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2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

Happy fall, and welcome to the second half of the year! 🍂🍁🌾 Just a few weeks left in 2020, looking forward to finishing strong and starting fresh ☺️

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Thank you @Aaliaa for starting this thread, and giving us a place to share our love for masks💗 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. 

 

This Week’s Theme: Masking Duel Week II - time to contrast and compare your masks!

 

Letters of the Week:  R & I

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Jun 29 - Jul 5

A & Z

Masking Pet Peeves - use a mask that has some component that drives you crazy!

 

@ShortErica

Jul 6 - 12

B & Y

Masking Hacks - share your masking secrets that make your life easier and your skin happy

 

@eshoe

Jul13 - 19

C & X

Lip, Hand or Foot Masks to help that summer skin

  

Jul 20 - 26

D & W

’Weird Mask' Bubbling, Peeling, Colour changing other worldly wonders!

 

@aalia

Jul 27 - Aug 2

E & V

Multi-Masking How many masks can you use at one time or in One Day??

  

Aug 3 - 9

F & U

Blind Pick Your Mask - Let's make it fun to use the masks in our stash!

 

@veronika23

Aug 10 - 16

G & T

Sheet Mask Focus - from cotton to cupra, coconut gel to bio cellulose, what are your favorites and why?

  

Aug 17 - 23

H & S

Drugstore & Grocery Brands Week

 

@eshoe

Aug 24 - 30

I & R

3-Step Masks/Multi-Step Masks

 

@heartsmyface

Aug 31 - Sep 6

J & Q

Rainbow Week - Bring out the colorful masks in every hue

 

@sonnydee

Sep 7 - 13

K & P

Autumn Masks - Fall goodness in a mask

  

Sep 14 - 20

L & O

When you are getting GLAM for a night out and want that inner GLOW

  

Sep 21 - 27

M & N

BIC Made you do it! Masks recommended/inspired by other BIC members

  

Sep 28 - Oct 4

N & M

Sephora Collections Week - House Brand Goodness

  

Oct 5 - 11

O & L

Masks that Make you Hungry - Fall/Winter Edition

 

@itsfi

Oct 12 - 18

P & K

Forgotten Wonders - Shop your stash for an unloved mask

  

Oct 19 - 25

Q & J

Overnight Masks - Sleeping miracles in a jar

  

Oct 26 - Nov 1

R & I 

Masking Duel Week II

 

@eshoe

Nov 2 - 8

S & H

Buddy Up! Dare to compare the same mask with another BIC-er

 

@eshoe

Nov 9 - 15

T & G

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

 

@Aaliaa

Nov 16 - 22

U & F

Flash Masks - masks that do doubly duty in half the time

 

@eshoe

Nov 23 - 29

V & E

Morning Masking - Masks that help give a pep to your step

  

Nov 30 - Dec 6

W & D

Mask that would make a good band name (kinda silly, I know)

 

@PrettyPaint

Dec 7 - 13

X & C

Holiday Party Prep Mask

  

Dec 14 - 20

Y & B

Most Artistic Sheet Mask

 

@Kim888

Dec 21 - 27

Z & A

Favourite Masks of All-Time

 

@itsfi

Dec 28 - 31

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Masks you discovered this year

  

Mask of the Week Misc. Info & Previous Year's Links:

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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!

2020 Mask of the Week Challenge Part 1:

https://community.sephora.com/t5/Skincare-Aware/2020-Mask-of-the-Week-Challenge-PART-1/m-p/4995162/h...

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 

***New schedule will be up in November so planning can begin for the new year*** 

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Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

I absolutely understand that! @ShortErica 

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The masks from this Leaders line are nice @lmaster! 💕 There’s a nourishing honey / propolis one (black packaging) that your skin may like during the colder months. 🍯 

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I'll have to check that one out! @itsfi 

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Blind Picks: Multi-masking edition with a F for favorites 
 

(and a jump start on next week's "sheet mask focus" challenge)

I decided to do some more multi-masking last night and implemented another pseudo-random selection process. I grabbed three bags - in Bag #1, I put in a few wash-off masks that I knew would not irritate my skin as it recovers from a few spots. Bag #2 held a few pre-selected soothing sheet masks and Bag #3 contained several trial sized hair masks. Here are the trio of masks I drew:
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Wash Off Mask:
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Farmacy Honey Potion Renewing Antioxidant Hydration Mask is one of my favorite wash-off masks. The slight warming from the mask feels nice and relaxing, especially as it's cool outside. After about 25-30 minutes, I rinsed the mask off in the shower and with a microfiber wash cloth, and my skin felt soft, bouncy and hydrated.
Hair Mask:
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After applying the Farmacy mask, I worked a bit of the Briogeo Don't Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask, another favorite of mine, through the length of my damp hair and I very lightly apply whatever remains on my hands of the mask to the crown. Then I cover my hair with a shower cap and wrap a towel around my head to keep the mask from dripping everywhere. This also helps to retain some of the heat from the shower, which helps the ingredients from the hair mask better absorb into my hair. I leave the mask on for about 20 minutes before rinsing it out of my hair while washing off the Farmacy mask.
Sheet Mask:
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The Face Shop Dr. Belmeur Daily Repair Soothing Gauze Sheet Mask could also be a mask for tomorrow / next week's challenge, as the sheet mask material is a thin-ish, gauze-like fabric made with a patented lanseal technology and that adheres beautifully to the skin, like a soft, warm embrace. There's a rather unique feel to the mask - somewhat bouncy, stretchy and squishy at the same time. The mask is heavily saturated with a clear, thick-ish, jelly-like gel-serum that feels wet, but not runny. Interestingly, once you apply the mask, it feels like the gel-serum almost transforms into a more watery-like though still viscous essence - as if upon contact with the warmth of the skin, the gel thins itself out. Also interesting is the scent which seems to be light blend of fresh, subtly medicinal and slightly citrus-y scents. 
 
