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2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Hello lovely masking mavens! We have finally 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)
Annieโ€™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 โ€œMasking Week Challenge 2018โ€  
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!@Shosh85
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 5RSephoraโ€™s โ€˜Best Sellingโ€™ Masks 
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 
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 
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! 
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 - 28Dโ€™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: @itsfi brings us "Sample that made you buy the FS" Week! You tried it/were gifted it, and you decided to buy it. Tell us why!


Letter of the Week Ideas for โ€œLโ€





Lactic Acid

La Mer





Licorice Root



Lingzhi Mushroom







La Praire



Laura Mercier





This Week's Survey: @ShortErica and @missjeanie bring us this week's survey:


Last Week's Results! @IndyQT317 wanted to know, what do you spend on a mask, whether sheet or wash-off? Thank you very much to her for her ?, and also to all who answered, here are the results:

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Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

The peach and pear will be great to have, @itsfi - the peach color will match so many masks๐Ÿ˜‰ I am really, really excited. Now I need to get to work in the ones I have ha ha! 


@SpaceLlama how do you like the peas here? Iโ€™m most curious how easily it dispenses, too๐Ÿค”

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@eshoe @itsfi I love the new lip balm. Here's a picture of the packaging. It's pretty much like gloss packaging. It's creamier and glossier than the lip mask and is quite moisturizing and lasts a while. My fave part is the peach smell and taste tbh. It tastes like peach candy or juice ๐Ÿ˜ IMG_20190315_124807.jpg


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Oooooooh @SpaceLlama this looks so good! Thank you for the pic and description of the consistency, you are very helpful Smiley Very Happy This is a must-buy for meSmiley Wink

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The peach ๐Ÿ‘ one sounds amazing @SpaceLlama! I definitely want to pick one up! ๐Ÿ˜

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@SpaceLlama  Thanks for your thoughts. Sounds lovely 

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@SpaceLlama, sounds yummy!

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@eshoe  oooh agree! those look great!

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Iโ€™m so glad they added some new โ€˜flavorsโ€™ @Kim888, canโ€™t wait! Will be so nice for a summer refresherSmiley Happy

these look awesome @eshoe

these look awesome @eshoe

Re: these look awesome @eshoe

I think I need one for every room @lmaster ๐Ÿ˜„

Re: these look awesome @eshoe

@eshoe haha!! I couldn't agree more ๐Ÿ˜‚

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@eshoe canโ€™t wait to try this too. 

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They all look great, @SportyGirly125!

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@eshoe I hope for the holidays they come in a mini set so I can try them all. 

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Leaders Kalahari Melon Moisturizing Mask

This is a bio cellulose mask that was drenched with serum and was sandwiched between two mesh dividers. It had a very light and refreshing smell that is kinda hard to describe โ€“ maybe clean and fresh with a hint of floral, but it wasn't noticeable at all while the mask was on. It had an almost perfect fit โ€“ just a tiny bit long at the chin. It had a slight cool feeling the entire time I had it on, about 25 minutes. When I removed it, my face had a very rejuvenated and "awake" kind of feel. My skin was a little tacky, but it went away on its own after awhile. My face felt soft and smooth, but not as moisturized as I'd hoped. I didn't feel dry at all and it didn't make me want to run to put moisturizer on โ€“ it just didn't have that comfortable hydrated/moisturized feel. I'm wondering if maybe I left it on for too long though โ€“ the suggested wear time is 20-25 and I did 25, but it did feel a little too dry when I peeled it off. So for this time around I'd give it a B/B+ grade, but I'd like to try it again sometime and take it off sooner to see if I get different results. 


Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

sounds like the results were pretty nice @Shosh85  - too bad about the early dry down though I hate when that happens

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@Kim888 Normally, I try to pay close attention to the mask/face, how wet or dry it is. I've definitely been lucky with masks lately and have been able to keep them on for at least 30 minutes. I think I just got too use to that, plus when you have two kiddos distracting you, time just slips a away a bit. ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‚

I also find that the one I used dried rather quickly @Sho...

I also find that the one I used dried rather quickly @Shosh85 ๐Ÿค”

Re: I also find that the one I used dried rather quickly @Sho...

@lmaster I've used two different masks from the same line and the other one was able to stay on longer. I have another I'm going to try and I'll see how long that one stays on my face ๐Ÿ˜‰

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The mask sounds and looks so good @Shosh85; bummer that it was a little dry by the end of your masking time. I've found with this particular line of Leaders masks that it works better if I keep to 20 minutes and if I lightly massage the essence from the mask all over my skin while the mask is still on.

Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@itsfi Yeah, I'm guessing I should've stopped at 20. I did forget I was wearing it for a moment. ๐Ÿ˜‚ but I also did the blueberry one from this same line and wore it for a half hour, so it seems like the timing might be inconsistent with these. It could also be that my skin was just more thirsty this time around. I think I'll be trying the blueberry one again soon and see how long I wear it this time. Still a pretty decent mask! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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