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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!

It’s true @Shosh85, salad is good for you!  I’ve really enjoyed these salad line masks. Any early favorites for you from the range or too early to tell? This olive one sounds great! It also makes me think of a martini! 🍸 Hmmm... a martini happy hour, party of one, sounds like it could be in the works later this week. 😉 

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@itsfi  I think so far my favorite is the honey one, with Avocado in close second. 🍯🥑

How many have you tried and what is your favorite so far?

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge!

My favorite so far is the avocado 🥑 one. I haven’t used my honey 🍯 mask yet and now I’m even more excited to give it a try if it edges out the avocado one. @Shosh85! 🥑🍯🥑🍯

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Great masking!! @Shosh85 olives are something I really really want to like,,, but just can't stand 🤣

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@lmaster  Haha! That's how I feel about pumpkin- something I really want to like, but just can't. 😂 My husband doesn't like olives either 😉

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge!

These also go on my to-buy list once the no buy ends @Shosh85. I think the salad ones are worth the "collect em all" mentality. Although you enjoyed them all, favorite and least favorite?

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@ShortErica  So far I've tried 7 and have 3 more left in my stash to try: blueberry, green tea and carrot. I'm not positive how many masks there are total from the line, so I'll have to research that, but I hope to try them all 😃

So far my most favorite is the honey, followed closely by avocado. It was actually very hard to pick a least favorite one, because there really hasn't been one I haven't liked - but if I had to pick I'd choose Beet (which is funny, because it's also my least favorite food.) It turned out nice, I just expected more brightening from a brightening mask. 

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Too funny - blueberry I've tried and I have carrot from faeriegirl and the green tea from you @Shosh85. I'll be curious your thoughts on all 3 but especially blueberry since I had a very favorable impression.

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@ShortErica  So it looks like there's 4 kits but 11 different masks - and I forgot I also have the Coconut but haven't tried it yet. So I guess I have 4 more to go. I think I'll bump the Blueberry up in the schedule, because I'm excited to get a roll on it 😉

ETA: oops! I counted wrong - there's actually 12 masks total!
I also missed that I still had Mangosteen left to try as well! (There's like 4 places I'm storing masks right now so it's harder keeping track of what I have. 😂) So, there's actually 5 more I still need to try



Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@Shosh85  @ShortErica  In addition to the salad packs, there are also some “Fresh Food for Skin” varieties. These are the ones I have; I’m not sure how many others there are out there. 😄 


Gotta catch ‘em all!Gotta catch ‘em all!

Some of the Superfood Salad masks, like avocado and blueberry, are also available as individual Fresh Food for Skin masks: they’re the exact same masks, just labeled a bit differently. 

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@WinglessOne  I saw that Facetory carries some of these! Fred Meyer carries the face wipes and micellar water from the Fresh Food For Skin line but not the masks, just the masks from the salad line 

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@Shosh85  Yep. In fact, I think my grape and mango masks came from Facetory. My cranberry ones came from Francesca’s, of all places: last month, while I searched for more of the kale and olive masks, Francesca’s was one of the results—but not for those 2 varieties. Looks like they’re now all sold out of what stock they had online, though. 


I just searched for the cranberry mask again and hey, Innerest (dot) net has them ALL! I don’t think I’d never seen the fig one before. Not sure why it never dawned on me to check Innerest when their name’s on the back of all these masks, along with Farmskin. 😄 Gonna order my olive and kale masks soon! 

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@WinglessOne  Hmm, I haven't heard of the Innerest site before - will definitely have to check it out!

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Good to know @WinglessOne! Thanks @Shosh85 for the tallies!

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@Shosh85  I’m glad you loved this one! It’s one of my favorite Farmskin masks and I’ve been trying to track down more of them (or the Superfood Salad kit it comes in). 

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@WinglessOne  I don't know if you have a Fred Meyer near you, but I noticed they just started carrying the Salad Masks. (Not sure if it's all stores or just certain ones) I've hesitated only because it's twice as much as the ones I bought from Marshall's- but I have a feeling I'll give in soon, 'cause I really love these masks! 🥗😃

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@Shosh85  Nope, no Fred Meyer here, but they’re part of the Kroger family; in Chicago, that includes Mariano’s. Next time I visit a Mariano’s, I’ll look for Farmskin masks! Thank you! 

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@WinglessOne Facetory carries them as well, but I think only a few different ones. Fred Meyer carries the kits, so that's probably what I'll end up doing. 

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Looks like one I need to try, @Shosh85 - I love to eat olives, at least😆

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@eshoe  Mmm, I love olives too, especially the stuffed kind 😉 This was another good one! I really love the milky serum. 😃

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge!

And this is what I miss about the grocery store, @Shosh85 - the olive bar. There are no cute olive gifs, they were all pretty terrifying but yes this is what I love, too 💗 also, that serum sounds so good!A7957AA8-450A-4C6C-B941-2D81F7A51D88.jpeg


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