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

If you havenโ€™t joined in yet, better late than never!


We love hearing about every masking experience, and suggestions are always welcome.


This Weekโ€™s Theme: The Best Deal vs. The Beat Money Can Buy ๐Ÿ’ธ

Letter of the Week:  N

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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, 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:

2019 Mask of the Week Challenge:

2018 Mask of the Week Challenge:   

Thank you @Aaliaa for starting this thread, and giving us a place to share our love for masks๐Ÿ’—

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

@haleyvvvv  The 111 Skin mask sounds nice! It's great you didn't have to pay full price to try it! The mask would have to do a heck of a lot to get me pay that much for it! 

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I'm not, opposed, per se, but definitely wary of paying so much for sheet masks @Shosh85. It is A LOT, though, so I'd always hope they're so much better than ones that are $10, which is even a lot.

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@haleyvvvv  I'm just super cheap ๐Ÿ˜‚ I've never spent more than $6 for a mask and really try to stay in $3 or less category. Although, knowing me and my FOMO, if there's an expensive mask that people are constantly raving about, I'd probably break down and buy it ๐Ÿคฃ

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@haleyvvvv  Sorry these didnโ€™t work out too well for you. Those ear loops look very uncomfortable. Congrats on getting your doctorate, but Iโ€™m sorry you didnโ€™t get to have the ceremony. 

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Yeah, those ear loops weren't the worst, but they weren't great, I think I took them off halfway through, @PrettyPaint.


Thank you!! In the grand scheme of things its not the worst, but I was looking forward to my silly gown and the whole pomp.

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I feel like I keep seeing some mid and low level grades - you're due for an awesome one @haleyvvvv!

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Haha, @ShortErica, I'm just so picky with sheet masks, and I pulled out a bunch the past few weeks (gotta get through that stash...also, they easy to wear when tired). I'm sure the next one will be a winner.

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So true about getting through your stash @haleyvvvv!

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 that's so disappointing!! @haleyvvvv  for the price tag,,I would expect better

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Same, @lmaster, but at least I got them in a sub box and didn't buy them outright. If I did, I probably would've scored even lower.

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@haleyvvvv  Sorry these were both subpar. Clarins has a patent for harungana madagascariensis extract as an anti-aging skincare ingredient. I haven't read through it, but now I'm curious about any testing they did. I have a different 111 Skin mask and you just reminded me I haven't used it yet. (Note to self!) 


Also, assuming your PhD graduation didn't happen because of covid: congratulations! 

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The B+ for the 111skin is actually pretty good, @WinglessOne, I just took price into account and its not worth the sticker price.


Yes, it was canceled for covid reasons, thank you!! 

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O = olive and L = cโ€™mon, you didnโ€™t expect me to let an L week pass without a LuLuLun mask. Tonightโ€™s session was the LuLuLun Premium Shodo Island Olive mask. This one's new to me. 


This is one of LLL's single-sheet sleeves.This is one of LLL's single-sheet sleeves.

Earlier tonight I opened a bottle of 2015 Uccelliera Brunello di Montalcino for dinner, so I decided to have a glass while masking. (Yeah, I opened it a few years too soon, but Iโ€™ve got more bottles in storage. If you're a sangiovese fan, this one's fantastic.) I should start sharing what I'm drinking with each mask. It's not always wine. Sometimes it's tea, a homemade smoothie, or flavored water. Other times, it's bourbon or beer. ๐Ÿคฃ If I could get into a morning mask routine, it'd be coffee. 


Brunellos are great partners for tomato-based pasta dishes.Brunellos are great partners for tomato-based pasta dishes.



Claims: Improves elasticity, moisture, and firmness; provides glowing brightened skin. 


Ingredients: Hereโ€™s a case where the star ingredient is near the end of the list. I donโ€™t know offhand the efficacy of olive leaf extract at low percentages, but I do wish it was listed higher. Phytosteryl/octyl dodecyl lauroyl is an emollient registered as ELDEWยฎ and claimed to be as effective as a ceramide. That plus dimethicone and squalane should make this mask very moisturizing. And Iโ€™m always happy to see rice lees included in a mask as a skin brightener. I recommend applying some sort of humectant and/or hydrating layer beneath nearly any sheet mask (even just plain ol' water), but especially under a mask like this that can act as a sealing moisturizer. 

