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Mask of the Week Challenge

Happy fall (and Thanksgiving to those in the US 🌾) and welcome to the second half of the year! 🍂🍁 Just a few weeks left in 2020, whew! Looking forward to finishing strong & starting fresh ☺️

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

 

Letters of the Week:  V & E

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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

123

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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Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

@itsfi -- Thank you, that's so kind!   I've used it fairly regularly either alone or as a serum.  For me personally, it doesn't feel very hydrating on its own (particularly during the winter) so occasionally I apply it by itself at night but more often than not I usually use it as a serum.  I incorporated it back into my skincare about a month ago and haven't noticed any real benefit that I can see.  I think I'll finish it but won't get a second bottle.  I definitely had hopes for it... if something changes between now and when I finish the bottle, I'll let you know.

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Thanks for sharing, @MCSSavvy ! Are you still using the Biossance Squalane + Glycolic Renewal Mask? I keep going back and forth on that one.

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@eshoe  -- Most definitely.  I like to put it on 5-10 minutes before I hop into the shower in the evening.  I apply a thin layer, wait and then rinse and use the Peeke bar to cleanse my face.  My skin doesn't feel irritated or tight when I get out of the shower and i apply Lala and Biossance's Squalane or DE Marula oil right after I get out.  I used it about twice a month during late winter /early spring and with the trial run of the A-passioni I've used it once this month.  

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Thank you for the feedback, @MCSSavvy! That’s definitely one I need to try.

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@MCSSavvy  Sounds like a great sesh! 

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Thanks @ather !

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S is for samples (which was a fabulous theme @heartsmyface did a while back), and spendy, but is it splurge worthy?

H is for House of Dior

About the drugstore / grocery store theme . . . if yours carries Dior masks, that's a mighty fancy drugstore / grocery store😉

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General Thoughts: I like foil samples - they're a great way to try out a product to see how my skin responds.  I can get about 2, maybe 3 uses from these foils. One suggestion I have about these foils in particular would be for Dior to include the instructions on the reverse side of the packet. Or, at least for the Glow Better Fresh Jelly Mask as the name of the 1-Minute Mask and sleeping mask gives you some indicator of how long you should keep those masks on. If I hadn't looked up the directions online for the jelly mask though, I'd never have guessed that you're supposed to leave it on for just 3 minutes. Now, on to the masks! 😍
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 Dior Hydra Life Glow Better Fresh Jelly MaskDior Capture Totale DreamSkin 1-Minute MaskDior hydra Life Jelly Sleeping Mask
What is It?A coral tinted, clean,citrus scented, gel peel-scrub treatment that gently exfoliates the skin in 3 minutes with its fruit-acid AHAs and very finely milled yet slightly gritty particles of apricot kernals.A slightly perfume-scented, AHA and BHA based, thin, but rich, gel-cream with a pearlescent pink hue that transforms into a white cream as you massage the product into your skin. A thin, super lightweight, fresh-scented, pale blue gel that almost feels like it turns into a watery consistency upon contact with the skin. It claims to smooth lines and skin texture, hydrate, plump and soften the skin, leaving it fresh faced and radiant.
Hits:The granules are very tiny and extremely gentle - but for some minimal tingling from the AHAs (and having read up on the product a little), I might not have known that this mask contained AHA's.  My skin looked . . . re-energized, smoothed, clear and brightened, and felt lightly hydrated.I was not expecting to like this one at all, but I couldn't stop touching (or wanting to touch) my face after using this mask - my skin felt so smooth and moisturized after, yes, 1 minute! Completely unexpeted. My complexion also looked more smooth, refreshed and luminous immediately after washing off the mask. This had my favorite scent of the trio of masks. Easy to apply; absorbs quickly and without tack or stickyness. My skin looked softened and hydrated the next morning. 
Misses:Though mild, this product is fragranced (both from added fragrance and naturally from the fruit extracts in it) so those sensitive to fragrance might not care for this mask, or any of the Dior masks. While this 2-in-1 exfoliator is gentle on the skin and delivers some excellent results, it's $69 for 1.7 oz.If I thought $69 for the peel scrub was rich, this 1-minute mask retails for $75, though you do get approximately 2.5 oz with this mask. The scent on this one is the strongest of the three masks; it wasn't my favorite scent but it dissipated fairly quickly following application. It wasn't an unpleasant scent, just not my favorite.The price, but it's probably to be expected from the brand. 
Best Suited For: (other than those with sensitivities to any of the ingredients)All skin types. The apricot seed kernals are super small; I expected to feel some coarseness from the scrub as a result but none. If I didn't see the little specks in the mask, I wouldn't have known this product was also a scrub / manual exfoliant.All skin types, but those with very oily skin might not need (or like) how moisturizing this leaves the skin. Those with dry skin, on the other hand, will appreciate how moisturized the skin feels, even several hours after washing off the mask.All skin types when used as a sleeping mask. As with all sleeping masks, I tried using it as a daytime moisturizer, which was okay if that's all I had on. I experienced some slight pilling when used as a daytime moisturizer. 
Would I Purchase?Here's where I'm torn. Although I'm not adverse to spending some money on beauty, and especially skincare, products, I'm also not looking to pick up a product because it's expensive. This is a very nice mask. If I didn't have unopened products to get through, I would probably purchase a full size - during the fall sale and with what I have left on my gift card (if I haven't used that all up by then, that is).I will very likely pick up this mask, though I'm not planning on doing so before the sale near the end of the year. It's $75! Going to start budgeting for it now.Probably not. I have an abundant supply of sleeping masks and the results from this one are very likely something I can get from one of the many I have in my stash. 

