiny spots on my face that didn’t completely dry down, so I had to rinse off. If you let it dry long enough, there’s no doubt in my mind that you could get it off all in one piece. (Is it just me, or does that sound like the skincare equivalent of porn?).

Final thoughts:

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After removing the mask, my face still felt tight. I know, one of the benefits of the mask is tighter skin, but this felt more like I needed to moisturize. My skin definitely looked radiant and brighter, and it felt smoother. I also noticed that my face appeared more lifted, especially around my cheekbones.

The mask is $59, which is a good reminder that being an adult is expensive. But you don’t need very much to coat your entire face, so the jar should last you a long time. It’s also so pretty, and fun to use. And if you didn’t take any of that into account, the mask is packed with a bevy of beneficial skin care ingredients. #PonyPower for life.

The masks are already available at Sephora and on GlamGlow.com.

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