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

Letters of the Week: “V” and “E”

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!

@Shosh85  Oh no! Sorry you had the same reaction. I definitely won't try it again then. There must be some ingredient that doesn't agree with me. Plus, I'm not sure if this is related, but I woke up with a couple pimples (which is pretty rare for me). So I'm glad it was just a sample....


I didn't find the Biobelle to be overly slippery. It was a little slippery coming out of the packaging, but I had no trouble whatsoever keeping it on my face! Smiley Happy

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That really is pretty @PrettyPaint I don't think I've ever tried the biobelle mask,, so sorry to hear the Freeman mask was irritating to your skin!! 

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@lmaster Thanks! Yes, I liked the Biobelle a lot. I'm also finding myself to be a pretty big fan of two-piece masks (fit is sooooo much better for me), so this definitely helped. I'm glad the Freeman was just an ulta sample. But it didn't leave any marks on my skin, so it definitely could have been worse!

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I’d be hesitant with stinging too @PrettyPaint .  Glad the lace mask worked out so well though! It’s so pretty!

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Thanks so much @missjeanie. I really enjoyed the lace mask - I was feeling fancy! Smiley Happy

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Oh no @PrettyPaint, I’m sorry to hear that you experienced some unpleasant tingling with the Freeman’s.😔 I’ll have to keep that in mind. The lace pattern on that sheet mask is lovely. 💗 

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@itsfi  Yeah, usually a little bit of tingling is pleasant, but this was borderline "oh no, I had better get this off my face asap." If you have sensitive skin, I would probably skip this one. 

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That mask is so pretty @PrettyPaint!

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Thanks @faeriegirl. I felt quite glamorous wearing it Smiley Happy

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So I've tried out the drunk elephant cleansing balm a few times now, with and without the booster (even though it said not to use the booster if you use retinol but oh well). TBH, I'm not sure I love this. I find the balm really stiff and I don't think it turns as "milky" as other balms when I go to rinse. I just think as compared to my hg which is the Heimish one, or even the farmacy one, it didn't do as good of a job and also it left kind of  a weird film on my skin. 

So, I had tried out a Sample of the CT multi miracle glow balm/mask in the past and used it as a balm overnight and I wasn't impressed as it sort of left a greasy mess so this time I used it as a wash off mask. I thought it was nice - I do love the smell of all her skincare. Overall, I did find it hydrating, but when compared to other hydrating masks, I don't think this is one I'd go out and buy. 

I also had got that instagram sample of the new first aid beauty arnica relief and rescue mask. I put this on before bed. When I woke up I was fairly satisfied with how hydrated and soft my skin felt. I thought it did a good job of absorbing. I feel like in terms of rescue mask I am tempted to compare to the ren overnight recovery. I think the first aid was less sticky/absorbed better but the ren is a bit more hydrating. Overall this is nice, I'll definitely use it again, but I'm not sure I'll go out and buy the full size. 

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

I’m curious what other CT skincare products smell like, @Kim888. I’ve used the CHARLOTTE TILBURY - Goddess Clay Mask a couple of times and noticed a very earthy scent. Curious if you’ve noticed it as well.

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@Kim888  Sorry the DE balm wasn't very impressive for you - it wasn't my favorite either. Farmacy is still my current HG, though  now I'm super curious to try the Heimish and compare 😉

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@Shosh85 the Heimish is definitely worth a try! Especially with their ph cleanser - it's such a good combo for me!

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I wasn’t a big fan of DE Slaii either @Kim888. I definitely prefer Farmacys cleansing balm.

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@faeriegirl glad I'm not the only one! I think I just expect to love everything from them so when something doesn't work out I'm extra just like why

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@Kim888  The FAB sounds quite nice. I'll need to look this one up! 

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

This FAB mask does sound better than the REN mask @Kim888. Good comparison.

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Thanks for the review on the FAB mask, @Kim888!

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Oh that's great to hear about the first aid beauty! @Kim888 

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

The other night my face was feeling super tight, so I decided to use My Clarins Re-Charge sleep mask for my sample dive. This does have a light fragrance to it, but dissipated quickly and did not bother me at all. I awoke the next day to nicely moisturized skin. I paired it with one of my favorite lip balms gifted to me by the sweet @eshoe  .DD81F975-05EA-43A1-AE45-4892CEA3D906.jpeg


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@emaisgr8  I still have to try any Clarins products, but this one sounds good! Happy to hear you woke up with nicely moisturized skin! 😃

That lip balm really is the bees knees isn't it?! I'd love to try some other flavors! 😋

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