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ARCHIVE - 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Hello lovely masking mavens! Please continue posting on the Q4 Thread which can be found here:


Many thanks to the wonderful @Aaliaa for beginning this thread and excited you are here. 

To Post:

Each week features a different theme, as well as a letter of the alphabet for coming up with new masking ideas. 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!

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


Female-owned companies, for reference:

Amika (Co-Founder Vita Rayhkman)
Annie’s Way (Annie Wu)
Beauty Pie (Founder Marcia Kilgore)
Biobelle (4 sisters)
Bite Beauty (Founder Susanne Langmuir)
bkr (Co-Founders Kate Cutler and Tal Winter)
bliss Spa/bliss Skincare (Founder Marcia Kilgore)
Briogeo (Nancy Twine)
By Terry (Terry De Gunzberg)
Captain Blankenship
Drunk Elephant (Tiffany Masterson) 
Esker (Shannon Davenport)
Glossier (Emily Weiss) 
Glow Recipe/Sweet Chef (Sarah Lee & Christine Chang)
Herbivore (partners Julia Wills and Alexander Kummerow)
Honest Beauty (Jessica Alba)
Indie Lee
Josie Maran
Jane Iredale
Juice Beauty (Karen Behnke)
June Jacobs
Kate Somerville
Kora Organics (Miranda Kerr)
Dr. Loretta
NuFace (Carol Cole)
Odacite (Valerie Grandury)
Omorovicza (husband and wife Stephen and Margaret de Heinrich de Omorovicza)
Ouai (Jen Atkin)
Pacifica Beauty (Brook Harvey-Taylor and husband Billy Taylor)
Pai (Sarah Brown)
Peach & Lily/Peach Slices (Alicia Yoon)
Pixi (Petra Strand)
Purlisse (Jennifer Yen)
Rael (Yanghee Paik)
Sand & Sky (twin sisters Emily and Sarah Hamilton)
Saint Jane (Casey Georgsson)
Sara Happ
Skin Laundry (Yen Reis)
Soap & Glory (Founder Marcia Kilgore)
Soko Glam (husband and wife Charlotte and David Cho)
Sol de Janeiro (Heela Yang, Co-Founder)
Summer Fridays (Founders Marianna Hewitt and Lauren Gores Ireland)
Jill Stuart
tarte (Maureen Kelly)
Tata Harper
Tatcha (Vicky Tsai)
Charlotte Tillbury
Wander Beauty (Co-Founders Divya Gugnani and Lindsay Ellingson)
Joanna Vargas
Yadah Cosmetics (Founder and CEO Anna Kang)


2019 Mask of the Week Challenge Schedule



Jul 1 - 7          A           Hydrating Masks to get over the dehydration of Air-Conditioning! Meetup: CrΓ¨me Shop -My Melody Softer than Cookies -  Saturday July 6th. Thank you @lmaster!  

Jul 8 - 14        B           Masking Hacks - share your masking secrets that make your life easier and your skin happy 

Jul 15 - 21      C           Lip, Hand or Foot Masks to help that summer skin 

Jul 22 - 28      D          β€™Weird Mask' Bubbling, Peeling, Colour changing other worldly wonders! 

Jul 29 - Aug 4 E           Multi-Masking How many masks can you use at one time or in One Day?? 

Aug 5 - 11       F           Blind Pick Your Mask - Let's make it fun to use the masks in our stash! Meetup: Biobelle #Peachy mask Saturday 8/10

Aug 12 - 18     G           Sheet Mask Focus - from cotton to cupra, coconut gel to bio cellulose, what are your favorites and why? Meetup: Biobelle Pineapple mask Saturday 8/17
Aug 19 - 25     H           Drugstore & Grocery Brands Week 

Aug 26 - Sep 1 I           Favourites Week - Your go to miracle in a mask 

Sep 2 - 8          J          Rainbow Week - Bring out the colorful masks in every hue Thanks to @Sonnydee

