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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 at the end of the month* To post:

Posting: 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
Yamaha Cosmetics (Founder and CEO Anna Kang)


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: Masks You've Discovered so far in 2019 

Mask Meetups: Thank you @ShortErica for suggesting this week's Yadah mask meet up on Saturday, June 22nd. Also, if you are so inclined, we will be rounding out the Bawdy Butt Mask series thanks to @faeriegirl that day. Join us for some entertaining multi-masking!


Letter of the Week Ideas for “Y”

Yarrow rootYadahYellow




Mask Demographics Survey Results: @ShortErica wanted to know a little bit about our group. I noticed a major flaw in that I didn't include US: West as a region although it was listed on the map. My apologies to all of the lovely maskers in the West! I will re-run this survey again soon so that this group can be represented correctly.

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New Weekly Survey: @cianni & @ShortErica suggested a survey that reflects masks currently at TJ Maxx to use as a 'cheat sheet.' This will be a sticky survey updated weekly. Tabs at bottom of Results sheet reflect the week the survey was taken.


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!

@heartsmyfaceThanks for the heads up on the amount of grit in the Sand & Sky.  I have a mini of this and I'll be sure to be careful when I give it a shot.

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Oh no?!? Play dough and gritty? Yikes. Now I’m scared to try the sand and sky. @heartsmyface 

Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@PrettyPaint Just so you're clear, the product @heartsmyface used is the SAND & SKY - Australian Pink Clay Flash Perfection Exfoliating Treatment which is not what I was talking about earlier. I know people get these mixed up – I was talking about the SAND & SKY - Australian Pink Clay Porefining Face Mask I haven't tried the exfoliating treatment before. The mask is actually soft and creamy going on. 😉


Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@Shosh85 Thank you for clearing that up, I'm sorry for any confusion @PrettyPaint !!!

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Oh whoops @Shosh85 . Thanks for clearing that up. I was totally confused. What I have is the mask fortunately! Smiley Happy

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Huh, Play-Doh is no good @heartsmyface, bummer😆 I used a mask recently with that scent, wasn’t pleasant.

@PrettyPaint FYI


Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@heartsmyfaceSounds like a really meh masking day.  At least you weeded out some stuff that doesn't suit?

Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Friday masking I used it's skin rose for moisture and vitality. On Saturday I finally got to try ORIGINS - Dragon Fruit Brightening Superfruit Mask

The rose mask, loved it all but hated the thickness of the mask itself, which made it a bit annoying. I could of probably cut a few slits in it so it would adhere better, but once I open a sheet mask, I don't like to fidget with it too much, so I suffer 😂 left it on for 15 minutes because it was bubbling up so bad. All in all I'd rate it a B because it was annoying with the thickness of the mask. But it smelled ahmazing! 
The origins mask is pretty nice, you get a dose of exfoliation along with vitamin c for brightening. Loved the scent on this, it was super gentle and I followed the directions completely and my skin did feel much softer and looked a bit brighter so I'll give it an A for staying true





Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Oooh, that dragonfruit mask sounds great @lmaster! Softer, brighter skin is something I can get behind! 👍🏼😀

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And it smells so good @itsfi  😊

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I also like the origins dragon fruit mask @lmaster . The exfoliation was just right for me...nice and gentle. 

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It's nice to use a product for exfolating, that you don't have to remind yourself to be extra gentle 😂 @PrettyPaint 

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@lmaster the Origins mask sounds so nice, I plan to add it into the mix at some point. Haven't heard anything but good about it! Bummer about the thickness on the other one. Makes you really appreciate the lighter-weight masks though!

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@eshoe yes! So glad I don't come across them too often 😂

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@lmaster Sounds like a nice masking session! That's great the sheet mask smelled so good! – it's too bad about the adherence and thickness of it. I definitely prefer masks to be more on the thin side. 😉

I enjoy using the Dragon fruit mask as well! It really does smell nice and has great results! So glad you like it! 🙌🤗

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Thanks so much @Shosh85  whoop whoop 😍🙌

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@lmaster  The dragonfruit mask sounds fabulous!! I love a fresh fruity scent!

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It was so nice @missjeanie so happy I finally tried it out 😍

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Well, since great minds think alike (ahem, @eshoe), here's another take on the Beyond Peony. 😂



For the most part, I enjoyed this one. It was very wet and I ended up leaving it on for an entire episode of Downton Abbey (so about 50 minutes). As eshoe mentioned, there is a very noticeable floral scent, but I found it to be pleasant, so it didn't bother me. But if you're sensitive to fragrance... Something to keep in mind. I had a bit more issue with the fit. The mask had several pre-cuts you could disconnect to modify the fit, and I was perhaps overzealous and disconnected all of them before putting the mask on when I probably should have waited to make any adjustments. I could have saved myself a little work there! One thing I did love was the complete lack of tackiness after removal. The essence sunk in very smoothly. I found the mask to be very hydrating and it left me with bright, plump skin afterwards! Overall, I'd give it an A-.


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Awwww we were masking twins @quspork! I know I loved this mask in the past, otherwise I wouldn't have repurchased it. So happy it worked for your skin, yay!!!

ooooo sounds great @quspork I like a nice floral scent 😁

ooooo sounds great @quspork I like a nice floral scent 😁
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