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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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@caitbird  Aww thank you very much 🥰

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Awesome job @Cissy63 !

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@faeriegirl  Thank you so much 😃

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Phenomenal work @Cissy63! Your quarter report is fantastic - I see pan on many of your products, including powder products which are usually harder to pan because they really pack a lot of product into those things. Great, great work! I love your idea for weighing items that are more difficult where the packaging makes it difficult to see how much product you are using up. Brilliant! 😍

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@itsfi  Hi, thank you 😃.  Yes, I couldn’t believe when I saw pan on the setting powder🤩.  

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@Cissy63 Wooo great job!!!! I love the weighing things. 

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@Samtian  Thank you ☺️.  If they would only but these products in clear bottles 😂

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Amazing job @Cissy63! Seeing the metal pan is a bittersweet moment. 

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@JoSometimes  Thank you 🥰. It is bittersweet but after you dip your brush so many times, it feels 😊 

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Great job 👍 @Cissy63 

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@lmaster  Thank you so much 😊 

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@Cissy63 nice work!  You're definitely going hard on those, lol.

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@CookieGirl1   Thank you very much 🥰

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I have three of this shiseido snow beauty face powder but

I’ve been working exclusively on this one!  So satisfying!  


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@heartsmyface  wow, awesome job!

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@heartsmyface  😃 

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@heartsmyface That is beautiful!

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Nice work @heartsmyface!

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@heartsmyface @I love these types of panning products! Watching the pan grow is so satisfying!!

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Yes!!! Pan feels so good @heartsmyface 🎉

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@heartsmyface niiiice!  That's a lot of pan!

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