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2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

Welcome to a new year of masking adventures!

Thank you @Aaliaa for starting this thread two years ago, and giving us a place to share our love for masks. Below is the 2020 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:Snubbed It: Masks you don't want to use & are continually passed over - thank you @ShortErica for this week’s challenge!

Letters of the Week: “I” and "R”

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: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

That's such a romance novel on a sheet mask @Kim888 love it! Sorry it didn't make any lasting impressions

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

The claims of 'lifting' from one mask are highly dubious.  You'd have to use them for weeks on end!  Yikes. @Kim888 

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@Kim888  Glad to hear it was hydrating. I definitely haven't seen this mask around, so I always enjoy seeing new stuff on here! Smiley Happy

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@Kim888  I haven't heard of he is brand/mask before! Glad it turned out decent 😉

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Whoa @Kim888 Thought you were showing us your latest harlequin romance lol. At least the mask did no harm!

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

rofl @missjeanie the back of the package claims it's sleeping beauty ! I thought the mask might look like a princess but it was plain 

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@missjeanie  Haha. This was my first thought as well Smiley Happy

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

I was pretty excited to read this since you sent me one from this brand @Kim888. From your experience it sounds like something I would like (no tack and scent less). Have it planned for this week!

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

I need advice masking mavens. I am looking for a soothing mask, extra points if someone could recommend a mask that is targeted to the nose area. I applied JOSIE MARAN - Argan Infinity Cream Intensive Creamy Oil but as soon as I blew my nose the cream was removed. I also tried FARMACY - Honey Savior All-in-One Skin Repair Salve. They are both similar. Any advice for my sore nose is greatly appreciated!

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

I have an update to the sore nose problem. While I was deep conditioning my hair with DEVACURL - Melt into Moisture Matcha Butter Conditioning Mask under a heat cap (hg for me), I decided to use a very thick layer of FARMACY - Honey Potion Renewing Antioxidant Hydration Mask. I let it sit on my face for 45 minutes before showering off both masks. My skin felt amazing! Unfortunately I still have a small dry patch by my left nostril but it is barely visible.

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@Loretta55, do you have a Sephora nearby? If so, maybe ask for a sample of ORIGINS - Dr. Andrew Weil For Origins™ Mega-Mushroom Relief & Resilience Soothing Face Mask. One of the recommended uses is to apply to cheeks and nose as an overnight mask. Hope you are able to find a product that fits your skin’s needs. 

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

I have this mask somewhere in my stash @itsfi . I never thought of using it as an overnight mask. Maybe it may help to solve my problem.

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Ooh, I hope you do have this one @Loretta55. 😃 The ingredients are good and it has a creamy texture that applies nicely on the skin.

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

This is going to sound random @Loretta55 , but when I have a cold and my nose gets super dry and peeling, I use the Drunk Elephant Lippie Balm.  I usually use this an eye cream, but it does a good job on my peeling nose too.  The other thing I was thinking could help would be a balm, like the Embryolisse.  Let us know if you find something!

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

 I really like REN CLEAN SKINCARE - Evercalm™ Overnight Recovery Balm for restoring skin

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Oh my gosh yes @Kim888  @Loretta55 I second this one

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

T is for Tea in this herb herb tea maskIMG_20191117_184854344.jpg

This is a mask from facetory, it's a white thin-medium thickness, fit was ok but now I finally scored the SEPHORA COLLECTION - Keep on Masking Face Mask Holderso even if it fits odd or needs smooshed, this mask holder is excellent at keeping all those areas in place! There was since extra clear serum in the pouch, the scent reminded me of green tea. I'm not too thrilled that fragrance is more in the middle of the ingredients instead at the very end,,, something to note for those who want to avoid a higher fragrance ratio. Wear time was 20 minutes, my skin absorbed the serum quickly so there was not much to massage in. The benefits from this mask I felt were, hydrated skin, forehead lines seemed less noticeable, and softer skin. I enjoyed this mask, but it wasn't stand out to me, so no rushing to replace.



Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Love that face holder mask @lmaster! 💗One of the more comfortable ones I’ve tried! 

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Oh my gosh @itsfi I'm so thankful you tagged it for me!! It is sooooo comfortable

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

How funny @lmaster we were both putting our mask holders to good use this weekend! Hopefully the scent was at least somewhat tea-like but from your description, sounds more perfume-y:/

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@eshoe I'm loving the mask holder! It really is perfect for my chin smooshing areas 😂 

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