Recently I purchased a glitter mask from the Primark-owned brand Holler and Glow. I mentioned this product in my recent post which was a beauty haul. My first impression is that it could be a dupe to the glam glow glitter mask. It definitely looks similar and Primark have become quite infamous for their dupes, for example the Kim Kardashian contour sticks.
The packaging to start with is very cute. There is a transparent part on the packaging so you can actually see the glittery mask inside and can get an idea of how it will look on you. The glitter appears to be holographic which I love as it adds a little extra fun touch than if the glitter was all one colour. I feel like this packaging would also appeal to many audiences as the sleek silver will attract more mature people whereas the fun face design on the packaging will appeal to the younger generation.
The mask upon application disappointed me, it was much more sheer than I expected and the glitter didn’t really stand out as much as I first thought it would. It also scratched my skin as I applied it because the glitter was quite rough. The smell was also quite unpleasant, it smelt rather chemically. This was a stark contrast the its Glam Glow doppelganger as the high-end glitter mask possesses a fruity scent. What I did like however was the glitter that I could see, as mentioned before was holographic. It was also in cute little star shapes. I would have loved to have seen more of it in the mask.
Drying time of this product was fairly quick which I liked as enjoy peeling off masks and it peeled off much easier than expected which was extremely satisfying. I actually managed to peel it off in one go which I have previously attempted yet failed. I love peel products, especially masks and pore strips! With the pore strips you either love them or hate them and I love them! That may make me gross but I don’t mind that one bit.
Once removed, I couldn’t see any major differences with my skin and it didn’t feel any cleaner than it did to start with. I think the mask was definitely fun but I don’t think it’ll be a staple to my skincare routine! I’ll definitely use the product up though as several uses can be got from the packet. This product was slightly disappointing but I can’t complain with something so inexpensive. I definitely wasn’t expecting a miracle though some Primark beauty products really put up a good fight! If you’re looking for a fun mask to use at a sleepover then this is perfect; one packet could probably be used upto 5 times. If you’re looking for a mask that will benefit your skin then this may have to missed out.
Compared to the GlamGlow mask, it really fell short. The glamglow mask is a lot more opaque and the glitter really stands out because of it. It also doesn’t smell bad, like before, this has a fruity scent. On the downside, the glam glow mask does take a lot longer to dry down making the dupe triumph in that area. As with results, I do see an improvement and it’s significantly greater than any difference you could recieve from the Holler and Glow. With the Glam Glow, my skin is usually less inflamed and has a slight glow to it. I failed to see that with the budget friendly option.
If you want to add fun to your skincare routine then Holler and Glow is the budget friendly product and they have lots more to offer! If you’re looking for results, you may want to dish out for the pricier original or other alternatives. In this case, you pay for what you get!
Have you ever tried a Holler and Glow product and how was your experience with it?