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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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Oh I wish @Samtian! I did a double take when I saw the pic - it’s fallout from another shadow I had on the brush I used. 😌 Coco is close but not quite yet. I will be sooooo happy to hit pan on another shadow. 😆 Using that WA lippie as a primer has proved fruitful. I would never had thought that would be a candidate for the first shade to see on on the lip palette. Just goes to show (again) the benefits of doing a project pan! 👍🏼 

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I am a few days late in posting this update - this month really flew by!


Overall, I did a lot better with most of my goals this month than last month. While not perfect (I especially still need to find a better system for working on my fragrance goals), I'm generally happy with my progress so far, and look forward to continuing to work on this challenge!



1. Selfless by Hyram Centella & Green Tea Daily Gel Cleanser 

-goal: finish

-progress: used regularly - morning and evening most days lately, but still a long ways to go 

2. LANEIGE Cream Skin Toner & Moisturizer 5.0 oz/ 150 mL 

-goal: finish

-progress: used several times, about 1/3 full now (as opposed to about 1/2 full when I started)


3. COSRX Hydrium Watery Toner 

-goal: finish

-progress: used a few times; not really any visible change yet

4. Glow Recipe Fruit Babies Bestsellers Kit 

-goal: finish all; decide which to purchase the full size of

-progress: finished cleanser and moisturizer! And both serums are pretty much empty too. The toner is around 1/4 to 1/3 full.


I liked all of the minis in this set, and I've decided I will definitely be purchasing Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Niacinamide Dew Drops Serum , Glow Recipe Strawberry Smooth BHA + AHA Salicylic Acid Serum , & Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow PHA + BHA Pore-Tight Toner 5.07 oz/ 150 mL in the full size, as I really enjoyed all 3. However, I will be waiting as I have other serums and toners I want to try to use up first.

5. Bubble Skincare Come Clean Clay Mask 

-goal: finish

-progress: used once

I didn't use this mask as often as I hoped (I was aiming for weekly but obviously that didn't pan out, lol), but I'm still happy that I got it on the board finally!

6. The Body Shop Strawberry Body Yogurt 

-goal: finish

-progress: almost done! I estimate 1-2 more uses left.




1. Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit Unlocked Face Palette - Butterfly 

-goal: use at least once a week 

-progress: used regularly; have been using more often than not when I do my makeup, and definitely more than once a week! I'm happy with how much I have been using and experimenting with this one.

2. Hourglass Veil™ Translucent Setting Powder - Talc Free Translucent 

-goal: use & experiment with more; decide whether I like it or not 

-progress: used regularly - have been using most times when I do my makeup these days. I think I will end up making this a regular part of my makeup routine. I wasn't sure about it at first, but I've come to appreciate it.

3. Glossier Stretch Concealer for Dewy Buildable Coverage G12 

-goal: hit pan

-progress: I did it! 😁 I honestly thought it would take me a lot longer to get to this point. I think once I finish this one completely (which is fast approaching) I will replace it with another item, but I haven't decided what yet.


4. Juvia's Place Wahala II Eyeshadow Palette 

-goal: use each shade at least once 

-progress: used 6 more shades this month - 9 in total so far! I'm very happy with my progress with this goal.


Here are the looks I did this month using this palette:





5. Flower Beauty Blush Bomb Color Drops - Bubbly

-goal: finish

-progress: used regularly; I think it is around 3/4 full? Hard to tell

6. Red lippies: Burt's Bees Satin Lipstick (Scarlet Soaked), Stila Beauty Boss Lip Gloss (In the Red), KVD Beauty Everlasting Liquid Lipstick (Santa Sangre), Glossier Ultralip High Shine Lipstick with Hyaluronic Acid Fete , GXVE BY GWEN STEFANI Mini Originals Lip Set , mini Stila Stay All Day Longwear Liquid Lipstick (Beso)

-goal: use & experiment with more

-progress: used KVD Beauty Everlasting Liquid Lipstick (Santa Sangre) once, used mini GXVE BY GWEN STEFANI Anaheim Shine Clean High-Performance Satin Lipstick Original Recipe once

I didn't do as many red lip looks as I aimed to this month (I was hoping to get a couple more in), but I'm still fairly happy with what I did do.

