Pure Smile face masks - O Edo Art edition

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I'm not a beauty blogger.
I 'm not interested ito makeup products, skin care etc ... It must even be a topic that interests me the  less with politics, cars and cinema.
I always apply a very basic make up : fluid foundation, eye shadow in beige and brown tones, mascara and some blush. And still, I started the blush and eye shadow just 2 years ago!
I am always told that make up or not, I have the same face so...
I will surely make scream some beauty experts but I don't put anything more on my skin than a a moisturizer cream ( I'm lucky to have a beautiful skin).

To believe many of my friends , I live on a continent which make wonderful cosmetics and I 'm crazy to not enjoy it more than I do actually. I didn't think about changing my habits, but browsing the net , I found the O-Edo Art face masks of Pure Smile. These paper (or fabric ?) face masks are made to put directly on the skin to deeply moister it.
Their specificity ? It has a kabuki (a traditional Japanese theater) design on them ! I found them to be cool and told myself it would be funny to try and take the opportunity to present them on the blog.

I ordered on Amazon the pack of 3 masks available and I got it for free thanks to the 1000 yens coupon offered by the local magazine Fukuoka Now magazine ( thank you !).


Pure Smile face masks - O Edo Art edition

INGREDIENTS
Purified water, glycerin, PEG / PPG-17/6 copolymer, hydrolyzed collagen, erythritol, Natto gum, Hamamelis virginiana (witch water), Camellia Sinensis leaf extract, dipotassium glycyrrhizate, xanthan gum, Portulaca oleracea extract, arbutin, hyaluronic acid, PEG-14M, disodium EDTA, methylparaben, PEG-40 hydrogenated castor oil, PEG-60 hydrogenated castor oil, allantoin, phenoxyethanol, perfume, tocopheryl acetate


HOW TO USE
Pure Smile face masks - O Edo Art edition

Easy isn't it ? 

Pure Smile face masks - O Edo Art edition

I started with the Beni Dayu geisha mask  (紅だゆう).
For me that has never used a face mask in my whole life,  I was surprised to see that it was all sticky ! I thought it would be dry paper for some reasons ( I told you, I am a real beginner ). As I am a bit squeamish at the edges, I could not repress a "yuck" by touching it but I got accustomed very quickly.
The masks are all folded and I was afraid to tear it but I finally got out myself and it's super easy to apply on the face. It's very fresh and there was a good smell, not too heady, which reminds me the soap I use to wash my hands (biore). The mask holds well on the skin but you shoukd not open your mouth too much or talk or you will make folds. Aesthetically, it's super cute!

Pure Smile face masks - O Edo Art edition - Geisha

Pure Smile face masks - O Edo Art edition - Geisha

Pure Smile face masks - O Edo Art edition - Geisha

RESULT
I was very surprised to see the result. I thought I have a sufficiently hydrated and soft skin but the result was particularly noticeable on my cheeks. Although I have no imperfections, I also found my skin texture much smoother and much cleaner and lighter. But when I woke up next morning, all the effect was gone.
As I don't know much about beauty , I can't say whether they are good or not but I think it's worth trying. As I enjoyed the sensation on my skin and the smell  I also tried the other 2 masks, which have the same ingredients and properties. Here is the result.


 Hoppe hime princess mask (ほっぺ姫)
Pure Smile face masks - O Edo Art edition - Princess
 
Pure Smile face masks - O Edo Art edition - Princess

Pure Smile face masks - O Edo Art edition - Princess


Momi maro samurai mask (もみ麻呂)
Pure Smile face masks - O Edo Art edition - Samurai 
Pure Smile face masks - O Edo Art edition - Samurai

Pure Smile face masks - O Edo Art edition - Samurai

On an aesthetic level , I prefer the geisha one. One mask costs 324 yens, which is slightly more expensive than an ordinary one but the experience is worth trying.
Next step ? Apply a mask regularly and why not trying other that have fun designs like those representing the head of a cat or those with charaters like Funasshi.

SOME VOCABULARY
Keshô (化粧) : make-up
Bijin (美人) : beautiful woman
Face mask (フェイスマスク ) : face mask
Bihada (美肌) : beautiful skin
Face care (フェイスケア) : face care

 WHERE TO BUY
Drugstores, Don Quijote, Loft, Tokyu Hands and so on.
On the internet you can buy them on Rakuten or Amazon.

Pure Smile face masks - O Edo Art edition

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