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πŸ’•πŸ˜Œ Mask of the Week Challenge πŸ˜ŒπŸ’–

***2022 Mask of the Week Challenge***

Open for input and suggestionsπŸ‘‡πŸΌ

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We love hearing about every masking experience, and suggestions are always welcome.

 

This Week’s Theme: Animal Print Masks - Lions 🦁, tigers 🐯, pandas 🐼, and bears 🐻, oh my! None other than the lovely @Shosh85 brings us this smile-worthy challengeπŸ˜„

Letter of the Week:  Q

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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, fit, adherence, mask type (hydrating, brightening, exfoliating, detox, sleeping, etc.) as well as your overall experience.

Most importantly: Would you repurchase it? 


Second most important: Have fun and merry masking!

2020 Mask of the Week Challenge:

https://community.sephora.com/t5/Skincare-Aware/2020-Mask-of-the-Week-Challenge-PART-1/m-p/4995162/h...

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   

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

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

From what I've used, and it's only been 2 sheet masks, I am liking this brand, @eshoe. This mask in particular was very nice. I made a note to look more into their skincare products after I've gone through some more of my stash. πŸ˜

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Ok you sold me, @itsfi πŸ˜‚ I wonder if any of their skincare uses the same scent formula. A mist would be lovely!

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@eshoe, a mist with in this frankincense scent would be fantastic. I just looked online and it seems like there’s a toner in a spray bottle 😍 that you can get through amazon, and there’s a face oil you can get directly on their US site. I cannot justify another mist, but my skin loves face oils in the fall and winter. Hmmm ... πŸ€” There’s also a mini travel kit ... Hmmm again ... πŸ€” πŸ˜† 

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Ooh, a frankincense mask! That does sound like a good one, @itsfi

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@quspork, it's the first I've heard of frankincense in skincare. It's lovely and I just saw that they have a line of skincare products featuring frankincense as the star ingredient. I may have to check that out after I've gone through more of my skincare stash. 

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@itsfi  I've never heard of this brand! I'm not sure I've ever used a Frankencense mask before - will have to research that one! So happy to hear you loved it! πŸ˜ƒ

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@Shosh85, the brand only has a few masks but they’ve been good. I’m excited to try out the others I have! β™₯️ I thought I saw on their site that they have a sampler set of all the masks in this line and it’s currently marked down.

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I don’t think I have any 3 step masks so I’m going with for Royal pearl! I picked up a box of these last time I was in the city and noticed the expiry date is super close. So I will be trying to use these guys fast! Had a good fit. I normally need to smoosh into place. Stayed on well I left on for 30 minutes maybe longer I don’t remember looking and tracking the time super closely. Claims radiance mask. Pretty much the only English on the box. More research says hydration and whitening. Not sure how much whitening I can see I’ve got a crazy tan going on. I felt very hydrated tho. I would use it again if I had it but I don’t think I would search it out. 

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Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

@ather good job getting through those masks! I like mbd masks, but whitening is a claim I'm unsure of

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@lmaster  This is the only one I’ve tried from this brand. I may have to look for others to try!!

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Yes, beat those expiration dates @ather! I'm never sure what to expect by whitening claims either. πŸ€·

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@ShortErica  I agree. Like is it my whole face or just spots?! Hmm πŸ€” 

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At least you received some needed hydration, @ather! I feel like very few sheet masks perform exceptionally at any objectives other than hydration. But as long as it does that, it was worth it:)

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@eshoe  I totally agree!!! 

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@ather   Too bad it wasn't anything amazing! I haven't tried this one yet, but like @itsfi, I have tried the Black Pearl and really enjoyed it. It'd be a fun experiment to compare the two different pearls πŸ˜‰ 

I'm always interested to see/hear how a mask does after using it consecutively for several days! I'd love to hear the outcome, if you do decide to try it! 😊

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@Shosh85  Yes I would be interested in trying the black one. And seeing the difference between the two!!  I can send you one of the Royal pearl if you like. But it’s almost about to expire. 

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@ather  Awe, you are super sweet to offer, but I think I might already have it in my stash! πŸ‘

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@ather, I haven’t used this particular mask from My Beauty Diary but I have used the black pearl one and liked it a lot - like this one, it was great for hydrating my skin and since it contained pearl powder, I saw some (temporary) brightening. I suspect that consistent, regular use of brightening / whitening products would give more of a glow to the complexion. I do wish that brands would replace β€œwhitening” claims with β€œbrightening” though (unless the item is intended to make one’s face white, that is). I see shifts to that among some beauty brands.

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@itsfi   I agree. I think if it was more of a brightening claim I would be more likely to buy it. I do have some spots on my face  that could use some brightness. Maybe even whitening. I have a bunch so maybe I’ll try 5 days straight and see if I notice a difference. After I wrote my post I realized I didn’t wash my face before I put the mask on πŸ€¦πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ Oops. I guess it was a long week. This morning my face feels hydrated. I didn’t follow with my skincare last night since I washed my face once my face was dry. Then I used the extra serum on my face after. Maybe I’ll need another try before I can actually give a better review! 

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@ather, ohhhh, long weeks are exhausting. I hope you are able to rest this weekend. Good you realized it and could wash up before calling it a night. Oh, using it 5 nights would be an interesting experiment;😍 do let us know how it turns out. 

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Comparing these Holika Holika masks for the multi-step theme. The Lavender one was gifted to me by the lovely @Kim888! Thanks for bringing me closer to trying them all! πŸ‘

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Holika Holika Tea Bag Masks

These masks have two pouches. Pouch #1 has a tea bag and pouch #2 has the sheet mask and serum. You're supposed to drop the tea bag into pouch #2 and massage it for 1-2 minutes to let it "brew." I ended up rubbing the pouches for about 3-4 minutes each. The masks themselves were comfortable thin cotton. The fit was the same on all of them - just a smidge too wide at the temples and a teeny bit too long at the chin/jawline. The adherence was ok, but the chin did start to pop up halfway into it. I kept them each on for about 20 minutes and they all had tackiness that lasted bout 15 minutes.

 

SCENT:

Green Tea: a very light, natural green tea kind of scent

 

Hibiscus: a light tea scent, that smells like what could be hibiscus, but I'm not totally positive what hibiscus smells like πŸ€”

 

Lavender: a lavender tea scent, though the lavender scent was stronger than the brewed tea scent that I only caught whiffs of here and there.

 

SCENT RANKINGS:

#1) Hibiscus

#2) Green Tea

#3) Lavender

 

 

RESULTS:

Green Tea: Calm, lightly moisturized and nicely hydrated skin.

 

Hibiscus:  Moisturized, slightly plump skin with a glow.

 

Lavender: Nicely moisturized skin that looks less dull with a glow.

 

RESULT RANKINGS:

#1) Tie between Hibiscus and Lavender

#2) Green Tea

 

CONCLUSION:

#1) Hibiscus

#2) Green Tea

#3) Lavender

 

I actually really liked the results from the Lavender one, but the scent was a bit too strong for me and is really the only reason it got last place.

All in all these are nice masks, and gave some great results. The brewing aspect makes it unique and fun to use, though most of the time I do prefer to just pull out a mask and slap it on.

There's a fourth mask in this set (Camomile) and even though these weren't too wowing, I'm still interested in trying it just for the sake of trying them all.

Green Tea Ingredients:

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Hibiscus Ingredients:

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Lavender Ingredients:

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