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ARCHIVE - 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Hello lovely masking mavens! Please continue posting on the Q4 Thread which can be found here:


Many thanks to the wonderful @Aaliaa for beginning this thread and excited you are here. 

To Post:

Each week features a different theme, as well as a letter of the alphabet for coming up with new masking ideas. Feel free to post as frequently or infrequently as you would like, with or without following the challenge; they are guidelines and just something we do for fun. We love hearing about every masking experience, and suggestions are always welcomed!

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


Female-owned companies, for reference:

Amika (Co-Founder Vita Rayhkman)
Annie’s Way (Annie Wu)
Beauty Pie (Founder Marcia Kilgore)
Biobelle (4 sisters)
Bite Beauty (Founder Susanne Langmuir)
bkr (Co-Founders Kate Cutler and Tal Winter)
bliss Spa/bliss Skincare (Founder Marcia Kilgore)
Briogeo (Nancy Twine)
By Terry (Terry De Gunzberg)
Captain Blankenship
Drunk Elephant (Tiffany Masterson) 
Esker (Shannon Davenport)
Glossier (Emily Weiss) 
Glow Recipe/Sweet Chef (Sarah Lee & Christine Chang)
Herbivore (partners Julia Wills and Alexander Kummerow)
Honest Beauty (Jessica Alba)
Indie Lee
Josie Maran
Jane Iredale
Juice Beauty (Karen Behnke)
June Jacobs
Kate Somerville
Kora Organics (Miranda Kerr)
Dr. Loretta
NuFace (Carol Cole)
Odacite (Valerie Grandury)
Omorovicza (husband and wife Stephen and Margaret de Heinrich de Omorovicza)
Ouai (Jen Atkin)
Pacifica Beauty (Brook Harvey-Taylor and husband Billy Taylor)
Pai (Sarah Brown)
Peach & Lily/Peach Slices (Alicia Yoon)
Pixi (Petra Strand)
Purlisse (Jennifer Yen)
Rael (Yanghee Paik)
Sand & Sky (twin sisters Emily and Sarah Hamilton)
Saint Jane (Casey Georgsson)
Sara Happ
Skin Laundry (Yen Reis)
Soap & Glory (Founder Marcia Kilgore)
Soko Glam (husband and wife Charlotte and David Cho)
Sol de Janeiro (Heela Yang, Co-Founder)
Summer Fridays (Founders Marianna Hewitt and Lauren Gores Ireland)
Jill Stuart
tarte (Maureen Kelly)
Tata Harper
Tatcha (Vicky Tsai)
Charlotte Tillbury
Wander Beauty (Co-Founders Divya Gugnani and Lindsay Ellingson)
Joanna Vargas
Yadah Cosmetics (Founder and CEO Anna Kang)


2019 Mask of the Week Challenge Schedule



Jul 1 - 7          A           Hydrating Masks to get over the dehydration of Air-Conditioning! Meetup: Crème Shop -My Melody Softer than Cookies -  Saturday July 6th. Thank you @lmaster!  

Jul 8 - 14        B           Masking Hacks - share your masking secrets that make your life easier and your skin happy 

Jul 15 - 21      C           Lip, Hand or Foot Masks to help that summer skin 

Jul 22 - 28      D          ’Weird Mask' Bubbling, Peeling, Colour changing other worldly wonders! 

Jul 29 - Aug 4 E           Multi-Masking How many masks can you use at one time or in One Day?? 

