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ARCHIVE - 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Hello lovely masking mavens! Please continue posting on the Q4 Thread which can be found here:

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Many thanks to the wonderful @Aaliaa for beginning this thread and excited you are here. 

To Post:

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Each week features a different theme, as well as a letter of the alphabet for coming up with new masking ideas. 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!

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!

https://community.sephora.com/t5/Skincare-Aware/Mask-of-the-Week-Challenge/td-p/3615125 


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

Female-owned companies, for reference:

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Amika (Co-Founder Vita Rayhkman)
Annie’s Way (Annie Wu)
Beauty Pie (Founder Marcia Kilgore)
Biobelle (4 sisters)
Bite Beauty (Founder Susanne Langmuir)
bkr (Co-Founders Kate Cutler and Tal Winter)
bliss Spa/bliss Skincare (Founder Marcia Kilgore)
Briogeo (Nancy Twine)
By Terry (Terry De Gunzberg)
Captain Blankenship
Drunk Elephant (Tiffany Masterson) 
Esker (Shannon Davenport)
Glossier (Emily Weiss) 
Glow Recipe/Sweet Chef (Sarah Lee & Christine Chang)
Herbivore (partners Julia Wills and Alexander Kummerow)
Honest Beauty (Jessica Alba)
Indie Lee
Josie Maran
Jane Iredale
Juice Beauty (Karen Behnke)
June Jacobs
Kate Somerville
Kora Organics (Miranda Kerr)
Dr. Loretta
NuFace (Carol Cole)
Odacite (Valerie Grandury)
Omorovicza (husband and wife Stephen and Margaret de Heinrich de Omorovicza)
Ouai (Jen Atkin)
Pacifica Beauty (Brook Harvey-Taylor and husband Billy Taylor)
Pai (Sarah Brown)
Peach & Lily/Peach Slices (Alicia Yoon)
Pixi (Petra Strand)
Purlisse (Jennifer Yen)
Rael (Yanghee Paik)
Sand & Sky (twin sisters Emily and Sarah Hamilton)
Saint Jane (Casey Georgsson)
Sara Happ
Skin Laundry (Yen Reis)
Soap & Glory (Founder Marcia Kilgore)
Soko Glam (husband and wife Charlotte and David Cho)
Sol de Janeiro (Heela Yang, Co-Founder)
Summer Fridays (Founders Marianna Hewitt and Lauren Gores Ireland)
Jill Stuart
tarte (Maureen Kelly)
Tata Harper
Tatcha (Vicky Tsai)
Charlotte Tillbury
Wander Beauty (Co-Founders Divya Gugnani and Lindsay Ellingson)
Joanna Vargas
Yadah Cosmetics (Founder and CEO Anna Kang)

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2019 Mask of the Week Challenge Schedule

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WEEK     LETTER       THEME

Jul 1 - 7          A           Hydrating Masks to get over the dehydration of Air-Conditioning! Meetup: Crème Shop -My Melody Softer than Cookies -  Saturday July 6th. Thank you @lmaster!  

Jul 8 - 14        B           Masking Hacks - share your masking secrets that make your life easier and your skin happy 

Jul 15 - 21      C           Lip, Hand or Foot Masks to help that summer skin 

Jul 22 - 28      D          ’Weird Mask' Bubbling, Peeling, Colour changing other worldly wonders! 

Jul 29 - Aug 4 E           Multi-Masking How many masks can you use at one time or in One Day?? 

Aug 5 - 11       F           Blind Pick Your Mask - Let's make it fun to use the masks in our stash! Meetup: Biobelle #Peachy mask Saturday 8/10

Aug 12 - 18     G           Sheet Mask Focus - from cotton to cupra, coconut gel to bio cellulose, what are your favorites and why? Meetup: Biobelle Pineapple mask Saturday 8/17
Aug 19 - 25     H           Drugstore & Grocery Brands Week 

Aug 26 - Sep 1 I           Favourites Week - Your go to miracle in a mask 

Sep 2 - 8          J          Rainbow Week - Bring out the colorful masks in every hue Thanks to @Sonnydee

