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๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ˜Œ Mask of the Week Challenge ๐Ÿ˜Œ๐Ÿ’–

Itโ€™s May, Hurray! ๐ŸŒธ We are almost 1/2-way through this yearโ€™s challenge๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ


Thank you @Aaliaa for starting this thread, and giving us a place to share our love for masks๐Ÿ’— 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. 


This Weekโ€™s Theme: Mask with a Partner! @Alphaboo gives us this weekโ€™s fun challenge: Letโ€™s make an excuse to mask togetherโ˜บ๏ธ

Letter of the Week:  T

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Mask of the Week Misc. Info & Previous Year's Links:


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!

2020 Mask of the Week Challenge:

2019 Mask of the Week Challenge:

2018 Mask of the Week Challenge:   


Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

@Weetart  I think I already have this one on my list because of someone else's review. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜‰ Snail is pretty popular around here! ๐ŸŒ Glad to hear this was a good one for you! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

It's always nice to find some new favorites from MOtM @Weetart - snail is nice!

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@Weetart this mask sounds ahhh mazing!!

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Sounds great, @Weetart! It's hard to go wrong with snail!

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I forgot to post this one last week. C is for collagen.  





 This was the first Etude house mask I have used and I really liked it. The fit was great, the scent was hard to pinpoint but it just smelled clean to me. There was lots of serum, I left it on for 20 minutes and there was still plenty to massage in. It was pretty tacky at first. My face felt very hydrated and it looked plump. I would definitely use this one again. A+

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

@faeriegirl  I really liked this one too! Glad it worked out great for you too! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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I think I have a couple from this brand. Sounds like a rave review @faeriegirl and a reason for me to dig them out!

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@faeriegirl I've never used a mask from EH sounds really good! 

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Love this line from EH, @faeriegirl! So glad this one worked out well for you!

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I have a couple Etude masks I enjoy. Their undereye patches have a short term effect, but works great for going out for dinner etc. I also bought some laugh line ones, but with how applely my cheeks are I think they are kind of pointless for me to try @faeriegirl 

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

W = winter, presented by one of my favorite mask brands. Last night I used the LuLuLun Premium 2019 Snow Mask. This is one of their seasonal limited edition masks that come 7 sheets to a resealable pouch. Nothing like a little wintery inspiration to help me through summer's heat! 


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Claims: Protects skin from environmental stress; replenishes essential vitamins and minerals; tones skinโ€™s oil balance; hydrates skin for a bouncy, smooth, and super soft feel. โ€œThe beauty essence of powerful plants [that] survived in winter weather [leads to] crystal clear skin.โ€ 


Ingredients: I bought this mask partly because I like to try all LuLuLun masks that seem safe for my skin (I canโ€™t/wonโ€™t use the citrus masks, though I bet the Premium Setouchi Lemon mask smells divine). But also because of hydrating ingredients in this one: trehalose, glyceryl glucoside, sodium PCA, and a form of hyaluronic acid. Narcissus bulb is supposed to act as an astringent here, helping balance oil production and reduce the appearance of pores. Saxifraga sarmentosa is also thought to be an oil-controlling astringent, as well as a skin brightener. 


3 other ingredients (coenochloris signiensis extract, maltodextrin, and lecithin) + water = Snow Algae Powder, which Mibelle Biochemistry (the company behind it) says โ€œstimulates the longevity gene Klotho and activates AMPK, a master switch in the cellular defense and energy system. Snow Algae Powder clearly improves skin structure, slows down aging process of skin cells and increases production of collagen.โ€ They have a mini site dedicated to Snow Algae Powder where you can read all about it, if youโ€™re curious. 


Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Glycosyl Trehalose, Hydrogenated Starch Hydrolysate, Glyceryl Glucoside, Sodium PCA, Hydroxypropyltrimonium Hyaluronate, Narcissus Tazetta Bulb Extract, Saxifraga Sarmentosa Extract, Coenochloris Signiensis Extract, Maltodextrin, Lecithin, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Xanthan Gum, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Fragrance 

Performance: First, I need to warn anyone sensitive to vanilla amber fragrances that this mask is full of that scent. It was almost too much for my nose to handle, but didnโ€™t cause a sneezing fit or trigger a headache. Itโ€™s not super strong but youโ€™ll get a full whiff each time you turn your head. If your skin is sensitive to added fragrances in general, this probably isnโ€™t your mask. 