Aug 5 - 11       F           Blind Pick Your Mask - Let's make it fun to use the masks in our stash! Meetup: Biobelle #Peachy mask Saturday 8/10

Aug 12 - 18     G           Sheet Mask Focus - from cotton to cupra, coconut gel to bio cellulose, what are your favorites and why? Meetup: Biobelle Pineapple mask Saturday 8/17
Aug 19 - 25     H           Drugstore & Grocery Brands Week 

Aug 26 - Sep 1 I           Favourites Week - Your go to miracle in a mask 

Sep 2 - 8          J          Rainbow Week - Bring out the colorful masks in every hue Thanks to @Sonnydee

Sep 9 - 15       K           Autumn Masks - Fall goodness in a mask 

Sep 16 - 22     L           When you are getting GLAM for a night out and want that  Glow Meetup: Lookatme Watermelon Saturday 9/21 thanks to @GalPalVal17 and @ShortErica
Sep 23 - 29
     M          BIC Made you do it! Masks recommended/inspired by other BIC members 

Sep 30 - Oct 6 N          Sephora Collections Week - House Brand Goodness 

Oct 7 - 13        O           French Pharmacy Week 

Oct 14 - 20      P           Ends of the Earth - masks that use ingredients from or are made in far away places 

Oct 21 - 27      Q          Overnight Masks - Sleeping miracles in a jar 

Oct 28 - Nov 3 R          Duel Week V2.0 & Mask Meetup thank you @mrsmouse for suggesting the Wish Formula Bat Eye Mask!

Nov 4 - 10        S          Forgotten Wonders - Shop your stash for an unloved mask 

Nov 11 - 17      T          Gross/Odd/Unusual Ingredients - Spirulina, donkey milk, bee venom, snail mucous - what masks have you used that have strange ingredients? 

Nov 18 - 24      U          Flash Masks - masks that do doubly duty in half the time 

Nov 25 - Dec 1 V          Morning Masking - Masks that help give a pep to your step 

Dec 2 - 8          W          Asian skincare Brand - Visit old cultures and their ways 

Dec 9 - 15        X           Sample Dive - I know we have them! 

Dec 16 - 22      Y           Holiday Party Prep Mask 

Dec 23 - 31       Z          Masks you discovered in 2019

First Half of 2019:


Jan 1 - 6     A    Masks you discovered in 2018 - What new loves did you discover last year?
Jan 7 - 13    B   Favourite Mask of the “Masking Week Challenge 2018” 
Jan 14 - 20  C   Favourite 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 21 - 27  D   
Clean Week - Masks that give your skin a boost without the guilt

 Jan 28 - Feb 3 E  Lip, Hand or Foot Masks to help that winter skin
Feb 4 - 10    F     Vitamins Week - masks that nourish your skin with vitamins and minerals@Kim888
Feb 11 - 17  G     Special Occasion Masks - the mask(s) you use to pamper yourself@itsfi
Feb 18 - 24  H     Gross Masks - whether it's the scent or results, share the details please!@Aaliaa
Feb 25 - Mar 3 I   Spring Flowers - floral ingredients or scents that add a spring to your step
Mar 4 - 10    J      Female Owned Brands - In honour of Women's Day March 8th
Mar 11 - 17  K      Favourites Week - Your go to miracle in a mask
Mar 18 - 24   L     Sample that made you buy the FS - You tried it, and decided to buy it!@itsfi
Mar 25 - 31  M     Favourite Smelling Masks - Watermelon, Kale, Spa??
Apr 1 - 7       N     BIC Made you do it! Masks recommended/inspired by other BIC members
Apr 8 - 14     O     The Oozoo Week - share your Oozoo and Neogen loves!

