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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  Great job!! 

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Thank you darlin @ather 

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Wow look at you @lmaster . Yoo-hoo 😗 

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Thank you lovely! @blackkitty2014 

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@lmaster Two glosses in one month!!  Love it!  

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Thank you sweets! @missjeanie 

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Great job @lmaster; oh that Ciate lip oil! I really enjoyed the scent on it when I had it. 😊 It'll be fun to watch your progress on it!

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Thank you so so much!! @itsfi I've been using it almost everyday 🙌

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Are those Hudas full size ones @lmaster? Either way, that's such a great job using them up!

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Yes they are!! I'm absolutely crazy for the formula, but the last time I repurchased it, it had an off putting scent so I'm scared to reorder, I Guess I could always return it @AznAngelLiz thank you lovely

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May 2024 Pan Check-In: Hard to believe we are almost halfway through 2024. There are some products that I need to turn more attention to, but overall, May was a great month for working towards my panning goals.
Monthly Summary:  Last month, I made a plan to spend more time in May focusing on the body care products in the Pan It! Challenge. I was able to keep to that plan and it paid dividends! 💖
May All Stars: Two (2) items completed and another that hit pan and looks like it's something I might be able to use up fully by next month or the month after that depending on how often I reach for it. I'm motivated now to reach for it often. 😅
Next Month's Focus: The cuticle oil was probably used twice this month. Not good. 😔  That will be a product I focus on using in June, along with the Olehenriksen eye cream, and the Westman Atelier lip palette. 
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Making progress on that light dusty rose shade (second from bottom); I'm hoping to finish that in the next couple of months. 🤞
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The shade: prairie (middle) is plugging along. Slowly, and hopefully surely we shall see pan, even a hint of it, on that shade. I have to remind myself that these Natasha Denona eyeshadows pack in a lot of product so it takes a while to hit pan. The dent is more noticeable and that makes me more comfortable.
More product is being worked through on the shimmery shades as well - shine (left) and rustic (right). Both the shimmery shades are feeling a lot more crumbly when I dip my brush into them so some of the progress is just from a lot of product being picked up (and then tapped off) - that's okay though, we'll be on 4.5 months in June so I'm taking what I get when it come to trying to finish up as much as I can with the Natasha Denona Biba Eyeshadow Palette
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A mix of progress to report with this group - 
  • Olehenriksen eye primer is moving along at a steady clip
  • No movement on the cuticle oil because I only used it a couple of times this month. Must do better, Fi!
  • There was a big jump in usage for both the Oribe Nourishing Oil and the Ceremonia detangling mist. I'm planning to use these exclusively until they are finished which hopefully will be a couple of months from now. 


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Don't be fooled by the photo - yes, there's no more product left but I didn't actually use up all the Fable & Mane Pre-Treatment Hair Oil. I must have knocked it over one day because by the time I got home the other night, the open bottle was lying atop my bath rug and the bath rug was soaked in it. 🙁 I'm just glad the glass didn't shatter. It was a struggle to get the hair oil to work so no more struggles now, I guess? I feel bad for wasting product, but there it is.


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And finally, the exciting panning news of the month! 🎉

  • I've hit pan on the 54 Thrones body butter - woohoo!!! 🙌
  • All done with the Phlur Vanilla Skin and hanni water balm. Yaaaay!!! 😍 I liked the Phlur but not enough to repurchase. On the other hand, I've already started on a new bottle of the hanni, but the second bottle won't be part of the pan it! challenge. I'll bring in another product.


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@itsfi  Wow! You are doing an awesome job!!! Too bad the hair oil fell but it adds more room in your collection and you don’t have to worry about using it!!! And on to better oils like the Ouai oil!

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@ather, thank you. It was bittersweet about the hair oil. On the one hand, I’m happy to move on and choose another product. On the other hand, I was making slow and steady progress with it, and by the looks of how things were going, I had a chance, maybe a bit of a stretch chance, of finishing or coming close to finishing the entire bottle by the end of the year. 