Sep 9 - 15       K           Autumn Masks - Fall goodness in a mask 

Sep 16 - 22     L           When you are getting GLAM for a night out and want that  Glow Meetup: Lookatme Watermelon Saturday 9/21 thanks to @GalPalVal17 and @ShortErica
Sep 23 - 29
     M          BIC Made you do it! Masks recommended/inspired by other BIC members 

Sep 30 - Oct 6 N          Sephora Collections Week - House Brand Goodness 

Oct 7 - 13        O           French Pharmacy Week 

Oct 14 - 20      P           Ends of the Earth - masks that use ingredients from or are made in far away places 

Oct 21 - 27      Q          Overnight Masks - Sleeping miracles in a jar 

Oct 28 - Nov 3 R          Duel Week V2.0 & Mask Meetup thank you @mrsmouse for suggesting the Wish Formula Bat Eye Mask!

Nov 4 - 10        S          Forgotten Wonders - Shop your stash for an unloved mask 

Nov 11 - 17      T          Gross/Odd/Unusual Ingredients - Spirulina, donkey milk, bee venom, snail mucous - what masks have you used that have strange ingredients? 

Nov 18 - 24      U          Flash Masks - masks that do doubly duty in half the time 

Nov 25 - Dec 1 V          Morning Masking - Masks that help give a pep to your step 

Dec 2 - 8          W          Asian skincare Brand - Visit old cultures and their ways 

Dec 9 - 15        X           Sample Dive - I know we have them! 

Dec 16 - 22      Y           Holiday Party Prep Mask 

Dec 23 - 31       Z          Masks you discovered in 2019

First Half of 2019:


Jan 1 - 6     A    Masks you discovered in 2018 - What new loves did you discover last year?
Jan 7 - 13    B   Favourite Mask of the β€œMasking Week Challenge 2018” 
Jan 14 - 20  C   Favourite 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 21 - 27  D   
Clean Week - Masks that give your skin a boost without the guilt

 Jan 28 - Feb 3 E  Lip, Hand or Foot Masks to help that winter skin
Feb 4 - 10    F     Vitamins Week - masks that nourish your skin with vitamins and minerals@Kim888
Feb 11 - 17  G     Special Occasion Masks - the mask(s) you use to pamper yourself@itsfi
Feb 18 - 24  H     Gross Masks - whether it's the scent or results, share the details please!@Aaliaa
Feb 25 - Mar 3 I   Spring Flowers - floral ingredients or scents that add a spring to your step
Mar 4 - 10    J      Female Owned Brands - In honour of Women's Day March 8th
Mar 11 - 17  K      Favourites Week - Your go to miracle in a mask
Mar 18 - 24   L     Sample that made you buy the FS - You tried it, and decided to buy it!@itsfi
Mar 25 - 31  M     Favourite Smelling Masks - Watermelon, Kale, Spa??
Apr 1 - 7       N     BIC Made you do it! Masks recommended/inspired by other BIC members
Apr 8 - 14     O     The Oozoo Week - share your Oozoo and Neogen loves!

Meetup: The OOZOO Capsule Rose Petal -  Saturday April 13th. @Shosh85
Apr 15 - 21    P     Luxe it Up or a Pretty on a Penny - the $ and the $$$$ of Masks
Apr 22 - 28    Q     Sample Dive - I know we have them!
Apr 29 - May 5  R  Sephora’s β€˜Best Selling’ Masks 
Meetup: Sephora Collection Honey Face Mask -  Saturday May 4th. Thank you @missjeanie!  May 6 - 12      S     Overnight Masks - Sleeping miracles in a jar
May 13 - 19    T     Summer Masks to refresh and sooth during sunny months May 20 - 26    U     Fruits & Veggies Week - masks that use natural goodness to nourish your skin@Keana1
May 27 - Jun 2  V   Guess this Mask - using only a pic or description, see if you can stump fellow BIC masking mavens. 
Meetup: Bawdy Butt Mask- Your pick Saturday June 1. Thank you @faeriegirlMeetup: Mediheal Vita Lightbeam Essential Mask EX Wednesday 5/29 thanks to @ShortErica & @Shosh85  
Jun 3 - 9         W     DIY Mask - Skincare meets Chemistry. 
Meetup: Bawdy Butt Mask 2.0
Jun 10 - 16      X     Morning Masking - Masks that help give a pep to your step 
Meetup: Bawdy Butt Mask 3.0
Jun 17 - 23      Y     Masks you've discovered so far in 2019. 
Meetup: Yadah All Day Mask Pack - Your pick Saturday June 22. Thank you @ShortErica!           Meet up: Bawdy Butt Mask 4.0 - The Finale 
Jun 24 - 30      Z      Masking Duel - Dare to compare 2 (or more!) masks in one session

