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2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Hello lovely masking mavens! Welcome to the second half of the challenge. Many thanks to the wonderful @Aaliaa for beginning this thread and excited you are here. 


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! 

Mask Hacks -
Here are a few to get started thanks to our lovely BIC-ers, a big thank you for these fabulous ideas!


Trim off long chin and add to forehead for sheet masks


Squeeze tube lip balms (like Bite) into pans and place in magnetic palette


Layer lip sleeping mask (such as Laneige) over regular balm


Derma plane prior to a peel-off mask to ease the pain of removal


Warm water helps remove clay masks quicker than cold


Lay sheet masks flat prior to use so the serum is more evenly distributed 


Remove clay/difficult masks in the shower to keep towel clean and removal easy


Use an HA serum prior to trying a mask with alcohol high on the ingredients list


Use a Makeup Eraser to remove wash-off masks


With a detox mask, apply a thicker layer where pores are


Use a resurfacing exfoliating spray (such as Kate Somerville’s Liquid ExfoliKate) before a detox mask to better clear out your pores


Re-use a large sample jar for a blank sheet mask pellet and fill it with essence/toner


Use a nail clippers to trip a mask if scissors are not on hand


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)


2019 Mask of the Week Challenge Schedule



Jul 1 - 7          A           Hydrating 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 - 14        B           Masking Hacks - share your masking secrets that make your life easier and your skin happy 

Jul 15 - 21      C           Lip, Hand or Foot Masks to help that summer skin 

Jul 22 - 28      D          ’Weird Mask' Bubbling, Peeling, Colour changing other worldly wonders! 

Jul 29 - Aug 4 E           Multi-Masking How many masks can you use at one time or in One Day?? 

Aug 5 - 11       F           Blind Pick Your Mask - Let's make it fun to use the masks in our stash! Meetup: Biobelle #Peachy mask Saturday 8/10

Aug 12 - 18     G           Sheet Mask Focus - from cotton to cupra, coconut gel to bio cellulose, what are your favorites and why? Meetup: Biobelle Pineapple mask Saturday 8/17
Aug 19 - 25     H           Drugstore & Grocery Brands Week 

Aug 26 - Sep 1 I           Favourites Week - Your go to miracle in a mask 

Sep 2 - 8          J          Rainbow Week - Bring out the colorful masks in every hue Thanks to @Sonnydee

Sep 9 - 15       K           Autumn Masks - Fall goodness in a mask 

Sep 16 - 22     L           When you are getting GLAM for a night out and want that  Glow Meetup: Lookatme Watermelon Saturday 9/21 thanks to @GalPalVal17 and @ShortErica
Sep 23 - 29
     M          BIC Made you do it! Masks recommended/inspired by other BIC members 

Sep 30 - Oct 6 N          Sephora Collections Week - House Brand Goodness 

Oct 7 - 13        O           French Pharmacy Week 

Oct 14 - 20      P           Ends of the Earth - masks that use ingredients from or are made in far away places 

Oct 21 - 27      Q          Overnight Masks - Sleeping miracles in a jar 

Oct 28 - Nov 3 R          Duel Week V2.0 

Nov 4 - 10        S          Forgotten Wonders - Shop your stash for an unloved mask 

Nov 11 - 17      T          Gross/Odd/Unusual Ingredients - Spirulina, donkey milk, bee venom, snail mucous - what masks have you used that have strange ingredients? 

Nov 18 - 24      U          Flash Masks - masks that do doubly duty in half the time 

Nov 25 - Dec 1 V          Morning Masking - Masks that help give a pep to your step 

Dec 2 - 8          W          Asian skincare Brand - Visit old cultures and their ways 

Dec 9 - 15        X           Sample Dive - I know we have them! 

Dec 16 - 22      Y           Holiday Party Prep Mask 

Dec 23 - 31       Z          Masks you discovered in 2019

First Half of 2019:


Jan 1 - 6     A    Masks you discovered in 2018 - What new loves did you discover last year?
Jan 7 - 13    B   Favourite Mask of the “Masking Week Challenge 2018” 
Jan 14 - 20  C   Favourite 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 - 27  D   
Clean Week - Masks that give your skin a boost without the guilt

