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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 and giving us a place to share our love for masks💗 Below is the 2020 schedule. Post as frequently or infrequently as you would like, with or without following the challenge. We love hearing about every masking experience, and suggestions are always welcome. Looking forward to sharing some new masking 💖 with you all this year!



This Week’s Theme:  Most Outrageous Mask Claims - thank you @ShortErica  for this week’s theme!

Letters of the Week: “O” and “L”

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: 


Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

I absolutely love this scrub @itsfi! ❤️

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

I can see why @faeriegirl! Such a good one! <333

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

I'm a fan of this scrub too, @itsfi. It's fairly gentle but still feels like it does a good job of exfoliating and leaving my skin baby soft. 

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Yessss!!! Love how gentle but effective it is on the skin @quspork! <333

2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

V for reVital propolis another facetory mask, and like @eshoe I did enjoy this mask,, however the eye holes were a bit too oval and serum managed it's way into one of my eyes, so that's something to note while applying the sheet. the fit was great other than the eye area, scent did seem fruity and nice, plenty of extra serum, wear time was 20 minutes, after removing, I massaged the remaining serum in, it delivered great hydration and moisturized my skin very well. even had a brilliant glow! I'd use this one again and cut into the eyes to open them more.

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

A brilliant glow, @lmaster - love to hear that. This mask was good, hope to try others from the line!

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Yes it was great,,, @eshoe I'll have to look through and see if I have more from this brand,,, been so busy lately too do anything extra!! Love holidays,, but I do also love having extra time 😆

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

This one sounds great @lmaster!

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@faeriegirl this was a great mask and the benefits were excellent

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Love a good propolis mask, @lmaster! Glad it outshone getting a bit of serum in the eye, haha!

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@quspork it was probably my own fault, for just slapping it on 🤦

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

This sounds wonderful! @lmaster 

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@l8totheparty I think you would enjoy this one

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@lmaster @Im so into this mask! Adding it to my list. I’ve enjoyed a few of the Neigen masks and am currently in love with a Cosrx propolis serum. This mask sounds amazing! 

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@missjeanie I think it came from facetory,, I loved how well it adhered to me skin,,, fit like a glove 👌

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@lmaster  A brilliant glow sounds wonderful! Propolis/honey is definitely one of my most favorite ingredients in masks. 😉 👍 Glad this one turned out nice, despite getting serum in the eye! 😳😃

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@Shosh85 I did enjoy this one, I'll need to be more careful when I apply masks 🤦

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

This mask sounds wonderful @lmaster, minus the eyeholes and erstwhile serum! 😉 I’ve been pretty happy with the NeogenLab masks, including its Sur Medic line. 💗

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Darn eyeholes 😆 @itsfi but the mask was great regardless!!

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

V is for Viva, Vancouver, Vegetable glycerin and Vitamin B5 (and Victory)



Viva Organics Collagen Hyaluronic Acid Mask is produced by a  Vancouver based natural skincare company. Among the many good-for-your-skin ingredients in this mask are Vegetable glycerin (2nd ingredient) and Vitamin B5 (3rd), sodium hyaluronate (4th) and hydrolyzed collagen (5th). That’s a pretty impressive list of ingredients in the top 5. This mask doesn’t just cover the face, it also covers the jawline and part of the neck, and includes ear loops. With masks like this one, I usually cut off the parts of the mask that extend beyond just my face shape – so the part covering the jawline and neck and the ear loops – which is what I did here. I’m prone to clogged pores along the underside of my jawline and neck and had been dealing with some clogged pores in that area over the last couple of days so I didn’t feel comfortable covering that area with this sheet mask.


The fit of the mask is pretty good – the material covering the upper lip area is pretty wide but some additional snips to the corners of the mouth helped with that. Adherence was good and the mask felt pretty comfortable on; it does have a somewhat strong scent to it – I can’t pinpoint what it is but it’s noticeably sweet but not sugary sweet, more fruity and floral sweet. I left it on for 30 minutes and after removing it and washing off the serum (yes, it’s one of those types of masks; ones where the instructions call for you to wash off the serum), my skin looked and felt soft, smooth, hydrated, and more plump, bouncy. I like the results on this one, but there are other masks that can provide similar results without the extras that are attached to this mask (i.e., ear loops, material extending below chin and covering jawline and neck). Some will like these extra features but they're not the best for my skin. I’m also not a big fan of washing off the serum from a sheet mask.


Now, the V for victory part – I’ve whittled down my mask stash to the lower end of the target range I’ve been aiming for! My natural inclination is to pick up some more masks (lol) - and, not gonna lie, I'll probably will pick up a handful later today, but after that, it'll be a no-buy for me for a couple of months. Smiley Happy


Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Fruity and floral is a beautiful mix @itsfi. Congrats on the gentle and gradual mask collection.whittling. It feels good! Plus restocking is going to be so much funSmiley Wink

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