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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!

It was my first fancy perfume for a Christmas gift maybe when I was in high and I still have it. 🤦‍♀️ I enjoy the smell but dont make an effort to wear perfume.


They do still make it @Shosh85. I associate it with Kaufmann's (bought out by Macy's) but googling says it is also at Ulta.

love love love a nice green tea mask @ShortErica

love love love a nice green tea mask @ShortErica

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

ahh so glad this one was a pleasant experience for you @ShortErica! Also glad to see you back, missed ya. The second half of the year has most definitely been a masking “challenge” ☺️

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For real, life needs to stop getting in the way of my masking @eshoe. I can't believe it's November!

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Bahaha @ShortErica  I haven’t tried this one yet either! Glad it wasn’t too bad, even with the eye flaps (I never get those either).

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Happy Halloween guys!1371F1E1-6E81-46AB-89B8-4F5A4CBCD177.jpeg


that is too cute!!! @emaisgr8 you won't believe this but,...

that is too cute!!! @emaisgr8 you won't believe this but,,, two towns close to me actually cancelled Halloween last night due to the snow!! so trick or treating again tonight 😂

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Happy Halloween @emaisgr8👻!!


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Adorable @emaisgr8! Did the pumpkin find the mask hydrating enough? Will the mask be a repurchase? hahaha! Love this photo. Happy Halloween, hon! Smiley Happy

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Love it! @emaisgr8 

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I love this! 

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So cute! @emaisgr8

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This is so cute @emaisgr8!

RE: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

R is for Revitalizing. This morning after using the PTR pumpkin wash off I decided to after this one that has been calling my name. Look at me, Best Friend Snail + Green Tea Face Mask “Rejuvenating & Firming” It feels wonderful, sooo much thick serum that my dry winter skin soaks right up. (All the poor trick and treating kiddos today, it’s terrible outside). I honestly can’t smell this mask because I accidentally got some of the pumpkin wash off up my nose and that’s all I can smell. But my face feels wonderfully moisturized. Strongly recommend.

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The pumpkin mask is persistent isn’t it, @Weetart? I believe I have this one but haven’t tried it yet. Looks like something my skin would live but my brain would not😆

I'm with you there @Weetart great mask!!

I'm with you there @Weetart great mask!!

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

I've been working on a R is for Rose theme for the most part when it come to my masking this week, which I'll try to catch up on before the week is over. My first rose mask from earlier this week was The Creme Shop Slow Down, Skin rose infused sheet mask.


In addition to the super cute packaging and the fun design of the mask, The Creme Shop Slow Down, Skin Face Mask has a light but noticeable rose scent that comes through when removing the mask from the packet. To me, the scent has both a real rose scent as well as an ever so slight artificial or synthetic one, the latter of which is fortunately not over the top. It's a nice one for rose scent lovers but not too much for those sensitive to scents or floral ones.

Adherence was fine and fit wasn't too bad. I ended up folding up the extra length at the chin. It was a bit wide at the sides which is typical for my face shape and sheet masks. Surprisingly, and in a good way, the corners of the eyes and the mouth were wide enough (just so for the mouth and the inner corners of the eyes) that I was okay not making any adjustments to those usual spots. Yay. The mask itself is dripping and I mean DRIPPING in a thin, watery essence and there's plenty of extra in the pouch - not enough to fill a blank sheet mask, but enough to cover all the rest of me.

I ended up leaving the mask on for about 20 minutes. I was out of town for work and the climate was a lot more dry here than what I'm familiar with at home. I could have eeked out another 10 minutes from the mask but I was surprised how much it had dried up in that 20 minutes considering how saturated the mask was. That helped to inform me how dry the air was and that my skin might personally benefit from masking 2x per day for a couple of days during the week I would be there. It also confirmed that packing a DS of Drunk Elephant Lala moisturizer was a good idea. Smiley Wink  Overall, after I removed the mask I was pleased to see that my skin slurped up the essence and felt soft and hydrated. I'm happy found a couple boxes of this one at TJ Maxx as it is one I would repurchase. I will be interested in seeing how this one performs this winter at home.


Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Yes please, slow down, skin. More than enough evidence already😊 Very cute mask @itsfi, interested to see your rose themed session(s)!

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Ahhh, now I understand the intended meaning of the “slow down, skin” name. Ha! Thanks @eshoe.

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😘 @itsfi 

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What a cute mask @itsfi ! I'm glad it was a good one.

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