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2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

Happy fall, and welcome to the second half of the year! 🍂🍁🌾 Just a few weeks left in 2020, looking forward to finishing strong and starting fresh ☺️


Thank you @Aaliaa for starting this thread, and giving us a place to share our love for masks💗 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. 


This Week’s Theme: Masking Duel Week II - time to contrast and compare your masks!


Letters of the Week:  R & I


Jun 29 - Jul 5

A & Z

Masking Pet Peeves - use a mask that has some component that drives you crazy!



Jul 6 - 12

B & Y

Masking Hacks - share your masking secrets that make your life easier and your skin happy



Jul13 - 19

C & X

Lip, Hand or Foot Masks to help that summer skin


Jul 20 - 26

D & W

’Weird Mask' Bubbling, Peeling, Colour changing other worldly wonders!



Jul 27 - Aug 2

E & V

Multi-Masking How many masks can you use at one time or in One Day??


Aug 3 - 9

F & U

Blind Pick Your Mask - Let's make it fun to use the masks in our stash!



Aug 10 - 16

G & T

Sheet Mask Focus - from cotton to cupra, coconut gel to bio cellulose, what are your favorites and why?


Aug 17 - 23

H & S

Drugstore & Grocery Brands Week



Aug 24 - 30

I & R

3-Step Masks/Multi-Step Masks



Aug 31 - Sep 6

J & Q

Rainbow Week - Bring out the colorful masks in every hue



Sep 7 - 13

K & P

Autumn Masks - Fall goodness in a mask


Sep 14 - 20

L & O

When you are getting GLAM for a night out and want that inner GLOW


Sep 21 - 27

M & N

BIC Made you do it! Masks recommended/inspired by other BIC members


Sep 28 - Oct 4

N & M

Sephora Collections Week - House Brand Goodness


Oct 5 - 11

O & L

Masks that Make you Hungry - Fall/Winter Edition



Oct 12 - 18

P & K

Forgotten Wonders - Shop your stash for an unloved mask


Oct 19 - 25

Q & J

Overnight Masks - Sleeping miracles in a jar


Oct 26 - Nov 1

R & I 

Masking Duel Week II



Nov 2 - 8

S & H

Buddy Up! Dare to compare the same mask with another BIC-er



Nov 9 - 15

T & G

Gross/Odd/Unusual Ingredients - Spirulina, donkey milk, bee venom, snail mucous - what masks have you used that have strange ingredients?



Nov 16 - 22

U & F

Flash Masks - masks that do doubly duty in half the time



Nov 23 - 29

V & E

Morning Masking - Masks that help give a pep to your step


Nov 30 - Dec 6

W & D

Mask that would make a good band name (kinda silly, I know)



Dec 7 - 13

X & C

Holiday Party Prep Mask


Dec 14 - 20

Y & B

Most Artistic Sheet Mask



Dec 21 - 27

Z & A

Favourite Masks of All-Time



Dec 28 - 31


Masks 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!

2020 Mask of the Week Challenge Part 1:

2019 Mask of the Week Challenge:

2018 Mask of the Week Challenge: 

***New schedule will be up in November so planning can begin for the new year*** 


Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

@missjeanie a foot soothing mask!! 

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@missjeanie it's good to hear you liked the Dr. Jart foot masks. I've been wondering about these. Not very good reviews so I haven't tried yet, but I think I'll order one, thanks! The warming sounds nice.
I keep seeing all these lovely WF masks. I need to drive to the city to get to one just to buy all the masks!

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@ladyassassin after a day I am thinking that feet feel a bit more moisturized.  The warming effect really was the highlight for me, I hate being cold.  I'm glad to have more for this winter!

I'm in Canada and don't have a Whole Foods (Do they have them at all in Canada?), I find that on my US road trip weekends I love stopping in to Trader Joes.  Whole Foods is next on my list too... and Aldi... basically I can't wait to get into the US grocery stores again.  lol

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@missjeanie I'm in Canada too. Ontario to be exact and I'm pretty sure there are some around the Toronto area which is over 2 hours from me. I have never been to Whole Foods, but I have heard there are some in Canada. Not sure in which other provinces though. I'll have to Google. I really want to go. 

And yes, those foot masks will be great for our winters. My feet are always cold in the winter.

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This looks like a combo of masks I would love @missjeanie! 😍😍 I’m saving that foot mask for the colder weather; the warming effect sounds wonderful. ♥️ 

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@missjeanie  Glad to hear this Whole Foods mask was a bit better than the last one! Which other one do you have?


I really enjoyed that foot mask! - but I think I enjoy any kind of masks that warms up 😉

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@Shosh85  Much better this round! The other is a hydrating coconut bio cellulose, much more of what my skin needs (dang these dry spells). I’m curious to see how it goes since my skin can get clogged with coconut oils. It may not even be oil in the mask... I’ll have to check. I’m looking forward to trying it next now that I know I like the biocellulose more! 

