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

If you havenโ€™t joined in yet, better late than never!

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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: Most Innovative Mask - the latest tech + beauty ideas to try in 2021 (please let me know who to credit if you know, for this new theme!)

Letter of the Week:  E

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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 masks๐Ÿ’—

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@itsfi  Oh yum! That looks really good - and super good for you too! 

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S is for Sephora + Spirulina Squared ๐Ÿ˜‰ 
I was going to make a spirulina bowl to include in my pic, but it's just too cold for that, so it'll just be these Sephora Collection spirulina masks.I was going to make a spirulina bowl to include in my pic, but it's just too cold for that, so it'll just be these Sephora Collection spirulina masks.
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I'm not certain but I thought I heard / read that the Sephora Collection Mask Stick - Spirulina (Purifying) has been or will be discontinued, which is unfortunate, on the one hand, because they came in handy for travel. Since travel isn't in my line of sight for the near future, not that big of a deal, but I'll be interested to see whether a similar version of these mask sticks will be part of the Sephora clean line in the future. Of the masks sticks in this collection, this is one of the ones I'm partial to. The scrubby granules scattered throughout this cornflower blue tinted mask never seem to transfer onto my skin, but their exfoliating effects are nonetheless gently felt as the stick glides across the face, imparting a very pleasant cooling sensation along the way. 5 minutes is all that is called for but I often lose track of time, which if I leave it on for too much longer than 10 minutes can cause the parts of my face that lean more dry to feel slightly tight. As a result, I typically just apply this mask to the oilier parts of my face and after rinsing off, follow up with a hydrating sheet mask, like the Sephora Collection Clean Face Mask - Spirulina, which claims to be good for hydration and anti-pollution. I'm not convinced that one use will tell how well of an anti-polluaging mask this is, but it feels good, smells pleasant (of what I cannot seem to pinpoint) and hydrates my skin beautifully. Fit-wise, adjustments are needed to the corners of the eyes and mouth and to the length at the chin and jawline. Surprisingly, this mask covered my entire forehead with a little extra material to spare! This is a rarity; and my forehead welcomes it. ๐Ÿ˜‰ 
 
The recommended 5-minute wear time on this sheet mask makes it a nice one for a quick masking sesh, but it seems like a hefty price tag for a just 5 minutes. There's plenty of essence in this mask to last a good 20 minutes on my dehydrated-combo-but-leaning-dry skin, and you could probably have it on longer without fear of it drying out. I left it on for about 20 minutes and was rewarded a fresh-faced glow that comes from hydrated, bouncy, happy skin. This Spirulina varietal, along with the lychee and green tea versions make up my favorite 3 sheet masks from this new clean line. I'll eventually try the other sheet masks from this range that I haven't yet gotten around to, but in the meantime, I'd be happy to repurchase those three mask over and over again. โค๏ธ Huge thank you to @lmaster for recommending I try this spirulina sheet mask. ๐Ÿค—
SEPHORA COLLECTION Mask Stick Spirulina 
 

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Ohhhh... I didn't at first glance think I had any quickie masks but I have both of these ones.  I might need to do a copy cat masking @itsfi !  I actually think I bought the SC stick mask twice at your suggestion (yet again I'd forgotten I already had one).  

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โ€œyet again Iโ€™d forgotten I already had one.โ€ ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ Ohhh @missjeanie, Iโ€™m laughing because I know completely what you mean. Itโ€™s gotten better recently for me - Iโ€™m sure the low / no mask helps ๐Ÿ˜, but there was a stretch where Iโ€™d discover multiples of certain sheet masks in my stash. So many times, too many times really, when I didnโ€™t realize I had purchased the same one(s) again and again ... and it was not because I had purchased a box of them. ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜† 

 

Oooh, if you do use the masks, Iโ€™d love to hear your thoughts on them. No pressure though; I know there are a lot of masks to get through. So many masks, so little time; and just one face. ๐Ÿ˜† 

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@itsfi I just did it earlier yesterday!  I had a MAC eyeliner in my cart ready to go... I already own it.  I've come close on several occasions the last couple of years lol... I'm trying to wait until sales to make purchases and force myself to look through my collection before ordering for a bit.  Hopefully it'll keep too many doubles down.   I think this mask set will be done tomorrow!  I'll tag you for sure. 

