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Pan It! - 2018 Challenge!

**Updated 10/13/17: "A Christmas panning -blitzen- we will go... "(thank you @CC3616)

It's an all out panning blitz, aka USE IT ALL UP!  Finish up those lingering products, hit as much pan as you can, and declutter those things you simply aren't in to.  As @sparklekai noted, we need a fresh start to 2019.


Updated 8/2/18: Ten by 10/10 Challenge

We're more than half way done with 2018 which means it's time to reinvigorate our motivation to pan.  The rules are simple, pick 10 things that you would like to finish and let us know what they are (photos welcome). Remember this is about you and your collection. Pick what works for you and know that there are no right or wrong choices! 


Updated 5/31/18: New Mini Challenge



FOUR by July 4th Challenge:

We're adding a mini challenge to the mix.  Check your stash and pick at least 4 items that you would like to complete by July 4th.  Any product goes and you are more than welcome to pick items in your respective Project Pan.  This is a good chance to finish products that have lingered in your collection and it should provide some motivation to persist with other panning projects.  Let us know which items you aim to finish by July 4th and of course provide photos if possible.




Hey Everyone! As promised, here is our 2018 Panning Challenge Thread.  To accommodate a variety of interests, you all are encouraged to pick items to pan that are most suitable to your collections.  For some, this might mean focusing on a particular type of product (like lipstick) and for others this may include a larger variety spanning your entire makeup or skincare routine.


I will be adding information from the 2017 thread over the next few days but to get us started please share the following:  


  • Which item(s) you would like to work on
  • How long you will work on said item
  • Goal: explore a new item, revisit an old item, decide whether to keep pass or trash, and/or completely finish item, etc.
  • Starting photo of item


Please use this thread to: 

  • share what item(s) you are working on,
  • provide comparative progress photos of your item(s) monthly (at the beginning of the month when possible),
  • ask questions,
  • encourage others,
  • motivate others with the looks you create with your item(s)


Tips and Tricks to Panning/Getting Some Use Out of Your Stash:

  • Take photos!!  When you think you aren’t making a dent in anything look back at those photos, I’m certain you’ll see some changes 😃
  • If you goal is to hit pan or use something up entirely, try concentrating your brush/applicator in the same area each time you use it
  • Multitask your products: eyeshadows as highlighter, lipstick as blush, eyeshadow as brow powder, etc. 
  • Layer eyeshadow to create different colors (this is especially helpful to get use out of shades you’re not fond of).
  • Have shadows with a ton of fall out?  Use water
  • Watching the progress of others’ can be fun but try not compare your progress to theirs.  We all use our makeup differently and have different goals.
  • Don’t restrict yourself to only using the item(s) you are working on.  It’s more than OK to incorporate other items or take a break!
  • Makeup should be fun….if you begin to dread doing your makeup because you made a committment to use a product that you now hate, TOSS IT!  Do not force yourself to use up something you don’t like.  Move on to something else!  (This includes excluding particilar shades from your goals if focusing on palettes, etc.)

Need some ideas to help you along the way?  Here are a few:

  • Pan a look:  At the beginning of the week pick a look that you can wear everyday Recreate a look worn by a fellow BICer, celebrity, etc.
  • Spice up an “everyday” look by throwing a different color in your crease or on your lower lash line
  • Roll the dice: pick 2-3 of your most underused shades in your palette and create a look.



For those interested, the 2017 thread can be found here:


Happy Panning!

RE: Pan It! - 2018 Challenge!

Some panning annual and challenge photos! Of my 8 original palettes (first photo) I wanted to work on this year I’m about to finish/de clutter my 3rd I’m focusing on the 2 white/tan shades featured in the 3rd photo which was my 10/10 challenge items! I finished/decluttered 3 soon to be 5 with the palette and brow pencil! I will probably have them out by the end of the week! I finished the juicy perfume that I added into my annual panning bout half way through going to keep working on my project/challenge items through the end of the year and then make decisions... I’m focusing on the second large palette in the annual projects (first photo not circled). I will definitely be using as much as I can in that one and saying goodbye!! Everyone enjoy our last quarter of the year to pan and hopefully we’ll have a new holiday challenge to end the year!💕 ❗️🖤💀

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That is great, @SAlyFitz!

