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Mask of the Week Challenge

It’s finally December!!! ❄️☃️️ Congrats for hanging in there. Let’s finish these last few weeks together, and celebrate another year of sharing our love for all things masks & snacks;) 💙💖🤍

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Thank you @Aaliaa for starting this thread, and giving us a place to share our love for masks💗 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 Week’s Theme: Mask that would make a good band name (“kinda silly, I know”). Not at all@PrettyPaint! What great inspiration to try some funny-sounding masks 😄

Letters of the Week:  W & D

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Jun 29 - Jul 5

A & Z

Masking Pet Peeves - use a mask that has some component that drives you crazy!

 

@ShortErica

Jul 6 - 12

B & Y

Masking Hacks - share your masking secrets that make your life easier and your skin happy

 

@eshoe

Jul13 - 19

C & X

Lip, Hand or Foot Masks to help that summer skin

  

Jul 20 - 26

D & W

’Weird Mask' Bubbling, Peeling, Colour changing other worldly wonders!

 

@aalia

Jul 27 - Aug 2

E & V

Multi-Masking How many masks can you use at one time or in One Day??

  

Aug 3 - 9

F & U

Blind Pick Your Mask - Let's make it fun to use the masks in our stash!

 

@veronika23

Aug 10 - 16

G & T

Sheet Mask Focus - from cotton to cupra, coconut gel to bio cellulose, what are your favorites and why?

  

Aug 17 - 23

H & S

Drugstore & Grocery Brands Week

 

@eshoe

Aug 24 - 30

I & R

3-Step Masks/Multi-Step Masks

 

@heartsmyface

Aug 31 - Sep 6

J & Q

Rainbow Week - Bring out the colorful masks in every hue

 

@sonnydee

Sep 7 - 13

K & P

Autumn Masks - Fall goodness in a mask

  

Sep 14 - 20

L & O

When you are getting GLAM for a night out and want that inner GLOW

  

Sep 21 - 27

M & N

BIC Made you do it! Masks recommended/inspired by other BIC members

  

Sep 28 - Oct 4

N & M

Sephora Collections Week - House Brand Goodness

  

Oct 5 - 11

O & L

Masks that Make you Hungry - Fall/Winter Edition

 

@itsfi

Oct 12 - 18

P & K

Forgotten Wonders - Shop your stash for an unloved mask

  

Oct 19 - 25

Q & J

Overnight Masks - Sleeping miracles in a jar

  

Oct 26 - Nov 1

R & I 

Masking Duel Week II

 

@eshoe

Nov 2 - 8

S & H

Buddy Up! Dare to compare the same mask with another BIC-er

 

@eshoe

Nov 9 - 15

T & G

Gross/Odd/Unusual Ingredients - Spirulina, donkey milk, bee venom, snail mucous - what masks have you used that have strange ingredients?

 

@Aaliaa

Nov 16 - 22

U & F

Flash Masks - masks that do doubly duty in half the time

 

@eshoe

Nov 23 - 29

V & E

Morning Masking - Masks that help give a pep to your step

  

Nov 30 - Dec 6

W & D

Mask that would make a good band name (kinda silly, I know)

 

@PrettyPaint

Dec 7 - 13

X & C

Holiday Party Prep Mask

  

Dec 14 - 20

Y & B

Most Artistic Sheet Mask

 

@Kim888

Dec 21 - 27

Z & A

Favourite Masks of All-Time

 

@itsfi

Dec 28 - 31

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Masks you discovered this year

  

Mask of the Week Misc. Info & Previous Year's Links:

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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 Part 1:

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 

***Tentative 2021 Schedule**

Thank you for all of the fun ideas! If I have missed a suggestion, please let me know so I can get it added. Happy Masking 🙂

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Thank you, @eshoe!! Rainbow week every week for everyone 🌈🌈🌈!! 

The charcoal mask fit so well, I wished it had worked because I liked wearing it 😞 but maybe it'll inspire me to try more.

