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πŸ’•πŸ˜Œ 2023 Mask of the Week Challenge πŸ˜ŒπŸ’–

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Welcome to the 2023 Mask of the Week Challenge! 
We love hearing about every masking experience, on or off-theme, and suggestions are always welcome.

Letter of the Week: D

Theme: It is National Opposite Day on January 25th, so join in the fun and explore some skincare opposites. Need some inspiration? Sweet/Spicy, "A"/"Z," detox/hydrating masks worn simultaneously on differing parts of the face, masks with ingredients from places in both western/eastern hemisphere, etc. 

 

This Year's Schedule:

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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!

2022 Mask of the Week Challenge

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2021 Mask of the Week Challenge

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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’—

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Fish mint@itsfi πŸ˜³ Makes me think of greeniesπŸ˜‚ I will concentrate on the shape…like happy monstera leavesπŸ’š

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I is for Ice cream 🍦

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Thank you @eshoe for this awesome mask!!!

  • This is a thin cotton sheet, reminds me of gauze but with bigger holes
  • Serum is gel texture, not as thick or goopy as jelly,, tons extra in the sleeve
  • Scent was of a typical sheet mask, nothing strong and unfortunately nothing that reminded me of maple
  • Fit was long at the chin and eye holes could of been a touch larger, otherwise the adherence was excellent so it really didn't matter that it was under my chin, it didn't move!
  • Wear time was 30 minutes
  • After removing, my skin was remarkably hydrated and moisturized and brighter
  • Tackiness lasted about 30 minutes and did subside
  • I really enjoyed this mask, I feel like this line would be excellent for colder months for sure! Screenshot_20210825-092321.png

    Ingredients from kocostar site

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@lmaster  Really no maple super sad. It should be an unwritten rule to make masks that smell like their names…. Ok maybe not. There’s some masks I’m sure I don’t want them to smell like the name!

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@ather I totally agree!!! 

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@lmaster, sounds like a great mask for the wintertime; will keep that in mind for the ones in my stash. 

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Oh definitely! @itsfi your skin will thank you if you use this one in the cooler months

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@lmaster  Did you use the Maple one or the Ice Cream one? πŸ€” (You wrote Ice Cream, but it sounds like your review is of the Maple one) 

Have you tried any of the others? Glad you liked this one! I love how much slimy essence is in these!

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@Shosh85 πŸ˜† I wrote ice cream because it looks like a waffle cone on the package πŸ˜‰

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@lmaster  Oh, gotcha! Love waffle cones!πŸ¦πŸ˜‹I just used the Ice Cream mask from this line, so that's what my brain automatically thought of πŸ˜‰

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Oh how I wish they smelled like the name!! @Shosh85 

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@lmaster  So far the honey one is my favorite- the scent is sooo good! 🍯

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Nom nom @lmaster - I always get hungry when I look at this mask line haha. Glad it worked well for you!

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Doesn't it though!! @Kim888 thank you!

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So happy to hear that this mask worked out for you, @lmaster! How do you feel it compares to the Facetory waffle-style mask? 

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Thank you so much again!! @eshoe this one I feel is a bit heavier in terms of the gel, and the adherence was perfect

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From this past Saturday, H is for honey and a hair mask duel! πŸ―🐻

Left: original honey version; Right: new vegan apple-honeyLeft: original honey version; Right: new vegan apple-honey

 

Original Honey Bear vs. Vegan Apple-Honey Bear:

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Testing Conditions: I applied the original honey bear version to the left side of my head and the new vegan apple-honey version to the right side.

Packaging
: The bear is back, again as a limited edition. Although both bottles are the same weight, to my eye, the actual packaging of the original honey version appears slightly more plump.

 

Consistency: As you'll see from the photo below, there's a difference in texture - the new apple-honey version looks lighter, creamier and smoother in consistency. This difference isn't really noticeable when the product is dispensed from the bottle.

 

Scent: I looooove the scent on the original honey bear ~ the warm, slightly sweet, creamy honey and vanilla scent smells amazing and it's something my nose picks up immediately when I have the original honey hair mask on hand. The new, vegan bear does not smell the same. I wouldn't say it smells bad; just different. It's a lighter scent than the original. It does not have that same creaminess that I associate with the original. Instead, there's a slight not-overly-sweet fruit bent to it, along with maybe just a tinge of something herbaceous/botanical and floral, but just a smidge. Again, not a bad scent. Where the scent on the original makes me happy and elicits a smile along with an "ahhh!", inhaling the scent on this vegan version makes me pause, tilt my head and think "hmmm...not the same...but it's fine."

 

Performance + Results: Generally similar. Despite the slight difference in how the consistency appears, both formulations apply smoothly. They are easy to work into my tresses and do a nice job of detangling, but after this initial use, the original seems to leave my hair feeling and looking softer, smoother, slightly more moisturized, and more full. I'll do another comparison again later this week to see if these results hold up.

 

Overall Thoughts: The new vegan apple-honey version of the hair mask is fine; it's just not the original I love. 

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Tagging some folks who expressed an interest on the Found in the Wild and 2021 Beauty Releases threads for the new mask. I'm sorry if I missed anyone.

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Briogeo Briogeo x Mikayla Vegan Apple Honey Deep Conditioning Hair Mask for Dry + Damaged Hair 8 oz ...  

 

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@itsfi  Thanks for the side by side. Too bad the new one didn’t smell like delicious apples and honey. 

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@itsfi Thanks for the tag! And agreed, the left bottle looks a little plumper. Strange!

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@itsfi Thank you for the tag!! And the thorough review. 

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@Samtian, you're welcome. I couldn't resist picking up the new vegan formulation and comparing it to the original. I will definitely be savoring every last ounce of the original honey bear mask. 

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Thanks for comparing the two versions for us, @itsfi! I loved the original.  I'll still probably buy the new version but I hate when things are changed for the worse, even if the change is slight.  At least I feel like I know what to expect now.

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