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ARCHIVE - 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge! - PART 1

Please join us on Part II of this yearโ€™s challenge:

Welcome to a new year of masking adventures! ***The second half of the year thread will be up June 28th (or earlier), thank you for the suggestion @heartsmyface, @Kim888 & @quspork!***  


Thank you @Aaliaa for starting this thread and giving us a place to share our love for masks๐Ÿ’— Below is the 2020 schedule. Post as frequently or infrequently as you would like, with or without following the challenge. We love hearing about every masking experience, and suggestions are always welcome. Looking forward to sharing some new masking ๐Ÿ’– with you all this year!



This Weekโ€™s Theme: Masking Duel - Dare to compare 2 (or more!) masks in one session

Letters of the Week: โ€œZโ€ and โ€œAโ€

Jan 1 - Jan 5A & ZMask Stash Clean-Out! Finish those masks before they expire.l8totheparty/ShortErica
Jan 6 - 12B & YMasks that Make you Hungryitsfi
Jan 13 - 19C & XFavourite 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 20 - 26D & WClean Week - Masks that give your skin a boost without the guilteshoe
Jan 27 - Feb 2E & VTransportation Masking
Feb 3 - 9F & U

Best fitting mask - Mask that best fits your facial featuresPrettyPaint
Feb 10 - 16G & TSpecial Occasion Masks - the mask(s) you use to pamper yourselfitsfi
Feb 17 - 23H & SGross Masks - whether it's the scent or results, share the details please!Aaliaa
Feb 24 - Mar 1I & RSnubbed It: Masks you don't want to use & are continually passed overShortErica
Mar 2 - 8J & QFemale Owned Brands - In honour of Women's Day March 8thAaliaa
Mar 9 - 15K & PMasks Good Enough to Eat
Mar 16 - 22L & OSample that made you buy the FS - You tried it, and decided to buy it!itsfi
Mar 23 - 29M & NFavourite Smelling Masks - Watermelon, Kale, Spa?? 
Mar 30 - Apr 5N & MMask While You Task
Apr 6 - 12O & LMost Outrageous Mask ClaimsShortErica
Apr 13 - 19P & KHi-Lo Week: Mix or duel of $$$$ and $ masks 
Apr 20 - 26Q & JSample Dive - I know we have them!Aaliaa
Apr 27 - May 3R & ITargeted Skin Concern - Mask to address a current skin issuePrettyPaint
May 4 -10S & HOvernight Masks - Sleeping miracles in a jar 
May 11 - 17T & GMask with a PartnerAlphaboo
May 18 - 24U & FVitamins Week - masks that nourish your skin with vitamins and mineralskim888
May 25 - 31V & EBest/Cutest Printed MaskShosh85
Jun 1 - 7W & DMask that best describes your personality or moodPrettyPaint
Jun 8 - 14X & CFruits & Veggies Week - masks that use natural goodness to nourish your skinKeana1
Jun 15 - 21Y & BForgotten Wonders - Shop your stash for an unloved mask
Jun 22 - 28Z & AMasking Duel - Dare to compare 2 (or more!) masks in one sessioneshoe
Jun 29 - Jul 5A & ZMasking Pet Peeves - use a mask that has some component that drives you crazy!ShortErica
Jul 6 - 12B & YMasking Hacks - share your masking secrets that make your life easier and your skin happyeshoe
Jul13 - 19C & XLip, Hand or Foot Masks to help that summer skin 
Jul 20 - 26D & Wโ€™Weird Mask' Bubbling, Peeling, Colour changing other worldly wonders!Aalia
Jul 27 - Aug 2E & VMulti-Masking How many masks can you use at one time or in One Day?? 
Aug 3 - 9F & U Blind Pick Your Mask - Let's make it fun to use the masks in our stash!veronika23
Aug 10 - 16G & T
Sheet Mask Focus - from cotton to cupra, coconut gel to bio cellulose, what are your favorites and why?
Aug 17 - 23H & SDrugstore & Grocery Brands Weekeshoe
Aug 24 - 30I & R3-Step Masks/Multi-Step Masks
Aug 31 - Sep 6J & QRainbow Week - Bring out the colorful masks in every hueSonnydee
Sep 7 - 13K & PAutumn Masks - Fall goodness in a mask 
Sep 14 - 20L & OWhen you are getting GLAM for a night out and want that inner GLOW 
Sep 21 - 27M & N BIC Made you do it! Masks recommended/inspired by other BIC members 
Sep 28 - Oct 4N & MSephora Collections Week - House Brand Goodness 
Oct 5 - 11O & LMasks that Make you Hungry - Fall/Winter Editionitsfi
Oct 12 - 18P & KForgotten Wonders - Shop your stash for an unloved mask 
Oct 19 - 25Q & JOvernight Masks - Sleeping miracles in a jar 
Oct 26 - Nov 1R & IMasking Duel Week II 
Nov 2 - 8S & HBuddy Up! Dare to compare the same mask with another BIC-ereshoe
Nov 9 - 15T & GGross/Odd/Unusual Ingredients - Spirulina, donkey milk, bee venom, snail mucous - what masks have you used that have strange ingredients?Aaliaa
Nov 16 - 22U & FFlash Masks - masks that do doubly duty in half the timeeshoe
Nov 23 - 29V & EMorning Masking - Masks that help give a pep to your step 
Nov 30 - Dec 6W & DMask that would make a good band name (kinda silly, I know)PrettyPaint
Dec 7 - 13X & CHoliday Party Prep Mask 
Dec 14 - 20Y & BMost Artistic Sheet MaskKim888
Dec 21 - 27Z & AFavourite Masks of All-Timeitsfi
Dec 28 - 31123Masks you discovered this year

Mask of the Week Misc. Info & Previous Year's Links:

To Post:
Each week features a different theme, as well as a letter of the alphabet for coming up with new masking ideas. 

