Your Basket is Empty
Sign in to see items you may have added previously.
See samples, rewards and promotions in .

Item Added to Basket

Free Shipping!

You're only $50.00 away from Free Shipping.

Post in Skincare Aware

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 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 @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: Drugstore & Grocery Brands

Letter of the Week: “H”


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


Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!


I guess there's one way to find out! But that won't be the next mask I use at moment 😉


Thanks for the heads up!

Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Yeah @Shosh85, having denatured alcohol that high up on the ingredients list isn't ideal for this line, but fortunately, I've not experienced any extra dryness or negative effects as a result. I do love these masks. They wouldn't be candidates for daily sheet masking but I'll use them occasionally, especially the propolis one. 

Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@itsfi The Propolis is the one I'm most excited to try! Happy you like it! 🍯

Luckily, I have not had any issues using alcohol, but still try to be aware of masks that have it and space out my usage. When I think about, I'm sure I used plenty of masks with alcohol before I got into checking ingredients and finding out about bad alcohol, because I used a lot of Creme Shop back then and never remember having any issues with those.

Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

I definitely like it when a mask makes my skin feel a bit bouncy Smiley Happy @Shosh85 

Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@PrettyPaint I like that bouncy feel too - makes me feel younger 😉

Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@Shosh85  Haha I think that’s why I like it too 😁

I live through you @Shosh85 😆 thanks for reviewing this one

I live through you @Shosh85 😆 thanks for reviewing this one

Re: I live through you @Shosh85 😆 thanks for reviewing this one

@lmaster Yeah, probably not a mask for you... or anyone sensitive to alcohol. I don't seem to be sensitive at all, but I do try and space out when I use them. 😉

Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

F is for fruit again, but this time, it's all about strawberries!!



Narikiri Face Pack – My Melody is part of a pack containing 2 sheet masks – this strawberry one and a yogurt sheet mask. I was hoping that this sheet mask would smell of strawberries, but it did not. It had a subtle clean scent which I’m happy with – definitely beats a bad smelling mask. Besides, I had the yummy scent from The Crème Shop My Melody Handy Dandy Cream – Strawberry Cake, a gift from the thoughtful @faeriegirl – thank you! Smiley Happy This smells so good. It makes me hungry for strawberry shortcake. Probably not the best choice for breakfast so I may have to see if anyone wants to take a dessert break with me later this afternoon.


Back to the sheet mask, in terms of fit, length and width are not bad, just a smidge too long and wide. The eye and mouth holes are too small for my features and the nose bridge is really wide. I didn’t make any adjustments to keep the mask intact so you could see the design on it. The results from the mask are nice – lightly hydrating and my complexion looked fresh and a bit brighter. I’d say this is a mask that would work well for most of the year for those with normal, combo or oily skin. For those with dry or dehydrated skin, it might not offer enough hydration on its own to dry or dehydrated skin types in the fall and winter, but could be a good one to reach for in the warmer months. I also think it would be nice as a morning mask.


After the essence from the sheet mask was fully absorbed into my skin (it didn’t take long), I reached for the Bybi 100% Cold Pressed Strawberry Seed Oil, which I had purchased a few months ago. I had walked into a nearby boutique that specializes in clean beauty products, without any intention of getting an oil. I actually went in to buy one of the Bawdy butt masks for the meet up earlier in the year. This beauty was on display next to the basket with the bum masks so I picked up the tester to see how it smelled and oh my goodness! it smelled amazing!!!  I couldn’t stop smelling my hand as I was walking around the store so I had to take it home with me. Other than the delicious strawberry scent, this oil makes my skin feel soft, hydrated and nourished. I alternate using this one and the Farmacy Honey Glow Oil in the mornings, but as I am typing out this post, I’m wondering how they would perform (and smell really) if I combined the two oils – the thought of a strawberry honey scented oil sounds divine, doesn’t it? Okay, that just got put on the top of my to do list. Smiley Wink


Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@itsfi - what a cute mask! I see these in the store and always wonder if they are any good. Sounds like they are worth checking out at least.

Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Agree @nuinui933; the design on these is pretty cute. 😃 The masks themselves are pretty good too.

Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

1. Dessert is good to eat anytime

2. The mask is adorable

3. Can't wait to hear how the old mixing smells and works


Thanks for the review @itsfi 

Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@ShortErica - I'm all for your first point. lol. 

Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

The mask design is very cute @ShortErica! I wonder what the yogurt mask that came with this one will look like.

Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Ok this masking session was just too sweet @itsfi! I noticed the mask first, adorable Smiley Happy


The BYBI Strawberry booster sounds absolutely lovely and somehow I've already found it online, huh. I wonder if you mixed the two (with the Farmacy as you mentioned) how it would stack up against the Volition Strawberry serum. I think @faeriegirl has tried that - does it have a scent?  

Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@eshoe, I have a DS of the Volition strawberry serum, but I don’t think that contains honey in it so not sure if that would be comparable to the blend of BYBI strawberry and Farmacy honey oils. @faeriegirl 


That’s great that you found the BYBI booster online. Are you thinking about picking it up?

Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

I am, @itsfi. It’s on revolve’s site, I’ve never ordered from them before but they’ve been around a little while I believe. Also found the brand’s site, will have a looksie after the morning activities. Time for a bakery grand opening 🧁🍪🍞😋

Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@eshoe  It smelled like cucumber instead of strawberry. I really liked it at first but about halfway through the bottle it started smelling nasty. 

Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Oh no @faeriegirl not at all what I was hoping to hear:/

I'm glad this was a good one for you @itsfi! It certainly...

I'm glad this was a good one for you @itsfi! It certainly is adorable!

Re: I'm glad this was a good one for you @itsfi! It certainly...

It’s a nice one @mrsmouse! Wore well, good results and yes, the design on this one is very cute. 😊

29,250 Replies