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Makeup Challenge of the Week 2021/2022/2023

Week 23 (June 4- 10): Festival Fun! Go all out with Glitter / Color / Braids / Hair Accessories or go easy and fresh! (Also, last week of June in this challenge is set as Pride week, but feel free to post anytime if you do a pride look earlier or later!)


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

 

Anyway, I figure in year two, weโ€™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, Iโ€™m going to update the numbering to be Week 1 for the new year, I hope that is not too confusing. Iโ€™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: 

 

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! Letโ€™s see those red, white and blues., fireworks inspired or just summery BBQ looks.

 

Completed 2023 Weekly Challenges: 

 

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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 havenโ€™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 youโ€™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 youโ€™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 Valentineโ€™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 letโ€™s make our own.

 

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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 itโ€™s Target or Tom Ford, Lโ€™Orรฉal 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. Patrickโ€™s Day, letโ€™s show off all our green looks or otherwise Irish inspired looks! ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ€

 

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 havenโ€™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 Iโ€™d add to the challenge. Can be anything from subtle to all out Barbie.

 

 

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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 Iโ€™m bringing one back. Itโ€™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 youโ€™d like each week with photos of your looks. If you donโ€™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.

 

Canโ€™t wait to see all your looks! Have fun!

 

COMPLETED CHALLENGES FROM 2021-2022 in the spoiler:

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COMPLETED:

 

Week 21 (Mar. 27- Apr. 2): Show us your Spring looks! 
Week 22 (Apr. 3 - 9): Bronze goddess look (will probably repeat this in the summer)

Week 23 (Apr. 10 - 16): No makeup makeup

Week 24 (Apr. 17 - 23): Sephora Spring sale newness/or anything you havenโ€™t gotten around to wearing/or shop your stash

Week 25 (Apr. 24-30): Fairy/wood sprite ๐Ÿงšโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿงš๐Ÿงšโ€โ™‚๏ธ

Week 26 (May 1-7): Spring flower inspired (cherry blossoms, daffodils, lilacs, etc)

Week 27 (May 8-14): Monochromatic look - use seasonally fun shades like peach, coral, nudes or pastels! @heavyhedon 

Week 28 (May 15-21): Soft Smoky eye (heck, or go for a bold, smoky eye!)

Week 29 (May 22-28): Bold lip or eye

Week 30 (May 28-Jun 4): Beachy look (gold, Aqua, bronze, waterproof)

Week 31 (Jun 5-11): Mermaid or Unicorn inspired look

Week 32 (Jun 12-18): Gold, copper, bronze - metals

Week 33 (Jun 19-25): Festival looks (for my birthday week!) 

Week 44 (Jun 26-Jul 2): Show us your PRIDE rainbows!! 

Week 45 (Jul 3-9): Red, White & Blue

Week 46 (Jul 10-16): Makeup you forgot you had! Suggested by @makeitup305 

Week 47 (Jul 17-23): Graphic eyeliner look, or another trend youโ€™ve been wanting to try (inspired by @SportyGirly125 )

Weeks 48-52.5 (Jul 24-Aug 30): On hiatus while I moved and life got wacky!

Week 52.5 (Sep. 1-3): Itโ€™s still hot where I am, so we still have local peaches, melons and corn/zucchini, so letโ€™s do a โ€œlate summer harvestโ€ inspired look before theyโ€™re gone and it starts feeling like fall!

Week 53 (Sep. 4-10): Homecoming! Do a look you think youโ€™d rock for homecoming, or feature your high school colors.

Week 54 and 55 Double Week (Sep. 11-24): Elements - Wood, Metal, Earth, Air, Wind, Water, Fire - Choose one or combine them!

Week 56 (Sep. 25-Oct. 1): Bridal inspired look (in honor of my wedding anniversary Oct. 1) ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š

Week 57 (Oct. 2-8): Pumpkin-everything!

Week 58 (Oct. 9-15): (Same as @lmasterโ€™s rainbow challenge thread!) Astrology/Zodiac - inspired by your birth sign or the current zodiac sign.

Week 59 (Oct. 16-22): Spooky season is upon us! Do a witchy or ghoulish look.

Week 60 and 61 Double Week (Oct. 23-Nov. 5): ALL THE HALLOWEEN LOOKS! If itโ€™s not a full on Halloween look, just a Halloween inspired look or choose fall colors!

 


Please feel free to suggest some other challenge ideas in the thread and weโ€™ll add to the coming weeks!!
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Re: Makeup Challenge of the Week 2021/2022

@makeitup305 Such a pretty glow!

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Thanks @mishanyc !

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gorgeous!! @makeitup305 

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Thank you @idanyd !

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So glowy and gorgeous @makeitup305! I am definitely more of a sparkle girl myself! Your skin, lips, eyes and hair look amazing! 

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Thanks so much @sister13 !

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Glowing beauty!! @makeitup305 

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Thanks @lmaster !

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Love the overall look, @makeitup305, especially your eyes!  ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–

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@Titian06 @heavyhedon I really liked the way they turned out considering it was only 1-2 shades but it didnโ€™t last very well. The sparkle was all there a couple of hours later but the color was gone. Previously Iโ€™d only used the Roen over a powder, more as a topper, so I hadnโ€™t realized how intensely it fades. Iโ€™d heard that complaint before, though. I might try it over a glitter glue maybe and see how it does but I donโ€™t mind having just toppers , itโ€™s just something to keep in mind. Disco Dust is not worth it in my opinion, kind of a pain to use and wonโ€™t disperse the glitter evenly.

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@makeitup305 -- good to know. I love cream shadows but I like them to be easy to deal with. I heard the Roen creases a lot but can be patted back into place, if that makes sense. Never tried them myself (yet), but Hannah Louise Poston on YT uses them and has done some serious reviews on the whole lot. 

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@heavyhedon I need to check her out. I tried putting it over a glitter glue today and I could tell it was going to crease anyway so I went over it with TOM FORD Eye Color Quad Eyeshadow Palette 05 Silvered Topaz and then on top again with the Roen and as Iโ€™m typing it still looks pretty decent, hough it still has some slight fading and creasing. I probably will mostly use them as topper shades but I still want to try them for a full day on their own just to get an idea. I havenโ€™t tried that many cream shadows from different brands but Iโ€™ve lost track of how many Colourpop shadows Iโ€™ve owned over the years. I recently picked up a Victoria Beckham and a Charlotte Tilbury Eyes To Mesmerize Cream Eyeshadow but I havenโ€™t given them a good try yet. 

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@makeitup305 - That's to bad the color didn't hold up!  Toppers definitely have their place.  When I wore TOM FORD Eye Color Quad Eyeshadow Palette Metallic Denim , I found the lightest shade to be more of a topper than a shade.  Now I just have to remember to give it a try as such! ๐Ÿ˜„

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Gorgeously glowing, @makeitup305 , and loving that eye color combo!

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Love the glow @makeitup305 ! 

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Thanks @Sunnysmom !

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@makeitup305 I know what you mean about feeling incomplete without a little sparkle!  Every time I try to do a matte look I end up caving in and finding some way to sneak in some shine, lol.  Beautiful look ๐Ÿ˜Š.

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@CookieGirl1 I canโ€™t remember the last time I did an all matte eye or even a matte base for my face. Glowy all the way!

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Lovely glowy lids @idanyd

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Such a pretty shimmery look! These colors are great on you! I have this palette, I need to dig it out! @idanyd 

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