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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 the 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: โ€œFavorite Mask in Your Regular Routineโ€ - the lovely @itsfi would like to know - which mask do you buy in bulk, to always have on hand? 

Letter of the Week:  S

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


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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

E is for Etude House and V is for viola mandshurica flower extract (violet extract) 
Etude House Jewel Beam Gel Mask Twinkling Diamond is a clear, thin, 2-piece hydrogel mask with a gauze-like pattern and scattered sparkles throughout. It's infused with a very soft, citrus-floral scented essence-serum that absorbs quickly and easily into the skin. There's extra in the packet to layer beneath or atop the hydrogel or for use on other parts of the body. This is one of the best designed hydrogel masks I've used in terms of fit and adherence. ๐Ÿ‘ This mask claims to hydrate and moisturize the skin and my skin did feel nourished afterwards, with a bounce and fresh-faced look to it. A very lovely mask that I would happily use again. ๐Ÿ˜€ More details in the spoiler. I wasn't able to find the inci list online, so I typed it out - I think I got the spelling right; my spell check sure didn't think so. ๐Ÿคฃ
Fit, Wear & Feel
I was surprised that the mask was clear; I was expecting it to be silver. It's a very pretty looking mask and fits beautifully - it's not so thin and delicate that it tears easily, nor is it thick and stiff to make adherence a problem. This really could be a prototype for hydrogel masks. The sparkles do not transfer onto your skin. It's a bit large width-wise for my face, but that's pretty standard for most sheet mask. What is not typical, and I was pleasantly surprised by this - I did not have to make any incisions to the eye or mouth holes. Interestingly, the instructions recommend 20-40 minutes of wear time, which is longer than most masks call for. I can see that this mask might be worn for a longer duration. It feels quite soft, melds nicely to the skin and wears comfortably.  I was able to walk around the house and do a host of things without any concern for it slipping or falling off. 
Claims, Notable Ingredients & Results
The mask claims to be hydrating and moisturizing and touts diamond powder, hyaluronic acid and ceramide as its notable ingredients. All of that sounds wonderful to me. Sadly, those notable ingredients appear near the bottom of the ingredients list, after added fragrance, no less. Even so, this is a very nice mask, both in terms of its aesthetics and its functionality. There's the slightest tack to the skin that wears off as all the essence is absorbed. My skin felt nourished and plump after removing the mask. Those with very oily skin might be able to get by with skipping moisturizer after this one, but for my dehydrated-combo skin, I needed at least a light moisturizer or sleeping mask. 
There are 3 other masks in this line; I have 2 of the other ones and may track down the fourth at some point. This is a nice mask; not one that I'd consider a "must have", but it's definitely one that I would be happy to use and even one I'd consider repurchasing if I happened upon it in a store again. 

Ingredients List

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

@itsfi You had me at sparkles!

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Right, @missjeanie?!!! If it said on the packaging that thereโ€™s sparkles in the mask I would have grabbed more, though maybe I should have known since itโ€™s called โ€œtwinklingโ€ diamond! ๐Ÿ˜ I donโ€™t think the other versions (ie pearl, gold and ruby) have sparkles. 

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Oooh, I love hydrogel masks, I'll definitely have to check this out. Thank you for the insight, @itsfi!!

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@haleyvvvv, this mask reminded me why I like hydrogel masks!! ๐Ÿ’• I liked that there was extra serum in the packet! It also didnโ€™t hurt that the mask was sparkly. Hahaha! ๐Ÿ˜† 

such a pretty mask @itsfi๐Ÿ’–

such a pretty sounding mask @itsfi๐Ÿ’–

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@sonnydee, Iโ€™m trying to decide what mask to use at this very moment and Iโ€™m wishing for the sparkles from this hydrogel mask. ๐Ÿ˜† It was a fun mask with good results. ๐Ÿ’•

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This sounds like a beautiful mask, @itsfi. A well-fitting hydrogel makes all the difference, and the serum sounds very pleasant. Etude House makes some nice ones! 

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@eshoe, I usually like the sound of a hydrogel mask, but there's always a bit of a hesitation for me - will it be a slippery little sucker where I have to make sure it doesn't slip right out of my hands onto the floor? ๐Ÿ˜ฏ Or will it be one of those thicker stiff ones that won't conform to the contours of my face? ๐Ÿ˜  So happy that was not the case with this one! ๐Ÿ˜

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I hear ya, @itsfi ๐Ÿ˜† It can be such a gamble! It would be fun to know everyoneโ€™s favorite hydrogel, because there are so many that lean way too far to one direction or the other๐Ÿค”

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

@itsfi  The packaging is so pretty! I would've assumed this would be silver too! The order of ingredients isn't ideal, but it sounds like it turned out great! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ‘

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@Shosh85, I'm pretty sure the packaging drew me to this one. ๐Ÿ˜‚ I picked it up in a local boutique a while back and it's probably safe to say that the sparkle sucked me in! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Diamonds are a girl's best friend right @itsfi sounds like it fit the saying pretty well

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Yes they are @lmaster๐Ÿ˜ Bring on the diamonds!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‚

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@itsfi ohhh that sounds amazing! and so pretty as well!

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@Kim888, I was pleasantly surprised by this one. ๐Ÿ˜€ Looking forward to seeing how the others in this line work out.

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D&W is for Darn Why Did I use this already When I just got it and it is so Darn good. 


I mean, I know why I used it, way ahead of its experiration date. I got it in my grab bag mask haul and @Samtian and @ShortErica were talking about it having lip flaps and I was guardingly intrigued (but also, like, expecting to hate it because...lip flaps). Reading about the effects, though it would be nice to use following a more exfoliating mask Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask 5 oz/ 148 mL.

This was all around just a lovely experience. My skin is a little sensitive and always loves getting pampered after my more exfoliating masks. I currently use Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber Gel Mask 5 oz/ 150 mL after, which I do not enjoy, so am always looking for an alternative. There's a heckin bunch of nice ingredients in here, including niacinamide, squalane, ferments and peptides. And even though it lists fragrance at the bottom, I didn't notice any scent.

There's a ton of serum (kinda goopy milky) in the packet, I spread it all over my body and my mask was very saturated. I like to wear most masks until the dry a bit, so I had this on for almost 90 minutes and even still parts of it still were a little damp. I rubbed in the serum and it was a teeny bit tacky for less than a few minutes.

Fit was surprisingly good. I even used the lip flap over my top lip, and it all held well and stayed in place for the whole time. Admittedly I was laying down, but I usually am for masking. I never have a good nose fit, though.

My skin was very soft, plump and glowing after. Definitely what was called for after my more intense exfoliation. Definitely will purchase a package of these going forward. A-/A.


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Ahh this one is lovely, @haleyvvvv! Pleased to hear your skin loved it. This brand has been pretty good for my skin, too:)

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Thank you, @eshoe!! I'm definitely excited to try more from this brand.

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@haleyvvvv  So awesome you loved this one!!! I have one in my drawer I may have to try it

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Definitely when your skin needs a little extra tlc, you should pull it out, @ather!! 

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  • Again with the unfortunate sticker placement.
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