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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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@heavyhedon, I rarely get to a TJ Maxx or Marshall's anymore as the ones (or maybe it was just one) in the city have closed, but I recall seeing both elf skincare products, including that toner, and the May Coop Raw Sauce there on occasion; the latter has popped up during the holiday season - same formula but in special holiday packaging.

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@itsfi -- ooh, thanks for the tip.

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@heavyhedon how do you like the Elf essence ??

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@Emy10 it's my favorite essence ever!!!! But guess what,,, they discontinued it!!!!! 🤬🤬🤬 

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@lmaster  Ohhhh 😑😑😑😑


Thank you for letting me know 🥰🥰🥰

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@Emy10 you're welcome,, you may be able to find it on Amazon or eBay

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@lmaster  its ok, i didnt want to buy that much. If it was still available in store i might have tried it. 

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I like it a lot, @Emy10 , it doesn't irritate me and adds a nice layer of hydration that pumps up my moisturizer, and it's good to layer on itself, too, letting it dry in between. 

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Late update 😉.


Here's where I left off:


March 2022March 2022


I projected that I would likely hit pan in the second shade, the more taupe-y color, since it was my favorite shade in the palette. Well surprise, surprise .... my projection was wrong.


Here's the April Update:


April 2022April 2022


I MANAGED TO HIT PAN IN TWO SHADES!!!! Pan in the deepest shade came first and it was completely unexpected. It had a pretty sizeable dip in it but the thought of hitting pan hadn't crossed my mind. This gave me a lot of motivation for the rest of April.


Here's where we were at the beginning of May:


May 2022 - 1May 2022 - 1

May 2022 - 2May 2022 - 2


HIT MORE PAN 😁😁 The only thing better than hitting new pan is seeing that pan grow. Still absolutely loving this palette! In past years I found myself pulling in other palettes to maintain panning motivation but I haven't needed that thus far. Goal for this month is to get more use out of the golden shade. It's my least favorite shade in the palette and I often layer it with one of the other colors to get something I like. I can't imagine hitting pan on it any time soon but hopefully I surprise myself yet again.

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Oh my goodness, yes @ElleElleG - it feels so good to see more and more pan. Love seeing the fabulous progress you've been making. The shadows in this palette are disappearing before our very eyes! 😍😍😍 Great idea to mix your least fave shade with other colors - it's one of the many tips I learned from you and has been helpful in my panning progress over the years. I have this feeling you'll be hitting pan on that gold shade before the end of the year. You've got this! 

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Wow! You are my idol! @ElleElleG 

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@ElleElleG --sweet success! What great motivation to bust into the gold shade, too.

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Wow!!! Impressive!!! @ElleElleG 🙌

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@ElleElleG Oh wow!!! Amazing!

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I missed some update but here is where I am at:

finally finished my Dior concealer (already bought a replacement it’s a favorite) and added in a new one that I want to finish and not replace. Benefit boing concealer.

also finished elf wow brow.


I rolled out my No7 powder bc I used it a lot and decided I wanted to use up mini powders so I have been working on my mini Charlotte tilbury powder and it’s almost done.


I also rolled in my Charlotte tilbury contour wand that I worked on in my 2021 project bc I think it’s on it’s way to go bad and it’s starting to separate in the tube. I’m going to try and use that or my fenty cream bronzer until they are both gone. Already have a backup of the Charlotte wand!

making good and steady progress on the fenty bronzer but will go slower since I’m working on 2 cream bronzers now.


also rolling in my oldest foundation- bobby brown to finish it I gave marked where I am at.


Making good progress on my Laura Mercier cavier stick and still wanting to finish and hoping I can this year.


Making steady progress on other items. All are products I want to finish other than the Bobby brown lippie my goal is 10 uses



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@BluePaisley, marvelous work! Love seeing the progress you're making toward your goals - we see more and more pan every time you post! That's awesome!

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Super update, @BluePaisley , and I think Wow brow is the only ELF brow product I never tried.

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@BluePaisley Wow, good job!

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@BluePaisley impressive!!

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I've seemed to have neglected my ABH palette this last month!! But everything else has been used at least once a week 🙌

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Sounds like a strategically planned break to me, @lmaster 😬

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