I’m coming to the conclusion that my hair type is not the ideal one for pre-wash hair oils. Or, at least not the ones I’ve tried to date. Which is helpful because I will (hopefully) remember that should I be tempted to pick one up. Go for a sample or deluxe sample size first when it comes to these types of products. Remind me again, is there a pre-wash hair oil you are fond of?

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@itsfi  I haven’t found one I love to be set on it forever. But right now I am using JVN Complete Pre-Wash Scalp & Hair Strengthening Treatment Oil 1.7 oz / 50 ml  I like it. I feel like my scalp isn’t dry and feels nice. But I think there may only be room for one scalp serum in my stash. I think the OUAI Hydrating Scalp Serum for Healthy, Fuller Looking Hair 2 oz / 60 mL  is the one that wins. Since I have super thin hair I have to make sure I get all the oil out of my scalp is greasy and it’s hard to hide. But maybe I haven’t found the right one yet. I have use the Fable and mane one but the scent was almost to strong for me. And I put it in before bed and wash in the morning. So the strong scent was a bit more than I like. I do like Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Happi Scalp™ Scrub 6.0 oz/ 180 mL i feel like it really cleanses my scalp too but can leave it a little dry. Hmmm more research needed 😊

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My hair does respond well to many of the JVN hair products so I may give that one a try some day @ather. Probably not soon though; I’m not sure my hair was meant for pre-wash hair oils. I did find a foil sample of one by Ranavat so I shall plan to give that a try before the end of the month. Oh, that Ouai serum is a beauty; need to use that more frequently. 

I remember that Drunk Elephant came out with a hair care line a few years ago but I don’t recall ever trying engraving from that range, though I have a feeling I have some samples from it. I like their D-Bronzi a lot; and their marula oil is nice.  I have a vague recollection of a hair scrub I liked but for the life of me, I can’t remember the name, which makes me wonder just how much I liked it? Maybe Christophe Robin? Or DpHue? 🤔 

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@itsfi  The JVN might work for you! It’s hard to say! I do like the JVN line! I think there’s only room in my stash for one and Ouai has won my heart ♥️ 


Hmmm 🤔 I feel like there isn’t many scrubs out there! I remember using the SC apple cider vinegar one and liked how clean it made my hair feel but I feel like the DE one is smaller granules and easier to rinse out. And really cleans my scalp! 

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Hmmm, I wonder if I just made it up in my head then, @ather? 😂 The OUAI Hydrating Scalp Serum for Healthy, Fuller Looking Hair 2 oz / 60 mL is definitely a 👍🏼 for me. I like their hair oil too but am partial to the Oribe nourishing oil. Maybe I’ll remember the hair scrub I was thinking of later. I do know that I want to try the Ceremonia Papaya Scalp Scrub Shampoo 8 oz / 236 mL.

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@itsfi  Ooo the Ceremonia may be a nice one. I wonder how it would compare to the Briogeo Scalp Revival Charcoal + Coconut Oil Micro-exfoliating Scalp Scrub Shampoo 8 oz/ 236 mL 

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You’re truly the queen of panning eyeshadows @itsfi @I want my eyeshadows to look liked those. Maybe sometime this year. Fingers and toes cross 😘

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@blackkitty2014, I've no doubt that you will pan your eyeshadows. You've hit pan on so many products in your Tom Ford palette and are and have always been so good with using your products - the proof is in your updates, which are always great and inspiring to see.

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@itsfi I can see massive dent in prairie!  As you've been working through Biba have you noticed your preferences for shades change as you've been concentration on certain ones?  Or are they still shades you just aren't as interested in as some of the others that you worked though quicker?  

I've been eying the Hanni Water Balm.  I seem to recall having a spray body lotion at some point in time and wonder if I'd be more apt to use a body lotion that way.  

Excellent progress this month!!

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