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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

This Week’s Theme: French Pharmacy Week

Letter of the Week: “O”


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!

Spring Masks on the Move Box🌱🌷🌈 Interested in participating in a spring box? @ShortErica has a survey that will help us curate the best plan for next year for those who would like to be involved:



Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

That Biossance mask is definitely on my list @eshoe

Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

I think you'd like it, @faeriegirl. The clean ingredients are what makes me happiest about this one! 

Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Loving how that Bioessence mask sounds, @eshoe!

Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

It's becoming a fave @quspork! I'm glad I decided to try it, it's a great rose mask for me. Always need at least one on handSmiley Wink 

Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@eshoe with the survey - we just all pick our own mask(s) to do over the weekend and fill it out correct? And should/did you post about the survey in the gratis thread for those who don't always visit our neck of the woods? Thanks for putting this together!

Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Yes, @ShortErica ideally everyone would have nothing to do all weekend except mask Smiley Very Happy I'm just leaving it up to the group - I'm going to try all of them (2 down, 4 to go) and then fill out the survey for each one separately. I think there are enough of us here that each mask will be reviewed more than once. Hope that works for everyone!


I also posted a link on the gratis thread with the info about the survey, thanks for the suggestion.

Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Sounds wonderful @eshoe!

Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@eshoe I think you might have received this from @missjeanie and not me since I got mine from her. But I'll take credit. Smiley Wink


I found it interesting about the material comparison. I know there is a difference but wearing them I didn't notice a personal preference compared to other masks where I definitely like one better than the other. I guess it's a good thing they all fit nicely and have a comfy wear.


Glad you enjoyed the Yadah. And let that snail mucin love your skin! Smiley Happy

Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Hmmm well thank you both then, @ShortErica @missjeanie

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Week 25 - June 17 - 23 - Y - Yadah Week


Yadah Rose for Friday morning. My contacts were bugging me last night so I bargained with myself that I had to wake up and do the rose. I have to make sure I have nothing to interfere with the Mini PTR Mask Mashup Meetup. What's our decision guys?




Like others have mentioned, there is a slight pink hue to the mask and it smells of rose. It wasn't potent to me but you could smell it. It did not linger while wearing the mask.


My face:



Fit was good and I was able to smoosh it easily around the mouth. This has got to be the exact same as the All Day Collagen in terms of material and fit which is a thumbs up in my book.


Because it was the morning I didn't have quite as much time. I wore this for barely 30 minutes. Unlike the others, the nose and philtrum were not completely dry. This may be because of the time or it may be because serum seemed to slightly drip from the mask when I removed it from the package. Fast forward, unlike @missjeanie my package didn't have much extra serum so I think most of it had to be on the mask. I'm kinda disappointed I wasn't able to wear it for longer.


Anyway, after removing my skin was noticeably brighter. It seemed almost dewy which isn't my personal favorite but it looked very nice. I went with it and just applied mascara and no other makeup. My chin area didn't look as red as it does sometimes which was pleasant. But my sleep lines by my nose and my forehead wrinkles weren't as plumped as when I used the collagen masks.


I got no/at most a slight tack from the mask. With the minimal extra serum, I applied it to my neck and back of my hands. I also tried to fold the mask in half and lay it on my neck while brushing my teeth. Sometimes you just can't multi-task. It didn't stay on very well. I guess I'm a vigorous brusher.


A- for this one as well mostly for scent. It does certainly brighten and was an easy mask to wear. I wouldn't hunt the rose down but I'll happily use the ones I have.


Ratings Update:

For reference and succinctness (bold are used so far): All Day Aloe (ADA), All Day Collagen (ADC), All Day Rose (ADR), Collagen (C), Pore Care (PC)


Serum level: ADR > ADC = C = PC (I wore the ADR for only 30 minutes, the others 30-35, but this felt the most serum packed out of the package and when it was removed after wearing it)

Material: ADC = ADR = C = PC (eh, between these materials I have no favorite)

Fit: PC > ADC = ADR > C

Scent: PC > ADC = C > ADR (it's a me thing not a you ADR, others really love the rose scent)

Wear time: ADC = ADR =C = PC (ADR maybe you would have been superior but I just didn't have time this morning!)

Tackiness: ADC = ADR = PC < C (the tackiness of C was only from the extra serum)

Results: ADC > C = PC = ADR (for me ADC had the best results because overnight my sleep lines weren't as prominent; all others had good but different results so I'm saying they are equal)

Extra serum in package: ADC > PC > ADR = C

Overall: TBD


Remaining batting order:

Saturday - All Day Aloe

Sunday - Nose Strip

Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

I was wrong - again! Look how the collagen and rose masks compare. Is it possible they were stretched out differently during wear and drying?

20190622_140039.jpgRose on top - you can see the collagen is a little longer on the forehead and on the chin20190622_140017.jpgCollagen on top - rose is peeking out on the sides slightly and a bit wider

Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Such a thorough and helpful analysis @ShortErica. Love that you are having fun with this week's challenge! 

Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@eshoe I feel like I've set a high bar for myself. My other comparisons may not be this good but I'll try for duel week.

Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

When it’s a brand you are considering as a favorite, @ShortErica it’s certainly not a bad thing to put it under the microscope. 

Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@ShortErica  Loving your rating system! I think pore care and the jelly masks are so far my favourite. I need to write up the aloe and my original snail from the last two days still. Sometimes if a mask seems drippy to me, I kinda slide it out of the pack while holding the pack at the top to take away some drippyness. Maybe why I had more serum left? 

Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

I did the aloe this afternoon and will probably post tonight @missjeanie. I'll be looking for your thoughts. Seems I definitely need some Yadah jelly masks in my life!

Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

I have a feeling I know someone who can help you out with that @ShortErica 😉😉

Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Oh no...haha


I'm actually kinda hoping the one Marshall's also has the all day yadah still in stock @missjeanie. Everyone seemed to enjoy them and I'd love to share with those who haven't tried them yet.

Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

I still need to write my last couple up! Tonight is collagen @ShortErica , the purple one. I keep mixing them all up in my head.

Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@missjeanie That's why I came up with the abbreviations so I could focus on what was what. All Day Collagen vs. the other Collagen, etc. I like that everyone posts pictures of the package so it is easy to know which mask was used.

Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@ShortErica  I've been loving your reviews on these! Looks like ADC is in the lead! I'm pretty sure I'll have the same feelings as you about the scent. It's nice that it's more of fresh scent, vs. fake and perfumy though. I'll be trying this one tomorrow! 🌹😃

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