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2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

Happy fall, and welcome to the second half of the year! 🍂🍁🌾 10 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: Overnight Masks - Sleeping miracles in a 🏺 jar🌟

 

Letters of the Week:  Q & J

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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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Agree @Shosh85! 👊🏼 I love seeing all the sets too! 😍 My wallet, on the other hand, cringes. 💸💸😬😆 

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N for night new to me

Fresh peony brightening night treatment mask, it's expensive & massive but not on Sephora's site. 

Laneige grapefruit lip mask

Fit?cream mask

 

Smell? I'm beginning to think alot of fresh products have that cucumber smell to them.-except for the rose line of course. It's tolerable but I can see myself getting sick of it. 

 

Consistency?creamy, thin, white but it will blend in nicely to your skin. 

 

Ease of use?spreads easily, but turns greasy feeling & makes me look greasy. Maybe that's their brightening they promise.🤷 it's not sticky, which is good but I scratched my face & came up with gunk under my nails. 😐(This is hour 3)you don't have to wash off remainder because the site says every thing will be soaked in. 

 

Would I  purchase/try again? Depends on how I wake up tomorrow😁 if I would try this again. But the smell would most likely keep me from buying this. And the tub is huge. Drier skin would appreciate this more. 

Lip mask:

I like the different flavors they have, I found I personally have to use a good amount for it to soften my lips. This smells good so it may be a fs purchase. Nothing like my OG bite but that's been discontinued. I like to also use these during the day. 

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@sonnydee, I have not tried that Fresh mask ... yet. 😆 I think the scent may keep me from that (and because I’d want to try a sample first). Fresh’s signature cucumber scent isn’t bad, but it’s something I need to be in the mood for.

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When you are hungry for a salad @itsfi 😁 I totally get that - use a sample first. I try to use a foil over a ds anyday!🤗

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😂 @sonnydee, that made me laugh. I will be sure to smell my salad during lunch today. 🥗 😝 

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It's so disappointing when masks only come in size XL, @sonnydee. It would be so cool if Sephora had a 'mask bar' where you could build your own DS kit of like three, five, or seven masks. So many of the Fresh masks intrigue me, but the size and cost are prohibitive. 

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Or fresh could just do a holiday mini collection set of just their masks.  Im sure it would sell & you would get a good feel for their masks. But the cucumber smell would get to me🤢 @eshoe 

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I'm not much for cucumber scent either @sonnydee 

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I wouldve been ok with even floral @lmaster just to mix it up😕

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I forget if I've asked which if your favorite flavor @sonnydee. I still have to try the grapefruit mini I have.

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Yea, you have but it's ok. I understand 'mom brain'😘😂  i think its still apple lime. @ShortErica 

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"Mom brain" is such a thing! Thanks for the reminder @sonnydee. That's another one that's still on deck for me. In good news, I successfully finished my vanilla mini this week!

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Congrats! @ShortErica such a great feeling to pan. I got excited last night, almost can see some pan in my caramel lip balm. 

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Ooo exciting @sonnydee!

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Huh- I didn't realize Sephora wasn't selling this one anymore. I tried a whole tube (I guess now it's in a jar?) of this years ago, @sonnydee and unfortunately saw no real results. I hope you see some brightening in the morning! 

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When I woke up I wasn't sticky or greasy if anything I look matte.... @quspork  I think I have another foil that I'll hold onto. It didn't make me break out & I think it might be a good one to use in the winter

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All aboard the (M = ) Merbliss train! Last night I decided to follow along with everyone else who’s recently used the Merbliss Wedding Dress Aloe Honey Soothing Clear Seal Mask. 

 

Trying a mask that's liked or loved by many.Trying a mask that's liked or loved by many.

Notes: 

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Claims: Boosts immunity; soothes and hydrates skin; makes skin supple. “Our fresh and light Aloe & Honey mask is non-sticky and quickly absorbed.” 

 

Ingredients: I’m glad there’s no royal jelly in this mask because I’m still not sure it actually does anything beneficial compared to propolis and honey, aside from maybe help hydrate skin by binding water molecules. I’ll have to see what the latest scientific study consensus is for royal jelly… I remember seeing a passing mention somewhere that clinical studies proved that ingredient’s not nearly as effective as its hype claims. Hmm. 

