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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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@ather great pan! it's always extra satisfying when you're making room to use things you enjoy more - it feels like something extra to look forward to 🙂

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@cianni  I agree. It’s a good excuse to use it up!!

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Fabulous products to pan, @ather!! Yay for setting attainable goals!! 


I love that FAB mask!! It's my favorite reset nourishing one. 

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@haleyvvvv  I love it too. But I find it’s so big it’s hard for me to get through the whole tube in a year especially with all my other masks. I will definitely buy it again if I can get a smaller size! 

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Aaah, that makes sense. I got small ones from Ipsy, @ather

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@ather Okay now I need to know what's replaced the Olaplex and the Ouai?  I have both and like them okay, but they aren't the 'miracle workers' that I had hoped. 

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@missjeanie i felt the same way about the Olaplex 3 specifically - went through a couple bottles after it had been recommended to me so many times. it was fine (if anything it made my hair really dry) but did not live up to the hype. i have the K18 @ather mentioned that i havent tried yet (this is great motivation to do so), as well as an Olaplex No. 8 Bond Intense Moisture Hair Mask 3.3 oz/ 100 mL that i also havent tried yet. it has mixed reviews so i'm not super sure about it yet

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@cianni  I also used the olaplex 8 and I do like it but for me K18 did everything that both did for me. No need to use multiple products!

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@ather it's SO nice when the product lineup can be streamlined! thanks for the info 🙂 i'm thinking the K18 was more up my alley anyways - i've had luck with other products in the line, whereas Olaplex in general has been hit or miss for me (i've tried 3, 4, 5 and the 4-in-1 moisture mask, and i really only find results with the moisture mask(

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@missjeanie  JVN Complete Nourishing Hair Oil Shine Drops 1.7 oz/ 50 mL  replaced the Ouai oil it doesn’t make my hair has weighed down. I have thin hair so if the oil is too heavy it doesn’t work well for me. The Ouai was good but the JVN is way better in my opinion! And K18 Biomimetic Hairscience Mini Leave-In Molecular Repair Hair Mask 0.5 oz/ 15 mL  had replaced the Olaplex. The olaplex you need to apply the 3 and then leave in for 10 minutes and wash and condition as usual and the K18 you wash and jump out and put the leave in conditioner in your hair. I’ve used it 3 times and I feel like it has changed my hair so much. Plus the less time spent waiting for the conditioner to set the better for me. My husband is going away for 6 months so I’ll be single parenting so an easier routine is better for me since I have no family to help when he’s away!! 

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@ather Nice!  I've got the K18 but haven't tried it yet.  I'm hoping to finish off a few shower bottles before I crack into it.  I like the idea of less time wasted and condensed products for sure. 

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Good luck @ather ! I have tried to stop buying so many backups because I find something better and then it’s hard to use it up when I know there is something better.

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@faeriegirl  That was me last year!!! I was buying back ups of back ups and I would find something better but stuck with 3 full size products and not want to use. I also try not to re purchase until I’m basically done and I order and was using foils or DS in the middle. My stash of extras has really thinned out which is amazing. And I did peak at my purchases over 2022 and I was less than half of what I spend in 2021. Although I did make big purchases in 2021 my dyson and my DDG. But still way better. I’m also hoping to really get my routine down. I’ve been all over the place and with my husband gone for 6 months I’ll need to get into a groove. 

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@ather  I also did a lot better with my spending in 2022. I think this year will be even better. I really feel like I have my routine down and I haven’t had the urge to try out a lot of new stuff.

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@faeriegirl  I agree. There’s one new launch I will be making a purchase but I’m not sure if there will be many others that will catch my eye!! 

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Looking forward to panning with everyone that participates!



 After much thought I decided on 10 makeup products with different goals:


1. Fenty Bronzer (carry over 2022 project) finish this up!!

2. Ilia powder (carry over 2021 project) finish this up!!

3. Bobbi Brown corrector (2021 project carry over) 30 usage goal

4. Laura Mercier foundation- finish (about 2/3 to go!)

5. NYX primer- finish

6. Charlotte setting spray - finish

7. Mario highlight - hit pan

8. Tower 28 gloss- finish (about 70% full)

9. Clarins lip oil- finish (about 70% full; line usage is under Claris Paris)

10. Urban decay eyeliner - see what I  can do until I don’t want to work on it anymore 


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@BluePaisley -- great set of products, they're mostly things you really can use daily, that's smart panning. It will be highly satisfying to see pan in that highlighter!

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Oooh, I spy some loves in these beauties @BluePaisley! The Clarins lip oil has a wonderful formula - great for nourishing the lips. Love the CT setting spray - it's sooo good!  Excited to see you pan and grow the impressive panning you've already done! 🙌

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@BluePaisley Great choices! I can't wait to watch your progress. 

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@BluePaisley Ooo great choices! What are your thoughts on the Clarins lip oil? I’ve always wanted to try one but haven’t since I have so many lip products at any given moment 😅

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@Guessgal I love it so much!! I don’t want it to go bad bc it’s a love so that’s why I’m panning it. Will prob use it up quickly now that I’m giving myself free reign! I like it better than Dior lip oil personally! I would def try the Clarins formula!

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