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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: “D” 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:



Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

Before I forget I'd better post about the other mask I did last week. @faeriegirl sent me The Creme Shop Propolis mask


My face:


The mask had a very mild honey/sweet smell. The fit was the big downfall. The material was a medium/thicker cotton so I think that didn't help with manipulation. I wore the mask for 20 minutes. My face looked nice but I couldn't really verify the claims to protect your skin vs. the environment. It didn't plump my fine lines/wrinkles as much as other masks or products have. There wasn't much excess serum so I patted it on my neck and hands. It was just a fine mask. Grade: B. Thanks for sharing faeriegirl - it is very interesting trying the different Creme Shop masks - and there are so many out there!

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I'm glad you got to try this one @ShortErica, but sorry it wasn't great.  Usually TCS masks are okay in the fit department for me, not great, but not bad.  Every one in a while though I come across one that fits like this.  Smiley Sad

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W for whole foods again. This particular one is not biocellulose, but a white thin sheet that adheres and conforms very well to my face shape. The scent was again just a typical sheet mask scent, plenty of extra clear serum, wear time was 20 minutes, after removing my skin felt fresh and hydrated brighter and a bit moisturized. Another love from the brand! No tackiness detected after removing.IMG_20200121_091235593.jpg


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@lmaster yay that looks great! I really need to buy a few next time i'm there!

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I have a couple Whole Food ones set aside for this week too! @lmaster glad your "son felt fresh" 😂 The things we do for our family. Just another excuse to mask more. Hahaha!

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Oh my gosh!! Proof reading at best @ShortErica leave it to you 😂

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@lmaster  Sounds like another wonderful mask with wonderful results! These Whole Foods masks really are great! Of course it would've been a nice added bonus if it smelled liked apples too, but you can't complain with those results! Happy you loved it! 😃🍏🍎

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@Shosh85 you couldn't if said it better!! 

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@lmaster, I’ve really enjoyed the Whole Foods line of masks and I agree that this brightening apple mask is a love! 💗

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@itsfi I love them!! Wish they would sell them online

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So not exactly sheet masking..but has anyone used anything like this? I saw a youtuber use this vibrating tool last night for getting gunk out. I am generally pretty suspicious of these kinds of products (especially the sucking ones as I am afraid of doing damage) but this apparently just vibrates ? I don't know - it looked really effective when she used it haha. 


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@Kim888 I would think it is a gentler version of pressing on your nose to push out the sebaceous filaments. I think I want to see the video cause I love when people get the gunk out!

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@Kim888  I've never seen this before and don't have any insight on it, but what I do want to know is what this sentence means 👇😂 That last word there is especially throwing me off 🤔😆1925C0C0-DE0B-44C0-BDAE-5C7BE7225575.jpeg


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ROFL @Shosh85 I did NOT notice that when I posted the screen shot! The video was by Tina Yong "beauty gadgets wort the hype". I'm tempted to just buy it but I also feel like these things don't tend to actually work 

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This is very unique @Kim888 never seen anything like it

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D is for....Dermatologist Tested? Really pushing the boundaries of D here haha


This is the Leaders Snail Therapy Mask. My skin has definitely been feeling that winter dryness ! The fit on this was fairly nice and scent just had a general mask scent. It was very thin cotton and well saturated. I liked this mask, it was hydrating and was not tacky after. 
I feel like we are so lucky to have access to so many different masks - unless one is spectacular there are sort of all blurring together for me now


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I get you on feeling lucky @Kim888 - it is harder for a mask to impress me too. What was the last mask that WOWed you?

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

@Kim888  It's "W" week too, and the package says it's a "Wrinkle care product" - but I kinda like your D theme more 😉👍

Sounds like a great mask! Gotta love snail! 🐌

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

Leaders + snail 🐌 sounds like a winning combination to me @Kim888! I hear ya on masks beginning to blur after going through so many. It seems like the longer I’ve been masking, there are less masks I buy that I end up feeling “meh” about or that are a hard pass and more masks that I would characterize as good but not great. It’s not that there are fewer standout masks out there, I feel like I just get more selective and particular about what makes a mask truly standout. 

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

@Kim888 you are too funny!! They all do kinda blur together, you did great with your letter D 👍

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