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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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Lol I was just about to ask if anyone had started picking their items for β€˜22

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@ElleElleG Hahaha I get too excited easily. 

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I'm excited to see everyone else's panning projects for the new year-- here and on YT. Really working on my own last things I might get done from this year, right now. 


@Samtian -- with you on those little perfume samplers. I have so many, and I can't wear scent everyday or my skin gets oversensitive and rashy. Looking forward to your next line-up! 

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@heavyhedon Thank you! I can't wait to see yours!

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Small update for me. My smell is trying to come back, maybe 20-30% and I am able to smell the Pink body mist I was working on. I don't like it haha I'm kicking it out and going to move on to the Hollister one I set aside, so I could focus on the Pink. 

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Yay that it is coming back, @Samtian!! That's great news!!

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@Samtian, yessss to your sense of smell coming back!! πŸ™ŒπŸΌ Bummer that the Pink body mist isn’t working for you, but hey, now there’s one more product destashed! πŸ˜‰ 

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@itsfi Thank you! And that is my thoughts exactly! I have a lot more to go through so it's no big loss to me. 

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I'm glad to hear that, @Samtian . 

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@heavyhedon Thank you!

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@Samtian it’s good to hear you’re on your way to regaining your sense of smell.  That’s promising.  Our bodies are incredible how they can regenerate and heal.  

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@heartsmyface Yes they are, and thank you!

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So happy to hear that your sense of smell is returning, @Samtian! πŸ’– I hope you find scents you love in your collection.

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@curlychiquita Thank you!!

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Here's my project pan lineup for Q4 2021. I've worked my way through or de-stashed all but 2 of my original project pan products, both makeup items. Adding a body cream and cuticle cream to the mix. 

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This is where we stand at the end of October. No pan to report for this month, but I'm hoping to have made some significant progress on each of these items by the end of next month.

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Status + Up Close Photos:

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I was working my through another body cream when I started on the Bath & Body Works Winter Candy Apple Body Cream so I think I can make more progress on this tube next month. 🀞 My goal is to finish this in its entirety by the end of the year.
With the Julep Your Cuticles Look Thirsty Cuticle Cream, my goal is to try to use this at least 3-4 times per week. For now, I'll leave it on my nightstand in an effort to make some better progress in November. I have no expectation of finishing this by year's end, but I will be interested to see how often I reach for it and how far I get at the end of December.

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I'm not sure whether I'll hit pan on Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blush - Paaarty, and that's okay; I'll still keep working at it. The motto for this blush is "slow and steady wins the race." πŸ˜‚ I'm happy with the progress that I've made with this one and would like to see where I end up at the end of the year.

I've just been chipping away at the blush and Natasha Denona Biba All Neutral Eyeshadow Palette. I met my goal for 2021 last month with hitting pan on Tor (last row, 2nd shadow). I would like to see if I can hit pan on one other eyeshadow. My best bet would be Sculpture so the plan is to incorporate that shade into my eye looks more often, while also reaching for some of my other shadows, both ones in this palette and in my collection.

2 more months to go! Excited to see everyone's progress on their panning projects!

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Amazing work, @itsfi!! 

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Thank you @haleyvvvv! 😊 I’ve been happy with my progress so far and am excited to see how things go over the next couple of months. 

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@itsfi You are so amazing! Great work, I can't wait to see pan in Sculpture!

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Awwww, thank you @Samtian! 😊 I feel extra motivated to hit pan on Sculpture. I’m like β€œc’mon Fi, more Sculpture. Use it more!” Hahaha! 

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@itsfi -- This is a great way to present your last Q of the year!


 I'm floored by how much you've gotten done. Surely that Candy Apple lotion will be done in time. Nice stuff, that. Good luck on that last Biba shade-- no matter what happens, you've killed it with that palette. It's giving me ideas for next year's Pan It!

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Thank you @heavyhedon! I think Winter Candy Apple may be my favorite scent from BB&W, so it shouldn't be too hard to reach for it this month. Awww, thank you for the kind words - this is year 2 with the Biba palette so seeing pan in more shadows is nice; it feels good to be working through things. 

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