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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

The last few times I’ve used DE babyfacial I’ve mixed it with DE Lala. It feels so much better and I can leave it on the full 20 minutes without any irritation. I’ve been loving the DE F Balm. It feels so cool and refreshing. I only use 2 pumps,  I think the recommended 4 to 5 would be way too much. This was my first time trying the Ulta Collection vanilla hand mask and rose foot mask. They were just ok. I didn’t really care for the scent on either of them and they were kinda hard to get open. I definitely prefer the Sephora collection hand and foot masks.



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@faeriegirl that sounds like a great combo! I will have to try it !

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@faeriegirl the Drunk Elephant F-Balm™ Electrolyte Waterfacial Maskis great!! Love that you found a way to incorporate lala with the babyfacial

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@faeriegirl  I haven't tried any of the Ulta hand/foot masks, but I definitely enjoy using the Sephora ones! Sounds like I should just stick with those 😉

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@faeriegirl  Which Sephora hand mask is your fav??? I need to try them!! 

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@ather  My favorite is the Avocado ❤️🥑

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@faeriegirl  I will have to try it out!! Thanks for the recommendation 

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

Last night’s masking off theme but inspired by giving Hallyu an earnest second chance:Peach Slices, Hallyu, Origins & AmikaPeach Slices, Hallyu, Origins & Amika



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Bummer about the sheet mask @eshoe , but I've gotta say that photo just looks so summery and sunny.  Made me smile!

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Could have been worse, @missjeanie! Thank you for the compliment, and the great mask:)

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That is too cute! @eshoe sorry it's wasn't price worthy

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Eh, that’s ok @lmaster. It was better than the blueberry. I’m sure the watermelon is good too, probably the best. If they ever go on sale I will give it a try!

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Pretty color theme you have here @eshoe! That Amika hair mask is one of my faves; 💖discovered it after reading @Shosh85‘s rave reviews for it. I came across a bunch of them at TJ Maxx and am stocked up!! 

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Thank you @itsfi, orange is such a cheerful color:) 


I think this jar is a pound or so, maybe two? I was happy to find it at my store, but I go through hair products sooooo slowly that I am just hoping I can finish it in the next couple of years! Good thinking to stock up, this one is definitely worth it.

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@eshoe  The Amika and Origins are a couple of my favorites! Love the peachy goodness of the Origins! It really does smell so good! 🍑

The Hallyu mask is super cute! It's too bad the results weren't too impressive, but I'm glad to hear it's at least better than the last one!🍊

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The Hallyu was much better, I was able to mask with it and that was a huge improvement @Shosh85 😉


I tried the Formula 10.0.6 mask that was similar (I don’t see it online anymore) but I liked the Origins better as its scent is so natural. Sometimes you can find a good dupe, sometimes you don’t🤷🏻‍♀️

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

@eshoe  I’ve never seen this amika mask I always use amika Soulfood Nourishing Hair Mask 8 oz/ 250 mL have you used it? How do they compare?

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I have the Soulfood and use it on occasion @ather. The Triple Rx is richer and thicker than it; also has a bit of a stronger ‘Amika’ fragrance. You might be able to find it at TJ Maxx/Marshall’s, I spotted one there a couple of months ago but I didn’t pick it up because this will really last me a couple of years!

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That Hallyu sheet mask is beyond adorable!!! I'm glad it at least wasn't completely horrible haha!!! 😊How have you been girl? I missed you while I was gone. @eshoe 

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

Wow so good to see you back @SchylarR!! What are you up to now, you must be finished with school hurrah 😄 


Decent mask, yep. Bonus points for how cute it is!

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

@eshoe Yup, I am officially graduated and I start my first design internship tomorrow at a local animal shelter!!! 🤗

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