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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!


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:


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, 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:

2019 Mask of the Week Challenge:

2018 Mask of the Week Challenge:   

Thank you @Aaliaa for starting this thread, and giving us a place to share our love for masks๐Ÿ’—

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

@itsfi  This one goes so nicely with the theme. Sorry you had a breakout, though. I feel like I almost picked this one up at some point...but ultimately decided against it. Maybe because I'm really bad at opening up packaging like that. Whenever I am in the shower and have a sample shampoo/conditioner packet, I wind up having to tear it open with my teeth (which I find kinda gross and hate doing). I usually end up with a mouthful of shampoo, too.

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

I so relate @PrettyPaint to getting a mouthful of shampoo / conditioner when trying to open a foil packet in the shower. Blech! ๐Ÿ˜Ÿ If I remember, I try to reach for my scissors to snip off the corner before jumping in the shower. Doesn't always go according to plan though.


It's too bad this set didn't work out; would have been handy for the next time travel is an option. Just thankful my reaction wasn't too bad and that, for the most part, no more bumps. 



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

@itsfi Hmmm, I don't think I've ever seen a 5 step mask before! I love how colorful it is ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

It's too bad it made you break out! I wonder if it was caused by steps 2 and 5, since they were so thick. I know there's been some thick moisturizers that have caused break-outs for me. Could you tell if there's any ingredients that might've been the culprit(s)?

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@Shosh85, I have a feeling it was all the pretty colors that made me pick it up; it looks fun and I thought it might be a good one to pack with me when I had a one-day trip. At first, I thought it might be the yucca root extract in the moisturizing cream because I don't recall using anything with that ingredient in it before this 5-piece set, but that's not an ingredient in the cleansing foam wash. Yucca root extract is also in the toner though. All steps seem to contain limonene, linalool and fragrance - maybe having so much of those products collectively is what caused me to break out? Hmmm....

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

Masking with numbers, with 100% Camillia Japonica oil:



Theร‚ Suqqu Moisture Rich Maskhas been reviewed here before; it is a comforting and hydrating mask that is very thick, jelly-like and subtly rose-scented. It turns from a clear gel to milky when applied with anything more than a light touch. From what I've read online, you don't want it to turn white, but I find it difficult to do this as I cover my face. It is one I reach for often, but can't say I would repurchase it as there are other options for hydration that seem to work just as well.


The Starskin 100% Camellia Nourishing & Brightening is a 2-step mask. The first part is a capsule composed of 100% oil from camellia japonica seeds. It is considered to be a dry oil, because it doesnโ€™t leave the skin feeling oily. It was scentless, and absorbed quickly. After using a generous amount, I still had almost 2/3 remaining. The mask itself had a single protective coating, and appeared to have a mesh-like texture. The fit was comfortable, and after smoothing down, adhered to my skin for the next 30 or so minutes. After removing, I found my skin pleasantly plumped, with minimal tack. No redness, irritation, or swelling - this one was a winner! I would love to use this again, everything about it felt like a special treat.





  To finish, I applied a layer of the Tatcha The Kissu Lip Mask 0.32 oz/ 9g on my lips and Glow Recipe Mini Watermelon + AHA Glow Sleeping Mask 1 oz/ 30 mL. I meant to apply the remaining camellia seed oil before falling asleep, but since I didn't, I will use it tonight. My skin felt smooth this morning, a tad dry, but I think the oil would help in sealing it all in. I have a feeling that might not be the correct order, I always seem to get the two mixed up! Either way, it was a very pleasant masking. Thank you @emaisgr8, loved this week's challenge idea!

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

@eshoe  This whole combination looks so nice. I haven't tried the suqqu mask, but I have a special place in my heart for suqqu products. And I am 95% sure I have that sheet mask somewhere - now I need to find it! 

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

The mask was from last yearโ€™s June Allure box, @PrettyPaint. The same one with the watermelon Pรผrlisse charcoal cleanser.


