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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: 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: @ather I really think we can get more than 5 uses out of...

@lmaster  I agree, that tube definitely looks like you can get more than 5 uses from it. 

Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Sephora has come out with a lot of new masks; this was sounds wonderful, @ather. Always nice to have a soothing mask on hand. Congrats on the gratis! I picked up a few of the new ones from this line and it looks like the oatmeal one will be the first I try - feels nice on and smells like an oatmeal cookie? Yeah, it's going to be the first one I try. Smiley Wink 

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@itsfi  Let me know what you think!! 

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Will do, @ather! Smiley Happy

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@ather You had me at "oatmeal cookie" 😂🍪 I'm so happy to hear you liked this one! I have the banana one and like it so far, but was trying to decide which to try next.. oatmeal it is! Thanks for the review! 😃👍

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@ather oh nice! I’ve been putting these in and out of my cart. 

2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Saturday night was S for Slice mask. And for me & my oily skin it was a overnight mask as well. This hydrates my skin so well that it was not only tacky but kinda slimy. I skipped my night moisturizer due to theslickness but still woke up with good feeling skin! Definitely will haveto use these \"as needed\" -good for the hot summer months coming up. They have pros- they smell great!, good amount of serum, different sizes(2),you can spot treat -i used these on my face,chest, shoulders & upper back. So great to be able to move them around! but also con-they dont cover your entire face🤔. Another con, I wish you could reseal the package if you dont want to use all 12. -when I use them at home I'll probably seal them up in a ziploc & put in the fridge. I like these. Ihave different \"flavors\"- scents so I want to use others before I give a final grade. Tonights mask was all about Soothing- I used this mask before not to long ago-last week? & I really like them!-enough that I packed them on my vacay. 😍🏖 @mrsmouse -you wanted to know about the slice masks😍



Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@sonnydee  I saw a few of these at TJ Maxx the other day and was hesitant because I think someone else reviewed them and wasn't too pleased. Thanks for your review as well. I may have to pick one up to see if it will work for me. Definitely sparked some interest. 

Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Thank you so much for tagging me in this @sonnydee !  I have seen several, but never picked any up because they don't cover the whole face.  I think based off of your review I'm going to have to grab a box to try out.  I love your idea of zip-locking them and putting them in the fridge if you don't use them all!  

oooo the fridge idea @sonnydee I keep forgetting to do th...

oooo the fridge idea @sonnydee I keep forgetting to do that!!

Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Great mask choices @sonnydee! Two of my favorite skincare ingredients - aloe is always good for my skin and watermelon is so refreshing. I agree with you about the Kocostar slices; I also use a ziploc bag to store the slices I don't use but it would be great if they came in resealable pouches. 

Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@sonnydee  These masks remind me of summertime! The slice masks are fun and smell great! It definitely would be nice if they made resealable packaging

It seems like everyone's been liking the Yadah masks – I can't wait to try mine! Happy to you you liked it too! 👍🤗

Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@sonnydee oooh! I love me some watermelon 🍉 ❤️! Definitely putting that on my “too mask” list.

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mmmmmm... watermelon @sonnydee I could so go for some of that right now!  lol and I bet those slices are super cute!

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Saturday night masking and scrubs.BA15D2F8-34B3-4C1F-8BEE-20CC0F0C703E.jpeg


I started with another MegRhythm steam eye mask. I am completely addicted @itsfi! I already placed an order for more. Then I used Volition beauty turmeric brightening polish for the first time. It is amazing! It smells nice and it’s not to harsh. It says to massage in and leave on for 2 minutes. My face was so soft and smooth. I give it an A+. Then I used Manna Kadar champagne body scrub. I got this in my spring FFF box and I love it. The scent is lovely and my skin feels great after using it. I used Drybar mudslide hair mask. It used to be my go to until I discovered amika soulfood mask. It’s nice and hydrating I just don’t care for the scent. So after I finish it I won’t repurchase.

Then last but not least I used Youth to the people Superberry sleeping mask. The scent is amazing and it is so hydrating. It has definitely become one of my favorites and I will definitely purchase a full size when my DS runs out.

Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@faeriegirl  I love the amika soul food mask too! 

Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@faeriegirl What great masking! The Volition seems to be pretty popular! It sounds so great, I'm glad you enjoyed it! Love the YTTP and Steam Eye Masks! Definitely a couple of favorites of mine as well! 🙌😉

Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Champaign body scrub... Yes please!  I'm liking the look of the volition scrub as well @faeriegirl !  Looks like you had a great Saturday night!

Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Your masking sesh sounds so luxe and relaxing @faeriegirl! I've already added the Volition and that body scrub to my list. Smiley Wink  The steam eye masks are just sooooo good! Love them! They need a honey scented one and maybe one that smells like cool, fresh air!

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I knew I’d be busy today so I wanted to relax as much as possible yesterday😊 

Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Oh my goodness @faeriegirl today always flies by doesn't it?!?!

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