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ARCHIVE - 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge! - PART 1

Please join us on Part II of this year’s challenge:

https://community.sephora.com/t5/Skincare-Aware/2020-Mask-of-the-Week-Challenge-PART-II/m-p/5433327/...


Welcome to a new year of masking adventures! ***The second half of the year thread will be up June 28th (or earlier), thank you for the suggestion @heartsmyface, @Kim888 & @quspork!***  

 

Thank you @Aaliaa for starting this thread and giving us a place to share our love for masks💗 Below is the 2020 schedule. 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. Looking forward to sharing some new masking 💖 with you all this year!

tenor

 

This Week’s Theme: Masking Duel - Dare to compare 2 (or more!) masks in one session

Letters of the Week: “Z” and “A”

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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

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!

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 

NEW!!! Got an idea for next year's challenge? Let me know! Was there a challenge you'd rather not repeat? Share below, so we can start building the 2021 schedule:

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@eshoe  Oooh! As someone who constantly has cold feet all year round, this sounds wonderful! I love how it forces you to sit and relax 😂 

I'm on a low buy too, but these are something I'd make an exception for! Plus, I have zero foot masks at the moment so, at least I can justify the purchase 😉😂

Thanks for your review, you definitely sold me! I'm curious, what were some of the negative reviews saying?

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@Shosh85 the reviews I read varied, some mimicked my experience, The major issue is that after taking these off I didn’t notice any difference in the softness of my feet. My feet felt and looked exactly the same as before I put them on.” I agree. But I think if you are going for deep hydration just about any foot mask will do. the beauty of these is that they are like super-charged MegRhythm for your feet!

 

There were also quite a few reviewers commenting on how hot they were-which...yes. “My feet felt like they were being bit by fire ants.“ 😳 They were definitely some 🥵 socks. I guess it’s all on what you are going for. I was hoping for soft soft feet, but ended up with loving them for an entirely different reason. 


I guess overall, the reviews are pretty accurate re: the assessment of heat and long-lasting results. But I would and will totally use them again!!!

 

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@eshoe  Thanks for the info! I've never been too crazy about foot masks, only because the moisturizing is so temporary and I feel like a foot cream can do a better a job - but I'd buy these just for the warming effect!

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A - aloe, ampoule - I think the packaging on this mask is super cute (thank you @itsfi). I also like that it reminds me to drink water. lol. This one's refreshing and my face looks fresh faced afterwards.A - aloe, ampoule - I think the packaging on this mask is super cute (thank you @itsfi). I also like that it reminds me to drink water. lol. This one's refreshing and my face looks fresh faced afterwards.B - Brightening  Lemon Mask Sheet - these Secret Nature masks are staples for me; my favorite is the coconut one - super hydrating. This lemon one is supposed to brighten the skin. I think there was a brightness to my face after using it; it didn't last  long but it was there. I wonder if there would be longer lasting results if I used this one more often.B - Brightening Lemon Mask Sheet - these Secret Nature masks are staples for me; my favorite is the coconut one - super hydrating. This lemon one is supposed to brighten the skin. I think there was a brightness to my face after using it; it didn't last long but it was there. I wonder if there would be longer lasting results if I used this one more often.C - collagen - this one is nice (thanks @itsfi!) It feels a little heavier than other sheet masks and it stays on my skin even iwth it bieng thicker. Along with green tea, I really like snail in skincare, especially masks so I was looking forward to this one. It didnt' disappoint.C - collagen - this one is nice (thanks @itsfi!) It feels a little heavier than other sheet masks and it stays on my skin even iwth it bieng thicker. Along with green tea, I really like snail in skincare, especially masks so I was looking forward to this one. It didnt' disappoint.D - Duft & Doft for Deep hydration -  I picked this one out of the communal bin. It promises deep hydration. It is hydrating but I wouldn't say it's deeply hydrating. It's a good basic mask.D - Duft & Doft for Deep hydration - I picked this one out of the communal bin. It promises deep hydration. It is hydrating but I wouldn't say it's deeply hydrating. It's a good basic mask.

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What fun masks @nuinui933. I love, love the packaging on the Scinic, and the yadah collagen is definitely a good one! 

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@PrettyPaint - the packaging is soooooo pretty.

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@nuinui933  Looks like a great group of masks!

I would've bought the Scinic one just based on the packaging alone! Super cute!


I really love snail in skincare too! Yadah is a good, solid snail mask and makes a great filler/staple mask!🐌

 

Glad you enjoyed all of these!😃

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@Shosh85 totally agree about the Scinic mask - that packaging just sucks you in! LOL. Do you have any snail masks or skincare you recommend?

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@nuinui933  I really like the Yadah, but my most favorite snail mask is by Leaders;

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Thanks @Shosh85 I'm gonna have to hunt this one down.

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Nice masking here @nuinui933!  The Skininc packaging is so aesthetically pleasing🤩

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@eshoe they do a good job with the packaging. It's good that this was a good one but I totally would have picked it up because it's so pretty without any thought for what it does. LOL.

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@nuinui933 I don’t think the packaging would be as cute if it didn’t work😄

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Looks like a pretty good round up, @nuinui933!

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@quspork sheet masking is so fun when there's good masks like these.

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Speaking of long mask names, last night I used the LVLY by Paola Maria Face Mask mit Manuka-Honig-Extrakt from the fabulous @heartsmyface

Tatcha, Lush, Lvly & FarmacyTatcha, Lush, Lvly & Farmacy

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@eshoe  What a fabulous masking session. That LVLY mask looks amazing and so unique. I also haven't tried that honey lip scrub by lush - it looks nice. I love honey in general (I mean, I could just eat it by the spoon), so I loved reading this!! 🙂

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@PrettyPaintof all the lip scrubs I’ve tried, the Lush is the scrubbiest. It’s my favorite, and I think around the holidays they come out with plum or some other yummy flavors...they also have Bubblegum but I always buy the 🍯 

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A wonderful honey masking session, @eshoe! The LVLY sounds lovely!

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It was gentle and soothing, @quspork @couldn’t ask for more!

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@eshoe that's cute packaging on the sheet mask - I'm a sucker for packaging. lol. So many great themes you ladies come up with here.