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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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For some weird reason I was posting my fragrance progress at weird times, I couldn't figure out what I had planned haha. So I'm posting it at the end of this month so I can do end of 3 months posts from here on out to finish the year. I am also excited because I'm adding to my project. I have plenty of eyeliner and lip liners but they have sat unused basically for all time. My baby goal is to finish at least one of each by the end of 2022. Seeing as I never use them it's a good start! Since I just started the eye shadow panning I'm not posting that because it's not showing any progress yet. I did decide to cut down to one fragrance at a time, and even cutting the time short it's already done about as much as I normally had so that is good! Even if I don't fully finish it by the end of the year, I'm done working on it. 

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Here is the eyeliner swatch start, and just swatches of my eyeliners and lipliners to see what I am working with. I'm fully working on one eyeliner at a time, and for my 100 days of lipstick project I'm just pre-matching my upcoming colors with lipliners that match. 

EyelinersEyelinersLiplinersLiplinersUlta Gel LinerUlta Gel Liner

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Congrats on the progress, @Samtian!! The liners are all very pretty, I look forward to seeing the looks!! πŸŽ‰

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@haleyvvvv Thank you!!

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@Samtian, those are beautiful liners in your collection! πŸ˜ Great additions to your project pan! 

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@itsfi Thank you!!

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@Samtian -- worthy goals! I have to do a real assessment and declutter of my liners soon. Even ones that sharpen don't last forever, right?


Nice work on the fragrance! 

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@heavyhedon That is true! I decluttered a few of them, maybe 4 or 5.  And thank you!

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Forgive me; I wasn't going to add a new seasonal pan; then a perfect idea fell into my head and so we have:


     πŸ Fall For Lipstick! πŸ’„πŸ


Fall is my biggest Lipstick season of the year. Why not go crazy with it?


 Join me if you like and choose your goals to suit yourself. My goal is to work through as much of lipstick collection as possible, using each 1-2 times minimum, then rolling in more. I'm going to focus on groups of four at a time, for variety, and to get through the week easily. I may let the odd gloss or lip oil slip in here & there. This pan will end on the first day of Winter, Dec. 21st, 2021.


I'll update maybe 2x/month, just posting the names and pic of, & that I hit my goals on them. I'm aiming to re-acquaint myself with colors I haven't picked up in ages and maybe decide which of the many nude browns & warm baby pinks I don't really need. 


Here's my starting line-up:  Wet-n-Wild Liquid Catsuit in Sea Seduction (navy shimmer)

                                            Avon Ultra color Rich lipstick in Purple Hazed (shimmery, slightly iridescent pinkish-lavender)

                                            NYX lipstick in 1998 (90s style greyed taupe)

                                            Benefit They're Real! Double the Lip in Lusty Rose (liner and lipstick in one tube, soft red rose)


Nice assortment?Nice assortment?

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Nice seasonal challenge, @heavyhedon!! Pretty lippies!! 

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@haleyvvvv -- I think it will be fun. I learned through the last challenge that I can work through a lot of lippies if I don't have to totally use them up.

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@heavyhedon Great idea! I do hope you post some of your looks in the Lipstick Challenge thread!

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@Samtian -- will do!

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September Panning Update:


 Regular panning has not gone that beautifully during the summer; hard for me to do more than eye makeup in the heat; but a couple of cool things happened, along with finishing up 5 by Fall:



Dirty Little Secrets blush in Kitty Pink, which had pan then shattered, was re-pressed, and through using it any time I blush at all, I've hit tiny baby pan again!


baby pan!!!baby pan!!!


Used all but maybe one use of the Becca First Light primer; ready to say goodbye to this.


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Have decided that It's clearly not going to happen that I'll hit pan this year on a dozen blushes & highlighters from Pixi Beauty kit 2nd Edition (big surprise), and using up the whole Too Faced White Chip mini palette either, so i'm going to keep using them but focus on hitting pan on a single shade in each, then choose another, and so on. 


Pans to focus on marked with white paper here: 


Great fall shadeGreat fall shadeDeep dips but no pan yetDeep dips but no pan yet 


Those are the current goals, still using a UD sample highlighter in Sin with no end in sight.

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Great progress, @heavyhedon!! That pixi blush you picked is gorgeous!! 

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Thanks @haleyvvvv -- I can't wait to wear it today!

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@heavyhedon I can't wait to see the progress!

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Lol, me either @Samtian . But I have set myself up with a mandatory one-day per week, like Monday Pan-Day or Tuesday-Pan-Day, when I'll focus on panning items in my makeup routine, and sneak' em in elsewhere as applicable.

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@heavyhedon That's a good way to do it!

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Five by Fall Final Update~


Thank you @itsfi for joining me in this seasonal pan! It was a fun way to move through parts of my collection I've ignored. My take on this pan was usage, and I used: 4 glosses, a highlighter, an eyeliner, & a mascara 5 times each.


Also got several uses each from another liner & mascara,.a lip oil, a liquid blush and a cream blush (multistick), finishing up the lip oil and finding the second liner to be unusable. 


 Welcome Fall, I am ready (mostly) πŸ‚πŸπŸ‚πŸ

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@heavyhedon, woohoo! You did good with you five by fall! 😊 The seasonal challenge was a lot of fun - a nice add-on to interject into the year long panning efforts. 

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@itsfi -- thanks! I'm not the best at using just the same products over and over if there's more than one, so these mini pans are good for my motivation. 

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