In Review: 5 Colorful Masks to Keep Your Skin (And Instagram Feed) Bright

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Instagramming your skincare routine probably isn’t a foreign concept to you. Like every beauty lover you know, showing off your skincare haul to your followers is as important to you as getting a manicure. But when you’re taking a skincare selfie, you want to be showing off some products that really stand out. You need some colorful masks to keep your skin — and Instagram feed — shining bright like a diamond.

With a million different face masks coming out every month, it’s hard to know what’s actually worth your hard-earned coin. You want products that are both beautiful to look at, but they also need to be effective. In other words, you need something Instagrammable, but you also want things that are actually going to work.

Some of our favorite colorful masks are also some of the best-performing ones we know. They help brighten your skin, draw out impurities, repair uneven texture, and even protect your skin from the environment. (They’ll look pretty on your medicine cabinet shelf too, so that definitely helps.)

Masking is probably already part of your regular skincare routine, but you’re going to want to invest in these colorful masks if you haven’t already. Your Instagram feed will be even better if you do.

Olehenriksen Cold Plunge Pore Mask

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This bright turquoise clay mask is sure to make a splash on your Instagram feed. The Olehenriksen Cold Plunge Pore Mask has an instantly cooling effect to help reduce the appearance of pores, smooth texture, and control oil. It’s inspired by the “cold plunge” part of the Scandinavian sauna cycle, and uses alpine willow herb and snow lotus, which are rich in antioxidants, to mattify and refine pores.

Shop Now: Olehenriksen Cold Plunge Pore Mask, $36

Boscia Matcha Magic Super-Antioxidant Mask

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All of your Instagram followers will be green with envy if they see you using this Boscia Matcha Magic Super-Antioxidant Mask. Green tea and matcha aren’t new ingredients in skincare — they are both known for fighting free radicals and helping strengthen the skin’s protective barrier — and they work harder than ever in this mask. Suitable for all skin types, this mask helps reduce oiliness and redness, as well as brighten and revive tired skin.

Shop Now: Boscia Matcha Magic Super-Antioxidant Mask, $38

Glamglow GRAVITYMUD Firming Treatment

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Glamglow is known for pulling out all of the stops with their mud masks, and it’s clear to see why their GRAVITY Firming Treatment is a fan favorite. The mask is meant to be thickly layered on, and can be peeled off once it’s fully dry. It’s made to visibly tighten the skin, and the peel-off formula leaves your skin super soft, too. Though the original formula has a silver chrome finish, Glamglow regularly releases limited-edition versions of the mask, ranging from hot pink for their collab with My Little Pony, to a deep cobalt in honor of their partnership with Power Rangers.

Shop Now: Glamglow GRAVITYMUD Firming Treatment, $59

Tatcha Violet-C Radiance Mask

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Fans of Tatcha know that there is nothing quite like the glow you get from the Violet-C Radiance Mask. Made with Japanese beautyberry, two types of vitamin C, and AHAs from seven fruits, this spreadable purple mask immediately leaves skin looking refreshed and brighter than ever. It gently exfoliates with AHAs, and regular use helps protect the skin from sun damage. If you’re lucky enough to get a facial with Tatcha Brand Ambassador Yolanda Mata, a.k.a. Yoliglo, you can watch her use it on various parts of your body to help combat a variety of skin issues, including eczema, dullness, and uneven texture.

Shop Now: Tatcha Violet-C Radiance Mask, $68

Generation Clay Urban Defense Purifying Pink Australian Clay Mask

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Everyone needs a go-to clay mask in their life, and it doesn’t get better than the Urban Defense Purifying Mask from Generation Clay. Not only will the baby pink hue add a colorful splash to your Instagram feed, but it contains a ton of ingredients that will help purify and brighten your skin. Kakadu plum stimulates collagen and protects from free radicals, while bentonite clay draws out impurities.

Shop Now: Generation Clay Urban Defense Purifying Pink Australian Clay Mask, $39

Both your skin and Instagram feed will thank you for investing in any of these fun, bright, and colorful masks.

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