 

I am happy to see the other 2 bee products, along with green tea, Japanese goldthread (coptis chinensis root), and my best friends sodium hyaluronate and licorice root. 

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Water, Glycereth-26, Glycerin, Bis-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane, 1,2-Hexanediol, Carbomer, Arginine, Xanthan Gum, Hydroxyethylcellulose, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Butylene Glycol, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Coptis Chinensis Root Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Disodium EDTA, Azulene, Honey Extract, Propolis Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract (10ppm), Fragrance 

Performance: This thin Lyocell sheet was a bit tricky to unfold, thanks to the half-sheet sized plastic backing. That backing sheet kinda got in my way, so I pulled it off and stuck it on my neck for a few seconds (heh, it’s the perfect size and shape for that) while I finished wrangling the sheet mask. I could’ve snipped the eyehole inner corners and the mouth hole corners a bit, but left ‘em alone. Otherwise, the sheet fit great: covered my entire jaw and was the near-perfect length for my face. Thanks to the thick gel serum (which smelled quite nice, a mix of honey and added honey-floral fragrance), the sheet never budged once I smoothed it down. I scooped excess serum from the sleeve and spread it over the sheet all over my face, and applied some to my neck. 

 

Remember when I said (somewhere in this thread) I’ve taken many a tub soak while sheet masking but never a shower, because who’s crazy enough to shower while wearing a sheet mask? Well… 

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Since this Merbliss sheet was so well behaved, I decided to multitask in the kitchen and prep a quick batch of tomato sauce to cook the next day. I accidentally spilled tomato sauce all over the front of my legs, from my thighs down. (Don’t ask how.) It contained fish sauce and minced garlic—not the sort of stink I wanted to just water-wipe off and hop into bed with.

So hey, I hopped in the shower to wash my legs. While wearing this Merbliss mask. It said “oh we’re in the shower now, that’s cool, I’ll just chill up here while you wash up, no biggie.” The mask stayed put no matter how often I bent down while showering and, afterward, lotioning up my legs. I did make sure not to get my face wet in the process, but still: I’m impressed by this mask’s manners! Plus, this is another weird done-that thing I can cross off my list. 

I wore the mask a total of 20 minutes. There was a ton of serum left on my skin, even after removing some with the backs of my hands and massaging the rest into my face for 3 minutes. I let it be for another 3 minutes, then came back and massaged for another 2-3 minutes until everything had soaked into my skin. Afterward, I expected my skin to feel sticky (it did, contrary to Merbliss’s marketing claim), but I also had moderate pilling everywhere, including my neck. I had to wipe my skin down with a damp cloth to remove the pills. 

 

Results: Ah, another glow maker mask. I was less glowy after wiping my face and neck down to de-pill my skin, but there was still a nice natural looking radiance. My oily zone inflammation looked and felt better, and my whole face felt well hydrated. I applied moisturizer (not my usual YTTP Superfood but The Inkey List Peptide Moisturizer which I'm testing through October) and got more pilling. 😡 At least it was mild this time, but I planned to apply retinol next (once my face had dried down under moisturizer) and didn’t want any pills to interfere. Thankfully, I had no pilling after applying retinol. 

 

I need to try this mask again and see what (if anything) I can do to reduce the pilling. I’m sure layering excess serum from the sleeve atop the sheet didn’t help matters, so I won’t do that next time. 

 

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Ok the leg marinade does not sound appealing, @WinglessOne 😄 But a major bonus that you were able to cross off another item on your to-do list while getting clean. This one is on my list, it's the second time I've seen it here recently, and I do like the Nurse Healing mask (despite a somewhat strong perfumed scent).

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@WinglessOne piling is so annoying 🤐

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@WinglessOne  Well it's too bad about the pilling, but otherwise sounds like a wonderful mask! Glad you enjoyed it! 😃

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Yeah i think I had the pilling too @WinglessOne it wasn't to bad but I saved this mask after a hot beach day. I never had it happen before so I had to think about what was happening 😁 but I also used the extra goodness. Maybe next time I wouldn't put so much on my face & just use it on the rest of my body. The legs would take up alot. 🤗🏖💙💚

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