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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!

@eshoe  Mmm, this picture looks delicious! I love the olive bar too - I usually get artichokes and olives 😉

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@eshoe  Each time I come back to this thread and see your photos, I get a strong urge for my favorite olives (picholine). And now I’m going to see what kind of olive gifs are out there... curiosity compels me. 😄 

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Mild olive gifs, shows someone needs to create more @WinglessOne @Shosh85 😄

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@WinglessOne @eshoe @ShortErica 

Had to look myself 😉C66A1F26-9B62-4459-9C59-3686904DB544.gif


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@WinglessOne @eshoe @Shosh85 

Olive GIFs | Tenor

Crushing In Love Sticker by javadoodles for iOS & Android | GIPHY

Oliv GIFs - Get the best GIF on GIPHY

Spoiler cause this one is terrifying

Top 30 Olive GIFs | Find the best GIF on Gfycat

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@ShortErica  These are great! That last one is a little sad - it makes me feel so bad for that little olive 😂

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Update on the Earth therapeutics foot peeling mask gifted to me from the kind hearted @faeriegirl 

It only took one full week for the entire peeling process to be done. I love the time frame on this peel because I've tried some that took almost a full two weeks to finish. I'd say out of all the earth therapeutic masks this is one I'd love to purchase!! It gets an A 

Next M for madecassosideIMG_20200403_143818407.jpg


I had high hopes for this one.. That's never a good start to a review 😔 well madecassoside is derived from the plant centella, it's supposed to be an anti redness and smoothing ingredient. The mask itself was the issue, it came with two perforated "ear" looking tabs at the top,, and I couldn't tear them off, and was too lazy to cut them lol so they hung like ears, the material was more of a medium thickness, fit was decent enough. White thicker milky serum, scent was herbal. I'm just trying to understand why these ear things are even here! 🤣 After removing, my face seemed less red and a bit moisturized. Very minimal tackiness. I wouldn't go out of my way to repurchase these. I'm just a no non sense kinda gal, just let me get the mask on please lol 
It gets a B- for all the fuss 



Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Yay for the foot peel and boo for the mask! Sorry it didn't live up to expectations @lmaster 

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@ShortErica yeah I was bummed!! But like everyone else says.. On to the next!!

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@lmaster  Sometimes those tabs annoy me, too. I usually cut ‘em off. Sounds like you got decent results, at least. And I’m glad the foot peel worked (and quickly) for you! 

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@WinglessOne all the masks I've tried,,, I've never seen these,, or at least if I have, it's been quite some time. Super annoying 😆

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I’m so glad you liked the foot peel @lmaster

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@faeriegirl it's probably one of the best I've used! I really loved how it didn't last longer than a week

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@lmaster  Sorry to hear they weren't what you hoped - but it sounds like you got some decent results! 👍

Every once in a while I get masks with those tabs and I've always just cut them off. I've read they are supposed to help make unfolding and placing the mask on easier. I personally just think they're annoying 😂

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@Shosh85 I assumed that's what they were for... But it did not make it easier at all 🤣

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I only used 3 masks over the 2 combined "M" and "N" weeks. My skin has taken a bit of a beating - needs hydration and moisture but luckily no blemishes because I've been slacking with skincare. So take the reviews with a grain of salt cause my skin needed a lot of TLC. But here's what I used and what I remember..


First up was the Neogen Milk Cream mask sent to me by @missjeanie 


My face
Fit was good and mask was thin and comfy. I'd give the scent level a medium and it smelled a bit like baby powder to me. The results were fine. My skin did look better but as I mentioned it needed lots of help. I think there was a slight tack but didn't take any notes for this mask so it's all memory. There wasn't any extra serum in the package that I recall which is a bit of a bummer cause I like using extra if I can. I'd say because the scent was more than my preference I'd give it a B+.

Next I tried one from Mustus that @eshoe shared with me. I know there are more than this kind and spoiler, I might but curious to try some of the others.


My face
First off, I'm a big fan of the slimer packages. I feel like not only are they better for the environment but they make storing easier too. Hope more brands make this the standard size. There was no smell out of the package but sniffing it there was a hint of sweetness, maybe from some of the fruit ingredients but seemed mostly typical mask smell. Good fit except around the mouth but the thin material made it easily smooshable. I wore it for 20 minutes. There was no extra serum in this one either. It definitely helped add radiance to areas of my face like under my eyes. It helped a little with fine lines too. I don't remember tack but don't have notes saying no tack. I'd guess none but can't be certain. I'm curious how it would be on normally cared for skin. A- though a tweak in fit would maybe make this an A.

Another one I've seen people post about and was excited to try is this Maycoop from @Shosh85 


My face
Another pretty got fit. The mask material gave me some deja vu and I know I've used something else with this "natural" material that has the brown spots on it. Just can't remember what. It was really wet out of the package. No strong scent. I wore 20 minutes on my face, folded and wore 10 minutes on my neck. It left a slight tack that went away with lotion. My face looked fresh, nice, and brighter though this did not help with fine lines. I recall maybe @WinglessOne saying something about the serum. I looked and saw alcohol high in the list and was like ah-ha, the mask ingredients are pretty good but the serum has darn alcohol in it. There was a bit extra serum that I used on my face the next day. Enjoyable mask and I'd say A-.

Thanks to the three lovely ladies who shared these masks with me!


Bonus - my husband's nose strip for those who like that kind of stuff


And in good news - I'm finally under 250 sheet masks! I'm motivated to do my skincare and challenging myself to a brand battle this week - finally using those Leaders mask I bought last year. Can't wait to share how it goes!

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@ShortErica  Yay, 3 winners for you, despite one having a bit too much fragrance. And yep, I’m the one who mentioned alcohol in Raw Sauce. 🙂 I like the sheet mask more than the essence. Also, congrats on paring down your mask collection! 

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@WinglessOne I think my aim is 100 but in the scheme of things that's just 10, 10p pack masks which doesn't seem like a lot. 🤷‍♀️

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@ShortErica  Right? My LuLuLun multi-sheet packs, plus a box of 36 sheets and some single sheets, put me over 100. 🤦‍♀️ And since none of those are cica masks, I’d still need more from other brands, so... oh boy. And now that I think about one brand alone equaling 100 sheets, I really need to tally up my whole collection. 


100 masks is a VERY ambitious goal. But if it helps you use more of your collection, that’s fantastic! I’m still impressed by your under-250 achievement! 🙂 

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Before the amazing @eshoe gifted me some mask unicorn mail I would say I had 20 or less, maybe even 10 or less masks of any type, not just sheet @WinglessOne - what kind of person was I?!

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Probably a very normal person, @ShortErica 😂

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