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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: Crème 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          ’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 “Masking 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 ‘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: Crème 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 Crème 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 Crème Shop Mask, will update with more info. ALSO: October 31st join us for the Wish Formula Bat Eye Mask thanks to @mrsmouse!


I have a sample of exfolikate @sonnydee I'll agree nothin...

I have a sample of exfolikate @sonnydee I'll agree nothing wow worthy here unfortunately

Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@sonnydee, love Exfolikate!  I was taken aback at the color, when I first used it.  It made me think of ground up moss.  I have never left it on more than the 2mins, but always get excellent results, would recommend to anyone.  Unfortunately, its the only product of the brand, I would recommend.

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That's why I'm hoping it will wow, maybe with more than 1 use!? @byme4u yeah I left it more than the 2 min. Didnt mean to but I was in the shower-took care of conditioning the hair/wash the body, etc so I'm guessing more than 2 min but not more than 5. 

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Your reviews always make me laugh, @sonnydee. I can always count on you for an honest, no-nonsense ‘this is it’ play-by-play and it’s so appreciated!!!🤗


I've never tried the ExfoliKate but have a DS I’ve been debating whether or not to give to my niece. I think I have my answer nowSmiley Happy

awe 🤩 thanks @eshoe. that makes me feel like my reviews...

awe 🤩 thanks @eshoe. that makes me feel like my reviews are half decent! 😉I sometimes feel they are lacking cause I'm so not good at describing scents/textures, etc. I dont do alot of reviews unless I feel strongly about something. And I dont post a comment just to post a comment, so belonging to this group takes me out of my comfort zone but I enjoy it ! and learn so much! 🤗 anywho I dont know how your skin would handle it, my nose was so dry it felt flakey. That doesn't happen unless it really is flakey like from a sunburn that's peeling......😯

Re: awe 🤩 thanks @eshoe. that makes me feel like my reviews...

Your reviews are very helpful, you cut to the chase @sonnydee. I sometimes roll my eyes at my own reviews but I can’t help it I could write more if it weren’t for time restraints 😂 I just love reading and writing about masks😉


Yeah this one sounds like a nope for me. 

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@sonnydee  I like cottage cheese, but not sure if I'd enjoy it being on my face! 😂

I've heard some mixed reviews on the ExfoliKate – definitely doesn't sound too exciting. Sorry to hear it was uneventful. 😕
P.S: "toweled" is a word 😉

I knew it! @eshoe but as I was typing it out, it sounded...

I knew it! @Shosh85 but as I was typing it out, it sounded like something my southern mind made up!😍 yea KS didnt wow & it says it can wow in as little as one use! esp for that price!

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Yikes @sonnydee cottage cheese does not sound like a skincare experience I’d wanna have 🤢 happy to hear you already have something on deck that you like better!

yeah @cianni this made its debut for me on gross week wit...

yeah @cianni this made its debut for me on gross week without even planning it to be there!

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@sonnydeeI've used the Exfolikate and found that it was a nice scrub/exfoliator but it didn't end up making any dent in my pores.  I did like it... just not for that. Hopefully you'll see some more effects the next time!

@missjeanie I think I like my exfoliators/scrubs to have...

@missjeanie I think I like my exfoliators/scrubs to have some grit to them. (but I hate feeling sandy at the beach go figure🏖)This one doesn't have grit-it's pretty smooth & without the notice of my nose being the Sahara & my face gulping down 2 pumps of my moisturizer on a not so hot day...🤔I don't think i wouldve thought that it did much. I need to play with this one some more esp for the price & reviews. (reviews for oily alot said it helped with acne....😮how?)

Re: @missjeanie I think I like my exfoliators/scrubs to have...

Hmmmm...maybe I'm mixing this up with something else from Kate Somerville then.  I remembered it having some grit to it.  Nothing crazy, I'd say akin to the Philosophy microdermabrasion cleanser, if you've tried that @sonnydee .  Now I'll need to see what I have in my goody bag of mini's to see if I've got one to compare it!

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Peripera Juice Time Strawberry Sheet Mask 🍓

First off, this is a mask that definitely could've benefited from some kind of divider, as it was so thin and drenched with serum it was very difficult to unfold. It had a refreshing, light and sweet strawberry scent, that smelled more like imitation, but still enjoyable nonetheless. It had a good fit – just a little long at the chin. It adhered well and was comfortable to wear the 35 minutes I had it on. When I removed it, there was a little serum leftover that I patted into my skin – it was maybe just slightly tacky, but that disappeared as soon as I placed some moisturizer. My face was a little brighter, felt soft, smooth and hydrated, and had a nice glow. I would definitely repurchase this one and give it an A+ grade


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Ooooh, this one sounds great @Shosh85; well, other than unfolding it. The packaging on this one is so cute too! Smiley Happy I didn't know peripera made sheet masks, but then again, of course they would make one. I wonder if there's a Kbeauty skincare brand that does not have a sheet mask in its collection.

if you like the strawberry scent, I know I will too @Shos...

if you like the strawberry scent, I know I will too @Shosh85 sounds awesome!!

Re: if you like the strawberry scent, I know I will too @Shos...

@lmaster I generally prefer the real and fresh scents better, but even though it was more of an imitation smell, I still really enjoyed it! 🍓😋

Re: if you like the strawberry scent, I know I will too @Shos...

@Shosh85 love strawberries! Almost as much as roses 🤣

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@Shosh85 Yum! I would want a strawberry snack with it. 

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@CC3616 Haha! Right?! Thank was just mentioning earlier that a strawberry shortcake sounds good, especially paired with this drink! 🍓🤤😋 Masking makes me hungry. 😂

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Gosh, @Shosh85 , if only it came with the tasty looking Strawberry juice drink!  You always have the most deliciously interesting masks!