 Jan 28 - Feb 3 E  Lip, Hand or Foot Masks to help that winter skin
Feb 4 - 10    F     Vitamins Week - masks that nourish your skin with vitamins and minerals@Kim888
Feb 11 - 17  G     Special Occasion Masks - the mask(s) you use to pamper yourself@itsfi
Feb 18 - 24  H     Gross Masks - whether it's the scent or results, share the details please!@Aaliaa
Feb 25 - Mar 3 I   Spring Flowers - floral ingredients or scents that add a spring to your step
Mar 4 - 10    J      Female Owned Brands - In honour of Women's Day March 8th
Mar 11 - 17  K      Favourites Week - Your go to miracle in a mask
Mar 18 - 24   L     Sample that made you buy the FS - You tried it, and decided to buy it!@itsfi
Mar 25 - 31  M     Favourite Smelling Masks - Watermelon, Kale, Spa??
Apr 1 - 7       N     BIC Made you do it! Masks recommended/inspired by other BIC members
Apr 8 - 14     O     The Oozoo Week - share your Oozoo and Neogen loves!

Meetup: The OOZOO Capsule Rose Petal -  Saturday April 13th. @Shosh85
Apr 15 - 21    P     Luxe it Up or a Pretty on a Penny - the $ and the $$$$ of Masks
Apr 22 - 28    Q     Sample Dive - I know we have them!
Apr 29 - May 5  R  Sephora’s ‘Best Selling’ Masks 
Meetup: Sephora Collection Honey Face Mask -  Saturday May 4th. Thank you @missjeanie!  May 6 - 12      S     Overnight Masks - Sleeping miracles in a jar
May 13 - 19    T     Summer Masks to refresh and sooth during sunny months May 20 - 26    U     Fruits & Veggies Week - masks that use natural goodness to nourish your skin@Keana1
May 27 - Jun 2  V   Guess 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 @faeriegirlMeetup: Mediheal Vita Lightbeam Essential Mask EX Wednesday 5/29 thanks to @ShortErica & @Shosh85  
Jun 3 - 9         W     DIY Mask - Skincare meets Chemistry. 
Meetup: Bawdy Butt Mask 2.0
Jun 10 - 16      X     Morning Masking - Masks that help give a pep to your step 
Meetup: Bawdy Butt Mask 3.0
Jun 17 - 23      Y     Masks 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 - 30      Z      Masking Duel - Dare to compare 2 (or more!) masks in one session

This Week’s Theme: When you are getting Glam for a night out and want that Glow - which mask(s) is/are your tried and true go-to(s)?

Letter of the Week: “L”


Masking Surveys Thread: Curious about others' masking habits? Join the fun w/ @ShortErica: 


Next Mask Meetup Info: Saturday, September 21st join @GalPalVal17 and @ShortErica to try out Lookatme's Watermelon Face Mask!

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.

August: Biobelle Tutti Frutti Collection - the Peach is on deck for our mid-summer masking! Join us Saturday August 10th to compare notes on this mask. Then Saturday August 17th we will be comparing the Biobelle Pineapple mask. Thank you @lmaster@Shosh85 & @PrettyPaint for suggesting Biobelle!
September: @ShortErica and @GalPalVal17 are interested in everyone's thoughts on the Lookatme Watermelon Face Mask. Join us Saturday, September 21st for the fun!water.jpg

Spring Masks on the Move Box🌱🌷🌈 Interested in participating in a spring box? @ShortErica has a survey that will help us curate the best plan for next year for those who would like to be involved:



Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@l8totheparty - ooo, this looks like something I'd like. A mud mask in a sheet mask and made with green tea?! I'm sold. Going to have to track this one down.

Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@l8totheparty  Oh, how cool! I don't think I've seen a mask like this before. I'm so glad it worked well for you!

Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Glad to hear this one worked out nicely for you, @l8totheparty. I have the pink version that @eshoe very kindly sent me a while ago but haven't had the chance to use it yet- maybe I'll have to fit that in soon and see how it compares! 

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@l8totheparty I really like Mud sheet masks, especially when I don't feel like making a mess 😉 Glad to hear you enjoyed it - now I'm even more excited to try the rosehip one I just got from @ShortErica! 👍

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@l8totheparty how long did you wear it? And how dry would you say it was?

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I wore it for aver 20 min. Maybe 25?  It got dry but not crazy. Said it could be left on for 20-40 min, but I wanted to err on the side of caution for the first one. 

@ShortErica I wonder how it compares to the one you have?

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Mine took a while and I don't know that it ever fully dried. I wore it over an hour @l8totheparty. I enjoyed the lifting results of mine but there was a time commitment.

I like the sounds of a mud mask without a mess @l8tothepa...

I like the sounds of a mud mask without a mess @l8totheparty happy this worked for you

Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

The last of J/Colourful week!

