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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: UPDATE: 2020 Q1/2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@GalPalVal17 😆 this is the eye retinol mask, I find that using it at night is great, I'd like to try using it during the day because it fills in my fine lines and helps with dark circles

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@GalPalVal17  It would definitely be interesting to see if there was a big difference between the two. The original is one of my top favorite sleeping masks 😃😉

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@GalPalVal17 I read that it is a very small %-age of retinol a, so I would definitely be curious to know if it makes a difference.

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It's the perfect time of year for a cranberry mask, @GalPalVal17!

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@quspork  thanks for pointing that out. Tis the season for cranberry everything!!

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The packaging is so pretty @GalPalVal17  and it sounds really good too.

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@nuinui933  I think so too. That is probably what grabbed my attention. 

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Such a pretty print on this packaging @GalPalVal17 , too bad there wasn't a great cranberry scent to go with it.

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I agree! I always hope for a nice scent but I've learned you can't expect it because there usually isn't. 

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@GalPalVal17 I LOVE the GR avocado eye mask 😍

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@lmaster  I know I have a sample of the eye mask that I've been meaning to try. Should give them a shot together. Glad to know you love it. 

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Sounds like a good mask, too bad on the scent the cover makes me hope it would smell divine! @GalPalVal17 and I totally agree with the GR Retinol mask. I liked their previous version with the AHA but I’m all about that Retinol jam!

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@GalPalVal17  Glad to hear you liked the sheet mask! - Leaders is one of my favorite brands 😉 

I haven't tried the Glow Recipe with retinol yet, but I do love the original! Happy you're enjoying it! 😃

Re: UPDATE: 2020 Q1/2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Counting this as holiday party prep - this time of year always has such going on!

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This is the Common Labs Vitamin C 2 step mask. My skin has been really dull lately and I feel like I have an acne mark that's taking way longer than normal to fade. The first two is a peeling pad. This was actually really high quality - it was one that had finger inserts - the pad made my skin a little stingy but nothing crazy. The second step was a thin cotton mask. It was super saturated and fit fairly well. The serum was a jelly like consistency. It did take a while to absorb - I would say my skin was tacky for about 30-45 minutes after I took it off. But later my skin felt really hydrated and I do think it looked brighter. Overall, I would totally use this again! 
ALso used a wild huckleberry lip balm which I think I got from @eshoe . It smells really good !

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Yay for a good two-step, @Kim888! I have a couple of those stubborn spots too, and have never tried anything to soften their appearance. I just figured they would go away with time😆

 

I am so happy you like the Huckleberry balm, Montana was a beautiful state to visit and every time I use it, I want to go back!!

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Sounds like a great two step mask @Kim888 👍

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@Kim888  Sounds like a great mask! Glad the results could make up for the tackiness. 😉👍 That lip balm is soo good isn't it? I'm always having to hide it from my 5 year old. Haha! 😂😋

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Sounds like a nice end result even if you did have to deal with a bit of tackiness for a while, @Kim888.

Re: UPDATE: 2020 Q1/2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Y is for Yellow! Thanks to the kind @Shosh85 for sending me this mask.

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My face:

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It was a bit short on the forehead but otherwise was a pretty good fit. It squirted me when I opened the package and the mask was very wet. I wore it 20 minutes, folded it for my neck and after that rubbed the mask up and down my arms and body. The next day I used the extra serum in the package both morning and night. The smell on the mask was typical sheet mask combined with something. After looking up the mask ingredients I'm guessing maybe the ginger. I could smell it in the package but not while wearing the mask. There was some tack but with moisturizer it went away. I think it helped with some redness but it was dark so I didn't get the best look. I'll give it an A-. Are there other color masks like The Green Mask and The Purple Mask by this brand? Off to Google I go! Thanks again Shosh for sharing with me!

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how cute is that packaging! and it performs nicely too! Win, win @ShortErica 

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I love when a mask is good enough to necessitate a search, that’s a good sign @ShortErica!

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