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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†

Oh, fun stuff @itsfi -- that toner looks amazing. I'm sure your missing item will appear magically very soon. Love seeing all of these summery things brought out-- it has definitely not been a typical summer here either, or I'd have probably chosen a bunch of bronzy cosmetics to go with my tan.  

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@heavyhedon, I'm so glad you shared this idea. It'll help motivate me to work reach for these beauties. The I'm From Rice Toner is really nice. I happy to be using it more. πŸ˜Š

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Quarterly update. These are taking forever, I'm starting to get angry at them lol. I might just switch it to one so I go through it faster. 

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@Samtian, this is GREAT progress!!! πŸ˜ 

If I'm remembering right, you have a handful of mists you are working your way through for this year's project pan. Since you’re working your way through more than just these two fragrances, it makes senses that progress will not be as fast as if these were the only products you were focusing on. You're doing a fabulous job! πŸ‘Š

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@itsfi Haha no sadly it is just those two, plus mini perfume samplers. But thank you!

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@Samtian -- I can't even imagine getting that far with a similar product, you're doing well!

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@heavyhedon Thank you! Haha I did decide to cut it down with one so hopefully I'll finish at least one by the end of this year.

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  Five by Fall!


 Fall 2021 starts on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 and I'm definitely looking forward to cooler weather and less lawn mowing. Starting today I'll be adding a seasonal 5 product side project to my other line-up.


 This will be a rolling pan based on usage (5 before Fall) so anytime I hit the 5 uses on an item, I'll post an update then add in a new item. There's nothing I need to use up that isn't already being panned, but I like seasonal pans that help me rotate through my collection, and a few of my fave Beautubers do something like this every year. Feel free to join (calling @itsfi !) and to change the uses however you need to make this work for you & be fun. 


Note: As I was picking through my stash to find products that I consider summery but underused lately, a color theme developed, so I went with it!


All the goodies!All the goodies!


First 5:   Avon Glazewear Summer Sheers lipgloss in Sheer Royalty 

Discontinued, but lovedDiscontinued, but loved


L'oreal Voluminous Mascara in Deep Violet


sorry for the blursorry for the blur


Lancome Drama Liqui-pencil mini in  Ampoule & Pixi by Petra Endless Silky Eye Pen in Opal Overcoat


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And Becca LightChaser Highlighter in Amethyst Flashes Geode. There's no way a pic can show how pretty this is!


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See you in 5!


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Oh this is great idea @heavyhedon ! I will join you 😘

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@blackkitty2014 -- Excellent!

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Oh, this is a cute idea, @heavyhedon!! 

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  It is! I can agree, though I didn't think of it, just twisted it to my own needs. I believe I first saw a version from Too Much Tash on YT; I think she credits someone else originally but not sure. 

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@heavyhedon Sounds like a great idea! 

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@Samtian Love me a seasonal pan!

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@heavyhedon, thank you so much for the tag. I have 4 of the 5 items picked out. Will get that 5th one decided on soon and post my 5 before Fall. πŸ˜ Your choices are great and it will be awesome to see your progress! πŸ‘Š

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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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