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


Next Mask Meetup Info: CrΓ¨me Shop - thanks to @GalPalVal17 date and mask TBD in October ALSO just added: Halloween Wish Formula Bat Mask Meetup thanks to @mrsmouse ! Screen Shot 2019-09-24 at 7.56.17 PM.png 

We have scheduled monthly meetups as well as impromptu sessions because you cannot compare masks only once a month Smiley Very HappyPlease check the 2019 Schedule to see what meetups are coming up next. If you have an idea for a week’s Meetup or a particular month, tag me so I can add it to the schedule.

April: The Oozoo Rose Capsule, April 13th
May: Sephora Collection Mask - Honey Mask, May 4th (Thank you @missjeanie!) 
June: Bawdy Butt Mask Month. Let's try all four masks, one a Saturday (Thank you @faeriegirl!) On the 22nd we will also be trying out a Yadah mask - your pick, thanks to @ShortErica
July: @lmaster suggested a CrΓ¨me Shop Sanrio Mask for our July 6th meetup, and you all voted for the My Melody Softer Than Cookies.

August: Biobelle Tutti Frutti Collection - the Peach is on deck for our mid-summer masking! Join us Saturday August 10th to compare notes on this mask. Then Saturday August 17th we will be comparing the Biobelle Pineapple mask. Thank you @lmaster@Shosh85 & @PrettyPaint for suggesting Biobelle!
September: @ShortErica and @GalPalVal17 are interested in everyone's thoughts on the Lookatme Watermelon Face Mask. Join us Saturday, September 21st for the fun!
October@GalPalVal17 suggested a CrΓ¨me Shop Mask, will update with more info. ALSO: October 31st join us for the Wish Formula Bat Eye Mask thanks to @mrsmouse!


@missjeanie 🀣 it was very pretty sparkle-2 different sha...

@missjeanie 🀣 it was very pretty sparkle-2 different shades....sparkles at night are fun!πŸ˜‰

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It’s cold out but an orange creamsicle sounds so good right now @sonnydee! πŸ˜† Ohhh, I LOVE the Grande Lash serum; it’s done amazing things for my lashes, namely, giving me some! 🀣β™₯️β™₯️

I've been using the lash serum since 1/21 (I marked it on...

I've been using the lash serum since 1/21 (I marked it on my calendarπŸ˜‰) and I havent seen any difference/improvement. I think I missed a day or two but I plan on finishing the bottle regardless...mainly cause I hate to waste stuff. I got blessed with pretty good lashes though, but after a visit at the eyebrow threading place-they hit my eyelash on one side and "cut" off a lil section so I was wanting to improve that area. 😐I know it takes time.....@itsfi some of the reviews are saying they see a difference at 2 weeks...

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I think it would depend where in your hair growth cycle you were when you begin the treatment. @sonnydee 

Re: I've been using the lash serum since 1/21 (I marked it on...

@sonnydee, 2 weeks seems pretty fast to me, but everyone is different. I noticed some improvement in my lashes, length and thickness after about a month - mainly when I used my eyelash curler. I think it became a lot more noticeable to others around the 6-8 week mark. I wonder if it may take more time for you to notice if your lashes are already good. The brand says it can take up to 3 months for full results. Hang in there; waiting can be the hardest part.

