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What Happened When I Tried the ‘Rubber’ Modelling Mask Trend (Plus Giveaway)

What Happened When I Tried the ‘Rubber’ Modelling Mask Trend (Plus Giveaway)

Product review and giveaway

In need of a major pick me up, but don’t have the time or the funds to book yourself in for a much needed, well-deserved spa treatment? Well, fear not, because I’m about to tell you how you can DIY yourself a bit of R&R in the comfort of your own home so you can look and feel fabulous. If you haven’t already, it’s time to jump on the Korean rubber face mask trend sister…because once you do, you’ll never look back.

Last month, Paula and Tania, the lovely ladies from Femme.Co sent me a selection of Korean beauty masks to try, and amongst them were some modelling masks. The cold Melbourne winter had left my skin dull and dry, so as you can probably imagine I dived head first into trialling them…quite literally!

What are Modelling Masks? 

Modelling masks come in powder form in a cup, to which water is added. The alginate, an ingredient derived from kelp, congeals when in contact with water and turns rubbery. When applied to the skin, it prevents any evaporation, sealing in moisture to keep skin hydrated whilst ‘force feeding’ your skin with nutrients.

Ettang is a Korean brand which translated means ‘from the earth.’ They use the finest natural raw minerals and exclude harmful chemicals and are devoted to providing cosmetic products that provide real benefits at a reasonable price.

How to Apply a Ettang Modelling Mask

Whilst modelling masks have been a staple at most Korean spa salons for over 10 years, DIY masks that can be mixed and applied at home are relatively new. Being a complete newbie to the modelling mask party myself I decided to do a quick google before I gave the Ettang Collagen Mask in a Cup a whirl, just to be sure I was doing it right. Seriously…there are soooo many Youtube videos out there of women raving about them whilst slapping various coloured goop over their faces. I wanted in on the action!

To get started you need to add 53ml of water to your container, and then mix vigorously. Now is not the time to get distracted by one of the kids or a phone call or something because you only have a small window before your mixture starts to turn rubbery, and then its game over. So I highly recommend applying the mask when you have some time to yourself, or when you know you won’t be interrupted.

Once mixed go ahead and spread it over your face starting with the cheeks, chin, nose and finally the forehead. Don’t worry if yours doesn’t come out looking like a silky smooth work of art – just spread it on thick (this makes it easier to remove later) and leave it for 15-20 minutes to work its magic.  Forget the dishes piled up next to the sink, and the washing that needs to be folded! The next 20 minutes are all about you baby! Put your feet up, listen to some music or read a book – whatever makes you happy!

If you thought smearing this cool putty like substance all over your face was fun, just wait until you get to peel it all off. Remember being a kid and seeing if you could peel an orange in one go without breaking the peel? Yeah…that’s me with the modelling mask! Oh, and just so you know…if you are picturing something akin to those videos floating around Facebook of people screaming in agony as they peel off their black face mask…it is NOTHING like that. The mask peels away easily and gently…and it’s childishly satisfying.

But the best part hands down, is how amazing your skin feels afterwards. It felt firm and incredibly smooth and soft, and the pores across my nose were barely visible! Winning!

The Verdict

I’m hooked!

As a general rule I’m not one for spa treatments or regular visits to the beauty salon (unless I have a special event or occasion coming up). But I can certainly find the time to pop on a modelling mask once or twice a week and spend 20 minutes doing something just for me. The difference in my skin has been significant – not a dry flaky patch in sight and as smooth as a babies bum! Considering a 4 pack of Ettang Modelling Take Out Cups will only set you back $27.95 (including shipping) it’s a really affordable pamper session that I don’t have to feel guilty about doing on the regular.

Disclosure: I was gifted these products for the purpose of an honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own.

Win an Ettang Pamper Pack of 8 Modelling Masks valued at $49.95

But it’s not all about me! Femme Co are giving you the opportunity to try out this super cool Korean beauty trend for yourself by giving away 8 of their Modelling masks in this perfect pamper pack. Included in the pack are:

Ettang Modelling Take Out Cups in;

  • Yoghurt (x2) smooths skin and brightens skin tone
  • Collagen (x2) Aids skin elasticity, and provides a nutrition supply for smooth skin.
  • Calendula (x2) used for many years as a topical skin treatment. It is gentle and soothing to relieve dry and irritated skin, reduce redness
  • Paper Mulberry (x2) brightens and whitens your face to even out those dark areas

For your chance to win, simply complete the entry form below.  Good luck!

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Jolene enjoys writing, sharing and connecting with other like-minded women online – it also gives her the perfect excuse to ignore Mount-Washmore until it threatens to bury her family in an avalanche of Skylander T-shirts and Frozen Pyjama pants. (No one ever knows where the matching top is!) Likes: Reading, cooking, sketching, dancing (preferably with a Sav Blanc in one hand), social media, and sitting down on a toilet seat that one of her children hasn’t dripped, splashed or sprayed on. Dislikes: Writing pretentious crap about herself in online bio’s and refereeing arguments amongst her offspring.


  1. I’m pregnant with baby #2 and would love to treat myself and my tired skin to a bit of pampering

  2. I would love to win as every Sunday I put a mask on and relax while reading a book so I can rejuvenate my skin for the busy week ahead!

  3. I’ve read wonderful things about the Korean modeling masks and would love to try the Ettang brand please!

  4. I’ve read wonderful things about the Korean modeling masks and would love to try the Ettang brand pretty please!

  5. I would love to try Ettang modelling masks because I love pampering myself and nothing can be better than this .

  6. Now in my late fifties I feel like my face is falling apart at the seams, I need a modelling mask to firm it up and keep it in place! The perfect birthday present for my birthday next week. 🙂

  7. That looks amazing! Would love to try – living 700km from the nearest actual town, I don’t get a chance to do a day-spa pamper often (actually never). Would be great to be able to pamper myself at home!

