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Mask of the Week Challenge

It’s finally December!!! ❄️☃️️ Congrats for hanging in there. Let’s finish these last few weeks together, and celebrate another year of sharing our love for all things masks & snacks;) 💙💖🤍

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Thank you @Aaliaa for starting this thread, and giving us a place to share our love for masks💗 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 Week’s Theme: Mask that would make a good band name (“kinda silly, I know”). Not at all@PrettyPaint! What great inspiration to try some funny-sounding masks 😄

Letters of the Week:  W & D

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Jun 29 - Jul 5

A & Z

Masking Pet Peeves - use a mask that has some component that drives you crazy!

 

@ShortErica

Jul 6 - 12

B & Y

Masking Hacks - share your masking secrets that make your life easier and your skin happy

 

@eshoe

Jul13 - 19

C & X

Lip, Hand or Foot Masks to help that summer skin

  

Jul 20 - 26

D & W

’Weird Mask' Bubbling, Peeling, Colour changing other worldly wonders!

 

@aalia

Jul 27 - Aug 2

E & V

Multi-Masking How many masks can you use at one time or in One Day??

  

Aug 3 - 9

F & U

Blind Pick Your Mask - Let's make it fun to use the masks in our stash!

 

@veronika23

Aug 10 - 16

G & T

Sheet Mask Focus - from cotton to cupra, coconut gel to bio cellulose, what are your favorites and why?

  

Aug 17 - 23

H & S

Drugstore & Grocery Brands Week

 

@eshoe

Aug 24 - 30

I & R

3-Step Masks/Multi-Step Masks

 

@heartsmyface

Aug 31 - Sep 6

J & Q

Rainbow Week - Bring out the colorful masks in every hue

 

@sonnydee

Sep 7 - 13

K & P

Autumn Masks - Fall goodness in a mask

  

Sep 14 - 20

L & O

When you are getting GLAM for a night out and want that inner GLOW

  

Sep 21 - 27

M & N

BIC Made you do it! Masks recommended/inspired by other BIC members

  

Sep 28 - Oct 4

N & M

Sephora Collections Week - House Brand Goodness

  

Oct 5 - 11

O & L

Masks that Make you Hungry - Fall/Winter Edition

 

@itsfi

Oct 12 - 18

P & K

Forgotten Wonders - Shop your stash for an unloved mask

  

Oct 19 - 25

Q & J

Overnight Masks - Sleeping miracles in a jar

  

Oct 26 - Nov 1

R & I 

Masking Duel Week II

 

@eshoe

Nov 2 - 8

S & H

Buddy Up! Dare to compare the same mask with another BIC-er

 

@eshoe

Nov 9 - 15

T & G

Gross/Odd/Unusual Ingredients - Spirulina, donkey milk, bee venom, snail mucous - what masks have you used that have strange ingredients?

 

@Aaliaa

Nov 16 - 22

U & F

Flash Masks - masks that do doubly duty in half the time

 

@eshoe

Nov 23 - 29

V & E

Morning Masking - Masks that help give a pep to your step

  

Nov 30 - Dec 6

W & D

Mask that would make a good band name (kinda silly, I know)

 

@PrettyPaint

Dec 7 - 13

X & C

Holiday Party Prep Mask

  

Dec 14 - 20

Y & B

Most Artistic Sheet Mask

 

@Kim888

Dec 21 - 27

Z & A

Favourite Masks of All-Time

 

@itsfi

Dec 28 - 31

123

Masks 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!

2020 Mask of the Week Challenge Part 1:

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 

***Tentative 2021 Schedule**

Thank you for all of the fun ideas! If I have missed a suggestion, please let me know so I can get it added. Happy Masking 🙂

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Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

@lmaster I bought this one but haven't tried it yet. It'll be interesting to see if mine's also not well saturated. Sorry it didn't work well for you! 

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@WinglessOne I even massaged the sleeve before opening, I've noticed it's been 50/50 with these,, either I love them or 🙄

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@lmaster  Sorry this one was unimpressive! Definitely sounds like a "meh" experience. I bought the eye mask version of this one, so hopefully those turn out a little better! 🤞

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I was really bummed about the sheet, the serum is nice if you just apply it directly to your face @Shosh85 but the sheet was not working for me at all!!

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Hmmm ... thicker sheet?! That’s very good to know @lmaster. I haven’t been inclined to pick this one up for some reason. Knowing it’s a thicker sheet mask makes me even less interested in trying it out. Sorry to hear this one didn’t meet your expectations. 😔 

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It was thick and rough! @itsfi 

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Alright. That does it. Pass. 

It was rough @lmaster? That doesn’t sound good at all. I keep thinking “well, she said it smells fruity. There’s ... that.” 😐

This sounds like an example of anti-enable-gate. Thank you for that, too! 😝 

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@itsfi seriously fruity was the only wonderful trait from this mask

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P is for purple 

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This papa recipe mask was gifted to me from the kind hearted @WinglessOne it's a highly saturated sheet with clear serum that smells so fruity and delicious!! Fit is decent for me tons of extra serum! Wear time was 20 minutes and my skin felt extremely hydrated and moisturized and felt so good!! I hope to see these again in Marshalls!!
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I need to check my notes @lmaster. I remember enjoying these but some stood out more than others. I forget if I did this one but it sounds great!

