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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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@blackkitty2014 I bet that color looks fab on you!  Good job on the progress.

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Thx you @CookieGirl1 . I love it so much 🥰

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The oldest highlight in my collection is this one from Dior in Glowing Pink.  It's, uh, seen better days 😂



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@CookieGirl1  Great job!

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@ather thanks!

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@CookieGirl1, oooh, hitting pan on a highlighter is no easy feat! Great job! Love that you go through your products.

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@itsfi it's definitely a work in progress.

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Lovely pan, @CookieGirl1

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Thanks, @heavyhedon 🙂

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@CookieGirl1  Whoa!  To be fair that is an excellent highlight so I can see why it’s ‘the one’ 

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@heartsmyface It's actually pretty subdued so I end up using a pretty decent amount (which is also why I was able to pan it 😂).

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Bow @CookieGirl1 👏 Highlighter is sooo hard to pan. 👌🌹❤️👍

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@blackkitty2014 It's an OLD highlight; we've had some time together.

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@CookieGirl1 Beautiful lil pan there!

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@Samtian small but mighty, lol.

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@CookieGirl1 Most definitely! 

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I was laughing the other day at how ... well-loved my Tower 28 Beauty BeachPlease Lip + Cheek Cream Blush Magic Hour looks and I realized I had to post a photo of it here. 😅


On a serious note, I think this is the first blush I've ever even come close to finishing? I still have blushes from my tween years! I'm excited to repurchase this - I use it so frequently I broke the plastic around the hinge. 😶




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@GeorginaBT  Oh wow!   i have panned one (and maybe two but I can’t remember) blushes in my entire existence!   This is fabulousness. 

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Oh my goodness @GeorginaBT 👌👏👍❤️🌹This is well loved and money well spent! You did great 👍 

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@GeorginaBT I love seeing well loved makeup pics like this, awesome job panning a blush!!

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@GeorginaBT As someone who rarely touches blush, it's so nice seeing a well loved one!

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