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2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

Welcome to the 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge!


Thank you @Aaliaa for starting this thread two years ago, and giving us a place to share our love for masks. Below is the new schedule. 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. Looking forward to sharing some new masking ❀️ with you all this year!

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This Week’s Theme:  Clean Week - Masks that give your skin a boost without the guilt

Letter of the Week: β€œD” and "W”

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Jan 1 - Jan 5A & ZMask Stash Clean-Out! Finish those masks before they expire.l8totheparty/ShortErica
Jan 6 - 12B & YMasks that Make you Hungryitsfi
Jan 13 - 19C & XFavourite 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 20 - 26D & WClean Week - Masks that give your skin a boost without the guilteshoe
Jan 27 - Feb 2E & VTransportation Masking
@lmaster/@ShortErica/@missjeanie
Feb 3 - 9F & U

Best fitting mask - Mask that best fits your facial featuresPrettyPaint
Feb 10 - 16G & TSpecial Occasion Masks - the mask(s) you use to pamper yourselfitsfi
Feb 17 - 23H & SGross Masks - whether it's the scent or results, share the details please!Aaliaa
Feb 24 - Mar 1I & RSnubbed It: Masks you don't want to use & are continually passed overShortErica
Mar 2 - 8J & QFemale Owned Brands - In honour of Women's Day March 8thAaliaa
Mar 9 - 15K & PMasks Good Enough to Eat
heartsmyface
Mar 16 - 22L & OSample that made you buy the FS - You tried it, and decided to buy it!itsfi
Mar 23 - 29M & NFavourite Smelling Masks - Watermelon, Kale, Spa?? 
Mar 30 - Apr 5N & MMask While You Task
l8totheparty
Apr 6 - 12O & LMost Outrageous Mask ClaimsShortErica
Apr 13 - 19P & KHi-Lo Week: Mix or duel of $$$$ and $ masks 
Apr 20 - 26Q & JSample Dive - I know we have them!Aaliaa
Apr 27 - May 3R & ITargeted Skin Concern - Mask to address a current skin issuePrettyPaint
May 4 -10S & HOvernight Masks - Sleeping miracles in a jar 
May 11 - 17T & GMask with a PartnerAlphaboo
May 18 - 24U & FVitamins Week - masks that nourish your skin with vitamins and mineralskim888
May 25 - 31V & EBest/Cutest Printed MaskShosh85
Jun 1 - 7W & DMask that best describes your personality or moodPrettyPaint
Jun 8 - 14X & CFruits & Veggies Week - masks that use natural goodness to nourish your skinKeana1
Jun 15 - 21Y & BForgotten Wonders - Shop your stash for an unloved mask
missjeannie
Jun 22 - 28Z & AMasking Duel - Dare to compare 2 (or more!) masks in one sessioneshoe
Jun 29 - Jul 5A & ZMasking Pet Peeves - use a mask that has some component that drives you crazy!ShortErica
Jul 6 - 12B & YMasking Hacks - share your masking secrets that make your life easier and your skin happyeshoe
Jul13 - 19C & XLip, Hand or Foot Masks to help that summer skin 
Jul 20 - 26D & W’Weird Mask' Bubbling, Peeling, Colour changing other worldly wonders!Aalia
Jul 27 - Aug 2E & VMulti-Masking How many masks can you use at one time or in One Day?? 
Aug 3 - 9F & U Blind Pick Your Mask - Let's make it fun to use the masks in our stash!veronika23
Aug 10 - 16G & T
Sheet Mask Focus - from cotton to cupra, coconut gel to bio cellulose, what are your favorites and why?
 
