Anita's Fantabulous Beauty Blog

Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque Review

Posted in Masks, Rating: A, Review, Skin by Anita on June 21, 2010

*cue angel chorus*

My, my, what do we have here? Why, it’s a classic green clay mask. What? It’s spelt masque, you say? Screw you. Am I the only one who hates fancy names for makeup? Lacquer? Kohl? If I can’t pronounce it, things are already at a bad start.

*Ahem*  Anyway…this product claims to dry up pimples, rinse away blackheads, shrink pores, and absorb impurities. That’s a lot of claims, huh? Let’s see if this guy lives up to its claims!

When you put it on, it’s all wet and crap:
I'm wet

…And after a few minutes, it starts to dry on spots:
I'm dry

You use it by rubbing a thin layer on (I know it says to use it generously, but if you do this, not only will you go through the tube within a few months, but it will be a pain in the butt to remove later), and then waiting for it to try completely, and rinsing it off. It’s actually very easy to remove with a washcloth if you used a thin layer.

Enjoy this comic with totally original and unique art illustrating my experience with this:


happy rainbow bunnies

kittens sugar happy




This stuff BURNS! And I mean burns. Like no friggin joke. I’ll throw in a warning here: The more it burns, the more it’s working. It says to use it with a freshly cleansed face. This is correct. If you find that it’s not burning at all, you probably aren’t washing your face very well, because the more clean your face is, the more your face feels like it is being pressed in between a waffle iron.

I'm smiling on the inside
I’m smiling on the inside

I read online that someone got used to the excruciating pain tingling sensation and now it feels “good.” I highly doubt I will ever get used to this, as during the whole process I was scratching at my arm, obviously beyond the point of rationality, to try and distract myself from pain with more pain.


As for how it feels after washing it off? Absorbs impurities? My skin felt refreshed, and very clean. So if that’s what it’s referring to, then yes. A little on the dry side, so I slather on moisturizer right after. My pores aren’t really oversized, so I wasn’t sure what to look for there. Pimples? Decreased the time it takes for them to vanish, certainly, and also reduces the redness of them..and all my skin, for that matter. Redness. That’s another thing. This is the first product I’ve tried that actually reduces redness of my entire face, e.g. rosacea.

I…suppose the pain is worth it. The results are fantastic.

Rating: A


10 Responses

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  1. Watashi no Keki said, on June 21, 2010 at 5:37 am


    • Watashi no Keki said, on June 21, 2010 at 5:39 am

      ya know you really should have me do all thine random paint comics 😛

      • Anita said, on June 21, 2010 at 5:42 am

        >:OOO well it got the message across, didn’t it?!

      • Anita said, on June 21, 2010 at 7:38 pm

        but I’ll take you up on your offer rofl I suck at them

  2. oriolesmagic521 said, on August 18, 2010 at 11:54 pm

    Blargh. where did you buy this? 😛

  3. Amy said, on August 20, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    Seriously… your graphics are awesome. I think you’ve become one of my faves now.

    But.. about the mask. My sis got teary and whiny about it; bear in mind she scrubs the hell out of her skin anyway.

    I like the tingle.

    • Anita said, on August 28, 2010 at 2:41 pm

      Thanks soo much 😀
      Haha, my sister is like that too. She will NOT use this mask, or carmex, burt’s bees, or anything with menthol/peppermint oil etc. She HATES it.

  4. Jennifer said, on November 20, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    Hi there! Just came across your blog… wanted to leave a comment saying how much I enjoyed the comic in this entry – I gave a loud laugh… something that often doesn’t happen when reading beauty blogs!

    Will continue to read your blog. 🙂

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