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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!

@lmaster you crack me up with your scent descriptions...”high-maintenance honey?!?!”😂 You have a gift for word-pictures, or scents I should say!

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@eshoe 😂🤦 literally this honey smells like more effort was put into it's creating 😉

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@lmaster Oooh, I'm pretty sure I have this one! - It sounds great and I'm happy to hear it turned out so nice for you! 🍯

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Be prepared @Shosh85 it is a mask you will want to taste 😆💜

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

So glad you liked it! @lmaster 

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

I so wanted to taste this mask @l8totheparty 😆

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Sounds like a great mask @lmaster . I like wash off sheet masks as they don’t interfere with my regular routine.

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Definitely! @fatimamummy it was great to wash it off and feel the benefits

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@lmaster That sounds wonderful and I don't see fragrance in the ingredients! I'll keep an eye out for that one.

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@Cyncynn if you like the scent of honey,, you will love this!!

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

S is for Santa 🎅🏻 E0AF0405-7C3E-41D1-9FAE-0FBC8CD42E20.jpeg


The Creme Shop Santa's List Charcoal Sheet Mask

Just about all of the black cotton sheet masks I've used have had a great fit - but like a lot of Creme Shop masks, this one did not. It was a little too long at the chin and the entire forehead area was too big. It was thin though, so it was easy to fold and smoosh. The scent was light and was sort of a mix of fresh & clean and floral - I thought it was pretty pleasant. It adhered very well and was comfortable to wear. I removed it after about a half hour. The serum leftover absorbed quickly and wasn't sticky or tacky. My face looked slightly brighter, and felt very soft and smooth.

This one was great and I used again and maybe even pick more up if I ran into them, but wouldn't go through a lot of trouble to find/purchase them.49D87333-2F0B-4269-ACD4-873F5BFC6EB1.jpeg



Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@Shosh85 I just mentally started sining "Santa baby" in my head.  I think I picked a few of these up at Winners a month or two ago, I'll have to give it a shot for a festive Christmas theme!

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@missjeanie  Santa Baby is a great song! I love the version done by Eartha Kitt 😉

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Lol at the fact that this back sheet mask did not have a good fit, @Shosh85 - that is a feat because  I can’t recall one that didn’t! Hurrah for a pleasant scent, though-and no tackiness👍🏼

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@eshoe  It turned out great despite the fit! Even though it's a black mask, it's also a Creme Shop mask, so I actually would've been surprised if it had a good fit 😂

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Lol true true @Shosh85🤣

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Oh a Santa mask! So festive @Shosh85 

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@fatimamummy It would've been super fun if it had a Santa face on it! 🎅🏻

Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Oooh, it’s Santa!!! 🎅 Good results from this one @Shosh85. I completely understand; with so many masks to go through and just one face, it’s good to know which masks are good and which ones are great / ones you’d make an effort to seek out. 



Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@itsfi  That's definitely one of my most favorite movies! 😃🎄🎅🏻


Re: 2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Elf is a must see during the holidays!! 🎄💚 @Shosh85 @PenelopeBT 

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