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H is for heavenly after weeks of long days and nights.
S is for soothing and superb sleep aid.
I’m sure these steam eye masks can be found in Asian drugstores or grocery stores.
All the masks from this Dewytree line are marvelous and I owe my introduction to this lavender varietal to the fabulous @sonnydee - thank you, thank you! 🤗 The lavender scent on this Dewytree It's Pure Lavender Mask is perfectly soothing for winding down after days of sitting in front of a computer 👩🏻‍💻. When I was younger, I didn’t care for the scent of lavender but nowadays, I find it a relaxing scent that I welcome (so long as it’s not too overpowering). There’s a certain calm and relaxation from taking in the scent on this one. It's much like and exquisitely complements the calming "ahhhh" feeling from the second skin fit that the Tencel material from this mask brings. It gently clung to my skin and stayed on for the entire half hour I had on the mask, hugging the contours of my face and sealing in the goodness from the clear watery serum that saturates the mask. Despite my tiredness last night, it was a 30 minutes well spent. After pressing in the excess serum to help it along with absorption, my skin looked less dull and more hydrated, supple, and lively. This morning, my complexion looked refreshed ... and I'm sure my coworkers who had to see me in person or on calls are very grateful for that. 🤣
To keep with the calming effects from the lavender, I reached for the lightly lavender scented and nourishing Milk Makeup Melatonin Overnight Lip Mask to keep my lips soft and moisturized overnight. I really like the consistency and wear of this lip mask; it's neither too slippery nor too thick. To help make my drifting off to sleep more relaxing, I went with the lavender version of an old faithful, Megrhythm Gentle Steam Eye Mask. I love these eye masks. 💖 The warming action is wonderful for creating a sense of calm, relaxation, and peacefulness. I don’t know what it is about these steam eye masks but they are seriously perfect for helping me to unwind. A definite go to - steam eye masks are superhero skincare beauties in my book!

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

@itsfi  I’m sure you always look fabulous! And your coworkers are lucky to have you!!  I need to check out this dewytree line. Adding to my watch list!!! I also love those steam eye masks. I take a hot bath every night and once and a while after I slip one on and relax!! I must use one soon. I think the only reason I’m avoiding them right now is because the back of my ears are a tad irritated from my masks. But awesome little treats. I’ve tried to get my husband to try them also but was given a hard no. Oh well more for me!!!

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Awww, you’re so sweet @ather; thank you for always being so kind! 🤗 Oh my goodness, yes, this whole mask wearing has caused a lot of skin irritation. 😔 But I tell myself it’s a small price to pay. Safety first. Do you think the steam eye masks would stay on if you used them while lying down but didn’t use the ear loops? 

How interesting? Did your husband say why he didn’t want to try them? Is it because of how they look? I saw they made a man version 🙄 I’m sure it’s just the pattern on them that’s different. I don’t know that for a fact though. Note to self - “Self, pick up the “man version” after your no buy to test out.” It’s for research. 

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@itsfi  I tried them while laying down without the loops on and it didn’t give the best feeling. Better when the loops are on. I should try one tomorrow night. I don’t leave my house much on my days off so my ears may feel better. I’ve ordered new masks as well. They are suppose to feel way better so that may fix my problem too. I agree I’d much rather wear a mask and protect myself and others then not wear one at all. Some places in my province are making masks mandatory which I totally agree with. I just wish they didn’t irritate my ears so much. I have a few that go over my head but they fall down or push on my nose a lot and hurt. So I stuck to the ear ones!!! 

He didn’t say why. I’ll ask him again next time I use them. I’ll keep my eyes on the lookout for the man version too. I actually saw that they have a chamomile version. I need to test it. I really enjoy chamomile tea. Maybe I’ll have a masking night theme!! 

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

@ather, I can’t imagine wearing the masks for as long as you and your coworkers do. Thank you! You’ve probably tried it but do the headbands with the buttons help a little with the ear irritation? Yeah, I’ve been figuring out when and which different types of fabric on masks work better for me. A learning curve. 

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@itsfi  Yea the headbands help but they slide down my hair too. It’s to soft I guess. Oh well. I’m sure the elastic on my new ones will help! I think it’s more the texture of the ones I have. My husband says his is really comfortable but he only wears it into places not all day. I’ve actually used his and it’s super comfortable lol oh well! 

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@ather, I really hope your new masks are more comfortable. 

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This looks like a really great calming masking session, @itsfi! That Dewytree was in my cart for a recent purchase before it went out of stock, so I'll have to keep an eye out for when it comes back. 

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@quspork, these are good to have on hand. I just saw that they’re back in stock at masksheets (dot) com. 🏃🏻‍♀️ 🏃🏻‍♀️ 🏃🏻‍♀️  

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

Another creative work of art @itsfi so calming sounds perfect right about now

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Thank you @lmaster! 🤗 I’ve been reaching for masks that are soothing and calming these days. We’ve been in a heat wave so I haven’t been burning any candles. It’ll hopefully cool down tomorrow so I can bring them back out; it’s calming and therapeutic having the house smell nice; or at least the area around my work desk. 

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💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜 { no words😍😍😍😍} @itsfi 

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@sonnydee, no need for words; we have emojii’s. 😉😆🥰 Thank you so much for gifting me these Dewytree masks - such a beautiful line of sheet masks. 😍 This one paired so nicely with the other lavender items I had. A good and welcome way to put me at ease. 

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

@itsfi The lavendar mask has gorgeous packaging.   I love lavender as well

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