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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:  Gross Masks - whether it's the ingredients, scent or results, share the details please! - thank you @Aaliaa for this beloved challenge!

Letters of the Week: “H” and "S”

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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!

@Shosh85 It was great! I’m kind of annoyed at the pricing on their single-use masks but they have expanded so rapidly that I’m not surprised. Should be priced around $3, I think it may have been $5? But definitely one I would use again and feel comfortable gifting to a non-frequent masker.

oh I love the rainbow colors on your review @eshoe and I'...

oh I love the rainbow colors on your review @eshoe and I've yet to try this Pacifica mask!! 🙌💓

Re: oh I love the rainbow colors on your review @eshoe and I'...

Their packaging is pretty @lmaster - I am going to try that bubbling/foaming one you did recently. My daughter has asked that I take her on a skincare shopping trip so I’m toying around with what to go for. I know this brand is at least pretty clean. She loves my La La but she needs an entry-level moisturizer 😂

Re: oh I love the rainbow colors on your review @eshoe and I'...

How sweet!! @eshoe mother daughter skincare shopping extravaganza!!

2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

we're going with End of the Earth here... Betterskin volcanic Ash from Jeju island. interesting very very interesting this mask... this is the type of mask I need,, yes need in my life!! I've been searching for something like this for at least a year. it's a 2 piece clay brown colored mask, each piece is protected in two separate films, which this particular mask needs. placement was awkward because I really didn't know what to expect, I successfully placed the two pieces on my face and the fit was excellent. directions say to leave it on for 45-60 min or until it dries. it reminded me of a plastic cast 😂 and it also reminded me of a pore strip mask,, but for your whole face!! and a peel off mask all in 1. the scent was very earthy, not my favorite. after it dried down about 45 minutes it said to peel the mask off from the bottom, up. exfoliating ummm absolutely!! pores looked amazing!! it did hurt in areas that had more peach fuzz but not excruciating pain. totally impressed, I'm buying more of these asap!! if your are sensitive to peeling masks, this wouldn't be a great choice.

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@lmaster  These clay/mud sheet masks are great! - they always seem to fit perfect too😉 I have this one in my stash to try still, so I'm happy to hear you loved it! 😃🙌

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I loved how it was a peel off clay mask!! Genius absolutely genius @Shosh85 😆

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@lmaster  well this sounds like a very interesting mask. Love your description of it but even more love your results. 

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@lmaster I’m both superb intrigued and a bit scared by the “pore strip for the whole face” descriptor. 😃 

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@itsfi its another unique experience, it really pulled those pores 🤣

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OH i've never tried a mask like this before! Thank you for your review! I'll have to keep an eye out for this one. I love the phrase, "pore strip mask, but for your whole face" haha @lmaster 

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Yep it looked like a nose strip after I peeled it off too 😆 @scott1201 

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Youve really peaked my interest here @lmaster ! I’m kinda digging the lore strip for your face idea lol.  Where did you pick this one up?

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@missjeanie facetory!! It's very interesting! If you get clogged pores on your cheeks like I do 🙄 this is a savior

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I'm going to be off-challenge all week but also trying new masks so... forgive me? Smiley Happy

 

Factr Facetory mask:

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The material of this mask was a very thick cotton. When I first pulled it out of the packaging I did not have high hopes. Normally, thick cotton masks don't adhere well and seem to dry up without hydrating my skin. However! This one somehow stuck right to my face (without the mask holder) and the serum was a thick, white, serum. There was literally none left in the package so I guess the mask had soaked it all up. It felt great when it put it on! Super cooling, almost in a tingly way but not tingle like acid, but tingle like it was just really cold. It was bone dry after about half an hour. Would use again!

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The cooling effect sounds very interesting on this one @scott1201!

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@scott1201  This one sounds great - especially that cooling effect! I have a different mask by this brand and I'm hoping it turns out just as nice! 😃

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@scott1201  it's always nice when a mask works out better than expected. Sounds like you enjoyed this one plenty. 

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Thicker masks can be a great ‘comforting’ feeling to me if they adhere well.  Glad this one worked out so well @scott1201 !

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7 days of masks:

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Monday- tried and true Amorepacific enzyme peeling Masque 
Tuesday- Origins Hello Calm- nice, soft, calm.
Wednesday- dr. Brandt Hydro biotic recovery sleeping mask- aww yeah
Thursday- Origins Drink Up intensive- delicious smelling, hydration 
Friday- Boscia pore pudding- deep clean and soft. I was worried about the clay portion of this mask, but it was lovely.
Saturday- innisfree jeju lava seawater cream mask- smells like I'd imagine lava seawater to smell like. 
Sunday- Farmacy Honey Potion mask.  Warm, moisturizing. 

My skin liked all of these, and the Saturday comment to me was: how do you look so refreshed?  
Me: it's the makeup.
Inner me: and the skincare.
My skin glowed all week.

Also I made myself a face care schedule, and although many days I forgot things, I think the consistency of the bigger items helped.

Question: does anyone pair wash off or leave on masks regularly with their whole regular skincare routine as well as sheet masks on top of it?  I had sheet masks on my list to do on top of everything else, and by the end of each routine I wondered if it was just too much and I didn't do them.

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Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

A lovely masking line up, @l8totheparty! To answer your question about pairing, like several people below mentioned, if I do a pore-care wash-off mask (clay or mud, or something with exfoliating ingredients) then I'll usually follow it with a hydrating sheet mask later in my routine. If I'm using a hydrating wash-off mask (Fresh's Rose mask, for example) then I'll skip the sheet mask. Sleep masks get added depending on how dry or dehydrated my skin is feeling. 

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