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

Letters of the Week: โ€œWโ€ and โ€œDโ€

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

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 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: 

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:



Re: 2020 Q1 Mask of the Week Challenge

@Shosh85 that's so cute! Glad to hear it worked out as well! It's awesome it left your face feeling softer!

Re: 2020 Q1 Mask of the Week Challenge

Thanks, @Kim888! Soft skin is always good! I wouldn't say the results were super impressive, but they weren't bad at all either! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ‘

Re: 2020 Q1 Mask of the Week Challenge

Your animal mask pics are the best @Shosh85! Canโ€™t help but smile. Interesting about the pink areas on your skin-I see hydrolyzed corn, wheat and soy high up on the list, makes me wonder if they are suspect? I donโ€™t have allergies to grains, but it is a good reminder for those who do to check ingredients first๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

Re: 2020 Q1 Mask of the Week Challenge

@eshoe  I'm not sure what caused it, but there was no pain and it went away quickly so that's all that matters to me! ๐Ÿ˜‰ As far as I know I'm not allergic to anything, but I guess you never know. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Glad my goofy pug face could make you smile ๐Ÿ˜Š

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You are adorable in these animal-printed masks! ๐Ÿ˜Š @Shosh85 

Re: 2020 Q1 Mask of the Week Challenge

Thanks, @l8totheparty!! It may not have been too impressive, but at least it was fun. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Re: 2020 Q1 Mask of the Week Challenge

One of my goals for the new year was to be better about posting on this thread.  I mask frequently, but often can't get to posting the review right away and then forget what my thoughts are on it.  So here's my first mask post of the new year...


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Dr. Jart Pore Master Patch: This came with two masks for your nose, the first being the pore removal patch and the second being a pore tightening mask.  This pore patch adhered like glue & hurt like a MOFO coming off.  I didn't see as much as I used to on the Biore nose patches, but I am not sure if that is because I am doing a better job at keeping my pores clean and tight than I used to, or if the Biore ones work better.  I did really like the follow up mask as it helped calm my nose down.  I kinda want to pick up some Biore nose patches now to compare my results.

Re: 2020 Q1 Mask of the Week Challenge

@mrsmouse I think I have one of these that you've peaked my interest about now.  I love a good nose peel

Re: 2020 Q1 Mask of the Week Challenge

I hope it works better for you than it did for me @missjeanie & that it's less painful!

Re: 2020 Q1 Mask of the Week Challenge

@mrsmouse cool! I've never seen this one before,, seems like biore is always great for major results

Re: 2020 Q1 Mask of the Week Challenge

Biore seems to be the preferred for sure @lmaster.  

RE: Re: 2020 Q1 Mask of the Week Challenge

Love the red sticker! My go to!โค๏ธ

Re: RE: Re: 2020 Q1 Mask of the Week Challenge

@JackBauer,  Haha!  Right?!  Smiley Wink

Re: 2020 Q1 Mask of the Week Challenge

I'm so looking forward to your posts @mrsmouse! You have such good finds and I'm curious which ones you would pick up again or pass on. I'll echo the others about Biore - they're the best and yes, let us know about a comparison.

Re: 2020 Q1 Mask of the Week Challenge

I definitely think a comparison is in order @ShortErica, so I'm going to keep my eyes out for the Biore at TJM/Marshalls.  I haven't used the Biore in years and I defintely have changed my skincare routine since.  I use a stronger retinol, vitamin C, acids, etc, so it's entirely possible that my skin is more sensitive now.  Truthfully, I suspect that the Biore is going to be better and less painful, but suspicions aren't proof.  The only was to know for sure is to try.  Smiley Happy

Re: 2020 Q1 Mask of the Week Challenge

@mrsmouse interesting! I agree though - whenever I've used other nose patches, I always go back to boire - nothing ever seems to do quite the same job

Re: 2020 Q1 Mask of the Week Challenge

That seems to be the consensus @Kim888, and I am really curious to know for sure.  I mean, with the way this one adhered I thought for sure I was going to see a lot.  I'm going to try the Biore the next time I run across them at TJM/Marshalls and do a comparison.  

Re: 2020 Q1 Mask of the Week Challenge

Ugh that sounds like a pretty awful experience @mrsmouse. I will stick to Biorรฉ, thanks for the heads up๐Ÿ˜†

Re: 2020 Q1 Mask of the Week Challenge

Yeah, it certainly wasn't very pleasant @eshoe .  My eyes starting watering as soon as I started lifting it up & I had to pause a couple of times.  :/

Re: 2020 Q1 Mask of the Week Challenge

Oh wow that is even worse than I imagined @mrsmouse ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

Re: 2020 Q1 Mask of the Week Challenge

@mrsmouse  Ouch. You'd definitely think you'd see a lot more with how much it hurt!๐Ÿ˜ฌ I've tried several nose patches but there hasn't been one as good as Biore! It'd be interesting to know how the two strips compare ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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