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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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That's some great progress towards your usage goals @Samtian! I'm always amazed how you and others are so good about keeping track of your usage. I have a hard enough time with just remembering to do that with one product. 😂 

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@itsfi You more than make up for it with all you remember about everyone else!

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All the progress I’ve made this year…I think I could’ve been done with the foundation if I was wearing makeup everyday but I’ve gone down to only doing my face once a week or so for the last few months. Still good progress though. Now I just need to find some other items to add to my pan list.







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@AznAngelLiz You have done amazing!

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The Hourglass trio... dannnnnnng!  I have one of those and I can't even tell I ever used it.  Holy smokes that's great progress @AznAngelLiz !!!

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Wowza @AznAngelLiz😍 My eyes kept getting bigger and bigger as I scrolled down your photos. That's some excellent work! 🙌🙌 That Hourglass palette!!! 👀 #inspired

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@itsfi I've been using that Hourglass palette with every single look...along with all the other products in the pictures. Trying to figure out what my next finishing powder should be. 

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So impressive @AznAngelLiz! Look at all that pan! 😍 Oooouuuh, I'm interested to see what finishing powder you choose next. I find that to be harder than panning sometimes - figuring out what to work on panning next. Sometimes it's easy and I can use the next product as motivation to use up what I'm currently working on and other times, when I get close to being done with a product, I have a hard time thinking of what comes next since I'm so accustomed to having that one other thing to pan. 😅 

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OH. MY. GOODNESS @AznAngelLiz I am SOOOOO impressed with the amount of progress!!!!!

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Thank you! It was pretty hard to keep going after the first couple months this year but I'm determined @jaaayp LOL

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KEEP GOING!!! I need to follow your footsteps @AznAngelLiz 🥰

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Excellent job 🙌🎉 @AznAngelLiz 

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Thank you @lmaster I'm so excited to start on new products soon.

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@AznAngelLiz Wow you have made incredible progress! Also interested in hearing about the foundation. 

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Thanks @Samtian. I don't wear a full face a lot of the days now so that's why I haven't made great progress on it, but when I do go for a full coverage look, this foundation's my go to. I find that it lasts a good 5-6 hrs on me before showing signs of wear. @caitbird 

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@AznAngelLiz  wow, awesome progress! Great job! Out of curiosity, how have you liked that foundation? I keep seeing ads for it all over my Pinterest lol.

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That's how they got me @caitbird All the ads! But the color match was spot on.

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Excellent jobs @AznAngelLiz 👏👍🌹❤️ Looking that HG palette just make me happy. I need to finish panning mine too 

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You can do it @blackkitty2014! I can't wait to see you post a pic of it empty 🙂

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Those are some big empties @AznAngelLiz. Perfume bottles can feel like a mountain to climb when it comes to emptying them. 

You really have made serious progress on your bottle of foundation. 👌👌 It's so close to being done!

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@CynthieLu I went through a couple months where I was not wearing makeup but maybe once every 10 days or more and it seemed like I would NEVER finish anything but when I look through the products, I was surprised to find I'm further along than I thought, which is always encouraging. The best thing about perfumes is you can wear it regardless of whether you're wearing makeup or not, so that definitely helped.

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