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Makeup Challenge of the Week 2021/2022/2023

Week 39 (Sep 24-30) Sephoria Euphoria: whether you attended virtual, in person, or in spirit, give me your glammiest of glam.  Highlighters highly encouraged.



We celebrated the One Year Anniversary of this thread in November!! Although, somehow the challenge ended up with 61 weeks in a year, I’m not sure how that happened, lol.


Anyway, I figure in year two, we’ll do some repeats and some new challenges. I also plan to add in some bonus hair challenges, maybe once a month.


Okay, for simplicity, I’m going to update the numbering to be Week 1 for the new year, I hope that is not too confusing. I’ll try to get 52 weeks in the year this time! I guess I also need to update the title for 2023.


Upcoming Weekly Challenge: 


Collab with Cheek Challenge Fall 2023: Awesome Autumn ! Feel free to extend the themes beyond cheeks and cross post in both threads if you like! 


Week 38 (Sep 17-23) Fiercely Foilage - Think color changing, vibrant cheeks

Week 39 (Sep 24-30) Sephoria Euphoria: whether you attended virtual, in person, or in spirit, give me your glammiest of glam.  Highlighters highly encouraged.

Week 40 (Oct1-Oct7) Pumpkin Pleasure - give me your best orange blush look (coral and peach looks are welcomed)

Week 41 (Oct8-Oct14) Cute and Cozy - think flushing and/or blushing, baby pinks welcomed.

Week 42 (Oct15-Oct22) In Your Comfort Era - no makeup makeup or monochromatic looks

Week 43 (Oct22-Oct28) Hottie Toddies - Warm me up with a smoky look, brown\based blushes, smoky eyes and latte makeup welcomed.


Completed 2023 Weekly Challenges: 



Week 1 (Jan 1-7): Focus on brows week! Do a bold brow or shimmery brow or just spend more time on your brows this week. Inspired by @SportyGirly125 


Week 2 (Jan 8-14): Rock a red lip week! If this is a regular for you, rock it as normal, or add a fun element, like gloss or add glitter/shimmer to it. Suggested by @JoSometimes 


Week 3 (Jan 15-21): Shop your stash/forgotten favorites! Dig into your stash/archives for something you haven’t used in a long time and renew your love or re-evaluate)


Week 4 (Jan 22-28): Chopping block/declutter week! Are there any items that you have been wondering about getting rid of? Do they still work, bring joy, serve a purpose in your collection? No pressure to get rid of anything, but just want to dedicate a week to evaluate some items on the heels of forgotten favorites week!

Bonus Hair Challenge for January: Do a full blowout and share your products, tips and tricks!


Week 5 (Jan 29-Feb 4): Skin prep/Complexion focus week! Take extra time this week with your skin prep. Exfoliate or use a hydrating mask prior to makeup, use a luminous or mattifying primer, foundation and/or setting spray. And/Or, focus this week on using a skincare device or skincare product if you’ve been neglecting one you own.


Week 6 (Feb 5-11): Get out of your comfort zone week! Suggested by @josometimes. This is a chance to try something new and experiment a little. If you love a red lip, try hot pink or neutral. If you love neutrals, maybe add some color. Or, wear a bolder look out to run errands or on a night out to gain confidence with a different look! Please feel free ask for tips and tricks if you’d like suggestions on techniques, color or product recommendations and share your experience and tips for others as you try something new.


Week 7 (Feb 12-18): Red/Pink/Shimmer/Glitter or whatever you want for Valentine’s/Galentines Day (inspired by @imaster


Week 8 (Feb 19-25): Pantone Color of the Year Viva Magenta week! I miss the past Sephora + Pantone collaborations, so let’s make our own.




Week 9 (Feb 26-Mar 4): Luxe brands or Luxe items. If it feels luxe to you or makes you feel fancy, use it and post it, whether it’s Target or Tom Ford, L’Oréal or La Mer!

Bonus Hair Challenge for February: Hot Rollers or Velcro Rollers and/or other techniques for volume.

Week 10 (March 5-11): Matchy matchy week! Match your makeup to your clothes, or jewelry or hair accessories, a scarf or something you wear! Inspired by @sportygirly


Week 11 (March 12-18): Green week! For St. Patrick’s Day, let’s show off all our green looks or otherwise Irish inspired looks! 💚💚🍀🍀


Week 12 (March 19-25): Use something in a different way (safely) - An opportunity to use your lipstick as blush, your eyeliner or eyebrow pencil on lips, be creative! (Just remember, some items are not tested and may not be safe for eyes or lips)


Week 13 (March 26-April 1): Cherry Blossom Week - while the peak bloom may vary around the world, let's use this week to be inspired by the beauty of the cherry blossoms. Oh, if you happen to live where you get to see the real cherry blossoms, please share those pics, too! 


