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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: Mask with a Partner! @Alphaboo gives us this weekโ€™s fun challenge: Letโ€™s make an excuse to mask togetherโ˜บ๏ธ

Letter of the Week:  T

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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:   


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No talking with this one @Shosh85 ๐Ÿ™Š

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TJ Maxx boxes are so the way to buy masks @sonnydee! Hope it pops up there for you.

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Me too. If not I'll just add 1 in my direct TCS orders @ShortErica to hit the free shipping mark ๐Ÿ˜‹

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W = watermelon. Tonightโ€™s mask was the new Sephora Clean Watermelon Face Mask. 


I wish I could remember how I felt about the original "dirty" version of this mask, for comparison.I wish I could remember how I felt about the original "dirty" version of this mask, for comparison.



Claims: Hydrates, plumps, and tones skin. 


Ingredients: As with most Sephora sheet masks, this oneโ€™s star ingredient is near the end of the ingredients list. But rice ferment has high placement, so this mask should provide some brightening. And the amino acids found in sake should help to smooth skin texture and provide hydration. 

Aqua (Water), Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Rice Ferment Filtrate (Sake), Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Hydroxyacetophenone, Lecithin, Parfum (Fragrance), Sodium Polyacrylate, Sorbitan Caprylate, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Hyaluronate, Citrullus Lanatus (Watermelon) Fruit Extract, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate 

Performance: This thin, meshy, eucalyptus fiber mask contained almost all the clear runny gel serum available in the sleeve. Like the grapefruit mask, this one didnโ€™t cover as much of my jaw as Iโ€™d like. I did lots of eyehole tailoring, widening the holes at both corners and the top, mostly to keep the sheet from drooping down into my upper lash line and getting serum in my eyes. I also shortened the nose, widened the mouth hole, and shortened the philtrum to keep it off my cupidโ€™s bow. Iโ€™ll have to remember to make all these cuts on each of the Sephora Clean masks I boughtโ€”preferably before I put them on my face. 


There wasnโ€™t much of a watermelon scentโ€ฆ more like a very light watermelon scent thatโ€™s quickly lost in a rather prominent scent of sea shore candle buried in powdered laundry detergent. The sheet was comfy and cooling. This mask is meant to be worn for 5 minutes but I went a total of 35, then spent a couple minutes massaging and pressing in residual serum. I had no pilling and some mild tackiness. 


Results: Nicely hydrated and brightened skin, with a bit of bounciness. The maskโ€™s fragrance clung to my skin after I applied moisturizer; I canโ€™t smell it much right now, but I still hope it completely disappears overnight. I keep picking on the scent but I donโ€™t hate itโ€ฆ eh, itโ€™s just not at all what I expected from a watermelon mask, and itโ€™s not my favorite skincare scent in general. 


If this mask didnโ€™t have this โ€œhey, thatโ€™s not watermelonโ€ fragrance and Sephora lowered the price of singles (or offered a value-priced pack of 5 or 10), Iโ€™d consider buying more of this one. $5.50 USD seems a bit high for whatโ€™s mostly a hydrating rice ferment mask. My superstar hydrating mask (Abib Mild Acidic pH Heartleaf) costs $4 per individual sheet, and the box of 5 LuLuLun Premium Kyoto Geisha masks (which contains sake lees) works out to $4.60/mask, soโ€ฆ Iโ€™m just sayinโ€™. 


Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

@WinglessOne  I was having trouble pinpointing the scent on this one and your description was spot on! ๐Ÿ‘Œ I was pleased with the results as well, but it's hard to get past that scent. ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

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@WinglessOne those old "dirty" masks ๐Ÿคฃ

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@ShortErica  ๐ŸคฃI will forever be annoyed by the whole "clean" beauty trend. 

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@WinglessOne, this is the version I had in my recent gratis, and I think I described it as having a laundry detergent-type scent. It really threw me off guard! I bought the Lychee version to try, hoping for better luck with that one. Iโ€™ve never tried to cut a mask prior to placing it on my face; most times Iโ€™m lucky just to get it unfolded before dripping most of the serum all over the sink. I might try it just out of curiosity sometime ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

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@eshoe  That laundry detergent fragrace seems to be in a lot of Sephora's sheet and stick masks. Sephora really loves that scent for some reason! 


I also bought the lychee mask, and a few other: spirulina, pomegranate, pineapple (which I might regret; we'll see how my face handles it), and coconut. Interestingly, the coconut mask contains more watermelon extract than this watermelon mask. ๐Ÿ˜„ Anyway, can't wait to hear your thoughts on the lychee mask! Let's hope it doesn't smell like laundry. 

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@WinglessOne  Have you tailored a mask while it was on your face? If so Iโ€™m impressed!!

