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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: Masks that Make You Hungry ๐Ÿ˜‹Is it the scent..or the packaging? Which masks make you crave a yummy treat? It is no surprise that this weekโ€™s delicious theme is brought to you by none other than @itsfi! ๐Ÿ‰๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿต

Letter of the Week:  U

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

@itsfinot surprised at all to hear the material on this was extra-comfy! Annieโ€™s Way (the ones I have tried) have been so thin and soothing. The slits instead of the more traditional openings arenโ€™t bad at all, I agree:)

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

@eshoe, many of the Taiwanese sheet masks have been a hit with me - the feel, the fit, the results. ๐Ÿ’“ I don't see the slits for the mouth openings too often, but they seem to always work out pretty well for me. 

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

@itsfi  Oooh, I haven't seen this Annie's Way mask before! I also have never heard of Syzyguim before.... will definitely have to research that one ๐Ÿ˜‰ This one sounds sooo good! Happy to hear you enjoyed it! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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

I know @Shosh85, first time I've heard of Syzyguim too; I don't even know how to pronounce it. Thank goodness for the internet. ๐Ÿ˜ I guess I could have used it for this week too then, R for researched. Hahaha! ๐Ÿคฃ The sheet masks I've tried from this collection have all been good so far. ๐ŸคžMakes me happy to find a brand that has a handful of masks I like. Makes it hard too to not go overboard when re-stocking masks. ๐Ÿ˜œ The struggles of a masker. ๐Ÿ˜‚

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I've always liked the annie's way masks @itsfi this one sounds lovely

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

The Annieโ€™s Way sheet masks are great, arenโ€™t they @lmaster?!! Have you tried any of their wash off masks?

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No I have not @itsfi 

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I'm with you on the Taiwanese masks and their fit, @itsfi. They tend to have such good coverage without needing much in the way of maneuvering around facial features. Plus who doesn't love a good tencel mask?! Glad to hear this one worked out well for you- it sounds like a nice one to have on hand! 

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@quspork, needing to make a few tweaks here and there isnโ€™t a deal breaker for me but not having to make them or a lot of them, well, that definitely helps a mask stand out. The great material and results seal the deal for me when it comes to many Taiwanese sheet masks. 

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

@itsfi  Interesting I have never seen an Annieโ€™s way mask that wasnโ€™t the bubble tea version. Iโ€™m glad you enjoyed it! I will definitely keep my eyes out for these!

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

@ather, these masks are worth a try if you can find them. Love the Tencel material! โ™ฅ๏ธ This range was my introduction to the brand, and since then and through this thread, I learned about the bubble tea masks.

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

From last week's P / targeted masking themes:

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P is for peel, pore purifying, peach, and PrettyPaint



AmorePacific Treatment Enzyme Peel is one of my favorite water-activated enzyme peels / exfoliants. A very finely milled powder with a very faint, almost imperceptible scent, this gentle, physical-and-chemical exfoliator gives me soft, clean, smooth, brighter skin every time I reach for it, which happens about 3 times per week in the mornings once the weather starts to warm up. It's a spendy product, but a little goes a long way. I've used other enzyme powders, but this is one of the ones I keep coming back to. It's a product I would happily splurge on if I ever needed to, but so far, I haven't needed to pick up a full size - I've picked up several DS over the years as a promo gwp, through the Rewards Bazaar, or in a set often during a sale. 

Wash Off Mask / Targeted Masking: Maskne + Acne:

I wasn't so sure about the Innisfree Pore Clearing Clay Mask with Super Volcanic Clusters the first time I reached for the foil sample. Kbeauty products tend be a lot more gentle and less concentrated in their formulation (though still effective), which is one of the things I love about Kbeauty, but with pore purifying and acne fighting products, I sometimes like things with a little more oomph! My skepticism was misplaced and this Korean skincare beauty has proven to be gentle and effective at both unclogging pores along my jawline that I've been experiencing more frequently from wearing a mask, and at spot treating the pesky little (and sometimes not so little) pimples that are the most unwelcome guests ever.

