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2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

Welcome to the 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Thank you @Aaliaa for starting this thread two years ago, and giving us a place to share our love for masks. Below is the new schedule. 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. Looking forward to sharing some new masking ❀️ with you all this year!



This Week’s Theme:  Clean Week - Masks that give your skin a boost without the guilt

Letter of the Week: β€œD” and "W”

Jan 1 - Jan 5A & ZMask Stash Clean-Out! Finish those masks before they expire.l8totheparty/ShortErica
Jan 6 - 12B & YMasks that Make you Hungryitsfi
Jan 13 - 19C & XFavourite 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 20 - 26D & WClean Week - Masks that give your skin a boost without the guilteshoe
Jan 27 - Feb 2E & VTransportation Masking
Feb 3 - 9F & U

Best fitting mask - Mask that best fits your facial featuresPrettyPaint
Feb 10 - 16G & TSpecial Occasion Masks - the mask(s) you use to pamper yourselfitsfi
Feb 17 - 23H & SGross Masks - whether it's the scent or results, share the details please!Aaliaa
Feb 24 - Mar 1I & RSnubbed It: Masks you don't want to use & are continually passed overShortErica
Mar 2 - 8J & QFemale Owned Brands - In honour of Women's Day March 8thAaliaa
Mar 9 - 15K & PMasks Good Enough to Eat
Mar 16 - 22L & OSample that made you buy the FS - You tried it, and decided to buy it!itsfi
Mar 23 - 29M & NFavourite Smelling Masks - Watermelon, Kale, Spa?? 
Mar 30 - Apr 5N & MMask While You Task
Apr 6 - 12O & LMost Outrageous Mask ClaimsShortErica
Apr 13 - 19P & KHi-Lo Week: Mix or duel of $$$$ and $ masks 
Apr 20 - 26Q & JSample Dive - I know we have them!Aaliaa
Apr 27 - May 3R & ITargeted Skin Concern - Mask to address a current skin issuePrettyPaint
May 4 -10S & HOvernight Masks - Sleeping miracles in a jar 
May 11 - 17T & GMask with a PartnerAlphaboo
May 18 - 24U & FVitamins Week - masks that nourish your skin with vitamins and mineralskim888
May 25 - 31V & EBest/Cutest Printed MaskShosh85
Jun 1 - 7W & DMask that best describes your personality or moodPrettyPaint
Jun 8 - 14X & CFruits & Veggies Week - masks that use natural goodness to nourish your skinKeana1
Jun 15 - 21Y & BForgotten Wonders - Shop your stash for an unloved mask
Jun 22 - 28Z & AMasking Duel - Dare to compare 2 (or more!) masks in one sessioneshoe
Jun 29 - Jul 5A & ZMasking Pet Peeves - use a mask that has some component that drives you crazy!ShortErica
Jul 6 - 12B & YMasking Hacks - share your masking secrets that make your life easier and your skin happyeshoe
Jul13 - 19C & XLip, Hand or Foot Masks to help that summer skin 
Jul 20 - 26D & W’Weird Mask' Bubbling, Peeling, Colour changing other worldly wonders!Aalia
Jul 27 - Aug 2E & VMulti-Masking How many masks can you use at one time or in One Day?? 
Aug 3 - 9F & U Blind Pick Your Mask - Let's make it fun to use the masks in our stash!veronika23
Aug 10 - 16G & T
Sheet Mask Focus - from cotton to cupra, coconut gel to bio cellulose, what are your favorites and why?
Aug 17 - 23H & SDrugstore & Grocery Brands Weekeshoe
Aug 24 - 30I & R3-Step Masks/Multi-Step Masks
Aug 31 - Sep 6J & QRainbow Week - Bring out the colorful masks in every hueSonnydee
Sep 7 - 13K & PAutumn Masks - Fall goodness in a mask 
Sep 14 - 20L & OWhen you are getting GLAM for a night out and want that inner GLOW 
Sep 21 - 27M & N BIC Made you do it! Masks recommended/inspired by other BIC members 
Sep 28 - Oct 4N & MSephora Collections Week - House Brand Goodness 
Oct 5 - 11O & LMasks that Make you Hungry - Fall/Winter Editionitsfi
Oct 12 - 18P & KForgotten Wonders - Shop your stash for an unloved mask 
Oct 19 - 25Q & JOvernight Masks - Sleeping miracles in a jar 
Oct 26 - Nov 1R & IMasking Duel Week II 
Nov 2 - 8S & HBuddy Up! Dare to compare the same mask with another BIC-ereshoe
Nov 9 - 15T & GGross/Odd/Unusual Ingredients - Spirulina, donkey milk, bee venom, snail mucous - what masks have you used that have strange ingredients?Aaliaa
Nov 16 - 22U & FFlash Masks - masks that do doubly duty in half the timeeshoe
Nov 23 - 29V & EMorning Masking - Masks that help give a pep to your step 
Nov 30 - Dec 6W & DMask that would make a good band name (kinda silly, I know)PrettyPaint
Dec 7 - 13X & CHoliday Party Prep Mask 
Dec 14 - 20Y & BMost Artistic Sheet MaskKim888
Dec 21 - 27Z & AFavourite Masks of All-Timeitsfi
Dec 28 - 31123Masks you discovered this year

2019 Mask of the Week Main Thread & Misc. Info:

To Post:
Each week features a different theme, as well as a letter of the alphabet for coming up with new masking ideas. 