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Another Gudetama mask πŸ˜‰ This one was gifted to me by the wonderful @itsfi πŸ˜Š909CBFE4-C3FE-4A2A-B408-76DAB8E2EEC8.jpeg


Narikiri Gudetama Face Pack 

This is a cotton sheet mask, with what I *think* is a stack of pancakes that has Gudetama on top.... I think? Or maybe because the pancakes have a face on them, it's implying Gudetama is mixed in the pancake batter? πŸ€” Haha! My husband saw me with this on and said, "Oh God. What do you have on your face?!" ..... "I'm sorry, I just can't look at you right now." Haha! He literally could not make eye contact with me! – and then told me later that I looked like a mummy! –Which I think is pretty accurate! πŸ˜‚ 

Anyway, back to the review....

It had a good amount of serum that had a clean and fresh scent. It had an ok fit – a little too wide, too long at the chin and the bridge of the nose between the eyes was a bit too wide. This one also has eye flaps and a mouth flap, which I don't see too often. It adhered well and felt comfortable the 25 minutes I had it on. When I removed it, there was only a little serum left that was very slightly tacky, but absorbed pretty quickly. My face felt comfortably hydrated, looked less dull and had just a bit of a glow. I really enjoyed this one and would definitely use it again! It gets an A+ πŸ‘



The photo:πŸ‘‡ I put the eye and mouth flaps up to demonstrate the full effect and look of the mask.... just be aware, it's a little frightening πŸ˜‚


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@Shosh85  lol I think my husband would say the same.

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@emaisgr8 Haha! Yup, he may not make eye contact with me, but that doesn't stop him from telling me what he thinks about them! πŸ˜†πŸ˜†

it does kinda look Halloween- ish πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ @Shosh85 but it...

it does kinda look Halloween- ish πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ @Shosh85 but it sounds so good, that's too funny about your husband

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@lmaster Yeah, my husband thinks I'm weird for wearing all these masks. Haha! – but it's fun to hear what he thinks about them! πŸ˜‚

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Sorry other maskers, but @Shosh85 wins the crown for best faces! This one makes me smile so much. I think we all should do it for Halloween.

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@ShortErica Well, technically, the mask should get the credit, not my face! Haha! You can't even see it with this one! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚  β€“ but I'm never one to turn down a crown πŸ‘‘ πŸ˜†

I was actually thinking about wearing one of these when I answer the door for trick-or-treaters!  It'd probably be the most frightening thing they'd ever seen! 🀣😱🀣

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The mask only does so much then the face wearing it takes it to the next level @Shosh85. It's like clothes and models. Smiley Wink

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@Shosh85 would definitely win for this, @ShortErica! Have you seen her and @bakeamuffin β€™s Halloween masking gear last year? We need awards because they would win hands down!

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@eshoe the Halloween masking was ssoo much fun!!! πŸ–€πŸ–€ 

@Shosh85 this mask would definitely fit right in πŸ˜‚ It does look like a creepy mummy mask, I love it!! 


And your husbands response was golden  πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ 6253bbbfac48bde51d1153e812c46b14a3bc3e733cedcc1a7f1d826017691bd5.gif


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@bakeamuffin oh my gosh, the masks you used were so awesome! This one definitely looks more like a mummy than a stack of pancakes! Haha! πŸ˜‚πŸ₯ž

I love that gif – it's perfect! My husband is quite the character!! πŸ˜† @eshoe 

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@eshoe I had a couple fun ones, but I think @bakeamuffin definitely won that round! πŸ˜†πŸ˜‚ @ShortErica 

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@Shosh85 yours were fantastic!! 

And I couldn't have done it without @itsfi, she gifted me such an amazing variety πŸ–€

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@bakeamuffin I agree, @itsfi is the most wonderful and thoughtful gift giver ever! I owe this fun mummy/pancake mask experience to her! πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜‰πŸ˜‚

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I totally missed this and need to see it @eshoe@Shosh85 - I can't wait to see how amazingly spooooky(?) you and @bakeamuffin looked.

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Of course you put all the flaps in the right places for the full-effect, @Shosh85 πŸ˜‚ It sounds like a fantastic mask and one that could double as a Halloween costume!

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