We can't get enough of the latest Korean face mask trend

Trust us, these are a whole lot of fun

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Trust us, these are a whole lot of fun

It's safe to say that Korean beauty trends have taken the industry by a complete storm over the last few years. But the latest up and coming trend that's caught our attention? Slice masks.

So what are they, we hear you ask?

Those of you who are clued up in the beauty world will probably have seen videos of these fruity face masks, by Korean home beauty brand Kocostar, doing the rounds on Instagram. But for those of you who don't have a clue, allow us to break it down for you.

Essentially they're a variation on the already existing popular Korean beauty trend, the sheet mask, but the difference is that they're separated into concentrated 'mini masks' in the shape of popular fruits and vegetables.

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So, here's how they work: In the pack are twelve mask segments. Technically they can be used anywhere on the body that needs a bit of extra nourishment, not just your face, but most people opt for the 'sliced fruit all over your face' look.

Once you've applied the segments to your face, be sure to scoop out the extra treatment from the sachet and spread that over your hands, body or face, too.

Kocostar's masks come in a variety of flavours, including cucumber, pineapple, watermelon and lemon, each of which targets a different skin concern.

Watch the video below to see how they work for yourself.

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Shop now: Kocostar Slice Mask Sheet - Watermelon for £4 from ASOS

Naturally, we just had to try the trend out for ourselves. The Marie Claire verdict? As well as leaving your skin feeling smooth and well-nourished, these masks are a lot of fun and we're very much on board. If you want another mask, try this quiz which matches you to the perfect one for you.

Have you tried out a slice mask for yourself yet? Let us know by tweeting your thoughts and slice mask selfies to us at @marieclaireuk

Lucy Abbersteen
Beauty Contributor

Lucy is a freelance beauty editor and contributor at Marie Claire, and has written for titles including Glamour, Refinery29, Popsugar, woman&home and more. She was previously Marie Claire’s junior beauty editor. During her career, she’s covered everything from backstage beauty at fashion week to interviews with famous faces like Drag Race royalty and Little Mix. As for her beauty ethos, she’s a big advocate for not having to spend a fortune on beauty products to get good results, and when she’s not got beauty on the brain you’ll find her reading or hanging out with dogs.