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

Nearly wrapping up June ๐Ÿ๐Ÿฅฅ๐ŸŒž and  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: Masking Duel: Compare two (or more) masks to determine which one reigns supreme! ๐Ÿค”

Letter of the Week:  Z

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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

Thanks @emaisgr8! That's encouragement to take good notes. So far lemon > acai berry for me.

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U is for Ultru




Ultru I'm Sorry For My Skin pH5.5 Brightening Jelly Mask

This is a thin cotton sheet mask that was LOADED with super thick and slimy jelly serum. There was enough extra serum left in the pouch for my neck, chest, arms and legs. It had a mild citrus scent - lemon and orange is what stood out the most to me - and it wasn't as noticeable when the mask was on. The fit was good- just a smidge too wide by the temples and little too long at the chin. It adhered well and was comfortable to wear the 45 minutes I had it on. When I removed it my face felt great and so refreshed. There was some light tackiness that literally lasted an hour and a half! I actually don't mind tack at all and wouldn't even notice it unless I touched my face, which something I try not to do in general- but I do touch it after I mask (with clean hands) for the sake of detailed notes. ๐Ÿ˜‚My skin looked slightly brighter, and had a nice glow and the moisture and hydration from it was long lasting!

I loved this one and would absolutely repurchase, especially if spotted at TJ Maxx again!




Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

@Shosh85 @Oooh this looks interesting! I love ph oriented masks - this sounds great! 

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@Kim888 It really was great! This is only the second pH mask I've used, but I've loved them both! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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Havenโ€™t heard of a bad pH5.5 mask yet, @Shosh85! This sounds especially inviting, given the extra serum๐Ÿ˜‰

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

@eshoe  I loved the thick jellly serum! The only other pH5 mask I tried was the Heimish one and loved that one, so, so far so good! Would definitely love to try out more pH5.5 masks!

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

How would you compare it to the Brightening Yadah Jelly @Shosh85? Do you repurchase both at TJ Maxx or prefer one or the other?

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@ShortErica  It would be easier to compare them if I did them closer together, but from what I remember and according to my notes, it looks like I like this Ultru one better -  it has thicker jelly serum, a wee bit better scent and was better at moisturizing and hydrating. So, I actually probably wouldn't repurchase the Yadah, now that I've discovered this one! 

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

That's good to know - means I gotta check these out at some point @Shosh85. I think the Yadah jelly have been my favorite jelly mask so far.

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@Shosh85 slight tackiness is ok good thing it wasn't sticky ๐Ÿ˜‰

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@lmaster Yup, the tackiness was light, it just lasted forever....  I think it'd make a great morning/primer mask ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜‰

ohhhhhh๐Ÿ˜ patiently waiting for the day to spot at TJ or...

ohhhhhh๐Ÿ˜ patiently waiting for the day to spot at TJ or M...the scent & mask sound lovely @Shosh85

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@sonnydee  Yeah, I found a bunch of different ones at Marshall's right before all this COVID stuff happened. I still haven't been back to TJ Maxx/Marshall's since then, so I'm hoping to find some more too! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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Oooh ๐Ÿ˜ This one sounds amazing @Shosh85. Iโ€™ve used a brightening one from the line but not a brightening with pH 5.5. Love the disco ball on the packaging, too. This one is definitely going on my list. โ™ฅ๏ธ

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@itsfi  It was so good! It makes me optimistic about the others I have from the line! The disco ball is the reason I chose to try this one out first ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‰

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The disco ball would have made me pick it up, too @Shosh85. ๐Ÿ˜‰ 

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"F" as is I've been looking forward to try these two for awhile now. Sometimes, the wait is better than the catch ๐Ÿ˜‰


I've been interested in the Bloomeffects Dutch Dirt for months, and finally, finally had a chance to try it a couple of nights ago. The hue is very similar to the Volition Beauty Detoxifying Silt Gelee Mask. Probably one of least appealing masks, ever ๐Ÿ˜„ 
So the Dutch Dirt has a very strong and distinct scent. I was expecting a good earthy aroma; when I ordered from them last year (other products), the inside of the box had a rich, just finished gardening scent. I kinda loved it! This has an unmistakable alcohol scent. I was trying to figure out which one, though...and when it hit me, I was surprised. Isopropyl alcohol. Well, time to see how it works! I slathered on a good amount and found myself again wondering, is this necessary? There are an abundance of rather harsh granules dispersed throughout the product. I tried as gently as I could to cover my face in it, and let it sit for a few minutes. It began to dry after maybe 5-7, after which I promptly rinsed with my Makeup Eraser.  I had to be very, very careful so as not to over-exfoliate. Thankfully it was pretty easy to remove (so many thanks to @lmaster for the invaluable MU Eraser tip!). My skin did appear a little brighter, but I was more concerned about the damage it may have done to my skin in the process.  

Next up, the A'Pieu Icing Sweet Bar Sheet Mask in Melon. From the reviews I had seen here, I was very excited to try this one. And....YES!!!! Right out of the package, it was absolutely delicious. The scent - like Midori. The sweetest honeydew melon, love, love love. Seriously, after my Dutch Disaster, it didn't even matter to me that the eyes were much too small and needed some snipping, or that the chin kept flapping off. There was a generous amount of serum to pat pat pat on my cheeks and forehead, which I happily did. I left this beauty on until a few parts began to dry - maybe 30-35 minutes? My skin was slightly tacky, but I did not even care at this point - it did look a little smoothed. This mask would be a repeat just for the scent. I love fruity scents in masks, and this truly was a treat!

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

Sorry about the huge granules. That must be so scary worrying about damaging your skin. Has it been okay since you used the mask or have you noticed anything wrong @eshoe?

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My skin has been ok, @ShortErica - but Iโ€™m looking into the long term - a month from now, are my cheeks going to be cracking? Iโ€™ve realized there is a wide open market for solid hydrating masks. Detox/purifying/exfoliating ones are plentiful, and maybe thatโ€™s just where the market is๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

@eshoe The only one I can think of is the Origins Mini Drink Upโ„ข Intensive Overnight Hydrating Mask with Avocado & Swiss Glacier Water 1 oz/ 3... because @faeriegirl sent it to me in unicorn mail! I need to try it. I tend to always focus on sheet masks but loved incorporating a weekly wash off pore mask on Mondays so I don't know why I always hesitate. Have you tried it?

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

I use that one @ShortErica @and love it. Very similar to the Youth To The People Superberry Hydrate + Glow Dream Mask with Vitamin C 2 oz/ 59 mL actually! In scent and consistency, the only difference in my experience is the hue and form of application (Origins tube vs YTTP jar).

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