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2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Hello lovely masking mavens! We have outgrown the original thread started by the wonderful @Aaliaa and are beginning another masking journey. Many, many thanks to her and excited you are here. Posting/original thread: 

Posting: Each week features a different theme, as well as a letter of the alphabet for coming up with new masking ideas. Feel free to post as frequently or infrequently as you would like, with or without following the challenge; they are guidelines and just something we do for fun. We love hearing about every masking experience, and suggestions are always welcomed!

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, 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!

Original Thread: 

Female-owned companies, for reference:

Amika (Co-Founder Vita Rayhkman)
Annie’s Way (Annie Wu)
Beauty Pie (Founder Marcia Kilgore)
Biobelle (4 sisters)
Bite Beauty (Founder Susanne Langmuir)
bkr (Co-Founders Kate Cutler and Tal Winter)
bliss Spa/bliss Skincare (Founder Marcia Kilgore)
Briogeo (Nancy Twine)
By Terry (Terry De Gunzberg)
Captain Blankenship
Drunk Elephant (Tiffany Masterson) 
Esker (Shannon Davenport)
Glossier (Emily Weiss) 
Glow Recipe/Sweet Chef (Sarah Lee & Christine Chang)
Herbivore (partners Julia Wills and Alexander Kummerow)
Honest Beauty (Jessica Alba)
Indie Lee
Josie Maran
Jane Iredale
Juice Beauty (Karen Behnke)
June Jacobs
Kate Somerville
Kora Organics (Miranda Kerr)
Dr. Loretta
NuFace (Carol Cole)
Odacite (Valerie Grandury)
Omorovicza (husband and wife Stephen and Margaret de Heinrich de Omorovicza)
Ouai (Jen Atkin)
Pacifica Beauty (Brook Harvey-Taylor and husband Billy Taylor)
Pai (Sarah Brown)
Peach & Lily/Peach Slices (Alicia Yoon)
Pixi (Petra Strand)
Purlisse (Jennifer Yen)
Rael (Yanghee Paik)
Sand & Sky (twin sisters Emily and Sarah Hamilton)
Saint Jane (Casey Georgsson)
Sara Happ
Skin Laundry (Yen Reis)
Soap & Glory (Founder Marcia Kilgore)
Soko Glam (husband and wife Charlotte and David Cho)
Sol de Janeiro (Heela Yang, Co-Founder)
Summer Fridays (Founders Marianna Hewitt and Lauren Gores Ireland)
Jill Stuart
tarte (Maureen Kelly)
Tata Harper
Tatcha (Vicky Tsai)
Charlotte Tillbury
Wander Beauty (Co-Founders Divya Gugnani and Lindsay Ellingson)
Joanna Vargas
Yamaha Cosmetics (Founder and CEO Anna Kang)