Do you have any beauty items form Suqqu? I love how they look and the fact they are sheer (though I personally have never tried them). The brushes are what first caught my eye, but I havenโ€™t tried those yet, either. Maybe some day!

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

@eshoe  Aha!  - that's probably why I have that mask. I did have an allure subscription back then (I cancelled when they raised the price). I always misplace sheet masks when they come in beauty boxes.


I haven't purchased suqqu in a couple of years so I'm not sure if their shadows are still the same, but really do love their eye shadows and enjoy their sheer texture. I also like their liquid eyebrow pen. I really wish suqqu was easier to obtain in the US. 

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

@PrettyPaint I really hope to try their blushes and shadows at some point. The sheerness is what appeals to me, too!

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

@eshoe, camellia oil is a wonderful ingredient for dry skin. Nice to hear the Starskin mask worked out so well for you.

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

You recently used another two-step camellia mask, too @itsfi - I think it was one from Facetory๐Ÿค” It seems like a good oil to have on hand for winter! Usually I just mist and tone prior to a sheet mask, it was good to get out of the everyday box and try a new method.

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

@eshoe, the mask was from the brand Blossom Jeju ~ I think all of their products are centered around camellia oil. It was one of the brands curated by Glow Recipe before they made their own products. Have you tried applying a sheet mask after your essence and serum step? That's another method.

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

No, I havenโ€™t tried that, @itsfi; it sounds like it would be a good way to encourage the skin to soak up extra moisture. Will test it out this week, although with all the rains it doesnโ€™t feel like the typical dry winter! โ„๏ธ

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

@eshoe, I usually go through my skincare routine through my serum / ampoule step, then a sheet mask, then my moisturizer + oil. It's been raining here every few days, which is good; we really need the rain.

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

That makes a lot of sense, @itsfi. I am mixing it up a bit, now if I can just retrain my brain to remember it every night;) The rains have been wonderful! We are headed to play in the snow today, itโ€™s nice to have some winter weather!

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

@eshoe  Sounds like such a great masking session! I've never tried anything from Starskin, but this mask sounds lovely- definitely a special treat! So happy you enjoyed it! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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

It was, @Shosh85! Using the rest of the camellia oil tonight, too. I found it online, might just pick up a small bottle at some point to incorporate in dry weather pre-sheet masking:)


Iโ€™ve tried the prickly pear mask form Starskin, and am currently using the celery juice cleansing balm which is so, so gentle (but more than I want to spend on a cleanser ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ).

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

mask with numbers theme


  • โ€ƒalthough I'm not sure what exactly the numbers mean, this sheet fits the theme ๐Ÿ˜† gifted to me by the kindest of hearts @WinglessOne thank you!!
  • This sheet was highly saturated in a clear serum that smelled sort of light herbal. Tons of extra serum 
  • The fit on this one was larger on the sides than most masks I've used, so I did some folding in areas, otherwise the sheet stayed out the entire time
  • Wear time was 20 minutes
  • After removing, holy hydration!!! This mask definitely delivers some much needed hydration and it plumped up my skin wonderfully, lightly moisturized and looked more radiant
  • I noticed a touch of tackiness that lasted about 5 minutes
  • This is a great sheet, especially in the winter where I live, it's brutal and extreme low temps, so my skin was more than happy with these results


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

@lmaster  Yay, I'm glad you loved this mask! I like this mask serum better than the bottled Raw Sauce essenceโ€”and I used to loooooove Raw Sauce. Definitely a great choice for our current weather conditions. ๐Ÿ‘

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

@WinglessOne thank you thank you!!! This mask literally saved my skin, I had no idea how much hydration I was lacking until I seen how my skin just soaked this serum up!!

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

@lmaster  This looks amazing. I have only tried the raw sauce by this brand (which I like a lot), but now I want to seek out this mask! ๐Ÿ™‚

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