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@ShortErica yep I've enjoyed every one I've tried!

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@lmaster  This is such a great line of masks! Happy to hear you loved this one! I'd totally pick them up if I saw them at TJ Maxx/

Marshall's again! 😃

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I sure hope they come back!! @Shosh85 

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Love the ingredients in these Papa Recipe Bombee Fruitables @lmaster! Nice to see another hit from this line of masks. It'd be great to see a variety pack with the different masks from this line. Gotta ask my go to question - do you have a favorite among the fruitables line? 

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I can't remember all the ones I've tried @itsfi 😆 but there wasn't one I didn't like!!

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Totally fair point @lmaster! 😂 I don’t think I’ve tried all of these yet, but so far, my skin has been happy with the ones I have. Just a nice, solid line of masks. Love that! ♥️

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@lmaster  Hooray for another winner! I hope to see the Bombee Fruitables masks return to retailers soon... really hope they haven't been discontinued. They're such a nice line of masks. 

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@WinglessOne I agree!! These are excellent!!

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I've been extending @sonnydee's rainbow mask theme from last week a little longer, with a blue centered masking session that can also slot nicely into this week’s letter themes, with a K for Korean brand (Banobagi) and a P for pretty (foil sheet mask) and perfumed (sleeping mask). As for this week’s fall goodness theme . . . the foil sheet mask imparts a healthy dose of hydration, which is a wonderful and welcome treat for the skin as the we head into the cooler fall season. 😉

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Sheet Mask

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Sheet Mask: Banobagi Vita Cocktail Aqua Foil Mask is a very pretty, metallic blue, 2-piece foil sheet mask saturated in a clear, watery essence that smells like a light version of a lemony cleaning product. The scent isn’t awful, but not what I’d consider pleasing either.  

Notable Ingredients: Niacinamide, trehalose, panthenol, arginine, allantoin, adenosine, hydrolyzed collagen, centella asiatica, glutathione, magnesium, zinc gluconate, and copper gluconate. This also contains added fragrance, though it is listed last. 

Claims: According to the packaging, this mask is about anti-aging, brightening and moisturizing. I’m not in a position to speak to the “anti-wrinkling” benefits that are touted, especially since I don’t use this mask regularly, but overall the ingredients in this mask seem to support its claims, or at least, make it likely that the results will be as claimed.

Fit & Adherence: Two-piece masks are easier to position and manipulate to my facial contours and features, as was the case here in terms of fit. Adherence on this one was pretty good, especially for a mask that leans slightly on the thicker side due to its two layers (foil exterior and cotton interior).  

Results: Hydrated, dewy, and slightly brightened skin. 

Would I Repurchase?: Likely, yes. My skin responds best to foil masks in the colder seasons, especially the winter months, when my skin leans a lot more dehydrated-dry. I haven’t considered whether I have a favorite foil mask, but I would be happy to use this foil mask another time, and it’s one I could see myself purchasing again.  

Overall Thoughts: A nice mask for those with dry or dehydrated skin. Depending on your schedule, probably best suited for evening or weekend use, when you have more time to let the essence, of which there is a ton, fully absorb into the skin. 
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Ingredients: 

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Water, Glycerin, Methylpropanediol, Niacinamide, Trehalose, Panthenol, Phenoxyethanol, Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Carbomer, Arginine, Ethylhexylglycerin, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Allantoin, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Adenosine, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Butylene Glycol, Centella Asiatica Extract, 1, 2-Hexanediol, 3-0-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid, Maltodextrin, Sodium Citrate, Citric Acid, Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin, Cyanocobalamin, Glutathione, Mineral Water, Magnesium Aspartate, Zinc Gluconate, Copper Gluconate, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance, CI 42090

Sleeping Mask

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The Sephora Collection Water Gel Mask Hydrate + Refresh is a perfumed, pale, aquatic blue gel that feels cool against the skin. The fragrance, while not ideal, has grown on me. Initially, I thought it was just very perfume-y, but after using it for some time now, I’d say it’s got a fresh, aquatic, floral bent to it. In my mind, this one is better suited for warm nights and/or for those with oily or oilier skin (and, possibly those with combination skin that leans more oily-combo than dry-combo). This particular sleeping mask has seen more usage as a result of the more frequent heat waves we’ve been experiencing and also due to my having re-purposed it as a hand lotion this summer. 
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Ingredients:
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Water, Glycerin, C10-18 Triglycerides, C15-19 Alkane, Butylene Glycol, Propanediol, Carbomer, Perfume (Fragrance), Hydroxyacetophenone, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium Hydroxide, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopherol, Laminaria Saccharina Extract, Sodium Phytate, Arginine, CI 42090 (Blue 1), CI 17200 (Red 33) 

 

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

That blue foil mask looks so neat, glad it was a good one, @itsfi!!

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@haleyvvvv, I'm learning the best way to use certain masks and it seems that my skin responds very well to foil masks when it's cold out. I will be sorting through my masks to make sure I have foil masks at the ready for when that happens. It can get warm as late as early-to-mid-October here so I have a little bit of time to rummage through my mask stash. 😉

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