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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 that best describes your personality or mood. Thank you @PrettyPaint for this week's theme!

Letters of the Week: “W” and “D”

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

Mask of the Week Misc. Info & Previous Year's Links:

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: 

NEW!!! Got an idea for next year's challenge? Let me know! Was there a challenge you'd rather not repeat? Share below, so we can start building the 2021 schedule:



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@haleyvvvv I really like that Origins clay mask as well! It's very gentle - i definitely think you would like the Charlotte Tilbury one if you like that one! Sorry the ren mask didn't work out for you !

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@Kim888 thank you! I'll have to pick up a mini one then for sure! Although, also trying to use all of my masks, so that's always a dilemma.


It's not that the REN didn't work, necessarily, just wasn't my favorite.

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Slightly on the topic of masks that make me hungry is forgetting to eat lunch and to arrive at my much anticipated restaurant choice for restaurant week to find out they didn't cap reservations.  I ended up cancelling after it took over 1/2 hour to make my way up to the host station to find out the wait was going to be anywhere from 35 minutes to an hour (possibly more based on how people were crammed into the bar/entry area like sardines).  Shake Shack was a new experience but not the one I wanted and left me hungry.  So on that note, I used the HERBIVORE - Prism 20% AHA + 5% BHA Exfoliating Glow Facial again.  I like that it glides on smoothly and a little goes a long way.  After it soaked in, I layered a mix DRUNK ELEPHANT - Lala Retro™ Whipped Moisturizer with Ceramides and BIOSSANCE - Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil.  It soaked in quickly and I topped it off with DRUNK ELEPHANT - F-Balm™ Electrolyte Waterfacial Mask.  

If you lovelies recall, both Herbivore Prism 2.0 and DE F-Balm were new to me the last time I posted.  In the time that has followed I used DE F-Balm over a moisturizer on several occasions with good success.  It definitely feels hydrating but I'm not certain yet if there is any other skin calming benefit from it yet.  I've used Prism a few times and I think due to skin irritation from occasional random hives/flushing on my cheeks and nose that also leads to dryness it does irritate my skin slightly in those areas.  It feels a little prickly if that makes sense but I think once there is more humidity in the area that will go away.  So since my first review I've grown to like the products more.  Smiley Happy

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Wow! I love how you used all these products @MCSSavvy 

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@missy415  -- Thank you!

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Shake Shack sounds familiar @MCSSavv, though I haven’t been there...think I read about it somewhere 🤔


Do you think you will pick up a FS of the Prism? I’m very interested in it but concerned about adding yet another acid to my routine.

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@eshoe  - Apparently, Shake Shack is branded as "fast casual" food chain.  Personally, I just thought it was an overpriced burger joint.  That said, I rarely crave a burger and lean toward healthier options such as salads, portion control size burrito bowls, soup, etc. if I eat out.  Anyway...

I did actually pick up a full-size Prism.  Since I still have a sample left, I'm finishing it up.  The winter is taking a toll with the dry air and so right now I'm only using it once or twice a week.  It really has grown on me and I like the texture of the serum, lack of any real discernible scent and being able to layer it with other products.  I did look briefly at the Prism mask that Herbivore just launched.  It is thicker and has 20 % and 5% BHA vs the serum which is 12 % and 3 %.  I don't think my uber sensitive skin and the mask would be a great fit.  I know I struggle when I think about adding a new acid into my routine.  I really wanted to try the lactic acid mask from BIossance but when I was able to test a small amount on my hand in the store - oh, good lord the smell. Prism 2.0 replaced TLC Framboos in my routine.  The acid components are slightly different and I like the use of willow bark in Prism because it is a natural anti-inflammatory.  So I definitely think you might benefit by giving it a try before deciding if you want to add it to your routine.  

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Hmmm yeah the mask sounds pretty potent @MCSSavvy. I just feel like it’s too easy to apply too many acids and destroy the mantle, like I did. There are acids in so many products now...toners, serums, masks, sleeping masks - it is slightly overwhelming, for me anyway. 

I am just going to camp out for the time being in hydration station😆

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Love how you layered these! @MCSSavvy 

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@lmaster - Thanks!

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@MCSSavvy  Sounds like a great line up of products! I still haven't tried the F-balm, but it's sounding promising! Glad to hear you're liking them a little more now 😉👍

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@Shosh85  - Thank you.  I hope you get a chance to give F-balm a try and let us know what you think.  It is continuing to grow on me.  Smiley Happy 

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@MCSSavvy thanks for sharing your thoughts on both! I just got the gwp herbivore one so I'm excited to try that!

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@Kim888 - I hope you enjoy it!  Let us know what you think.

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I’m multi masking tonight and doing a full pampering session all with products I like and have repurchased.  The first round of masking involves my undereyes and a pore strip while I pre soak my feet for my foot peel.  
i love thé skyn Iceland undereye patches.  I have a fondness for sticker type masks cause they allow me to move around.   The pore strips work well enough.  I never get much out of my nose (it’s waaaaaay more satisfying to do the men in this house), but it always feels good to get what little I can out of my pores.  I do prefer the men’s biore pore strips but these are cute and pink.  
the Etude house laugh lines patches I don’t use for laugh lines but for winter dryness. E9BDF0ED-7691-4862-BA35-E26EF18DC7B8.jpeg




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That peach hand mask @heartsmyface🤩🍑🤩

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Amazing multi-masking session @heartsmyface!  I have a pack of the Skyn Iceland eye patches that were gifted to me but I haven't gotten around to trying yet.  I think I may need to bust those out soon.  Smiley Happy

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Definitely a great multi masking pampering session! @heartsmyface your deserve it!!

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Omg! Yes, @heartsmyface, eye and nose and hands and feet masks, oh my!! Those skyn eye masks are one of my holy grails. They're so good!! That foot peel also looks intriguing!

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@heartsmyface I've been very interested in those Skin Iceland eye patches.  How do you like them?

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@averylayne   I love them!  I would give them an A for sure.  The serum melts into you skin as the patches warm up.  They’re stickers so they stay on.  My under eyes feel nice an plump after taking them off.  The only thing that would make them better is if they had oil in them but I just apply a drop of out to my undereyes afterwards to seal all the goodness in. 

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