Saturday, October 03, 2009

Hisamitsu Lifecella Orange Mask : Cute But Useless

I have always been a big fan of the Japanese cosmetic brand Hisamitsu, which owns the collection called Lifecella

Lifecella is popular for its sheet masks and gained even more fame with many Asian celebrities endorsed and promoted the brand. Such celebrities included Barbie (also known in Chinese as 大S/徐熙媛), who is a singer, actress, TV host, and her recently new title, Beauty Queen, which she gained from her beauty books. Barbie is well known for her extreme steps for beauty, and she has published several cosmetic books, which are considered the beauty bibles by many Asian women.

As an almost mid 30s woman, she looks beautiful and has flawless skin. In her first beauty book, she talked about the Hisamitsu Lifecella Orange Mask ($13/4 pieces). As a big fan of Barbie myself, how can I give up the chance of something that she adores.

Each mask comes in 2 pieces. It is made with pre-formed gel so that when you open it up, there is no dripping or mess, and it is very similar to a sheet mask. All you have to do is put it on your face. Due to its gel form, the mask doesn't dry up for a long time and lasts much longer than a regular sheet mask. The faint mandarin scent is very delightful, and the affordable price is also very friendly. However, the result is quite disappointing. It doesn't do much to my skin. The shape of the mask is also very awkward and causes the mask to keep falling off of my face. I have to use my hands to constantly press on the mask for it to stay, which is not so convenient. I think I will just stick to my normal Lifecella sheet masks. This is a nice try but definitely not something for me.

Pick It or Not ? 
  • Quality: 5 (out of 50)  
  • Packaging: 20 (out of 20)  
  • Price: 20 (out of 20)   
  • User Friendly: 1 (out of 5)   
  • Availability: 2 (out of 5)
Angela's Ultimate Pick: F

18 Responses to “Hisamitsu Lifecella Orange Mask : Cute But Useless”

Kalmo said...
October 3, 2009 at 10:41 PM

Oh thanks for the review! Barbie Hsu is so pretty! Sorry to hear it did not work for you and the big pieces kept falling off, what bad design. Thanks for the heads up, I won't be buying them from sasa either! I agree with your beauty motto too. :)

kawaiikao said...
October 3, 2009 at 11:11 PM


Sarah said...
October 3, 2009 at 11:41 PM

OH wow her skin is amazinggg! I wish my skin was like that!!! You wouldnt pick her age either!
Aw thanks so much for your comment and the follow, I am following you too :)

Alexa Hayden said...
October 4, 2009 at 12:24 AM

never knew she published beauty books!
but thanks for letting me know that her recommendations are not worth trying! :)
btw, i'm looking for good skin care products this lately. oh man, need to do a lot of research on tht!
oh, n happy moon festival :)

Elise said...
October 4, 2009 at 9:17 AM

slightly off topic I know but.... loving those earrings !

Juicygirl said...
October 4, 2009 at 11:56 AM

hi thanks for following me... great post BTW xoxox

k* said...
October 4, 2009 at 12:05 PM

thanks for following/commenting~
december *is* a great time for makeup shopping--buy gifts for friends and family, and gift yourself too...hahah

great review on the mask; i've never heard of it, but now i'll know to think twice before considering buying it~

Angela said...
October 5, 2009 at 11:43 AM

thanks guys for stopping by my blog :)

Shop N' Chomp said...
October 5, 2009 at 8:26 PM

Barbie is gorgeous but I agree with you that the Lifecella gel mask is not as effective as regular sheet masks.

The Bargainista said...
October 5, 2009 at 9:05 PM

great review...she is pretty, but I want my skin to look good and look real! lol

Citrine said...
October 5, 2009 at 11:31 PM

I am glad to find out that there is finally a person who think that Barbie is not all that....

I always though big S pretty cute until I saw the books she wrote...I found her trying so hard to convince how scientific she is but ended up sounding pretty ignorant instead... (Of course, there was that huge chunk of self praising in the book that threw me off a bit. There are many female entertainers who are far prettier than her and they never boast about their "beauty" like her.)

Shanghainese Dumpling said...
October 6, 2009 at 7:23 AM

Thank you for the review :) i'll keep that in mind i love Barbie too she's so pretty!!

Amanda K said...
October 6, 2009 at 9:43 AM

Barbie looks amazing!!

Thank you for the reviews!

Anonymous said...
October 6, 2009 at 2:51 PM

the 2nd pic of her has her puffs shown and she still looked fabulous!!! I have those puffs too but i look nothing close. LOL. i agree she is beautiful at age 33...

awesome post.

Angela said...
October 7, 2009 at 4:31 AM

thanks ladies for stopping by my blog :)

ⓚ☪ said...
October 8, 2009 at 9:20 AM

thanks for the follow, I'll be sure to do the same. This is a very interesting entry. Never got into reading her last 2 books and from what I hear from you its not that great. Personally I wouldnt even bother with her 2nd book. She's coming out with Book 3 soon. Have you read Annie Yi's book?

Emily said...
October 11, 2009 at 11:17 AM

wah!!! the mask seems so great, thanks so so much for reviewing, i reslly like barbie hsu too, i did a post on her as inspiration, check it out if u have time :)

Tysh said...
October 12, 2009 at 7:04 PM

She looks wonderful, she doesn't even look 33, I think I need some of this stuff, LOL