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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!


Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@Shosh85, I thought of you when I was using this mask - it’s one I think would work really well for your skin; 👍🏼 there is a scent to it and that’s the one thing about it that I’m not sure would be something you’d like. 🤔 This microfiber sheet mask material is so great - whenever I use a mask with that material, I think “where did this come from?” and “where have I been that I just now found it?” 😂

I'm going to have to try the ByTerry @itsfi

I'm going to have to try the ByTerry @itsfi

Re: I'm going to have to try the ByTerry @itsfi

I think you’d love it @lmaster! 💖 It’s a nice balm, and smells lovely! This one came as part of a gwp I picked up a long time ago. 

Re: I'm going to have to try the ByTerry @itsfi

Found it on beautylish @itsfi  next time I place an order... Its mine 😂😂

Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@byme4u, yes!!! It’s such a nice surprise to see all those great ingredients! 😍

Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

I LOVE this mask from JBeauty!!  After a few small adjustments it fits like a dream!! I stretched it when I pulled it from the plastic sheet instead of applying it directly to my face and removing the sheet from there as you’re supposed to, so I had to snip it a bit.   It leaves my skin feeling super silky and moisturized.  There’s no scent at all.  I’n GOing to try the esfolio jelly collagen pack tonight









Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

This JBeauty sheet mask was made for you @heartsmyface and it sounds fantastic! Super silky and moisturized skin?! Yes, please!! <3 <3 <3 How was the esfolio jelly collagen pack? 

Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Wow great fit indeed @heartsmyface  You can hardly tell you're wearing a mask at all!

that does fit you perfect! @heartsmyface 😍

that does fit you perfect! @heartsmyface 😍

Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@heartsmyface  i had to do a double take to see if you were wearing a mask. What a great fit. Glad it worked so well too. Ha! that piggy is too darn cute. 

Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

I love the attitude of that pig! 🐷

Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

oooh that jelly pack looks really interesting @heartsmyface !

Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@heartsmyface Oooh this looks like a good one!! I love that it's hard to tell you're wearing it – those ones really are so comfortable! Silky and moisturized sound great to me! 👍🤗

Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Wow the ingredient list is so tiny for the JBeauty @heartsmyface! Looks like a comfy mask, too. Really curious about the esfolio tooSmiley Wink

Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

It’s really odd that it says it’s got perfume when there is absolutely no scent.  @eshoe 

2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Feelin lazy tonight so the pics ain't mine but I masked...err treated?. Anyways, 2 fer for women's week. started with my omorovicza foam wash, still gross, this time a bit more grittier so even more like cottage cheese. it's ok but I like my AP cleanser much better. Then moved on to a new to me but have a few samples of Kate Somerville Exfolikate intensive treatment. It does smell nice to me at least, a nice almost minty fresh & its green! Wasnt expecting the color, I appreciate it, it let's you see where you already put it. I left it on probably for more like 5 instead of the 2 min. To me, theres nothing intensive about this🤔 pores on my nose & cheeks didnt look much different, didnt see a big difference overall. No burning/stinging/not even a tingle. My skin did feel soft washing it off but a bit dry when I toweled (is that a word. it is now😉)off esp my nose..and it took 2 pumps of my AP creme fluid to moisturize tonight. So I think it did something so I'm not going to judge/grade yet.Just wasnt wowed like I thought I was going to be. Happy masking y'all!

Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@sonnydee, interesting about the ExfoliKate. I have been liking the liquid version of it but just have never gotten 'round to giving the original treatment a shot. Now that I know it's green and minty that might encourage me to reach for it sometime - maybe as part of a green or minty theme masking session; or, maybe for St. Patrick's Day... hmmm....

Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

That's a great idea @itsfi! 💚 maybe during the good smells week for me...been saving the TCS kale mask for that one! Dont forget your mint lip balm🤗!

Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Yes, @sonnydee!! Thank you for the reminder about the Fresh mint balm. I always come up with good themes AFTER the fact! Either that or I have something planned and then forget about it the week that I should use it. Hahaha!  Smiley Happy 

Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@sonnydee  like @eshoe I was debating to use my DS or to trade or give it away but now you have me curious. To try or not to try.. hmmm Guess I'm still in the same boat. lol It will def have to be an at the moment kind of decision instead of a planned one. 

I was really excited about this 😕@GalPalVal17 but I also...

I was really excited about this 😕@GalPalVal17 but I also have a ds & now I'm not sure what to do with it. Luckily I like to pop open a foil, if I have one to try first, & I did in this case. I think you can easily get 2 uses out of the foil. So I'm afraid that ds would last & last & at this point this product is looking meh.....🤷‍♀️
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