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2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Hello lovely masking mavens! Welcome to the second half of the challenge. Many thanks to the wonderful @Aaliaa for beginning this thread and excited you are here. 

 

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Each week features a different theme, as well as a letter of the alphabet for coming up with new masking ideas. Feel free to post as frequently or infrequently as you would like, with or without following the challenge; they are guidelines and just something we do for fun. We love hearing about every masking experience, and suggestions are always welcomed!

Please include the brand and name of the mask you are trying out, as well as a photo if possible. Any other details are greatly appreciated, including scent, if it's an exfoliating mask (include acid info if known), your overall experience, and whether or not you would repurchase. Don't forget to include a grade (thanks to @ShortErica for the idea) to help others along the way.

Most importantly, have fun and merry masking!

https://community.sephora.com/t5/Skincare-Aware/Mask-of-the-Week-Challenge/td-p/3615125 


Mask Hacks -
Here are a few to get started thanks to our lovely BIC-ers, a big thank you for these fabulous ideas!

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Trim off long chin and add to forehead for sheet masks

itsfi

Squeeze tube lip balms (like Bite) into pans and place in magnetic palette

sonnydee

Layer lip sleeping mask (such as Laneige) over regular balm

cianni

Derma plane prior to a peel-off mask to ease the pain of removal

heartsmyface

Warm water helps remove clay masks quicker than cold

cianni

Lay sheet masks flat prior to use so the serum is more evenly distributed 

eshoe 

Remove clay/difficult masks in the shower to keep towel clean and removal easy

itsfi/BIC

Use an HA serum prior to trying a mask with alcohol high on the ingredients list

keana1

Use a Makeup Eraser to remove wash-off masks

lmaster

With a detox mask, apply a thicker layer where pores are

Ather

Use a resurfacing exfoliating spray (such as Kate Somerville’s Liquid ExfoliKate) before a detox mask to better clear out your pores

Miamia27

Re-use a large sample jar for a blank sheet mask pellet and fill it with essence/toner

Itsfi

Use a nail clippers to trip a mask if scissors are not on hand

ShortErica

Female-owned companies, for reference:

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Amika (Co-Founder Vita Rayhkman)
Annie’s Way (Annie Wu)
Beauty Pie (Founder Marcia Kilgore)
Biobelle (4 sisters)
Bite Beauty (Founder Susanne Langmuir)
bkr (Co-Founders Kate Cutler and Tal Winter)
bliss Spa/bliss Skincare (Founder Marcia Kilgore)
Briogeo (Nancy Twine)
By Terry (Terry De Gunzberg)
Captain Blankenship
Drunk Elephant (Tiffany Masterson) 
Esker (Shannon Davenport)
Glossier (Emily Weiss) 
Glow Recipe/Sweet Chef (Sarah Lee & Christine Chang)
Herbivore (partners Julia Wills and Alexander Kummerow)
Honest Beauty (Jessica Alba)
Indie Lee
Josie Maran
Jane Iredale
Juice Beauty (Karen Behnke)
June Jacobs
Kate Somerville
Kora Organics (Miranda Kerr)
Dr. Loretta
NuFace (Carol Cole)
Odacite (Valerie Grandury)
Omorovicza (husband and wife Stephen and Margaret de Heinrich de Omorovicza)
Ouai (Jen Atkin)
Pacifica Beauty (Brook Harvey-Taylor and husband Billy Taylor)
Pai (Sarah Brown)
Peach & Lily/Peach Slices (Alicia Yoon)
Pixi (Petra Strand)
Purlisse (Jennifer Yen)
Rael (Yanghee Paik)
Sand & Sky (twin sisters Emily and Sarah Hamilton)
Saint Jane (Casey Georgsson)
Sara Happ
Skin Laundry (Yen Reis)
Soap & Glory (Founder Marcia Kilgore)
Soko Glam (husband and wife Charlotte and David Cho)
Sol de Janeiro (Heela Yang, Co-Founder)
Summer Fridays (Founders Marianna Hewitt and Lauren Gores Ireland)
Jill Stuart
tarte (Maureen Kelly)
Tata Harper
Tatcha (Vicky Tsai)
Charlotte Tillbury
Wander Beauty (Co-Founders Divya Gugnani and Lindsay Ellingson)
Joanna Vargas
Yadah Cosmetics (Founder and CEO Anna Kang)

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2019 Mask of the Week Challenge Schedule

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WEEK     LETTER       THEME

Jul 1 - 7          A           Hydrating Masks to get over the dehydration of Air-Conditioning! Meetup: Crème Shop -My Melody Softer than Cookies -  Saturday July 6th. Thank you @lmaster!  

