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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†

WOW!! What amazing progress! You're practically there! @BluePaisley 

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@FullCoverageBB @thank you!

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@BluePaisley, these are spectacular products for project pan! I see so much great work by you. I saw pan on your ABH powder and was super excited!!! Woohoo! 😁 I'm glad to hear you like the Dior concealer; I picked one up recently after hearing some raves for it.  

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Thank you so much! I’ve already used an entire ABH duo before, they are so good and so glad to hit pan. Dior concealer is wonderful- don’t think I’ll ever be without it or the nars creamy! I picked to pan products that I really enjoy to use! I hope you love the Dior!

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Midway through the year, here are my Pan It Results so far. My focus was to use powders that were lingering like the It Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores powder, Lancome pressed powder samples, BB Sheer Powder, and BB Brightening Powder, and to finish/make a dent in skincare and cosmetics like the Kate Sommerville Goat Milk Eye Balm, BB Makeup Melter, BB Extra Moisturizing Balm, CT Colour of Youth Blush, BB Glow Stick, and Tom Ford Afternooner palette.


Completely panned the IT Cosmetics powder, BB Makeup Melter, BB Extra Moisturizing Balm, and Milk eyeliner.  A big thank you to all who provide panning inspiration in this thread!


Pan It Powders January 2021Pan It Powders January 2021June 2021 update (1 finished)June 2021 update (1 finished)Pan It Skincare and Cosmetics Jan 2021Pan It Skincare and Cosmetics Jan 2021June 2021 update (3 finished)June 2021 update (3 finished)

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Omg, @TraceyEB, you made so much progress, I'm so jealous, that's amazing!! Congrats on all the pans and empties!! 

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@TraceyEB, You're so close!! Keep going! Spectacular progress. @TraceyEB 

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@FullCoverageBB, thanks for the encouragement!! I am determined to finish those powders and make a dent in that Tom Ford face palette!

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@TraceyEB Oh my look at those pans!!! Great job!

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@Samtian, thanks so much! I love finishing what I have!

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Great job @TraceyEB πŸ‘ I’m going to pan that TF palette next too. It’s a good one

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@blackkitty2014, your effort to pan TF's Bicoastal blush/highlighter inspired me to choose The Afternooner palette! 😘

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Wow @TraceyEB! This is inspirational! Congrats on panning all those beauties! πŸ˜

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@itsfi, thanks so much!! Very pleased with the progress made so far!

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I'm making quite some progress on my pan it goals. Besides perfumes and mists, every category I have now has at least one thing used in it. I have also tested 14 palettes of eye shadows so far. And have destashed 25 items including lipsticks! 

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@Samtian, you have always been so inspirational! I love seeing all of the eyeshadow looks you do with all sorts of different pallets! They always look gorgeous. 

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@FullCoverageBB β€οΈ awe thank you so so much. That means a lot to me to hear. 

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Teach me your way @Samtian . I can’t seem to get rid of anything even if I don’t use them πŸ˜‚πŸ€£

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@blackkitty2014 Lol it's hard! I just look at all the stuff I have and realize I have so much by the time I use my favorites or anything they'll be expired or ruined lol.

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@Samtian, well done on the panning and de-stashing efforts!!

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@TraceyEB Thank you so much!!

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