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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: Animal Print Masks - Lions 🦁, tigers 🐯, pandas 🐼, and bears 🐻, oh my! None other than the lovely @Shosh85 brings us this smile-worthy challengeπŸ˜„

Letter of the Week:  Q

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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’—

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

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@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 πŸ˜‰ This one sounds sooo good! Happy to hear you enjoyed it! πŸ˜ƒ

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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. πŸ˜ I guess I could have used it for this week too then, R for researched. Hahaha! πŸ€£ The sheet masks I've tried from this collection have all been good so far. πŸ€žMakes 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. πŸ˜œ The struggles of a masker. πŸ˜‚

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

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The Annie’s Way sheet masks are great, aren’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 isn’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. 

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@itsfi  Interesting I have never seen an Annie’s way mask that wasn’t the bubble tea version. I’m glad you enjoyed it! I will definitely keep my eyes out for these!

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

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P is for Purifying 

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This a new brand to me. πŸ˜€ The soft, thin, biodegradable microfiber sheet of the O Calm Charcoal & kelp Purifying Facial Mask is etched with a grid-like, gauze-like pattern. The essence is clear, light, slightly viscous and with a slight tea tree oil based scent. There's something else to the scent that helps to cut down the traditional tea tree oil smell, though I'm unsure whether it's one or a combination of the various oils and extracts in this mask or if it's the added fragrance thankfully at the end of the ingredients list. 
 
The mask adheres beautifully and it can be adjusted for a tailored fit by shaving off an inch at the chin and jawline and making the slightest of incisions to the inner corners of the opening for the eyes and the corners of the mouth opening. Instructions recommend leaving this mask on for 10-20 minutes and I went with the outer limit. There's some essence that remains upon removing the mask; my skin easily and quickly absorbs all of it almost instantaneously and I'm left with soft, smooth, clear, slightly matte skin that feels slightly hydrated and with zero tack or stickiness. This is one I would happily repurchase. There are 3 other varieties within this collection and, based on my experience with this one, I intend to try them all. πŸ˜

 

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The material on this one is gauzy @itsfi? 🀩I immediately looked up the site you shared with @Shosh85, and see that they have a set of four. Sounds like another one to try!

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@eshoe, I wouldn't say the material is gauze-y like the By Wishtread sheet masks; it's more that it has a gauze like pattern imprinted in the sheet mask material. It made me wonder initially if it was gauze, but I don't think it is. πŸ˜• Still a good mask, just not one I'm confident in saying is a gauze mask.

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I understand @itsfi, thank you for clarifying. I think I know exactly what you mean, as I’m what material you are referring to. I am still going to keep it on my list!

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@itsfi  Another mask I haven't heard of πŸ˜ƒ This one sounds wonderful too! Where did you pick this one up?

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@Shosh85, I think I picked it up at an Asian beauty boutique pre-pandemic. I went onto that store's website but they don't have it on there. I did, however, look up the brand and they have an US site - type in o calm sheet mask into your search engine and it should pull up the site. They have 20% off for first time orders and I saw that there is a set with one each of all of the masks in the collection.

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Ohhhh nice to see a new mask that's worth trying more of!! @itsfi 

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There are so many sheet mask brands out there @lmaster! πŸ˜ƒ It ensures our faces will

always have sheet masks! πŸ˜‚ 

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P is for prickly pear (aka cactus) πŸŒ΅

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Without being drippy or feeling weighed down, the soft, pliable cotton cupra of the SNP Jeju Cactus Mask πŸŒ΅ holds a lot of essence, which here, has a clear, lightweight, slightly viscous, light, fresh and somewhat herbal/plant scented consistency. The mask adheres beautifully and with a few incisions here and there, can yield a tailored fit. Results-wise, the mask lives up to its hydrating claims, leaving my skin feeling and looking refreshed, smooth and more plump. πŸ’š It also did a nice job of calming and reducing redness, making it a good fit any time of the day, including part of a morning skincare routine and in preparation for makeup application. Thank you @Shosh85  πŸ€— for sending this one my way; it's definitely repurchase-worthy. πŸ‘

The Chesapeake Bay Candle Cactus Pear Home Scent has a clean, fresh, fruity-ish scent that is refreshing and the throw is pretty good. The scent is a nice one in the kitchen and bedroom; the throw doesn't quite fill up a larger space, like the family or living room.

I picked up a subtle mix of tart and fruity flavors from the Tazo Prickly Pear Cactus Herbal Tea🍡 Not sure how folks feel about tartness in their teas; I didn't mind it at all, but it may not be for everyone. I do think this one might work well for an iced tea, maybe adding some honey infused ice cubes to it before serving. πŸ˜‹

The light tint from the Sonoran Rosie Prickly Pear Cactus Lip Balm is a hit with me. β™₯️ I've been keeping at my desk while working from home and this may be one of a few I keep at my work desk when it comes time to being there more regularly.

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All of the prickly pear goodness in this photo is very appealing @itsfi! That mug is especially cute, what a clever design.

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Thank you @eshoe. The mask was wonderful and it was fun to pull a few prickly pear items together to mask with. πŸŒ΅

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