2019 Mask of the Week Challenge Schedule

Jan 1 - 6AMasks you discovered in 2018 - What new loves did you discover last year? 
Jan 7 - 13BFavourite Mask of the “Masking Week Challenge 2018”  
Jan 14 - 20CFavourite Mask in your regular routine - What do you buy in bulk, so you always have it on hand in case of masking emergency?@itsfi
Jan 21 - 27D
Clean Week - Masks that give your skin a boost without the guilt
Jan 28 - Feb 3ELip, Hand or Foot Masks to help that winter skin 
Feb 4 - 10FVitamins Week - masks that nourish your skin with vitamins and minerals@Kim888
Feb 11 - 17GSpecial Occasion Masks - the mask(s) you use to pamper yourself@itsfi
Feb 18 - 24HGross Masks - whether it's the scent or results, share the details please!@Aaliaa
Feb 25 - Mar 3ISpring Flowers - floral ingredients or scents that add a spring to your step 
Mar 4 - 10JFemale Owned Brands - In honour of Women's Day March 8th 
Mar 11 - 17KFavourites Week - Your go to miracle in a mask 
Mar 18 - 24LSample that made you buy the FS - You tried it, and decided to buy it!@itsfi
Mar 25 - 31MFavourite Smelling Masks - Watermelon, Kale, Spa?? 
Apr 1 - 7NBIC Made you do it! Masks recommended/inspired by other BIC members 
Apr 8 - 14OThe Oozoo Week - share your Oozoo and Neogen loves!
Meetup: The OOZOO Capsule Rose Petal -  Saturday April 13th. 
Apr 15 - 21PLuxe it Up or a Pretty on a Penny - the $ and the $$$$ of Masks 
Apr 22 - 28QSample Dive - I know we have them! 
Apr 29 - May 5RSephora’s ‘Best Selling’ Masks
Meetup: Sephora Collection Honey Face Mask -  Saturday May 4th. Thank you @missjeanie
May 6 - 12SOvernight Masks - Sleeping miracles in a jar 
May 13 - 19TSummer Masks to refresh and sooth during sunny months 
May 20 - 26UFruits & Veggies Week - masks that use natural goodness to nourish your skin@Keana1
May 27 - Jun 2VGuess this Mask - using only a pic or description, see if you can stump fellow BIC masking mavens
Meetup: Bawdy Butt Mask- Your pick Saturday June 1. Thank you @faeriegirl
Jun 3 - 9WDIY Mask - Skincare meets Chemistry 
Jun 10 - 16XMorning Masking - Masks that help give a pep to your step 
Jun 17 - 23YMasks you've discovered so far in 2019
Meetup: Yadah All Day Mask Pack - Aloe or your pick Saturday June 22. Thank you @ShortErica
Jun 24 - 30ZMasking Duel - Dare to compare 2 (or more!) masks in one session 
Jul 1 - 7AHydrating Masks to get over the dehydration of Air-Conditioning!
Meetup: Crème Shop Sanrio Mask -  Saturday July 6th. Thank you @lmaster
Jul 8 - 14BMasking Hacks - share your masking secrets that make your life easier and your skin happy 
Jul 15 - 21CLip, Hand or Foot Masks to help that summer skin 
Jul 22 - 28D’Weird Mask' Bubbling, Peeling, Colour changing other worldly wonders! 
Jul 29 - Aug 4EMulti-Masking How many masks can you use at one time or in One Day?? 
Aug 5 - 11FBlind Pick Your Mask - Let's make it fun to use the masks in our stash!@veronika23
Aug 12 - 18GSheet Mask Focus - from cotton to cupra, coconut gel to bio cellulose, what are your favorites and why? 
Aug 19 - 25HDrugstore & Grocery Brands Week 
Aug 26 - Sep 1IFavourites Week - Your go to miracle in a mask 
Sep 2 - 8JRainbow Week - Bring out the colorful masks in every hue@Sonnydee
Sep 9 - 15KAutumn Masks - Fall goodness in a mask 
Sep 16 - 22LWhen you are getting GLAM for a night out and want that inner GLOW 
Sep 23 - 29MBIC Made you do it! Masks recommended/inspired by other BIC members 
Sep 30 - Oct 6NSephora Collections Week - House Brand Goodness 
Oct 7 - 13OFrench Pharmacy Week 
Oct 14 - 20PEnds of the Earth - masks that use ingredients from or are made in far away places 
Oct 21 - 27QOvernight Masks - Sleeping miracles in a jar 
Oct 28 - Nov 3RLets show some love to Some Korean skincare brands 
Nov 4 - 10SForgotten Wonders - Shop your stash for an unloved mask 
Nov 11 - 17TGross/Odd/Unusual Ingredients - Spirulina, donkey milk, bee venom, snail mucous - what masks have you used that have strange ingredients? 
Nov 18 - 24UFlash Masks - masks that do doubly duty in half the time 
Nov 25 - Dec 1VMorning Masking - Masks that help give a pep to your step 
Dec 2 - 8WAsian skincare Brand - Visit old cultures and their ways 
Dec 9 - 15XSample Dive - I know we have them! 
Dec 16 - 22YHoliday Party Prep Mask 
Dec 23 - 29ZMasks you discovered in 2019

This Week’s Theme: Fruits & Veggies Week - masks that use natural goodness to nourish your skin thanks to the wonderful @Kim888


Letter of the Week Ideas for “U”









Ursa Major


Survey Results: @missjeanie wanted to know all about your mask collection. The results are in: You all are funny 😆


Do you have an ideal size collection, or are you working towards a more curated selection of masks?