Meetup: The OOZOO Capsule Rose Petal -  Saturday April 13th. @Shosh85
Apr 15 - 21    P     Luxe it Up or a Pretty on a Penny - the $ and the $$$$ of Masks
Apr 22 - 28    Q     Sample Dive - I know we have them!
Apr 29 - May 5  R  Sephora’s ‘Best Selling’ Masks 
Meetup: Sephora Collection Honey Face Mask -  Saturday May 4th. Thank you @missjeanie!  May 6 - 12      S     Overnight Masks - Sleeping miracles in a jar
May 13 - 19    T     Summer Masks to refresh and sooth during sunny months May 20 - 26    U     Fruits & Veggies Week - masks that use natural goodness to nourish your skin@Keana1
May 27 - Jun 2  V   Guess this Mask - using only a pic or description, see if you can stump fellow BIC masking mavens. 
Meetup: Bawdy Butt Mask- Your pick Saturday June 1. Thank you @faeriegirlMeetup: Mediheal Vita Lightbeam Essential Mask EX Wednesday 5/29 thanks to @ShortErica & @Shosh85  
Jun 3 - 9         W     DIY Mask - Skincare meets Chemistry. 
Meetup: Bawdy Butt Mask 2.0
Jun 10 - 16      X     Morning Masking - Masks that help give a pep to your step 
Meetup: Bawdy Butt Mask 3.0
Jun 17 - 23      Y     Masks you've discovered so far in 2019. 
Meetup: Yadah All Day Mask Pack - Your pick Saturday June 22. Thank you @ShortErica!           Meet up: Bawdy Butt Mask 4.0 - The Finale 
Jun 24 - 30      Z      Masking Duel - Dare to compare 2 (or more!) masks in one session

Masking Surveys Thread: Curious about others' masking habits? Join the fun w/ @ShortErica: 


Next Mask Meetup Info: Crème Shop - thanks to @GalPalVal17 date and mask TBD in October ALSO just added: Halloween Wish Formula Bat Mask Meetup thanks to @mrsmouse ! Screen Shot 2019-09-24 at 7.56.17 PM.png 

We have scheduled monthly meetups as well as impromptu sessions because you cannot compare masks only once a month :D. Please check the 2019 Schedule to see what meetups are coming up next. If you have an idea for a week’s Meetup or a particular month, tag me so I can add it to the schedule.

April: The Oozoo Rose Capsule, April 13th
May: Sephora Collection Mask - Honey Mask, May 4th (Thank you @missjeanie!) 
June: Bawdy Butt Mask Month. Let's try all four masks, one a Saturday (Thank you @faeriegirl!) On the 22nd we will also be trying out a Yadah mask - your pick, thanks to @ShortErica
July: @lmaster suggested a Crème Shop Sanrio Mask for our July 6th meetup, and you all voted for the My Melody Softer Than Cookies.

August: Biobelle Tutti Frutti Collection - the Peach is on deck for our mid-summer masking! Join us Saturday August 10th to compare notes on this mask. Then Saturday August 17th we will be comparing the Biobelle Pineapple mask. Thank you @lmaster@Shosh85 & @PrettyPaint for suggesting Biobelle!
September: @ShortErica and @GalPalVal17 are interested in everyone's thoughts on the Lookatme Watermelon Face Mask. Join us Saturday, September 21st for the fun!
October@GalPalVal17 suggested a Crème Shop Mask, will update with more info. ALSO: October 31st join us for the Wish Formula Bat Eye Mask thanks to @mrsmouse!


Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

NEW Q4 THREAD IS UP! Hoping this will alleviate some of the posting pain we are all feeling. I have not been able to respond to tags, my apologies. Please continue posting on the new thread below 🙂



RE: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Biorace Pore purifying spirulina and tea tree clay mask. I likely got this in an Ipsy bag, but I don’t remember. Found it in a box of stuff. It works very well. My skin was very even toned, clear, and soft after it dried and I washed it off. So so soft. If I come across this again I wouldn’t hesitate to purchase.

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Never tried the clay face mask but I'm guessing it's rlly good.

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I've never tried anything from Biorace before, but now I am totally intrigued @Weetart🙂

@Weetart I received a biorace product before and loved it...

@Weetart I received a biorace product before and loved it too,,I know I did receive it in a sub box,,, probably ipsy 😆

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Oh this one sounds nice. @Weetart 

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This sounds like a nice option for cleaning out pores, @Weetart.

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I've been having issues with logging on and posting/replying, so I'll be playing a little catch-up – but here is the mask from yesterday......

