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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 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: Mask with a Partner! @Alphaboo gives us this weekโ€™s fun challenge: Letโ€™s make an excuse to mask togetherโ˜บ๏ธ

Letter of the Week:  T

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


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:

2019 Mask of the Week Challenge:

2018 Mask of the Week Challenge:   


Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

Way to end the week strong, @sonnydee ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ I used that one sometime recently too, the scent is one of the bestโ˜บ๏ธ

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@sonnydee I was very close to using this one today!!

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All aboard the (M = ) Merbliss train! Last night I decided to follow along with everyone else whoโ€™s recently used the Merbliss Wedding Dress Aloe Honey Soothing Clear Seal Mask. 


Trying a mask that's liked or loved by many.Trying a mask that's liked or loved by many.



Claims: Boosts immunity; soothes and hydrates skin; makes skin supple. โ€œOur fresh and light Aloe & Honey mask is non-sticky and quickly absorbed.โ€ 


Ingredients: Iโ€™m glad thereโ€™s no royal jelly in this mask because Iโ€™m still not sure it actually does anything beneficial compared to propolis and honey, aside from maybe help hydrate skin by binding water molecules. Iโ€™ll have to see what the latest scientific study consensus is for royal jellyโ€ฆ I remember seeing a passing mention somewhere that clinical studies proved that ingredientโ€™s not nearly as effective as its hype claims. Hmm. 


I am happy to see the other 2 bee products, along with green tea, Japanese goldthread (coptis chinensis root), and my best friends sodium hyaluronate and licorice root. 

Water, Glycereth-26, Glycerin, Bis-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane, 1,2-Hexanediol, Carbomer, Arginine, Xanthan Gum, Hydroxyethylcellulose, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Butylene Glycol, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Coptis Chinensis Root Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Disodium EDTA, Azulene, Honey Extract, Propolis Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract (10ppm), Fragrance 

Performance: This thin Lyocell sheet was a bit tricky to unfold, thanks to the half-sheet sized plastic backing. That backing sheet kinda got in my way, so I pulled it off and stuck it on my neck for a few seconds (heh, itโ€™s the perfect size and shape for that) while I finished wrangling the sheet mask. I couldโ€™ve snipped the eyehole inner corners and the mouth hole corners a bit, but left โ€˜em alone. Otherwise, the sheet fit great: covered my entire jaw and was the near-perfect length for my face. Thanks to the thick gel serum (which smelled quite nice, a mix of honey and added honey-floral fragrance), the sheet never budged once I smoothed it down. I scooped excess serum from the sleeve and spread it over the sheet all over my face, and applied some to my neck. 


Remember when I said (somewhere in this thread) Iโ€™ve taken many a tub soak while sheet masking but never a shower, because whoโ€™s crazy enough to shower while wearing a sheet mask? Wellโ€ฆ 

Since this Merbliss sheet was so well behaved, I decided to multitask in the kitchen and prep a quick batch of tomato sauce to cook the next day. I accidentally spilled tomato sauce all over the front of my legs, from my thighs down. (Donโ€™t ask how.) It contained fish sauce and minced garlicโ€”not the sort of stink I wanted to just water-wipe off and hop into bed with.

So hey, I hopped in the shower to wash my legs. While wearing this Merbliss mask. It said โ€œoh weโ€™re in the shower now, thatโ€™s cool, Iโ€™ll just chill up here while you wash up, no biggie.โ€ The mask stayed put no matter how often I bent down while showering and, afterward, lotioning up my legs. I did make sure not to get my face wet in the process, but still: Iโ€™m impressed by this maskโ€™s manners! Plus, this is another weird done-that thing I can cross off my list. 

I wore the mask a total of 20 minutes. There was a ton of serum left on my skin, even after removing some with the backs of my hands and massaging the rest into my face for 3 minutes. I let it be for another 3 minutes, then came back and massaged for another 2-3 minutes until everything had soaked into my skin. Afterward, I expected my skin to feel sticky (it did, contrary to Merblissโ€™s marketing claim), but I also had moderate pilling everywhere, including my neck. I had to wipe my skin down with a damp cloth to remove the pills. 


Results: Ah, another glow maker mask. I was less glowy after wiping my face and neck down to de-pill my skin, but there was still a nice natural looking radiance. My oily zone inflammation looked and felt better, and my whole face felt well hydrated. I applied moisturizer (not my usual YTTP Superfood but The Inkey List Peptide Moisturizer which I'm testing through October) and got more pilling. ๐Ÿ˜ก At least it was mild this time, but I planned to apply retinol next (once my face had dried down under moisturizer) and didnโ€™t want any pills to interfere. Thankfully, I had no pilling after applying retinol. 


I need to try this mask again and see what (if anything) I can do to reduce the pilling. Iโ€™m sure layering excess serum from the sleeve atop the sheet didnโ€™t help matters, so I wonโ€™t do that next time. 


Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

Ok the leg marinade does not sound appealing, @WinglessOne ๐Ÿ˜„ But a major bonus that you were able to cross off another item on your to-do list while getting clean. This one is on my list, it's the second time I've seen it here recently, and I do like the Nurse Healing mask (despite a somewhat strong perfumed scent).