  • I'm satisfied with my stash!
  • not too worried about amount, working towards a variety
  • No idea collection, just buy them as I see them
  • Curated. I want to be able to have whatever my skin needs on hand.
  • Working toward what works best.
  • I usually buy a selection of masks every three months and aim to spend no more than $100 each time. Ultimately my selection will largely consist of the really good ones from previous experiences.
  • I guess it depends on your definition of "ideal" Hundreds of sheet masks are ideal to me 😂
  • Would love to ultimately have a sheet mask collection around 150, and wash offs around 20. But there are just too many new ones to buy!
  • I have enough overnight masks to last until 2020 ! I wish I had more sheet masks but I’m taking notes for future purchases!
  • Definitely trying to curate
  • I feel like I'm in a continual state of paring down my sheet mask collection... I seem to do better at growing it than shrinking it. hahaha!
  • I think I have too many. Haha
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New Survey: Anyone have a masking question for the group? Send me a PM!


Masking Meetup Info:

One weekend each month will be our meet up, with Saturday as the primary date. Leaving it open for the entire weekend for those who aren’t able to mask Saturday night. We also have mini-meetups throughout the month: Please check the 2019 Schedule to see what meetups are coming up next. If you have an idea for August or any other month, please send me a PM!  

April: The Oozoo Rose Capsule, April 13th
May: Sephora Collection Mask - Honey Mask, May 4th
June: Thank you @faeriegirl for suggesting the Bawdy Butt Mask. Perfect for getting summer ready Smiley Very Happy Pick any one of four to join in the fun June 1st!Screen Shot 2019-05-05 at 5.17.20 PM.png
July: @lmaster is thinking of a Crème Shop Sanrio mask for us all to try, set for July 6th.                       

Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Saturday night T for Teaoxi Glamglow bubble cleansing mask. I love this mask, however there are some that don't care much for bubble masks. this is a black sheet mask as soon as you open the package it does start to produce white bubbles. You need to get it on your face pretty quickly otherwise the bubbles will form all over the mask. I applied this mask and left it on for approximately 5 minutes, directions say to leave it on for 3 minutes for a deep cleanse. Hormonal acne is not kind to me at the moment, so I was hoping this would help. It did! My skin felt very clean and detoxified, my blemishes were flattened substantially. It did not dry my skin out either,,a major plus! For a bubble mask I love it so I grade it an A IMG_20190519_210531203.jpg


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@lmaster I'm thinking it may be time to dip my toe back into the Glamglow waters, this sounds so nice.  I have a blemish right now that could use some flattening!

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@missjeanie I like this mask, it definitely helped me out a ton!!

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Last night's masking, some skin Therapy:

Jayjun.jpgTata Harper, Jayjun, Sephora & Sara Happ

It's been awhile since I've used the TATA HARPER - Resurfacing BHA Glow Mask. I love her ingredient-conscious products, and went through a couple FS of the Regenerating Cleanser which is my favorite product of hers. This mask has a bit of a plastic-y scent to it, it's not the worst I am just curious what it is that causes it. It is a light pink gel that dried down completely. I left it on for 20 minutes and rinsed. It's a nice product but not one I would purchase FS.

The Jayjun Anti-Dust Therapy Mask started out so-so. I love the idea of this mask for times of the year when allergens are at a high, as it is supposed to help clean out debris and lock all that good hydration in from the mask with a moisturizing cream. The foaming cleanser is a thicker pearly white cream that has a generic soap scent. It cleansed my skin. Wasn't impressed. The mask though - the stuff my masking <3 longs for Smiley Very Happy

The texture of the mask is similar to the OOZOO's Rose or Honey capsule - silky, smooth, and so gentle on the skin. It is a pale green creamy chartreuse color, think absinthe - and a very fresh, herbal, YTTP kale cream scent <3<3<3 I left this one one for close to an hour and removing it was bittersweet. Don't think I've ever felt that way about a mask lol. I didn't notice anything extraordinary but again, this mask is supposed to help cleanse and lock out pollutants, not plump or brighten. So on to step 3. This is a lovely, velvety, matte cream that also has that beautiful fresh scent as the sheet mask. This mask was an easy A+ and one I have already been looking for online (I picked this up at Nordstrom Rack in-store). As I am looking to better curate my mask stash, this is one that makes my top 10. 

