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Pan It! - 2023 Challenge

 

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

 

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**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:

 

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  • 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:

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  • 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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@lmaster 💖

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@missjeanie Great progress! I like how you mark the packaging so you can see how much you use in a period of time. I have the same lip oil. I haven't reached for it lately. That is too bad it dries your lips out. I will keep that in mind for the next time I use it.

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@Mellmars1185 I like it when I only use it periodically, but all day for a few days in a row and it was troubbbbble.

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Happy with most of my progress so far. Sometimes it doesn't look or feel like much, but I have to remember it's better than them sitting unused!

Bones end of March-

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GXVE End of March-

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And my newer ones. Hope you can see the blue marks on them. 

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Thanks everyone!!

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Terrific panning @Samtian!

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Great job!! @Samtian 

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@Samtian Nice panning! I can  definitely see the progress you have made. The pictures help show the panning progress!

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@Samtian Oh I see that shadow progress!! You see it everyday so it may not seem like as much as it is.  Panning shadows is a labour of time and love!

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Wow!!! @Samtian, you’re doing an amazing job on your panning! I completely understand it sometimes feeling like it’s not much movement but it all adds up. We’re seeing it daily, weekly so the incremental progress isn’t always so noticeable or exciting but the big ones WILL come. The monthly check ins (and look backs) are good reminders of the progress made! 

Awwww, cuuuuute! 😍 I love your washi tape. The bumble bees 🐝 adorable and add another fun element to panning, and seeing / showing your progress. 

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Hello panners! I know we're all experiencing different weather patterns but wanted to say 'happy spring!🦋🌻🌈🌞🐇🐣 to everyone. We have a few days of sun in the forecast for the week but more storms are said to be on the horizon. I'm going to enjoy the sun while it's out even if I'm bundled up because it's still chilly outside. 
 
MONTHLY SUMMARY: I'm making progress on a few products ... and pretty much nothing on one. No new pan to report but I think we are close with a couple of items. 😊
 
MARCH ALL STARS: This accolade is shared wtih my DIY lip balm (Laneige mint chocolate + Taarte Party blush) and the Chanel lip liner - I've chipped away at about 1/4" for the quarter, which isn't so bad considering that I forgot about it for a good part of a month. Fingers crossed incremental progress continues with this liner.
 
BEAUTIES TO GIVE MORE ATTENTION TO NEXT MONTH: So, here's the thing ... I'm not altogether sure where I left my bottle of the Moroccanoil Treatment. Fairly certain I didn't pack it up. The last update photo I have is from late January (oh, that's not good, Fi!), which makes me think I may have taken it with me on a visit with my parents and may have left it there. Stay tuned.
 
And now, without further adieu, the progress photos! 
 
This might be empty the next time you see it. Exciting!This might be empty the next time you see it. Exciting!
Chipping away at this one ... 1/4" down!Chipping away at this one ... 1/4" down!
 
Dory from Finding Nemo says to "just keep swimming", but I'm going to just keep panning, just keep panning! 🎵🎶 and wait to see what happens with these beauties over time.
These hair care beauties see the most consistent progress .These hair care beauties see the most consistent progress .
My goodness! There's a lot more product in this palette than I originally thought. Good for getting some bang for my buck but not so much for hitting pan! lolMy goodness! There's a lot more product in this palette than I originally thought. Good for getting some bang for my buck but not so much for hitting pan! lol
Don't see a dent? Me neither. Ha! To be expected. I am enjoying this palette. It took me a year to hit pan on Biba and that was using it every single day. I reach for shadows in this palette much less frequently so get comfortable, folks, it could be a long ride with this one.Don't see a dent? Me neither. Ha! To be expected. I am enjoying this palette. It took me a year to hit pan on Biba and that was using it every single day. I reach for shadows in this palette much less frequently so get comfortable, folks, it could be a long ride with this one.
 
And finally, the OG of my project pan, Ms. Biba:
I see you Monroe. I see you shrinking away. Slowly, but surely!!I see you Monroe. I see you shrinking away. Slowly, but surely!!
 
There we have it. March in photos.

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You are to be congratulated on hitting pan on so many shades @itsfi!  I know that took some time but still, wow! 

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@Cissy63, thank you. Just putting my head down and working through it can produce so much progress, not unlike real life sometimes. It feels good to see the photos of the progress that has been made from the start. 👍🏼

 

It’s been really eye opening participating in project pan and it’s made me a lot more mindful of my collection and purchases. All good things. 😃 I still make purchases (and will continue to do so 😆) but I feel like I’m more thoughtful when I go about a purchase. 

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@itsfi you're so funny!! I've been trying to rotate through my palettes, I keep forgetting to use the Violet Voss palette I designated to hit pan on 🤣 looks like it'll be around for awhile too 😁

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It’s so easy to get distracted by other products, isn’t it @lmaster?! Even when the very ones I want to use are right in front of me!! 😂 

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@itsfi Excellent progress! It really takes a lot of time and use to get that far. I have never hit pan in an eyeshadow...yet lol

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Yeah @Mellmars1185, I don’t recall hitting pan on an eyeshadow before doing project pans. I may have come close but then something would happen - misplaced an eyeshadow, got distracted by something else, tossed the shadow because I had it for so long, etc. This has been very eye opening on how long it takes to use things up. 😳

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@itsfi That's great progress!  I'm keeping an eye on that Monroe shade and the progress on the DIY lip balm is .... inspiring!  You got this (even if you don't have the Moroccan Oil lol)!

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Lol, it’s so odd about the Moroccanoil @missjeanie. I keep all my project pan items in one basket, and only take them out as I put them to use, for the most part. It’s either at my parents’ place or the only thing I can think of is that I took it with me to the gym (possible) and left it there (as I did with one of my shower oils. 😖🤔 😞 

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@itsfi Ya... that's why I don't go to the gym... don't want to forget my products lol!  That would seriously bum me out though.  I've done that in hotels before and always ticked with myself lol

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@itsfi Do thine eyes deceive me or is that pan in Coco? Ah yeah Monroe bye bye bye!! Can't wait to see that one empty. Loving that dip in the WA, and all your progress!

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