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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 this week***


To post:

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
Yadah Cosmetics (Founder and CEO Anna Kang)


SPECIAL SURVEY: PTR Mask Mashup Results! @PrettyPaint  @makeitup305 this is indeed a great ‘Intro-to-Masking’ set that resulted in zero skin irritations. A gift perfect for new maskers! 

Preliminary Results:

If you did not add your thoughts and would like to, the survey can be found below. I will post amended results at a later date.

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: Masking Duel - dare to compare two or more masks to see which one is the winner! Could be ingredient, brand, line, etc.


Letter of the Week Ideas for “Z”: Share some! We will be halfway through the year the end of this week, next week we start over with "A." 


TJ Maxx/Marshalls/Winners On-going Survey: @cianni & @ShortErica suggested a survey that reflects masks currently at TJ Maxx to use as a 'cheat sheet.' No fancy graphics just raw data because I can't keep up with ya'll's shopping:


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!

The Pixi sounds nice, @itsfi - it's fun to see that brand pop up here so much recently! I really like the Glow Mud @missjeanie loves. Still need to pick up one of those Saturday Skin masks. If nothing else, for the cute stickers Smiley Wink

Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

I’ve tried some Pixi skincare before @eshoe and liked them so the masks/scrubs are a natural extension. 😉

Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

This sounds like a nice combo, @itsfi !

Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

I liked them both @quspork. 😊 With the weather warming up 🌞, my skin is leaning more dehydrated-combo, so I’ll be using mud masks, scrubs on my oilier parts with more frequency during the latter part of spring and the summer months. 

Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

I have been super curious about the SATURDAY SKIN - Cotton Cloud Probiotic Power Mask! I usually like a thicker more "gel" like mask consistency so I do not know if I would enjoy this one but am still going to test it out perhaps in the future! Glad to hear that you got a chance to use it!


Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Would love to hear your thoughts on this one once you’ve had a chance to try it out @m3rc3d3s! 😊

Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Thought I'd throw this out there:15603139467915784301829885424107.jpgMy masks awaiting use

So here are my masks that I currently have awaiting use.  Not including the ones on order, of course.  And not including the Juice Beauty mask, which is in my bathroom.  I am in the middle of sorting out my sheet masks, products, and trial sizes. If you could recommend a mask out of my collection and why, which would it be? (Besides the Laneige as I've tried them before)

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Love your collection!! I have been wanting to try the water sleep mask! I tried the origins overnight mask about a week ago and also made my boyfriend try it as well haha. We both woke up with uncomfortable sticky faces and a few blemishes. I say maybe I should have done a little patch test before applying all over. Just wanted to warn you of that!

RE: Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

I found the Glow Recipe Avocado was great on my wrinkle prone spots to give them extra plumping moister during the harsh winter months. It is very thick! So I suggest use sparingly. @l8totheparty

Re: RE: Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

This is very sage advice!  I will bookmark it for the late fall/winter.  I haven't had dry patches of skin anymore since I've been taking care of it, but in the winter extra moisture is always nice. @Weetart 

Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@l8totheparty are you looking for more sheet mask or wash-off mask or both recommendations? You look like you have a nice basket of masking goodness! Smiley Happy

Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Any recommendations out of what I have already.  I need to get through some of this before buying full-sized of other wash-off masks. @ShortErica 

Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Great variety of masks to choose from @l8totheparty! If your skin leans towards the dry or dehydrated side, or if it needs a boost of hydration and/or moisture, it's hard to go wrong with the Glow Recipe Avocado sleep mask, the Fresh Black Tea mask, or the Origins Intensive mask.

Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Thank you for the recommendations!  They are all new to me so I wouldn't know where to begin (except at the beginning!).


Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@l8totheparty, you’re welcome! We all learn from each other here! 😊 I’ve been steered towards many great masks and away from others!! 👌🏼

Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@l8totheparty Ouhhhh all the goodies!  Is that a neostrata mask sample?  I choose that one! 

Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Yes it is! 

@heartsmyface15603177423602482791155753122975.jpg10ml deluxe neostrata

I've never tried this mask or brand.  I will try it in my rotation at some point in the next week or two! 

Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

I've never seen that Kit brand before @l8totheparty, looks interesting. Love that Fresh Overnight mask Smiley Happy 

Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

I believe Kit is Canadian.  I will give it a go in the next couple weeks and see what I think. @eshoe 

Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Cool I will be interested to hear how you like it @l8totheparty.

Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@l8totheparty  They have really good acid peels and glycolic lotions so I just know that mask will be good and probably quite strong.  Their whole line can be found at SDMSmiley Happy 

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