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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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@CookieGirl1  thank you! Lol yes, I think I was probably overly ambitious (again 😅) but I have so many products I want to work through or use and I like having different things to work on. So I will just try to do what I can and have fun with it, and not stress too much if I don't get to it all!

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@caitbird You won't get bored this way 😉

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@CookieGirl1  definitely not! 😅

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@caitbird  you can join anytime!! Things always change! You have some great items to work through! Do you love any of them? Is there any that your not loving so much? 

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@ather  thank you! 💜 Most of the items I'm trying to finish are "likes" that I'm trying to work through so I can focus on my "loves" (I have a bad habit of having too many items open at once 😅). There are a few here that I do really like though - the LANEIGE Water Sleeping Mask with Niacinamide & Squalane 2.3 oz/ 70 mL  is really nice, and the Glossier concealer is my favorite concealer (this is the old version, which I want to finish before moving on to the new one). Most of my full size perfumes are loves as well (which is why I bought them, and want to make sure I actually use them!). On the other hand, the COSRX toner is underwhelming and I don't care for the texture of the Alpyn Beauty Willow & Sweet Agave Plumping Lip Mask .35 oz/ 10 mL so I will be glad to finish those.

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@caitbird, a ‘sup right back at ya! You know, there’s no time like the present to jump right on in to the pan it! challenge! 😊 Seems like you’ve been working on panning goals for a while and love that you are sharing them with all of us now.


You have some amazing products you’re working your way through and some awesome goals! 😍 Excited to see all the progress you will make and any looks you create with these beauties -

nails, eyeshadows, lippies - on the various boards here (and interested to know if you will discover some favorites along the way)! 

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@itsfi  thank you so much! You are always so encouraging, I really appreciate it 💜 Sharing panning goals & progress updates with everyone here makes things so much more fun! I am happy to say that I have already made some good progress on my goals in the past week, and hope to keep that up. I did a Star Wars-inspired look yesterday using ND Xenon palette & one of my red lipsticks, which I posted in What are you wearing today Pt2 . But I will post a progress update here in a month or so too.

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@caitbird Definitely better late than never!! I must know where you got that storage for the samplers? I really like that idea. I do hope you'll share your eye and lip looks in the 100 challenge threads. 

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@Samtian  thank you! The organizer is from Amazon - it's called BINO The Manhattan Series, and the shallow drawers are perfect for perfume samples. I'm quite happy with it - before, my perfume samples were all piled in a drawer in my bathroom vanity, and now it's so much easier to find what I'm looking for!

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@caitbird Thank you! Right now mine sit in a big caboodle type case. I just randomly grab when it's time for one. I really like the idea of alphabetical order. 

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@Samtian  I usually pick what fragrance I'm going to wear based on my mood/what sounds good at the time (based on looking up the notes/description if it's one I haven't tried yet), so it's helpful to me to be able to find a specific sample relatively easily.

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April progress report


The two huda lip glosses are almost gone 🙌
Making good progress on everything else, other than the glossier serum I have not touched.


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Still a good progress @lmaster ! When I read you're almost done with glosses 😱 wow. Big props. I don't think I've ever finished a lip product before!!! (Maybe a lip mask 😂)

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Thank you so much @jaaayp 😊

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@lmaster hee-hee, your MAKEUP BY MARIO SoftSculpt Transforming Skin Enhancer®  looks similar to mine.  Rough 😂.

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It's definitely seen better days @CookieGirl1 🤣

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@lmaster Oooh wow great job!!! Can't wait to see those in the empties threads soon!

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Thank you sweets! 😊 @Samtian 

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Whoa @lmaster, that’s lots of good progress. You’re gonna be done with a couple of them soon. 👀

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Thank you lovely! @itsfi 

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@lmaster  great job! 💜

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