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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 Q1 Mask of the Week Challenge

Love the pink and blue combo @itsfi where did you buy yours from? I ordered online through DE direct and was given the marula oil, not framboos 🤔

Re: 2020 Q1 Mask of the Week Challenge

@lmaster, this one actually came with the Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Framboos™ Glycolic Resurfacing Night Serum 1 oz/ 30 mL. I just paired with with the Babyfacial because I find it stronger. I picked my up at a Sephora store. I had the last half of the week off and have been doing some in store shopping with my time off. 😆 

Re: 2020 Q1 Mask of the Week Challenge

Awwwww I would of loved the mini framboos instead of the marula oil @itsfi 

Re: 2020 Q1 Mask of the Week Challenge

It sounds fantastic @itsfi

Re: 2020 Q1 Mask of the Week Challenge

It was a nice combo on a cold winter night @faeriegirl!

Re: 2020 Q1 Mask of the Week Challenge

Sounds wonderful, @itsfi . Can't wait to hear how it performs over a few days. 

Re: 2020 Q1 Mask of the Week Challenge

I’m hoping the results keep up @l8totheparty. We shall see. I’ll keep you posted.

Re: 2020 Q1 Mask of the Week Challenge

Was hoping to hear a real-life experience on this one @itsfi! From what you described, it sounds like it can be used daily, so I am curious as to how your skin will look/feel after a few days. Will be interesting to hear how it performs over time for you!

Re: 2020 Q1 Mask of the Week Challenge

Wouldn’t that be something if it could be used daily @eshoe? Not sure my wallet would be super happy though. 😂 

Re: 2020 Q1 Mask of the Week Challenge

Is it sad that when I saw the price I thought, oooh, it’s only $$ @itsfi? 😂I wonder how it compares to Omorovicza Midnight Radiance Mask, it sounds like it behaves similarly (minus the SA).

Re: 2020 Q1 Mask of the Week Challenge

Hahaha @eshoe! 😂 Not sad at all. Maybe normal? Which may be sad that’s how our thought process is. Ha! I think I used a foil sample of that Omorovicza last year ... and loved it. It’s hit and miss for me with that brand and it’s really the scent on the products; but that mask I enjoyed. 

Re: 2020 Q1 Mask of the Week Challenge

@itsfi  Excited to hear how this works for you. I thought it came with the glycolic serum? 

Re: 2020 Q1 Mask of the Week Challenge

It did @jen81, which is a good idea. I just wanted to see how it performed after Babyfacial. I’ll give it a try with the Framboos later this month.

Re: 2020 Q1 Mask of the Week Challenge

I was hoping it came with the Babyfacial @itsfi  😆 

Re: 2020 Q1 Mask of the Week Challenge

That would have been amazing @jen81! 💖 @lmaster said that hers came with the marula oil. Maybe DE would put a combo together with deluxe samples of both the new mask and the Babyfacial. That would be a perfect mask duo! Fingers crossed 🤞🏼 

Re: 2020 Q1 Mask of the Week Challenge

@jen81It says in he spoilers that it did come with the framboos/glycolic she just didn't use it that way so I'm guessing that's why she pictured the babyfacial (which she did use)

Re: 2020 Q1 Mask of the Week Challenge

@itsfi  I’ve been watching this can’t wait to hear your thoughts!!

Re: 2020 Q1 Mask of the Week Challenge

@ather, I was happily surprised to see it made its way onto the shelves already. A couple of the stores I called said it wouldn’t be launched in store until early next week. So far, so good; but I want to give it a few more days of testing. Will let you know how it works.

Re: 2020 Q1 Mask of the Week Challenge

@itsfi  Interesting. I live in the middle of nowhere so I’m stuck to online only! 

Oh @itsfi let us know how F-Balm plays during the day! I'...

Oh @itsfi let us know how F-Balm plays during the day! I'm even more intrigued after hearing your first little mini review. 😊

Re: Oh @itsfi let us know how F-Balm plays during the day! I'...

Will do @Nickelliebear1! 😃 I’m going to try it as a moisturizer and primer over the weekend. 

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