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If you’re a beauty addict like us, you’ll have had one eye on Huda Beauty’s ventures over the last couple of years. Recently, the beauty mogul has branched out into skincare and launched her very own brand, Wishful. As you can imagine, the packaging is luxe and beautiful, the formulas are decadent and the result is of a premium quality.

Recently, we gave the Wishful Yo Glow and Thirst Trap Sheet Mask a go to see how they faired. Keep scrolling to see what we thought!

Wishful Yo Glow – *****

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This particular product was one I’ve wanted to try for a while. After watching Huda Beauty demo the Yo Glow on her channel, I was literally mesmerised. As she rubbed the product into her skin, little balls started to form which she quickly pointed out was clumps of dead skin. She was LITERALLY just rubbing off all her dead skin. Afterwards, she was glowing.

As a self-confessed glow getter, obviously I had to give the product a go. I’m no stranger to an at-home face peel. I used to swear by the Body Shop Vitamin-C face peel but I found it would get caught in the hairs on your face and you’d have to pull it off which wasn’t a pain-free process. I thought Yo Glow would give me the same problem but alas, it didn’t. The back of the bottle lists the four key ingredients that make this product cult: Pineapple Enzyme, Papaya Enzyme, AHA and BHA. The pineapple and papaya is what inspired the packaging’s pretty pastel yellow hue and are what give it it’s enticing smell. The AHA and BHA (which are often found in liquid exfoliants like your favourite Pixi Glow Tonic) gently exfoliate your skin while simultaneously hydrating, plumping and brightening. Long story short, these four simple ingredients work in perfect tandem to give that sought-after glow.

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When I use this, I put a pea-sized amount onto dry skin and rub it in. As you rub, the dead skin starts to ball up on your hand and it’s tres satisfying, folks. I find that the skin on my nose and forehead comes off the most so I rub these slightly more. After rinsing the product off, I dab my face dry, put on the Hyaluronic Acid Serum from The Ordinary, follow with this moisturiser from Drunk Elephant then spritz my face with my favourite Glow Recipe mist. Some mornings, I even rub this product into my lips to get all that chapped skin off and follow with my fave balm.

I cannot fault the Wishful Yo Glow. It gets five stars from me; the glow lasted a few days, my skin felt instantly smoother, soothed and radiant! The packaging is so Insta-worthy and the smell isn’t too strong. I use this religiously twice a week and it’s one of those products that will be on my shelf on repeat.

Wishful Thirst Trap Sheet Mask – ***

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Like many of you, I’m sure, I am a sucker for a sheet mask. Self-care sunday is all about a hot bubble bath with a glass of red and a face mask; bliss! So I was so excited to try the Wishful Thirst Trap Mask. Packed with althaea rose flower extract, sodium hyaluronate, caffeine and aloe vera, this mask promises to boost radiance, intensely hydrate your skin and deliver that covetable glow.

The iridescent packaging this mask comes in is probably the highlight for me. It was so pretty I almost didn’t want to open it! Inside is an algae-like mask with netting on one side. You know the deal, remove the netting and fit it to your face then sit back and chill for half an hour while the ingredients do their work! I did just that and while it was on I felt so soothed. This isn’t the cheapest sheet mask around, but not the most expensive either – it costs £8 and at that price I wasn’t going to waste a thing! As soon as the mask was on my face, I squeezed all the extra gel out of the dreamy package and put it on my neck and arms because, hello, I’m not made of money.

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After half an hour was up, I peeled it off, dabbed the residue into my skin and was left with a serious glow. My skin felt bouncy and hydrated. I followed the mask up with my fave Drunk Elephant moisturiser then went to get my beauty sleep!

The only fault with this product for me was that the glow didn’t last. When I woke up in the morning, I expected to look like a dewy goddess, but my skin looked like it’s normal dull sleep-filled self. For the price tag, I’d expect a longer-lasting result, so I’ll give the Thirst Trap three stars, because the thirst was not trapped. I’ll stick to my fave Garnier Sheet Mask I reckon!

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Overall, I’m giving Huda’s Wishful Yo Glow and Thirst Trap an average rating of four stars which, let’s face it, is pretty good. While I wouldn’t necessarily buy the mask frequently, I would get it again if I was feeling a little boujee because it was really soothing and felt luxe! The Yo Glow will be a staple for me and I cannot wait to try new Wishful products as and when they drop.

Stay tuned for more reviews and if you want to get your hands on the mentioned products, just click the links! You’re welcome, ladies.