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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

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!

 

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I let my mini masker select a mask for me yesterday from my August Factory sub box. She asked what the night's plans were, and when I told her swimming, she selected this one as my skin would 'need some cleaning.' Clearing, cleaning, kinda the same, right? Anyways, it was a great choice though those with sensitive sniffers be warned!

Kiehl's, Dewytree, GR & LaneigeKiehl's, Dewytree, GR & Laneige

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The KIEHL'S SINCE 1851 - Calendula & Aloe Soothing Hydration Mask is my second favorite so far out of the Kiehl’s mini set, the Cranberry and Turmeric being my favorite. It reminds me subtle of the OH Instant Transformation Facial Peel in texture and scent (the Kiehl’s actually a bit more citrusy and the OH a bit plastic-y), though they have very different objectives. It was soothing for post being out in the hot sun and marinating in chlorine water Smiley Very Happy

 

Next up I removed the Dewytree AC CTRL Deep Mask Green Enzyme from the package. I had already combed the ingredients so I was anticipating it but whoa - the peppermint is prominent in this one! Which made me quite happy, but for those who are averse to the scent  - know that it has peppermint oil, extract, mentha leaf extract, Melissa - used in some of the breathe-easy oil blends out there and tea tree extract. It was wonderfully cooling and energizing to me, but @sonnydee this one is most definitely not for youSmiley Wink There was enough extra essence to pat onto my forehead and cheeks half-way through the masking.

 

The mask itself is that cozy, crazy-soft and smooth material akin to the Oozoo capsule mask sheets. The fit was remarkable and I could have fallen asleep in this one it was so, so enjoyable for me. Once removed, after around 30 minutes, I took a peek at my skin. A little tacky, forgivable for all of it’s other merits. I give it an A+ but again, if peppermint oil is not your thing, steer clear from this one. I finished with the Glow Recipe and LANEIGE - Lip Sleeping Mask. I am moving surprisingly fast on the lip mask, should finish it this month and then I will feel like I’ve made a decent dent in my stash.

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oooo peppermint oil,, @eshoe I wouldn't mind that at all

oooo peppermint oil,, @eshoe I wouldn't mind that at all

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It’s  Christmas material, @lmaster🎄 😄

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I saw a few of these masks at TJ Maxx / Marshalls a couple months ago @eshoe. Nice to see them as part of your sub box. Dewytree makes some nice sheet masks; I first learned of the brand through @sonnydee. 😊

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Hmmm now that you mention it, I believe I saw a few Dewytree masks there as well, @itsfi. I haven’t been by there in awhile maybe I will take a little side trip this week. Just in case, you know. I might get lucky😉

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@eshoe  Wow, that dewytree sounds so nice. I may need to pick this one up! 

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The mask material itself is so soft, @PrettyPaint. I didn’t see on the package what it is, but I need to because I would love more masks like it.

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@eshoe  I've been wanting to try out this Dewytree line. So happy you liked this one! The Peppermint oil sounds wonderful! 

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I hope you received this one too, can't remember if you sub to this box @Shosh85. I would seek it out again, but it's a mask that you definitely have to be ready and in the mood for Smiley Wink 

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Maybe good for a stuffy nose @eshoe but generally I wouldn't gravitate toward a mask that potent. Thanks for sharing.

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For a cold or allergies I prefer this one, @ShortErica. I find the Eucalyptus more calming.244D4C5C-4FBA-4FAF-9309-ED00858986F9.jpeg

 

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Week 32 - Aug 5 - 11 - F - Blind Pick

 

The opposite of blind pick, mask meetup. The group picked Biobelle Peachy. So glad I took it from Masks on the Move.

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So my first impression of the mask wasn't the best. It was dripping in the sink as I unfolded it to put it on. I hate wasting serum. Next, the mask on didn't give me much self confidence. The smell was peach and maybe floral or perfumy. It would waft in and out while wearing. Mild to moderate level of intensity. The last thing that had me questioning the mask was the hyaluronic acid and peach extract were below the fragrance and rose extract.

 

The fit was okay. The fold happened to not line up so the mask looks quite odd on. I never thought I would see the day but I think the philtrum was too thick.

 

I wore it for 30 minutes. While wearing I felt a cooling sensation. It did unfold some while wearing which I didn't enjoy.

 

And now is where the mask says, what do you say ShortErica?! My forehead lines were reduced. My skin looked nice, even, plump. I maybe had the most minimal but really no tack. I used the extra serum on my neck, hands and arms. What a surprise and turnaround. Grade: B+. Because of the annoyances I won't seek it out but would use it again if it crossed my path.

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@ShortErica  Glad you enjoyed the final results. Yes, this once contained soooo much serum. I didn't know what to do with all of it! 

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@ShortErica mine also was pinched at the same spot,,,I did not like the material,, but loved the benefits 🙄

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I was so surprised especially because of the ingredient order that the results were so nice @lmaster. Do you have a favorite BioBelle? I have quite a few in my stash I need to try.

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@ShortErica stay gorgeous and unicorn shake were awesome

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That mask sounds peachy keen! @ShortErica 

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@ShortErica Love the pictures! 😍 Oompa Loompa is the first thing I thought of when I saw myself with it on! 😂 I enjoyed it overall, but would've preferred the tencel material more. 

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Hmmmm, I'm about to get in on the Peachy action, @ShortErica and this doesn't sound too promising. Bummer about the fit/scent. I tried this one a few weeks ago so will be making note of what you mentioned.

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Maybe I'll give you low expectations and it will end up good @eshoe!

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Fit is a bit off and I see what you mean about the crease. Horizontal, right? Scent is pleasant enough though! Have you tried the watermelon one? Seems to me it fit better than this one does🤔

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