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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 masks๐Ÿ’— 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 ๐Ÿ’– with you all this year!



This Weekโ€™s Theme: Best/Cutest Printed Masks. Many thanks to @Shosh85 for this week's adorable theme!

Letters of the Week: โ€œVโ€ and โ€œEโ€

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 & Wโ€™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 Somervilleโ€™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: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

A menthol scented cucumber sheet mask @Kim888? At first I saw comments about a minty scent and my knee jerk reaction was โ€œmaybe it smells like cucumber mint mojito?โ€ That would have been a better scent. Too bad about the Dermal mask - they seem to be a hit or miss with people. On the other hand, lots of good things have been said about the CT mask; itโ€™s on my list of things to try after Iโ€™ve made more of a dent to my stash of clay masks. ๐Ÿ˜‰ 

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@Kim888  The minty scent in the cucumber mask threw me off too - definitely not a combo you'd expect! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿค”


I really need to try the CT mask sometime! I always hear such good things about it and have been eyeing that mini size since it came out! ๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ˜‰

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The mint scent would have thrown me on a cucumber mask too @Kim888 

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Always love hearing about mini options for masks @Kim888 - thanks for sharing! Too bad about the two sheet masks though. The scent would definitely get me on the first one - no good!

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Here are the last 3 masks I've used for theme makes me hungry ๐Ÿ˜‹ IMG_20200111_205332815.jpg

This mask was initially gifted to me from the kindest ever @eshoe I loved it so much, I bought a couple more! Biocellulose/gel mask sandwiched between two protective films. Fit is perfection, scent is like a delicious coconut scent, a little extra clear serum. Wear time 20 minutes, after removing the serum was absorbed nicely and there was minimal tackiness. My face felt a little more hydrated and brighter.


Next up is candy o lady IMG_20200113_131112095.jpg

Witch candy mask is a thin sheet soaked and dripping with clear serum. The scent is sweet and delicious, packaging is accurate! Fit was nice, wear time 20 minutes, after removing, there was still plenty of serum that hadn't absorbed, so it was massaged in. Was excellent for hydration and a bit moisturizing. Energizing ๐Ÿคท but I would definitely use this one again. I didn't notice any tackiness


Finally tonymoly peachIMG_20200113_203803457.jpg

This one is much thicker, smells like it's on the verge of expiring ๐Ÿ˜† in a few weeks,,, fit was not great, this mask continued to pull up around the chin area,, could of benefited from the mask helper,,I can never remember the name of that product!! Anyway, not much extra serum, wear time was 20 minutes, I felt like the sheet dried out very quickly and I had to pull it off certain areas. I didn't notice much other than a smoother and tad more hydrated skin. This will not be a repurchase for me



Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

What a lineup of masks @lmaster. I agree; they definitely make me hungry. My experience is that itโ€™s hard to go wrong with Leaders sheet mask and the ones from Candy O Lady that Iโ€™ve used have been good. The masks in that TonyMoly line are very hit or miss for me. 

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

@itsfi I've found that also with this line of tonymoly, I believe two of these are great and I can get past the thickness

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

Is the issue with the thickness the adherence @lmaster?

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I didn't see much of results at all and the thickness is a major dislike @itsfi 

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

Got it @lmaster. I asked about the thickness because I wondered if a mask holder like SEPHORA COLLECTION - Keep on Masking Face Mask Holder would have helped make the TM mask a little more enjoyable, but I understand. Some masks just are going to be โ€œmehโ€ or passes.

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Yes @itsfi after the fact of using it,,,I realized, that would of been perfect to put over it

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These masks gave me the noms, @lmaster. super helpful to know about the Tonymoly products!

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

@haleyvvvv yeah they are decently priced, but the sheets are much thicker than your typical mask

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@lmaster  The first two sound amazing!! And yummy!

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Oh yes! @ather couldn't they just be drinkable too ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜†

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That Leaders mask is one of the best-scented masks ever @lmaster ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿคฉ

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

@eshoe it's a love!! ๐Ÿ˜

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

@lmaster  Well, 2 out of 3 isn't so bad and those first two masks really are some great ones! The Leaders mask is definitely a favorite of mine, but it's hard to go wrong with biocellulose and pina colada! Glad to hear it's one you enjoy.
Nice job getting in the TM mask before it expired! I wonder if you would've liked it better had it been newer ๐Ÿค”

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

@Shosh85 I just don't care for how thick the sheet is, there are a couple I don't mind, but I'm probably going to stay away from these

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

@lmaster  Yeah, I haven't had the greatest luck with the TM masks I've tried either. I'll definitely use them if I have them, but I wouldn't purchase. 

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

Curious to know @lmaster, do you recall which ones from the TM line you liked? 

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