This might be surprising coming from someone who works at a beauty magazine, but most days you can find me makeup-free. I love a full beat, but as someone with dry, sensitive skin, my daily daily routine is much more focused on skin care. But every now and then, I put on a full face of makeup. On those occasions, I still make sure to do my full skin-care routine because it's important first step to a flawless foundation application. One of my favorite things to do at the end of my routine is a sheet mask to give an extra boost of hydration.
The When Glamour Base Sheet Mask is particularly great to use for makeup days because it was designed to work as the perfect priming base. Along with hyaluronic acid, it has peptides to improve skin elasticity. It’s the perfect little wake-up call if you’re feeling dried out or dull. When I use it, my face feels hydrated and bouncy, so I can use makeup to enhance, not hide my skin.
This mask is made from coconuts, and if you’re one of the many people who find sheet masks always slip off your face, this mask’s jelly consistency adheres flush against the skin — no slips! — and ensures that the rich serum is really working where you need them.
My two nightmare scenarios when wearing foundation were: 1. the product looking cake-y due to dry, flaky skin, and 2. my makeup simply not lasting through the day because it’s just sitting on top of my skin instead of melting in. When I use the When mask, I don’t have to worry about either issue, and I've actually found myself reaching for makeup more often now that I have this priming tool in my skin-care arsenal.