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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!

@Shosh85 I also try to limit them too. @itsfi  Thanks that’s great to know!!! 

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge!

L is for Lapcos gifted to me from the ever so thoughtful and lovely @CC3616 IMG_20200319_200924938.jpg


This is a white sheet consumed in a milky white liquid serum. The scent is a touch of perfume, not strong at all, fit was spot on, wear time 20 minutes, after removing, my skin was highly moisturized and perfectly hydrated. No additional products were used or needed. No tackiness after the serum absorbed. I love these masks, and would absolutely use this one again



RE: Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Never seen this one but it sounds like a winner. Hopefully I can remember to grab one if I see it somewhere @lmaster

Re: RE: Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge!

They are worth grabbing @Weetart a few different variations as well

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Oooh, this sounds lovely @lmaster. Milky serums are my skin’s friends! 😃

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@itsfi oh I loved this mask!! Definitely will seek more out,,, at some point!

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@lmaster  Sounds like an awesome mask!

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@ather I loved the results and how realistic the milk serum looks

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@lmaster  So happy to hear you enjoyed this one! It's my second favorite Lapcos mask! (Honey takes 1st place for me of course😉)

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Ummmmm yes @Shosh85 I'd have to agree after using the honey version yesterday! Thank you so much 💕

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge!

"O" for Oh I see alcohol fourth on the list!


The Naturally G4U Renew & Hydrate Enzyme Mask is one of three I picked up from this brand and the second I've tried. I generally enjoy enzyme masks, especially ones with papaya. This one has pumpkin and glycol acid, as well as a few EO's including lemon, rosemary, and cinnamon. It has a spiced scent, with the cinnamon taking the lead. I've noticed a cooling effect on my skin both times I've tried it, which is nice. I remove it after about 10 minutes, though recommended time is 20, just to be safe. I haven't noticed a dramatic difference in skin texture/brightness/etc. after using it, I will give it another go, but it's been pretty 'ok.' The Korres Lip Butter in Wild Rose doesn't have a rose scent at all (their Jasmine Butter doesn't have a jasmine scent, either), but gives a nice flushed red tint to my lips and keeps them soft while masking. Love this one!

The JMSolution Derma Care Centella Repair Capsule Mask is packed with 3042ppm of centella asiatica extract, madecassoside (part of the centella plant), and ceramide (though near the end of the list). It had a single plastic protective backing, and was drenched in a clear, thin, scentless serum. The fit was slightly off, bunching up around the cheeks/temples and requiring some snips around the eyes. No biggie, once properly placed, I wore it for around 20 minutes. My skin looked slightly plumped, which I don't think is the goal of this mask, but I'll take it!

As for repairing...not sure that alcohol should be fourth down on the list of a repairing mask. Love some of the other ingredients, but I would seek out other masks if I was looking for something to calm and soothe my skin. Still - no bad reactions, always a silver lining!




Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Too bad about the alcohol @eshoe cause centella asiatica is so nice to see. But glad it worked out.

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Nice color theme @eshoe; it all matches. I have that JM Solutions mask - the ingredients, minus the alcohol, look good. My skin isn’t typically bothered by alcohol in sheet masks but I do prefer that they not be present at all or at least further down the list. 

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge!

They don’t seem to irritate my skin much either, @itsfi, thankfully. I don’t know much about the cumulative effect they might have, so I just try to limit them a bit🤷🏻‍♀️

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@eshoe  I love how your sheet mask colours matched your other masks perfect!! Your picture looks awesome!!

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Thank you @ather, helps me rotate through products better😄

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@eshoe  No bad reactions and plump skin sounds good to me! Glad it turned out decent for you! 😃

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge!

It was a good mask to fill the space between a wash-off and a sleeping mask, @Shosh85. Wouldn’t buy again, but glad I tried it!

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge!

That's great you didn't see any bad reactions @eshoe visually appealing!

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge!

I’ll take it, @lmaster even with alcoholSmiley Wink

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge!

L is for Lavender



It was a long week and to help it come to a close, I reached for these lavender-scented lovelies last night. Scented items are hit-and-miss for me, which I imagine to be the case for many of us. Some scents make for an 'ahhhhh' moment and these hit just that note. I can count on NoHj to come out with some great packaging and this one is very calming and pretty. The NoHj Herbs Fit Sheet Mask - Lavender itself is also calming and provides light moisture to the skin. It's one that I think could work very well for normal, combination and oily skin for most of the year. Drier or dehydrated skin types could like this one as well during the warmest part of the year. Overall this is nice mask, but I wouldn't say it's a standout - it's a nice-to-have, but not a must-have.
Now, the Megrhythm Gentle Steam Eye Masks ... those are must haves. Love 'em! ❤️


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