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Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Review: Montagne Jeunesse Shine Control Mask

Afternoon ladies. Sorry for the somewhat sporadic posting of late; I'm on the home straight now with Uni, I've just got one exam to do on Monday before I'm finished with my degree FOREVAHHHHH, so my time is mostly dedicated to revision procrastination at the moment. I have, however, made my blog its very own Twitter, so if you'd like to follow me, please go ahead!
Today I have another face mask review for you, again part of the Montagne Jeunesse Skin Heroes Range. You may have seen from my primer mission that I have problems with my face getting shiny, but it had never really occurred to me to attempt to treat the cause - prevention rather than cure. The Skin Heroes Range (discussed in more detail here) features a mask designed specifically to combat shiny skin, so I gave this one a try.

Like the Break-Out Mask, the Shine Control mask comes in a two-stage process, the first being the mask which I slapped onto cleansed skin, see scary picture below. This is a thick creamy mask, almost foundation-coloured, and prompted my brother to ask why my face looked like it was melting... Men, eh!? There's plenty in the sachet for a nice thick layer over your whole face and neck, avoiding the eye and lip areas of course.

This mask contains Argan Oil to balance oily skin, as well as anti-oxidant Acai Berries to protect your skin. Like all Montagne Jeunesse products, it's suitable for vegetarians and contains natural ingredients wherever possible. The first thing I noticed was the very strong, fruity fragrance - I'm not altogether sure I liked it but it wasn't unpleasant. This felt cool and soothing on my skin and hardened as it dried (causing me difficulties in finishing my cup of tea!). After about 15 minutes, I removed it with a face cloth and lots of warm water before applying the second step, the moisturiser:

This is quite a thick cream and there's plenty in the sachet, enough for four or five applications. It smells similar to the mask and sank in nicely,  leaving my feeling smooth and soft. But the real question is, did it help control my shiny face? Sadly, for me, the answer was no - my face was just as oily as usual when I woke up the next morning and, even after re-applying the moisturiser, my make-up didn't last any better than normal. Although this was nice to use, I don't think I'd repurchase as for me, it didn't live up to its claims and there are other masks in the Skin Heroes range which I feel did a better job for me.
Which is your favourite mask from the Skin Heroes range?

(Product was provided for review by PR. As always, all opinions are honest!)


  1. I am an oily skin sufferer too, it's so irritating! I do recommend the no7 shine free primer, it's a little pricey, but seems to do the trick

    Karys x

    1. I've tried this, we really didn't get on :( I had such high hopes too! xo

  2. I never get along with any of the montagne jeunesse products which is a shame because they are sll so cool looking and very tempting to buy.

    1. So many people are saying this :( I love them! xo

  3. I used one of these masks, and I have to say I found it quite a hardsh experience :/

    The fumes from the mask made my eyes sting and water so much I had to take it off!

    Amy :)


    1. Which mask was that!? I've never had an experience like that with them! xo


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