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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!

Oh my goodness, @PinkEvergreen! My mom would say something similar, "Sit like a lady, eat like a lady..." ha!

Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

That sounds yummy @PinkEvergreen 

Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

That was my favorite gum as a kid @PinkEvergreen!❤️

Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Mine too!  Well, that and hubba bubba. And juicy fruit sticks. @faeriegirl @PinkEvergreen 

Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@PinkEvergreen That's great to know about the scent! I think I'd buy it just for that! Sounds like a pretty decent mask! 🍇

Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@Shosh85   I really like Dermal Korea masks because my skin can’t handle a super-nourishing mask every day. I have really sensitive skin that breaks out when I pamper it too much — go figure 😏 Dermal Korea masks are more watery and my skin can handle them every day without issue, and they help to balance and hydrate it. Plus they’re the cheapest masks in my rotation, which is also nice!

Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@PinkEvergreen I am right there with you with the dermal masks. They are great daily masks, real watery and refreshing. They are my preferred morning masks.

RE: Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Hah! That’s great! Next time I use that mask I am going to have to remember this. I remember always thinking, this seems familiar... @PinkEvergreen

Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Aw man, Big League Gum! Now that's a throwback. Glad this mask worked out well, @PinkEvergreen.

Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Vital and Vitality 😉12A0D1DE-406F-467C-85C2-85DAA33A2587.jpeg


Sur. Medic Vital-Collagen Mask

This is a super thin and transparent cotton sheet mask that had plenty of serum and a fresh and clean type of scent. It had a good fit, maybe about an inch too long at the chin. It was super comfortable to wear and adhered very well. I left it on for about 35 minutes. When I removed it the leftover serum was slightly tacky and took about 15 minutes for it to absorb on its own. My skin felt soft and smooth and the hydration lasted for quite a while.

This was a good, decent mask – just not too impressive. It's not one that I'd seek out again.





Facetory Let's Talk Vitality Firming Mask

This is a thin-medium cotton sheet mask and was saturated in a milky that had a very light and fresh scent that pretty much disappeared after I put on the mask. The fit was ok – a teeny bit too long at the forehead and about an inch too long at the chin. It was comfortable to wear and adhered well the 30 minutes I had it on. After removing it my face was still wet with serum that was pretty tacky and maybe lasted about 15 minutes before absorbing on its own. My face was noticeably brighter, felt very soft and smooth and maybe slightly firmer? The hydration from this was pretty good, but I wouldn't say great.
I liked this one and is definitely a repurchase, it's just not a, "have to have more right this second," kind of repurchase. 😉



I was so close to using the vitality @Shosh85 I'll defini...

I was so close to using the vitality @Shosh85 I'll definitely use this before makeup 👍

Re: I was so close to using the vitality @Shosh85 I'll defini...

@lmaster I think it would do great before makeup... I'll have to remember that! 😉

Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Well, the good thing is that a good number of us were able to get this one out of our mask drawer/bin @Shosh85! The Factory ones have been decent, the Detox one my fave so far.

Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@eshoe It's like we had an unintended mask meet up week! 😂 I thought this mask was good, just nothing spectacular. The Detox one is still on my list of future purchases - I think I remember a lot of people liking that one. 😃

Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Yes it worked out so well, @Shosh85. I think that mask was from last month, happy to make room for more😉

Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Helpful to know your thoughts about these masks @Shosh85! Masks that are fine but not necessarily special are nice to have around on those days/nights when you just don't want to think too much about the mask. lol.Smiley Happy  I think the more masks I use, the more objective and subjective I get with my thoughts and feelings on them.

Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@itsfi These would definitely fit the filler mask category - nothing amazing, but nothing bad.

I'm glad I started saving my reviews a long time ago because it's really nice to look back and see my thoughts on the mask then vs. now. I definitely feel like mood can play a part in your opinions on a mask. 

Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Both of them sound pretty nice @Shosh85 😊

Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@faeriegirl They both were decent, solid masks, just nothing too wowing. 😉😃

2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

I choose shake it bawdy... I bought this before I realized it saidalgae... and guess what... it stinks!!!!! seriously gross! but you don't smell it when it's on your tush. idk if I even put these on right 😂 I literally slapped em on, it was definitely cold, but they actually felt nice while they were on the area 😆 one side did end up sliding down bc I just can't lay down, but after about the ten minute time frame. I did feel nicely moisturized,,I think it's a cute gimmicky concept, I'dprobably much rather use Sol de janeiro, and I might try another version just one more time to see what the scent smells like. I'll rate it a B-


Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@lmaster that sounds so fun hahah too bad it was stinky! I don't have a sheet mask, but I do have a regular mask that I neeeeed to try now lol

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