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Pan It! - 2021 Challenge ๐Ÿ†

Welcome to the 2021 Pan It Challenge !!



HUGE round of applause for the 2020 Panners ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ 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 arenโ€™t making a dent in anything look back at those photos, Iโ€™m certain youโ€™ll see some changes ๐Ÿ˜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 youโ€™re not fond of).
  • Have shadows with a ton of fall out?  Use water
  • Watching the progress of othersโ€™ can be fun but try not compare your progress to theirs.  We all use our makeup differently and have different goals.
  • Donโ€™t restrict yourself to only using the item(s) you are working on.  Itโ€™s more than OK to incorporate other items or take a break!
  • Makeup should be funโ€ฆ.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 donโ€™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 ๐Ÿ†

@blackkitty2014 Nice work on that Tom Ford blush! I have the smaller compact blush pan with highlighter duo and it feels like it takes forever to use it up. Good luck this year! 

Re: Pan It! - 2021 Challenge ๐Ÿ†

Thx you @LuxFlora . Tom Ford Bi Coastal duo blush is my next project. That one seems to last forever ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ

Re: Pan It! - 2021 Challenge ๐Ÿ†

Yay! Excited for the new thread. About in November I went through and cataloged my stuff. Skin/Body/Hair Care, Lip Balms/Glosses, Lotions, and Mini Perfumes and Mists. It was staggering the results. My project is to use up what I can! I am still working on my eye shadow project. I think I might start incorporating some of the white/nude shades into my looks to pan those. I am also still focusing on my perfume mists I was doing last year. I have been able to knock a few things out of my new project already.  Last year I only had 193 or so empties. But it's past time. I'll probably keep just sharing every quarter. Here's where I am starting at-

Pan Project 2021- 757

Large Mists- 15

Mists- 7

Perfumes- 8

Mini Samplers 1- 2/198

Mini Samplers 2- 1/46

Lip Balms- 75

Lotions- 2/49

Cleansers- 44

Toners/Exfoliators- 25

Serum/Oil/Essence- 1/46

Eyes- 1/15

Moisturizers- 76

Night Stuff- 24

Hair- 2/35

Shower Gels/Bath Stuff/Etc.- 1/37

Lip Stuff- 12

Masks- 2/62

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Re: Pan It! - 2021 Challenge ๐Ÿ†

Gah @Samtian you're reminding me that I REALLY need to do an inventory of my beauty items.   Looking forward to your progress!

Re: Pan It! - 2021 Challenge ๐Ÿ†

Oh my gosh @Samtian this is pretty satisfying..... Am I seeing the exclamation??? That was the first fragrance I ever owned ๐Ÿ˜†

Re: Pan It! - 2021 Challenge ๐Ÿ†

@lmaster Haha yes you are! My sister had it as a teen and I fell in love with it. 

Re: Pan It! - 2021 Challenge ๐Ÿ†

@Samtian I had the perfume and they even had a powder with a puff that was amazing for your body

Re: Pan It! - 2021 Challenge ๐Ÿ†

@lmaster A puff!!!! That makes me so sad I never saw one! They still sell the perfume at Walmart lol. 

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Re: Pan It! - 2021 Challenge ๐Ÿ†

@lmaster I wish they still sold things like this.  I thought it would make a good gift, but the only one I ever saw online was so-so.  I can't even recall the brand/scent.


I remember my grandmother using the big body puffs for powder.  She had an old one (probably from the 60s) that she filled with plain baby powder.  She liked the puff that much!

Re: Pan It! - 2021 Challenge ๐Ÿ†

@greeneyedgirl107 that's funny you mention your grandma,,, she's the one that bought the exclamation puff powder for me ๐Ÿ˜†

Re: Pan It! - 2021 Challenge ๐Ÿ†

@lmaster That IS funny!  Awww

Re: Pan It! - 2021 Challenge ๐Ÿ†

@lmaster Even the packaging is so cool!

Re: Pan It! - 2021 Challenge ๐Ÿ†

@Samtian I thought I was so cool having this too ๐Ÿ˜†

Re: Pan It! - 2021 Challenge ๐Ÿ†

@lmaster you are indefinitely cool!

Re: Pan It! - 2021 Challenge ๐Ÿ†

Awwww girl!! ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’‹ @Samtian so are you!!!

Re: Pan It! - 2021 Challenge ๐Ÿ†

Impressive @Samtian! ๐Ÿ˜ Love how you've organized and categorized everything! I'm excited to see you hit your targets!! You got this!

Re: Pan It! - 2021 Challenge ๐Ÿ†

@itsfi Thank you!! I'm excited!

Re: Pan It! - 2021 Challenge ๐Ÿ†

This is my panning goals inspiration๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ You got this, canโ€™t wait to hear about things you like/love/meh/noโ€™s in the empties thread lol!

Re: Pan It! - 2021 Challenge ๐Ÿ†

@SAlyFitz Awe!!! Thank you so much!!

Re: Pan It! - 2021 Challenge ๐Ÿ†

Amazing and Impressive organization @Samtian wow, you got this! Good luck with the panning goals. 

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