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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!

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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!

@eshoe  Oh, so fun! Sounds like south a great masking session and I'm so happy everyone is having fun with the Bat masks! I haven't got around to trying out The Little Witch mask yet, but I'm even more excited to now that I know it has a grape-y scent! I'm so glad you enjoyed everything! 🦇🍇

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I loved the little bat mask, @Shosh85, thanks again for sending it my way! I will be curious to hear what scent you pick up on with the Candy O’Lady one. It was the fruitiest of the three I’ve tried so farSmiley Happy

so cute!! @eshoe the grape scent, sounds pretty nice!! gl...

so cute!! @eshoe the grape scent, sounds pretty nice!! glad to see you had a nice experience with the bat mask 🙌

Re: so cute!! @eshoe the grape scent, sounds pretty nice!! gl...

Yep the bat was a fun one, Wish Formula’s masks have been good so far @lmaster.

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The little witch mask was not from me.  @eshoe 

But glad you liked your masking session!  The bat mask is so much fun.

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Thank you @l8totheparty - I believe it was @quspork, ahhh! I appreciate the heads upSmiley Happy

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Bat Mask with Rose Petals!!!

Thanks so much @faeriegirl for sharing the bat mask with me. It was so much fun to wear, and I enjoyed scaring people. I really enjoyed the fit as well. I'm curious to see if there are other masks that cover this general area because it was very comfortable to wear.

 

I decided to add on some "R" stuff to the bat mask to cover the rest of my face, so I used the Kocostar Rose Slice Mask Sheet gifted to me by @itsfi. Thank you again for this! It was a lovely one - it looked just like rose petals (and smelled like them too). 

 

Sorry this is picture heavy. I also added a photo of the bat mask and rose petals combined because I liked the romantic, gothic look I had going on (at least that's how I felt). 

 

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BAT MASK!!!!BAT MASK!!!!IngredientsIngredientsPretty packagingPretty packagingLook at the pretty petals!Look at the pretty petals!The actual masks!The actual masks!

 

BAT MASK!!!!BAT MASK!!!!IngredientsIngredientsSuch pretty packagingSuch pretty packagingThe rose petalsThe rose petalsA weird collage of everything together.A weird collage of everything together.

 

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

I like the romantic gothic look you had too @PrettyPaint !  I wish I'd thought of it!

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Hehe @missjeanie. Glad you liked it. I didn't know if I was being too silly or what, but I had fun! Smiley Happy 

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@PrettyPaint  Looks like such a wonderful masking session! The combo of those masks together is soo pretty! You gave me an idea... it would be fun (especially for Halloween) to use the pumpkin slices with the Bat mask! I'll have to remember that for next year 😉  I'm happy to hear you enjoyed these! 😃👍🌹🦇

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That is a great idea @Shosh85. Have you tried the pumpkin slices before? That sounds really yummy!!

I love this!! @PrettyPaint you combined then to look so b...

I love this!! @PrettyPaint you combined then to look so beautiful 😍

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Awww thanks @lmaster. The rose petals kind of reminded me of a nighttime scene with a red lunar eclipse...and a bat.

Re: I love this!! @PrettyPaint you combined then to look so b...

Ooooo twilight!! @PrettyPaint with Edward 😍💋

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Fab and fun combo of masks @PrettyPaint! Your use of the rose slice masks spurred me to use them last night. I do love the scent from the rose slices! 🌹 

 

There are other masks out there that cover the apple zone, like the bat mask. Too Cool For School makes one shaped like a butterfly.

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@itsfi Mmm yes, I thought the rose slices smelled so nice. It wasn't overwhelming to me or anything - just a pleasant amount. 

 

Thanks for the tip about the TCFS mask. It looks like it's called the "rules apple zone butterfly mask." I think I read on here earlier where you mentioned that this area is called the apple zone (which I didn't know), but this is definitely an area of the face that I need to target!!

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Ha steam punk masking, who knew @PrettyPaint 😄 Actually, sorry if that’s not on par, just the black and the roses kinda struck me as that🤷🏻‍♀️ Looks and sounds like some masks helped soothe your skin and that’s what it’s all about!

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@eshoe  Ahhhh steampunk is the perfect way to describe it. I hadn't thought of that! 

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I’m glad you enjoyed the bat mask @PrettyPaint!

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Thank you again so much for sharing it with me @faeriegirl!!! I had a great time trying it! Smiley Happy

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Off topic, but reading itsfi's review reminded me.   I could never understand why people didn't like the scent of PTR pumpkin, until I found a partially used ounce jar in the back of a drawer in the vanity.  At least 2yrs old & no longer a delicious pumpkin fragrance, but a spoiled pumpkin scent; not good!  I guess it doesn't age well.

"R" is for Really love the mask duel and being a part of this group!

Competing are Origins Hello Calm & Kiehl's Calendula & Aloe.    Both are soothing/calming masks, but competitively I was testing moisture.   I waited 48hrs and found the not so wonderful scented "Hello Calm"  kept my skin moisturized

into the second day.  I really like this mask because of how it makes my skin look from previous usage.

Although, I love the Kiehl's Calendula collection, I probably will not purchase a

full size of the mask.  It offers excellent hydration & is a wonderful gel mask; great

for warm temps,  but I don't really need added moisture in the Summer.

Winner:  Origins Hello Calm for moisturization.

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