Dior Hydra Life Glow Better Fresh Jelly Mask 

Dior Dreamskin 1-Minute Mask 

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Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

Lol ... not my drugstore in town, but the Shoppers Drug Mart chain in Canada has Dior in their larger stores @itsfi !! 

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Really @missjeanie??!! Ooooh, so fancy. 🤣 I'm trying to think what is the most luxe brand I've seen in my local TJ Maxx / Marshalls. It's been so long since I've been in either of those stores that I'm having a hard time remembering. No Dior, but I did spy Artis brush sets last year, I think.

 

I've only been to Canada once and a trip to Shoppers Drug Mart and Winners were both on my list. I made it to SDM (a small one) but not Winners - I tell myself that I can't see everything all at once. Gotta save things for another trip. 😉

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

@itsfi  The larger SDM have a section of the store that’s dedicated to mid range and some higher end brands. Their website sells the higher end as well. My local has some benefit, Lancôme, Lise Watier, Clinique, Clairins, tarte, and bourjois, with a few of the more popular Gurlain and Dior products, usually mascara etc. I get excited when I travel to a city with a bigger Shoppers! 
as far as winners, I’ve seen a random YSL lippie and a mason pearson brush, that’s probably as high end as I’ve noticed (sadly not a shade for me lol), and TJs has to be the Erno Laszlo masks and cleansing oils. 
now I’m curious to know what everyone’s best/favourite highest end finds have been??? Anyone???

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Oh, I forgot, yes, I've seen Mason Pearson brushes at Marshalls, near the holidays @missjeanie! Great question! Maybe cross-post to the TJ Maxx / Marshalls / Winners thread, too, for more responses?

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Great reviews! @itsfi these masks look really cool thanks for sharing this info

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These were nice @lmaster! I liked the results, which is not what my wallet likes to hear. 😉 

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@itsfi  The 1 minute mask sounds wonderful. Too bad about the fragrance though. I don't think I would be able to handle it.

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I was surprised by it @emaisgr8! If it were unscented it would probably already be on its way to me. 😂 I may pick it up eventually even if the scent isn’t my favorite, but we shall see.

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@itsfi All 3 of these sound pretty great! Did you follow the suggested wear time on the 1 and 3 minute masks, or did you go longer?

I tried a foil of the DreamSkin too, and while I liked the results, I didn't like the scent. If weren't for that minor little detail, I'd probably purchase it too (at discount of course) 😉

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

@Shosh85, I left the 3-minute exfoliating mask on for about 3 minutes. I didn’t know if the acids in it would be too much for my skin so I tried to keep to that timing, at least the first time. The 1-minute mask might have been for like 1.5 minutes, however long it took me to wash off the mask from my hands and set the timer on my phone. 😆 I think the 1-Minute mask would be excellent for a pre-makeup prep mask. I wonder if the scent on a FS is more potent; it wasn’t my favorite. I could live with it; or at least at the strength of the foil sample. We’ll see. I have “a few” other wash off masks to go through - I could  like any one of those more than this one. 😝 

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

@itsfi  I’ve not heard of any of this three. Interesting. I wonder why I haven’t gotten any of those foils. I tend to grab mask foils or hair foils the most. I think I was gravitating towards the 1 minute mask. Although I’m wondering at the $75 price tag if there would be another product similar. Although if the results are great I’m less likely to mind the price tag! Great reviews!

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

@ather, I had only heard of the first mask, the exfoliating one, before this masking. I actually thought the other two foils were for moisturizers. The more I think about it, the more I really liked that 1-Minute Mask. 😍 I seriously could not stop touching my face - which is a big no-no - it felt so soft, smooth and moisturized. ♥️ I have some $$ left on a gift card that would take care of a good part of the cost of that mask. I really would like to get through at least one, maybe 2, more full size wash off masks, and then I may pick it up. 🤔 

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@itsfi  I need to go through my foils and check!!! I need to get through my open wash offs too. That’s my goal this year!

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You can do it @ather! 🤗 Having a system and routine in place seems to work best for me to get through my wash off mask. 👍🏼 It was hard at first but once I got myself into a rhythm, it felt less daunting. Getting through wash off masks is a great goal. ♥️

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