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.
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:
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)
Drunk Elephant (Tiffany Masterson)
Glossier (Emily Weiss)
Glow Recipe/Sweet Chef (Sarah Lee & Christine Chang)
Herbivore (partners Julia Wills and Alexander Kummerow)
Honest Beauty (Jessica Alba)
Juice Beauty (Karen Behnke)
Kora Organics (Miranda Kerr)
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)
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)
tarte (Maureen Kelly)
Tatcha (Vicky Tsai)
Yadah Cosmetics (Founder and CEO Anna Kang)
2019 Mask of the Week Challenge Schedule
WEEK LETTER THEME
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 inner 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 @faeriegirl! Meetup: 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: Drugstore & Grocery Brands
Letter of the Week: “H”
Masking Surveys Thread: Curious about others' masking habits? Join the fun w/ @ShortErica:
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!
Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!
@eshoe Yay! I'm so happy you loved the Juice Time mask too! When I get down to a more curated collection (that's the goal anyway!), this line of masks will be a permanent fixture! 😃
Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!
The Peripera Juice Time Grape sheet mask sounds amazing! Nothing is better than a sheet mask that fits perfectly!!! I have put it on my list of masks to try !!
Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!
Tuesday morning masking
As I’m working through my mask stash, I decided to go back to a few masks I previously pulled or set aside for past weeks during the challenge that I didn’t end up using for one reason or another. The two I used Tuesday morning were ones I had at one time considered for S week (Saturday Skin) and/or P week (Probiotics, Pixi, Peel, Polish and pretty packaging). Pixi Peel & Polish is a gentle chemical and physical scrub and mask in one. It contains 6% lactic acid and papaya and sugar cane extracts. My allergies were acting up yesterday so I couldn’t make out what the scent was on this scrub-mask. I focused this scrub mask primarily around my nose, chin and jawline and left it on for less than 5 minutes before rinsing off. My skin felt smooth and soft and brighter.
SATURDAY SKIN - Cotton Cloud Probiotic Power Mask was a gift from the kind and generous @Indy701 - thank you so much for this mask! As some of the other maskers have posted, the mask includes some cute cloud stickers! This cotton sheet mask is on the thinner side as far as sheet masks go, is drenched in serum and has an initial scent to it that quickly dissipates. Because of my allergies, I wasn’t able to pinpoint really well what the scent was; it was not very strong and dissipated fairly quickly. It adhered well to my skin and after making some adjustments throughout the mask, I could make it fit the size and shape of my facial features. Half an hour of wear time later, my skin felt lightly hydrated and my complexion looked brighter.