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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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@lmaster I understand the 'oh no' when a reformulation happens.  Fingers crossed you can test it out and like it just as much!

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@missjeanie I'm going to give it a chance, I just ordered a mini 🤞

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@lmaster Wow great progress! Bummer about the reformulation. 

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Thank you sweets!! I know, I'm still going to try the new formula and see @Samtian 

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@lmaster  Oh good progress!

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Thank you dearly! @Cissy63 

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@lmaster  Great job!! 

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Thank you sweets! ☺️ @ather 

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Great progress @lmaster

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Thank you darlin! @faeriegirl 

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I really like this thread. I truly do think this is helping me focus and making me accountable!!


Except the CLINIQUE Moisture Surge™ Intense 72H Lipid-Replenishing Hydrator Moisturizer , I'm gonna admit, I didn't touch this at all because I forgot 😅 there's only like 2 uses on there but that little bit keeps rolling over month after month.. im gonna make sure to use it this weekend after I use my PMD Personal Microderm Pink 😂


Update from 2/18:


I actually finished my Glow Recipe Plum Plump™ Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Serum I'm not a big fan of Glow Recipe. They're not bad by any means but definitely meh. I actually think this lasted longer than a year..



As for the others as of 3/1:





I would say I'm definitely making visible progress as I'm focusing on using these on a daily basis.


I do have a separate set I'm working on since January 2024 but I didn't post the starting pictures on those so they're bring tracked offline 🙃 but things I finished this month from January:



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@jaaayp Great progress!  I find this thread helps keep me accountable as well.  Im better at seeing how long some products last and when/when not I should be looking at purchases. 

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Totally agree @missjeanie ! Even though it's like the same amount of product, it's amazing how fast or slow we go through things because some things, little just go a looong way.

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@jaaayp Oh wow that is some great progress!!!

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Thank you @Samtian 🥰🥰

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Fantastic progress @jaaayp 😃

I have similiar feels, Project Pan really does help keep us accountable. And that's a good thing 😉 

You've done amazing work clearing things out. I have the same oil from VERB.  You've got it so low, wow! 

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YES @CynthieLu !!!! Omg the verb oil takes SO. LONG. I actually have a backup of the verb oil. The special edition one in black that I wanna start already!!! But I do think that I've gone through it so much because of this thread 🥰

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You made awesome progress on yours @jaaayp  🎉🎉

Hair oils feel like they take forever to finish. I wish they sold them in smaller containers. I feel like I would finish them more quickly.. and than I could try more things..😉🤗

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@jaaayp  Congratulations on finishing this bottle!  

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Thank you @Cissy63 🥰

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@jaaayp  Wow!!! Incredible job! 

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