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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: πŸ‘» Spook-tacular Masks! Bats, ghosts, and all other scary skin treatsπŸ¦‡

Letter of the Week:  R

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

@itsfi I agree! I have had some masks that were extreme on the lemon cleaner scent, this one really wasn't bad, probably not everyone's cup of tea πŸ˜‰ but did enjoy it

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@lmaster  Sounds like good results! I like how it reduced redness. The pine sol scent doesn't sound too appealing, though. I always enjoy how you describe smells! πŸ˜„

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Hahaha!!! @PrettyPaint it really want ya bad scent, but the lemon clean you couldn't miss if you stick your nose in there πŸ˜‚

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I chose the belif Aqua Bomb Sleeping Mask 2.53 oz/ 75 mL because I think aqua bomb would be a good band name (it also has a b in it). I liked the texture of the mask and it soaked in quickly, which was good seeing that it’s a sleeping mask. I didn’t see much of a change in my skin. I didn’t like that it had a lot of fragrance and essential oils, so I won’t be repurchasing. 

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@Piglylet, I'd go to an Aqua Bomb concert. πŸ˜‰  I do like how quickly it absorbs into the skin; it's one I prefer more in the warmer months. Sorry to hear this one isn't a good fit for you; good news is that there are a lot of sleeping masks out there to choose from. Is there a sleeping mask that you are partial to?

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@Piglylet I feel like this one is actually more suited for me as a daytime moisturizer πŸ˜†

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I'm sorry it didn't work for you, @Piglylet, despite the good band name!! Good to know about the fragrance.

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@Piglylet  Aqua Bomb would be a great band name! πŸ˜ƒ

Sorry it didn't work for you! The first thing I noticed, was how high the alcohol denat is, which something I personally try to avoid. 😬

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B is for bear

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Sheet Mask:

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First off, how cute is Rilakkuma?!!  I'm not as familiar with Rilakkuma  as other Japanese characters so that meant a little research while I masked. Courtesy of the internet, I learned that "Rilakkuma" means "bear in relaxed mood" and that Rilakkuma is "continuously lazy and relaxed", "totally stress-free" and does things at Rilakkuma's own pace. Rilakkuma sounds like the Gudetama of the bear world. Being relaxed and stress-free sound good to me. 
 
Mask Material, Essence, Adherence & Fit:
The vast majority of masks adhere very well to my mug and this adorably illustrated, thin-leaning cotton Rilakkuma Relax & Recover Hydrating Mask was fortunately no exception. Fit, on the other hand, usually always requires some adjustments, which in most cases is fine and not a deal breaker. Here, I found that the mask ran long, so for my face shape that meant there was the perfect amount of material to cover my entire forehead (a rare feat) but the mask was also very long at the chin/jawline, very possibly one of the longest masks I've ever used, over 2 inches too long. Width-wise, this mask is not as wide as most mask sheets and ended up being a really good fit for me. Nothing a pair of mini scissors can't fix, along with some snippets to the outer corner of the eyes and mouth so taht the material would lay better on my skin. The mask holds quite a bit of essence, which has a watery but not runny consistency and had that fresh sheet mask scent. 
 
Mask Claims, Performance and Results:
This Rilakkuma claims to refresh and moisturize the skin, making it smooth, plump, supple and dewy, and the ingredients list for this mask seems to support those claims. Interestingly, I experienced some tingling on both sides of my under eyes and upper cheeks. It wasn't unbearable but it was noticeable and stronger than I expect from a sheet mask. I ended up leaving the mask on but only for 15 minutes instead of my usual 30; the time recommended on the mask is 15-20 minutes. There was a lot of excess essence remaining when I removed the mask in large part I suspect because I didn't keep it on for as long as I usually do; it felt like I probably could have left the mask on for another 20 minutes with all the extra essence. It absorbed quickly and without tack. I did notice some pinkness on my cheeks where I experienced the tingling, but that was completely gone by the next morning. My skin felt hydrated and looked smooth and bouncy, with a healthy, fresh-faced glow to it, just as the mask claimed.

Under Eye Mask:

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Since my under eye area didn't seem to have suffered any lasting effects from the tingling from the sheet mask the night before, I decided to try out the Rilakkuma Under Eye Recovery Mask. The material on both sides of these reminds me of the Skyn Iceland eye matches, though I'd say that these Rilakkuma ones are slightly lighter and thinner than the Skin Iceland ones, and these eye patches have the cutest design. β€οΈ I noticed that after using these patches, I looked more awake, which is a good result for everyone. πŸ˜‰ I have another pair of these under eye masks and another sheet mask; I may try layering these patches under the sheet mask next time to see if that helps with the tingling I experienced.

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Omg this is too much!!! @itsfi πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜ what was the scent like?

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The print on these are super adorable @lmaster! 😍 Not much of a scent to it - fresh, clean, like that signature sheet mask scent. Which I’ll gladly take over a mask that smells bad. πŸ˜† 

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@itsfi OHHHH SO CUTE!!!!

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@Samtian, I definitely appreciate that the cuteness wasn’t limited to the packaging for the masks! 😍

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@itsfi  Omg those are so cute. I love it.

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@Anastasiya13, it definitely made for a fun time masking! 😍 They did a great job with the packaging and the illustrations on the masks. β™₯️

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So cute! Or should I say....kawaii! ☺️☺️🧸 @itsfi 

I would like to be more like Rilakkuma these days! πŸ˜‰

 

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Yes @l8totheparty😁 100% agree! Let's be just a little more like Rilakkuma! 

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@itsfi @Oh my goodness!!  Those are too adorable!   There’s some definite Kawaii escapism from long work hours and uptight societal norms happening with Japan’s most beloved characters.

 

with the long chinned mask, did it stick well enough to fold under your chin and get your neck or was it floppy?  

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Yes @heartsmyface! 😁 A reminder for a change of pace is a good thing! You know, it adhered pretty well under the chin, better if I make a couple of additional cuts along the jawline area - I find folding a couple of smaller pieces underneath on both sides (as opposed to one long piece on each side) helps with it staying in place.

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@itsfi good idea!  I have to make the effort to cut masks for a better fit cause it makes all the difference!  I’ve become lazy lately. 

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Not lazy @heartsmyface, just more selective about where you want to spend your time and energy! Makes perfect sense. πŸ€— I started cutting my masks more when I moved my mini scissors right where I put on my masks. It definitely makes masking that much better when I have a tailored fit, for me at least.

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