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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've had worse! 😁@lmaster. Your skin would probably like...

I've had worse! 😁@lmaster. Your skin would probably like this mask as well. Maybe not your winter picks though❄

Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Another one I share your thoughts on @sonnydee. I know lots of others like them, so it's what @itsfi might tag, "It's not you, it's me" Smiley Happy

it irritated your eyes too? @eshoe

it irritated your eyes too? @eshoe

Re: it irritated your eyes too? @eshoe

Can’t say I remember it bothering my eyes, though I should start noting that because it’s happened more than once.

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thanks for sharing @sonnydee  glad it gave nice results but always annoying when it's not comfortable to wear

yes @Kim888 I do have lil scissors but I'm lazy, 😂 esp l...

yes @Kim888 I do have lil scissors but I'm lazy, 😂 esp last night. I wanted to mask something different but still didnt have alot of time. But the results were evident enough for me to make the effort next time-So I'll enjoy it more.

Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Great tie-in to your movie night @sonnydee! Thinking about catching a movie before dinner tonight and Captain Marvel may be it - thanks! A grapefruit scented mask sounds refreshing, but I can see how it might also be what made the mask slightly uncomfortable; thank you for your thoughts on this one. I'm a fan of the Purlisse watermelon sheet mask and picked up a couple of her other masks, including this one, and will keep your thoughts in mind when I reach for it.

Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

It was a good movie @itsfi ! Also recommend Glass but would suggest seeing Unbreakable & Split, in that order first-its that good & being up to date on all 3 movies makes it even better. I think you will enjoy this mask, but beware the eyes!🤓

2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

2 late nights in a row caused some sleeping masks usage & that's it🛌 Tuesday night I used for women's week, Glow Recipe Watermelon mask. Smells great, leaves my skin feeling great. I also like the moisturizer. Tge sheet/gel mask, not so much. ☹ it gave me dks in the morning after, if I remember right. I see myself buying at least the mini in the future. I was impressed. The hype is real🍉🍉🍉🍉😁 Wednesday night I got home even later🧟‍♀️ & used the Dior Jelly sleeping mask for "J" week. Another good one. No complaints. It is perfumed, I think I'm going to put the 2 Dior jelly sleeping masks against each other on the competition week. I really dont know a big difference between the 2. Both A grades.

Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@sonnydee The Watermelon mask smells delicious! Probably my favorite part about it. 😉👍

It seems a lot of the Dior products are perfumed, which is why I can't use them, just too strong for me – but they do feel nice!

Glad you liked them both! 👌

Oh man @Shosh85! I think the Diors scent isn't overpoweri...

Oh man @Shosh85! I think the Diors scent isn't overpowering (some are stronger than others) that would make it tough to try out stuff. I'm still sad for you about Tata. 😔

Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@sonnydee floppy fish mask 😂 I used the GLOW RECIPE - Watermelon Glow Jelly Sheet Mask

yesterday for the first time, love everything but the slippery, hard to grasp texture, but it did fit great. I just kept taking little chunks out of the mall with my nails trying to hold on to it to place it 🙄


yeah @lmaster I remember that as well. I got 2 when it fi...

yeah @lmaster I remember that as well. I got 2 when it first came out. probably will try it again during the summer after a day in the sun. It was too hydrating for me😞

Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@sonnydee  I also agree - I prefer their sleep mask for sure! I would be interested for sure about the doir masks if you compare them!

I've already got the 2 masks & put a sticky to remind me...

I've already got the 2 masks & put a sticky to remind me @Kim888 @itsfi if y'all can wait til June 😉

Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@sonnydee, sleeping masks come in handy for those late nights, don't they? I agree with you completely about the Glow Recipe watermelon masks - I prefer the sleeping mask to the sheet mask version of the watermelon mask. Ooooh, I'm very interested in the Dior sleep mask duel - will be staying tuned to see which one prevails in that battle. Smiley Happy

Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

I am putting my bets on both Dior masks having the same scent; seems to be the rule of thumb with some of the similar brands (Chanel, YSL, etc.) @sonnydee. I have a sample of the other mask I am hoping to use this week, probably on the weekend😉 

Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Juice Cleanse 😉13F0BF10-948E-4106-8420-B33882DB6559.jpeg


Ariul Juice Cleanse Mask Raspberry & Lentil

This is a white cotton sheet mask of about medium thickness and was soaked but not dripping with a white, milky serum. It had a refreshing scent, that was hard to put my finger on exactly – sort of a fresh and clean scent with a mix of fruit and floral. 

It fit good – just a little long at the forehead and chin. The adherence was good, I could walk around with it fine, but the part tucked under the chin needed to be repatted down a few times. I removed it after about 40 minutes. The serum leftover was only just very slightly tacky, but it all absorbed pretty quickly. My complexion looked clearer and brighter, my face had a nice glow and the hydration from this seemed to be long lasting. This one gets an A 👍


Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

nice @Shosh85  sounds like a winner. I find that chin thing happens to be a lot with masks as well!

Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@Kim888 It was a great mask! I find that the chin thing happens more on the medium – thick masks. It's definitely tolerable, just not preferable 😉

Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Love a good juice cleanse @Shosh85! Smiley Wink This mask gave some great results and I love that you're able to move about and get things done with it on. Were there slits at the chin or sides of the chin in the sheet mask? I find that helps when adherence a little for the area that is tucked under the chin. 

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