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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: Sephora x Barbie thanks to @GalPalVal17 @veronika23

Aug 12 - 18     G           Sheet Mask Focus - from cotton to cupra, coconut gel to bio cellulose, what are your favorites and why?
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 GLOW
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: Weird Masks - got bubbling, peeling or color-changing masks? Let's hear about them!

Letter of the Week: “D”


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


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!

@heartsmyface That's awesome! You are so welcome 😊

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That is such a great mask - every time I see it I smile.

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Wonderful @heartsmyface. So much masking love being shared and you dug right in! 😁

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@heartsmyface, this is such a fun mask and you wear it so well! 🥰 Love masks that focus on moisturizing that part of the face. Even more excited to use mine! 💗

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@heartsmyface ,

I love seeing the bat eye mask!

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i haven’t had a chance to post the last couple days.  

The Facetory Glow Baby Glow mask is a two step mask.  The ampoule feels sooooo moisturizing and absorbed quickly and oh my I wish they sold it on its own.  The sheet mask was a nice stretchier cotton and conformed well.  I can t remember the scent if there was one.  All I know is I want to repurchase it cause it was fantastic!  A+3D738E04-73E3-4D5D-B7EA-6359BF59655F.jpeg



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Oh good grief now I wish I remembered what the ampoule was like, @heartsmyface - this sounds divine!

@heartsmyface another great mask 👍

@heartsmyface another great mask 👍

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I just got 2 of these in my facetory set, happy to hear it's good @heartsmyface 

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@heartsmyface This one sounds wonderful and I like the name of it! That's great you liked the ampoule so much! It seems like a lot of the time, the extra steps aren't always so great. It would be so nice if you could find that ampoule sold separately! I'm happy to hear you loved it! 😃👌

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This one sounds amazing @heartsmyface

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@heartsmyface, ooh, if you’re giving it an A+, it’s got to be good! 🥰 This one keeps going in and out of my bin of masks to use. Looks like it’s going back in! Can’t wait to use it!

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@itsfi   Oh my gosh I think you’re gonna like it!   Is it the extra step that’s putting you off?  It’s so worth it!  

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B is for Bihada Ichizoku 🤷‍♀️ It's the only thing on the package I could even remotely read😂 ....Another pretty mask package from Masks on the Move (and @heartsmyface's stash😉)C10E12CD-C4A6-463B-BE78-C50DA74DBD91.jpeg


Bihada Ichizoko Sheet Mask

This is a white cotton sheet mask that's a bit on the thicker side. It was saturated with serum that had a light, rosy/floral scent that was I thought was pretty pleasant considering I'm not usually a big fan of rosy/floral type scents. The fit on this was kinda bad - it was too wide, too long at the chin/jawline and the bottom half was a little off and didn't quite line up right. It had large slits all around the mask that made it easier to adjust and smooth into place. Due to the fit and thickness, the adherence wasn't the greatest, but was still comfortable enough to wear the 30 minutes I had it on. When I removed it my face was noticeably brighter and clearer. Most of the serum had already absorbed and what was left was only very slightly tacky, and took less than 10 minutes to fully absorb. My skin felt soft and smooth and comfortably hydrated.

This was a great mask and I would definitely use again, but probably wouldn't repurchase (I doubt I'd find this one anyway😉), just because the fit and thickness weren't my favorite and also because I have no idea what the ingredients are.

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Ahhhh I found this on yes style too, @Shosh85. Sounds like a beautiful mask! The artwork is very pretty, too.

love the packaging @Shosh85 sorry you had a rough run thr...

love the packaging @Shosh85 sorry you had a rough run through with it! but decent results

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@lmaster Actually, everything but the fit was pretty great! A bad fit never deters me away though 😉

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I'm telling you we need some type of app to scan a mask and it tells us all the info on it @Shosh85. It's frustrating not knowing what it says. Use again but not repurchase are sometimes the masks I like trying because then using them lowers my stash while not causing me to buy more. 😂

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@ShortErica There are apps that do that, but I haven't found any free ones, and I'm not willing to spend money on it. 

I actually think I would repurchase, if they were easily accessible- I just wouldn't go through a whole lot of trouble for it. It was a great mask and really, the fit was the only issue I had with it, and that's not really a deal breaker for me 😉

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@Shosh85, not really easily accessible, but you can find it on yesstyle dot com - if you end up buying from that site, just remember to group items in your order(s) based on availability or estimated ship times (i.e., usually ships in 24 hours vs. 7-14 days vs. 21 days). You can also find the mask on amazon but it's through a third party seller, not through amazon itself (and it's not fulfilled by amazon either).

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@itsfi Oooh, thanks for the info - you're so helpful! I'd love to try out more of these! I've taken a screen shot of what you wrote so I can remember it when I finally allow myself to do a mask haul again! 😃👍

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