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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!

Lovely presentation @itsfi Too bad yogurt mask isn’t what it should be but good thing blueberry one turned out a keeper.

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Thank you @fatimamummy! 🤗 It would have been great if they were both winners for my skin, but the sheet mask performed so well it made me forget about the other mask until it came time to post about it! 😆 

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@itsfi  I’m glad at least one of the blueberry masks worked for you! I’ve seen the CVS mask in-store but never investigated it. Now I’m curious to see all its ingredients, so if I see it again I’ll take a look. 


I think Riley Rose used to carry Peripera masks. I realize that info’s unhelpful since all Riley Rose locations were closed and folded into Forever 21, which is sad because my local RR carried lots of K-beauty brands (like Peripera’s makeup line) and, of course, some fun masks. But they’re the only physical location I can think of that (I think) ever carried those masks. I wish they were easier to find, without having to go the eBay route. 

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@WinglessOne, I’ll try to remember to upload a pic of the ingredients list from the back of the mask when I get home tonight. 

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@WinglessOne, here’s the ingredients list for the CVS blueberries and yogurt wash off mask.6F486F5F-A3AA-486A-9CD7-67C5B22477E6.jpeg



Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@itsfi  Looks like another delicious masking session! Sorry the CVS mask didn't work out! It sounds like one I'd pass on, but would definitely be one that'd lure me in 😉

Glad you liked the Peripera mask! It's a favorite of mine and I really wish it was easier to find! 

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@Shosh85, the Peripera blueberry smoothie mask is a top performer in my book! 🏆 It more than made up for the CVS one, which I had high hopes for; it’s alright - the ones that don’t work out just make me appreciate more the ones that do! 😊

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@itsfi that second one sounds amazing! Will definitely have to hunt for that! And both really made me want a smoothie 

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@Kim888, it was so good! 😃 I’ve tried my fair share of sheet masks and I was super impressed by this one! 😍

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@itsfi ohh I'm so sorry to see that wash off mask had an artificial strong scent with questionable ingredients for you 😣

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Thank you @lmaster; it’s all good. You win some, you lose some. 😉 Now I know. The blueberry sheet mask was amazing l.

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge!

P = Pink Squeeze, the Papa Recipe Bombee Fruitables mask that smells good enough to eat. Or drink. Since I also have several varieties of Bombee Fruitables expiring in May, I’ll use some of them this week. 


Each time I use this mask, I wish I had a tall glass of its fruit ingredients to sip during wear.Each time I use this mask, I wish I had a tall glass of its fruit ingredients to sip during wear.



Ingredients: I like that sodium hyaluronate is the 6th ingredient, followed immediately by all the fruit extracts, a ceramide, a skin soother, and a hydrator. I wish red algae (chondrus crispus powder) was listed a bit higher up, but I like that it’s here at all. 

Water, Butylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Propylene Glycol, Glycereth-26, Sodium Hyaluronate, Prunus Perisca (Peach) Fruit Extract, Citrus Paradisi (grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Litchi Chinensis Fruit Extract, Hylocereus Undatus fruit extract, Ficus Carica (fig) fruit Extract, Ceramide NP, Allantoin, Betaine, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Phytosteryl/Octyldodecyl Lauroyl Glutamate, Chondrus Crispus Powder, Glycerin, Carbomer, Tromethamine, Potassium Hydroxide, Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate, polyglyceryl-10 Myristate, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexylglycerin, Fragrance.

Performance: I love the scent of this mask. To me, it smells like lychees, peaches, and a grapefruit in a blender. I definitely don’t mind lightly smelling them during 20-30 minutes of masking. Like most Bombee Fruitables masks, this one’s almost the perfect length and a good width for my face, requiring just some mouth hole widening and a little strategic scrunching to keep the eyeholes from covering my inner corners. The Fruitables sheets are so thin, I can easily tear the mouth hole a bit, rather than use scissors. The sheet stays stuck to my face and starts to feel like it’s given all it’s got at the 28 minute mark. 


