A Champagne Face Whaty!?
Okay, so, after my mother and I’s awesome red wine face mask experience, we decided to try another face mask along the same lines. A champagne face mask, the results… NOTHING alike.
Our Expectations from the Champagne Face Mask
Personally, I wanted to feel the fizzle of tiny champagne bubbles dancing on my skin in a fluttery awakening of the senses. I wanted a bit of a tingle, letting me know the champagne was working it’s maaagic on my face, a subtle spice leaving me smooth and refreshed afterwards. My stretch goal was to perhaps look a touch younger, more radiant, less sleepy? But then. The reality.
The Reality of the Champagne Face Mask
After mixing and applying the chunky mix to my face, the cooling sensation was as nice as a cool drink on a hot summer day. This is unfortunately the last nice thing I will say about this homemade mask.
Upon applying the champagne face mask, I realized that I looked like an unfortunate bar star who laid in bed the wrong way and vomitted on his own face. The weighty lumps of strawberry clinging grotesquely to my beard and eyebrows as the slimy texture slowly crusted over. To my delight, any subtle movement on my face resulted in a flaky mess on my shirt and kitchen counter. Then came the burning.
Think, cayenne pepper meets raid, the feeling was that of razor burn in a tender area meets marathon rubbing. So nice.
The red wine face mask burnt a little as well so I was okay with a little stinging if the results were there. But the results were horrific.
The Results of the Champagne Face Mask
Once the timer hit 15 minutes, I washed that sucker off faster than chocolate disappearing at a fat camp.
I decided to let my face dry after washing it off to feel if the resulting stinging left my skin feeling smooth like the red wine face mask? Nope. Rough!
And on top of that, it actually made me break out!
Large blistering red blotches remained on the sides of my eyes and my temples!
The Two Different Champagne Face Mask Recipes
In fairness… I did use two different kinds of sparkling white/Prosecco for the two face masks to compare the ingredients. The most expensive Prosecco burned more and made me breakout harder than the sparkling white wine. Keyword there is “more,” so beware of both.
I’m not even going to list the ingredients because as you know, I ONLY recommend quality products on my blog and I go through hell, so you don’t have to.
My mom had the same reaction and we both give the Champagne face mask 0 stars out of 5!
Also to all the wine snobs, yeah I know we didn’t use actual champagne… but I am not about to try that now! Not worth the breakout.
Also be sure to check out the video of my beautiful mom and I having fun with this in the YouTube video. Also subscribe!