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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, most of my sheet masks expire in 2024 (I used up my masks in 2021 or maybe it was 2020, those two years are really a blur! - and have been keeping a smaller, wait a “smaller” stash at any given time since then. Errr, smaller = 50-80ish 😬😂). BUT as we’re talking about it, I think I can aim to do daily sheet masking for the month of February. It’s a shorter month and still winter when my skin is more able to handle (and benefit) from using a sheet mask every day. 

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@itsfi  Oooo I see another mini challenge I think I could do a sheet mask a day in February!! 

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Hahahahaha @haleyvvvv!! My cheeks hurt from laughing so hard! 😂🤣😂 This is so good; love it. Ummm, 🤔 I’ll have to check my sheet mask stash to be sure. I mean, I think it’ll be close. 😝 


1… 2… 3… 4… hmmm, pack of 30… 35… 36… 🤪


@ather @missjeanie 

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Alright ladies, I did some quick research (thank you World Wide Web 😆) and it appears that the packaging for most sheet masks is made of a combination of aluminum (foil) and plastic. So there it is, it’s a foil. A large foil, but a foil nonetheless. 

@haleyvvvv @ather @missjeanie 

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@itsfi  Yay. I’m glad it can be 100% confirmed  @haleyvvvv @missjeanie 

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@itsfi  Yes!!!! Love it!

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@itsfi  It’s such a great mini challenge! I’ll have to check if I have 40 left too. I have been really using mine up!! 

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@ather I'd play!  I did 24 in December as a bit of a self made advent and still have plenty to do a good run in February!

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@missjeanie  I love that idea. I might have to do that this year if I’m still over stocked! I’m going to pick out 40 to get ready for my February challenge!! 

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@ather The key was doing it in August so that I forgot by the time December rolled around lol!

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@missjeanie  I started out last year with 12 bags of samples hoping to go through a bag a month. But it didn’t happen. I fell off track for a bit but I got better in December.  I also gave some away. I have a friend who travels so I have her a bunch. And when I went away I took only foils. 

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@ather Foils for travel is a great strategy! 

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@missjeanie @ather-- back when I traveled at all, I'd carry samples to use for as much of my skincare/makeup/haircare routine as possible while on vacay. I didn't use stuff that might surprise me with a breakout, but things I had experience with, or at least good general experience with the brand. It's a great way to get ready fast without a lot of clean-up/putting away when in hotels or someone's guest room. Use, toss, repeat.

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Lol @ElleElleG I was ready!!  Now to stick to it!

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You can do this @missjeanie !!

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