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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, 



Re: Pan It! - 2021 Challenge πŸ†

@heavyhedon Nice work! Have you posted a look with the new or old one?

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Funny, I don't think I have posted anything with the Lancome lippy, @Samtian , and I wore the he** out of it! But I took a pic today that might make it into BluesHues using the Stylo....

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@heavyhedon Sweet! I can't wait to see it.

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Y’all, look at this! I hit pan πŸ˜ƒ



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Congrats on the pan, @blackkitty2014! now can you spill your secrets about how to keep a schefflera aliveπŸ˜‰

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@blackkitty2014 -- great colors and so much to get through-- congrats on the pan; we can see that this palette is well used & loved.

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Amazing job on that palette, @blackkitty2014!! Congrats on hitting pan!!

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Thx you @haleyvvvv πŸŒΉ

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Yes @blackkitty2014😍 That's fantastic!!!! ❀️ You are truly an inspiration! 

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Thx you @itsfi πŸŒΉ

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Ohhhh that is fabulous news! @blackkitty2014 You are doing so well with your project pans! I remember debating getting that TF face palette, but didn’t because I didn’t think I’d use it enough πŸ˜…

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Thx you @Guessgal πŸŒΉ

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Congratulations! I love how often you use your Tom Ford products, @blackkitty2014.

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Thx you @curlychiquita . I feel guilty hoarding too much now I have to clean up all my beauty junks 😘

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@blackkitty2014 WOOOOOO yes yes yes!! Congrats!!

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Thx you @Samtian πŸŒΉ

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I finally bought some washi tape to easier track my progress. There weren't any llama ones, but the pattern was definitely inspired by the BIC (h/t @SportyGirly125 in particular). 


Despite not really doing a ton of looks in March (major work month, because end of semester and grant deadlines), I tried to use my project pan stuff every time. Unfortunately, I didn't get a chance to log the progress until mid April, so I didn't use any of my project pan the first half of this month, so the progress will be reduced 😞 



Re: Pan It! - 2021 Challenge πŸ†

What a neat idea to mark progress using washi tape! I always wondered if there was a practical use to them, other than making stationary look nice of course πŸ˜‰ @haleyvvvv 

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Thank you, @Guessgal!! 

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You're doing great @haleyvvvv! Usage ebbs and flows, some months are better than others, but it helps that you reach for your project pan items! 

Re: Pan It! - 2021 Challenge πŸ†

Thank you, @itsfi!! 

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