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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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Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Elf is my favorite Christmas movie. EVER. <333

awwww so cute! @Shosh85 have you been naughty or nice 😆😉

awwww so cute! @Shosh85 have you been naughty or nice 😆😉

Re: awwww so cute! @Shosh85 have you been naughty or nice 😆😉

Haha!.... maybe a little of both? 😇😈

@lmaster 

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

S is for Sara, Skin and Skinfood! 

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I used one of my favorites the CT goddess Skin clay mask - always does such a good job of smoothing and tightening my pores plus I love the baby powder scent. 
Also tried out the Sara Happ Lip Clay mask which was sent to me by @eshoe ! My lips always get really dry this time of year so anything extra helps. I definitely think it softened my lips - I did have some flakiness and I'm not sure if it was a result of the mask but my lips peeled a lot after I used in the first time. The second time it was more hydrating I felt like. 

Finished up with the Skinfood Beauty Berry mask, thank you @mermadelove for sending that to me! The sheet mask was a thick cotton with a pattern on it. the fit was rather large. It had a light scent, that was sort of fruity but I wouldn't necessarily call it blueberry. When I pulled it out of the package I felt like it might be under saturated but it totally stayed wet the entire time and the serum was nice and hydrating and absorbed quickly. I'd say A- on that one!

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I saw your post quickly yesterday and it reminded me that I have the same SH lip mask.  I only used it the one time (Clay lip mask felt weird to me), so I broke it out again tonight.  I still think the clay lip mask is weird, however I think I know what you mean about the bit of peeling/flaking, maybe in the 15 minutes after I took it off with a washcloth?

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So happy you were able to try that Sara Happ mask, @Kim888! Interesting that your lips peeled the first time you tried it; very relieved to hear it didn’t happen after that. I’m not sure how effective I feel it is, but it is fun to use. 

The Skinfood sounds good, and that CT is on my list of masks to try!

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@Kim888 

I love the CT mask too - I'll try to use it this week!

Thanks for sharing and reminding me I own it lol

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That CT masks sounds really good @Kim888! 🤩

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@Kim888  Glad to hear these all turned out nice for you! I haven't used too many Skinfood masks, but the ones I have, I've liked! 😃

interesting about the lip mask @Kim888 I have not noticed...

interesting about the lip mask @Kim888 I have not noticed my lips peeling more after using it, but note taken, and I'm going to pay more attention to be positive after using it 👍

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With two new themes for the mask of the week challenge this week, I started my week yesterday with an S for Sephora, Sara Happ and sleeping mask

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Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@itsfi did you pick up the holiday Laneige set? Can’t remember if you did, or if you posted about it as a PSA. It seems like you mentioned the chocolate mint, which sounds delicious!

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@eshoe, I didn't pick up the holiday set - I picked up full sizes of the two limited edition sleeping masks (chocolate mint and sweet candy) instead. I already have a full size of the original version (and a handful of the DS, too - lol) so it didn't make sense to get the holiday set this year. 

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Got it @itsfi, thank you. Those are really such a great buy, they last forever (hence why I am not picking up any this year, despite what must be a deliciously-yummy scent ha)!

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Is there someone you could gift the FS of the original to @eshoe? If you did, you could get the set and keep the DS of the LE flavors. Just a thought...

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@itsfi  So many S's! 👍
Glad to hear you enjoy the pearl mask! - I think that's probably my favorite from the line as well! ... the pearl eye masks are pretty nice too 😉

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The pearl eye mask is great for making me look more awake than I feel @Shosh85! Hahaha! 😂 

excellent L products!! @itsfi

excellent L products!! @itsfi

Re: excellent L products!! @itsfi

Thank you @lmaster! 🤗 Some great masks here! 💕

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@itsfi that always happens to be with lip balms too. they are so small as well they always fall the bottom of my skin care basket and I end up using what happens to be on top. 

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Yes @Kim888!!! And everytime I switch out my handbag, I find more to add to the basket. Hahaha! 😆 I suppose I could stop buying lip balms until I get through the ones I have .... naaaah. 😂🤣😂

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