Aug 17 - 23H & SDrugstore & Grocery Brands Weekeshoe
Aug 24 - 30I & R3-Step Masks/Multi-Step Masks
heartsmyface
Aug 31 - Sep 6J & QRainbow Week - Bring out the colorful masks in every hueSonnydee
Sep 7 - 13K & PAutumn Masks - Fall goodness in a mask 
Sep 14 - 20L & OWhen you are getting GLAM for a night out and want that inner GLOW 
Sep 21 - 27M & N BIC Made you do it! Masks recommended/inspired by other BIC members 
Sep 28 - Oct 4N & MSephora Collections Week - House Brand Goodness 
Oct 5 - 11O & LMasks that Make you Hungry - Fall/Winter Editionitsfi
Oct 12 - 18P & KForgotten Wonders - Shop your stash for an unloved mask 
Oct 19 - 25Q & JOvernight Masks - Sleeping miracles in a jar 
Oct 26 - Nov 1R & IMasking Duel Week II 
Nov 2 - 8S & HBuddy Up! Dare to compare the same mask with another BIC-ereshoe
Nov 9 - 15T & GGross/Odd/Unusual Ingredients - Spirulina, donkey milk, bee venom, snail mucous - what masks have you used that have strange ingredients?Aaliaa
Nov 16 - 22U & FFlash Masks - masks that do doubly duty in half the timeeshoe
Nov 23 - 29V & EMorning Masking - Masks that help give a pep to your step 
Nov 30 - Dec 6W & DMask that would make a good band name (kinda silly, I know)PrettyPaint
Dec 7 - 13X & CHoliday Party Prep Mask 
Dec 14 - 20Y & BMost Artistic Sheet MaskKim888
Dec 21 - 27Z & AFavourite Masks of All-Timeitsfi
Dec 28 - 31123Masks you discovered this year

2019 Mask of the Week Main Thread & Misc. Info:

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To Post:
Each week features a different theme, as well as a letter of the alphabet for coming up with new masking ideas. 

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!

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

2019 Mask of the Week Challenge:
https://community.sephora.com/t5/Skincare-Aware/2019-Mask-of-the-Week-Challenge/m-p/4497678/highligh...
2018 Mask of the Week Challenge:

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

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

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Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

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Cosmetea T1 Hydrating Tea Ampoule Mask

This is a super thin and transparent cotton sheet mask that was drenched with a floral scented serum. The eye holes on the mask were too big, but because the material was so thin, smooshing them down smaller was easy and made the rest of the mask fit perfect. The mask adherence very well and was comfortable to wear the half hour I had it on. When I removed it, the serum leftover was a little tacky but it all absorbed in about 5 minutes. My face felt soft and smooth and very comfortably hydrated.

This was a decent hydration mask, but I wouldn't say it was anything special and I didn't love the scent. I'd use again but wouldn't repurchase.AE4E4903-1C6C-4D8D-8A17-3CC1D4A58915.jpeg

 

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

I haven’t seen this Cosmetea line before - do you know if it’s a different line from the other Cosmetea sheet masks or the same mask but just repackaged? Oolong tea sounded interesting @Shosh85, but I’m not sure about the floral scent on this one. 

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@itsfi  I'm pretty sure it's a whole different line. πŸ€” I definitely wasn't crazy about the floral scent and think that's what made the mask just ok to me. 

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Interesting to hear about other Cosmetea masks, @Shosh85. From the packaging, I expected much better results. Goes to show it's what it on the inside that counts Smiley Happy 

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That's absolutely right, @eshoe πŸ˜‰ I liked this one, but the packaging definitely made me expect a little more than what I got πŸ˜ƒ

@Shosh85 I know I've used this one in the past...I think...

@Shosh85 I know I've used this one in the past...I think 🀦 good to know your thoughts, so I don't have to run and use it πŸ˜‚

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@lmaster  It was nice, but definitely not life changing πŸ˜‰

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This sounds like it'd be a good filler mask, @Shosh85. Thanks for the review on this one!

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@quspork It was pretty decent and definitely in the filler mask category. I think the scent is what made it a, "use again, but not repurchase," kind of mask for me. 

