Half of the fun of Halloween is the chance to dress up
. But we know that all the makeup — and, in Heidi Klum's
case, prosthetics — can take a serious toll on your skin. Luckily, there are a slew of sheet masks
to help recover our skin. As much as we love traditional masks, having them come in the shape of your favorite animal or superhero can add some extra fun to your routine and maybe even serve as a substitute for your go-to costume. Don’t believe us? Check out these 13 creative sheet masks and see if you’re not screaming for more!
SNP Revitalizing Lion Sheet Mask ($5):
Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! The sheet mask contains a blend of coconut water, chrysanthemum flower water, and lotus leaf extract to soothe, soften, and hydrate skin without the worry of the pigments giving you a reaction.
Patchology X Kim Chi Crackle Sheet Mask ($8):
Sure, broken dolls tend to be the favorite costume of makeup artists ready to show off their skills, but if your skin feels like it's about to start cracking, this sheet mask might do the trick. Created with the help of the avant-garde, anime-inspired queen, Kim Chi
, this mask moisturizes and lets you channel the runway diva in the process.
Pure Smile Japan Art Dog Face Mask ($7):
Talk about giving someone the puppy eyes! Aside from embodying the sweet face of man’s best friend, the mask comes packed with potent ingredients like collagen, hyaluronic acid, and vitamin E, so your skin feels moisturized and plumped to perfection.
Earth Therapeutics Purifying Clarigel Translucent Pure Gel Eye Zone Mask ($10):
Ready to become your own kind of superhero to save your skin? This translucent gel eye mask feels instantly cooling and comes tinged with bamboo charcoal to help purify and revive the skin. With a dusting of gold and botanicals infused into the formula, it's built to soothe the delicate eye area while making it look brighter all the while.
UO Metallic Foil Sheet Mask ($2):
Granted, this face mask doesn’t feature a furry friend, but you can easily channel The Wizard of Oz
’s Tin Man with this silver sheet, which delivers a dose of vitamin E, collagen, and aloe. And should you decide to opt for C3PO instead and go for the gold, you’ll get a calming treatment with a mix of lavender flower water as well as honey and camellia extract... though that’s kind of the opposite of the droid’s nature.
BERRISOM Animal Sheep Mask ($8):
Forget about counting sheep when you can’t sleep — slip on this face mask and relax! While you might see a fluffy friend in the mirror for the few minutes while you’re wearing it, the sheet’s serum combination of vitamin C and arbutin, a derivative of hydroquinone, will brighten and even your tone underneath.
Marvel Iron Man, Captain America Face Packs ($16):
But it’s not all furry animals that make for fun sheet masks! You can easily channel Tony Stark's or Steve Rogers’ alter egos as you watch the team take on Thanos, while the mask itself gets to work hydrating and brightening your skin so it glows like an Infinity Stone.
Wish Formula The Bat Eye Mask ($4):
You’re probably going to look more like Mermaid Man
than the Caped Crusader once you get this interesting and holiday-appropriate eye mask on. It addresses your under eyes, nose, and cheeks — some of the places other sheet masks might have a hard time sticking to — with a mix of centella and fermented honey to hydrate and even tone.
Pretty Animalz by Masque Bar Cat Energizing Facial Sheet Mask ($4):
Kittens have a ton of energy (as evidenced by the millions of cat videos on the internet), so it’s no surprise why they’re the face of this sheet mask! A fusion of citrus (like lime and grapefruit) not only invigorates skin but also helps to fade dark spots, while a splash of honeysuckle helps to keep skin soft and supple.
CREME Shop Caffeine Eye Sheet Mask ($10):
You don’t technically have to masquerade as anybody else to enjoy the decadent design of this sheet mask. Fitted to target the eye area, it distributes a plethora of potent ingredients, like niacinamides to reduce puffiness and caffeine to tighten skin, so any bags disappear in mere minutes.
Soo AE Panda Eye Brightening Mask ($4):
Who understands dark circles better than pandas? And what better way to address and erase them than with this cooling and calming gel mask? Formulated with nourishing niacinamide and centella, you can expect soothed, smoothed tired eyes, even after a long night of trick-or-treating.
Dermovia Lace Your Face Clarifying Mulberry Leaf ($15):
Lace might not seem like a suitable sheet mask costume substitute, but do you remember how incredible Beyoncé looked during the first On The Run tour
? Exactly! While the lace disguises your face, it also compresses the serum’s concoction of soothing mulberry leaf extract, tightening lentil seed extract, and antibacterial aloe deeper into the skin. Plus, the fabric is reusable, and each pack has enough serum for two skincare sessions.
Skin79 Animal Mouse Mask ($5):
When you’re in the midst of a bad breakout, it can be easy to start getting skittish about your skin. But this sheet mask is meant to attack acne and impacted pores without making the inflammation worse. So if your friends come by to take you out to indulge in the fall festivities and ask what you’re supposed to be, all you have to do is point to the sheet mask and say, “I’m a mouse, duh
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