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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

@Kim888  I'm currently using the Summer Fridays Overtime Mask which is also a pumpkin exfoliating scrub, and I'm addicted to the scent (pumpkin spice for life!). How is the scent for the PTR mask?

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

@averylayne   I did a mask off between these two last year.   The PTR is definitely more potent and tingly but the Summer Friday’s is nice for more sensitive skin.   Both smell delicious.  

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

@heartsmyface  That's awesome! Definitely putting the PTR one on my wish list now. I like the Summer Fridays one a lot, but I wouldn't mind something with a little more power 🎃💪🏼 Thanks!

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

@averylayne @The scent on the PTR one is just like pumpkin pie! I haven’t used the summer friday one but I know people here who have used both say they are similar scent wise! 

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

@Kim888  thanks, good to know! I just love the smell of pumpkin pie!

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

Nice mask choices @Kim888! That PTR mask smells delicious and it does such a good job! 💖 Love how soft and smooth my skin feels after using it! 

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

Not really part of the theme, but I was eager to try this one. I bought a 10 pack of these for $5 and then found out later they retail for $500. 😳2AC6897A-A49D-4CFD-BE01-CA957D9CF174.jpeg


Venofye Royal Honey Sheet Mask

This is a thin tencel sheet mask that was drenched with serum that had a lovely scent of sweet honey & almond. The mask fit great - just a bit too long at the chin. The adherence was good and it was comfortable to wear. I kept it on for about a half hour. When I removed it I massaged in the leftover serum and there was some light tackiness with it that only lasted about 10 minutes. My face looked and felt more awake, my skin felt comfortably hydrated and was super soft & smooth. There may have also been a little plumping, but I'm not totally positive because I think I started over-thinking it too much 😂 I definitely need to experiment with it again..

So, it's a great mask, but not $50 great. 



Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

Well @Shosh85 it's pretty awesome you were able to try this mask at such a bargain 😄 Nice treasure, love finding those little gems! 

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

@Shosh85  That’s so insane. But great deal if it worked good for you!!

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

@ather  I really did enjoy it, but I am 100% positive I'd never pay that retail price! 😳

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

@Shosh85  Even if I had millions I don’t think I would spend that much on a mask

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

Yup, sounds lovely, @Shosh85 but I don't think I'll be picking up a box of those retail any time soon, haha!

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

@quspork  Haha! Yup, that retail price is a big fat no from me! 😳🤯😂

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

This sounds really nice!! So happy you got such a great deal! @Shosh85 where did you find these again?

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

@lmaster  I really did enjoy it! The scent was yummy! 
I found it at Ross, of all places, and just the one box too 😬 

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

That's wonderful @Shosh85 it was meant to be!

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

@Shosh85   It sounds wonderful though I feel $50 for a one time use is too much.   It’s not like buying a tube of something that’s going to last for months.  Had you said that all your fine lines disappeared for hours I may have considered the mask for special occasions -considered.  
I felt gross buying four masks for $80 and feel like that’s my limit.  

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

@heartsmyface  I let myself splurge every once in a while, but not $50 on a mask I know is comparable to a $2 mask - It definitely didn't perform a big enough miracle! 😬 They could've at least put some bee venom in there 😂

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

What an awesome find & I super appreciate you posting about it @Shosh85!  I've certainly never heard of the brand before, but it's one I'll pick up if I come across it for sure.  I'm glad it was a good one, even if it was $50 good.  🙂

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

@mrsmouse  I'd definitely pick up more if I ran across them again - but I can't imagine ever paying $50 a piece for them 😳

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

I'm not gonna lie @Shosh85, I ran to my local Ross on my break just to check.  😉  No luck on that, but I did find PTR Cucumber Hydrogel Eye Patches for $13.99 (locked in a case) so the trip was definitely not wasted.  🙂

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