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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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Eeek! Be careful with that surgical procedure @missjeanie! I've used the tip of the file on a nail clipper before, thinking it would be my safest option, but that involved some special care, which I'm sure had more to do with the non-surgeon pretending to be one. 🤣 

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@itsfi  This non surgeon was thinking maybe a steak knife??? That’s what I usually use to pull stoppers out of concealer and lipgloss.  Might need to go out to the garage and start looking at the heavy duty tools if that doesn’t work.

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Oh, I think a steak knife would work @missjeanie. Just be careful. It's a little different than cutting into a steak. Maybe plan to have a steak afterwards. 😃

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I’m officially ready with my pan project for this year! I’m taking a slightly different approach this year, which i think will improve my success ☺️ I’ve created a notebook that is organized by month, and will include all empties from that month, plus progress photos of the products I’ve designated for this project. I may cross post in the empties thread, but not 100% sure yet. I’ve also removed my total empties goal, to incentivize myself to use more FS products/older products, instead of just moving through minis to get those numbers up.


without further ado, here is my current lineup! I may swap in some of the same category once completed:


Ideally, I’d like to finish/full pan everything on here, with the exception of the hoola bronzer, mac palette and physicians formula blush. I’d like to hit at least one pan. The huda and ND palettes just need some love, so i want to use them more, with no expectation of hitting pan.

And here is what they look like now:IMG_7336.jpegIMG_7332.jpegIMG_7333.jpegIMG_7334.jpegIMG_7335.jpeg


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Love how you've planned your approach to panning this year @cianni !!!

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@cianni gorgeous layout!! Good luck

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@lmaster thank you! This is one of the first years that I think i actually am picking products that i know i enjoy using, even though i dont reach for them often. Usually i would pick things that I just want to go through for the sake of finishing them, but those projects tend to feel like they drag on forever 

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@cianni Fantastic organization and way to start the month! Can't wait to see your progress. 

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@Samtian I know the timing is a coincidence, but I’m having a pretty successful month so far, so I’m going to pretend that it’s the new organizational layout that’s made the difference here haha

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Your plan looks solid @cianni 💖 I'm impressed with your gorgeous list.

I think I see a growing theme of organization amoung the veterans of this challenge. I'm going to take some inspiration from you when I start my project pan. I have everything picked out but I think I'll keep track better and be more motivated if I take a page out of your book. 😉 

I think your going to do amazing with this. 🙌

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@CynthieLu thank you! It’s definitely a learning process over the years to see what works! One of my main takeaways has been to eliminate skincare pans, because i already know ill go through certain products, plus i dont want to feel the neeed to finish something that may not be working for my skin.


something about aesthetic organization certainly also helps! The app used to create this notebook tracker is called Kilonotes btw 😊

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That's a super cute app 😻 @cianni esthetically pleasing and organized, that's a good mix. ** I looked at in the play store, I think I'm going too get it. It's adorable!*"


I think that's really wise, don't use anything that doesn't feel good anymore. Skincare should be fun and something we look forward to.  

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@CynthieLu exactly! Not much sense in doing self care if it’s with products you dont even like 😅

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Love your monthly notebook @cianni! It will be great to see your new approach playing out in your check ins. Look at that NARS lip crayon - you are so close to working through that baby! Impressed with your fragrance progress. 


That rosebud salve tin contains sooooo much product, but you've made a lot of progress. I see pan and I know we'll see more pan over the course of the year. Is this a balm you use everyday?

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@itsfi Ive been quite partial to the CLINIQUE Moisture Surge™ Lip Hydro-Plump Treatment 0.33 oz/ 10 mL lately actually! The rosebud salve is what I keep on my bedside table, but it’s getting a little impractical to use a product that requires a spatula to apply (or risk getting it all over the place unless I get up to wash my hands, which defeats the convenience purpose of why it’s there)

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Good luck everyone! This year I want to work on my SDJ body oil, Charlotte Tilbury Flawless Filter, foundation, and setting spray, Merit bronzer, WA contour stick, Hourglass ambient, and Dior lip balm.



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Great line up @faeriegirl ! Those Ambient Light powders have intimidated me through the screen 😅

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@faeriegirl good luck! I love that sdj oil

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@faeriegirl What great items to choose! Can't wait to see the progress, especially on that pan!

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Thank you @Samtian! I’m pretty confident I can finish off the middle shade, and I’ll be very happy to hit pan on at least one more.

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This is a good bunch of panning items @faeriegirl. Not too overwhelming and really solid. Best off luck on your project pan! 💚

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