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Pan It! - 2021 Challenge πŸ†

Welcome to the 2021 Pan It Challenge !!



HUGE round of applause for the 2020 Panners πŸ‘πŸΎπŸ‘πŸΎπŸ‘πŸΎ Despite an incredibly hectic year I couldn't be more proud of each and every one of you who spent even a second thinking about your projects.  It was a huge inspiration for me and I'm sure others as well.  Cannot wait to see your new projects and whatever this year has in store for us!


The "Rules"

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.


Getting 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 πŸ˜ƒ
  • 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 commitment 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 particular shades from your goals if focusing on palettes, etc.)

Ideas to Help You Pan Those Items:

  • Roll the dice: number your items and use a random number generator to pick what you will use each (day/week/month/etc.) 
  • Layer/Mask: items you are less fond of under things you like
  • 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 adding subtle pops of color (in the crease or on the lower lash line, mix lip products to make shades wearable, etc.)

Past Panning Challenges:


.... and for good measure, 



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Thanks guys for satisfying my curiosity @itsfi @Samtian It makes me wonder why EOS is so popular πŸ€” I don’t know anyone personally who had great experiences.

@Nickelliebear1 the Crystal Clear balms did look pretty neat! Too bad it wasn’t a winner for you either. I haven’t tried that version myself. @Emy10 I’m in Canada too. I see the Vita Citral on Amazon; is that where you got yours?

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@Guessgal   K think they’re more popular amongst the younger crowd for their price point and fun flavours.  When we were younger Bonne Belle were the popular lip balms for that very reason.  

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@Guessgal Probably the price point, promising flavors, and the commercials. 

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@Guessgal no, i got it from a small spa place in my town where i go for pedicure and waxing, but Amazon seems to be the other general place to get it. But you could also check and ask at your pharmacy places 😊


About EOS, i think the main reason why it was popular is because its a cute litte ball lollll and that they have certain flavors, they also advertise on tv and other places, but its really juste a fancy chapstick that isnt good. Some people might like it but mostly for the cute little ball πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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@Guessgal EOS balms are bad imo.


Every person that i know that used them didnt like them because it dried theyre lips constantly.


It sucks to say, but i think that if you can, that its best to buy one of the better balms from brands like Bite, Tatcha and or my latest discovery that beats them all "Vita Citral Soin TR" (im in Canada so depending where you live you might not have it there, but you could check online). I preffer finding a real good one that works than to keep buying those that dont (i admit i love the finish of the Fresh Coconut balm, it gives a frosty effect on the lips thats super beautifull, but over time its drying...), so im not going to re-buy it.


This Vita citral beats every other balm i Ever tried. I put it on, 2h later i have new lips. πŸ˜²πŸ˜²πŸ˜²β˜οΈπŸ‘Œ

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@Guessgal, I have a couple of eos lip balms but I don't reach for them very often. Like you, I don't find them to be very moisturizing. I will likely end up decluttering them before the year is over, unless I decide to transfer the balm into a different container and use it to make a lip scrub. 

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I had so many of the EOS balms when they first came to the Canadian market, never got close to panning one because I always misplaced them.  I didn't mind the Crystal Clear balms that came out in 2018.  They were a little more moisturizing but too soft and after using it a handful of times, the sphere came off. 

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Here are the things I like to work on in 2021: 1) Finishing up all listed lippies and foundation and all listed face products that I already hit pan; 2) Hitting pan the rest of the listed products 





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@blackkitty2014 what is the glitter item from your second pic??


And the almost empty one bottle from the third one?

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@Emy10 the one looks liked glitter is actually not. It’s Guerlain Voyage Meteorites powder. I didn’t buy the compact or case for it. It’s a good powder but I don’t think it’s worth the price. Their regular meteorite powder is just as good. And I just hit its pan yesterday πŸ˜€ The almost empty bottle is Tom Ford traceless foundation. I got it for half off when they discontinued the line. It’s kinda my summer shade. I currently can’t wear it so hopefully I can finish it when I’m more tan.

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@blackkitty2014 Ooh such fun items!!! I can't wait to see your progess.

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Thx @Samtian πŸ˜˜

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Your product choices for your project pan are so beautiful @blackkitty2014! 😍 It's so encouraging to see your progress! β€οΈ

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Thx you @itsfi . Let’s do it😘

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Jan 3: I have good feeling about 2021. I will try to take pictures of all the things I plan to pan this year later 😍


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πŸ‘πŸΎπŸ‘πŸΎπŸ‘πŸΎ @blackkitty2014 

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Ooo what are your thoughts on Magic Diamonds? I’ve considered buying it a few times because the description mentions white musk and warmth (which I like) but then it’s categorized under β€œfresh florals” on Sephora’s product page. Which one do you think it leans towards? @blackkitty2014 

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@Guessgal i received this as a gratis but I also own another 3 full size of Magic line. It’s nice and light so you will have to reapply every 3-4 hrs. For full price it’s a bit pricey but for 50% off I don’t mind to own couple. Beside this I have Sparkling Secret, Dancing Rose and Salty Flower. I quite like them. They’re light and fresh so it’s easy to wear.😘 PS I think it’s lean toward Fresh Floral. I can detect the musk but it’s light (at least to my nose)

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I didn’t stick to planning in 2020 but this year I am planning to pan these:AE0E479F-21D0-4EEF-815D-19C636A24E88.jpeg

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@Serenely the fact that you thought about panning/got started last year is still a win in my book!

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@Serenely What is that honey thing?

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