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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!

Short and sweet, going to finish this challenge! We are so close, only a few weeks to go💗Neogen & nüggNeogen & nügg



Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@eshoe interesting! I wonder how it compares to the Fresh Vitamin C powder which is one of my staples! Love the glow a quick vitamin c powder gives!

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@Kim888 I sampled quite a few blends with the Neogen, as I bought it hoping that I could find a suitable dupe for the Fresh. I love the Fresh and the scent on it! The scent isn’t the same but the effect is, and I am very pleased with the results. I tried it mixed with serum/moisturizer/toner/essence and overall, this was the most effective use for me. The AP and Tatcha rice powder both worked well, but didn’t fizz/bubble as much as the nügg.

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@eshoe interesting! Like you said, the fresh is great but it's also so price-y so good to know some other options!

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

fizzing powder!  very cool @eshoe , does it bubble at all?  I'm picturing a mask with carbonation?

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Yes I will take a pic next time I use it @missjeanie!

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@eshoe  This sounds like such a nice blend! So happy you see such great results from it! 😃

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

I love it @Shosh85 it’s a weekly staple for me:)

ooooh this nugg sounds great @eshoe cute name too 😆

ooooh this nugg sounds great @eshoe cute name too 😆

Re: ooooh this nugg sounds great @eshoe cute name too 😆

It is a fun little mask @lmaster and one I plan to repurchase as it pairs perfectly with the Neogen!

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

My mom is in town tonight, so what did we do? Mask!

Me with the Dr. Perricone cocoa mask and mom with the Olehendriksen Power Bright. She enjoyed it, saying her skin felt smoother, and was more even. Her morning report: brighter, softer skin! That was a fun session. I had exfoliated last night, so I couldn't to do the Olehendriksen with her. A+ mark earlier in the evening and an A+ visit. 


Last night: 





Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Masking with mom sounds awesome @l8totheparty .  My mom used to make me put a wash off mask on for her when she was sick.  Said it made her feel pampered!  Great bonding for both of you!

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Aww so sweet of you, @missjeanie ❤

I was a little surprised that she wanted to try the power bright, but she enjoyed it and quite enjoyed her brighter skin in the morning.  I told her not to be too surprised if a couple went her way at Christmas.  (So much for the surprise! Lol)

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@l8totheparty  That sounds like some good quality mom/daughter time. I mask with my daughter often and its fun especially when we try different masks we can share our results. Glad you both had positive experiences and great results. 

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Thanks, @GalPalVal17 !  I like seeing my mom pamper herself a bit. 

I have one of these frudia masks @l8totheparty this is th...

I have one of these frudia masks @l8totheparty this is the only version I've found in the tj Maxx and Marshalls 🙄

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@l8totheparty  That's so great you got to mask and spend time with your mom! Definitely sounds like some great mother-daughter time!

It's too bad the Frudia mask didn't smell like blueberries! I smelled blueberries both times I used this mask, but it is a light scent and I do have a sensitive nose 😉

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

How great to mask with your Mom, @l8totheparty! That sounds like the perfect night😊


Also, thank you for the heads up on there scent of the AP. While I love it in their rice powder, I found it a bit too overpowering in one of their other wash-off masks. Good to know!

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Thanks, @eshoe !

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@l8totheparty  What a wonderful way to enjoy some mother/daughter time. 

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Thanks, @emaisgr8 !

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