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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:



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Oh I wondered if you had tried this one @Shosh85 - seems like one you would enjoy and make the best out of, considering the fit. The scent was so nice though, 


Thank you for the well wishes, it’s just been a lingering ‘ick’ this season. I think we are all in the clear now:) My husband wanted to take some rubbing alcohol with him to work and asked if I had any spray bottles🤔 It’s times like these that recycled DS samples sure come in handy, I even had a few options for him such as glass, plastic, 1 oz/.5oz. I was hoping they would be helpful some day:)

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Last night was a double-mask night, starting with one I’ve used for decades: ORIGINS - Clear Improvement® Active Charcoal Mask to Clear Pores. I usually apply this only to my oily zone, but last night I went full face with it. 


An oldie but goodie.An oldie but goodie.



Snubbed mask: The OOZOO Face Injection Hydro Lift Mask. This is my frenemy mask. This ain’t my first rodeo with this mask, but I get annoyed each time I use it—so I tend to pass it up in my bin. Last night I used it after the Origins charcoal mask for moisturization. 


I hate using it but my face loves the results.I hate using it but my face loves the results.



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At first look this intrigued me. But reading your comments about the hassle it might not be for me. It’s awesome it works good on your skin!! 

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@WinglessOne  The Oozoo Mask sounds great! Sorry the multiple little steps are a pain, but I'm glad the effort is worth it! 👍

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Your skin would marry it!! @WinglessOne that's definitely what I call love 😆

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Oh yikes @WinglessOne. I’m curious what your skin loves most about this mask. My skin loves Neogen stuff in general, though sometimes the effort seems a little much. 


Hmmmm. I don’t think I ever looked at the ingredients in using this mask, but I recently used a mushroom mask from ElishaCoy that my skin favored. That’s an ingredient I haven’t explored too much in skin care though I’ve used it with no adverse effects (like you). 

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An I mask that I've continually passed over.1D9A7F65-370A-4124-B61B-A6A81CD34059.jpeg


Sky Organics Indian Healing Bentonite Clay Mask

This is a thick and creamy, earthy green clay mask. It smelled like menthol with a hint of aloe, but it was pretty light. It had a refreshing cooling feel the entire time I had it on. I left it on for about 25 minutes. It dried down to a soft and flexible stage, but was also cracking all over. It came off easy with water and a washcloth. My face felt refreshed/more awake, looked a bit brighter and was very soft and smooth. My skin felt just a touch dry, but really just a touch - which is great, considering most clay/mud masks dry me out.

This mask came from Walmart and because of that, I'd repurchase. I just wouldn't go out of my way to repurchase. I think it would be a nice one in the morning as well, to help wake up your skin.22BB4FEF-4D08-49F5-9501-B4DCF8435716.jpeg



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Glad this one worked out well, @Shosh85. I like your idea of trying this one in the morning as a "wake up" mask!

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@Shosh85 but if your Walmart looked like @heartsmyface's Walmart would you still repurchase?

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@ShortErica  Haha. 😂 Maybe! though I'd definitely feel overwhelmed by all of it! It isn't too often I find a clay mask that doesn't dry me out a bunch, but still cleans and makes my skin soft and smooth. I wouldn't make a special trip for it or anything, but I'd pick it up if I was already there for something else 😉

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@Shosh85  It least it wasn’t horrible!!!

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@ather  It actually turned out better than I expected! This one's definitely not as drying as most clay masks are for me 👍😃

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@Shosh85 I could see how this one would dry you out, some clay masks/ detox masks dry me a bit too, sometimes I feel like I might just need that 😉

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@lmaster  I was a little surprised it didn't dry me out more than it did - normally I'm running for the moisturizer! 👍

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Long time no masking, 🤦but Im back! 😘 really need to work on my stash. I is for Infused. Love the creme shop masks & this one was a perfect fit for me. Not to mention cute. Has a koala on it after all! And mini recognized the koala. Left it on for the 20 min, couldve lasted longer & had serum left that needed to soak in. luckily, the serum soaked in under 5 min. Smelled the typical sheet mask smell-nothing to crazy & didnt smell charcoal.  my face does feel smoother & looks more refined -not matte exactly but more refined like I have a filter on, if that makes sense. Overall a good experience. 🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤0228201957.jpg


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That koala is just so cute! I'm glad this one was a good experience for you, @sonnydee!

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@sonnydee  Aww such a cute mask!!

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Happy to see you back! @sonnydee are you feeling any better? 

I am but still have the cough that lingers....its been ov...

I am but still have the cough that lingers....its been over a month!😑 @lmaster

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Oh honey @sonnydee do you have a Vicks moisture humidifier?? If you don't, you really need to invest in one girl

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@sonnydee I’ve been finding the face printed TCS masks at my CVS and I never know which ones to get so I always pass, plus they want $4 something per mask🙄 I think the one that sticks with me as the one to buy is the unicorn strawberry shake one. 

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