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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’—

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

@eshoe, the ROYGBIV approach to the rainbow mask challenge always makes for a good week of masking. The scent on that Bling Pop mask sounds fantastic! πŸ‹The Julep 3-step mask is one of the few 3-step mask packs that I really enjoy - great for travel. It's too bad it had expired. 

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@itsfi I am pretty sure I have seen it in one of your posts first! 

I bought the Bling Pop on Facetory at the end of the year last year. I am still very saddened that their site (business model?) changed so much that they no longer offer individual sheet masks other than their own brand. I really loved the quick shipping as well. 

 

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@eshoe, I was so focused on getting through my masks that I didn't set aside masks for all the colors of the rainbow; and that indigo shade is a hard one to come by, too! lol. 

 

I was on the Facetory site last month and it seemed like many of their product offerings were from their own brand, which is a business model that some companies have been moving towards. It makes sense, on one hand, but can be disappointing for consumers. I've found myself in that camp in the past with other companies - happy for the brand as they grow but it's a bummer to lose a valued source for variety. I noticed that they have some, but very few, sheet masks from outside their brand that you can purchase individually - perhaps surplus from their subscription boxes? 

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@itsfi I was just re-watching Glow Recipe on Shark Tank, and had forgotten how they originally started. Same model! I do love what they have done, and suppose that  profit margins are much higher when the focus is on an in-house brand. Yes-good for them, a bit sad for us!

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@eshoe  Great job masking daily! I love that you did all those colors!

Its too bad the Julep one had issues. Have you used it before? From what I remember I really liked it when I tried it, but mine wasn't expired. 

If the Innisfree mask reminded you of the Missha Ice mask, it's definitely one to look into, especially because I think the Ice masks may be discontinued... of course. 😒

 

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Ooooh any beloved mask will be discontinued @Shosh85- although the last time I checked, the When Last Choice was still available. It’s one of my first repurchases next month. 

I have tried and loved the Julep, I think this was just old. I think the material must begin to break down and become fragile, as I am not sure if I tore it or if it has already broken down in the packet. 

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For the duel, I tried to use up some Facetory masks (each from their "Everyday" line). There was the Acai (rejuvenating), Almond (Skin strengthening), and Jasmine (moisturizing). The fit seemed to be cut the same for all three masks and was pretty decent (just a bit large). The acai was cooling, and my skin felt slightly tacky yet clean. It was fairly generic smelling, though slightly citrusy. The jasmine had a slight lavender smell, and I experienced some tingling while wearing it. There was also some residual tackiness with this one. I experienced the least tingling with the almond, but it had similar tackiness to the others. 

 

Honestly, it was pretty difficult to distinguish any major differences. They all had a fairly similar, generic sheet mask smell. I would probably best classify them as filler masks. Of the three, I think I probably enjoyed the almond most because it was the least irritating to my skin (the others contained some citrus and lavender ingredients that sometimes cause some minor itchiness).

 

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Love this comparison, @PrettyPaint. And good to know about the slight tingling. I've some similar issues with citrus in masks. 

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@quspork  Yep - I'm finding that my skin is sensitive to some citrus and sea ingredients in masks! 

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I was actually more drawn to the almond just by the picks @PrettyPaint β˜ΊοΈ happy that's your favorite!

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Mmmm I love almonds @lmaster 

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@PrettyPaint  Great idea for a duel!! πŸ™Œ Sorry to hear they caused some irritation! I'm glad to hear the tingling didn't turn into anything serious. πŸ˜… I haven't tried any masks from this, mostly because I've heard they weren't anything too impressive. Great job getting through them! 

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@Shosh85  Yeah, I probably wouldn't intentionally seek them out! πŸ™‚

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Great duel, @PrettyPaint. I am honestly so disappointed that Facetory is selling mostly branded masks at this point. I feel your experiences here and can concur that many are filler masks. There are a couple of standouts (the Detox one was great!), but I miss the variety. Thank you for doing the hard work for all of us!

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@eshoe  Yeah, I have noticed the trend towards mostly branded masks - I have managed to accumulate quite a few through the subscription.

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@PrettyPaint I have a lot of points there and I think I will try the sub again to spend them. I was planning a mask haul there but I am looking for more varietyπŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

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What a great duel @PrettyPaint! 😁 I've only tried the acai mask from this line and I agree with you that these are filler masks, which makes sense since these are from their "Everyday" collection. Sorry to hear that your skin experienced some irritation; it's good that you are able to identify the source of it, but it doesn't make for the best masking experience or results. 

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@itsfi  Yeah, honestly if you weren't overly impressed with the acai I probably wouldn't seek out the others. There really wasn't much of a difference in my opinion.

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Banana duel 🍌

 

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A'pieu Banana vs. Ulta Banana


Material:

A'pieu: Medium thickness cotton

 

Ulta: Thin, pale yellow cotton

 

Serum:

A'pieu: Milky. Just a little extra in the pouch

 

Ulta:

Clear, slightly viscous. Not much extra

 

Scent:

I swear they both had the exact same scent - sweet imitation banana that smelled like banana runts

 

Fit:

A'pieu: A little too long at the chin and a smidge too wide at the temples.  The adherence wasn't the greatest and had a slight baggy kind of feel. It also would not stay down at the bridge of the nose and the extra length at the chin popped up a few times

 

Ulta: Great fit and adherence - just a little long at the chin

 

Wear Time:

Both were worn for a half hour

 

Tack:

Both had very light tack that only stuck around for a few minutes

 

Results:

A'pieu: My face looked a little brighter and my skin felt soft and smooth and nicely moisturized

 

Ulta:

Comfortably hydrated, soft and smooth skin with a nice glow.

 

Who wins?

Despite the adherence issues with the A'pieu mask, I really liked the milky serum and the results were a little better than the Ulta one. A'pieu wins this round, but it was really almost a tie.

 

Repurchase?

Both of these masks are repurchases and will continue to be!


Ingredients:

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@Shosh85 the entire time I was reading this "bananas in pyjamas' was playing in my head.  Gonna need to add the Ulta version to my eventual to purchase list.  Love me some fake banana scent!

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@missjeanie  Haha! Well now you got it stuck in my head! πŸ˜‚ I actually still have that book from when I was little! 🍌😊

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