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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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   Excited to see your choices! This will be fun.

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Late June Update:


 No visible progress on my palette (TF White Chocolate Chip mini) or the highlighter, UD Sin (trial size).


 I was making good strides with the Hourglass GIRL Lip Stylo Futurist mini, till we had a very hot day and it broke in the tube. I scraped it into a small container, and now it's going slower, since that shade is just easier to use with an applicator. 


empty tubeempty tubea fair amount of Futurist left to usea fair amount of Futurist left to use


Then a few days ago, my Dirty Little Secrets Blush in Kitty Pink got knocked around on the counter, and it shattered inside the closed container. I've repressed it, and probably it won't take long to finish now:


Kitty Pink, going fast.Kitty Pink, going fast.


That's all for now, haven't decided whether to add a "summer" item in yet.


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@heavyhedon, this is incredible!!! 

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Thank you @FullCoverageBB -- I'm excited to make some space in my blush storage especially. 

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@heavyhedon Wow I applaud you for re-potting the lip stylo instead of parting ways with it! I like your perseverance!πŸ™Œ I'm trying to finish up a cream blush of mine (I mainly use it as an eyeshadow tho). It's slow going but I'll probably end up posting it on the Empties thread πŸ˜

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@Guessgal Thanks! I really do like the color, even though I have several similar shades. Can't have enough nudes. Maybe if I keep a lip brush on my desk, I'll use that stylo-pot more. 

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@heavyhedon, that’s a bummer about the lippie and blush but excellent work repairing them! πŸ‘πŸΌ You will be hitting pan soon enough! Oh, summer panning sounds like a good idea. Will try to look through my stash this weekend for an item or two. 

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@itsfi -- I'm still trying to decide mine and better hurry, I guess!

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@heavyhedon, we're in the same boat. I made an attempt this past weekend to cull through my stash but I didn't come up with a concrete plan. πŸ˜‚

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@itsfi -- it's such an up & down year/season etc. Normally I'd have picked up a little tan, & be going places to wear all my colors I can't wear without a little tan. That's just not happening.


 Thinking maybe I'll do a five by fall, with a set number of times to use said item by fall. 

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@heavyhedon, I think I may join you in that endeavor. I pulled out some products to consider and was thinking about trying to finish by end of October. I like your 5 by fall idea a lot! πŸ‘πŸΌ Will pick 5 out of the things I set aside.

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πŸ‘Bravo @heavyhedon 

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@blackkitty2014 -- aw, thanks. I hope to have more progress shortly. 

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Time to report back last couple month progress 😘


Tom Ford Soleil Blance body oil 


Tom Ford Soleil eye and face palette in Warm


Tom Ford Terra bronzer


Tom Ford Pink Sand: another month or 2?


Chanel Chance: I just got it about couple week but I love it so much that I think I will pan it by the end of the summer 


Becca powder: I’m gonna miss Becca.

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This is so impressive, @blackkitty2014!! Especially the lippie (a few weeks!!)!! 

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@blackkitty2014, impressive progress! Those last bits of TF bronzer and blush seem like they take forever but you'll be at the end in no time!!

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@blackkitty2014 Wowza! What incredible progress!

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@blackkitty2014 you've done some serious work there!

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@blackkitty2014 This is phenomenal! I especially like your comment about how you only bought the Chanel lippie a few weeks ago and it’s almost all used up! True love😍


Btw, how did you use your Tom Ford body oil? I’ve been using a highlight brush on my collarbones, but I saw some videos where ppl use a body buff brush to apply on shoulders.

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Thx you @Samtian @CookieGirl1 @Guessgal πŸŒΉ. Guessgal, where I live is super hot right now so I’m in shorts and dresses all the time. I just spray it straight to my neck, chest, arms and legs. Every summer I finish about 1.5 of these little bottles. 

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@blackkitty2014 --Major update! Lovely pan on those Tom Ford items!

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