Jul 8 - 14        B           Masking Hacks - share your masking secrets that make your life easier and your skin happy 

Jul 15 - 21      C           Lip, Hand or Foot Masks to help that summer skin 

Jul 22 - 28      D          ’Weird Mask' Bubbling, Peeling, Colour changing other worldly wonders! 

Jul 29 - Aug 4 E           Multi-Masking How many masks can you use at one time or in One Day?? 

Aug 5 - 11       F           Blind Pick Your Mask - Let's make it fun to use the masks in our stash! Meetup: Biobelle #Peachy mask Saturday 8/10

Aug 12 - 18     G           Sheet Mask Focus - from cotton to cupra, coconut gel to bio cellulose, what are your favorites and why? Meetup: Biobelle Pineapple mask Saturday 8/17
Aug 19 - 25     H           Drugstore & Grocery Brands Week 

Aug 26 - Sep 1 I           Favourites Week - Your go to miracle in a mask 

Sep 2 - 8          J          Rainbow Week - Bring out the colorful masks in every hue Thanks to @Sonnydee

Sep 9 - 15       K           Autumn Masks - Fall goodness in a mask 

Sep 16 - 22     L           When you are getting GLAM for a night out and want that  Glow Meetup: Lookatme Watermelon Saturday 9/21 thanks to @GalPalVal17 and @ShortErica
Sep 23 - 29
     M          BIC Made you do it! Masks recommended/inspired by other BIC members 

Sep 30 - Oct 6 N          Sephora Collections Week - House Brand Goodness 

Oct 7 - 13        O           French Pharmacy Week 

Oct 14 - 20      P           Ends of the Earth - masks that use ingredients from or are made in far away places 

Oct 21 - 27      Q          Overnight Masks - Sleeping miracles in a jar 

Oct 28 - Nov 3 R          Duel Week V2.0 

Nov 4 - 10        S          Forgotten Wonders - Shop your stash for an unloved mask 

Nov 11 - 17      T          Gross/Odd/Unusual Ingredients - Spirulina, donkey milk, bee venom, snail mucous - what masks have you used that have strange ingredients? 

Nov 18 - 24      U          Flash Masks - masks that do doubly duty in half the time 

Nov 25 - Dec 1 V          Morning Masking - Masks that help give a pep to your step 

Dec 2 - 8          W          Asian skincare Brand - Visit old cultures and their ways 

Dec 9 - 15        X           Sample Dive - I know we have them! 

Dec 16 - 22      Y           Holiday Party Prep Mask 

Dec 23 - 31       Z          Masks you discovered in 2019

First Half of 2019:

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Jan 1 - 6     A    Masks you discovered in 2018 - What new loves did you discover last year?
Jan 7 - 13    B   Favourite Mask of the “Masking Week Challenge 2018” 
Jan 14 - 20  C   Favourite Mask in your regular routine - What do you buy in bulk, so you always have it on hand in case of masking emergency?@itsfi
Jan 21 - 27  D   
Clean Week - Masks that give your skin a boost without the guilt

 Jan 28 - Feb 3 E  Lip, Hand or Foot Masks to help that winter skin
Feb 4 - 10    F     Vitamins Week - masks that nourish your skin with vitamins and minerals@Kim888
Feb 11 - 17  G     Special Occasion Masks - the mask(s) you use to pamper yourself@itsfi
Feb 18 - 24  H     Gross Masks - whether it's the scent or results, share the details please!@Aaliaa
Feb 25 - Mar 3 I   Spring Flowers - floral ingredients or scents that add a spring to your step
Mar 4 - 10    J      Female Owned Brands - In honour of Women's Day March 8th
Mar 11 - 17  K      Favourites Week - Your go to miracle in a mask
Mar 18 - 24   L     Sample that made you buy the FS - You tried it, and decided to buy it!@itsfi
Mar 25 - 31  M     Favourite Smelling Masks - Watermelon, Kale, Spa??
Apr 1 - 7       N     BIC Made you do it! Masks recommended/inspired by other BIC members
Apr 8 - 14     O     The Oozoo Week - share your Oozoo and Neogen loves!

