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Pan It! - 2024 Challenge

Welcome to Year 7 of our Pan It! Challenge ElleElleG_0-1704168084184.gif




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:

Pan It! - 2023 Challenge

Pan It! - 2022 Challenge


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Thank you dearly! @cianni 

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Goals set and go! 🚥 @lmaster 

Good luck with your 2024 panning 🍀 I think you are going to do great.💜

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Thank you sweets!! @CynthieLu 

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Good luck @lmaster!

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Thank you lovely @faeriegirl 

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Great set of products, @lmaster!! You got this!! 

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Thank you so very much 🙌 @haleyvvvv 

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@lmaster That's a great selection of products!  I love a 'use it all up' project!

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Thank you! I'm hoping anyway 🤣 this challenge gets me to consistently use something so I'm not really wanting to buy @missjeanie 

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That's a lot of products to use up @lmaster but you can do it! I bet hitting pan on one shade of the Lawless palette won't be hard, I spy a few everyday colors in that one. 

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Let's see how this year goes 😁 thank you, yes I'm hopeful I can make some good progress on one of the shades 🤞 @AznAngelLiz 

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Woah good panning plan. Can’t wait to hear how long it takes you to finish that TF. I need to pan some body oils too @lmaster 

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Thank you sweet beauty!! @blackkitty2014 

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Okie this is kinda cheating and should not be counted. But I want to hype everyone up. Amika is my first product finish in 2024. I squeeze the last bit yesterday on New Year Day lol. I’m testing lots of hair products at the moment so won’t repurchase right away but this one will be in my haul list on Sephora Spring event 😘 My hair fells so soft using it


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LOL, @blackkitty2014 I don't think this is cheating at all. We celebrate all the wins 😁

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@blackkitty2014 Woo congrats! It's so good! I wouldn't have gotten one if it hadn't been for the gratis. 

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@blackkitty2014, wow, one down off the bat; congrats.

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Thx you @itsfi 🌹

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Yay for the first product empty @blackkitty2014 !

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Thx you @faeriegirl 🌹

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You finished it in 2024, it totally counts, @blackkitty2014!! Congrats!!

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