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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!

@ShortErica 😆💓

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@ShortErica  I've only used one once and it was a while ago so I don't have notes, but from what I remember there is way too much for just one use. I think I got at least a few uses out of mine. I never bought more because I didn't like that you couldn't easily seal it up to save for later - I just sealed the lid with tape, stuck it in a ziploc bag then put in the fridge for the next night 🤷‍♀️ 

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Good to know @Shosh85. I thought I remembered someone mentioning it was a lot of product in the pod.

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge!

R is for Rael collagen 48E0EEF4-F0E7-46DE-B522-2FDB1D5A8784.jpeg



I really liked this mask. The fit was pretty good, there was a faint scent but I couldn’t place it. It had lots of serum I left it on for 20 minutes and there was still plenty left to massage in. My face did look brighter and was very hydrated. I would definitely use this one again.

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge!

I've really liked this brand @faeriegirl all of their masks that I've tried have been nice.  I feel like they make tampons and sanitary pads as well as maybe a body wash?

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Glad to hear this one worked out well for you, @faeriegirl!

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@faeriegirl, this is a new sheet mask brand that seems to get it right all around. That ingredients list, from top to bottom, has some fabulous skincare ingredients (beta glucan; peptides; licorice root; etc. Love your results from the mask too - bright and hydrated skin is something I’d sign up for in a heartbeat!

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Love to see collagen high in the ingredients @faeriegirl sounds excellent

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Looks good @faeriegirl and I agree with @Shosh85 about liking those ingredients high up on the list. 🙂

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@faeriegirl  I love that Sodium Hyaluronate and Collagen are so high up in the ingredients! These masks get such positive reviews around here! I have Tea Tree and Hydration that I still haven't tried yet, and Collagen is one I'd like to buy soon too, especially based on your review! Happy to hear it's one you enjoyed! 😃

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@faeriegirl  This mask sounds amazing. 

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge!

I is for Innisfree and R is for Red Vine & Revitalizing


Innisfree Hyaluronic Acid Skin Clinic Mask

This is a super thin and meshy cotton sheet mask that was soaking with a clear watery serum and had a classic sheet mask kind of smell. The fit was pretty good- a little too long at the chin and the whole forehead was just slightly too big. It had a great adherence and was comfortable wear the half hour I had it on. There wasn't any tackiness after removing and my face felt plumped and moisturized, my skin felt soft and smooth and had a nice dewy glow.

I loved the results from this one and would definitely repurchase! 😍EC2FD288-AD7E-4AD0-9A23-8302692960CC.jpeg





My Beauty Diary Red Vine Revitalizing Mask

This cotton sheet is super thin and transparent and was saturated with a clear, watery serum. There wasn't much of a scent, but I could make out a hint of a red wine kind of smell - I couldn't smell anything while the mask was on. It had an almost perfect fit and was just a little too long at the chin. The adherence was great and it was comfortable to wear the half hour I had it on. There was a little tackiness after removing, but took less than 10 minutes to absorb. My face had a more refreshed/less dull kind of look to it and my skin felt soft and smooth and hydrated.

I'm really enjoying these MBD masks so far and am looking forward to trying others from the brand! I'd repurchase this one, but just not right away, only because I'd like to try/buy some of the others first 👍




Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge!

mmmmmhhhhmmm... I'm liking that MBD mask @Shosh85 sound like a nice one from a brand I've enjoyed!

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@missjeanie  It really is a great brand! Haven't tried too many yet, but so far I've liked them all! 😃

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@Shosh85, MBD consistently ranks high for me when it comes to sheet masks. The mask material and serum are so good. The red wine 🍷 is on my list of masks to get to this year and I’m even more excited to give it a go after reading your review. 

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Same for me, @itsfi! The MBD mask have been consistently good! I was happy to find a few different varieties at Marshall's that I'm excited to try! 😃

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Oh yes!! @Shosh85 mbd is another top favorite brand!! Glad you are liking them too!! The innisfree sounds great from your description

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@lmaster  The Innisfree mask was great! I haven't been too impressed with the brand so far, but this was the exception 😉👍

MBD on the other hand is a brand I'm loving so far! - happy to hear it's a favorite for you too! 😃

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Sounds like some nice masking @Shosh85. And great job being patient about repurchases.

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@ShortErica  It's more like OCD's than it is patience 😂 I feel like if I have a whole line of masks or even just several from the same line, I have to try them all out first before repurchasing any of them. Also, who knows, maybe I won't want to repurchase this one if I find there are others I like a lot more 😉

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Smart cookie @Shosh85!

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