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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!

@PrettyPaint, it’s been fascinating hearing the scent different people pick up from this mask. Your take definitely sounds the most appealing, though I’m not sure about the shoe smell that folks seem to be getting. 😂

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@itsfi  I didn't realize you hadn't tried this one! Smiley Happy For me, I think it did remind me of some polish or wax or something I have applied to leather boots in the past. It's definitely unlike any mask I've tried before! 

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@PrettyPaint This one has been pretty popular around here - I'm glad you got a chance to try it out! I love how everyone's opinion of the scent are each just slightly different! 

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@Shosh85  Haha, yes, I remember being extremely amused back when everyone was initially trying this one out. I guess it was probably back during "G" week. 

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You are welcome!  And wow, what a descriptive explanation of the scent! @PrettyPaint 

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@l8totheparty Thank you again! I had fun trying it - it's definitely a very unique mask Smiley Happy

oh I love your perspective on the scent @PrettyPaint

oh I love your perspective on the scent @PrettyPaint

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@lmaster  Haha, yeah, I'm not sure if I'm totally off base with what I was smelling, but it was interesting how the smell definitely reminded me of something I had smelled in the past. 

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Week 35 - Aug 26 - Sept 1 - I - Favorites Week


Continuing with my favorite brand, Yadah. I picked up a new to me Yadah mask from TJ Maxx this's the honey one..Moisturizing Mask Pack.


A little background. I've been using the Holika Holika lazy all kill cleanser. It does a great job removing makeup and even stands one of the best chances vs. the tinted SPF I use. But it leaves my skin a bit squeaky clean. I always use a hydrating cleanser to follow up but today especially my skin felt like "moisturize me!"

Image result for moisturize me

My face:


Well this Yadah though not a bad fit, didn't compare to the others I've used (both this week and in the past ...if my memory is correct). I cannot pinpoint the scent. My husband said general sheet mask but there's something else. Not bad but a little odd and probably mostly driving me crazy since even looking at the ingredients I didn't have any lightbulb moments.


I wore the mask 25 minutes. The nose and philtrum were quite dry. The rest of the mask was still moist though. I massaged in the serum. The extra serum in the package I used on my neck, hands, and arms. My skin was somewhat tacky and stayed that way for a bit. I'd say 30 minutes+ later it was faded though a little sticky still.


Again, I'd describe my skin as even and smooth after removing the mask. Minus a little redness on my chin still showing, it looked nice. I'll have to see how moisturized it feels in the morning.


Grade: A-/B+. Still enjoy the Yadah but the confusing scent, not as up to par fit, and tackiness brings it down. I'll use my pack of 10 but wouldn't up this to a pack of 20 like I discussed doing on the TJ Maxx/Marshalls/Winners thread.

Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@ShortErica  Oh, Yadah honey! Sorry it wasn't up to par, but I think I might still have to pick this up if I see it.

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I don't blame you @emaisgr8. I'm trying to not buy masks this month but will totally make an exception for Yadah

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Very interesting @ShortErica !  I didn't know that there was a honey yaddah until you mentioned it the other day.  I'm still using the lazy egg wash at night to take off my make up/cleanse.  I might still be the only person going who doesn't double cleanse so I like that it gets everything off.  I tend to moisturize pretty heavily right after so I haven't noticed anything drying.  I might wait a few minutes tonight before I moisturize to see if it's drying for me now.  

Have you tried any of the Creme Shop oil cleansers?  I see them at Winners a lot, and wondered how they'd be. 

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I haven't seen the Creme shop ones. My next up is the Erno Laszlo I found on clearance at TJ Maxx @missjeanie. I also have a fee other samples cleansers to try if they can be makeup removers or should stick to just a cleanser role. @eshoe mentioned the Yadah ones are nice for cleansing but not meant for removing makeup. I opened mine from you can will try it tonight since today was a bum around the house type of day. Let me know how the cleanser feels for you if you don't apply moisturizer right away.

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I should also say @ShortErica , I’ve tried the ‘sensitive’ oil cleanser from EL and quite liked it. My face didn’t feel dry after using at all, rather it almost made me think the opposite, that it felt hydrating! 

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I just tried it out and haven’t put any moisturizer on yet @ShortErica .  It’s been maybe 10 minutes? I’d say it feels a bit tighter, but nothing unbearable. I’m going to wait a bit longer and see. I should say I’ve only been using this one if I have makeup on. Otherwise I’m using the aloe from HH you sent. Something about the texture of that one is a win for me!

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Yeah, the Holika Holika makes me feel a bit tight so I need to follow it with a hydrating cleanser before moisturizer @missjeanie. I just tried the Yadah. Feels tighter than with just a gentle cleanser but not like the HH. Feels dandy after moisturizer.

@ShortErica now you have me extremely curious about the s...

@ShortErica now you have me extremely curious about the scent now

Re: @ShortErica now you have me extremely curious about the s...

I'll be grateful to anyone who solves my scent mystery @lmaster

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Love that your husband knows the 'signature sheet mask scent' too, @ShortErica


This one seems decent enough, save for the amount of tackiness. Sounds like that cleanser might be  a bit harsh for daily use? 

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Yep, I'm thinking because it can kinda tackle the tinted SPF that I will use it for that. But not a candidate for my daily cleanser @eshoe.

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Have you tried a foaming cleanser @ShortErica ? I just saw one at TJ Maxx today, Lookatme-charcoal bubble foaming for $3.99. I loooove my foaming Yadah cleanser bc it is so gentle yet does some heavy duty cleaning. 

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