Primark Sunflower Eye Patches Vs. Sephora Pomegranate Eye Mask.

sephora vs primark eye masks

As somebody who suffers from really bad dark eye circles, an eye mask is something I like to treat myself to every now and then. My favourite has always been the Sephora Pomegranate eye mask, but unfortunately that’s not the easiest one to get hold of here in the UK. 

A little while ago I spotted Primark had started selling eye patches, so of course I had to give them a try. Today I thought I would share with you a comparison of the eye patches and eye mask.

sephora pomegranate eye mask

The Sephora Pomegranate eye mask is said reduce signs of fatigue and tone the eye contour for a rested, energetic look.

You apply the eye mask for 15 minutes, before removing, and massaging any excess product into your skin. It doesn’t need washing or rinsing off. 

The product feels incredibly slimy as it is soaked in product, but this means it easily stays in place under the eye. I do tend to leave this eye mask on a little longer than the suggested 15 minutes, but whenever I apply this I am always impressed with the results. 

My eyes really do look instantly awake, and as if they have somehow lifted and become brighter. It’s amazing.

primark eye patches

When I spotted these eye patches in Primark recently, I had to pick them up to see if they could compare to my beloved Sephora pomegranate eye mask.

The Primark Dark Circle Reducing Sunflower Eye Patches don’t have a description as to what they aim to do, but going from the title I would say they have a similar aim, to help reduce dark circles resulting in your eyes looking more awake.

You apply the eye mask for much longer, 30 minutes, and after removal they do say any residue needs rinsing off. 

When I first opened this product I was a little surprised as these eye patches are not covered in liquid so don’t feel slimy at all. One side is attached to a plastic sheet, which you then pop under your eye. This side is slightly slimy, but I would describe it as more sticky.

Once removed, they definitely don’t have quite the same effect as the Sephora eye mask, but there is a noticeable difference. My dark circles definitely slightly reduced in colour but I didn’t find there was a brightening effect, which to be fair, the name of the product doesn’t suggest any brightening.

Overall, the Sephora Pomegranate Eye Mask will remain my favourite (which I luckily stocked up on in Prague), but the Primark ones are an amazing contender. For a £1 they are a bargain, and this is two sets, so essentially 50p a use too!

Have you tried either of these eye masks? Do you use eye masks?