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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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@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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@QueenMarceline  Thank you.  

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I was shocked when I hit pan in my Hourglass blush this morning!  Given how long it's taken me to get this far I'll still NEVER be able to actually finish it 🤣.



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Aaaah, amazing, @CookieGirl1!! Congrats on the pan!! 

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@CookieGirl1 I believe in you LOL. Do you layer it with other blushes or just using it daily?

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@AznAngelLiz Neither 🙂

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Never say never 🤣 @CookieGirl1 

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@CookieGirl1 Amazing! Is that a full size or mini out of curiosity? I use my mini hourglass blusher all the time and tried for pan LY with no luck.

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@BluePaisley It's a full-size and it's definitely the oldest blush in my collection; the pan that's there took YEARS to finally emerge.

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@CookieGirl1  🙌 This is extra exciting cause the bottoms of the hourglass pans have such a pretty pattern 😄

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@heartsmyface I may NEVER see more of it at this rate.  It took me years to get this far, lol.

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@CookieGirl1 yahoo!!! Congrats!

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@Samtian thank you!!


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