Meetup: The OOZOO Capsule Rose Petal -  Saturday April 13th. @Shosh85
Apr 15 - 21    P     Luxe it Up or a Pretty on a Penny - the $ and the $$$$ of Masks
Apr 22 - 28    Q     Sample Dive - I know we have them!
Apr 29 - May 5  R  Sephora’s ‘Best Selling’ Masks 
Meetup: Sephora Collection Honey Face Mask -  Saturday May 4th. Thank you @missjeanie!  May 6 - 12      S     Overnight Masks - Sleeping miracles in a jar
May 13 - 19    T     Summer Masks to refresh and sooth during sunny months May 20 - 26    U     Fruits & Veggies Week - masks that use natural goodness to nourish your skin@Keana1
May 27 - Jun 2  V   Guess this Mask - using only a pic or description, see if you can stump fellow BIC masking mavens. 
Meetup: Bawdy Butt Mask- Your pick Saturday June 1. Thank you @faeriegirlMeetup: Mediheal Vita Lightbeam Essential Mask EX Wednesday 5/29 thanks to @ShortErica & @Shosh85  
Jun 3 - 9         W     DIY Mask - Skincare meets Chemistry. 
Meetup: Bawdy Butt Mask 2.0
Jun 10 - 16      X     Morning Masking - Masks that help give a pep to your step 
Meetup: Bawdy Butt Mask 3.0
Jun 17 - 23      Y     Masks you've discovered so far in 2019. 
Meetup: Yadah All Day Mask Pack - Your pick Saturday June 22. Thank you @ShortErica!           Meet up: Bawdy Butt Mask 4.0 - The Finale 
Jun 24 - 30      Z      Masking Duel - Dare to compare 2 (or more!) masks in one session

This Week’s Theme: When you are getting Glam for a night out and want that Glow - which mask(s) is/are your tried and true go-to(s)?

Letter of the Week: “L”

 

Masking Surveys Thread: Curious about others' masking habits? Join the fun w/ @ShortErica: 

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Next Mask Meetup Info: Saturday, September 21st join @GalPalVal17 and @ShortErica to try out Lookatme's Watermelon Face Mask!

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We have scheduled monthly meetups as well as impromptu sessions because you cannot compare masks only once a month Smiley Very HappyPlease check the 2019 Schedule to see what meetups are coming up next. If you have an idea for a week’s Meetup or a particular month, tag me so I can add it to the schedule.

April: The Oozoo Rose Capsule, April 13th
May: Sephora Collection Mask - Honey Mask, May 4th (Thank you @missjeanie!) 
June: Bawdy Butt Mask Month. Let's try all four masks, one a Saturday (Thank you @faeriegirl!) On the 22nd we will also be trying out a Yadah mask - your pick, thanks to @ShortErica
July: @lmaster suggested a Crème Shop Sanrio Mask for our July 6th meetup, and you all voted for the My Melody Softer Than Cookies.

August: Biobelle Tutti Frutti Collection - the Peach is on deck for our mid-summer masking! Join us Saturday August 10th to compare notes on this mask. Then Saturday August 17th we will be comparing the Biobelle Pineapple mask. Thank you @lmaster@Shosh85 & @PrettyPaint for suggesting Biobelle!
September: @ShortErica and @GalPalVal17 are interested in everyone's thoughts on the Lookatme Watermelon Face Mask. Join us Saturday, September 21st for the fun!water.jpg

 

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Yay so happy to hear this was a 💗 for you too, @Shosh85! I forgot to look for any brightening effect😆 besides that, I’m with you-even though it had alcohol, my skin loved it. @heartsmyface has excellent taste in masks!

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@eshoe I definitely need backups of these, along with the Blue Sapphire one as well! 😃

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This sounds like such a great mask @Shosh85

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@PrettyPaint I loved it! 😍

oh this sounds lovely, fast results @Shosh85

oh this sounds lovely, fast results @Shosh85

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@lmaster The results were wonderful and I especially loved the brightening effect! 😃

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Some "D" Masks I just used this week!

