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2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Hello lovely masking mavens! Please continue posting on the Q4 Thread which can be found here:


Many thanks to the wonderful @Aaliaa for beginning this thread and excited you are here. 

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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 & Mask Meetup thank you @mrsmouse for suggesting the Wish Formula Bat Eye Mask!

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: French Pharmacy Week

Letter of the Week: “O”


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


Next Mask Meetup Info: Crème Shop - thanks to @GalPalVal17 date and mask TBD in October ALSO just added: Halloween Wish Formula Bat Mask Meetup thanks to @mrsmouse ! Screen Shot 2019-09-24 at 7.56.17 PM.png 

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!
October@GalPalVal17 suggested a Crème Shop Mask, will update with more info. ALSO: October 31st join us for the Wish Formula Bat Eye Mask thanks to @mrsmouse!

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:



that is an awesome looking mask regardless @itsfi 😂

that is an awesome looking mask regardless @itsfi 😂

Re: that is an awesome looking mask regardless @itsfi 😂

@lmaster, other than wishing that it was without parabens, it would have been an added perk if the mask itself looked like the Evil Queen!

Re: that is an awesome looking mask regardless @itsfi 😂

@itsfi in using the skII essence and it has a paraben,,, I'm about 3/4 done with it, then I can finally bust out my beloved omorovicza essence

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I love how much fun you all are making this so far @itsfi! And don’t worry, your photo is perfect-no names and it’s not easily identifiable. 💗 what you did with it👍🏼 I have no guesses but will be tuning in to see which mystery mask you have here.

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Like @Shosh85 I know the pic is the evil queen from Snow White but have no idea what mask it is or the brand @itsfi. So even if you "broke" the picture rule, you are still fooling me!

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@itsfi So fun! I know I've seen these before, but don't recall the brand name. I don't know if it's this same brand, but I know there's a set of Disney Villian masks – this one looks like the Evil Queen from Snow White! Can't wait to hear your review on this (and also exactly what this one is!)

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Last night, I went with a couple of different products for my last fruit focused masks for fruits and veggies week. The OH peel could also fit in with this week's V theme, for Vitamin C. Smiley Happy


The Ole Henriksen Power Bright 3- Step Professional Brightening System is an oldie but goodie and is a fabulous citrus-scented peel! I can usually eek out 2 uses with each packet, and a box of these comes with 6 packets. I picked up a few boxes from TJ Maxx / Marshalls earlier this year and I’m glad I stocked up because I don’t think OH makes this set anymore.


I couldn’t let fruits and veggies week end last night without using a peach-scented product, so I reached for the Iroha Hand Mask Gloves Repair (Peach) and Iroha Foot Mask Socks Repair (Peach). The first time I tried these I had let them sit in my bin for a long time and the scent was fading. I keep getting drawn in by the peach on these packets and picking up a pair. I'm glad I do though because these hand and foot masks smell peach-rrific. Smiley Wink Topped off my lips with the Chapstick Peaches & Cream lip balm, which smells like a peachsicle milkshake – yuuuum!

ooook have that chapstick @itsfi just have not used it ye...

ooook have that chapstick @itsfi just have not used it yet! sounds delish

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It smells so good @lmaster! Just like its name says - peaches and cream! Smiley Happy

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The peach masks and balm sound great @itsfi❤️🍑 I remember using those OH peels and liking them. Have you tried the transforming ones in the blue packets?

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@faeriegirl, I have a box of the blue packets but I haven't used them yet. Have you tried them?

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It’s been awhile since I used them @itsfi but I remember I really liked the almond polish and the comfort mask. And if I remember right the lemon part was pretty tingly.

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@itsfi I love the OH Power Bright! Definitely effective and the scent is so nice! I remember when I first started using it, it was really hard for me to remember not to wash off step 2! Haha!

I bet after the Hand and Foot masks you smelled delicious! 🍑 I picked up a three pack of chapstick that had the peaches & cream, and it really is soo good! The pink lemonade and sweet watermelon flavors are excellent too!

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Your chapstick 3-pack had peaches & cream, pink lemonade and watermelon, @Shosh85?!! <3 I'm going to have to find that set. Smiley Happy Those would be a dream lip balm set for me. Mine was a 3-pack as well, but the other flavors are green jelly bean and cotton candy. I haven't tried the other two...yet. I'm gonna need to find me some corresponding masks... or I'll have to get creative to pair them with complementary masks.

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@itsfi I think I saw that 3 pack too! I found mine at Walmart 😃

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No Walmart near me @Shosh85, but I'm within walking distance to a CVS and Walgreens, so I'll take a look. If not, there's always good ol' amazon! Smiley Happy Thank you!!

2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Last weeks masking was a fun week. Moreso because I could use my Freedman masks. I was in Ulta and picked up two more tubes and two sheet masks. Thursday I used the mint mask. The new feature I didn't notice before was the cooling effect. One con is it sat too long and my skin began to itch because it was too uncomfortable. That was user error. A rating. I used these pomegranate eye masks afterwards. Love these and will like stick with this brand once I'm out of my remaining masks. A+ raiting. Friday, I just had to use the sheet mask. The only con was the excess milky serum. Otherwise the mask fit great, extra serum and had a nice texture. Just way too much serum. I had to wipe off. No way to let it dry naturally. B+ rating. I would not reconsider purchasing again. Lastly, I used Kiehl's mask. I'm not sure if it is my all time favorite mask of Kiehl's, but it's so close. I love the texture of this mask and the benefits was wonderful. One con is take it off in the recommended time. Otherwise it requires lots of manipulation to rinse off. A+ raiting

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oh Turmeric and Cranberry sounds like a great mask @IndyQT317 !  

thanks for reviewing these @IndyQT317 sounds really great

thanks for reviewing these @IndyQT317 sounds really great

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A cooling mask sounds especially nice right now @IndyQT317! have you tried using a makeup eraser to remove masks? @lmaster suggested it awhile back and it’s saved me so much grief. 

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@IndyQT317 Such a great masking session! I like the sound of the mint mask having a cooling effect- that always feels so nice to me. I actually like that the sheet mask had a crazy amount of milky serum - but sometimes I'll shake the mask out a little bit first. The Kiehls mask sounds wonderful! What does it smell like?

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