  8. Im expecting my first bubba and this would be amazing to have a girly night with my mum and sister! It sounds just amazing!!

  9. My daughter is part of the pyjama angel group and loving it, the young lady she visits would just love to put these masks to work.

  10. I would love to try this to help my dry and red looking skin. Will be a delight. For my face ???☺️

  11. My skin is horrific at the moment due to being pregnant with baby no. 2. I have also had 8 weeks of all day morning sickness, so am very much in need of some pampering!

  12. I’d love to win this as I am an almost 30 year old woman with the skin of a 15 year old high school kid. I’ve always had skin problems. I’ve tried a lot of things over the years, but these look and sound so good!!

  13. I had never heard of these wonderful face mask until just now, the intrigue has got me 😉

  14. This pregnancy, combined with a (seemingly) never ending winter has left me in serious need of a skin overhaul. Plus, I want to glow after pregnancy, cos I sure haven’t during it.

  15. In major need of some pampering for my face!!!!!! Omg this is so awesome shared everywhere following everywhere??????????

  16. I’d love to try an Ettang Modelling Mask,
    For just a while in alone time to bask!
    I have 3 sons: from 9 weeks to 5 years:
    And sometimes they just talk off my ears!
    With so much to do with young boys to care for,
    My skin takes a backseat and is feeling dry and sore.
    A little rejuvenation: both inside and out,
    Is what these masks are all about! 🙂

  17. Being a more ‘mature’ lady I find that I am using more and more moisturiser to hydrate my skin. After reading your review of Korean modelling masks I think this could be for me!

  18. Would love to find a spare 20 mum minutes to indulge myself in one of these fabulous sounding masks

  19. I have never tried an at home mask. I have had the pleasure of approximately three salon facilas in my life time and figure its time to start a regular routine to look
    After my skin, with these being so quick, easy and effective why not !

  20. Would love to try these masks. Have been searching everywhere and can’t find anything similar. Obsessed with Korean skin care and I think these would be AMAZING in pampering my winter skin ready for the sunny weather ahead!

  21. My mum was never really into this stuff so it is nice to see great products (and honest reviews) that I can share with my girls when they grow up.

  22. I take good care of my skin so I would love to try these masks with my girl friend who has just been through a very rough year

  23. I’d love to try an Ettang modelling mask because it’s easy to use product which is made from natural raw minerals and provides real benefits. Thank you

  24. I would love to win the Ettang Modelling Mask Pack as my combination skin has really been suffering lately due to the indoor heating during these past winter months. It definitely needs a little pick-me-up!

  25. I love using face masks and would love to try these as they sound amazing and I haven’t used any like these before

  26. I got sunburnt in bali and now my skin is dry and peeling. These would be great to freshen up my skin again.

  27. I would love to try these masks because I have never tried a mask before and I am curious after reading the article which I enjoyed, plus my skin really needs a pampering.

  28. Would love to try this! I’ve always had bad skin and being pregnant again hasn’t helped. Plus side is it’s not dangerous for bubs and I

  29. Who doesn’t love a pampering and how amazing and relaxing it looks, and boy you skin would sure appreciate it.

  30. After having flu, cold, chest infection all winter, my skin is definitely in need of a pick me up so it and I feel rejuvenated and refreshed and bright for spring. Thanks.

  31. I have the most horrendous skin at the moment. No time to treat myself so this would be amazing to do on a day when the little ones are asleep

  32. I’m 35 and starting to feel “old” as I have wrinkles and bags under my eyes so I’d love some pampering

  33. I would love to try this, because as a busy mum of a special needs boy while also working full-time, I don’t have time to go out for beauty treatments! My skin became so dry over the winter, that it needs something!!

  34. I would love to gave my skin look brighter and whiter as I do have a little area of darkness under my eyes. The paper mulberry would be fantastic!

  35. I’d love to try as my skin gets a tsd dry in winter so this is ideal to fresh up for warmer months

  36. People have been mentioning alot lately that I have jowls and saggy skin. I’ve been told i look ten years older than my age.

  37. I’ve had my fourth and final child and couldn’t be prouder of my beautiful family. I’m ready to get back into the game, now that I’m getting more than a couple of sleep. I want a product that can repair the damage caused by sleepless nights and early morning wake up calls from much loved children.

  38. I would love to try a modelling mask, after reading your review you gave me sweet memories of going to visit nan (5 hours away) and going straight for her face masks, waiting for them to dry so we could peel them off. Still to this day cant find anything that feels the same.

  39. I actually haven’t heard of the rubber masks, so I am quite interested in them. My skin is feeling dry and not the best after all the cold wet weather we have had the last few months, so it would be great to treat myself.

  40. I am completely addicted to anything that is beauty related…especially on the skincare side. And I LOVE discovering new brands and trying new products. I’ve tried a few Korean skincare products and have been quite impressed with them. My mature, super-dry, ageing skin needs some major TLC and I’d love to have skin as ‘smooth as a baby’s bum’ too, like you….thanks for this chance…my fingers will remain crossed 🙂

  41. These masks sound amazing. After trying so many things to get my skin right I think they may do the trick! Would love to try them.

  42. An Ettang modelling face mask; beautiful art
    Where creativity is intrinsically part
    Pampering amidst uniqueness one of a kind
    Special ‘me time’ wondrously entwined
    Leaving a gorgeous, individual glow
    Thanks Mum’s Lounge I could proudly show.

  43. I’m 52 years old. It’s not the years butvthe milage that has caught up with me. I really need help. I’d love to win to give myself a treat.

  44. Hi
    I don’t do anything for myself its always for my kids and partener so this would be great hung for me to try and have a relaxing time doing so

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