This beauty vlogger created an affordable DIY version of the wildly popular 24k gold mask

One of the most popular and expensive (non-invasive) beauty trends rumors a lineage as old as Cleopatra. It totally makes sense that gold masks average at least $300 at salons, which is the expendable income of a queen. In a recent attempt to test a more affordable option for her followers, the DIY beauty vlogger Farah Dhukai made her own version of the popular gold masks for under $20! The results, according to her experience, were less satisfying than hoped.

First off, she gathered supplies, which included 24k goldleaf sheets from Amazon ($10.99), and Rosehip seed oil from Amazon ($8 to $9), then she set to work testing out her creation.

She tested the mask two ways, once with just gold directly applied to her skin, and another time combining the oil with the gold.

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She noted that applying the gold to her face (without it flaking off or flying away) was difficult either way, but nearly impossible without the rosehip oil.

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Once fully applied, she let the mask sit for 30 minutes.

That way her skin could soak up all the rich, glowing gold goodness.

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Once the mask was finished, she gently removed it with the assistance of more oil.

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Unfortunately, while Dhukai admitted the experience of plastering was visually alluring and cool in concept, she said the after results didn’t show much difference.

She emphasized how difficult and frustrating the gold was to apply in the first place.

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In closing, Dhukai said it would be wiser to save up for one of the expensive, pre-made gold masks.

✨DIY 24K GOLD MASK for $6 per use✨ 🤓A lot of you ask me to DIY and test expensive skincare and treatments that youve seen on instagram/celebs/tv.. so heres my 1st DIY of 2017!🎊 💵COST TO GET EVERYTHING FROM AMAZON: 24K GOLD SHEETS: $10.99 ROSEHIP SEED OIL: $7.48 (u can use any oil, this is just my fav) TOTAL COST TO DIY: $18.47 for 3 TIME USE which = ~$6 per use 💸COST TO BUY THIS MASK FROM A BRAND: $75 -$300 for 1-2 time use 💰COST AT A SPA: $380-770 per treatment ✌🏾I tested this mask TWICE to see if its worth spending $ on, if it REALLY does anything, or if it just looks cool and lets you be cleopatra for a day, and if its easy to apply…. Instagram VS Real Life = big difference😭 1️⃣TEST #1 GOLD LEAF + OIL SERUM Apply oil to face Apply gold to face with the paper its on. DONT touch it otherwise its a waste/fail Leave on 30 mins - gently rub in with oil (without using oil it jus balls up and flakes off) 2️⃣TEST #2 GOLD LEAF ON CLEAN SKIN - NO OIL -it doesnt stick as well onto a clean face -it does NOT rub into your skin without the help of an oil or moisturizer. -it looks great as a real 24k gold POPPIN highlight on top of makeup but if youre using it for skincare, you have the RUB TF out of ur face to get it off and that just defeats the purpose, cuz rubbing = sagging/aging skin 😱RESULTS: the Oil/Serum is what gives you a glow/hydrated skin. The gold looks cool ASF but its VERY hard to work with and you have to have cat like reflexes in order to not ruin the gold leaf and make it go to waste. I literally had to hold my breath at times so the leaf wouldnt fold and fly away. TBH It looks cool on the gram but cool is as good as it gets cuz the gold leaf is not very effective on its own cuz of how hard it is to apply 😔 If you REALLY want to try the gold leaf facial, do yourself a favour and save a TON of money and just buy the gold leaf off amazon. *Make sure its edible gold leaf and its 23k gold or higher* ps. dont eat it, its edible but it tastes like what it is: METAL. ❤️LIKE dis vid 2 see more like this and leave suggestions below on what you'd like to see DIY'd next!👇🏽

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Well, now we know!

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