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Makeup Challenge of the Week 2021/2022/2023

Week 45 (Nov 5-Nov 11) Sephora sale newness or shop your stash to save money!! 



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.


Week 44 (Oct 29-Nov 4) Halloween Looks!! Share ‘em all!! 
Week 45 (Nov 5-Nov 11) Sephora sale newness or shop your stash to save money!! 
(I’ll be updating November challenges soon!)



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!!

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Beautiful, @sister13 !  Couldn't be better!

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WOW! @sister13  You look SO GOOD! I’m loving the hair, the lips, the eyes, everything! I definitely need to delve deeper into Danessa Myricks products after this!

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Just stunning, @sister13! Your lips appear lighter with your hair down, I wonder if it reflects some of the light and so it photographs differently🤔 Both are beautiful and you also reminded me that I want to pick up the DM Foundation & Concealer.

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Gorgeous @sister13! That Pat McGrath palette suits you. I’m having major hair envy! Such beautiful volume and lush curls! 😍

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I wasn’t really planning on digging into hutopian dream today but I did.  I started off with the abh norvina palette. Then I didn’t like the purple shimmer, so I thought putting the blue purple color from hutopian dream would be a good idea…. Not exactly the look I was going for for a 10 am get together with the fam but oh well. 

the color from the pmg palette is suuuuuuuper disappointing. I have that pmg clear eye stick. Idk what it is.  I heard it was a dupe of a mehron mixing stick. I know some of her first kits came with mehron mixing liquid. I might try that with this eyeshadow.  Otherwise this eyeshadow is like a glittery fallout mess. I know she does these glitter toppers in all her palettes but I was expecting this to be more opaque. I thought it was going to be like a trio chrome. 

anyway, not super happy with the eyeshadow or the look but here it is anyway!


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Sorry to hear you’re not happy with the look but it’s very pretty! @itscarin 

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@itscarin ,

Sorry that you were disappointed, but I think that your look is lovely and daytime appropriate!

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@itscarin I think it looks nice! I actually really like the Huetopian dream, I figured the last shades were more like toppers than true duochromes, though. Sorry you were disappointed by it! I didn’t by the stick but I’ve been using the MAC Lip Primer stick because I think it’s kind of the same thing. I find PMG works much better on me with an eyelid primer (I use the Milani) and glitter glue (I use NYX). I’ve only used the MAC lip primer over the existing shade and then adding a little more and that seems to help when I want a little more coverage. 

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@itscarin Ugh I know how you feel. I really, really want this Huetopian palette but feel like I would not use it on a regular basis. Thank you for having a go at it, and sharing your look. The violet and buttercream shading have inspired me to dig up some treasures and see what I can come up with as well!

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@itscarin, I’m sorry this didn’t turn out the way you planned. I like the purple shadow on you - it’s very pretty; but I get that it can be disappointing when it’s not the look you were going for. 

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@itscarin  I think it turned out wonderful!!! Looks like the perfect fall weather where you are too!

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Lol, I love that palette, but I understand what you mean and your complaint with it! I haven’t tried the stick with Huetopian Dream, but used it today with A different palette and tbh, didn’t notice a huge difference. Anyway, it still looks lovely. @itscarin 

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I think it's really pretty @itscarin 

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@itscarin - I'm sorry this didn't work out how you would have liked.  I think the color is pretty.  💖💖💖

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For this week’s challenge, I have been wearing these products:


The LYS Beauty Higher Standard Satin Matte Cream Blush Confident is new and happened to arrive the day after the Sephora blush palettes. I thought it was similar to shade 2 in the SEPHORA COLLECTION Clean Velvet Cream Blush Palette Spiced but it is pinker.

The Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Snap Shadows Mix & Match Eyeshadow Palette 3 Deep Neutrals is one I use regularly, about once a week. I brush Nudy Booty on the inner part of my lid, and Heaven Cent on the outer half. Shots Fired is lightly brushed in the crease, and for a little reflective shine I dab Danessa Myricks Beauty Dew Wet Hydrating and Highlighting Balm (not pictured, oops!) on the middle of the lid. I reserve the Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Diamond Bomb All-Over Diamond Veil for when I am feeling extra-sparkly, which at this time of the year, is more often than usual!

The Pat McGrath Lust Angeles is a grayish mauve. I usually layer this with something peachy so I don’t look too washed out. The joy of online buying😆

The Danessa Myricks Beauty Colorfix - Multi-Use Eye, Cheek & Lip Waterproof Liquid Pigment Valentine is another product I use when the mood strikes. It is a rather bold shade, but on the right day, brightens my lids like nothing else can! Just this, a little wing and mascara, and that’s it.


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great products!!! @eshoe 

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Thank you, @idanyd!

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@eshoe looks like some great products! Between you and @sister13 I’m going to have to scope out Danessa Myricks’s website to see if they’re doing anything for Black Friday, I’m so jealous!

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@makeitup305 I have only tried a couple of her products, but both are very versatile. The only thing that hesitates me is that the Danessa Myricks Beauty Colorfix - Multi-Use Eye, Cheek & Lip Waterproof Liquid Pigment Valentine leaves  a stain. No matter I use to remove it. That can be a very good thing, depending upon what you need. I haven’t even ventured to her other Colorfix products yet for that reason. @sister13 mentioned it for her brows though, and I would approve that for a 24/7 brow;)

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@eshoe, I love the DM Wet Dew highlighter! I was raving about it to a few folks the other day. Is that the Fenty palette from the Valentines Day gratis? 

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@itsfi I selected the box I did for Sephora based on the Danessa Myricks product! I didn’t expect the highlighter but it has become a multipurpose item for me. I find many reasons to incorporate it into a pretty average routine ☺️ The Fenty was gratis, yes💗

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