Sheet Mask:

@PrettyPaint used this 2-step mask last week, I think it was last week? Like prettypaint, I have no idea where I picked up this Dr. Glowderm TABRX Whitening Mask. That means it might have been part of a subscription box I had years ago, so PrettyPaint, I think you are right that it was from a Facetory box. 
Based on the mask's ingredient list, it seems to be geared towards brightening and hydrating the skin, while also providing "anti-aging" benefits. Thanks to prettypaint's recommendation, I applied a light layer of the dry oil first, then applied the sheet mask to help seal in the nourishment to be had from the oil. Adherence was good; fit was fine, could be made to work. 
Results-wise, my skin did feel hydrated and moisturized, with a fresh faced glow to it. This would make for a nice skin prep before makeup. An one-time use is not going to provide me any insight into its "anti-aging" claims, but, as far as the brightening and hydrating go, this mask does measure up. Also, like P, I would very much like to see the packaging redesigned to market it as a brightening mask or giving skin a dewy glow rather than whitening. 

Lip Care:

Ulta Beauty Peach Lip Balm - meh.
I'll give it another go, but I don't anticipate being wowed by it, so it'll be repurposed as a base for a DIY lip scrub, the new fate for all my lip balms that don't make the cut. 

AMOREPACIFIC Mini Treatment Enzyme Peel 0.7 oz/ 20 g 

innisfree Pore Clearing Clay Mask 3.38 oz/ 100 mL 

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

@itsfi  Oooh I just got a chance to read this. Thanks for tagging me. I was going through my stash and realized I had another one of these. I tried it with the oil capsule beforehand, and it definitely worked out better for me. I think the oil afterwards was just too much for my skin. That's awesome that the innisfree is effective.

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

@PrettyPaint, applying the oil first worked out very well! ๐Ÿ‘ Thank you so much for giving me a heads up on that. ๐Ÿค— 

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I keep reading such positive reviews on that Innisfree mask! I'll definitely have to pick it up very soon - I love that it's inexpensive too! Glad to hear it worked well for you! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ


I have never tried the Ulta lip balms, but it sounds like how I feel about the Sephora Collection ones. The only one I would ever repurchase (and have several times actually) is the Honey one, and of course, I don't even see it listed with the others anymore ๐Ÿ˜ข ..... love your repurpose idea! ๐Ÿ’ก

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@Shosh85, the Sephora Collection honey lip balm and scrub is my hands down favorite from that line. ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿฏ I keep telling myself that they are just reformulating it for the clean line (and that the reformulation will not negatively change its effectiveness)! ๐Ÿคž Please, oh please, let that be the case . . . 

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

@itsfi  Well, I really hope it's not gone for good.... but that does seem to happen to everything I call my "favorite".... ๐Ÿ˜…

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

I can relate @Shosh85! The honey one was the best of them.  ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿฏ At this point, I may refer to my "favorites" or "HG" products as just being "meh!" It seems that way, they'll be around FOREVER!!! ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ˜ 

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

@Shosh85, you know I do like the GlamGlow SuperMud, but it can be very strong. My skin has been on the extra sensitive side of late so this Innisfree mask has been nice. It is strong in the sense that it does detoxify pores and pull out excess oil, but for me, it's not drying, where the SuperMud can be drying. Consistency of the Innisfree clay mask is like creamy paste. It goes on comfortably and I feel a cooling sensation when applying it and for a short time while having it on. It does dry down but doesn't feel hard or tight; washes off easily and does a good job of absorbing oil from my face and leaving my skin looking clean, and feeling soft, smooth. I read somewhere that it contains microcapsules in the clay that contains AHA that are activated as you spread the mask over your face. I don't recall ever feeling any microcapsules bursting or being activated. but it does do a good job of exfoliating and unclogging pores on my lower T-zone and along my jawline; it helps with reducing the size of pimples too, though I would say the SuperMud works faster in that regard.

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

@itsfi  Thank you so much for the detailed info! I really like how this one sounds. I also like SuperMud, but I can really only use it as a dab here and there on blemishes, so I like that the Innisfree is a bit more gentle on dry skin. Of course I took too long thinking about whether to buy this one, and now it's not even on the Sephora site anymore. ๐Ÿ˜‚ I'll definitely have to add it to my next RoseRose Shop order! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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

@Shosh85, SuperMud is great but potent; sometimes too potent for all over my face. But yes, as a spot treatment, muy bueno! I'm hoping it's a repackaging for this mask.

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