Sep 9 - 15       K           Autumn Masks - Fall goodness in a mask 

Sep 16 - 22     L           When you are getting GLAM for a night out and want that  Glow Meetup: Lookatme Watermelon Saturday 9/21 thanks to @GalPalVal17 and @ShortErica
Sep 23 - 29
     M          BIC Made you do it! Masks recommended/inspired by other BIC members 

Sep 30 - Oct 6 N          Sephora Collections Week - House Brand Goodness 

Oct 7 - 13        O           French Pharmacy Week 

Oct 14 - 20      P           Ends of the Earth - masks that use ingredients from or are made in far away places 

Oct 21 - 27      Q          Overnight Masks - Sleeping miracles in a jar 

Oct 28 - Nov 3 R          Duel Week V2.0 & Mask Meetup thank you @mrsmouse for suggesting the Wish Formula Bat Eye Mask!

Nov 4 - 10        S          Forgotten Wonders - Shop your stash for an unloved mask 

Nov 11 - 17      T          Gross/Odd/Unusual Ingredients - Spirulina, donkey milk, bee venom, snail mucous - what masks have you used that have strange ingredients? 

Nov 18 - 24      U          Flash Masks - masks that do doubly duty in half the time 

Nov 25 - Dec 1 V          Morning Masking - Masks that help give a pep to your step 

Dec 2 - 8          W          Asian skincare Brand - Visit old cultures and their ways 

Dec 9 - 15        X           Sample Dive - I know we have them! 

Dec 16 - 22      Y           Holiday Party Prep Mask 

Dec 23 - 31       Z          Masks you discovered in 2019

First Half of 2019:

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Jan 1 - 6     A    Masks you discovered in 2018 - What new loves did you discover last year?
Jan 7 - 13    B   Favourite Mask of the “Masking Week Challenge 2018” 
Jan 14 - 20  C   Favourite 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 21 - 27  D   
Clean Week - Masks that give your skin a boost without the guilt

 Jan 28 - Feb 3 E  Lip, Hand or Foot Masks to help that winter skin
Feb 4 - 10    F     Vitamins Week - masks that nourish your skin with vitamins and minerals@Kim888
Feb 11 - 17  G     Special Occasion Masks - the mask(s) you use to pamper yourself@itsfi
Feb 18 - 24  H     Gross Masks - whether it's the scent or results, share the details please!@Aaliaa
Feb 25 - Mar 3 I   Spring Flowers - floral ingredients or scents that add a spring to your step
Mar 4 - 10    J      Female Owned Brands - In honour of Women's Day March 8th
Mar 11 - 17  K      Favourites Week - Your go to miracle in a mask
Mar 18 - 24   L     Sample that made you buy the FS - You tried it, and decided to buy it!@itsfi
Mar 25 - 31  M     Favourite Smelling Masks - Watermelon, Kale, Spa??
Apr 1 - 7       N     BIC Made you do it! Masks recommended/inspired by other BIC members
Apr 8 - 14     O     The Oozoo Week - share your Oozoo and Neogen loves!

Meetup: The OOZOO Capsule Rose Petal -  Saturday April 13th. @Shosh85
Apr 15 - 21    P     Luxe it Up or a Pretty on a Penny - the $ and the $$$$ of Masks
Apr 22 - 28    Q     Sample Dive - I know we have them!
Apr 29 - May 5  R  Sephora’s ‘Best Selling’ Masks 
Meetup: Sephora Collection Honey Face Mask -  Saturday May 4th. Thank you @missjeanie!  May 6 - 12      S     Overnight Masks - Sleeping miracles in a jar
May 13 - 19    T     Summer Masks to refresh and sooth during sunny months May 20 - 26    U     Fruits & Veggies Week - masks that use natural goodness to nourish your skin@Keana1
May 27 - Jun 2  V   Guess this Mask - using only a pic or description, see if you can stump fellow BIC masking mavens. 
Meetup: Bawdy Butt Mask- Your pick Saturday June 1. Thank you @faeriegirlMeetup: Mediheal Vita Lightbeam Essential Mask EX Wednesday 5/29 thanks to @ShortErica & @Shosh85  
Jun 3 - 9         W     DIY Mask - Skincare meets Chemistry. 
Meetup: Bawdy Butt Mask 2.0
Jun 10 - 16      X     Morning Masking - Masks that help give a pep to your step 
Meetup: Bawdy Butt Mask 3.0
Jun 17 - 23      Y     Masks you've discovered so far in 2019. 
Meetup: Yadah All Day Mask Pack - Your pick Saturday June 22. Thank you @ShortErica!           Meet up: Bawdy Butt Mask 4.0 - The Finale 
Jun 24 - 30      Z      Masking Duel - Dare to compare 2 (or more!) masks in one session