Directions call for 20 minutes of wear time, but there's enough serum for double that amount of time. I left it on for 30 minutes and there was still quite a bit of serum remaining on my face when I removed the sheet. I also get a very slight tacky-to-the-touch feel to the skin immediately after it's absorbed all the essence, but it doesn't linger. As for the results, my dehydrated, combo skin that's slowly recovering from a bad reaction to a concealer could not be happier - the two largest and angriest spots near my chin look noticeably less angry, less red, and my skin feels hydrated and moisturized and looks refreshed and less dull.  This mask really does calm, soothe, nourish, refresh and brighten the skin. In keeping with the letters of the week, it's an F for fabulous and a U for the ultimate skin savior for dehydrated, dry, sensitive and irritated skin. 
 
This mask is a definite repurchase - in fact, I would break my sheet mask no buy to do so, but fortunately I don't have to - I picked up a couple of these earlier this year, not realizing I already had one! Ha! I'd like to say I must have subconsciously knew I would like it and that's why I picked up multiple back-ups, but I'm sure I just forgot I already had this particular mask from the line. 🙂

Ingredients:
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Water, Methylpropanediol, Propanediol, 1,2-hexanediol, Peg/ppg-17/6 Copolymer, Panthenol, Glycerin, Betaine, Phytosphingosine, Betula Platyphylla Japonica Juice, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Water, Natto Gum, Corchorus Olitorius Leaf Extract, Monarda Didyma Leaf Extract, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, Spiraea Ulmaria Extract, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Allantoin, Beta-glucan, Trehalose, Butylene Glycol, Trisodium Edta, Acrylates/c10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Tromethamine, Peg-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Benzyl Alcohol, Dehydroacetic Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Fragrance

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

These all sound wonderful @itsfi 

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@itsfi  I love your strategy for blind picking! Looks/sounds like you picked a great trio! It's funny, "a soft warm embrace," is also how I'd describe the Honey Potion 😉 Glad you had such a nice masking session! 

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Oh my goodness, yes!! You’re so right about the Farmacy honey potion @Shosh85! 🍯💛 I really love that mask. It’s so good. 

The “blind pick” challenge is such a fun one, but my skin can be so picky at times (or all the time, really), and it is especially that way now, that I can’t just go into my stash at random to pick one out. It should be easier to do going forward with the new sheet mask organization system I have in mind, but that may mean no more “creative” ways to picking out a mask. 

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@itsfi "a soft warm embrace" 🤗 love that description

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It feels so nice @lmaster! ♥️ “Blanket”, “hug”, “warm embrace”, etc. - they’re my way of conveying calming, cozy comfort. 😍

 

Have you tried the your peace.  Lanseal sheet masks?

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The material on the your peace. ones are so much thicker; I’d liken the feel to that “ahhhh” that comes after climbing into bed and pulling a plush but weighted blanket over you - relaxing. The Dr. Belmeur is a lot thinner and instead of feeling like a weighted blanket, it’s more like the throw you toss over yourself before hopping on the couch with a cup of tea or cocoa - calming and comforting. 

 

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@itsfi yes I have and they are the most luxurious mask I've tried to date!

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@itsfi great masking - the briogeo hair mask is always so great!

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Agree @Kim888! My favorite of the Briogeo hair mask is the LE honey one in the bear packaging. 🍯 🐻 This one is a solid “go to”. Have you tried the new Briogeo avocado hair mask? 🥑 

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My mask from last week. It was ok, not the best and not the worst.

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@Samtian  I've tried a few masks from this line (including this one) and kinda thought they were all just "meh." Sorry to hear this one was unimpressive for you!

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@Shosh85 That is good to know, thank you.

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@Samtian, hmmm... “meh” is better than “nooooo!!” 😉 Sorry to hear this wasn’t a wow for you. Guess you’ll just have to keep trying other propolis masks to find one that is. 😆 

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@itsfi Yep! I'm not sure if I have anymore, I'll have to check.

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This one looks familiar @Samtian I can't recall if it smells like honey

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@lmaster Not that I noticed.

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@Samtian that's what I thought when I seen the packaging but wasn't certain

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That's shame that it was so meh for you, @Samtian

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