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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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@PrettyPaint I NEVER would have thought that it would last that long.  I thought I'd have it done in a month or two, talk about a never ending product!

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@missjeanie You have done such a great job!!!

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Thanks @Samtian !  Slowly but surely!

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Great job, @missjeanie!  I totally feel you on the Vaseline lotion.  I honestly don't like ANYTHING from Vaseline even though a lot of people swear by all of their stuff.  I never like how it feels (greasy?) and everything has a very distinct scent that I find distasteful.  I'm impressed by your fortitude--I would have given up on the lotion long ago, lol.

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@CookieGirl1 I don't mind the actual Vaseline petroleum jelly.  Granted... I the only beauty thing I use it for is creating a barrier on my skin when I dye my hair... I just can't get into this lotion.  And I have other opened bottles of it lol!

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Great work! @missjeanie. It's very impressive how committed you are you finishing up your products, even the ones that are a bit of a struggle. 

Am I reading this right, the Joe Fresh liner is finally done?? 🎉🎉 I think that must be one of the longest lasting products on the market. Congratulations on that!

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@CynthieLu That dang eyeliner... Who would have thought a cheap Joe Fresh make up item picked up so randomly would have lasted that long???  I'm tempted to pick another eyeliner to focus on later in the year after I play around with what I have a little... but I'm also convinced other liners couldn't last half that long.  

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You're making awesome progress @missjeanie !!! I like how your sharpie is not rubbing off because all mine rubbed off....??? 🤨🤔 I'm actually planning on picking up the OUAI Hydrating Scalp Serum for Healthy, Fuller Looking Hair 2 oz / 60 mL HEHEHE I see it's not working for you and I'm sorry to hear it! I'm still willing to try because I've been using Vegamour GRO Hair Serum for Thinning Hair 1 oz / 30 mL and this did absolutely nothing for me vs some other folks... 😅 to each their own, right?!

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@jaaayp I can't tell if the Ouai isn't working, I'm just not using consistently enough, or I'm just not able to tell if it's working.  I'm for sure crossing my fingers and going to keep going with it.  I contemplated picking up another bottle to keep it up for longer, but I might try the Sephora Collection products in it's place once this done?  I mean... it's not doing anything bad at least!  

Lol... My sharpie rubs off on some things.  I do keep a marker stashed in with my pencil products now to re draw my lines if I see them fading. 

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You are doing amazing @missjeanie 🙌

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@lmaster Thanks!  It feels so encouraging to get some products emptied out!

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@missjeanie Excellent panning! I am yet to pan an eyeshadow. I think I will be really excited when that day comes. I just opened the Ouai Scalp Oil ! Thanks for all of your feedback

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@Mellmars1185 Eyeshadow feels so daunting to me to pan!  Especially watching others and seeing how long they can really last!  It's been... eye opening!

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I'm definitely going to be picking up a new MAKEUP BY MARIO SoftSculpt Transforming Skin Enhancer®  during the upcoming sale!  Mine's looking a little rough, lol.


Melt Cosmetics Cream Blushlight Golden Hour 

MAKEUP BY MARIO SoftSculpt Transforming Skin Enhancer® Medium 

Moira finishing powder



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@CookieGirl1 Wooow! You hit the pan of so many products!

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@JoSometimes a labor of love, lol.

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@CookieGirl1, so satifsying to see all that pan! On multiple products too. That Makeup by Mario Skin Enhancer has been a good product for you. Will this be the 3rd? Or 4th of it that you'll be repurchasing?! It's awesome when you find something you love.

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@itsfi I'm currently panning #2, but there WILL be a #3 added to the collection 🙂


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@CookieGirl1, that’s fantastic!

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@itsfi I love trying new bronzers (which is how I use the MAKEUP BY MARIO SoftSculpt Transforming Skin Enhancer® ) but when I find one that I like I'll happily repurchase it and maybe I'm just heavy-handed but I seem to go through them oddly fast compared to other makeup items that I use.  I completely used up three of the Becca Sunrise Waves bronzers when the brand was still in business because I LOVED it so much.  

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@CookieGirl1 Whooo look at those pans!!

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