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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:

Re: Pan It! - 2023 Challenge

Oh yay ๐Ÿ˜€ @itsfi . Congratulations on the surprise Coco shadow pan. ๐Ÿ‘ Iโ€™m working on panning the exact same flavor Laneige as well. Iโ€™ll be sad if I canโ€™t replenish it though 

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Thanks so much @blackkitty2014! Laneige should make a mini set (or even a full size) of all its limited edition lip mask flavors. 

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@itsfi fabulous progress!!

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@lmaster, thank you. Itโ€™ll be a while before we see another pan but things are coming along at a steady clip and I canโ€™t really ask for too much more. ๐Ÿ˜€ 

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@itsfi YES!!! I knew it lol! Coco got me last month, but this time it's for real!!! Such amazing progress on everything!

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Definitely for real @Samtian! ๐Ÿ˜Š I think itโ€™ll be a few months before we see pan on anything else, but Iโ€™m happy with how things are coming along. Hopefully ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿผ I can finish all of Monroe this year. 

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Great progress @itsfi ! Congrats on your surprise pan ๐Ÿ’

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Thank you @Nahnom! The shadows seem like they hold a lot of product so it was a nice surprise to see that little bit of pan! A nice motivator to keep at it! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ 

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April update. Both of these saw the most progress so far. I think if I stopped being lazy and did my face everyday except mask days the essence could actually get used up end of May. 


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@Samtian Way to go!  That bee washi tape is so cute!

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@missjeanie Thank you!!

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Whooo hoooo!! @Samtian ๐Ÿ™Œ

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@lmaster Thank you!!

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Whoa @Samtian! That's some remarkable progress, especially on that SK-II essence! ๐Ÿ˜ Impressive! Is the SK-II essence one you love or is it something you want to get through?


Love your washi tape - the bees are so fun! ๐Ÿ

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@itsfi Thank you! It's just something I grabbed from the ones I have to use. I don't have an opinion on it. 

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Onto perfume project: last year I planned to finish V&R Sparkling Secret (it was 2/3 full) but then I remembered the D&G no3 is a bit older (also 2/3 full) so I switched and up-to-date results 


Re: Pan It! - 2023 Challenge

@blackkitty2014 great job!  I feel like fragrance is extra-satisfying to pan.

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Thx you @CookieGirl1 ๐ŸŒน

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@blackkitty2014 Whooo good job!!!

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Thx you @Samtian 

Re: Pan It! - 2023 Challenge

WOW! Amazing! I still have a lot of a bottle of L'imperatrice and one other from that collection. Nice job! @blackkitty2014  

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