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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†

Thank you @heavyhedonπŸ˜€ July was a good month for my panning projects.

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You never fail to impress me with the Biba palette @itsfi πŸ˜πŸ₯°πŸ‘πŸ‘Yoo-hoo πŸ‘

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Thank you @blackkitty2014! 😘 Part of the motivation to pan another shadow in this palette is so I can feel better about opening and using some other palettes I may have already picked up. πŸ˜²πŸ˜¬πŸ˜‚ 

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@itsfi -- I hear you. Did the same last week. πŸ˜‹

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How does that happen @heavyhedon?!! πŸ˜‚

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Belated updates. I was getting a little discouraged posting monthly, so I'm going to do quarterly. Unfortunately with moving I haven't been using as much; and I meant to post at the end of June, but again, a move. Does anyone else feel as if they miss their update they shouldn't use their product until they update-cause that's a thing my brain does. 


Last update:


Today's update


I decluttered the Becca foundatiom, and the other two were too hard to see how much has been used. But I'm getting close on the PTR Tinted sunscreen. 

I finally hit pan on my bronzer! And I think I'm close on the Fenty Blush but there's so many cream blushes! And I've made a good dent on the highlighter! 

A little bit of progress on the eye shades. The mini caviar stick definitely feels doable by the end of the year. 

I feel like I'll also finish the Vasanti and Smashbox products by the end of the year. And maybe the glossy pink Buxom product, but those lip crayons are daunting. I think I'm going to work on them through the year and definitely declutter the red and maybe pink ones. 

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@haleyvvvv  Great progress!!

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Thank you, @ather!! 😊

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@haleyvvvv Whooo I love that progress!! 

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Thank you, @Samtian!! 😊

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 Great job, it's no mean feat to make a dent in such an intense blush shade!

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Thank you, @heavyhedon!! 😊 Actually it pulls really pink on me, I'd rather it be a little more purple πŸ’œ 

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Great job @haleyvvvv . Wow you did great πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ₯°πŸŒΉ I need to see how I did. Maybe 2 mini lippies…

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Thank you, @blackkitty2014!! 😊  2 mini lippies is a lot, nice!!

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@haleyvvvv, I see pan! I see pan! 😍 Yessss!!! Nice work - you're making progress on all your pan products. πŸ˜

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Thank you, @itsfi!! It was so nice to finally see pan on that bronzer!! 😊

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πŸ‚πŸ 5 before fall πŸ‚πŸ


My 5 before fall seasonal pan list has been finalized. So sorry for the delay @heavyhedon! I couldn't find the first product that I selected and at the end just decided to replace it with something else. Watch, it will magically appear the minute after I post this. lol.

More panning - 5 before fallMore panning - 5 before fall


I like the I'm From Rice Toner; I don't use toner often, or haven't been. When I do use it, it's more of a warm weather product for me, and it has not been consistently warm here by any means. I really do need to use this up this year so it'll work out well for 5 before fall.


I have a love-hate relationship with this Ellis Brooklyn BEE Eau de Parfum - some days it smells wonderful on me; other days, I just want to rub it off myself as soon as possible. My guess is that it may have something to do with whatever body lotion I have been using, so I plan on tracking when it's a love and when it's not during 5 before fall!


Missha Misa Cho Bo Yang BB Cream No. 23 is probably a better color match when it's been a more 'normal' summer. It's sheer enough that it'll work well to give me the color that I don't otherwise have.


Illume Eternal Nomad Thai Lily Body Butter has been in my supply of bath-and-body products for longer than I can remember. I don't even know if they make this scent anymore. πŸ˜¬ It's time to open it and use it up.


Guerlain KissKiss Roselip Tinted Lip Balm - Pink Me Up is another beauty that I've had in my stash for some time. It photographs much darker and bolder than what it actually looks like in the tube and how it wears in real life. I like the balm formula and the color is buildable to a slightly-warm leaning pink. I've been reaching or this every so often -  it's time to ramp it up and work through it. 


Thanks so much for this fab idea, heavyhedon. πŸ‘ I'm looking forward to taking part in this sub-unit of the panning project. πŸ˜ I'll aim to post a status check on these goodies on August 22, one month before the official start of fall. πŸ‚πŸ

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@itsfi  Such a great plan!!! 

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Thank you @ather! I like that there’s a range of products - skincare, bath and body, makeup, fragrance. In hindsight, a hair care product would have better rounded it out but I do have the hair serum in my regular project pan. 

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Great idea! I’d love to hear updates on what you find with the Bee perfume. That’s on my wishlist!

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Will do @BluePaisley! I've figured out that a couple of shower gels were not mixing well with the Bee perfume and have been making sure not to use them together. That's made for a more enjoyable experience with the Bee perfume. I'll keep you posted.

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