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Pan It! - 2022 Challenge

Welcome to the Pan It Challenge, 2022 Edition!!

I'm claiming a 2022 that's greater than our wildest imaginations, also for my longtimers this will be our FIFTH YEAR doing this challenge. Thanks to all who've stuck around and everyone who's tested themselves and jumped into the madness. You all are amazing 😘




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 😃
  • 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:



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@AznAngelLiz Ooh wow good job! 

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Wow @AznAngelLiz, you're killing it with the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette - that's not an easy one to pan - impressive. And the TF bronzer, too. You are doing an awesome job! 


I really appreciate that you've decided to declutter the UD Naked palette after putting in all the effort you did to try to make it work for you. There will be products that just don't work for us and I like your approach of moving past it and finding another item to pan. Will be keeping that in mind with some of the products that I trudge along after.

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Sorry to hear it's that painful to use it @AznAngelLiz well... On to the next 😉

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@AznAngelLiz Wow! Amazing progress there 🙂 you're doing great! Also, eyeshadow palettes are probably the most difficult items to pan (even if you do love the palette) so don't be too hard on yourself about the Naked palette. Honestly, I have so many palettes that have barely even been touched... which reminds me, I should do a palette no-buy for the rest of the year. 😁

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 Kudos on the massive progress, and on your thorough use of that palette-- when you know you don't even like it anymore, that is a great lesson to take from your from panning! 

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@AznAngelLiz Bravo on the Hourglass palette. It’s seriously hard when we are trying to pan something we don’t love. I try to mix up the love and not so love one. You can always declutte the palette. 

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@AznAngelLiz Great panning progress!

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A few changes to my panning project.

The Etude House Double Lasting Foundation was leaking stored sideways in my drawer so I’m focusing on it rather than the Innisfree cushion though both have been in my rotation.

The Jill Stuart and Benefit Bad Gal primers are finished and have been replaced with YSL Touche Éclat Blur Primer. 
The Yensa concealer was too yellow and the Dior was too dark and Pink so I combined them and added white base and am using them from the orange travel case:)  So far so good.  
I went through the one vial of perfume quickly so added three more.  I LOVE Not a Perfume and have somehow been able to wear it for years without actually buying it.  



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@heartsmyface Ooh great progress!!

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@heartsmyface Dang that was fast! I was just commenting on the Bad Gal primer a couple pages back and you're already done LOL

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@AznAngelLiz  Ha yeah I went through it faster than I expected.  it did pill a little but I really liked the way it brightened and added glow to my complexion.  I absolutely hate the delivery though. It’s still something I would buy again if I came across it, but the tube with holes is unnecessary and I’d repackage it again for more convenient use.

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@heartsmyface great job!! Always find myself mixing and matching 😆

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@lmaster   Ha once you know how to perfectly match your skin tone it’s almost impossible not to even with near perfect matches.  I might just like mixing cause it makes me feel like an artist  😆 

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Looks like you're off to a roaring start @heartsmyface! So hard to find the perfect concealer shade, I'm always mixing them too.



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@heavyhedon isn’t it nice though?  You get to customize to fit your complexion on any day throughout the year and not have to really worry about shades you purchase being too far off.  Plus the mixing part is enjoyable. 🙂


I did find one concealer that is my absolute perfect shade but it’s made by ‘he who should not be named’, so I don’t mention it when wearing it. 

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@heartsmyface, I love that you’ve been able to have Not a Perfume without actually purchasing a full size. 😍 That’s been the case for me and the Farmacy Honey Potion mask; I’ve been working through a steady supply of various sample or travel sizes and have yet to purchase a full size. 😆 

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@itsfi  it’s essentially getting a free full sized product but in instalments 😆 That’s really good mask too!  I don’t see a lot of it come this way in sample form but perhaps cause I’m always choosing perfumes and serums😉

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@heartsmyface All the best with your panning project! I still need to get mine in order! 

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@Mellmars1185  Panning is a hard one for me cause I like switching things up a lot.  I’ll reach a point where I’ve replaced things as I go and there will be no visible progress with the newer items and I’ll need to start an entirely new project.  Or I’ll just get sick of a color and hate it so much I toss it so I’ll never have to look at it again. 

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@heartsmyface I totally understand and feel the same way. I love trying new products so i think i have enough to last me a lifetime! 

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@heartsmyface Great job! 🙂

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