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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 - PART II

D is for Deep Purifying. I whipped out your Charcoal Face Mask. My skin felt nice and smooth after a good soak. Of course I’m not sure if I have found a lookatme mask that I haven’t liked. Really a lovely mask. Light lemony slight fruit scent. Comfortable but a bit short in the forehead, not a dealbreaker.

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@Weetart  I'm not a big fan of charcoal masks because of my skin type, but I thought this one was great! Happy to hear you've been enjoying the line! 😃

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Happy you enjoyed this one, @Weetart-it really is a nice charcoal mask:)

2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

D is for Dewy Skin Mask. I love this sheet mask - one of my favourites. Makes my skin feel incredible - so plump and hydrated.

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@ladyassassin  This one's on my list to try sometime! Happy to hear you love it! 😃

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Ahhhh this is on my to-do list, @ladyassassin! Curious if you’ve tried both, and if so, you have a favorite🤔

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@eshoe Tatcha's other mask? Hmm, I have not. I will have to look into it though! See which one I like better!

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The Tatcha Luminous Deep Hydration Lifting Mask 4 x 0.68 oz/ 20 mL masks is the other one that I know of, @ladyassassin. I don’t see it in a single here, unfortunately! The brand has it, though, and at $25 it’s quite a splurge for a single use mask😳 

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@ladyassassin  This is my fav too!

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W = watermelon. Tonight’s mask was the new Sephora Clean Watermelon Face Mask. 


I wish I could remember how I felt about the original "dirty" version of this mask, for comparison.I wish I could remember how I felt about the original "dirty" version of this mask, for comparison.



Claims: Hydrates, plumps, and tones skin. 


Ingredients: As with most Sephora sheet masks, this one’s star ingredient is near the end of the ingredients list. But rice ferment has high placement, so this mask should provide some brightening. And the amino acids found in sake should help to smooth skin texture and provide hydration. 

Aqua (Water), Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Rice Ferment Filtrate (Sake), Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Hydroxyacetophenone, Lecithin, Parfum (Fragrance), Sodium Polyacrylate, Sorbitan Caprylate, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Hyaluronate, Citrullus Lanatus (Watermelon) Fruit Extract, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate 

Performance: This thin, meshy, eucalyptus fiber mask contained almost all the clear runny gel serum available in the sleeve. Like the grapefruit mask, this one didn’t cover as much of my jaw as I’d like. I did lots of eyehole tailoring, widening the holes at both corners and the top, mostly to keep the sheet from drooping down into my upper lash line and getting serum in my eyes. I also shortened the nose, widened the mouth hole, and shortened the philtrum to keep it off my cupid’s bow. I’ll have to remember to make all these cuts on each of the Sephora Clean masks I bought—preferably before I put them on my face. 


There wasn’t much of a watermelon scent… more like a very light watermelon scent that’s quickly lost in a rather prominent scent of sea shore candle buried in powdered laundry detergent. The sheet was comfy and cooling. This mask is meant to be worn for 5 minutes but I went a total of 35, then spent a couple minutes massaging and pressing in residual serum. I had no pilling and some mild tackiness. 


Results: Nicely hydrated and brightened skin, with a bit of bounciness. The mask’s fragrance clung to my skin after I applied moisturizer; I can’t smell it much right now, but I still hope it completely disappears overnight. I keep picking on the scent but I don’t hate it… eh, it’s just not at all what I expected from a watermelon mask, and it’s not my favorite skincare scent in general. 


If this mask didn’t have this “hey, that’s not watermelon” fragrance and Sephora lowered the price of singles (or offered a value-priced pack of 5 or 10), I’d consider buying more of this one. $5.50 USD seems a bit high for what’s mostly a hydrating rice ferment mask. My superstar hydrating mask (Abib Mild Acidic pH Heartleaf) costs $4 per individual sheet, and the box of 5 LuLuLun Premium Kyoto Geisha masks (which contains sake lees) works out to $4.60/mask, so… I’m just sayin’. 


Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

@WinglessOne  I was having trouble pinpointing the scent on this one and your description was spot on! 👌 I was pleased with the results as well, but it's hard to get past that scent. 😬

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@WinglessOne those old "dirty" masks 🤣

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@ShortErica  🤣I will forever be annoyed by the whole "clean" beauty trend. 

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@WinglessOne, this is the version I had in my recent gratis, and I think I described it as having a laundry detergent-type scent. It really threw me off guard! I bought the Lychee version to try, hoping for better luck with that one. I’ve never tried to cut a mask prior to placing it on my face; most times I’m lucky just to get it unfolded before dripping most of the serum all over the sink. I might try it just out of curiosity sometime 🤷🏻‍♀️

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@eshoe  That laundry detergent fragrace seems to be in a lot of Sephora's sheet and stick masks. Sephora really loves that scent for some reason! 


I also bought the lychee mask, and a few other: spirulina, pomegranate, pineapple (which I might regret; we'll see how my face handles it), and coconut. Interestingly, the coconut mask contains more watermelon extract than this watermelon mask. 😄 Anyway, can't wait to hear your thoughts on the lychee mask! Let's hope it doesn't smell like laundry. 

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

@WinglessOne  Have you tailored a mask while it was on your face? If so I’m impressed!!

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

@ather  Yep, I tailor most masks while they're on my face. 🙂 I use a pair of blunt nosed brow/beard trimming scissors that have curved-out tips, so I can't accidentally stab myself while cutting. 


I'm still considering buying a second larger pair of scissors for jobs like chin trimming, but these do the job just fine.I'm still considering buying a second larger pair of scissors for jobs like chin trimming, but these do the job just fine.

I do cut some masks before putting them on my face, though. I use a lot of different LuLuLun masks, so I pretty much know how their sheet fits me. I can tailor those as soon as I pull 'em from their pouches/box. 

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

@WinglessOne I didn't care for this one much, I agree the scent was mehhh, and I felt it stayed pretty tacky


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@lmaster  I wasn't too annoyed with the tackiness; I've used masks with far more tack than this one. Moisturizer helped tone it down some. But that scent... could've done without that. This mask should've smelled like watermelon, dang it! 


Also, I don't know why Sephora markets this as a watermelon mask. They should call it a rice/sake mask instead, since there's more of that in the formula than watermelon extract—and rice ferment is good stuff. Hmpf. 

2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

Doesn't really fit the theme but it is green & named after another planet🤷💚 Fit? its a clay mask Smell? strong, but just don't eat or go near food & you'll be ok. I opened the fridge without thinking & spent the next 5 min trying to find out what went bad😣 then remembered what mask i had on....🤦 Consistency?easily spreadable, a mousse- like clay. It does dry down but doesn't feel tight. Ease of use?ok, I was able to remove this mostly with my hands & it could be done but using a cloth was much easier, which I used for about half my face Would I  purchase/try again?maybe for purchase. I did feel this cleared my pores better than the Eradikate did on my trouble areas & I left that on overnight. My skin feels smoother but not stripped. I've used this before & do have more samples of this to use before I make up my mind whether or not to buy. I'm finding moving all my opened masks to one drawer has really helped to actually USE them. Right now, 💚💚💚💚. one star deducted for the scent, but if this works. I can deal with the smell!

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@sonnydee  Meh, too bad about the scent! I agree though, if the results are good enough I could put up with it 😬

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