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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!

That banobagi mask is so pretty @lmaster!

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@faeriegirl loved it! 

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@lmaster that Banobagi is so pretty! I figured the TJ mask would fit wonky, the scent (though strong) sure is nice though.

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@eshoe I'm so happy I had the chance to try it out! 💋

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Glad you had a great masking session @lmaster & that Banogagi really is pretty!  Smiley Happy

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@mrsmouse the Banobagi was calling my name! 😍💜

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@lmaster  oh that banobagi mask is so pretty. Even better that it performed well. 

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I felt like a million dollars @GalPalVal17 😆

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Masks from between work shifts over the weekend and late last week. I have been going more towards wash off masks. The sheets make my face cold so I tend not to use them as much when it cools off. 





Almond foot masks- Oldie but a goodie. Helps boost moisture in between my foot peels. I used these Sunday after my 2nd day at work to help soothe my feet after being on them for 2 days and get through one more. I rolled my feet on my salt balls to massage them while I had the mask socks on.

Kypris Glow philtre- I like this. I used the last of my sample Friday before I started my work stretch to give me some boost to get through. It reminds of the tata resurfacing mask but toned down. Enzyme based and provides some hydration also. Able to use it more frequently for sensitive skin friends. I have a lot to work through but I'd definitely consider a FS of this in the future. I currently have a FS malin and goetz enzyme mask and FS herbivore brighten enzyme mask open. If I had to rank them I like the Kypris most, malin second, and herbivore the least. 

Pacifica turmeric spice mask- This can be my funky ingredient mask and I'll pretend I'm on topic! From this morning. I was drawn to this by the friendly ingredients list. Athough I have to admit I've kind of snubbed off pacifica and a lot of other inexpensive brands in the past, I'm trying to open up to some of them to expand my clean products list. This was super cute on and it had little heart eye holes. My face was refreshed after use and I'd definitely grab this again and try more from their line. 

PTR Gold mask- I popped this on Sunday night after my 2nd day at work to help recover from a couple days of stale hospital air and long day dehydration. It's not my HG favorite but I never dislike using it and don't mind keeping a mini around if I have the ability too. 

Mahalo petal mask- Used last night after day 3 with the same goals as day 2. Revive my living on coffee and stale air skin after 3 days! I so love this mask. I still hate that it came clumpy and oddly textured after shipping issues but it still works perfectly once I get past getting it on and my skin always looks hydrated and happy after use. 

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Ooooh, Mahalo! Such a beautiful mask @CC3616! 💗💕

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Since it’s gotten colder I’ve been using more wash offs too @CC3616 

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I feel like I'm moving more into wash off's too @CC3616 .  I always loved them, but as it's getting colder out I'm more about the warmth.  I need to figure out a way to get sheet masks to warm up.  I'd make a million dollars!!lol

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

I had the same issue with the Uma mask I bought @CC3616 in transit I guess 🤷 but once I get it on my face its fine

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Full evening of masking tonight!

I started with the Boscia matcha mask.  This is the last of a deluxe sample size I have.  I used about half the pot and left it sitting on my sink to use up this week.  The closest I could bring this is a gross ingredient (I don't enjoy matcha) and that matcha is a Tea.  This mask was meh. It was a bit dry in the container so that could be part of the reason it took so much to cover my face. It felt fairly drying, and I washed it off in shower with a washcloth. My skin looked good after, but it would with a dozen other masks. I'll finish up this one, but I wouldn't get another.  Too many other masks I really enjoy out there.  

Second Mask was a gift from @lmaster !  I was pretty pumped to use this since ceramides have been a great ingredient for me lately and I'm all about the moisturizing. The Touch in Sol mask is a T mask as well as a 'gross' mask by most standards.  It contains Swiftlet Nest Extract, as well as Salmon Egg Extract.  I'm not particularly grossed out by these, but they're probably the 'grossest' mask ingredients I have on hand.  The mask itself was a medium thickness and only needed a few snips around the eyes. The scent on this mask brought me back to being a little girl and my grandmother coming at me with the Vicks ointment when I wasn't feeling the best.  It smells exactly like Vicks.  It did seemed to have some issues adhering around my chin.  I left the mask on for about a half hour and when I took it off there was no real tackiness, but my skin looked very shiny.  Even after I'd had the mask off for 15 minutes or so, my skin was glowing, looked very smooth in a weird waxy kind of way, but it didn't feel waxy at all. I'd totally use this one again if I happened upon it. Thanks Lmaster!
SH Lip mask... TBD
The sleeping mask for this evening was a gift from @eshoe , the Tony Moly Banana Sleeping Pack.  I just love this mask.  I have tried it before and dang that banana scent.  Just love it.  This is going onto my nightstand so it can be tossed on more often.  I like the creamy consistency, I like the way it soaks into my skin, I adore the scent, and I adore the moisture.  Love.  I will 100% buy another one of these.  

A few questionable masks, and two great ones!A few questionable masks, and two great ones!

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

I like matcha but agree that the boscia mask is just meh @missjeanie. I prefer the Origins matcha mask. 🍵 

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Oh I don’t think I’ve tried an Origins matcha one @itsfi . Origins is such a hit and miss brand for me. I’ll have to check this one out if it’s a hit!

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Ooooh yes I tried that Ceramide mask as well, @missjeanie  and I concur, it is sufficiently gross😆


Happy to hear you like the TM, and s that you now have a refill lol!

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

That's funny you mention Vicks... That is my go to for my kids when they are sick or on the verge! That stuff is a miracle worker! @missjeanie 

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

I still have nightmares about Vicks @lmaster .  My grandmother loved the stuff.  I'm lucky though, by my generation she stopped making the kids eat it.  She used to make her kids eat a little spoonful with sugar sprinkled on top.  I was lucky.  I got hot toddy's as a child lol!  I'll bet my mom freaked when she found out.  I'm sure your kids will think of you fondly when they're adults and shiver at the thought of Vicks too lol

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Eat it!!??? @missjeanie omg that sounds rough

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@missjeanie omg that little banana mask is adorable! 

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