This Week’s Theme: French Pharmacy Week

Letter of the Week: “O”

 

Masking Surveys Thread: Curious about others' masking habits? Join the fun w/ @ShortErica: 

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Next Mask Meetup Info: Crème Shop - thanks to @GalPalVal17 date and mask TBD in October ALSO just added: Halloween Wish Formula Bat Mask Meetup thanks to @mrsmouse ! Screen Shot 2019-09-24 at 7.56.17 PM.png 

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We have scheduled monthly meetups as well as impromptu sessions because you cannot compare masks only once a month Smiley Very HappyPlease check the 2019 Schedule to see what meetups are coming up next. If you have an idea for a week’s Meetup or a particular month, tag me so I can add it to the schedule.

April: The Oozoo Rose Capsule, April 13th
May: Sephora Collection Mask - Honey Mask, May 4th (Thank you @missjeanie!) 
June: Bawdy Butt Mask Month. Let's try all four masks, one a Saturday (Thank you @faeriegirl!) On the 22nd we will also be trying out a Yadah mask - your pick, thanks to @ShortErica
July: @lmaster suggested a Crème Shop Sanrio Mask for our July 6th meetup, and you all voted for the My Melody Softer Than Cookies.

August: Biobelle Tutti Frutti Collection - the Peach is on deck for our mid-summer masking! Join us Saturday August 10th to compare notes on this mask. Then Saturday August 17th we will be comparing the Biobelle Pineapple mask. Thank you @lmaster@Shosh85 & @PrettyPaint for suggesting Biobelle!
September: @ShortErica and @GalPalVal17 are interested in everyone's thoughts on the Lookatme Watermelon Face Mask. Join us Saturday, September 21st for the fun!
October@GalPalVal17 suggested a Crème Shop Mask, will update with more info. ALSO: October 31st join us for the Wish Formula Bat Eye Mask thanks to @mrsmouse!

Spring Masks on the Move Box🌱🌷🌈 Interested in participating in a spring box? @ShortErica has a survey that will help us curate the best plan for next year for those who would like to be involved:

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I really liked that Leahlani Mermaid mask too, @Shosh85. It is reasonably priced (and comes in a smaller jar, which means I would be able to use all of it rather than having to toss it due to expiration dates). I think that's a huge benefit with this mask over some of the other Detox Market masks, especially since the ingredients are natural and thus more likely to expire before I finish a jar. The Petal has been my favorite so far, but this is a close second. @Kim888 I didn't realize it goes in and out of stock, I guess I was lucky to be able to sample it when I did. I still have 1/2 of the little case in my fridge, guess I will use it up this weekendSmiley Happy

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@eshoe This is one I'll definitely be considering buying FS! I didn't realize it was in and out of stock either – I guess we're lucky we got it on the first try! I'm excited to try other samples! 🙌😉

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@Shosh85,  what a masking session!  I'm going to have to check out the Mermaid mask, love the ingredients, love the color.  Great pic!

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@byme4u The Mermaid Mask was great! It starts out in a weird and sort of off-putting consistency, so I'm glad I read/followed the directions and added water to it before applying, because otherwise I'm pretty sure I wouldn't have liked it! I really enjoyed that citrusy scent! 🍊🧜‍♀️

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Thanks for the review @Shosh85 I’ve been trying to sample the mermaid one but it keeps being out of stock when I place orders! Sounds great though I’ll deff look out for it 

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@Kim888 The consistency of it is kinda different but it turned out great! I hope you're able to try it sometime! I'm planning on placing another order soon! 😃

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I love the idea of the May Coop mask @Shosh85 , I have the raw sauce and have been trying to use it more lately, I can see why so many love it.  And that mermaid mask looks so intriguing! I love that it has a great scent to it.  Patchology chalk full of moisture, another win! What a great group of masks for M week!