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 Somervilleโ€™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


2019 Mask of the Week Challenge:
2018 Mask of the Week Challenge: 

NEW!!! Got an idea for next year's challenge? Let me know! Was there a challenge you'd rather not repeat? Share below, so we can start building the 2021 schedule:



@emaisgr8 I feel like I've seen other reviews that were n...

@emaisgr8 I feel like I've seen other reviews that were not the best for these, sorry it wasn't better

Re: @emaisgr8 I feel like I've seen other reviews that were n...

Yes, I don't think I will be getting anymore of these @lmaster 

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Iโ€™ve used a couple from this line and wasnโ€™t impressed either, @emaisgr8. Give the wash off masks a try, theyโ€™re much better from origins!

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Will do @scott1201 

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

I've got some catch up to do! I was on a little vacation last week and didn't take pictures of any of my masks... 


Some time early last week:



This was a new Lapcos flavor of mask for me. You guys know, these metallic Lapcos are really my favorite (Honey is my ULTIMATE favorite) and this one was great too. There wasn't really any scent but lots of creamy serum with a ton left over for neck, arms, etc. The material is a normal thickness but feels slightly netted. All the masks with this packaging have the same material, fyi. Overall, I'd use this one again!


This morning:


I needed to detox my skin a bit after too much day drinking, sun, and a lack of consistent skincare routine. The Caudalie detox mask is a good, super quick, mask that helps my skin feel really clean. I've almost used up this tube and, while I like it, I probably won't repurchase. It's pretty expensive and I like the Origins Charcoal mask more. I followed up with a dermaplane that was REALLY needed, hah. Then, lastly, used up the last of this big REN Evercalm mask. I have a DS of this that I'll use now but I'll repurchase this one after using up the DS. It's a super creamy mask that sinks into my skin and really does calm it. It's great for when your skin is irritated, dry, or both! 

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@scott1201 The Lapcos Honey Mask is a favorite of mine too! ๐Ÿฏ Glad to hear you liked this Aqua one! I really liked the creamy serum ๐Ÿ˜‰ I just wish they didn't add that alcohol ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ
I'm happy you enjoyed all these!๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@scott1201 good to know about this aqua mask. I have a variety pack of these Lapcos sheet masks. Love that this one has a creamy serum - my skin will love it with the cooler weather. 

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@scott1201 do you (or anyone else who wants to share) have a dermaplane you recommend?

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Good question @ShortErica Iโ€™ve only ever used one brand and Iโ€™ve been curious if the eyebrow ones would work. I see them at TJ Maxx and now I will have to check them out, thanks for the tips @scott1201 

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Iโ€™ve only ever used the tinkle (yep... thatโ€™s really the name) razors. I purchase them in bulk from amazon. Honestly, for what youโ€™re doing (dermaplane is just a fancy word for shaving your face) no fancy tool is really needed. The small eyebrow or face razors like tinkle are great and last about 3 sessions for me and I only do it about 1x per month. @ShortErica 

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@scott1201 I've only used leg razors as I rarely do it but consider I probably should "invest" in the correct razors for your face. ๐Ÿคฃ

@scott1201 love the Ren mask ๐Ÿ’ž

@scott1201 love the Ren mask ๐Ÿ’ž

Re: @scott1201 love the Ren mask ๐Ÿ’ž

Itโ€™s so good! @lmaster 

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

The Instant Detox is one of my faves, @scott1201, glad to hear that you like it too. The Lapcos sounds really nice as well!

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Lapcos is great! @quspork 

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@scott1201 sounds like a great masking sesh! I agree the caudelie detox is pretty great for a quick detox!

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Itโ€™s kind of amazing how fast it works. Iโ€™m typically done in about 10 min @Kim888 

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

O for some Origins, Ole & oops I forgot to use this mask last night (but just tried it):

OH, Origins, Hwangkumhee & TatchaOH, Origins, Hwangkumhee & Tatcha


Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@eshoe  I just posted a review on the Hwangkumhee One Shot Hamamalis Calming Mask as well before seeing/reading yours. I didn't get the strong scent you describe and I typically  have a sensitive nose to strong scents. Maybe my allergies are acting up more than I thought and I'm stuffed.. lol  But I do agree with your over all review - pleasant. 

that's quite interesting @eshoe I might actually like a t...

that's quite interesting @eshoe I might actually like a thinner version ๐Ÿค”

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

This looks like a nice line up, @eshoe

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