March Bonus Hair Challenge (feel free to do anytime in March): Braid/Braids


Week 14 (April 2-8): Spring Looks week! What makes you think of spring? Gloss, pastels, spring runway looks?


Week 15 (April 9-15): Holy Grail week! I think maybe @josometimes or @titian06 suggested this one? Use your Holy Grail products that are tried, tested and loved and be sure to share why it's a fave!


Week 16 & 17 (April 16-29)***: Sephora Spring sale - newness/or anything you haven’t gotten around to wearing/or shop your stash. (Note: I'm not sure when the Spring sale is happening, so I may move this one.) ETA: well, it's timed perfectly for shopping in store, though online purchases may not make it in time! Feel free to keep posting spring sale newness into the following weeks! 
(***I made the executive decision to extend this one more week since orders are still coming in!) 


Week 18 (April 30-May 6): Multichromes week! There have been so many great multi-chrome products and palettes lately, so let's make sure to showcase them!

Week 19 (May 7-13): April Showers bring May Flowers week!  This can be a bright and springy look, or a rain-inspired look (or a combo of both!).


Week 20 (May 14-20): World Makeup! A look or trend from around the world. There are lots of K-beauty trends, like crying girl, popsicle/gradient lips, blush, something like a Parisian chic look, or anything else you can think of! (Suggested by @josometimes)


Week 21 (May 21-27): Barbiecore! I was actually never a fan of dolls or Barbies as a kid, and the flood of Barbie on Instagram recently was kind of annoying to me, but I also have a soft spot for pink and Barbie, so I thought I’d add to the challenge. Can be anything from subtle to all out Barbie.

Week 22 (May 28-June 3): Social Media Inspired! Recreate a look and/or create your own look inspired by an influencer you love, or use makeup to recreate a filter. Post a side by side to share with us.


Week 23 (June 4- 10): Festival! Go all out with Glitter / Color / Braids / Hair Accessories or go easy and fresh!


Week 24 (June 11-17): Earth Week! Highlight more sustainable or green makeup brands. Or even just a play on blue, green, or even earthy tones to celebrate the earth.This is a little out of order but summer is a great time to connect with and celebrate the earth! (Suggested by @josometimes)


Week 25 (June 18-24): Summer Solstice! Create a look based on whatever makes you think of summer, maybe a sunny look, bronzed beauty, or zodiac inspired look.


Week 26 (June 25-July 1): Celebrate Pride! I know pride events vary widely by cities, so if you happen to do a pride look in another week, feel free to post anytime!


Week 27 (July 2-8): 4th of July! Let’s see those red, white and blues., fireworks inspired or just summery BBQ looks.

For your summer slays, there will be some additional cheeky challenges - cheers to @danielledanielle for proposing this fun collab with the weekly challenge! Let's get cheeky, chicas and chicos! We'd love it if you cross post your looks in both threads. 😘😘  Cheek Challenge Summer 2023: Collabs with Makeup Challenge of the Week  


The Cheek Challenges:


Week 28 (July 11-16) Bold Blush - The Better The Brighter 


Week 29 (July 17-22) Barbiecore - Getting Ready for Opening Night (This one's a repeat of Week 21, but for good reason! Movie opens July 21st!) 


Week 30 (July 23-29) Summer Sculpt - Bring your best bronzed cheekbones, contouring and underpainting are also welcome


Week 31 (July 30-Aug 5) Gloss and Glow - Give me the inner highlight, the glass skin or lip ready goodness


Week 32 (Aug 6-Aug12) Sunshine Sensation - Gold looks or metallic eyes

Week 34 (Aug 20-26) Mermaid makeup | Let’s get mermaid inspired, whether that’s classic teals and aquas, or maybe a pink or purple shimmery look? It may be as simple as a holographic highlight or a touch or turquoise eyeliner, or go all out. 🧜‍♀️🧜‍♀️🧜‍♂️🧜‍♂️


Week 35 (Aug 27-Sep 2) Waterproof or Long-wearing Makeup | What helps you beat the summer heat? Share your favorite hot weather skin, hair and makeup products, tips and tricks as we cruise through the end of August.

Week 36 (Sep 3-9) Neon Brights | Share your boldest and brightest neon looks!