Here are this past month's red lip looks: 





1. All of my discovery set samples & trial/travel sizes 

-goal: try each at least twice; decide whether to purchase any in the full size 

-progress: tried 2 discovery set samples 

2. All of my full size EDPs

-goal: use each at least once a month

-progress: used 2 - Glossier Glossier You Eau de Parfum 1.7 oz / 50 mL eau de parfum spray  & Floral Street Sunflower Pop Eau De Parfum 1.7 oz/ 50 mL 

I did not do as well with my fragrance goals this month as I would have liked. As I mentioned in my last update, I can no longer wear perfume to work, and I still need to work out a better system for remembering to use it on my days off.



1. All my free samples

-goal: use up & finish as many as possible; decide whether to purchase any of them

-progress: 5 (?) used

2. All my mini products

-goal: use up & finish as many as possible; decide whether to purchase any in the full size 

-progress: 6 (?) used


Of these, I have already restocked Biossance Squalane + Elderberry Nourishing Jelly Cleanser 5.07 oz / 150 mL  & Glossier Futuredew Facial Oil-Serum Hybrid 1 oz / 30 mL  & Peach & Lily Glass Skin Refining Serum. 


All in all, a pretty productive month! I hope I will be able to continue making progress in the next month and the rest of this year.

See you in April! 💜

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@caitbird Great progress and you look FABULOUS in a red lip!!

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@missjeanie  thank you! 💜

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@caitbird Amazing progress and beautiful looks ! 😍

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@Mellmars1185  thank you! 😊

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@caitbird Great jobs so far! And all those looks you created wow 😍

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@Samtian  thank you! 💜

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You are doing so well @caitbird! That's awesome that you've found some products you like enough to purchase full sizes of! 😁 I feel like I've learned so much from these project pans - going through my own projects and hearing from folks about theirs. It's all a work in progress, not just working through the product but figuring out what approach or system works best for you to shop your stash and use what you have.


It may take some trial and error but I know you'll come up with a good plan to work through your fragrances. Is there somewhere in your house you can place them so they are not out of sight? I have a little ledge near my front door where I keep my keys and other things I need to take with me when I head out the door -  sometimes, I will place whatever it is I may want to use there so I remember - keys, fob, mask, phone, fragrance I want to try, lip balm I'm working through, etc. 

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@itsfi  thank you so much! It has definitely been a learning experience for me too, and of course it is both interesting and inspiring to see what other folks are working on for their projects!


That's a good idea to set out a fragrance ahead of time - I think I will try that, setting it out the night before, and see if that helps me remember. Thanks for the suggestion!

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@caitbird  Great job 🥳

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@Cissy63  thank you! 😊

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@caitbird great job!!

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@lmaster  thank you! 😊

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This is very bittersweet; I love the satisfaction of finishing a product but a little sad that now it's gone!  This WAS my MAKEUP BY MARIO SoftSculpt Transforming Skin Enhancer® Medium that I received in gratis from @TeamBIC last summer and I knew instantly that I was going to love it (clearly--I loved it to death, lol).  It's technically considered to be a multi-purpose product but I used it as a bronzer and if there aren't any new bronzers that emerge for the summer that call to me even more, I could absolutely see myself repurchasing this one.



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@CookieGirl1 Oh my gosh... you flew though that bronzer!  I have this one as well and I too use it as a bronzer.  It's a good one for sure.  I never would have picked it for myself, but once I tried it... yep, glad to have this one!

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@missjeanie I had actually considered it even before it was generously gifted so I was incredibly happy to get it--and to use it.  I don't usually have many bronzers in my collection at one time so I'm able to use the ones that I DO have more quickly.  That being said, I genuinely loved this one!

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@CookieGirl1 - I received this product gratis from Sephora as well and I've barely touched mine!  Mostly because it's waaaaay too dark for me.  I did use it the other day for the Makeup Challenge of the Week thread.  When I do use it, I use it as a blush.  Now that it's on my radar again, I think I may use it more often.

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@Titian06 I need to sheer it out a bit but I can easily make it work.  It helps that I like the slightly reddish undertone and therefore it doesn't pull orange on me like a lot of bronzers do.

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@CookieGirl1 Wow great job!!! I need to use mine more. 

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@Samtian I didn't have trouble panning this one. Realistically there isn't a ton of product in the compact but it made it even easier for me because I actually enjoyed using it!

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