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10 by 10/10 update:

1533510124245.jpg6 of 10 project items (start)


20180805_190320.jpgRemaining project items (start)


1537055304879.jpgSept check in, 7 items completed


1537058387296.jpgPalette closeup


1539231677651.jpgEnd of Project


I managed to complete 9 of my 10 items.  Wearing lip items has been a huge struggle for me lately and I have no clue why.  For the palette, I'm happy it's practically gone. It was brand new (except for a few swatches) when I started using it back in July and I had no clue/intention of finishing it so quickly.  As you can see in the September check in the black shade became extremely dry and started to crumble soon after I hit pan.  After far too many black marks on my beige carpet I finally decided to discard the rest of the shadow.  I hit pan twice more in the dark brown shade before it too crumbled to pieces a few days ago.  Value-wise I do not think these Obsessions palettes are worth it, particularly if you purchase with the intent to use them regularly.  I do however think they are a good way to play with color and are pretty travel friendly; I'm considering at least one of the new versions for this reason but we'll see.


Thanks all for jumping into this project!  For the remainder of the year I think I'm going to try to get rid of additional items that are nearing their end and work on hitting pan in some of the shadows I worked on earlier this year; a panning blitz if you will.

This is amazing, @ElleElleG! You're an inspiration. Bumme...

This is amazing, @ElleElleG! You're an inspiration. Bummer about the quality of the Huda palette. They're so small to begin with, too.

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Aww thanks @curlychiquita !  They are indeed small and a bit fragile for travel but I still think they could come in handy if you want to play with different color schemes.

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The hourglass @ElleElleG! You got through so much, yay! And panning blitz, I'm in. A Christmas panning -blitzen- we will go.. 

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I'm so using that @CC3616 !

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Wow @ElleElleG I’m quite surprised the Huda palette ended up crumbling near the end. I have the Mauve Obsessions palette, but am nowhere near hitting pan so I guess we’ll see if it does the same. Thanks for the heads up and great job finishing almost all of the items you planned to 😊

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@Guessgal I dont think I've ever seen a shadow dry out and crumble like that. Hopefully yours doesn't do the same.  I have the Electric Obsessions too and havent seen the same in that one but I don't reach for that palette very often.

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Too bad about the quality of some of the shades, but thats really great work panning the ones you wanted @ElleElleG!! Thanks for setting up this challenge, it helped me get through some of the products I was struggling to use up.

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Thanks @Aaliaa !  I wonder if the quality issues is exclusive to this version of the palette?  I own the Electric Obsessions too but haven't used it enough to tell; it's so colorful though that I doubt I'll ever hit pan LOL.


No problem; seeing how everyone else uses up their products helps me remain motivated 😄

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Thanks for the fun challenge @ElleElleG


10 by 10/10 Original items:



And results:


I finished 4 products; the hourglass primer (some product waste with the bottle design), milk oil, brow wiz, and night cream. Got SO close on almond pearl (panned shade), it has maybe a day or two left of use. Also close on the Aurelia serum, stila tinted moisturizer. I use the brow gel daily and feel like this one's been opened forever but it's hanging in.


Didn't use much of the hourglass highlight or herbivore spray. I tend to use highlights in cheek palettes rather than individual packages, and historically have used the herbivore spray much more in the winter when it's dry. 


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Great job @CC3616!!

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Nice work @CC3616!! 

The clinging product in the hourglass drives me crazy, I want it ALL 😆😆.  If you like the other products you picked out definitely keep working on them, your end of the year finished/panned items will be insane 😯

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Nice work on the palette, @CC3616! I thought for sure I would pan at least 2 in my palette but no such luck. Great work!

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Here’s my results! I didn’t get as far as I wanted to on the powder products since I kept forgetting to buy brush cleaner. On the plus side, that means I got through the cream products faster. Totally finished up the glossier cloud paint and Becca undereye corrector. I’m so so close to finishing the stretch concealer, the bare minerals eye shadow, and the essence brow gel. I also almost finished the it cosmetics cc cream, which was a pleasant surprise. I ended up using the Lancôme lipstick as a cream blush in conjunction with the cloud paint and I thought they worked well together. As for the milk eyeshadow quad, I think I’ll declutter. The formulas are inconsistent and the packaging is falling apart.

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Great work @Kaylabr

Cream products can be just as difficult to finish as powders so you made a lot of progress in my book! 

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@Kaylabr I am so impressed that you finished the Cloud Paint! That takes serious dedication.

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Thank you! It was a year in the making and it felt so great to be done with it. A little really does go a long way!
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