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Mask of the Week Challenge

It’s finally December!!! ❄️☃️️ Congrats for hanging in there. Let’s finish these last few weeks together, and celebrate another year of sharing our love for all things masks & snacks;) 💙💖🤍


Thank you @Aaliaa for starting this thread, and giving us a place to share our love for masks💗 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. 


This Week’s Theme: Mask that would make a good band name (“kinda silly, I know”). Not at all@PrettyPaint! What great inspiration to try some funny-sounding masks 😄

Letters of the Week:  W & D


Jun 29 - Jul 5

A & Z

Masking Pet Peeves - use a mask that has some component that drives you crazy!



Jul 6 - 12

B & Y

Masking Hacks - share your masking secrets that make your life easier and your skin happy



Jul13 - 19

C & X

Lip, Hand or Foot Masks to help that summer skin


Jul 20 - 26

D & W

’Weird Mask' Bubbling, Peeling, Colour changing other worldly wonders!



Jul 27 - Aug 2

E & V

Multi-Masking How many masks can you use at one time or in One Day??


Aug 3 - 9

F & U

Blind Pick Your Mask - Let's make it fun to use the masks in our stash!



Aug 10 - 16

G & T

Sheet Mask Focus - from cotton to cupra, coconut gel to bio cellulose, what are your favorites and why?


Aug 17 - 23

H & S

Drugstore & Grocery Brands Week



Aug 24 - 30

I & R

3-Step Masks/Multi-Step Masks



Aug 31 - Sep 6

J & Q

Rainbow Week - Bring out the colorful masks in every hue



Sep 7 - 13

K & P

Autumn Masks - Fall goodness in a mask


Sep 14 - 20

L & O

When you are getting GLAM for a night out and want that inner GLOW


Sep 21 - 27

M & N

BIC Made you do it! Masks recommended/inspired by other BIC members


Sep 28 - Oct 4

N & M

Sephora Collections Week - House Brand Goodness


Oct 5 - 11

O & L

Masks that Make you Hungry - Fall/Winter Edition



Oct 12 - 18

P & K

Forgotten Wonders - Shop your stash for an unloved mask


Oct 19 - 25

Q & J

Overnight Masks - Sleeping miracles in a jar


Oct 26 - Nov 1

R & I 

Masking Duel Week II



Nov 2 - 8

S & H

Buddy Up! Dare to compare the same mask with another BIC-er



Nov 9 - 15

T & G

Gross/Odd/Unusual Ingredients - Spirulina, donkey milk, bee venom, snail mucous - what masks have you used that have strange ingredients?



Nov 16 - 22

U & F

Flash Masks - masks that do doubly duty in half the time



Nov 23 - 29

V & E

Morning Masking - Masks that help give a pep to your step


Nov 30 - Dec 6

W & D

Mask that would make a good band name (kinda silly, I know)



Dec 7 - 13

X & C

Holiday Party Prep Mask


Dec 14 - 20

Y & B

Most Artistic Sheet Mask



Dec 21 - 27

Z & A

Favourite Masks of All-Time



Dec 28 - 31


Masks 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!

2020 Mask of the Week Challenge Part 1:

2019 Mask of the Week Challenge:

2018 Mask of the Week Challenge: 

***Tentative 2021 Schedule**

Thank you for all of the fun ideas! If I have missed a suggestion, please let me know so I can get it added. Happy Masking 🙂

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Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

The chocolate was at least a nice "spa" experience even if the results weren't the best, @itsfi. I'm happy to take that from time to time, haha!

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

Good outlook, as always @quspork❤️ The Eminence products have worked for me but that won't be the case for everyone. Chocolate face mask - it just sounds like it would be a nice experience, especially without the calories. 🤣

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Oh geez, I feel like I have so many aloe masks @quspork. Too bad I couldn't teleport some to you when you needed them. The chocolate mask sounds delicious though disappointing the results weren't worth the price. Hope you figure out what ingredient(s) made your skin angry so you can avoid them.

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Aw, thanks. I almost always have aloe masks on hand- there like my basic stash staple, LOL! But somehow, I didn't even notice that I'd run out, @ShortErica - that has since been rectified. 

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@quspork Loving the pumpkin mask.  

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Ouch @quspork . Sorry to hear of your reaction. The Patchology mask sounds nice. I haven't tried a mask from them that I didn't like.

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Same, @emaisgr8 - I've been pretty pleased with all of the patchology ones I've tried so far!

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@quspork  Awe, such a bummer! I had planned to try the Pumpkin Latte mask first, so I appreciate the reminder to patch test first! Also noting to myself to check out that Patchology mask! It sounds wonderful and I'm glad it could help calm and soothe!

It's too bad the results from the Chocolate mask weren't too impressive! I had planned to compare that one with the Miss Spa Chocolate mask which sounds pretty similar. I hope the others turn out better for you!

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Hopefully, they'll both work out a little better for you @Shosh85. The chocolate mask comparison sounds like a fun one! It's great that they offer these sample sizes to be able to try several different options to see what is worth a full-size purchase and what might not be. 