I tried out the Dr. Jart Rubber Mask, Clear Lover mask after reading about @itsfi trying the yellow version.

This mask was intimidating to me for some reason.  I have a few of them and just never tried them out thinking they'd be a lot of work?  I was wrong.  The ampoule had enough in it to cover my face, though there wasn't much more.  The mask was a two piece and the top half was a bit short for my forehead, though the pieces stayed on my face really well.  They did feel a bit cooling when I first put them on, but after a few minutes I didn't notice it anymore.  I ended up leaving the mask on for at least an hour, maybe closer to an hour and a half.  I chose the 'clear' version of this mask as I'm having some hormonal breakouts, and I think the mask helped.  The mask felt as though it was deeply hydrating/moisturizing, possibly due to the length of time I had it on.  My two spots were significantly smaller and they weren't dried out as with typical acne treatments.  I'm kinda glad I have more of these and won't be hesitant to use them in the future.  

I tried out the Hydration Alert Sensor Mask.  I thought that it was going to be a colour changing mask... sorta?

This mask was going to be colour changing in my mind.  Where I got this idea I'm not exactly sure.  In reality its a mask that has little stars on it that get darker as the mask dries out.  I could faintly see the stars when I pulled the mask out, but once it was on my face they weren't visible.  I figured that as I kept the mask on I'd see the stars.  Nope.  I had the mask on for a good 30 minutes and it was totally dried out on the nose and philtrum.  I took off the mask and in a few minutes the sheet started to show it's stars.  I'd never let the mask get that dry on my face.  I was super disappointed that I didn't get any fun stars however.... this mask really was hydrating.  I enjoyed the results.  I'd be willing to recommend this one to anyone to give a shot.  It was a good mask, just not what I was expecting.  If my collection wasn't so ridiculous I'd get a few more.


Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@missjeanie  Glad you had good results with the Dr. Jart, and that star mask sounds really interesting! Smiley Happy

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@PrettyPaint Thanks!  The Dr. Jart was lovely and I'll be using the ones I have much more often now.  The stars mask was interesting for sure.  Great concept, just not quite executed.

Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

How interesting about the stars on the Soo-Ae mask, @missjeanie. I'm glad to hear it helped with hydration even if it wasn't exactly the color-changing effect you were expecting!

Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@quspork It was actually pretty great for the hydration factor even if the fun factor fell a bit short lol can't win em all eh!

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@missjeanie I have tried all the Dr. Jart rubbers, except for this one and have liked them all. They're pretty fun and have nice results! - I think I'm too cheap though, cuz even the discounted TJ Maxx price is a little too much for me, but I felt like I had to try them at least once. 😉 Glad you enjoyed this one!

I tried that sensor mask too and had pretty much the same experience- the stars didn't work well, but it did give some good hydration. Good to know it wasn't just me! Not bad for a $2.50 Mask from Walmart 👍

Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@Shosh85 I know what you mean about the Dr. Jart I think I paid 7.50 US for them, which is more than I'd normally shell out for one mask.  But like you I needed to try em when they were so much less than regular price.  

Glad I wasn't the only one who's stars didn't quite work out, neat concept though!

how interesting about the stars @missjeanie still sounds...

how interesting about the stars @missjeanie still sounds pretty cool

Re: how interesting about the stars @missjeanie still sounds...

I agree. The star experience sounds quite interesting @missjeanie. I'm assuming you haven't encountered a mask similar to it before? I'd be curious if there are others like it from different brands.

Re: how interesting about the stars @missjeanie still sounds...

@ShortErica @lmaster This was the first colour changing mask I've done and the only I've seen in person.  I want to say that I heard about colour changing masks before though.  Can't recall the brand at the moment though.  I'm a fan of the concept... just needs some work on the execution I think.

2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Fall mask week-last night. im a little disappointed in the scent. Maybe very faint pumpkin. But faint. The good news- lots of serum. Dripping. literally. I left this on for about 20 min & easily could leave it on longer. My face was drenched but dried down without being tacky. The fit was a bit weird, had to move this around a bit-wide on the by the nose part. 😳This leaves a residue maybe thats the part that controls the oil. Cant say about the discoloration part- that would take more than one use. I did wake up to soft skin that looked good so happy to use the 2nd I have, maybe I would get a box if I found at a Tjmaxx/marshalls but the scent was so disappointing😔Hopefully my first was a dud. 💛💛💛💛 4 out of 5 for performance not for scent

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Too bad it didn't have a more pumpkin scent, @sonnydee!

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@sonnydee so disappointing on the scent but good to know!

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