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

Please join us on Part II of this year’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 masks💗 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 💖 with you all this year!



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

Letters of the Week: “Z” and “A”

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 & W’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 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


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:



Re: 2020 Q1 Mask of the Week Challenge

I picked up this box too, @GalPalVal17! What a good point; prints would really make the LE holiday masks stand out. But yes to no tack!

Re: 2020 Q1 Mask of the Week Challenge

Those are super cute! I agree, I want designs on the masks too @GalPalVal17! Glad these were good for you.

Re: 2020 Q1 Mask of the Week Challenge

@GalPalVal17  This is such a cute pair of masks and perfect for the holidays! 
It definitely would be a cute a little bonus if the mask matched the packaging! 😃

oh how flipping adorable!!! @GalPalVal17

oh how flipping adorable!!! @GalPalVal17

Re: 2020 Q1 Mask of the Week Challenge

Starting off the New Year with

A for #AfterParty 🥳




BioBelle #AfterParty Blueberries & Yogurt Sheet Mask

This is a thin tencel sheet mask that was drenched with serum and had an imitation blueberry kind of scent - probably not the best blueberry scented mask I've smelled, but it was fine and not very noticeable while the mask was on. The fit was great and was just a little too long at the chin. The adherence was ok, but the chin area didn't to want to stay down. I kept it on for about 25 minutes.  After removing the mask, the remaining serum absorbed very quickly. It left behind some tackiness that took only about 10 minutes to absorb. My face looked a little brighter, felt comfortably hydrated and my skin felt soft and smooth.

This was another great BioBelle mask and I would definitely use again. I'll have to check my notes, but I'm pretty sure this isn't the best BioBelle mask I've tried, and it didn't really blow away, so I probably wouldn't repurchase...... maybe if there was a good deal 😉




Re: 2020 Q1 Mask of the Week Challenge

@Shosh85  Got to hear it wasn’t the worst. Blueberry is my fav scent so it’s good to know it wasn’t horrible. 

Re: 2020 Q1 Mask of the Week Challenge

@ather   Not a bad one by any means, just nothing impressive 😉 

Re: 2020 Q1 Mask of the Week Challenge

Nice themed-masking @Shosh85! A little off in a few places, but hey, better than breakouts, redness or irritation 👍🏼 on to greener pastures;)

Re: 2020 Q1 Mask of the Week Challenge

@eshoe  Yes, definitely not a bad mask at all! 😉👍

Re: 2020 Q1 Mask of the Week Challenge

Sounds like a good mask to start the new year @Shosh85! Glad it didn't disappoint. And probably good for the mask collection that you don't need to run out and buy more. 😂

Re: 2020 Q1 Mask of the Week Challenge

@ShortErica  Yeah, my list of mask purchases and repurchases is definitely long enough! 
I wouldn't say I've loved every BioBelle mask I've tried, but there's also never been one I haven't liked, so that's something 😉

Re: 2020 Q1 Mask of the Week Challenge

@Shosh85  sounds like a good  mask. I recently found that I have one in my stash but don't remember which. I think overall these masks have gotten pretty good reviews. Look forward to trying the one I have. 

Re: 2020 Q1 Mask of the Week Challenge

@GalPalVal17  In my opinion the original tencel masks are better than the new fruity ones that have recently come out. The new ones are still good- they're cute and smell good and have decent results, but the tencel material they use in their original masks seem so much better in comparison.

Re: 2020 Q1 Mask of the Week Challenge

@Shosh85 this one is not coming to my memory, so either I have not tried it yet, or maybe it just was ok, thanks for the cute presentation of an after-party!!

Re: 2020 Q1 Mask of the Week Challenge

@lmaster  I'd definitely describe this as a good-but-forgettable kind of mask. Still haven't tried a BioBelle mask I didn't like though! 😃

Re: 2020 Q1 Mask of the Week Challenge!

It’s official! My last masking session of this decade. Even though I havent posted often lately, I still pop in to see what all you are up to!!


In the theme of starting fresh for the new year, I’m using the Tata Harper Resurfacing BHA Glow Mask 1 oz/ 30 mL ! It actually fits with this weeks official theme, as 2019 was the first year I tried this (and actually the first year I tried any Tata Harper!) I hadn’t used actives in a few days (the holidays really messed up my schedule!), so I figured may as well use this kind of mask! I was going to use the PTR pumpkin enzyme, but sometimes that irritates my skin a touch, and I know illl be putting on makeup for tonight so I didn’t want to risk it.




Re: 2020 Q1 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Great mask choice!!!

Re: 2020 Q1 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Pop in more @cianni! Though I know what you mean and tend to read some threads more than post in them.

Re: 2020 Q1 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Sounds like a great masking session to end the year with!  😊 @cianni 

Re: 2020 Q1 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Very nice combo @cianni, happy to hear the TH did not cause any redness or irritation. Happy New Year to you!

sounds like a lovely combo! @cianni happy New year

sounds like a lovely combo! @cianni happy New year