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M is for Mirae, mud mask, and Milk Makeup Melatonin

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Papa Recipe Eggplant Clearing Mud Cream Mask and the Milk Makeup Melatonin Lip Mask are repeats from late last week. Both continue to be likes for me, products I would repurchase. @heartsmyface  I did a patch test of the mud mask on my inner arm for 30 minutes and no staining. Same when I left it on my face for 20-ish minutes or so. The purple hue on the mud mask is so pretty and I love that it works without drying my skin and that it doesn’t stain. Yes!! The packaging of the Mirae Extreme Soothing Natural Moisturizing Factor Mask looks so familiar to me, but I feel like this is the first time I’ve used this mask or any mask from the Taiwanese brand Mirae Beauty, for that matter. Hmmm…. maybe a sign of (still) too many masks. 🤣 If it is my first time using it, then there’s an N for new. 😉


Mirae Sheet Mask:



This Mirae mask is part of a collection of 3 sheet masks that claims to provide the results one would ordinary get from a traditional 15-20 minute mask in wait for it . . . 8 minutes!! Interesting. Another interesting fact about the masks from this line is that the sheet mask itself is imported from South Korea and the essence/serum is made in Taiwan from globally sourced ingredients. It’s a cross-cultural sheet mask, if you will. 🌎

Material / Adherence / Fit

The material itself is super soft and very thin and literally lies against the skin as if there’s nothing there at all. Fit-wise, there’s a lot more material than I’m accustomed to on the sides of my face – typically a sheet mask is a bit wide at the temples, but here it was also noticeably wider at the middle and lower portions of the side of the mask. A few incisions and adjustments to the bottom inner corner of the eye hole were also needed to make for a perfect fit.

Essence / Performance / Results

I left the mask on for the recommended 8 minutes (though it would have been easy to keep it on for longer because it didn’t feel like I was wearing a sheet mask). Some of the clear, unscented, watery essence remained atop my skin but absorbed easily. I noticed the slightest bit of tack to the touch when I was pressing some of the essence into my skin but that eventually disappears. My skin felt hydrated, even with the short period of time, and there’s extra essence in the in the packet to layer on your face that day or another day, or to apply on other parts of the body.

Overall Thoughts

I like the feel of the mask and the quick results were nice – I can see how a mask like this would come in handy on mornings or evenings when my skin could benefit from a little more hydration but when I don’t necessarily have the benefit of time.  I’m interested in seeing what the results would be if I left the mask on longer than the recommended 8 minutes. *making a note to try that next time. 😉

Ingredients (from miraebeauty (dot) com😞

Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Carbomer, Sodium Pca, Imperata Cylindrica Root Extract, Hydroxyethyl Urea, Chlorphenesin Methylparaben, Peg-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Triethanolamine Squalane, Hydrolyzed Caesalpinia Spinosa Gum, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Peg-8, Sodium Hyaluronate, Urea, Phenoxyethanol, Caesalpinia Spinosa Gum, Ethanolamine, Sodium Citrate, Potassium Sorbate, Resveratrol, Citric Acid, Trehalose, Polyquaternium-51

MILK MAKEUP Melatonin Overnight Lip Mask 



Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

@itsfi I love the time frame this mask offers!! That sounds like the amount of time I have to spare around here lately 😆

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@lmaster, agree! 👊🏼 While it’s nice to be able to unwind and have a leisurely mask time but these days, getting good, quality results with a shorter wear time helps a lot! As does being able to do things with a mask on and this one is so soft and thin that you can definitely multi-task while masking. 👍🏼 

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@itsfi  Great choices for M! I’m always interested in why a company would choose 8 minutes, why not 5 or 10 like where do they come up with 8 minutes and your skin will be perfect. 

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Thank you @ather! Yeah, I'm not for certain where the 8 minutes came from - I'll add it to my list of things to research. 😀 It seems a bit random, but at the same time, there's a part of me that wonders whether if there's a marketing angle to it. The number "8" is very popular and deemed auspicious in certain Asian countries, including Taiwan where the brand is based and, perhaps there was some thought that "8" minutes might influence people to purchase the masks from this line??!! 

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

@itsfi  Love the purple 💜 These masks that have such a short wear time always interest me! Sounds like it did well in 8 minutes! I definitely feel like you need two - so you can compare an 8 minute wear time to 15-20 minute wear time. If you do end up doing this, I'll be curious to know what you find out! 😃😉

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

Me too @Shosh85! 😃 I typically see sheet masks with shorter wear time as being part of a daily sheet masking pack, with the idea that it’s meant to provide a quick burst of hydration (or other properties are being touted) that when used consistently over time provides more lasting results or perform better at improving the skin’s hydration / moisture barrier / elasticity / balance, etc. This one was quick and provided some good results. 👍🏼  I’ll definitely use it again but for my usual 30 minute wear time. Will keep you posted! 

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

@rosegoldlovely, I tried the peeling mask a few weeks ago Dr. Jart+ Dermask Ultra Jet Peeling Solution Dermask Ultra Jet Peeling Solution. It was a bit mess that didn't do much more than any other peel mask but did work. But if you search a little back in the thread, my full review with pictures will be there.


I haven't tried any of the new ampules (I hate glass ampules, I have to use them a lot for work and they're annoying to open) for the Dr Jart+ rubber masks, but I do like the texture of the rubber masks themselves. I really liked the older formula of the rubber mask serums, though.


To note, I have normal-dry, sensitive ish skin.

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

@haleyvvvv I've never used a peel mask before, so I'm very curious. I also did a Google search of their of the Cryo Masks. Apparently there was a Clear Skin and Nourishing Cryo mask. I know that the box design is old, but they discontinued and are sticking to the current 4 they have now. I have acne prone, oily skin. I would've loved to have tried the gray Clear Skin one.






Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

I didn't get to try either of these, @rosegoldlovely, just the hydrating and firming ones, which still exist with different packaging and maybe different ingredients.


If you haven't tried a peel mask before, is your skin used to exfoliation? These masks often have higher concentrations of AHAs/BHAs than leave on chemical exfoliators, as well as be physically exfoliating, as this one is. If your skin isn't used to exfoliation, I'd start with a lower % one and work your way up.

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

@haleyvvvv my skin isn't sensitive at all. I use exfoliators with every face wash and I'm fine. I love using masks at night, while I'm listening to music or watching a video. I don't mask everyday, but I do about 2 or 3 times a week.

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