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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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@heavyhedon Great work!!

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@vee95 -- Thanks!

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Good job @heavyhedon β€οΈ

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@blackkitty2014 -- Thank you!

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Nice work on the lip gloss @heavyhedon! Love your two lippie choices for the spring! 😍

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@itsfi -- Thanks! Might need to pick a new one soon.

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Here's what March looked like:

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tl;dr: Overall, March saw progress on most, but not all of my project pan products. The neck cream is definitely feeling neglected, as are the Ciate blush and the Julep nail treatment. Progress continues at a steady clip with the eyeshadow palettes and the Tarte blush has been seeing more use as well. My allergies are acting up again so the eyeshadows may see less use next month. 

Q1 2021 Updates

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Project Pan: The Ordinary Hair Density Serum
Goal: Use regularly and decide after Q1 whether to keep working on it. 
Q1 2021 Status: Surprisingly, of all my project pan items, this is the one that has the most consistent progress. I've noticed that if I use this daily, it tends to dry my scalp, so I've limited use to once every other day or once every third day, and I will be sure to use a hair mask at least once per week. That seems to have kept my scalp from feeling dry.
Project Pan: Ciate Dewy Blush Glossy Cheek Tint (Papaya)
Goal: Use it at least once per week. Revisit at the end of summer whether to keep it as part of my project pan.
Q1 2021 Status: This has been making some, but not a lot of progress, in large part because I like to layer it with the Tarte Paaarty blush and the blush has been seeing more use as part of my DIY lip gloss. 

Project Pan: Julep Be Strong Oxygen Nail Therapy
Goal: Use it up by end of the year
Q1 2021 Status: I wouldn't have guessed that I would have such a hard time with this one. It's moving along at a snail's pace. I am running through my base coat pretty quickly and may give this Julep treatment a go as a base coat  over the next few months to see how it performs. 

Project Pan: Strivectin TL Advanced Tightening Neck Cream
Goal: Use it consistently.
Q1 2021 Status: In the words of Homer Simpson, "DOH!!!" In the words of itsfi, "Do better, Fi; do better!" lol Despite seeing this on my counter every night, I continue to forget to use it. 

Project Pan: Sephora Collection Brightening Eye Cream - Hydrate & Depuff (gratis)
Goal: Use it up.
Q1 2021 Status: Thanks to my allergies this month, my eye area has been drier than usual and, as a result, I've been reaching more for this eye cream. My allergies can typically run through late summer / early fall so at this newfound rate of use, it's very possible I might actually finish this jar by the end of the year. 


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Project Pan: Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush (Paarty)
Goal: Hit pan by year end
Q1 2021 Status: The print on this blush is beginning to wear off. That's progress for me and speaks to what a modern miracle my usage of this product has been this year, as compared to last year. Hahaha! I'm not sure how often I'll reach for this one in the next few weeks; I've picked up a few new blushes that I like more than this one. As with the Tarte eyeshadow, I've also been mixing this blush with some lip balm every so often to turn it into a lip gloss. Moving forward, I'll continue to use this blush that way as well as using it to set some liquid or cream blushes.

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Project Pan: Tarte Unleashed Eyeshadow Palette (gratis)
Goal: Pan at least 2 shadows (stretch goal = pan either toad-ally or party animal, the last shades in rows 2 and 3)
Q1 2021 Status: We are very much at the beginning of our panning journey. lol Interestingly, I've been reaching for the shade "iguana love you" (second row, third shadow) this month, but not as an eyeshadow. I've been scraping a little of the shadow and mixing it with a lip balm to create a lip gloss with it. I didn't think anything of it the first time I did this; I was just curious, but it's turned into something I've been using fairly regularly. I may continue doing a DIY lip gloss with this shade throughout the year.

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Project Pan: Natasha Denona Biba All Neutral Eye Shadow Palette
Goal: Hit pan on 2 other shadows (Tar or Sculpture being one of them).  I hit pan on Freckle, Shine, Monroe and Tusk last year so those don't count)
Q1 2021 Status: Some movement on Tar though I need to give that shade some more attention. Rustic (first row, first shadow) and Rayon (second row, third shadow) have been the two newer colors I've been gravitating to more frequently. Allergy season is here and by the looks of it, will not be a kind one to my eyes this year, so I'll probably be wearing eyeshadow less often.


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Amazing progress, @itsfi!! I'm so impressed at all of the dips in those palettes!!

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Thank you @haleyvvvv! My need for a routine    is keeping me committed to using at least one or two shadows from the Biba palette almost every day. 

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@itsfi Looking great!!

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Awww, thank you @SamtianπŸ€— You're always so encouraging! 

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@itsfi I try! it's always so fun seeing the work everyone has done.

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Agree @Samtian! It's so motivating to see everyone's progress.

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@itsfi I’m amazed how you pan eyeshadow. It’s the hardest thing for me 😘 Good job!

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@blackkitty2014, all the eyeshadow pans are from last year. ND Biba was the only eyeshadow I used last year. I reached for it for maybe all but 60 days last year - the routine of using it on a near daily basis helped with panning and with giving me something steady and consistent to do. 😊 Going to try to get back to a routine with it but will add other shadows, including the Tarte, this year, going forward. 🀞🏼

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That’s good idea. I will need to choose one and put some add-on liked glitters or something @itsfi 

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@blackkitty2014, sparkles are a must!! πŸ˜‰ I gravitate a lot to the sparkly shades in the ND Biba. πŸ˜

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@itsfi -- That's steady usage showing there. Love those palettes! 


 Tarte blushes may be the hardest panning product ever, I know well. Psyched to see those lines disappear... I've have to move in one of my Tarte blushes sooner or later too. 

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@heavyhedon, thank you! Hitting pan for the first time on the ND last year felt good - it was a nice reminder of the value of steady, consistent use. πŸ‘πŸΌ Thank you for sharing that about the Tarte blush; it has been a challenging one but progress is happening! 

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I’ve decided to work on getting some skincare moved out.  I’ve marked the level on the items I don’t believe I’ll get through by the end of April so I can see my progress.  Just a one month challenge cause any longer than that and I start hating everything:) ThΓ© volition cream is new and full but I love the scent and am optimistic  it’ll get used up cause i tend to bring it down my neck and shoulders.  



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Skincare is always fun to pan @heartsmyface 

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