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2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

Welcome to the 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Thank you @Aaliaa for starting this thread two years ago, and giving us a place to share our love for masks. Below is the new schedule. Feel free to post as frequently or infrequently as you would like, with or without following the challenge; they are guidelines and just something we do for fun. We love hearing about every masking experience, and suggestions are always welcomed. Looking forward to sharing some new masking ❤️ with you all this year!



This Week’s Theme:  Clean Week - Masks that give your skin a boost without the guilt

Letter of the Week: “D” and "W”

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: 

Masking Surveys Thread: Curious about others' masking habits? Join the fun w/ @ShortErica:



Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

I'm having trouble posting but I enjoyed two gross masks last week thanks to @missjeanie and @Shosh85! Hopefully I can add my reviews soon.

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@ShortErica  I've been having issues too - I keep getting kicked out when I try to heart or post something. It seems to be working at the moment though! Hope you're up and running soon 😉😃

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@ShortErica @I kept getting signed out when I went to heart something but I think something just got fixed cause it worked just nowSmiley Happy

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@heartsmyface @ShortErica I've been having issues signing in as well.  Once I sign in, sometimes I can get a few things hearted or responded, then I'm signed out again, and again, and again.  Hopefully it's just a glitch that's fixed!  

Glad you got some gross masking in @ShortErica !

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

YAY! I will need to try to post about masks from my laptop again.

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Hahahahaha!!  Okay I’m on a multi masking journey today and have found this warming llama mask in the stashes to start things off.  I KNOW one of you gave me this but sadly I don’t remember who. I’m sorry but thank you!  (Serious guilt here for not keeping better track) 

This mask is super comfy, heats up quickly and has no scent.  The closest I could find to llama ears are my Thumper ears from Disneyland. Thumper won’t mind the upgrade to llama status!Smiley Very Happy  9C43E79B-4C17-47B9-8572-A4F2F302E955.jpeg


9AC594FD-DDCD-44B3-853A-C90D2E98EC3B.jpegI would sooooo do this one again!


Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

soooo cute @heartsmyface 

@heartsmyface hilarious masking!! so cute

@heartsmyface hilarious masking!! so cute

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@heartsmyface  Ha! You always look so adorably fabulous! 😍 I picked up a couple boxes of these at Marshall's and will be using some as stocking stuffers, because they really are super cute! Glad you enjoyed it! 😃

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

You're adorbs @heartsmyface! I always have so much love your multi-masking adventures! I think I have that llama eye mask somewhere in this house... definitely need to search for it.


How's the Urban Alchemy mask? The packaging is very pretty. Happy and calming too. Smiley Happy That cooling mask looks wonderful, too! Seriously, hearts! These masks look FAB!!!

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Love the llama mask and thumper ears combo @heartsmyface !  I think I have a few of these warming masks still.  Might need to use one tonight now that I'm thinking of it!

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Okay, update - the Urban Daily Routine cooling mask is pretty darn nice!  I was a little worried it would be minty on my skin but it’s quite soothing and definitely feels cooler than the average mask but not to the point it’s irritating.  The mask itself is super thin and fits beautifully.  The serum is watery  but not drippy at all although there’s lots of it!  My skin feels great after this mask.  completely balanced and moist with no tackiness.  it gets an A


Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

That mask is so adorable, @heartsmyface

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@heartsmyface Too cute!  I could use that mask right now.

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Just an FYI about a new mask; BioBelle's @SweetGlow. It's currently only available at Kohl's (in-store or online) in a 6 pack. I'm super tempted to buy it because it is super cute, but I think I might wait until it's on sale or sold individually 😉






Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

You had me at ice cream truck @Shosh85! <333 Collagen AND hyaluronic acid?!!! I wasn't going to purchase anymore sheet masks but this one just landed in my shopping cart. heehee! Smiley Wink Thank you!

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@itsfi  It's super hard to pass up a cute ice cream truck of masks isn't it?! Haha! I'm gonna try and wait for a sale, but I'm guessing I'll probably give in and cave. 😂

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

That is supercute, plus I'm loving the cotton candy packing on the first mask. Thanks for the share, @Shosh85!

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@quspork  It really is super cute isn't it?! It's supposed to be an Ice Cream truck, but they definitely look more like cotton candy on cones 😉🍦

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Haha-my bad!! I guess it's the coloring that threw me off there, @Shosh85. Either way, it looks tasty LOL! 

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@Shosh85  Ahhh that packaging is so cute for gifting!  

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