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I hated my first charcoal sheet mask, @haleyvvvv. They grew on me as I realized how soft and comforting they are. There are others out there. Look at Me makes a good one. I will let you know when I think of others. Lapcos has a good one, too, but it’s heavily fragranced. In a good way, as in it is a pleasant scent, but for some people, added perfume is not a welcome addition:)

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I will definitely have to check more out, @eshoe !! Good to know about the Look at Me one, I'll keep an eye out for it. Thank you!!

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You’re welcome, @haleyvvvv ☺️

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The rainbow theme mask challenge is one of my favorites, courtesy of the genius mastermind of the fabulous @sonnydee😍🤗 I'm a little behind in getting to all the masks I set aside for this week's challenge theme so some of them will run over to the next week or so, as ROY G. BIV week is undergoing a redesign this year in my house, thanks to the only family member who truly appreciates my love of hauls and all things beauty and fashion related - my niece tells me that there are actually 2 more colors than the Roy G. Biv 7! In addition to red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet, there's . . . wait for it . . . 

pink and sparkle! 🌈 💗❇️ 

 

We'll start off with red and the rest of the rainbow masks this and next week will probably mix in another past challenge theme, with random colors selected as inspiration for my masks.

Starting out the rainbow theme with a couple of red masks.Starting out the rainbow theme with a couple of red masks.

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I've used both these masks before; in fact, I might have used the Yadah Red Heating Foil Mask for last year's rainbow theme week as well. Heating foil masks are intended to create a sauna-like moisturizing effect, the idea being that the thin foil on the outside of the mask and the soft, likely cotton material on the inside of the mask create a barrier to prevent the essence from evaporating, thus allowing the active ingredients in the essence to penetrate into the skin more effectively. It's not like a sauna in the traditional sense where your skin feels hot; maybe the analogy to the sauna is meant more like the infrared saunas. In any event, a good bit of the unscented essence remains after the recommended 20-minutes; there's also extra of the slightly viscous essence in the packet. I've kept this mask on for up to 40 minutes before without it being fully absorbed by the time I remove the mask. Hard for me to say for certain whether the essence absorbed deeper into my skin. My knee jerk assessment would be not really. Personally, I think an essence absorbs more effectively based more on whether I've exfoliated my skin beforehand than on the foil combination, but I haven't put that to the test (hmmm . . . perhaps a future experiment for me, or someone else here). My skin, however, did look and feel hydrated and nourished afterwards, with a subtle fresh brightness to it. 💖 The mask itself is very pretty (see spoiler for pic).
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Too long at the chin and jawline for my face shape. Also need to make incisions at the outer corner of the mouth.Too long at the chin and jawline for my face shape. Also need to make incisions at the outer corner of the mouth.
Ingredients (sheet mask):
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Water, Dipropylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Niacinamide, Punica Granatum Fruit Extract, Fragaria Vesca (Strawberry) Fruit Extract, Morus Alba Fruit Extract, Rubus Chingii Fruit Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Extract, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Schisandra Chinensis Fruit Extract, Panthenol, Allantoin, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Trehalose, Sodium Hyaluronate, Beta-Glucan, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Arginine, 1,2–Hexanediol, Adenosine, Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, PVM/MA Copolymer, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronate Acid, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Eclipta Prostrata Extract, Coccinia Indica Fruit Extract, Disodium EDTA, Hydroxyacetophenone, Caprylyl Glycol, Polyglyceryl-10 Myristate, Xanthan Gum, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil  

Wash Off + Lip Balm

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I used the Eminence Organic Skin Care Sour Cherry Masque last month, so I won't spend too long reviewing it here. The scent on this, on all Eminence masks really, is wonderful! Cherry pie filling without the calories. 😍 And my skin is left slightly brightened and moisturized. I'm coming around to the SEPHORA COLLECTION Clean Lip Balm & Scrub Cherry - it's definitely a lip balm and not a scrub, at least the one I have. Maybe that means I need to pick up another one to confirm? 😀 Since I've been reaching for it more frequently, I notice it's become easier to apply, feels more smooth and slightly moisturizing on the lips and I do love the tint it leaves behind. 

