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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!

U is for un-inventive. I just am to lazy to tie anything. I’ve spent more nights at my new boyfriends place than my own so my masking game is off. I need to leave a kit over there. But here are the masks I used today. The facetory sos, wasn’t too wow. But had a nice smell, wouldn’t go out of the way to purchase but would use again. Of course the skyn Iceland eye gels are the bomb. And I love the too cool for school egg mask. So hydrating. My skin just soaks it all up.

Re: RE: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Hi @Weetart!!! I remember trying that Facetory mask and being completely underwhelmed. Especially because something is as ‘SOS’ mask i expect great things! Sorry it was a bust, on to bigger and brighter masks 😉

@Weetart oh yes! you definitely should take an overnight...

@Weetart oh yes! you definitely should take an overnight bag just full of masks,, or is it too early for that 😆

RE: @Weetart oh yes! you definitely should take an overnight...

I think an overnight bag of masks and face products is in order. I mean, I can’t sacrifice my skin care! @lmaster

Re: RE: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@Weetart  After hearing from several people about the Facetory mask being unimpressive, I've been super unmotivated to try it. Glad it was at least decent 😉 

Re: RE: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@Weetart  I have used that sheet mask before and I do remember it having a good scent. I don't remember the results too much so must not have bothered me or were so great. lol but love the packaging. Also, I agree on the eye masks. gotta always have those on hand. 

Re: RE: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Too bad about the Facetory mask; the packaging is super cute. 100% agree with you @Weetart on the TCFS sheet mask - love it! 💗

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Last week's "flash" masks



Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

U is for Uneven skin this is hunny bee retinol mask. medium thickness, white sheet, adherence was surprisingly good, didn't need the mask holder for this one. fit was great as well. the scent was something like a lemon cleaner product, not too chemical strong, but it was detectable. two things to note,, fragrance is a bit higher on the ingredients and paraben is also in the ingredients. left it on for 15 minutes, after removing, the serum was still sitting on my skin, needing some help to get absorbed. I noticed tackiness for about 5 minutes. my skin felt hydrated, but not moisturized. it was more soft, with a slight glow. this is not one I'd repurchase due to the parabens, but it was an ok mask.IMG_20191124_203753340.jpg




Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@lmaster, my skin is sensitive and picky when it comes to retinols so I’m not sure this is one I’d reach for especially if it also has a lemon cleaner scent, though the coconut water in it sounds wonderful for hydration. 

I can understand that! @itsfi you're not missing much 😆

I can understand that! @itsfi you're not missing much 😆

2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

I have been masking, just using some that I've already posted on and wash off masks. but these two were the most recent. @Shosh85 reviewed this biobelle mask unicorn glow, I agree with her review completely... however.... mine didn't have the super cute illustrations on it,,, so not fair 😆 and the LookAtMe watermelon mask is perfect for this weather! @scott1201 gifted me some most recently, and I so appreciate it along with everyone who has gifted me this brand to try!! 💋

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@lmaster  I still want to know why mine had a print on it but no one else's did? Do you remember where you got yours from? I'm pretty sure I got mine individually from BioBelle. 
Does anyone else remember where they bought theirs and if it was part of a kit or sold individually? @faeriegirl  @PrettyPaint 

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@Shosh85  Mine was directly from biobelle and purchased individually (not as part of a set). 

I'm pretty sure I bought mine individually at least 9 mon...

I'm pretty sure I bought mine individually at least 9 months ago @Shosh85 from biobelle

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@Shosh85 I got mine from Ulta.

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Now that we’ve seen a mask with the cute illustration @lmaster, it is a bit of a let down to have just a plain mask instead of the one with such a fun design that @Shosh85 had.

absolutely!! @itsfi well...@Shosh85 is a special gal now...

absolutely!! @itsfi well...@Shosh85 is a special gal now isn't she 😉

Re: absolutely!! @itsfi well...@Shosh85 is a special gal now...

I feel like finding the mask with the pretty pattern on it is like finding the Willy Wonka Golden Ticket @lmaster @Shosh85! 🙂 You go, Shosh! It'll be fun to see who else has an illustrated mask!

golden ticket.jpg

Re: absolutely!! @itsfi well...@Shosh85 is a special gal now...

That's exactly right! @itsfi @Shosh85 

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

U is for Ultra repairing 93FD60CB-411B-4ECA-8FC0-19BF92F25E2E.jpeg


My Beauty Diary Squalene Restorative Hydrating Mask

This is a thin cotton sheet mask that was soaking with plenty of milky serum and had a pleasant, fruity scent. The fit was almost perfect, just a little too long at the chin. It adhered well and was comfortable to wear. I took it off after about a half hour. The serum leftover absorbed quickly and left behind some tackiness that went away in about 10 minutes. My face looked brighter and felt soft & smooth and hydrated.

This definitely will be a repurchase for me!

haha. The ingredients list is longer than my review 😆



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