Water, Glycerin, Squalane, Dimethicone, Behenyl Alcohol, Hydrogenated Rapeseed Alcohol, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Dipentaerythrityl Tri-Polyhydroxystearate, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Sodium Methyl Stearoyl Taurate, Butyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Phytosteryl/octyl dodecyl Lauroyl Glutamate, Disodium EDTA, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Citrate, Citric Acid, Butylene Glycol, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, Molasses, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Lees Extract, Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract, Tocopherol, Potassium Cocoyl Hydrolyzed Collagen 

Performance: This is LLLโ€™s older style soft and stretchy sheet with eye flaps and tall nose slits. 2 simple inner corner snips were all the tailoring needed. Stretching to cover nearly my whole jaw was easy, so I didn't need to cut off the eye flaps and repurpose them to cover exposed skin. 


The lotion serum was completely scentless and very well distributed throughout the sheet. I poured a handful of extra serum from the sleeve and rubbed most of it over the sheet on my face, then massaged the rest into my hands and neck. This is not a cooling mask at all; it felt almost warming on my face. I lost track of time and wore it for 35 minutes. Lots of serum was left on the surface of my face and I honestly wasnโ€™t sure itโ€™d all penetrate my skin. So I wiped some of it off with the back of my hands, massaged that into my hands, and then massaged what remained on my face into my skin which, surprisingly, took just a couple minutes. I had no pilling afterward and no real tackinessโ€ฆ eh, just the typical post-moisturizer tack. 


Results: Baby soft skin with a mild healthy-looking glow. My face felt so moisturized, I didnโ€™t apply a moisturizer to most of my face after using this mask. I just spread a little Aquaphor on the sides of my nose (the part of my oily zone Iโ€™ve babied for weeks), my undereyes, and my brow bones. I also didnโ€™t need any additional cream or lotion on my hands; they felt and looked soooo soft and moisturized! Even now, I can't stop occasionally rubbing fingers on the backs of my hands. ๐Ÿ˜‚ Makes me wish I'd saved the excess serum to use later as a full body moisturizer. Will probably do that with the remaining 4 masks. 


The Uccelliera Brunello has more acidity and lively spicy fruit (cherry, blackberry, currant, spice, and a bit of meatiness) than Iโ€™d associate with this mask. A better choice wouldโ€™ve been a velvety merlot, like a Saint-Emilion: something soft, warm, and comfy, like lounging half-awake under my down comforter when my bedroom temp is just right (not hot or warm, but also not nose-chilling cool). Thatโ€™s this mask. Iโ€™ll give it a 92 on the wine tasting scale for now. Score subject to change after I wake up in the morning, depending on how my skin looks and feels then. 


Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

I feel like there's got to be some catchy term for masking and drinking. I was trying to think of something with beverages. Baby soft skin sounds wonderful @WinglessOne - more LuLuLun that I need to write down. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Mmmm, love a good Sangiovese wine! @WinglessOne It sounds like the mask was nice too ๐Ÿ˜†

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Thanks @quspork ! I'm honestly more of a nebbiolo fan (hooray for barolo!), but sangiovese is also dang tasty! ๐Ÿ™‚ 

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@WinglessOne meatiness ๐Ÿ˜† love it!

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@lmaster  Yep, some wines have a meaty flavor note: smoked bacon, roast beef, etc. ๐Ÿ™‚ They're tasty! 

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That sounds amazing @WinglessOne 

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@WinglessOne  Dang, another one! All of these LLL masks always sound fantastic! I'll definitely have to do a big LLL order one of these days!

I feel like these wine companies should hire you to write descriptions on their wine bottles! - I know I'm always left feeling like I need to go buy a bottle after reading your reviews, and I'm not even a big drinker. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐ŸทIf you start reviewing other drinks, I'll probably want to buy those too ๐Ÿคฃ

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

Heh, thanks @Shosh85 ! LLL just released (in the US, anyway) a new limited edition travel series mask based on the Ise Grand Shrine, and I soooo want to try it, but it contains orange peel extract. ๐Ÿ˜ญ Sigh... Anyway, if you or anyone else tries that one, I'd love to hear about it! 


And of course, if you decide to sip a little wine while masking, I'd love to hear about that as well! ๐Ÿท

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