Looking forward to seeing everyone's masks for this week's rainbow theme.

Pink and sparkle need to be added to the rainbow colors, per my niece.Pink and sparkle need to be added to the rainbow colors, per my niece.

 

 

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@itsfi looking forward to seeing your rainbow of masking. The Yadah masks sounds wonderful.

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Thank you @ladyassassin! 😃 I’m not sure about the sauna like effect that most foil masks tout but they do hydrate my skin pretty well and my always dehydrated loves that! 💖

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Ah I forgot about this Eminence mask since you last reviewed it, @itsfi. Heading off to check it out, it sounds yummy! We made pie pops today and didn’t have proper filling so the younger one suggested chocolate chips and marshmallows. Cherry 🍒 is one filling I need to have on hand:)

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Pie pops @eshoe? I’ve made cake pops, years ago, but must have missed pie pops. Hmmm ... concerning that I missed a dessert phenomena. 😂 

 

Eminence masks are great. I’m contemplating moving in that direction for the majority of my wash off mask collection. Which, given the number of masks they have, could be dangerous. 😝 

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Yes, it seemed a little iffy to me, @itsfi! It was a recipe from an American Girl magazine and it was...interesting. The taste was there, and it helped pass the afternoon. I’ve had to limit baked goods to at least every other day, though 😄 

Which direction are you referring to with masks? Also, if you have tried their Kale one, I would love to know if it’s worth a buy.

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I don’t think I’ve tried the Eminence kale mask @eshoe. Or, not that I remember - it’s entirely possible that the aesthetician used it on me and I don’t recall it; I very often fall asleep during my facials. I know she likes to layer various masks, usually 2, sometimes 3, depending on my skin’s needs, during the facial.

Oh, by direction of masks, I just meant using more Eminence masks more frequently in my masking routine as far as non-sheet masks go. 

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Layering masks, that sounds like a thirst-quencher for the skin @itsfi! I tried a brief search but of course now the results are about the right filters to use for PPE’s. Not quite what I am looking for😆

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Ohhh @eshoe, this "new normal" is also affecting our online search results. Try the following searches: 

  • "Eminence" and "You Need to Know About Double Masking"; or 
  • "Refinery29" and "Double-Masking Is The New Double-Cleansing"

This should weed out results for PPE filters. 😉

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@itsfi ☺️

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Oh, that foil mask looks amazing, @itsfi!! Can't wait to see the rest of your Rainbow week masks!

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Thank you @haleyvvvv! 🤗 This is one of the prettiest foil masks I’ve used. The red is just so bright and beautiful.


I am trying to stay within my “pre-2020 purchased masks” and already open masks to do the rainbow week theme, so it’s been interesting, but fun, to see what combinations I can come up with. 

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Um, how have pink and sparkle not already been added the official ROYGBIV list?! Your niece is 100% correct about those additions, @itsfi!

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Right, @quspork?!! 🤗 Pink and sparkle deserve to have their place in the rainbow. I let my niece know you agree with her thoughts on the rainbow. Her marker set doesn’t have a “sparkle” color so I’ve had to improvise when drawing rainbows with her. 

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@itsfi Haha! I agree with your niece- pink and sparkle definitely should be a new addition! I like how she thinks! 😍😂 SO adorable!

I have that Yadah mask too and don't have the heart to use it yet because my 4 year old loves it so much! Haha! Apparently the packaging is just so pretty to him! (he also loves all the Peripera smoothie masks for the same reason 😂) Glad to see the mask itself is just as pretty as the packaging.... and even better that the results turned out great!

That Cherry mask sounds delicious! So happy to hear you're loving it! 🍒 I just ordered a few samples and this is one of them - can't wait to try it out! I can definitely see a full-size purchase of something from this brand in the near future! 

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Oooh, excited to see what Eminence goodies you picked up @Shosh85! I’ve really been enjoying their products. ♥️ 

Love that your 4 year old appreciate the packaging so much on this one and the Peripera smoothie masks. The colors are pretty so it’s hard to argue with that. 

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That is such a beautiful foil mask @itsfi 

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