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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 this week***


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!

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
Yadah Cosmetics (Founder and CEO Anna Kang)


SPECIAL SURVEY: PTR Mask Mashup Results! @PrettyPaint  @makeitup305 this is indeed a great ‘Intro-to-Masking’ set that resulted in zero skin irritations. A gift perfect for new maskers! 

Preliminary Results:

If you did not add your thoughts and would like to, the survey can be found below. I will post amended results at a later date.

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: Masking Duel - dare to compare two or more masks to see which one is the winner! Could be ingredient, brand, line, etc.


Letter of the Week Ideas for “Z”: Share some! We will be halfway through the year the end of this week, next week we start over with "A." 


TJ Maxx/Marshalls/Winners On-going Survey: @cianni & @ShortErica suggested a survey that reflects masks currently at TJ Maxx to use as a 'cheat sheet.' No fancy graphics just raw data because I can't keep up with ya'll's shopping:


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!          


I'm loving the sounds of both @itsfi my ciate is coming!!

I'm loving the sounds of both @itsfi my ciate is coming!!

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Oooh!!! You got the lip oil @lmaster? Yay! I think you’ll like it. 😃

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@itsfi Oooh, I love the berry-centered essence! This is one I haven't tried yet, but it sounds wonderful! Glad you enjoyed it! 😃

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It’s a useful one to have on hand @Shosh85! I would be okay if the berry scent were a smidge stronger but having it this subtle makes it easier for everyone to be able to use the mask. 

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A Yadah mask with elderberry @itsfi? You always up the game Smiley Very Happy I've never tried the Ciaté lip products but from what you and @heartsmyface say, they should be on my immediate to-buy list. 

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@eshoe, the Ciate lip oil is a nice one - it’s not too thick but also not too thin or runny either. 

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@itsfi  I almost broke my no buy at home (it doesn’t count while travelling) over that lip oil.  I had to remind myself that I have tons of lip oils (none of them watermelon scented though!!!) I made it, but ahhhhhh!!!! lip products are my weakness and Ciate makes such good products!  Hehe, they’re from London and we’ll be in London in a few days.  😈💄. I really ought to find things I can’t get at home though.  The internal battle continues. 

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You bet that no-buy's don't count when traveling @heartsmyface!!! Smiley Happy As for London, I don't see anything wrong with picking up something you can get back home AND things you can't. There's always this alternative - say the word and the Ciate watermelon balm will be on its way to you. Smiley Wink


Ooh, London?! Fuuuuun. I'm soooo living vicariously through you on this vacation. Smiley Happy

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@itsfi  ah, I see you have chosen to be the demon voice in my ear. 😜 I am curious as to whether they have a larger selection of items available there than they do at home (they always do when you go to the source but this is just an excuse to go shopping) 

Aw, you’re so sweet!  I know any of you in this group wouldn’t hesitate to acquire items for any member looking for a work around.  thank you.  I’m thinking I need to be responsible and use up a couple lip oils first.  Lol, but don’t judge if it ends up in a haul😅

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@itsfi didn't even know this version of Yadah existed. Now I have another Yadah I need to find! YADAH, what are you doing to me?! 😂

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@ShortErica, I think this was a collab or part of a limited partnership with another Korean brand. I received a few of these last year from a coworker after she came back from trip to Korea.

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Very cool @itsfi! That sounds like an awesome coworker!

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The Yadah mask sounds awesome @itsfi!

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It's one I'd consider repurchasing @faeriegirl! Well, after I go through the few other ones I have of this one and after I'm done with my no-buy. hahaha! Smiley Wink

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This sounds like a really great one, and such a nice summertime mask with all the fruits. That lip oil looks really nice too! @itsfi 

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This is such a great mask to use as a primer @PrettyPaint! Smiley Happy The lip oil is really nice - smells lovely, hydrates, and gives a nice shine to the lips.

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To all of my fellow maskers, I’m doing fine but I haven’t felt tired like I’m feeling now! I now understand that being a mother is THE toughest job on Earth so hats off to all of you that have children! 🏆🥇! I’m still helping my mom and I haven’t had the time to mask, even less doing my regular skincare routine! I’ve brought everything with me and they’re still in my weekend bag ! Here’s a picture that might cheer anyone up 9ECA9AE8-48C8-4654-8A67-D7056528C4E1.jpegI took this picture from my parents house a few hours ago. Remember that even if you’re going through hard times there is always a rainbow somewhere!

awwwww you are such a beautiful soul @keana1 hope all is...

awwwww you are such a beautiful soul @keana1 hope all is going well 🤗

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Thanks @lmaster ! 🥰 I’m fine but I’m so tired, exhausted even and unlike yesterday, I don’t even feel sleepy at all ! I just hope that I’ll be able to fall asleep when I go to bed! I just hate staring at the ceiling! I usually get up when this happens and read something but I’ve read all the books here. I usually bring them to my parents house once I finish reading them so that my parents can read them on vacation ! 🙄. I don’t want to watch TV because they’re both sleeping right now! My dad went to work today and returned home late ( all of his patients showed up and it’s a long commute to and back from the clinic and my mom needs to rest, it speeds up recovery ). 

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@keana1 your mom is lucky to have you there with her 💗

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