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2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

Welcome to a new year of masking adventures!


Thank you @Aaliaa for starting this thread two years ago, and giving us a place to share our love for masks. Below is the 2020 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:  Special Occasion Masks - the mask(s) you use to pamper yourself - a big thank you to @itsfi for for this week’s challenge!

Letters of the Week: “G” and "T”

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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!

O for some Origins, Ole & oops I forgot to use this mask last night (but just tried it):

oops.jpgOH, Origins, Hwangkumhee & Tatcha

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The OLEHENRIKSEN - Cold Plunge Pore Maskis a soothing mud mask that doesn't dry down and has a nice cooling effect. Plus it's very pretty on! I meant to use the sheet mask last night but didn't quite get there. I did however finish with the ORIGINS - Drink Up™ Intensive Overnight Hydrating Mask with Avocado & Swiss Glacier Waterwhich is a love. I realized after a few uses that it bears close resemblance to the YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Superberry Hydrate + Glow Dream Mask in every category. Hydration, scent, consistency...very, very similar. The YTTP is slightly thicker (really such a small difference, I think I only notice because it's in a jar).

So tonight I tried the Hwangkumhee One Shot Hamamalis Calming Mask. Nice fit, ample serum, and a fragrance that would not quit. It is pleasant, but just not what I was hoping for tonight, though I would go for it some other time. Tackiness was there, but post moisturizer is completely gone. A B+ for tonight's sheet mask.

Ingredients:
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Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@eshoe  I just posted a review on the Hwangkumhee One Shot Hamamalis Calming Mask as well before seeing/reading yours. I didn't get the strong scent you describe and I typically  have a sensitive nose to strong scents. Maybe my allergies are acting up more than I thought and I'm stuffed.. lol  But I do agree with your over all review - pleasant. 

that's quite interesting @eshoe I might actually like a t...

that's quite interesting @eshoe I might actually like a thinner version 🤔

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This looks like a nice line up, @eshoe

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Worked well, the Origins always does a nice job of tidying up things @quspork 

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@eshoe Sounds like a great group of masks! 😃 I love that Origins mask! It's definitely one of my most favorites! 🙌

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This Ole Cold Plunge mask....sounds like something I may want to try. How similar are the effects to the BOSCIA - Charcoal Pore Pudding Intensive Wash-Off Treatment?

@eshoe 

@lmaster (tagging you because I know you use the pore pudding)

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

I'd say the cold plunge is way more intense @l8totheparty I have not used them close together, but I could almost bet the cold plunge does a better job

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Ok, thank you!  Once I get through this (will take me years I'm sure!) Then I'll try the Ole lol 

@lmaster 

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No problem @l8totheparty the boscia pudding is a fun mask tho 😆

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O is for Only 1 left!

 

This was the last Dewpiel mask in my collection.  As mentioned before, I wish there were more.  This thick cream on the large cotton (largest I've ever had!) Mask was lovely. No scent, no tackiness, and soft, bright skin. This is a win!  Would also make a good morning mask, but, like, there's no more.20191012_224151.jpgWonderful!

I'm thankful for good masks 🥰

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@l8totheparty, you love these masks!!! Happy that you were able to try them! Sounds wonderful!

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@l8totheparty you make such a good point - good masks make all the other ones worthwhile. I am thankful for them too, and I've learned after a number of discontinued masks not to worry - there are always new ones popping up that surprise us!

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@l8totheparty  So sad, because it sounds wonderful! Love masks with a cream serum!👍😃 Is there really no chance they're just doing repackaging/re-formulation?

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Wouldn't it be nice if they were just repackaging!  I'll have to google search the company every couple months in hopes of coming across the masks again. @Shosh85 

@l8totheparty such teasers they are!!

@l8totheparty such teasers they are!!

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O is for OilF2A4E4B9-7A2E-4CEC-8AF0-096D17E924E3.jpeg

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MISSHA Oil Soak Mask

This is a super thin and meshy cotton sheet mask that was saturated with a silky serum that had a light smell of roses. It had a nice fit - just a little too long at the chin. The adherence was good and it was very comfortable to wear the half hour I had it on. The leftover serum absorbed very quickly but left behind some slight tackiness that lasted about 15 minutes. My face looked a little brighter, felt comfortably hydrated and had a nice glow.

I really enjoyed this one and would definitely repurchase.

Ingredients:

Water, Glycereth-26, Glycerin, PEG/PPG-17/6 Copolymer, Bis-PEG-18 Methyl Dimethyl Silane, Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Propylene Glycol, PVM/MA Copolymer, Xanthan Gum, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Sodium Hyaluronate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter Fruit, Lecithin, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Cyclomethicone, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Hexylene Glycol, Hydroxyacetophenone, Disodium EDTA, Hexanediol, Fragrance

 

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Oil masks are hit and miss for me, which is odd since my skin is both dehydrated and dry/drier in the fall/winter 🤷🏻‍♀️, but this one sounds good. 🤩 The combo of it being a  Missha mask and@Shosh85 approved masks definitely makes it a “must try” mask for me. 🥰

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@itsfi  I was surprised with this one! It wasn't at what I expected- I totally thought the serum would be more of an oil and the scent would be floral/perfumy, so I'm pretty happy how it turned out 😃👍

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Despite being a little perfume-y, Missha masks seem overall great @Shosh85. I've enjoyed everyone I've tried! I like how you articulated that your skin 'felt comfortably hydrated.' It's frustrating to have tight-feeling skin after a full masking routine. 

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@eshoe  Both the scent and serum surprised me with this one - totally thought it'd be perfumy, like you mentioned, and also thought the serum would be more oily. I was pleased with how it turned out 😃