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@missjeanie I definitely got lucky with all the great results! I wasn't so sure about the Mermaid Mask at first because of the weird consistency, but I'm happy I read the directions and added water to it! I don't know how I'd spread it on my face otherwise. Reading the directions is always a good thing! Haha! 👍😉

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@Shosh85I'm so bad at reading directions!  But this really highlights how we should!

ooooo these all sound great @Shosh85 not so sure about th...

ooooo these all sound great @Shosh85 not so sure about the mermaid mask tho 😂😆 idk looks kinda different

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@lmaster  I wasn't so sure about the Mermaid Mask at first sight because of the consistency, but once you add a little water, the consistency changes. The results were great and that's what matters to me! Can't wait to try other samples from The Detox Market! 

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Oh that's right @Shosh85 I forgot you said to add water, I bet that does make it a better consistency

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Sounds like a good set of masks, @Shosh85! That mermaid mask is so intriguing- guess I'm adding it to the list for that future Detox Market sample order haha! 

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@quspork I loved the scent on the Mermaid Mask and results were great! Definitely one I'd try again! 😉👍

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You're the queen of "M" masks @Shosh85!  😍 Awww, that pic of you with the mermaid mask is adorbs! 💗💕 Yaaay, you tried the May Coop sheet mask!!! 😃 So refreshing and hydrating. Yeah, that mask is laaarge - when a sheet mask is too large for my forehead, I know it's extra. lol! 😂 I really love ❤️ The Detox Market sample program but at the same time, it makes me a tad nervous what my first mask haul is going to look like when I'm done with my no-buy sheet mask / low-buy wash off mask. Hahahaha! 😂🤣😂

 

I'm so intrigued by the ingredients in that Patchology Mood Mask! Love that it lived up to its dewy mega moisture claims - my skin would LOVE that. 🤩🤩 I'm definitely going to research hijiki algae and rose of jericho, and see if I have any masks with either of those ingredients; I don't think I do. This one is definitely going on my list. 

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@itsfi I've tried the May Coop mask a while back, but didn't remember it too well, so I had to refresh my memory – I'm glad I got a pack of these!

I feel ya on The Detox Market! So far the $100 masks I've tried were great, but not $100-great. Like you, I'm a little nervous that I will eventually end up being amazed by one and feel pressured to buy it! Haha! It's just so nice to be able to try before you buy, especially with the spendy ones!

I really enjoyed the Patchology mask! It's nice when a mask does what it says it's supposed to do! 👍😃

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They all sound awesome @Shosh85!

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@faeriegirl They were! It's always nice when they all turn out great! 😉👍

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I went with a watermelon theme for Thursday's masking and they all smelled wonderfully of the juicy, refreshing fruit! 🍉 

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These masks and balm would have also worked well into the woman-founded brand week. I've talked about the Purlisse Watermelon Energizing Sheet Mask before - refreshing, soothing, and hydrating. Notable ingredients are watermelon, cucumber and aloe. Perfect for warmer months or just those days when you want a nice, soothing mask that's going to refresh your complexion. 

GLOW RECIPE - Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask Mini is a nice sleeping mask, not the most hydrating for my dehydrated skin on its own, but I often layer products as part of my evening skincare routine so it's fine. It smells amazing. It leaves a tacky-to-the-touch feeling on me so it's not a sleeping mask I put on and then jump into bed immediately; I tend to apply this one about half an hour before going to bed to give it enough time for the tackiness to dissipate and the product to absorb into my skin.

Treat Watermelon Jumbo Lip Balm applies smoothly on the lips, smells lightly of watermelon (yum!) and is huge - there's a lot of product in this balm. It's USDA Certified Organic - no artificial or synthetic ingredients and is 100% cruelty free. There are a handful of other flavored lip balms (and some lip scrubs) that look good. I'm trying to be good about lip balm purchases, but I can't promise I won't pick up more of these. Smiley Wink  

 

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@itsfi the balm sounds nice, would be great for the young one! Where do you find yours?

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@eshoe, awww, yes, this would be a fun one for her! I found the balm in a small local boutique, but they’re available on Amazon and direct from the brand’s website, treatbeauty dot com - there are a lot of different flavors to choose from! 😃 

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