So, I could definitely (still) use some makeup inspiration these days and maybe you could too! Several years ago, we used to have some weekly makeup challenge threads, so I’m bringing one back. It’s a great way to spark some creativity and maybe most importantly, a great way to shop your stash!


I started with a list of some challenges below, but also happy to edit/rearrange/consider other ideas along the way. I hope you will join me!  Feel free to post as many or as few times you’d like each week with photos of your looks. If you don’t like to post your face, feel free to do a flatlay of the products you used to do your look. Also, if you get behind or ahead, feel free to post pics whenever you have time.


Can’t wait to see all your looks! Have fun!





Please feel free to suggest some other challenge ideas in the thread and we’ll add to the coming weeks!!

Re: Makeup Challenge of the Week 2021/2022/2023

@JoSometimes I'm looking at what I need to enter this week's challenge.  So little makeup, so little time.  Thanks for giving me the courage to post.

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Sometimes it’s not about having all the makeup in the world, it’s about how you use it and how it makes you feel. Can’t wait to see what you come up with @LesbianWanabee 

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I did this final look of Barbie week with all Sephora Collection items and BIC gratis items. Who recognizes this lipstick? It’s none other than our beautiful Bite exclusive Beauty Talk shade Hall of Famer! Sephora Beauty Talk admins sent us this lipstick before the transition to Beauty Insider Community. This smoky eye is using only the SEPHORA COLLECTION Sephora Colorful® Waterproof Eyeshadow & Eyeliner Multi-Stick 17 Black .




I then wanted to try this smoky eye with a nude and I finally broke into a Lip Stories set that I had not opened and found this incredible shade, which is Landing in Shanghai, doesn’t seem to be a current shade. I can’t often find a great nude without washing me out, but this is lovely! 


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@sister13 omg this eye look with the nude lippie is phenomenal 

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😍Beautiful smokey eye!😍

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This look is very bold @sister13! I love those multi-sticks! They’re so easy to blend out and use as eyeshadow. And that nude lip colour looks very pretty. It’s a great choice. 

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Thank you! Yes, I really need to get a couple more colors of the multi sticks (btw, I think they changed the name, it used to tag as eyeshadow & liner or something), they really are easy and super functional! @JoSometimes 

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Stunning @sister13 ! Both the bright lip and the nude look amazing on you. And you are right, that’s the perfect nude. So sad it is not available anymore! 

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Thanks so much! I wonder if there’s another shade that’s similar. I don’t know why they’d stop selling any of the lip stories, lol! @Saradestin 

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I have the Bite Hall of Famer lipstick...somewhere, @sister13 ! 🤔  I had planned to use it for this week's challenge, but couldn't readily find it.  I have a general idea where it is, but it would have meant a major excavation in one of my cabinets. 🤣


I love Lipstories Landing in Shanghai on you!  I have the same problem with nude lipsticks.  I'm glad you found one...of course it would be discontinued. 😄

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Haha, yes, I was looking for this and it was in a separate Bite lipstick drawer instead of with all my lipsticks for some reason! I was glad it was still intact and just as beautiful as I remembered! I’m also wearing it in my avatar, I just remembered. I see nudes look great on others and then usually I look almost dead and scary, lol, so this was a pleasant surprise. @Titian06 

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@sister13 What a beautiful look! For a newbie, it was interesting to see the difference in look that simply changing the lipstick created. I am in awe of creativeness I see on this site.

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Thanks! Yes! I don’t always love the first thing I try (although I did love this bright pink) or I just want to try something else out, so if I’m not in a rush, I’ll switch it up so I can see some different options. @LesbianWanabee 

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@Titian06 These are some lovely shades! And Barbie’s slogan is “You can be anything.” I don’t see why that can’t include your choice of colours!

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Barbie needed to change looks @Titian06 , it was about time! 😁 

Re: Makeup Challenge of the Week 2021/2022/2023

Haha! Well, sounds like you thought about Barbie! Looks so pretty! And I think actually her only pink makeup was the lipstick and that was a lighter pink! @Titian06 

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Happy almost weekend! A Barbie look today. I added some pinks on eyes, lips, and cheeks. I added a nude liner to lower waterline, and I used tweezers (gently and oh so carefully) to pinch/clump my lashes a little bit to be more doll like. 💕💗💕




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Absolutely gorgeous @sister13! You look stunning in pinks! 🩷🩷🩷

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And you do too! Thanks, I have often leaned towards pinkish, but not always bright pinks, and I really like them now! @Saradestin 

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This look is so cute @sister13! The choice of pinks looks very cheerful! 😊