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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: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

There's a couple regular vs masks that I like @Shosh85 have you tried any?

RE: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

I have never tried a VS mask. Too bad you didn’t see much brightening. @lmaster

Re: RE: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@Weetart yeah the foil masks have not been the greatest from VS but they do have other masks that are amazing! And worth trying

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

"good ol mask holder to the rescue again" - looove it! 🙂 The one-piece foil masks can cause me some problems with fit and staying in place. So happy with the Sephora's mask holder - when it first launched, I thought it was limited edition; so glad that it's not. It should be in every masker's kit. <333

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@itsfi I'm so thankful that you tagged it!! I thought it was long gone too!! 🙌

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

You’re so welcome @lmaster. 🤗 Happy to help enable! Hahaha! 😝 When I thought it was LE, I found some in store and picked up a couple extra, just in case some folks here missed out on it. It’s the best mask holder I’ve tried. 

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@itsfi that was very thoughtful of you!

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@lmaster, my thought was "everyone must have this! Or at least get to try it." 🙂 

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@lmaster  Well that's cool that it seemed to fit well and was flexible! I haven't had much luck getting foil masks to fit closely, so that's good to hear that this one was decent in that respect. 

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@PrettyPaint do you have the SEPHORA COLLECTION Keep on Masking Face Mask Holderit's worth buying for sure!! Helps with all those issues I had before

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@lmaster Thanks for the tip!! 🙂 I do actually have it and keep forgetting to use it. I will definitely be sure to use it next time I do a foil mask. I don't tend to buy foil masks too often, but I think I have a couple of sephora ones I still need to try!! 

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

It's been a great product to have on hand @PrettyPaint I'm very impressed with the comfort

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

TCS Glow Up Unicorn mask for U week

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Can't say I love this mask. It had a super cute design on it but the fit was eh. The eye holes are too small for me because they were too round and I have almond shape eyes. The nose was quite long so had to fold it up a teeny bit so it wouldn't go up my nose as I was breathing... lol. It left my face very tacky afterwards. Even after applying moisturizer my face was still sticky. Hunny even commented on it so you know it was a bit much. Not one I would want to really try again. 

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@GalPalVal17  Definitely doesn't sound like the most delightful experience! This is one I own, but never brought myself to trying because of the negative reviews. 😕

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Oh no @GalPalVal17! Sorry this one didn't work out so well for you. I can see how that would be the case, especially if your skin was left feeling sticky even after moisturizer. 

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@GalPalVal17  Sorry this one didn't go to great for you. Creme shop masks don't fit too well for me either.

@GalPalVal17 I can't stand a sticky mask!! too bad it had...

@GalPalVal17 I can't stand a sticky mask!! too bad it had to be this way,,, it is what it is 🤷

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@GalPalVal17  Sorry this one was a dud for you.

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Today’s morning mask. Not sure if it made my skin brighter, but it sure was cute. 





Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@emaisgr8  Oh my goodness! Totally adorable! 🙂

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

That mask is so cute @emaisgr8!

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