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@ather  Yep, I tailor most masks while they're on my face. ๐Ÿ™‚ I use a pair of blunt nosed brow/beard trimming scissors that have curved-out tips, so I can't accidentally stab myself while cutting. 


I'm still considering buying a second larger pair of scissors for jobs like chin trimming, but these do the job just fine.I'm still considering buying a second larger pair of scissors for jobs like chin trimming, but these do the job just fine.

I do cut some masks before putting them on my face, though. I use a lot of different LuLuLun masks, so I pretty much know how their sheet fits me. I can tailor those as soon as I pull 'em from their pouches/box. 

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@WinglessOne I didn't care for this one much, I agree the scent was mehhh, and I felt it stayed pretty tacky


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@lmaster  I wasn't too annoyed with the tackiness; I've used masks with far more tack than this one. Moisturizer helped tone it down some. But that scent... could've done without that. This mask should've smelled like watermelon, dang it! 


Also, I don't know why Sephora markets this as a watermelon mask. They should call it a rice/sake mask instead, since there's more of that in the formula than watermelon extractโ€”and rice ferment is good stuff. Hmpf. 

2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

Tonights mask I wanted to use something different so I went in my stashwhere I keep my Beloved gifts from fellow maskers here on the BIC. I gotit narrowed down to 2 & then I let my youngest mini to pick & she choosethis. A gift from the incredible @itsfi ! Fit? ok, it never laid down in the nose area so I grabbed one of the hacks- the sephora silicone sheet mask cover. {which i found again tonight, so this is actually my 1st time using} bigstashproblems Smell? clean, pleasant & I didn't smell it on my face really though Consistency? slimey almost soap like Ease of use? I honestly didn't do a good job keep time. And the cover made ithard to know exactly when the mask was drying out.....but i think it was about 30 min, after i removed my skin was still pretty saturated but soaked in eventually but with tack. Nothing a moisturizer can't fix. ๐Ÿ˜ŠWould I purchase/try again? i can see why this mask is liked even loved. I used the rest of the serum on my legs & feet. ๐Ÿ˜I didn't have that MUCH left but with this serum a little goes a long way. I personally save the hydrating mask for when my skin has really took a beating- & dried out during lake day today was a good reason to use it. My skin does feel softer & hydrated but almost a tad on the greasy side. Will have to be careful with this one & AD is the 3rd ingredient. But love trying new things so thank you for gifting me this @itsfi, you are thebest! ๐Ÿ˜˜ Now to the masking hack, i was excited & bought this as soon as I saw it available. Like the color, it's different enough to see the difference between the mask & the cover. Love the glitter. It did help hold the mask in place & snug to my face. BUT who has this small of cheeks? ๐Ÿ˜‚ It doesnt stretch, you have a big gap between by your ear & the part where it covers your cheek. I think it was able to cover my \"apples\" but thats about it. Those loops are for your ears & i can seewhy it is uncomfortable to some, it did bend my ears forward. Maybe thiswas on purpose to allow air to the sheet mask๐Ÿคท not sure. I didn't think I had a big face...good thing I wont need this everytime i mask. And with that gap how could you use it for DIY serums?...๐Ÿค”

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Awww, love that the mini helps with masking @sonnydee! โ™ฅ๏ธ The Sephora mask holder is one that fits me better than most other ones. Like sheet masks, itโ€™s trial and error to find one that works for you but there are a lot fewer mask holders out there. 

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The mask holder is good for those pesky hydrogels, @sonnydee - but yeah, it hurts my ears, too. Maybe they will make a version 2.0๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

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And in a different color, after all I like options @eshoe 

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I can see how a mask holder could be useful for those really unruly masks, but I'm just one of those people that would rather just put up with an awkward mask. ๐Ÿคช Glad to hear you liked the mask! I liked this one too - I just wish there wasn't such high alcohol content ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

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Yeah, I dont think I'll reach for it that often. I can think of 1 mask -that i dont even remember which one exactly- but I had to laid down to keep it from falling off. I woke up to no dream killers & my skin feeling & looking nice so winwin there! @Shosh85 

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

@sonnydee  One of the reasons I don't reach for that mask holder often is the fit. ๐Ÿ˜„ I do still like having the holder available for sheets that insist on sliding down my face, but I always try to stop or deal with the slippage before pulling out the holder. I do think you could do a diy mask with it, as long as you use spot treatment patches/slices/pads/stickers/whatever on exposed skin. I keep forgetting to do that myself. 


I'm glad the sheet mask worked well for you! 

@WinglessOne yes, this will be reserved for the masks tha...

@WinglessOne yes, this will be reserved for the masks that I would normally have to lay down for.
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