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2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

Welcome to the 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge!


Thank you @Aaliaa for starting this thread two years ago, and giving us a place to share our love for masks. Below is the new 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:  Clean Week - Masks that give your skin a boost without the guilt

Letter of the Week: “D” and "W”

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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: I sure don't think I've used this one @Shosh85 which I ca...

@lmaster  This one was nice! The design is super cute! 🦄

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@Shosh85 , I love the little design on the mask.   Sounds like a great filler mask.

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@missjeanie  The cute little design was a nice touch! I wouldn't quite put this in the filler mask category, maybe a step above a filler mask 😉😃

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nice @Shosh85 .  Even better!

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@Shosh85  that mask has a cute little print on it. At least it gave you decent results and looked cute. 

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@GalPalVal17  A cute mask with nice results is hard to complain about! 😃

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Sounds like it performed well @Shosh85 

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@emaisgr8  It really turned out nice! 😃

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Finishing  off T & gross week with these lovlies

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The Timeless Ferment Snail eye mask was ok. It did stay in place well which is good for the hydrogel mask. I usually have a hard time with this material as it slips  often but gave it a try anyways. Results weren't miraculous but then again it's just one use. Would use again if came across but wouldnt run out to get them.
Also used the PTR 24K Gold mask. This mask is a fun one to use because its so pretty. Can't say I see results from this, maybe if it were used regularly but not something I would go out and purchase.

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I liked this OhK Bamboo Water  mask with Tumeric. Didn't have any scent that I could remember or stood out to me. Fit was decent and my face did feel hydrated after. No tackiness which is always a plus for me. 

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Pretty sure we were masking twins Tuesday, @GalPalVal17; used the 24k along with the Moor Mud on the t-zone. Haven’t seen those eye patches, but nice that you tried them. I think you hit the nail on the head; it takes consistency to notice any results. That’s why I’m in it for the fun😊

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@GalPalVal17 nice masking.  I'm more and more a fan of eye gels, but I too find some are slippery little buggers that don't want to stay in place.  

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@GalPalVal17  I've tried bamboo masks and I've tried turmeric masks, but I don't think I've ever tried one with both! Glad to hear you liked it! 🐼

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Love seeing all these different eye masks @GalPalVal17 super cute Panda packaging 

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T is for Trehalose. It’s an ingredient that was in both step one and two of the mask I used. Facetory woah that h2o. I’m reviewed this one before, still underwhelming, but I have a couple left in my stash so gotta use them up. I also featured my Amorepacific moisture bound spray. This stuff is my go to between masking for skin hydration. No other spray matches in quality for my skin.

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I need to know more about the AP spray, @Weetart! An empty bottle kinda speaks for itself😉

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@Weetart great to know about the AP spray.  I've dabbled in hydrating sprays (as opposed to setting), but haven't ever found a love I'll have to put this on my loves list to give a go next time a sale rolls around!

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@missjeanie I absolutely LOVE hydrating mists prior to masking and makeup. I have used the Jurlique Rosewater Balancing mist for years, and  now I’ve been trying some others. The GLOW RECIPE - Watermelon Glow Ultra-Fine Mist is good and smells amazing. I’ve read that certain ingredients in the mists can help attract moisture from sheet masks-so I’ve made it a habit. This coming from someone who notices the most minute changes in her skin. I am pretty certain the outside world sees no difference in my using a hydrating mist or not😉

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I have peeked at the Glow mist @eshoe , if memory serves it looked pretty small? I tend to use the ones I’ve tried more when I’m all sweaty gross in the warmer months as a refreshing spray. I should start trying them to put more moisture back in now that I’m back to the Sahara with my skin.

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@missjeanie It’s 75ml, the spray is so fine it seems to last awhile, though.

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@Weetart Too bad the mask was unimpressive! - it seems like a lot of people feel the same as you about this one 😉

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@Weetart wasting masks is just not acceptable is it 😂 I know the feeling 

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