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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 Mask of the Week Challenge

Yes @mrsmouse! It is hard doing a no-buy on masks but it helps when you are really picky about what a mask needs to live up to before wanting them. Good luck resisting masks. I know you always find some good ones!

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

Thanks @ShortErica!  I feel like I can use all the luck I can get to resist!  Smiley Wink

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

@ShortErica interesting! I've never really thought of that mask as having a floral scent - I will have to go use it again and see !

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

Maybe my nose is crazy @Kim888! I'll be curious what you smell when you try it again.

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

"F" is for Frudia and Firming

I tried out the Frudia Brightening Bursting Energy mask, which I have totally seen a lot of people use on here! I thought the fit was pretty good and I liked the texture/feel of the mask itself. I didn't really like the scent - it was sort of citrus-y but with something else underlying that I just personally didn't care for. This mask stayed tacky for quite a while after I used it, but I was happy with the results and felt it made my skin feel really nice! 

I also tried out the Eggyskin Firming mask. This one was decent - I feel like everything was okay, but nothing amazing. Fit was decent, serum absorbed well although I felt the mask did not have enough serum - it was pretty dry by time I took it off. 


Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

@Kim888  I liked the Frudia line, though my favorites have to be the blueberry and green grape ones, especially as far as the scent goes. Have you tried any other "flavors?"



Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

@Kim888  Too bad eggy dried up to fast. But glad you had good results 

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

Must admit @Kim888 a mask called eggy is adorable 😆 sorry it dried so fast

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

I just checked my notes after seeing your comment about the Frudia scent @Kim888 - I have that I got more of the "peel" scent than citrus itself. I'm disappointed to hear about the Mediheal. I've had pretty good luck with them but just eh means at least I don't need to go buy it. What was the material on the Eggy mask?

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

@ShortErica It was just standard thin cotton - a bit thin/not super soft. It certainly wasn't bad or anything just not something I need to run out and buy 

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

Sounds standard @Kim888. I feel like the more I mask, I'm getting a bit more particular about the mask material. Some are just so luxurious.

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

F is for Frost Bright .... gifted to me by the lovely @lmaster 😊36A93FD4-20A3-4279-AC73-38142B682AFE.jpeg


The Creme Shop Hello Kitty Frost Bright Sheet Mask

This is a thin cotton sheet mask that was saturated with plenty of serum and had mostly just a classic sheet mask scent, but I also feel like I picked up something sort of herbal. (I totally could've been imagining the herbal part though😂) The fit wasn't the greatest - a teeny bit too long at the chin, too big all around the forehead and the space between the eyes was just a bit too wide for my preference. Despite the fit, it adhered well and was comfortable to wear the half hour I had it on. When I removed it I massaged in the leftover serum and it wasn't sticky or tacky at all. My face had a less dull/more awake look and my skin felt hydrated and very soft and smooth.

I really enjoyed the results from this one and would definitely use again! I'd purchase too, but probably not for the regular retail price 😉



Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

@Shosh85  I love the packaging sooo cute!

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

@ather  It really is! Love the packaging on all these HK masks 😃

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

@Shosh85  me too. And it’s a bonus if the masks works!!

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

Love the results you got with this one @Shosh85! I feel like all the sheet masks in the Hello Kitty x The Creme Shop collab have been good. The packaging says they’re limited edition, but I hope they keep up the collab for a while. 

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

@itsfi  I've been hoarding the HK masks I have left, because I'm afraid once I'm out I'll never see them again! I don't think they're the most amazing masks I've ever tried, but I've also never disliked one either. It's hard to resist that cute cat 😉

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

This seems like it was a good one @Shosh85.  Was there a HK design on the mask itself or just the packaging?

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

@mrsmouse  Nope, no fun print on this one, just a plain sheet mask. That would be great if the mask matched the package 😃

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

Yeah, I'm a sucker for the printed ones @Shosh85, so it would have been cool.  Smiley Happy

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

@Shosh85 sounds like a good one!