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@missjeanie, completely understand! For most of this year, I've tried to limit my purchases to ones that I could do with gift cards, rewards points, etc. even if it was on my list of things I planned for. That's worked mainly for a few stores. I've managed to spend less on certain products as a result of some low / no buys during the year, but then again, I've probably spent more on things in certain other categories ๐Ÿคฃ so hopefully it's a wash. ๐Ÿคž Shopping my stash, project pan, etc. have helped with whittling down what I have. 

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@itsfi so so happy to see it's a favorite!! I personally love both of these Spirulina masks ๐Ÿ™Œ

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These spirulina masks are great @lmaster! Thank you again for sharing your like of the spirulina version of the sheet mask. I wouldnโ€™t have moved to pick it up and use it as soon as I did if it was not for your feedback on it. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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It'll be interesting to see if the stick masks get a new "clean" version in the upcoming months, @itsfi. Glad to hear the spirulina sheet mask performed well! 

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Agree @quspork! ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿผ Iโ€™m very interested to see what if anything else will be introduced as part of the Sephora โ€œcleanโ€ line, skincare and makeup wise. Not sure if there are plans to bring back these mask sticks. ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ Iโ€™ve heard / read mixed reviews on them; which isnโ€™t necessarily uncommon for any product, but these didnโ€™t seem to have as much traction as I thought they might. 

@TeamBIC, any word (that you can share) on whether these mask sticks will be reformulated and made part of the new โ€œcleanโ€ line? 
@Shosh85 @lmaster 

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@itsfi the stick mask sounds similar to the exfoliating balms by Sephora as well. It sounds like a very pretty mask; the Crayola Cornflower crayon is such a soothing hue,  and it was the first thing I thought of when you mentioned the shade:)

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Good olโ€™ Crayola crayons @eshoe. ๐Ÿ– The primer for most of us when it comes to all the different color variations out there.

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I happened to come across this shortly after your post, @itsfi  @tjffc inspired me, from ILNP:

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@itsfi  The Spirulina mask is one of the few "clean" masks I picked up, so I'm super happy to hear you enjoyed it!

 

It's a bummer the stick is/will be discontinued! It didn't even seem like it was around for too long! ๐Ÿ˜ณ

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@Shosh85, I havenโ€™t made my way through all the masks in the clean line yet. I think I will try to get to all of them but Iโ€™m not rushing it. I think maybe thatโ€™s a sign of age? ๐Ÿ˜‚ Iโ€™m finding the longer Iโ€™ve been masking, the more inclined I am to better pace myself with trying all the different masks out there. Donโ€™t get me wrong, Iโ€™m still like โ€œooooh, maaaasks!!!โ€ ๐Ÿ˜ I think Iโ€™m just more content with repeating ones I know work well for my skin and being more deliberate when it comes to picking and choosing what new masks I want to try next. 

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@itsfi  Awww, that's too bad the spirulina stick mask may be discontinued. I like that one. I haven't tried the sheet mask version before, but I'll definitely put it on my list of things to try.

 

By the way, I've never had a spirulina bowl before. I just did a search - it looks beautiful (and yummy)!

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Definitely give the spirulina sheet mask a try @PrettyPaint! My face was very happy with it. ๐Ÿ˜ 

 

The first time I tried spirulina was from Jamba Juice and I was not a fan. Then I tried it at an acai bowl place and that changed my tune; I like it with chia seeds. ๐Ÿ˜‹

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@itsfi  I am a lover of chia seeds. I have them basically every day.

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@PrettyPaint, what do you use them in? Smoothies? Yogurt? 

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G is for Glycerin, an ingredient in this mask

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Ok this mask is a completely different experience from the first one I used in the set. Automatically I smell the scent of fruity goodness, no weird chemical combined with fruit. I love that the sheet says it's banana fiber tissue, I'll have to look into that. The fit was still very similar to the others, eye holes needed snipped in the inner corner, but the sheet was adequately saturated with the yellow tinted serum. Wear time was 20 minutes, despite the 5 minute time frame on the package. After removing my skin felt very nourished and hydrated along with a bit of moisturizing. No lasting tackiness. This one is great, I would love to repurchase separately and will if they are ever available that way.IMG_20201110_183511699.jpg

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Glad to hear this one turned out better @lmaster! Here's to hoping Sephora releases this one separately.