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Pan It! - 2023 Challenge


Hey all you cool cats and kittens, welcome to YEAR 6 of the Pan It Challenge!






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 😃 *this is the number one recommendation for everyone, regardless of how long you’ve been panning! Those photos add up and can help you realize progress you might otherwise overlook.
  • 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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I am a few days late in posting this update - this month really flew by!


Overall, I did a lot better with most of my goals this month than last month. While not perfect (I especially still need to find a better system for working on my fragrance goals), I'm generally happy with my progress so far, and look forward to continuing to work on this challenge!



1. Selfless by Hyram Centella & Green Tea Daily Gel Cleanser 

-goal: finish

-progress: used regularly - morning and evening most days lately, but still a long ways to go 

2. LANEIGE Cream Skin Toner & Moisturizer 5.0 oz/ 150 mL 

-goal: finish

-progress: used several times, about 1/3 full now (as opposed to about 1/2 full when I started)


3. COSRX Hydrium Watery Toner 

-goal: finish

-progress: used a few times; not really any visible change yet

4. Glow Recipe Fruit Babies Bestsellers Kit 

-goal: finish all; decide which to purchase the full size of

-progress: finished cleanser and moisturizer! And both serums are pretty much empty too. The toner is around 1/4 to 1/3 full.


I liked all of the minis in this set, and I've decided I will definitely be purchasing Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Niacinamide Dew Drops Serum , Glow Recipe Strawberry Smooth BHA + AHA Salicylic Acid Serum , & Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow PHA + BHA Pore-Tight Toner 5.07 oz/ 150 mL in the full size, as I really enjoyed all 3. However, I will be waiting as I have other serums and toners I want to try to use up first.

5. Bubble Skincare Come Clean Clay Mask 

-goal: finish

-progress: used once

I didn't use this mask as often as I hoped (I was aiming for weekly but obviously that didn't pan out, lol), but I'm still happy that I got it on the board finally!

6. The Body Shop Strawberry Body Yogurt 

-goal: finish

-progress: almost done! I estimate 1-2 more uses left.




1. Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit Unlocked Face Palette - Butterfly 

-goal: use at least once a week 

-progress: used regularly; have been using more often than not when I do my makeup, and definitely more than once a week! I'm happy with how much I have been using and experimenting with this one.

2. Hourglass Veil™ Translucent Setting Powder - Talc Free Standard Size Translucent - .36 oz / 10.5 g 

-goal: use & experiment with more; decide whether I like it or not 

-progress: used regularly - have been using most times when I do my makeup these days. I think I will end up making this a regular part of my makeup routine. I wasn't sure about it at first, but I've come to appreciate it.

3. Glossier Stretch Concealer for Dewy Buildable Coverage G12 

-goal: hit pan

-progress: I did it! 😁 I honestly thought it would take me a lot longer to get to this point. I think once I finish this one completely (which is fast approaching) I will replace it with another item, but I haven't decided what yet.


4. Juvia's Place Wahala II Eyeshadow Palette 

-goal: use each shade at least once 

-progress: used 6 more shades this month - 9 in total so far! I'm very happy with my progress with this goal.


Here are the looks I did this month using this palette:





5. Flower Beauty Blush Bomb Color Drops - Bubbly

-goal: finish

-progress: used regularly; I think it is around 3/4 full? Hard to tell

6. Red lippies: Burt's Bees Satin Lipstick (Scarlet Soaked), Stila Beauty Boss Lip Gloss (In the Red), KVD Beauty Everlasting Liquid Lipstick (Santa Sangre), Glossier Ultralip High Shine Lipstick with Hyaluronic Acid Fete , GXVE BY GWEN STEFANI Mini Originals Lip Set , mini Stila Stay All Day Longwear Liquid Lipstick (Beso)

-goal: use & experiment with more

-progress: used KVD Beauty Everlasting Liquid Lipstick (Santa Sangre) once, used mini GXVE BY GWEN STEFANI Anaheim Shine Clean High-Performance Satin Lipstick Original Recipe once

I didn't do as many red lip looks as I aimed to this month (I was hoping to get a couple more in), but I'm still fairly happy with what I did do.

Here are this past month's red lip looks: 





1. All of my discovery set samples & trial/travel sizes 

-goal: try each at least twice; decide whether to purchase any in the full size 

-progress: tried 2 discovery set samples 

2. All of my full size EDPs

-goal: use each at least once a month

-progress: used 2 - Glossier Glossier You Eau de Parfum 1.7 oz / 50 mL eau de parfum spray  & Floral Street Sunflower Pop Eau De Parfum 1.7 oz/ 50 mL 

I did not do as well with my fragrance goals this month as I would have liked. As I mentioned in my last update, I can no longer wear perfume to work, and I still need to work out a better system for remembering to use it on my days off.