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@WinglessOne piling is so annoying ๐Ÿค

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@WinglessOne  Well it's too bad about the pilling, but otherwise sounds like a wonderful mask! Glad you enjoyed it! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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Yeah i think I had the pilling too @WinglessOne it wasn't to bad but I saved this mask after a hot beach day. I never had it happen before so I had to think about what was happening ๐Ÿ˜ but I also used the extra goodness. Maybe next time I wouldn't put so much on my face & just use it on the rest of my body. The legs would take up alot. ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’š

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M is for myrrh (sheet mask) and moisturizing (lip balm and actually the sheet mask, too)
N is for nighttime (sleeping mask)
Sheet Mask:
The packaging on the sheet mask appears to have misprint. The package  says "Detoxifying" but the websites for the brand itself as well as the other online stores that carry this mask say that it's "Deep Moisturizing" and the results of more supportive of that than any detoxifying claims.

The sheet material on the Inna Organic Myrrh Deep Moisturizing Facial Mask is  Bemliese (100% cotton made in Japan), which is ultra-soft and very thin and could be very nice for those with sensitive skin (barring any allergies or sensitivities to the ingredients). The mask is saturated in a lightly viscous essence that feels ever-so-slightly gel-like and has a scent that is part woodsy, part medicinal, and part herbaceous but not grassy. it lingered too and I have to say it's not a scent I was very fond of. I much prefer the scent on the frankincense sheet mask from this Taiwanese brand. 
I removed the mask after the recommended 10 minutes and while I can't say that my skin looked and felt detoxified, I did notice that my skin felt moisturized after the slight tacky-to-the-touch feeling dissipated. Overall, this is a nice mask but since the scent wasn't to my liking, it's not one I will repurchase.

Ingredients (from innaorganic (dot) us๐Ÿ˜ž
Demineralized Water, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Glycerin, Propanediol, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Water*, Cupressus sempervirens Leaf Water*, Polyglyceryl-4 Caprate, Betaine, Sodium Levulinate, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sodium Anisate, Olea Europaea(Olive) Leaf Extract, Salvia Sclarea(Clary) Extract*, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Hyaluronate, Linum Usitatissimum(Linseed) Seed Extract, Citric Acid, Commiphora Myrrha Oil*, Lavendula Angustifolia Oil*, Salvia sclarea(Clary) Oil*, Pogostemon cablin Oil*, Aloe barbadensis leaf extract, Bioflavonoids, Brassica Oleracea Italica(Broccoli) Extract
*Ingredients from organic farming.
Sleeping Mask:
Laneige Water Sleeping Mask has sentimental value to me; it was the first sleeping mask I tried. It's good for an extra dose of hydration and in the warmer months, I tend to apply it only to the parts of my face where I'm drier and leave the oilier parts alone. It takes forever to finish a full size of these sleeping mask so the mini / travel sizes are more to my liking, at least for this original version (the cica version is one I have and will continue to purchase in the full size, once I've gone through that one). This is a fine enough mask. It hydrates my skin overnight and for someone with dehydrated-combo skin, that's a good thing. With all the sleeping masks out there nowadays, there's just so many options and, while there's nothing wrong with this mask, it's not necessarily a standout for me among the sleeping masks that I've used. 
Bioderma Atoderm Ultra-Moisturizing Lip Balm is one of my all around favorite products. I received this as a gift from the wonderful @missjeanie - this balm is definitely TLC for the lips and is going to come in real hand this winter. Thank you so much for sending this one my way! ๐Ÿค—  Facial rollers like this one make for a nice for a little TLC for the face - not only to massage the essence from a sheet mask into the skin but it's been helpful with easing tension in the facial muscles when I have a lot going on and may be stressed. Huge thanks to the amazing @heartsmyface for gifting this one to me. It's worked really well on so many occasions! A handy dandy tool year round! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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@itsfi  I haven't come across a misprint like that before! I agree with @quspork, I feel like there's a big difference between detoxifying and deep moisturizing! ๐Ÿค” Glad it turned out decent and could at least moisturize! 

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Yeah, this was a first for me too @Shosh85. ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ I went to check the other masks from the brand that I have and compared them to the brandโ€™s site and everything else is in order. 

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That's an interesting misprint, @itsfi - there's such a huge difference in my mind behind a detoxifying mask and a moisturizing one!

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@quspork, I didnโ€™t think it was a misprint initially because itโ€™s not uncommon for sheet masks to be hydrating and for me to not necessarily see the detoxifying effects after one use. I realized it was a misprint when I was looking for the ingredients to reference and I noticed the page for it said โ€œdeep moisturizingโ€. ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ 

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

My masks I got from Sephora today. I haven't tried any of these yet. I can't wait! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’•


I'm so glad that Sephora Collection is replacing some of their masks with CLEAN versions. ๐Ÿ’š


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! ๐Ÿ˜‰ 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 sure๐Ÿ˜Š

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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 1 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 1 Mask, a day or two ago.

RE: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

D is for Disco!! Honestly this mask works for the letter and theme. Itโ€™s Too Faced Glow Job. Itโ€™s a peel off with so much glitter I looked awesome with it on. Couldnโ€™t get a good image, but the container will have to do. I love peel offs my skin always looks so much better and brighter. I think I got this in a sub box from somewhere. Looove it: smells like artificial fruit imor berries. It was a blast to use. Sooooo much glitter my hands are still sparkling.

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@Weetart  Glad you loved this one! It definitely looks pretty! Was your face glittery after removing the mask?

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So sparkly, @Weetart!! That seems like it would be fun to use. Similar energy to the GLAMGLOW GLAMGLOW X MY LITTLE PONY #GLITTERMASK GRAVITYMUDโ„ข Firming Treatment Mask Purple Glitter ones.

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I was wondering about that one. I was tempted but I never caught it on sale or as an ispy addon @haleyvvvv
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