My only issue with this mask is the pilling I get after removing the sheet and massaging or patting all the serum into my skin. I have the same problem with Yellow Squeeze but to a worse degree: the Yellow Squeeze serum never seems to sink into my skin. The Pink Squeeze serum does, so I don’t get as much pilling—but still enough that I must gently wipe my face with a damp cloth (usually the same one I used to rinse cleanser off my face) to remove the pills. 


Results: Unlike with Yellow Squeeze (which I dislike), my skin feels plumply hydrated after Pink Squeeze. It doesn’t look immediately brighter once I’ve massaged in the serum and de-pilled my face, but it does feel better. I don’t notice any brightening until after I’ve applied my moisturizers. That and the delicious scent are enough to keep me using the rest of my Pink Squeeze stash. I don’t go out of my way to find this one; when I see boxes at TJ Maxx or Marshalls, I sometimes buy one. Pink Squeeze is an 86, maaaybe an 87, on the wine tasting scale. If it didn’t pill at all, it’d be an 88 or 89. The yummy scent makes me want to rate this a 90, but I have other masks that are more hydrating and “vitalizing” than this one. 

For the record, my favorite Bombee Fruitables is Red Squeeze. I’m all out of them, but I think Masksheets still has them so I might place an order soon. 

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Happy to know all of the sheets are on the thinner side, @WinglessOne - my skin takes to those so well! I am a latecomer to the Bombee game so it’s fun to read about everyone’s experiences. I’ve tried a handful and they have all been superb. I like how this one sounds, the scent especially.

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@WinglessOne I don't recall any pilling right away,,, in going to have to pay closer attention, I might be pilling later after I apply moisturizer. I'm using a few of these this week,,idk if I have yellow, or if I've even tried yellow 🤦 there's so many versions of this mask, and two I didn't even know existed lol

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@lmaster  Since you so graciously sent me some Green Squeezes (thanks again!), I can say I’ve tried all 7 versions. This is the only mask line I’ve felt compelled to collect each version of, for some reason. Smiley Very Happy I’ll be very interested to hear if any of these cause pilling for you. 


Also, I can probably send you some of the ones you haven’t tried yet—except Red Squeeze, because I’m all out of those (but I have a new box coming my way). Smiley Wink 

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge!

I didn't even realize how many different versions there were 🤦 @WinglessOne the purple and the red ones are the versions I didn't know existed 💜♥️ 

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Thanks for this review @WinglessOne! So far I've used Orange, Yellow, and Green (this morning) and yesterday I did get some pilling on my neck and nose. I wondered if it was the mask or a combo of things (I should have waited longer between skincare steps). I appreciate corroboration.

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@ShortErica  Ah, so it’s not just me! I’m also trying to figure out if the problem is not waiting long enough between skincare steps to let the serum sink in. Do you apply many products before the mask? I’ve toyed with that, too, in case the mask serum simply doesn’t play nice with one of my pre-mask products. 


I really do think my skin flat-out rejects the Yellow Squeeze serum, though. Smiley Very Happy That one pills so much on my whole face, I might as well wash my face a second time to remove all traces of it. 

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge!

My pilling was very manageable and confined @WinglessOne. I've been cleansing in the shower (CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser) then applying the mask on a dry face. After I've applied THE INKEY LIST - Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Serum, THE INKEY LIST - Caffeine Eye Cream and a variety of moisturizers - First Aid Beauty Repair Cream, CeraVe Baby Moisturizer, DRUNK ELEPHANT - Lala Retro™ Whipped Moisturizer with Ceramides since I've been using some samples. After that I apply Nivea Water Protect SPF 50 PA+++. So only cleanser before the mask. Hope that helps! I didn't have time for masking this morning so I plan to do one tonight and see how long I can wear it and see if getting more to absorb makes a difference.

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@WinglessOne I bet a fruit drink like that would be delicious! Glad this one turned out nice for you! I think these masks are all pretty great 😃👍

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@WinglessOne  This mask sounds delicious!!

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