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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:



Re: Pan It! - 2022 Challenge

@heavyhedon Thanks. I'm using that stick a lot more these summer months, especially since it fades pretty quickly. 

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Great choices for your project pan @Nahnom! Look at that dip in the CT; you’ve definitely been making some significant progress. It looks like you could hit pan on it this year and full pan / finish it by early next. Awesome work! 

What would make the color on the Milk lip and cream blush more likable? Is it too dark? Not dark enough? Just curious to see if there might be a way for you to mix another product with it to create a color you like more and maybe transfer it into a jar or vessel that works better for you. 

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@itsfi Thank you for your comments. The hitting pan on the corrector before 2023 is a good goal, I will use that! I strongly dislike stick formats for face application unless it is a lipstick. I strongly dislike swiping a stick on my face for blush, it's weird and I see it as very unhygienic. The color is too pink for my lips and as a blush. Also the product itself applies patchy irregardless of application method (swipe, brush swipe and apply, fingers...), occasionally gives me acne (I sometimes get breakouts in areas where I applied it and would otherwise never get a breakout), has a sickly citric acid smell (reminds me of a biology lab smell crossed with a lemon air freshener), and it fades very fast (within 2 hours you can't even tell I am wearing it!).


As you can probably tell, that blush stick will get a 2 star review/rating once I am done with it. 

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I haven't used any stick foundation or blush or well, anything in quite a while, but you reminded me of a "hack" I learned from a fellow model some time ago. 


Warning: it does require messing up 5he back or palm of your hand. She would take the dark, stubborn stick and first hold it clenches in her hands to warm it a bit. Then she applied a very small amt of moisturizer on back of her hand and rubbed the stick over it until she had the desired amount. She explained that the moisture and the heat helped make texture more creamy and smooth. Then she would take a wedge and tap it in the cream and then tap, blend on her cheeks.


One fashion show she was running very late and hadn't brought her show case. As we were finishing up she asked if I had lipstick as all she had was the light pinky pearl she'd been wearing. Well, the few I had with me were farely dark and on the berry/purple side. She did almost 5he same thing but mixed in a bit of her shade to soften my colors! It was amazing! 

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@immommaosoirish I tried applying it to the back of my hand and then using a brush, it works but the color is off and I just don't like stick formats for anything but lipstick. The texture is also not compatible with foundation, I tried mixing it with foundation or concealer and it separated. I understand that a lot of people love the stick format but it's not for me. 

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Gah, guess who locked themselves out of their account 🙃

Anyways, I owe you all an update ASAP

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Oh no @ElleElleG! 😱 Hope it gets resolved without too much hassle. Excited to see your updates. 😃 

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June extras & 😎Nude Summer🍹Update 1:


 Doing quite dreadfully on my samples section of the year-long pan; I keep forgetting to pull out my pan box, is why. Going to change that now.


As for the other items, I'm working on a way to make the ELF cool powder compact more useful, I'll be turning it into a loose powder this week. And my ELF Hydrating Water Essence is doing well, I'm still on target for finishing that this year at least. Here's pics, same level, just marked anew in the second pic: 

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Now, for 😎Nude Summer🍹--


 Worked my way through 1-3 uses each of the first group, including an extra palette or two I added in by accident:


Super Shock Eyeshadow, Hanky Panky 1

Maybelline Color Tattoo Leather, Creamy Beige 1

Jelly PongPong Duo, Electric1

Pacifica Hemp-Infused Quad, Quartzes 1

ELF, Need It Nude 1

Milani, Soft & Sultry 3

Sephora Winter Magic 2

Huda, Mercury Retrograde 3

Juvia’s Place, Warrior II 4

Pixi Fresh Face Blush, Ginger Blossom 4

ELF Beautifully Bare Palette, Fresh & Flawless 3

Avon True Color Blush, Earthen Rose 4

Item Contour Cheek Money, Vibez 2

Essence Pure Nude Highlighter, Popping Champagne 1

Colourpop, Calypso 2

Natasha Denona Matte Lipstick, Amarosa 3

Burt’s Bees Lipstick, Suede Splash 1

Mellow Cosmetics Lipstick, Chocolate 1

Mellow Cosmetics Liquid Lipstick, Tehran 2

Tarteist Lip Paint, Hella 1

Nars Tinted Lip Balm, Laguna 2

Becca Lip Gloss, Topaz x Gilt 2


Context Nail Lacquer, Body Talk 2



Here's Group 2: 


Most of the goodies!Most of the goodies!SC mini Nougat, very sweet shadesSC mini Nougat, very sweet shades

I want to use them all 1-4 times, and I'll keep using Kitty Pink till it's fini! You can see these are mostly deeper nudes, which would look fantastic against my non-existent tan.


The goodies by name: 


Sephora Collection Mini, Nougat

Dominque Cosmetics, Latte  

Colourpop, Making Mauves

Benefit, Hot Tea & Nude Beach

Bareminerals, Renew

Dirty Little Secrets, Kitty Pink (so close to done, I want to finish it!)

Clinique Cheek Pop, Nude Pop

NYX Sweet Cheeks, Taupe

Ciate Bamboo Bronzer, Palm Island

Mark by Avon, All the Highlights


Too Faced Lipstick, Overexposed

Ciate Velvet Cloud Lip Powder, Blissful

Elf Balm Tint, Nude

NYX Lipstick, 1999

Mellow Cosmetics Lipstick, Nude


That's all, thanks for reading!


Re: Pan It! - 2022 Challenge

I agree with @itsfi I love your themes! Looks like the Sephora one is close to pan!

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@Samtian -- Thanks so much. I think 2 of those SC shades have a dip, but the texture is that kind of shimmer that makes it hard to really know where it is, y'know?

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@heavyhedon Mmm hmm!

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@heavyhedon, you come up with the best themes! Makes panning and seeing your panning progress so much fun! 

Those palettes are beautiful! 😍

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Thank you @itsfi! I really love all these palettes, and they're great for Fall too. I've been re-watching The X-Files, which put me in quite a mood for 90's shades of lipstick and eyeshadow, so this theme is playing into all that inspo now. 

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@ElleElleG Hi, does this pan challenge start only at the start of the year (i.e. starts in Jan and ends in Dec 2022)? Or can one start a pan challenge anytime during the year? I have a product or two that I am working on panning with the end goal being before the period after opening (i.e. 12 months after opening). 


Thanks in advance for your reply. 😊

Re: Pan It! - 2022 Challenge

Hi @Nahnom 👋🏾👋🏾 the challenge starts whenever you're ready to jump in 😉. There are no hard rules on how long your project has to run and you're allowed to change your mind along the way. As long as you're pushing yourself to get use out of an item or two (or 20), you're welcome to share here. I look forward to seeing your item and journey!

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@Nahnom Can't wait to see what you have!

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@Nahnom -- I'll second what @itsfi said, and motion carries! I'm sure you can adapt this to your own timeline. Welcome to the panning pool! 🌊

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@heavyhedon Thank you. I'll get something up this weekend. 😂 at panning pool 

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Hi @Nahnom, going to gently sneak in here and say join us! The more the merrier and it would be so much fun to see and hear about your pan projects.@ElleElleG can speak more to it, but I think that you can start panning and posting here anytime. Goals don't have to be for year end either. Some of us have panning projects that go on for years, and others have put together fun seasonal pan projects for themselves as well.

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@itsfi Yay! 🎉 Thank you for your response. This weekend, I will try and upload a couple of products I am working on panning. 😃

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Thanks to @itsfi for the reminder to post an update haha.  This is Bones at the end of June. 


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