1. All my free samples

-goal: use up & finish as many as possible; decide whether to purchase any of them

-progress: 5 (?) used

2. All my mini products

-goal: use up & finish as many as possible; decide whether to purchase any in the full size 

-progress: 6 (?) used


Of these, I have already restocked Biossance Squalane + Elderberry Nourishing Jelly Cleanser 5.07 oz / 150 mL  & Glossier Futuredew Facial Oil-Serum Hybrid 1 oz / 30 mL  & Peach & Lily Glass Skin Refining Serum. 


All in all, a pretty productive month! I hope I will be able to continue making progress in the next month and the rest of this year.

See you in April! 💜

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@caitbird  Great job 🥳

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@Cissy63  thank you! 😊

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@caitbird great job!!

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@lmaster  thank you! 😊

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This is very bittersweet; I love the satisfaction of finishing a product but a little sad that now it's gone!  This WAS my MAKEUP BY MARIO SoftSculpt® Transforming Skin Enhancer Medium that I received in gratis from @TeamBIC last summer and I knew instantly that I was going to love it (clearly--I loved it to death, lol).  It's technically considered to be a multi-purpose product but I used it as a bronzer and if there aren't any new bronzers that emerge for the summer that call to me even more, I could absolutely see myself repurchasing this one.



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@CookieGirl1 you impress me with how quick you pan cream products!!

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@lmaster it helps that this one really doesn't contain a lot of product AND that I really liked it. 

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Whoa!! You did an amazing job @CookieGirl1! 😍 It will be fun to see if you repurchase the Makeup by Mario or if something else catches your eye. 

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@itsfi it's always fun to try something new BUT I definitely wouldn't object to grabbing this one again.

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@CookieGirl1  great job! And I know just what you mean about that bittersweet feeling, too.

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Oh awesome work! @CookieGirl1 🥳

That's all done and you loved it too. That's a bitter sweet moment 😉

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@CookieGirl1 Excellent panning. It is really a great one! I do use it as a bronzer as well. I switch back and forth between this one and a powder. It is really beautiful, blends nicely, and leaves a glowy sun-kissed look. Do you know what you are going to use as your next bronzer?

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@Mellmars1185 I still haven't personally tried the MAKEUP BY MARIO SoftSculpt® Transforming Skin Perfector but I can see how it would definitely be a pretty powder bronzer!  I'm going to take the opportunity to work on a couple of my other bronzers until it's more "bronzer season" and brands start putting out new ones before I actually buy any kind of replacement.  I want to leave my options open 😉.

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@CookieGirl1  Oh you sure did love it to death 😁.  But it’s great to know how much you really enjoyed it.  I bought the light tone.  I’m still trying to incorporate it in my routine.  I saw his video on how he used it all over the face.  Did you ever use it like that?

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@Cissy63 no, this one was in Medium and I have a light skintone so it worked perfectly as a bronzer but it'd be WAY too dark all over the face and even if I had a lighter shade I don't think I'd use it like that (but that being said, I wouldn't personally purchase a lighter shade, so there's that).

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Thanks, I appreciate your input.😃

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Wow, February really flew by. 😲


MONTHLY SUMMARY - Panning was alright, some items were reached for more than others and it showed. 


FEBRUARY ALL STARS: ND Monroe is not playing around. I think I can be done with this by end of April if I use it everyday and if my allergies don't sideline me - I had a couple of days in February when I needed to hit "pause" on using any eyeshadow because of allergies and am wondering if that will be a more common occurrence in the next couple of months. I guess we'll see. The DIY lip balm is being used up much more quickly than I could have imagined. 


NEED TO PICK UP THE PACE: The Moroccanoil suffered from neglect in February and the Chanel lip liner is seeing slight, incremental movement but nothing that would probably be noticeable to anyone but me.


Everything else is a work in progress. 


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You realize just how much product are in these shadows when you're trying to pan them. This is my fourth year of panning on BIC and this could be the year (nooo, it will be the year - focus itsfi, FOCUS!!), I hit full pan on one of the shimmery shades. Looking at you, Monroe! 


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The hair care items in this year's project pan are going to be the ones for which "slow and steady win the race." 


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I've been using that second shade as a lip primer and it was exciting to see the dip in the corner. 😀 


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Very surprised by how quickly I'm working my way through this DIY tinted lip balm. 

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@itsfi Monroe is a beautiful shade! 

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@lmaster, 100% agree. ND's shadows, including Monroe, are beautiful, in color and formula. Makes it easy to use. 

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