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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 and giving us a place to share our love for masks💗 Below is the 2020 schedule. Post as frequently or infrequently as you would like, with or without following the challenge. We love hearing about every masking experience, and suggestions are always welcome. Looking forward to sharing some new masking 💖 with you all this year!

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This Week’s Theme: Vitamins Week - masks that nourish your skin with vitamins and minerals. Many thanks to @Kim888 for this week's theme!

Letters of the Week: “U” and “F”

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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 

 

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

@Kim888  Those creme shop eye patches look great! I definitely think I'll try those out. Thanks for the review. 

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@Kim888 these just look so cool, bit the price oouchh 🤣

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Those TCS eye masks are just too cute, @Kim888! Thanks for your comparison of the BioMiracle and Peace Out patches. 

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Those eye gems from The Creme Shop are adorable @Kim888! TCS seems to be putting out some great products year after year since I first learned of them on BIC! 💖 

Not gonna lie, the microneedling patches both fascinate and scare me ... would you repurchase these bio miracle patches?

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@itsfi I would if I wanted some instant plumping! This one showed people potentially putting them under their eyes and I wouldn't be willing to risk that, but these were fairly mild for forehead lines or between eyebrows. 

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The @Kim888  The Creme Shop eye patches really are  so cute! Glad they were effective too!!

I've never used the Peace Out eye patches, but it's good to know theres a more affordable option 👍

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@Shosh85 they do always have such cute packaging !

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@Kim888 Hmm, now I kinda wanna put the micro needle patches to the test. They sound like a great alternative to the pricier Peace Out ones. I also have those Creme Shop eye patches (I love the way they look) but haven’t used them yet. Note to self! 

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Placenta and snail, though veggie placenta is kinda cheatingSmiley WinkA71D68B3-E6D7-4D02-BC55-C18B3462947D.jpeg

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The Passion & Beyond Intensive Ampoule Phytoplacenta piqued my interest after trying another placenta mask during last year’s gross week challenge. It was a relief to discover placenta can originate from soybeans, and in the case of this mask, rye. So even though it sounds kinda gross, it’s really not!

 

I opened the mask and was greeted by a very strong, Irish Spring-type scent, bordering on men’s cologne. It unfolded easily and I applied it to my face carefully, adjusted the numerous slits to enhance fit. They were the oddest cuts-a couple were 90-degree angles. It felt a little unnecessary, but at least it fit well. I left it on around 15 minutes, and promptly removed. My skin was soooooooo very tacky. Ten minutes later the tackiness stubbornly remained and I rinsed it off; it just felt like a thick layer sitting on my skin. Despite the lackluster experience with this one, it made me smile. Not since the Glow Loudey stinky-shoe scented mask have I encountered one that stuck out so sorely. A solid C.

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The ElishaCoy Snail Hydrogel Eye Patches were recently reviewed here, I think by @PrettyPaint. Very comfy, and for such a slimy patch, adheres pretty well. I have been wearing them under my sheet masks, which helps to secure them in place. They feel like they give a generous amount of hydration, and as far as I can tell, are unscented. Another snail 🐌 for the win!

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I read placenta @eshoe, and cringed, and then abandoned this for a second before continuing to read, lol. Didn't realize a plant could make placenta, but I guess some plants have ovules, so that's neat!

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Sometimes I’m surprised with the number of masks tested there aren’t more outright fails @eshoe . You know it’s bad when you need to wash off though!

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Yikes a C @eshoe the tackiness sounds like it would feel uncomfortable, thanks for the info

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its Just my opinion @lmaster, I would try others from the brand but no thanks to this one again in the future.

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Huh- I had no idea vegetable placenta was a thing, @eshoe. Too bad the mask was underwhelming. 

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Someone mentioned wondering about little soybean belly buttons, @quspork 

 

@Shosh85 @missjeanie @ShortErica 

  

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Eek! That gross one didn't seem to pan out. Maybe it's a sign you need to opt for non-veggie placenta @eshoe. Smiley Wink

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That’s what I’m thinking, @ShortErica - the placenta mask I used before was a Mediheal one, and it didn’t specify Phytoplacenta so I’m guessing it was animal derived😶

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@eshoe, the placenta sheet mask sounds like it might make a good mask before makeup, though I’m not so sure about the scent on it. Yay for snail under eye gels. 🐌 

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I considered that, @itsfi, and might if not for the scent! One of the tackiest masks I’ve used in a long time. Reminded me of the Banobagi foils, those were pretty tacky (but cool-looking), too.

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@eshoe  Too bad the placenta mask was unimpressive. I'm not sure I could've handled that scent 😬

The snail eye patches sound great! Glad to hear it was a winner. 😃

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@Shosh85 yeah I was hoping for a little more from that mask, but not all was lost! I’m very happy with  the snail gels, I might even pick up a few more. But yes, they are right in the six-month window you heard from Facetory. No time to waste!

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