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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: Mask While You Task - thank you @l8totheparty for this week’s theme!

Letters of the Week: “N” and “M” 

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!

Ooh, good tip with the astringent @heartsmyface! Will give that a try this weekend. Thank you! 🤗 

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Okay, home from my trip and now I can finally try out these micro needle eye patches without worrying about adverse effects.  Apparently this is how to get products and ingredients to penetrate the epidermal layer so they’re more effective or effective at all- very fine needles.  I am actually a little scared.  It says to wear them 2hrs minimum but overnight for optimal results. This is giving me anxiety.  I think I’ll use an alcohol swab under my eyes just to make sure I don’t get any infections.  If we’re putting holes in my skin I want to be extra cautious.  

Update- Omg it’s prickly and it says to lightly pat it into my skin!!?   Okay I did one eye. There’s a slight prickling sensation but no real pain except for one little spot.   Deep breaths!  Not so bad.  🥴. Okay second eye done.  They’re stuck on quite nicely so i’m not too worried about them moving.  Now I try to sleep with stiff stickers on my eyes.  3E578468-9638-44A7-A160-D040EF8A5552.jpeg






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This is way braver than gross ingredients @heartsmyface - very interesting!

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Oh these sound so intriguing @heartsmyface. Thank you for the close up! I am going to look these up as well. I’ve had acupuncture and it was totally anxiety provoking, but have also used a mat with spikes that you lay on. Doesn’t poke through the skin but brings blood to the surface. That is relaxing. Now to go hunt these down, so cool!

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@eshoe @After trying them they’re really not scary.  I had myself all hyped up for nothing.  I cant wait to hear what other people think of them!  I think you’re going to like them a lot!  Calling it! 

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Going on my Christmas wish list @heartsmyface, and I’m guessing you called it, tooSmiley Wink

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Okay.  This was super interesting to read about @heartsmyface .  I think I'd have had the same anxiety over trying these as you did.  I'm glad to hear they worked so well, and am curious if you're going to save them for a special occasion, or try them twice a week to see if you get some longer lasting results?  

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@missjeanie   I’m going to do them every third night and see if I notice any difference in the next little while.  I believe micro needling is supposed to give delayed results but maybe that’s only for deeper needling?  

oh wow @heartsmyface this is definitely interesting

oh wow @heartsmyface this is definitely interesting

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Update- upon taking the undereye masks off my undereyes were super plump.  Like obviously plumper than the rest of my skin.  They’ve settled down somewhat.  These would be great to pull out the day before an event cause my undereye wrinkles, although mild, are gone.  They get an A+ for the first impression.  

These are meant to be used 1-2 times a week.  I wonder if the results get better over time 

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@heartsmyface  Oooh, these sound awesome! I'll definitely have to look for them! I'd be interested to know how much a difference regular usage would make! 😃

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

wow that sounds amazing @heartsmyface ! Where did you buy them from - I see they are on amazon but I never know whether that's truthworthy haha 

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@Kim888   I bought these ones at Yodabashi Camera in Japan but I’m glad to hear they’re on Amazon cause I may want more.  The problem

with Amazon is finding a trustworthy seller who’s not going to sell expired goods.  Investors had a couple instances where I’ve ordered items that were long expired based off the manufacture date.  Because it’s amazon it’s easy to return things but just a little bit of a pain.   

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interesting @heartsmyface - definitely curious about the results!!! this kind of reminds me of the peace out dark spot patches!

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@Kim888 I’m tempted to take them off now but it’s only been three hours and I assume they mean eight hours when they say overnight. 

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Yaaay, you're home @heartsmyface!! Smiley Happy These sound interesting! I tried some similar patches geared toward acne earlier this week but couldn't get them to stick. I like that yours has hyaluronic acid in it but microneedling the undereye area makes me nervous too. Will be interested to hear how things turned out in the morning and if these are something you'd use again.

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@itsfi   Oh yes, I picked up some acropass ones aimed at healing acne and other ones aimed at fading scars and sunspots.  I don’t get acne often so I was excited to be able to try these ones right away.  

Aw too bad they weren’t sticking for you.  Which ones did you try?  These ones stick very well to the point i’m nervous about removing them and pulling my eye area.  

I haven’t done much sleeping cause ‘ jet lagged but as a result I have all my brushes cleaned!  Victory! 

I bought a pack of 4 sets for $80 which is steeper than I normally go so I am determined to use them to see what kind of results they produce.  

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@heartsmyface  These sound very interesting and a bit frightening.

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@fatimamummy   They were indeed intimidating.  I’ve been putting around in them for a couple hours now and have had no problems so far.  I actually forgot I was wearing them for a bit.  


Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Powerbright and soothePowerbright and soothe

Scrub, soothe and moisturize was the name of the game tonight. Nice masking session, with much loved products.  




Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Tried and true @l8totheparty - some of the best masking!

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