Since I use a lot of LuLuLun masks, I can (and often do) cut these sheets to best fit me before I apply them to my face. This oneโ€™s no exception: as soon as I unfolded this sheet, I snipped the eye and mouth holes wider. I also know LLLโ€™s sheets usually donโ€™t cover enough of my jaw, so that was no surprise last night. 


As hot as itโ€™s been lately, my skin happily welcomed this maskโ€™s cooling effectโ€”so much so, I lost track of time. Most LLL masks are meant to be worn for just 5-10 minutes. I tend to go 20-30 instead. Last night was an โ€œoops, look at the time" 40 minute session. The sheet was just lightly damp by then, perfect for folding up and patting residual serum into my skin. After a few seconds of that, I switched to my hands to massage and press in any remaining serum; took 2-3 minutes and left a very mild tackiness, with no pilling. 


Results: Well hydrated and slightly brighter skin with a soft natural glow. The vanilla fragrance still clung to my face, but not strong enough to smell with each head turn. I wouldnโ€™t have even noticed had I not pressed the back of one unscented hand against my cheek to check for residual perfume. The fragrance disappeared at some point overnight: I couldnโ€™t detect it at all this morning. 


Also, my oily zone was under control when I woke up. (โ€œUnder controlโ€ = not a shiny overproducing grease pit.) Even more impressive: all my dry zones felt like my controlled oily zone, as if moisturization fairies worked tirelessly through the night, carrying oil from my nose area to the rest of my face to bring everything into balance. Iโ€™m glad this was achieved with astringents my skin clearly likes, instead of bad-for-me stuff like citrus oils or witch hazel. 


This maskโ€™s ingredients were inspired by winter, but the results seem perfect (for me) for summerโ€”the time my face struggles most for this kind of balance without being overmoisturized. I only have one pouch of this maskโ€ฆ I might need to buy another one and reserve it for the next time I travel to someplace hot (when itโ€™s cold here), whenever that may be. 


Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

@WinglessOne  Definitely sounds like I'd be great on a hot day! The packaging for these are always super cute too!

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This pack looks so refreshing @WinglessOne I'm starting to appreciate cooler months more now ๐Ÿ˜†

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

@WinglessOne  Wow. Can it be an almost perfect mask for combo skin? Not sure about the scent. Sounds a little strong but Iโ€™m amazed it was good for your oily and dry skin!

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

@WinglessOne everyone of the Lululun masks have intrigued me. Your scent descriptions especially! Iโ€™ve finally tried one and have another yet, below. If the mask is good, seven days of it would be welcome. That being said, I wonder how sensitivity to scent throughout the week might come into play. Seems like some days my nose can tolerate anything and others, Iโ€™m hunting for a mask that comes up blank in that area.


Iโ€™m glad youโ€™ve reviewed a few of these, helped me feel confident enough to try something I usually wouldnโ€™t!



Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

@eshoe  Glad I could enableโ€”err, pique your curiosity! ๐Ÿ˜ˆ 


I can see how scent sensitivity might make you space out usage of a 7-sheet mask pouch. I don't use the same mask by any brand for 7 consecutive days, so I have several opened LuLuLun 7-sheet pouches. As long as I use all 7 masks in a pouch within 80 days of opening, they'll be fine. I write the "opened on" date on the back of each pouch with a Sharpie. 

RE: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

For the theme I decided to test out these finger masks I believe @itsfi gave me in unicorn mail at some point. Itโ€™s been a while and I forgot about them. I was very surprised at how moisturizing they are! My finger tips are no longer dry and less brittle. Impressed. Plus the rose lavender smell was lovely. Odd one for sure, but Iโ€™m pleased.

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Ooh, I think I have one of these to dig out and use, @Weetart - thanks for the reminder! Sounds like they worked out well for your fingers!

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@Weetart  These are super fun and super cute! I had no idea finger masks even existed until I got one from @itsfi! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ Glad they worked well for you! 

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Same here! The work incredibly well. @Shosh85

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How cute!! @Weetart happy to see they all worked out great!

  • The eye patches I reach for most often.
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  • I wish my skin loved grapefruit as much as my nose does.
  • Thanks, YesStyle, for marring this packaging with your sticker.
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  • Again with the unfortunate sticker placement.
  • Thank goodness all this info's available at Abib's site, otherwise I'd strain my old lady eyes to death.
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