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By Nature Avocado Omega Boost 2-in-1 Sheet Mask

This is a two step mask. For the first step I rubbed in the cold pressed avocado oil and waited until it absorbed - which took about 15 minutes. The oil felt nice on my dry skin. It didn't have much of a scent, sort of like vegetable oil with a hint of avocado. The second step was the sheet mask. It's cotton, about thin-medium thickness and was saturated with serum. The scent on this one is a little strange and kinda hard to describe - maybe like a mix of aloe, which hazel and avocado? It wasn't either bad or good, just strange/meh. It was light though, and not too noticeable while the mask was on. The fit was ok - a little too wide at the temples/ears and slightly too long at the chin. The mask was comfortable to wear and adhered well, except for the extra length at the chin that kept popping up. I kept it on for about a half hour. I rinsed my face with warm water after removing as the instructions direct. My face looked a little brighter had a bit of bounce to it and my skin was SO soft and smooth. It also left me feeling a little dry, but nothing to make run to place moisturizer immediately. It's funny, with these wash off sheet masks my face feels better before rinsing. It's tempting to just leave it, but I assume there's a reason they ask you to rinse..... wouldn't want to risk getting a break out.

This was a nice one and would use it again if it fell into my lap, but probably wouldn't repurchase. Just not wowing and the rinsing off part isn't my favorite.



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I really like the sound of this mask, and I’m with you on the wash-off aspect of it. When I first started sheet masking I thought it was the final step of a skincare routine, so I just removed it and went to sleep. I only rinsed it off when a mask was way too sticky for my liking, but like you said-there must be a reason for it🤷🏻‍♀️

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@eshoe  It just seems weird to rinse after a sheet mask and kinda feels like all the good stuff (nutrients, vitamins, etc) are all just getting washed off..... but what do I know? 🤷‍♀️

Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@Shosh85 I have had so many issues the past few weeks (posting multiple times and then disappearing ) that I dont know what to do 😞

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@m3rc3d3s  Sorry to hear that you're experiencing issues too! It sounds like we're not alone. I started having issues a while back and have had to find tricks to get logged in/post/reply. One of these days maybe everything will finally work normally.

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You're not alone on the sign in/posting issues, @Shosh85. Every time I even went to heart a post yesterday, the page would get stuck and just start spinning and refreshing... so annoying! 


Too bad this one wasn't a little more wowing- the avocado looks so yummy and inviting!

Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

@quspork  I haven't been able to sign in the normal way for a long time and have to figure out tricks to get around it. It's super annoying, but so far it's working 😉


This mask was decent enough, but I'm starting to think that maybe my skin doesn't like wash off sheet masks. No bad reactions, they just always seem to be a little drying with not very impressive results. 🤷‍♀️

what is going on?? @Shosh85 so many have been having issu...

what is going on?? @Shosh85 so many have been having issues!! glad to see you are back on, this looks like awesome packaging, too bad it doesn't make you jump online 😆

Re: what is going on?? @Shosh85 so many have been having issu...

@lmaster  The packaging on this one is what drew me in 😉🥑

I haven't been having problems with this thread specifically, just the whole site in general. I think I figured out a way around it though 😉

Re: what is going on?? @Shosh85 so many have been having issu...

I have been having an ongoing issue for about 6 months,,, before when I would get tagged and it would appear in my email, I could open it up and reply with no problems,, now I'll have to open Sephora up through my browser, then go back to the email and it will let be reply,, so strange @Shosh85 and a pain in the rear! But at least we figured ways around it 🙌

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@lmaster  I've had problems before too and learned a way around it then. Then after awhile that way started not to work, so I had to figure out another way around. I haven't been able to log on "normally" for quite sometime 🤔🤨🙁

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@Shosh85 how frustrating!! I hope it gets fixed soon 🙄

Re: 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

I wish this brand kept making masks.  These are so nice. This mask- generously sized and actually fit to the end of my nose!  Stayed on, brightened up my skin, pore care- pores seemed tighter.  My skin did seem calm. Results lasted this morning. Serum soaked in and left no tackiness.   It was so nice. No noticable scent. This would make a nice morning mask, if they were still around.20191009_220135.jpg


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