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Mask of the Week Challenge

Happy fall (and Thanksgiving to those in the US 🌾) and welcome to the second half of the year! 🍂🍁 Just a few weeks left in 2020, whew! Looking forward to finishing strong & starting fresh ☺️

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

 

Letters of the Week:  V & E

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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

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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

Hope you enjoy your masks @rosegoldlovely! Just wanted to let you know that "Clean" is just a marketing term and there is no set standard. For instance, many of Sephora's "Clean" products contain fragrance which can irritate skin. The concept of having an easy system is great but it's better to look at ingredients in each product.

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@rosegoldlovely  Nice! I hope you have fun trying all these out! I've tried a few of the Shake & Shots and I think they're pretty entertaining! If I do decide to do a modeling/rubber mask, I actually like these best - they're easier to mix and a little less messy than most! 😉 I'll be looking forward to hearing your thought on these! 

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@rosegoldlovely looking forward to hearing your thoughts on these! Some are definitely better than others, depending on your skin type. The modeling masks are fun for sure😊

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@eshoe so far, I used the Sephora Peeling mask and it was very nice. It made my skin feel smooth and soft and matte. The Hemp mask was a disappointment. It didn't mattify my face at all. It had an interesting look though. I'm typing up a formal review for the SEPHORA COLLECTION Clean Hemp Mask. It'll take about 8 hours for it to get approved and uploaded. I already did a review for the SEPHORA COLLECTION Clean Peeling Mask, a day or two ago.

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Tonight's mask fits all themes- inspired by BIC & both of the letters M & N

Mahalo the bean mask, inspired by @eshoe & also heard about this brand from one of the few youtubers that I watched (they are since, fewer still😕) but it is New to me. 

 

Fit?its a wash off mask. You apply it to your face while damp

 

Smell?you really smell the coffee, it is muted but it's there

 

Consistency?mud with grounded coffee in it. It's dark (think coffee) but you can add/take away depending on how opaque you want the mask to be. I want to make my sample stretch but I used about 2 dimes sized worth. It dries down but remains very comfortable on. Doesn't tighten up. 

 

Ease of use?no issues, washes off fairly easy with warm water. No cloth needed. I left this on for 30 min. 

 

Would I  purchase/try again? Yes, & im trying not to buy the fs until I finish the sample but this mask performed excellent- exfoliated but hydrated at the same time. Dare i say a miracle worker, I had some texture on my cheek & it's gone! 🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤

Thank goodness they offer minis now, because this mask is expensive! 🤑thank you @@eshoe for letting us know about the minis

Oh, also used my mint chocolate mini laneige

 

It's not letting me add pics. 😕will try again tomorrow. 

 

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@sonnydee  Happy to hear you got such great results from this one! I really enjoyed this one as well! Have you tried anything else from the brand?

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I got a petal mask mini too but saving that when my face "needs" it. Tomorrow is a beach day so it might get taken out then @Shosh85 🏖

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@sonnydee this is a unique mask, one of the most interesting I’ve tried! I’ve watched the video and apparently there is some stringyness that goes on when you use it as directed. It’s only worked once for me but I am going to give it another try soon. Her products have some scent which might not be for everyone. I want to give the Bean another go, too.

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I didn't watch the video but the pics have the mask pretty thick...maybe thats when the stringyness happens? @eshoe do you get a brush when you buy the fs masks? I haven't found where you can buy the brush or if it comes with it?

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I am unsure, @sonnydee. I bought the travel size, and I’m not going thru it as quickly as I thought I would. I don’t want to pick up the FS as I doubt I could go through that huge jar in six months. The website makes it appear to come with a brush, though🤔

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Yea,it's pictured with it. For that price, it better come with something! Did you get the mini or is there a travel size bigger than the mini that i havent found? @eshoe 

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I first tried it through the Detox Market’s sample program, and that size is similar to a foil @sonnydee. The one I have now is the mini on her site, I think it was $20-something for 10ml?

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Yea, thats the one I have too @eshoe 

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Once I finish a few others, I'm definitely going to grab the mini mahalo!! @sonnydee 

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Pick it up sooner than later. Theres a note on the site that the minis won't be permanent. @lmaster 

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@sonnydee awwww booooo

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The Mahalo mask always sounds nice whenever it pops up, @sonnydee, so I'm glad to hear it worked out well for you too!

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Me too! @quspork definitely going to be a good one to add into my routine

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Some BIC inspiration, specifically @itsfi who recommended the cherry mask from Eminence (and I do have a sample of that in the stash to get to soon). 

 

Eminence Pumpkin Latte Mask and Eminence Chocolate Mousse Mask

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I started with the Pumpkin Latte mask last weekend and it was a reminder that I really should patch test new products before slathering them on face. I am absolutely terrible about actually doing that! The mask was a thick cream that smelled pretty much how one would expect a mask called "pumpkin latte" to smell. It was a bit sweeter than say the Summer Friday's Overtime mask and certainly more pumpkin than pumpkin spice. This is a wash-off mask that is supposed to add in some hydration. The mask advertises pumpkin pulp which is evident in a few pulpy pieces within the cream and some slight exfoliation with fruit (pineapple) extract. The instructions say to leave on 5-10 minutes and then rinse off. I had it on for maybe two minutes when my skin began to feel really hot. Like uncomfortably hot. I rinsed it off and holy tomato! I was red red red. My skin was warm to the touch and VERY red, like with a bad sunburn. Cue the smothering of aloe all over my face. The warmth and redness both subsided as the day went on, but something here definitely did not agree with my skin, sadly. 

 

Live and learn- when I tried the Chocolate Mousse mask this week, I did indeed do a small patch test first LOL! This is another wash-off hydration mask that is basically like opening up a can of Betty Crocker's chocolate frosting and smearing it all over your face. It has a thick frosting-like consistency and that's exactly how it smells--- lots of chocoately goodness! It does have a lingering scent so if you're sensitive to scent, this may not be one for you. But for those who don't mind, the chocolate smell was delish. Knowing my reaction to the previous mask, I did wash off pretty much exactly at the 5 minute mark, just in case. I did feel like it was a little difficult to rinse, so I ended up using a washcloth to remove the last bit as it had dried down a touch in a couple of places. Now was it hydrating? Maybe a little. I wouldn't say there were overwhelming results though. So, while I did enjoy trying this one and would be open to trying it again in the future, I don't think I could justify the price tag given lackluster results. 

 

In helping to calm my skin last weekend after the pumpkin latte disaster, let me also sing the praises of this little guy: Patchology's Soothe Flashmasque

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I was somehow out of aloe masks in my stash and wanted something that would be soothing to use the following day, so ended up reaching for this since it does advertise a few soothing ingredients. And so glad I did! This was a really lovely mask. I left it on for longer than the 5 minutes it advertises and it left me with soft, soothed, hydrated skin with no trace of the redness from before. I'll definitely be picking up a few more of these!

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I didn't get a chance to try the sample of the chocolate mousse mask before it disappeared from my collection 🤔 @quspork the results were pretty close to what I felt with the pumpkin latte mask, not as hydrating as I'd hoped but did smell delicious!! So sorry you had reactions to this mask

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Oh no, @lmaster - I hope you find your disappearing chocolate mask! It's so funny how some things just seem to have legs of their own sometimes. 

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