I had seen various beauty bloggers doing blog entries comparing in between real versus fake My Beauty Diary masks. And I never expected that I would encounter a fake My Beauty Diary mask in real life. You could have probably guessed the reason behind this blog entry. And yeah, you are right. I bought the fake version of My Beauty Diary mask.
As some of you may have known, I bought a box of My Beauty Diary Cooling Mask in Miri from one of the beauty store at Bintang Megamall last March. It was originally retailed at RM39.90 but they were doing in-store promotion whereby all products get additional 20% discount. So, I jumped at the chance and bought a box home. I was already a little skeptical when I first tried the product. I tried to look for the flaws but they seemed normal to me until today when I decided to search online and check for the differences myself!
Fake My Beauty Diary Cooling Mask
The differences may not be easily spotted if you don’t have an original version to compare. But you could have spotted that the colorings were not as sharp as those original ones. And the snow symbol was printed till the side end of the packaging whereby the original ones will stop by the seal. I do not have the original version of the said mask but I’ll do a comparison between the other original version which I have got at the moment. I shall compare it with my original version of Hyaluronic Acid.
As you can see from the above two images, the texture of the fake My Beauty Diary mask is much more thicker compared to the original one. The original one would looked partly invisible when it gets in contact with the skin while the fake one looked very thick. The original version is easier to tear apart but however, the fake version is thicker in texture hence making it almost impossible to tear apart. I read about it from one of the beauty blog which I referred just now and it was indeed true.
Not sure if you could easily spot the differences between both the plastic covers for the sheet masks. But if you observe carefully, the fake version is much more bigger in terms of the width. Everything in the fake version is bigger than the original version, especially the eyes and the mouth. As for the nose area, the original version looked more like a rectangle but the fake version looked much more like a “nose”. LOL! The cut-off at the bottom of the plastic is longer for the original version but a lot shorter for the fake version.
Mexico Cactus Mask (Original) | Cooling Mask (Fake)
If you observe properly, the original version has a sharper and clear coloring while the fake version has a darker tone but looked like it had been printed over a few times.
According to the information that I have gathered, the manufacturing date at the bottom of the packaging would usually be very clear and not easily smudged for original version. You can easily feel the emboss on it. However, it’s the other way round for the fake version. The ink of the manufacturing goes away pretty easily when you try to scrape the wordings with your nails and you couldn’t feel the emboss at all.
And lastly, there is always another emboss at the bottom of the front packaging above the seal at for original version. Not sure if you could make it out from my blurry picture, but there’s indeed emboss on original ones. I have checked all my other original My Beauty Diary masks.
So if you are planning to buy any My Beauty Diary mask anytime soon, be sure that you are careful enough and not getting ripped into buying a fake one. Stay away from buying online unless you are extremely confident that the buyer sells genuine products. As far as I know, both Guardian and Watsons sell original My Beauty Diary products! Buying from online beauty shops may be a lot cheaper than Guardian or Watsons but you cannot be sure if they are genuine or not until you lay your hands on the products itself.