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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: Lip, Hand and Foot masks to help that summer skin

Letter of the Week: “C”


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!          


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@keana1 @Shosh85 I would buy BOTH in a heartbeat! @YTTPofficial 

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I would also purchase them if they existed @eshoe @Shosh85! 

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Ha ha I hope somebody is working on this already @keana1 😊

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Fingers crossed @eshoe !

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Ahhh, kale.  It’s cruel that something so gross is so good for you. @Shosh85 

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I can’t even think about eating Kale @heartsmyface @Shosh85 ! I just think it’s gross 🤢 ! I wouldn’t mind using a sheet mask containing Kale as long as it doesn’t smell like it! 

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@heartsmyface It took me awhile to try this one because I've tried some pretty weird smelling kale masks and was scared what I might find out 😆

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K” is for kiwi and Kocostar



This morning's masking was inspired by previous mask choices of @heartsmyface  and @Shosh85. They both chose different Kocostar masks and it jogged my memory that I have a handful of these Kocostar slice masks. I like the concept of these slice masks – you can target specific areas of your face and body, as needed.  The Kocostar Kiwi Slice Mask Sheet is geared towards moisturizing and revitalizing the skin and smells subtly of kiwi. I’ve noticed some dry patches at the bridge of my nose – makes sense because most of the adjustments I make to sheet masks include adjustments at the nose bridge – as well as on other parts of my face, so these kiwi slices with their targeted hydration, was just what my skin needed. I applied them all over my face, concentrating on the driest areas, and on one of my shoulder where I’ve had some dry patches (weird, but true). Left them on for the recommended 15 minutes and I noticed that my complexion did look refreshed and more hydrated as claimed. These were fun and I like using them every now and again; I can see myself reaching for these masks in the warmer months for a quick refresher.


SEPHORA COLLECTION - Lip Balm & Scrub - Kiwi has fresh kiwi scent to it that is more pronounced and more like the fruit than the kiwi scent on the Kocostar slice mask. It’s probably more in my mind, but I feel like this scrub has less exfoliating granules, it feels less scrubby than the honey lip scrub. Again, that’s probably all in my head but I feel like I have to really work the product into my lips to get any exfoliating action. As a balm though, it’s wonderful – goes on smoothly and softens and moisturizes my lips. My favorite scrub is still the honey lip scrub but I do like this kiwi one and would repurchase.

love kiwi @itsfi even if it is subtle 😉

love kiwi @itsfi even if it is subtle 😉

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These Kocostar slices are fun masks @lmaster! Smiley Happy

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Love your kiwi 🥝 masking theme @itsfi ! How would you rate the Kocostar Kiwi Slice Mask? I have the Aloe one that you gifted me with! I think I’ll try it tomorrow, I’m sure that I’ll enjoy it! Sorry that the Sephora Kiwi Exfoliating lip balm doesn’t exfoliate as much as the Honey one! 💛💛💛 the Honey balm ! You’re tempting me to get other Sephora lip balms ( exfoliating or not! ) 

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@keana1, I'd give the Kocostar slice masks an "A / A-" Oh, the aloe one!!! My skin loves aloe. The Sephora honey lip scrub is fantastic and their non-scrub balms are great, too - the watermelon smells amazing! The banana one is nice too. I have a couple other flavors but haven't gotten to using them yet. @Shosh85 has them all - she posted a great pic a while back, maybe on the original masking thread -  all the Sephora lip balm / scrubs together. 

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@itsfi , @Shosh85 posted them in the original masking thread last summer. I only have the Honey lip scrub and it’s my fave scrub! I only wish that the lip balms had SPF included in them ! I’ll try the Aloe Kocostar mask today! 

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@itsfi These slice masks are fun to use! The packaging always makes me hungry 😋🥝

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Hahaha! 😆 I know what you mean @Shosh85! I went looking around the kitchen for kiwi 🥝, but no such luck. 

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You always think outside of the box @itsfi and it is so helpful; a mask like this would be great for post-sunny day activity. An aloe one for the shoulders would be so nice! 


One thing I've noticed about Kocostar masks - they put a lot of thought into the design of the actual mask, which is so fun. The make the tulip one, too, I've used that one - and it's so pretty!

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I also tried the tulip one and I really enjoyed it @eshoe @itsfi ! I didn’t know that they had a sunflower slice mask? It must be so cute to have sunflowers everywhere! 🌻

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The sunflower ones are super cute @keana1! I would consider wearing one of the sunflowers on my face out in public just to wear it - that's how cute they are. Smiley Wink 



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It would look cute to wear a sunflower especially during a festival season @itsfi ! 

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Yes @keana1!! The sunflower slices would be super cute during festival season - it would also help a little to keep the skin hydrated!

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You would have the benefits of both @itsfi ! 😉

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