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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 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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Literally panning it @CookieGirl1 !!!! Have you tried the MAKEUP BY MARIO SoftSculpt® Bronzer by any chance? I use this and was wondering how the Enhancer differs 🤔

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@jaaayp I haven't used the actual MAKEUP BY MARIO SoftSculpt® Bronzer but I do know that the MAKEUP BY MARIO SoftSculpt Transforming Skin Enhancer®  is a little more sheer, a little more glowy, and more emollient.

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@CookieGirl1 I love both of these cream products!  Such a nice flush that can be very light or built up from both.  Great use on these!

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Impressive!! @CookieGirl1 

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@lmaster @missjeanie thank you!  I really enjoy all three so it didn't feel like a chore to hit pan on any of them 🙂

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Slow month for me. I was working on a line that there's no point in wearing makeup or anything. 


Pan- 4/327 Target 80
Use- 52/516  Target 386

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Slow and steady is a good thing @Samtian! You're getting uses in and those add up.

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@itsfi Yes it does! Noticed my destash list is getting bigger. 

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Yaaaaay! More declutters? That’s awesome @Samtian

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Well, it finally happened. I went to use it this morning and I could barely get anything out! This bottle is officially panned. 


I’m really happy with it as a daily foundation and I can see myself possibly repurchasing. It’s not over for this foundation though as I still have it in my summer shade. That bottle will come back when I start to tan again. 

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