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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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@CynthieLu exactly! Not much sense in doing self care if it’s with products you dont even like 😅

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Love your monthly notebook @cianni! It will be great to see your new approach playing out in your check ins. Look at that NARS lip crayon - you are so close to working through that baby! Impressed with your fragrance progress. 


That rosebud salve tin contains sooooo much product, but you've made a lot of progress. I see pan and I know we'll see more pan over the course of the year. Is this a balm you use everyday?

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@itsfi Ive been quite partial to the CLINIQUE Moisture Surge™ Lip Hydro-Plump Treatment 0.33 oz/ 10 mL lately actually! The rosebud salve is what I keep on my bedside table, but it’s getting a little impractical to use a product that requires a spatula to apply (or risk getting it all over the place unless I get up to wash my hands, which defeats the convenience purpose of why it’s there)

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Good luck everyone! This year I want to work on my SDJ body oil, Charlotte Tilbury Flawless Filter, foundation, and setting spray, Merit bronzer, WA contour stick, Hourglass ambient, and Dior lip balm.



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Great line up @faeriegirl ! Those Ambient Light powders have intimidated me through the screen 😅

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@faeriegirl good luck! I love that sdj oil

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@faeriegirl What great items to choose! Can't wait to see the progress, especially on that pan!

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Thank you @Samtian! I’m pretty confident I can finish off the middle shade, and I’ll be very happy to hit pan on at least one more.

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This is a good bunch of panning items @faeriegirl. Not too overwhelming and really solid. Best off luck on your project pan! 💚

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Thank you @CynthieLu!

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@faeriegirl, good luck on your pan goals.

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Thank you @itsfi!

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@faeriegirl a very lux pan project for this year - love it!!

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 2024–the year of smelling excellent!

First batch I want to finish completely are my deluxe-sample rollerballs, splash vials,and my mini Not A Perfume (Juliette Has A Gun) spray. These are all fairly old—with the exception of Not A Perfume, which I received as a GWP in 2023. I’m ready for more space on my vanity. Fingers crossed this doesn’t take longer than 6 months to accomplish.

Secondly, I have full-size bottles of Magnolia Bliss by Juliette Has A Gun (received in 2022) and Donna Born In Roma Intense by Valentino (received in 2023). If I finish Magnolia Bliss in the second half of this year, I’ll be THRILLED.

Happy panning everyone! I will be rooting for everyone’s projects this year, and I’ll do quarterly check-ins for my fragrances.



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Love that you're tackling fragrances @KeriCherryDee !! I'll be curious to see if/how your scent preferences change throughout the year

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@lmaster thank you!! 🥰

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Good luck!! @KeriCherryDee 

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@Samtian  thanks so much! I find perfumes easy/consistent for panning purposes because as long as I pick something every day, I can make big progress in a year 😁

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@KeriCherryDee I love that theme!! I'm excited for your progress!!

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@itsfi  @CynthieLu  @faeriegirl @haleyvvvv @blackkitty2014 @missjeannie 

Thank you all for your kind words and support! Can’t wait to see progress on your projects! 💖

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Ahhh, these fragrance lineups look fantastic @KeriCherryDee‌‌ ❣️ Here's to your year of smelling excellent! I love that theme!

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