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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

@ElleElleG I think I'm going to jump on this thread finally!! 

Re: Pan It! - 2022 Challenge

@lmaster, yessss, join us!!! The more, the merrier! @heavyhedon 

ETA: Ooh, just saw your post on your pan items, lmaster. They look great! 😃 So happy you’re jumping in!


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@itsfi yes yes!!! 🙌🎉❤️ Super cute!!! 

Re: Pan It! - 2022 Challenge

Join us, @lmaster , we have cookies!🍪

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Cookies you say 🤤 @heavyhedon 

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@lmaster -- Hope you like biscotti, because that's what I like to make.

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Never had it 😔 @heavyhedon 

Re: Pan It! - 2022 Challenge

One more: I will be conservative and put these lippies up for my 2020 panning project. Most of these are mini so I think this is doable goal

Re: Pan It! - 2022 Challenge

Can't wait to see your progress 😊 @blackkitty2014 

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Thx you @lmaster 🌹

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@blackkitty2014 Ooh those are beautiful! Would you mind swatching them?

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Here they are @Samtian . Top is closest to my wrist and it’s Sephora lip mousse Tulip and the bottom one is TF lipgloss (I swatch them according left=top and right=bottom). I like these a lot so they’re easier to pan


Re: Pan It! - 2022 Challenge

@blackkitty2014 Ooh that is so pretty to look at. Thank you so much! That True Coral is beautiful!

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@Samtian It is. I think this is the 2nd mini True Coral & 4th Indian Rose I panned. They like to promote these 2 shades a whole lots so I get them from gwp here and there.

Re: Pan It! - 2022 Challenge

@blackkitty2014, what a beautiful group of lipsticks and glosses to include in your project pan! 😍

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I'm starting to feel like lippies should only come in minis, it's the only way I'll finish one, @blackkitty2014. What a great selection to add to your project pan!!

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@blackkitty2014 -- I think many of my lip minis will be showing up in my seasonal pans, too, but I don't think I have the stamina to finish many of them off-- you're fierce! 

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Thank you for making this amazing thread @ElleElleG I've been making it my 2022 year goal to do a project pan and I already started to set some items aside I want to work on the next few months. So truly, this is the perfect thread for me to be on bright and early this year 🙂 I'll be back to update it with my full list in the next few days but for now, I'm going to be enjoying and getting inspired by the rest of the awesome people on this thread.

Re: Pan It! - 2022 Challenge

Very welcome @QueenMarceline , welcome to the fun house 😁

Re: Pan It! - 2022 Challenge

@ElleElleG Thank you 🙂

Re: Pan It! - 2022 Challenge

@QueenMarceline Can't wait to see what you select!

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