The new mask sheets are also cut differently. This is going to be a plus for some but not for others. My Beauty Diary’s 2015 mask sheets are shorter and narrower, with smaller eye and mouth openings and a bottom edge that stops at my jawline instead of needing to be tucked up under my chin. I love the new cut because it gives great coverage around my eyes and mouth, but depending on your face shape and size, you may have to bust out the to get a good fit.
The other significant differences lie in the mask sheets themselves. The old MBD mask sheets were made of a smooth, moderately thick material. The new MBD mask sheets are thin, stretchy, and translucent, much more like the thin silk sheet masks other brands are making popular now. The new material clings much more closely to facial features and, though thinner than the old versions, seems to hold the same generous amount of essence for the same amount of time. That’s a good thing, in my opinion. One of my favorite features of My Beauty Diary masks is their ability to stay moist for upwards of 45 minutes. I like a mask to give me enough time to get really juicy.
The essences seem similar if not identical to the old formulations, though I do need to get my hands on some boxes of original recipe MBD to make sure. I don’t remember MBD using as much in their old mask essences, but I could be wrong. In any case, the new My Beauty Diary masks’ ingredients lists remain chock-full of nourishing, antioxidant, brightening, anti-inflammatory, and skin-conditioning extracts and actives. And speaking of essence, these masks contain a very generous amount of it. So generous that you’ll be massaging drips of excess essence into your neck and chest for at least five minutes after you first put one of these masks on. And possibly wiping drips of excess essence out of your eyes. I consider it a small price to pay, but if you wear contacts or have particularly sensitive eyes, apply very carefully.
Now that we’ve covered the things all the new My Beauty Diary sheet mask varieties have in common, let’s look at what makes a few of them different!