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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:

Re: Pan It! - 2023 Challenge

@cianni  Oh wow!! Committing to one fragrance would be sooo hard!  Great job getting through a whole fragrance!   

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@heartsmyface it's impossible! i really want to be someone with a signature scent, but i find my signature scents are more like a mood ring. you can tell exactly how i'm feeling that day based on what im wearing! i do have one in mind i'll be adding to the project because it's easy to wear in the warmer months, and it's been discontinued so i can let it go (it's also slightly changed color, so even though it smells the same, i know it's days are numbered)

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Congratulations @cianni!! 🎉🎉🎉

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@haleyvvvv thank you!! id love to say im sad to see this one go, but its been hanging on for too long 😂

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@cianni yes!!! Congrats!!!

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@Samtian thank you! SOOOOO satisfying!

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Wow, since 2018? Way to go @cianni! 🥳💖🥳 Congratulations!! That's a huge accomplishment 😁


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@CynthieLu thank you! definitely makes me feel better about mostly buying travel sizes, seeing how long it takes to finish a FS!

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@cianni woohoooo!!!!!  There's something immensely satisfying about finishing a fragrance 🙂

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@CookieGirl1 it's one of those things that seems to never end!

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2023 Goals 


 These lippies need to be used, I'd be happy to use them at least 5x a month


 i have hit pan in the passion fruit, but I want to finish it up, same with the Huda gloss 


I want to finish this foundation 


Goals of finishing these products


 I'd like to hit pan in one of these shades

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@lmaster I've heard a few people love on that Huda gloss!  Do you like the texture?

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I love love love the HUDA BEAUTY Silk Balm Hydrating and Nourishing Lip Balm Blush this one I'm showing is the honey version, I don't like that one as much bc of the scent, same with the rose quartz version, the scent is too much. @missjeanie 

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@lmaster I would have assumed they're all the same scent!  Good to know!  I need a new gloss like a hole in the head... but I mean... everyone says such good things... 

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@missjeanie ok the rose quartz version was limited edition and it's no longer available, that's the one that smells terrible to me. The honey version is much better, a light honey scent, however the blush version is my all time favorite and I actually just repurchased it today 🤷

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@lmaster I mean... if it's your all time fave... I pretty much have to add it to my loves list right? lol

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Yes!! You do, I bought that Sephora pop box awhile ago and a mini version was in the box, I used the whole thing!! @missjeanie 

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@lmaster  Oh what a beautiful group of products!  I do like the color of the UD and CT lippie products 😍.  I know you are going to do well.  Looking forward to seeing your progress 😀

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@Cissy63 thank you!! The mini pink one is urban decay as well, it was a sample from so long ago,,, but it is still good, almost done with it 🙌

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@lmaster @I need to work on my CT Flawless Filter too. That bottle is truly bottomless

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@blackkitty2014 isn't it!! 🤣 Such a beautiful product, but I think I love the Saie Glowy Super Gel Lightweight Dewy Multipurpose Illuminator a bit better

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