Finished up with a little SEPHORA COLLECTION - Lip Balm & Scrub
and the rest of my nightly routine. I've been trying out a DS of the LANEIGE - Water Bank Moisture Creamand 
it is agreeing nicely with my skin. It seems lighter than the La La I normally use, so it might be a good summer night cream. 

@eshoe wow started off meh and ended in love! sounds real...

@eshoe wow started off meh and ended in love! sounds really nice

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That anit-dust mask sounds amazing, @eshoe!

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Whoa @eshoe !!  Top 10 mask!  Sounds amazing! 

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Semi-cross post from the 2019 Panning Challenge:


For all you maskers who use the LANEIGE - Lip Sleeping Mask, this is what 200 uses looks like:

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And now for my question - do I bring back the Bite maple mask to test if it caused my lip weirdness in February vs. it was just an anomaly and I will love it like I did last year OR just stick with the Laneige to conduct more research on how long it takes to finish it?

@ShortErica I know since have had reactions to bite, I pe...

@ShortErica I know since have had reactions to bite, I personally love it better than laneige

Re: @ShortErica I know since have had reactions to bite, I pe...

In 2017 I bought the holiday kit and loved the bite mask - that's why I bought the mask trio this past Christmas @lmaster. But when my lips went crazy, and I know others have had reactions, I'm now concerned I could be one of them. I so hope I'm not though cause I agree - Bite > Laneige.

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What exactly happened again? @ShortErica when your lips went crazy

Re: @ShortErica I know since have had reactions to bite, I pe...

They were constantly cracked and peeling @lmaster. The memory is now a bit foggy but I would have lots of dry skin around my lip border especially the bottom lip and the middle would have cracks.


For my face I've used the same lotions, sunscreen, and BAREMINERALS - Original Loose Powder Mineral Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15so it's highly unlikely it was a non-lip product causing the reaction unless the combination of a face product and the Bite interacting could cause it.

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@ShortErica oh man... I'm hoping to use mine up faster than this! lol.  I don't mind this one, but I prefer the bite.  Have you had a reaction to lanolin before?  I think that's the bite ingredient that most people aren't good with. 

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I don't recall having a problem last year but this February my lips freaked out @missjeanie. I eventually just stopped using almost everything on my lips. Then I started the Laneige and have determined it isn't the problem. I've since used other lip products (lipsticks/lip crayons) but haven't had that reaction. When I've used the bite lipsticks my bottom lip does get dry and a bit flakey but nothing compared to the reaction.


Part of me wants to test because I did preferred Bite due to its lasting power but part of me is scared for my lips.

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@ShortErica I'd test it out again, but I'd make sure I didn't have anything important coming up in the next week or two so that I'd have time to heal them should another reaction occur.  

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I don't know what happened to your bite maple mask, but I'm curious as to how many lip uses it takes to use the laneige...I have it and I think it will last for years lol.


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Trying to gauge how much is gone @l8totheparty I agree it will last a long time. Assuming I used 1/6th of it so far and it's been 5 months, then that would be almost 3 years assuming I'm not touching many other lip balms. With other lip balms in my arsenal, it could last longer than most goldfish!

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It's the miracle lip product like the Energizer bunny- it keeps going and going and going @ShortErica 

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Masks I'm considering for this week in case anyone wants to twin with me:



Credit to @eshoe and @Shosh85 for giving me a well-balanced mask diet to choose from. Smiley Happy

Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@ShortErica Those all look like great summertime masks to me! I love putting the cucumber masks in the fridge first, especially the eye masks - it's so refreshing 😃🥒

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