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I am behind schedule and I see lots of O's so I'm going with it:Joeur, Lookatme, Dior & ElemisSpoiler (Highlight to read)The Joeur is verypleasant and unscented, but not as sticky-icky as I like. I will happily finish it bit would not purchase a FS. The Elemis Pro-Collagen Rose Cleanser is a balm and I like those left on awhile prior to masking.Gives my skin some extra hydration I feel. The scent on this one is soft rose, a bit perfume but I like! The Dior Dreamskin 1-Minute Mask (thank you @heartsmyface!) is just what I would imagine a luxe mask to be - very moisturizing with a perfumed scent that remains even after a light rinsing. With certain lines, when you love the scent, it's a verycomforting thing to find it in every skin care product the brand offers. This was a bit strong for me, but I could see myself growing into it eventually. A B+ only because the scent was too much; the hydration was very nice.The Lookatme Collagen Face Mask was a gift from another generous masker, @faeriegirl (thank you!). By now, I have heard about this one from many others here. It doesn't seem to be the favorite overall, but a pleasant enough mask. I found it enjoyable, with a good fit, light and unobtrusive scent and zero tackiness remaining after I removed it. Love that little bonus, an A for that.The Joeur is verypleasant and unscented, but not as sticky-icky as I like. I will happily finish it bit would not purchase a FS. The Elemis Pro-Collagen Rose Cleanser is a balm and I like those left on awhile prior to masking.Gives my skin some extra hydration I feel. The scent on this one is soft rose, a bit perfume but I like! The Dior Dreamskin 1-Minute Mask (thank you @heartsmyface!) is just what I would imagine a luxe mask to be - very moisturizing with a perfumed scent that remains even after a light rinsing. With certain lines, when you love the scent, it's a verycomforting thing to find it in every skin care product the brand offers. This was a bit strong for me, but I could see myself growing into it eventually. A B+ only because the scent was too much; the hydration was very nice.The Lookatme Collagen Face Mask was a gift from @faeriegirl another generous masker, (thank you!). By now, I have heard about this one from many others here. It doesn't seem to be the favorite overall, but a pleasant enough mask. I found it enjoyable, with a good fit, light and unobtrusive scent and zero tackiness remaining after I removed it. Love that little bonus, an A for that.

Joeur, Lookatme, Dior & ElemisJoeur, Lookatme, Dior & Elemis

I love that cute pic!! reminds me of Wilbur from Charlott...

I love that cute pic!! reminds me of Wilbur from Charlottes web @eshoe

Re: I love that cute pic!! reminds me of Wilbur from Charlott...

Ha yes it does, @lmaster! Charlotte kind of scared me, spiders have always been one of my biggest fears. My family was camping when I was in HS, and it was before bedtime we were all sitting around the campfire roasting marshmallows. My Dad very calmly said, β€œEveryone lift your feet reeeeeal slowly,” and we watched a tarantula crawl across the ground between us. Terrified to sleep that night, let me tell yaπŸ˜‚

Re: I love that cute pic!! reminds me of Wilbur from Charlott...

Ok yeah @eshoe that would be extremely unsettling!!! 😱 Now a little spider with thin legs, those don't bother me,,, it's those big fat thick ones that make me cringe!!!! πŸ•·οΈ

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I’m glad you liked the Collagen mask @eshoe!

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@faeriegirl Thank you so much for sending it my way, as well as a few other masksπŸ˜„

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@eshoe  Sounds like some successful masking! Glad you enjoyed everything! I wouldn't say the Collagen LookAtMe mask is my most favorite from the line, but I did enjoy it as well!πŸ˜ƒ

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Yep learning more everyday that an uneventful masking is the best kind @Shosh85 πŸ˜‰

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@eshoe  Haha - at "I see lots of O's." I've been having trouble finding much for the O theme this week other than the oozoo bear masks and I think I posted about those before. Anyhow, I'm so glad to have found the new thread! I liked the collagen lookatme results, but I think I remember the fit was really strange on me for some reason. It's always so interesting to hear how masks fit various people in different ways. 

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Aghhhh I am so sorry I did not tag you!! I was having such a difficult time scanning the old thread, I went through a few pages and tagged names and then started having issues tagging πŸ™„ I am so glad you found it too!!! Thank you for being so persistent πŸ˜„ If you have any ideas for challenge weeks next year, let me know, too.

2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

I'm going with O for Oil again with this Pacifica pineapple bubbles clarifying mask... love how it says slay oil and dirt πŸ˜† I've used this mask a couple times before, but my sinuses must have been acting up because, I could definitely smell the pineapple this go round! and it smelled amazing!! it is pinkish color, I'm assuming that's from the clay, you pump it into your hands and smooth it all over your entire face,, then it starts to bubble. it was tingling πŸ™Œ not a hurting type tho, more like a tickle. I left it on for 20 minutes, and wiped it off with my wet makeup eraser, and it came off very nicely. it says you can also tissue it off instead of rinsing,,idk if I'll ever do it that way. my skin initially was so so soft while it was wet, after my skin dried, it really felt clean and clarified, 100% i will continue to use this one, and probably repurchase after I'm out. it gets an A

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I’m happy to hear this gets an A from you @lmaster, but I have to confess that my first thought was β€œdoes it smell like pineapple?” Nice that you were able to pick up a pineapple scent! 🍍 

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