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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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@missjeanie  This is such a great idea! I love how you chose your products!! You’ve got this!! 

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Thanks @ather !

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Yes girl!!! Welcome @missjeanie! I’m so happy that you’ll be joining us this year! Yaaaaay! Excited to see you work through these beauties! You got this! Fist 👊🏼 

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@itsfi I'm hoping I choose a better this year and can stick to it! 

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These are great products for the challenge @missjeanie ❣️ You can always swap out or add or take out products if something is not working for you. 

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Good luck @missjeanie!

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Thanks @faeriegirl !  I'm hoping that I'll be good at sticking with it this year!

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Tags for everyone …. @NotCrocker @heartsmyface @Samtian @itsfi @heavyhedon @cianni @missjeanie @BluePaisley 


I’m flying off the top of my head so please tag others. I will add more whenever I can steal a moment away. 

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@ElleElleG Awe yeah!!! I've been waiting!

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@ElleElleG thanks for the tag, and creating this thread!! Year 6 already??!?

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Thanks so much for the tag and for the thread @ElleElleG.❣️ Tagging a few more folks who may be interested. 


@blackkitty2014 @lmaster @Nahnom @pinyo @CynthieLu @ather @CookieGirl1 @snoflakefaerie @Mellmars1185 @QueenMarceline@haleyvvvv @Guessgal @AznAngelLiz @faeriegirl 


If I've missed someone, I'm so sorry. Will try later tonight to go through the past pan threads to see if I've missed anyone who posted a product to pan in the past.

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Thank you for the tag, @itsfi!! 🥰

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Thank you @itsfi for thinking of me for this thread. I have been organizing my skincare and makeup this past week so I’ll try to remember to take pics of items I want to pan as I go along! I don’t wear eyeshadow as much as I used to, so palettes will definitely be tough to pan for me 🙈

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@itsfi thanks for the tag!! 🙌💓

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Thx you @itsfi @ElleElleG . I will sure join another year. I didn’t meet all my 2022 goal but I made some progress. So cheer to another year of Pan It. 👏 We can do it.

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Yes that’s right @blackkitty2014. We can do it! 👊🏼 

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Thank you for the tag @itsfi , I am defintley interested to do this ‌😁‌ I just have to start thinking on my choices, I have allot that needs to get finished ‌😅‌ this is great motivation too use up what I have. @Cissy63 might want to do this too 🙂

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@CynthieLu, it’ll be great to have you join in the challenge. Sometimes I think the hardest part is picking the products to work on. But there’s a lot of flexibility with that too. A few things, lots of things, one or two for the whole year and rotating a few more seasonally … so many options! 

Yes, yes, yes, @Cissy63, would be awesome to have you join us. 

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@itsfi , @CynthieLu   Yes, I am game for this.  Thank you!

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@itsfi thanks for the tag!  I'll have to start thinking about this...

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@CookieGirl1, project pan would be so much easier to do with ice cream. 🍨 


I will pan marble fudge, and salted caramel, and … 😝 

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