First off, we have Sand & Sky's Australian Pink Clay Porefining Face Mask (so "D" isn't in the name, but it's meant to Detoxify and Brighten). It's supposed to clean out pores and help with blemishes and oiliness. You leave it on for about 10 minutes (I got distracted and left on for 15) and then wash off with warm water. It's hard for me to describe the scent, but I could smell clay (haha) and witch hazel mostly, so the scent isn't enjoyable exactly but it's pleasant. There's definitely a tightening feeling. It applies pink, but it turns whitish as the clay dries down (and it completely dries down to where you can see cracks). I really like this mask because I can actually see the results. My skin looked much smoother after removing it, and I could visibly see it cleaning out my pores. Again, you can definitely feel tightness while wearing it, so it may be slightly uncomfortable if you have extremely sensitive skin. I probably wouldn't be able to use this much in the winter, but it works great during the summer when my skin is more oily. Based on the results and cleaning of pores, this is an A for me and I would repurchase.

 

Ingredients:

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Kaolin (Australian Clay), Water, Bentonite, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Terminalia Ferdinandiana (Kakadu Plum) Fruit Extract, Centipeda Cunninghamii Extract (Old Man’s Weed), Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Liquorice) Root Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Undaria Pinnatifda (Kelp) Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Bark/Twig Extract, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Sterols, Garcinia Mangostana (Mangosteen) Fruit Extract, Rosmarinus Ofcinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Dehydroacetic Acid, Lactic Acid, CI 77491, Parfum*, Glycerin, Benzyl Alcohol, Limonene. *Natural

The next mask is I Dew Care Cake My Day Hydrating Sprinkle Wash-Off Mask. I think I must have received this one in an ulta sample bag at some point. The actual mask is quite pretty - there are rainbow sprinkles in it, and the main ingredients are hyalouronic acid, squalane, and glacier water. You keep it on for about 5-10 minutes (I did around 10). It stays creamy the whole time. Then you wash it off with water while massaging in the sprinkles. It smells very good (like birthday cake), though the scent isn't very strong. It was enjoyable to use, though I didn't see any huge results. My skin was maybe slightly more moisturized, but it seemed fairly temporary, so I wouldn't say it's quite as hydrating as I might like. I didn't experience any sensitivity, though, so that's always a plus. It's a fun one, but the results weren't amazing so I would probably give it a B/B-. 

 

 

Ingredients:

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Water, Glycerin, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Kaolin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Propanediol, Mannitol, Arachidyl Alcohol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Olivate, Behenyl Alcohol, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Xanthan Gum, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Arachidyl Glucoside, Sorbitan Olivate, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Carbomer, Tromethamine, Sucrose, Squalane, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Water, Fragrance, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Ultramarines (CI 77007), Allantoin, Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Chromium Hydroxide Green(CI 77289), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Glucose, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract.

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SAND & SKY - Australian Pink Clay Porefining Face Mask

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@PrettyPaint  I really like the Sand & Sky mask as well. I dont mind the hard dry down and like how its an easy wash off. Definitely leaves my face feeling clean and soft too.

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Glad to hear you are a fan too @GalPalVal17. I agree that it's really easy to wash off, especially for a clay mask. That's definitely a plus! Smiley Happy

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I haven't tried this Sand & Sky one yet @PrettyPaint , but I really liked the scrubby one and after hearing your review, I'll be ready to try this one!  And I just got that birthday cake mask from @lmaster  in Unicorn Mail!!  

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@missjeanie I think you would love the sand and sky clay mask, I think it smells so good actually

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All about a great scent @lmaster !

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@missjeanie  Oh, I haven't tried the scrubby one! I'll need to check it out if you like it. I'd love to hear what you think of the birthday cake mask. I seriously still am craving birthday cake now after using it. 

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Oh I'll have to try it this week @PrettyPaint !  I kinda wish I had it with me right now!

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I have the sand and sky mask on order, @PrettyPaint ! Can't wait to try it.

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@l8totheparty  I really hope you like it! Can't wait to hear your thoughts! Smiley Happy

I love the sand and sky mask @PrettyPaint I thought it sm...

I love the sand and sky mask @PrettyPaint I thought it smelled more fruity to me but it's definitely a great mask

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Glad you like it too @lmaster. My nose tends to detect random things, so I will definitely see if I can notice a fruit smell next time I use it!

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I still need to try something from Sand & Sky, @PrettyPaint - the consensus is pretty positive on the brand in general. The I Dew Care is cute! I especially like their mask brush, makes application soooooo much easier than using my fingertips!

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@eshoe  I definitely recommend the pink clay one for anyone that needs to clean out their pores. I just looked up the mask brush. It looks great, and easy to clean because it’s silicone. Thanks for mentioning this. I will probably add it to my ulta cart next time I need to meet a free ship minimum.

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It is SO easy to clean, @PrettyPaint. I can’t imagine masking without it now!

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