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Pan It! - 2023 Challenge


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




**Join us in the 2024 thread available here: Pan It! - 2024 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 arenโ€™t making a dent in anything look back at those photos, Iโ€™m certain youโ€™ll see some changes ๐Ÿ˜ƒ *this is the number one recommendation for everyone, regardless of how long youโ€™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 youโ€™re not fond of).
  • Have shadows with a ton of fall out?  Use water
  • Watching the progress of othersโ€™ can be fun but try not compare your progress to theirs.  We all use our makeup differently and have different goals.
  • Donโ€™t restrict yourself to only using the item(s) you are working on.  Itโ€™s more than OK to incorporate other items or take a break!
  • Makeup should be funโ€ฆ.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 donโ€™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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Agree @Samtian ๐Ÿ˜˜

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Ooooh noooo never ending products  @blackkitty2014 A curse and a blessing lol rolled into one ๐Ÿ˜…

You'll get there with them, good luck panning this year!

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Thx you @CynthieLu @haleyvvvv ๐ŸŒน I need all the encouragement for panning the glosses and HG palette 

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Beautiful collection of items to pan, @blackkitty2014!! Those PMG mini glosses are so bottomless. And an hourglass powder!! So excited to see your progress!! 

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Good luck @blackkitty2014! I didnโ€™t put any lippies on my project list because they do feel bottomless ๐Ÿ˜‚

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They really are @faeriegirl especially the glosses๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ

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Beautiful choices @blackkitty2014! ๐Ÿ˜ Youโ€™ve been killing it with that Tom Ford palette - super impressive that youโ€™ve hit pan  on so many shadows already. Iโ€™m excited to see you make that happen on the blusher. I have utmost faith in you! 

Ohhh, is that the YSL lip oil? It was one my favorite lip products from their brand! โ™ฅ๏ธ

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Yes the YSL is the lip oils that they discontinued. I only have 2 shades but seems liked they last and last @itsfi ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ Iโ€™m so excited to hit pan of 1 more shadow on the TF palette today ๐Ÿ˜˜

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@blackkitty2014 -- Great to put in a "gimme" product right at the start. I cannot even imagine finishing such a huge bottle of fragrance in my lifetime, but you're on the verge! 


 Pretty glosses, gorgeous palettes. I'll be watching, I'm sure you'll make a dent in a while. Those HG powders are so finely milled but so firmly packed.

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@heavyhedon @I under estimate that HG palette. I havenโ€™t made a dent even after a month of use ๐Ÿ‘€

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Project Pan 2023

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7 products, 10 panning goals - 


  1. Biba - full pan Monroe
  2. Biba - full pan Shine
  3. Biba - full pan Rustic 
  4. Biba - hit pan Coco
  5. Jadestone - hit pan one shadow 
  6. Oaui serum - see how far we get 
  7. JVN treatment - see how far we get 
  8. Morrocanoil - finish 
  9. Chanel lipliner - see how far we get 
  10. Westman Atelier Lip Suede - hit pan one shade 


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@itsfi Ooh hello new palette. It's a beauty! I'm so excited to watch all the progress!

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@Samtian, adding the Bobbi Brown palette into the challenge brought me back to the excitement of when I first jumped into the pan challenge with the Biba palette and wondering how long it would take to hit pan and which shade it would be. ๐Ÿ˜Š I almost put in a third palette, but thought โ€œwhoa, Fi! Hold on there, no need to get ahead of yourself!โ€ Hahaha! 

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@itsfi I'm so glad it brought excitement back! Haha yeah I can't imagine trying to do 3!

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Fabulous panning goals, @itsfi!! That Bobbie Brown palette is a beauty; and your two palettes pair well together!! Excited to see your progress!! 

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Thank you @haleyvvvv! Iโ€™m excited to see which shadow gets panned first in the BB palette. 

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@itsfi @haleyvvvv I second that! The Bobbi Brown palette looks gorgeous! Itโ€™s definitely the first item that caught my eye โœจ 

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It took me a while to find a green eyeshadow palette I really liked @Guessgal. Of course there were so many good ones released last year. This was the first I picked up and I knew I had to put it to use!! ๐Ÿ’š

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@itsfi @Guessgal This Bobbi Brown one is by far the best looking mainstream green palette to me (although I think for what I like indie brands killed it for green palettes last year). 

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There were some amazing green palettes from indie brands last year @haleyvvvv! Lots of variety of greens in different finishes and tones. ๐Ÿ’š The Bobbi Brown Jadestone has colors I could see myself reaching for on the daily and is something I'm more likely to hit pan on, but that gold shade. It's gonna be the most challenging one for me. There's a part of me that wants to say "challenge accepted!" ๐Ÿ˜‚ but I'm gonna have to come up with a game plan for usage because if we're going on just what I'll use instictively, I may never reach for that shade. Hmmm... gonna have to do some thing on that one! 

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Go @itsfi ! It's a lot of powder products but still seems very doable having seen your success with Biba thus far. The Lip Suede compact is very interesting, love those shades. And the BB palette is good for every season, isn't it? 

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