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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 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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@CynthieLu Wow great job!!!

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Woop woop! My stash of samples is incredibly smaller now, it's a good thing @Samtian 😁

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@CynthieLu Yes it is!! Such a great feeling. 

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@CynthieLu --way to go! Lovely lot of empty samples there. 

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Thank you! I feel so good about it, that pile I had needed to be worked through 😋🌈 @heavyhedon 

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I need to do better with bronzing up my mug - for myself and others. 😂 A nice healthy, sunkissed glow is always good! That MAC lip oil looks so pretty! Regards :

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Ahhh, a nice, healthy sunkissed glow is perfect year round @JamesonColton

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@JamesonColton Same!  I tend to be so pale that bronzer looks nice, I just need to have that perfect balance!

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 making some more progress here


This gloss is about done 🙌


More progress!

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Wow! You are slayin’ it with these lippies @lmaster! 🤩 

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Thank you darlin @itsfi 

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@lmaster -- whoa, that first lippy is not long for this world. Kudos on all the progress!

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Thank you so much @heavyhedon 🙌

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@lmaster  You are doing wonderfully 😊

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Thank you, I appreciate that @Cissy63 🤗

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@lmaster  awesome job! So satisfying to be able to see progress, isn't it? 😉

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Yes yes!! @caitbird feels so good 🙌

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Holy lip progress @lmaster !  That Fresh Passionfruit balm sounds so nice!

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@missjeanie oh it is!! Thank you lovely 💞

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Look at you just killing it on the lip products! @lmaster  ️ Bonus, you must be having no hydration problems this winter, way to go!

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You're darn right!! 😂 @CynthieLu thank you lovely 💕

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