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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 thanks to her and excited you are here. *Half-year update will be posted at the end of the month* To post:

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, 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!

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!                                        Meetup: Mediheal Vita Lightbeam Essential Mask EX Wednesday 5/29 thanks to @ShortErica & @Shosh85  
Jun 3 - 9WDIY Mask - Skincare meets Chemistry
Meetup: Bawdy Butt Mask 2.0
Jun 10 - 16XMorning Masking - Masks that help give a pep to your step
Meetup: Bawdy Butt Mask 3.0
Jun 17 - 23YMasks you've discovered so far in 2019
Meetup: Yadah All Day Mask Pack - Your pick Saturday June 22. Thank you @ShortErica!           Meet up: Bawdy Butt Mask 4.0 - The Finale 
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 -My Melody Softer than Cookies -  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!
Meetup: Sephora x Barbie thanks to @GalPalVal17 
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: Masks You've Discovered so far in 2019 

Mask Meetups: Thank you @ShortErica for suggesting this week's Yadah mask meet up on Saturday, June 22nd. Also, if you are so inclined, we will be rounding out the Bawdy Butt Mask series thanks to @faeriegirl that day. Join us for some entertaining multi-masking!


Letter of the Week Ideas for “Y”

Yarrow rootYadahYellow




Mask Demographics Survey Results: @ShortErica wanted to know a little bit about our group. I noticed a major flaw in that I didn't include US: West as a region although it was listed on the map. My apologies to all of the lovely maskers in the West! I will re-run this survey again soon so that this group can be represented correctly.

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New Weekly Survey: @cianni & @ShortErica suggested a survey that reflects masks currently at TJ Maxx to use as a 'cheat sheet.' This will be a sticky survey updated weekly. Tabs at bottom of Results sheet reflect the week the survey was taken.


Mask Meetup Info:

We have scheduled monthly meetups as well as impromptu sessions because you cannot compare masks only once a month Smiley Very HappyPlease check the 2019 Schedule to see what meetups are coming up next. If you have an idea for a week’s Meetup or a particular month, tag me so I can add it to the schedule.

April: The Oozoo Rose Capsule, April 13th
May: Sephora Collection Mask - Honey Mask, May 4th (Thank you @missjeanie!) 
June: Bawdy Butt Mask Month. Let's try all four masks, one a Saturday (Thank you @faeriegirl!) On the 22nd we will also be trying out a Yadah mask - your pick, thanks to @ShortErica
July: @lmaster suggested a Crème Shop Sanrio Mask for our July 6th meetup, and you all voted for the My Melody Softer Than Cookies.
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August: Sephora x Barbie thanks to @GalPalVal17!          


Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge

oh my gosh, @eshoe, your auto correct seriously cracks me up! Haha! "Too drying for my facebook" – I love it!! ❤️😂


Thats a great way to repurpose the cleanser!! Luckily I only had a couple samples of it, but I agree, it does smell good! 👍

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@Shosh85 thanks for the heads up 😄 yep I use the foaming dispensers and add 1 tbsp YTTP and the rest water. Lasts forever (at least a month which seriously is forever in mom terms😂)!

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@eshoe That's awesome! One month is a long time!!

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@sonnydee Ive been super interested in the "I Dew Care" brand! This one sounds pretty good! Thanks for your review l!

I've tried the YTTP Cleanser before and had the same results, it made my skin tight and dry. I'm sorry to hear you had the same experience! 

I have a Hanalei Lip product coming in my Ipsy sub! Glad to hear you like this one!👍😉

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I added the peach pink (this months) as a addon. I also have it in mauve pink. @Shosh85 it's nice. Reminds me alot of bite but bite is better-its flavored, these are not. 

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@sonnydee Thanks for the feedback on the matcha mask!

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Your welcome I've been meaning to try them but also try to adhere to the challenge. I do step out of line if my skin needs it though. Glad I was able to tie one of the new ones in.😉🤗 @CC3616 

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This one fits under both themes; a vitamin Foil mask7C07C9AC-09DF-4BFC-9CD1-6AF6E575F25A.jpeg


Banobagi Vita Cocktail Brightening Foil Mask

This is a two piece cotton and foil mask – the cotton layer touches your skin, and an outer layer of silver foil. It was soaked with serum and had a soapy, but fresh & clean kind of smell – but was hardly noticeable while the mask was on. It fit pretty good, just a little too long at the forehead and the nose flap was a bit too long. It adhered well and was comfortable to wear. Since it started out so saturated, I was able to keep it on for about 45 minutes. When I removed it, my face felt rejuvenated and was noticeably brighter/less dull. There was still some serum leftover that I massaged in that was pretty tacky. The tackiness went away on its own after about a half hour and my skin felt soft and smooth and even had a nice glow. My face was very comfortably hydrated, and it seemed to stay that way most of the day. I would definitely repurchase/use this mask again! I'll give it an A. (If It didn't have the tackiness, it'd be an A+)





I was going for the "Tin Man look" and I think I nailed it.👇Haha! 😂 



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Too cute @Shosh85! Thanks for your thoughts! Have it coming so can't wait to try!!!

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@veronika23 Yay! I'll be interested to hear what you think of it, whenever you get around to it! It's a great one! 👍🤗

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Thanks @Shosh85!!! Smiley Happy

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@Shosh85 that mask is more fun to look at than the black charcoal masks. lol. Glad it worked well. Thanks for the review.

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@GalPalVal17 Haha! This one was a fun one! It's really nice when a mask is not only fun, but also gives great results👍😉

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You make the best Tin Man @Shosh85! 😃 Great to hear this one works so well for you! It seems like the Banobagi sheet masks have been good across the board! 👌🏼

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Haha! Thank you, @itsfi!!! These have been pretty great so far!! They will definitely be repurchases! 🙌🤗

@Shosh85 that's great it stayed put for so long, I can't...

@Shosh85 that's great it stayed put for so long, I can't wait to try the foil ones from this line 😁

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@lmaster It felt just like a regular ol' cotton mask, and adhered so well! I can't wait to try the others as well! I hope you like them! 👍

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That's great @Shosh85  I swear every foil mask I've tried has not stuck well at all 🙄 this is exciting to know

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@lmaster @Shosh85 my experience with foil sheet mask is similar but I found these Banobagi sheet masks and a couple from Mediheal to adhere pretty well! 👍🏼

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@itsfi Oh nice! Good to know about the Mediheal! 👍

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I didn't know sheet masks fit well until I tried the Mediheal @Shosh85 - you should definitely give one a try.

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