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


2019 Mask of the Week Challenge:
2018 Mask of the Week Challenge: 

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



I got a small pack of these thru ipsy, not the same kind,...

I got a small pack of these thru ipsy, not the same kind, I think but same brand. Excited to give them a try thanks! @heartfilmom

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@heartfulmom @sonnydee me too, thanks ipsy add-ons! Definitely excited to try now.

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@heartfulmom  Haven't heard of this one yet! Happy you enjoyed it - sounds like it gave you some great results! πŸ˜ƒ

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Not on theme but my face needed it..FINALLY finished my ds of Sand & Sky. Love it. Purchased the full size in set form during one of the sales end of last year. Funny thing, the brand is still listed but no products show up on Sephora app or site πŸ•΅

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@sonnydee  that’s awesome that you liked the ds I love when it works out!

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@sonnydee wow everyone likes this and I keep forgetting about it. Thanks for the reminder, need to find out where I can try this one.

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@sonnydee  I really enjoy this product too. I still have my DS but would def purchase it. Glad you enjoy it!

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@sonnydee glad it worked out so well for you! It's not even showing up for me as a brand anymore on sephora! I feel like those brands with a super limited product selection never seem to last long on sephora !

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@sonnydee I've been so excited to try, but can't  seem to find it in Canada. Glad you like it!

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This has been one of your go to’s @sonnydee! πŸ’• Says a lot of about the product if you cut into the container to get every last bit of it. πŸ˜ƒ

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@sonnydee I love this one too, I actually panned.. emptied a FS!! 

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@sonnydee  Glad to hear this one's a love for you! It's one of my most favorite spot treatments πŸ˜‰πŸ‘

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B is for Balancing and Blue....

Also, this Honey Eye Mask is a good reminder to look up the batch codes on Sephora masks when you get them. I usually do, but somehow this one slipped through my fingers.... and apparently this one is 4 years, 11 months and 28 days old.... which means it was almost a year expired when I bought it πŸ˜‚ but even though it was SUPER expired, I went for it anyway πŸ˜†





Sephora Honey Eye Mask

These are cotton eye masks that are medium-thick in thickness and have a sort of over-sized shape, with a big portion extending out and covering the crows feet area. The masks were saturated with plenty of serum and didn't have very much of a scent, but I could detect a hint of honey in there. (I'm wondering if that scent would've been a little stronger if the mask was newer πŸ€”πŸ˜‚) I liked the shape of these, but due to the material/thickness, they didn't stay put well - they kept trying to slide down my face. They had a cool and soothing feel the 20 minutes I had them on. When I removed them I didn't notice any difference in appearance, but my skin did feel good - soothed, hydrated and moisturized.

I did enjoy these and would use them again, because dryness is always an issue with my skin, but probably wouldn't repurchase (even if they were in stock) because I just prefer the stick-on type of eye masks more.






Sephora The Blue Mask

This is a medium-thick foil mask that is a pretty metallic blue color. It was well saturated with serum that had a clean and fresh kind of smell. The fit was perfect, though I do prefer the mouth hole to be a little wider. The adherence was good, but the chin part would pop up if I moved at all and some areas at the edges wouldn't lay flat - but it wasn't anything too bothersome, and the mask didn't slide around at all. I removed it after 25 minutes. There was a little bit of tackiness left over, but it went away after about 10 minutes. My face felt soft and smooth and refreshed, but that's about it.

This one was super pretty, but not very impressive and I feel like a $6 mask should do more. This is not one I'd use again or repurchase.

My cool blue face:




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@Shosh85 you only had a little longer and your mask would have turned 5! Just a few more should have waited! Hahaha. Love that you still did it. And sorry the blue one wasn't up to snuff.

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@ShortErica  Hahaha, you're right, I should've waited! πŸ˜‚ - but I figured an almost 2 year expiration is probably long enough πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ  I was a little hesitant to try it, but I could still smell a little honey when I opened it, so I thought that was a good sign. πŸ˜‰

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@Shosh85  Cute blue face!!! I love Sephora masks! Glad they turned out!

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Thanks, @ather! I probably wouldn't repurchase this one, but I did love the metallic blue! πŸ’™ 

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Yikes that's a little too long for my liking, @Shosh85. I think a few of us noticed that on the Sephora masks when we did a mask meet up  last year. @missjeanie and I both had ones that were 4+ years old Smiley Surprised


I've seen a few of their masks in the sales section online but haven't been inspired to try any more, at least not for the time-being.

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@eshoe  I remembered you guys talking about your expired masks and that's when I started being more diligent about checking batch codes and dates. So far this is the only one I've received that's been expired. I don't like that I was given an expired mask, but at least it turned out fine and didn't burn my eyes out πŸ˜‚πŸ˜¬

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Always a silver lining @Shosh85 β›…️ 😊

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@Shosh85The blue mask is so pretty but too bad it didn't perform better considering the price. Those eye masks sound pretty decent. I like this type of mask but dislike when the slip down a lot. 

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