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Makeup Challenge of the Week 2021/2022

[UPDATED WITH NEW CHALLENGES ~ MAY & JUNE] 💗💗💗  So, I could definitely 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!


Updated the challenge (AGAIN) for the next few months! 

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 you’ve been wanting to try (inspired by @SportyGirly125 )




Week 1 (Nov. 7-13): Fall-inspired look (I’m thinking golds, oranges, browns, wines, plums and greys, but do whatever makes you feel like fall!)

Week 2 (Nov. 14-20): Black owned brands (Show them some love!

Week 3 (Nov. 21-27): Newness! Show off any new items you picked up during the sale (or anything new-ish that needs some love). Or, if you are on a low buy, just shop your stash! Alternate suggestions try something in a new way, i.e. use shades from a palette that you never use, or in a new combo.

Week 4 (Nov. 28-Dec. 4): Go all-glowy or go all-matte!

Week 5 (Dec. 5-11): Luxe brands or Luxe items. If it feels luxe to you or makes you feel fancy, post it! 

Week 6 (Dec 12-18): Limited Editions (old or new, pull out your limited edition or discontinued items and actually use them!) 

Week 7: (Dec. 19-25) Snow Queen/King

Week 8: (Dec. 26-Jan. 1) Silver and (or) Gold

Week 9: (Jan. 2-Jan. 😎 Glitter/sparkle/glam

Week 10: (Jan. 9-Jan. 15) Throwback/forgotten favorites

Week 11: (Jan. 16-Jan. 23) Palette of the week - Choose an eye (and/or other palette to create different looks during the week

Week 12: Natural brands (Jan. 24-31) Let’s show our natural, clean or eco-friendly brands some love! 

Week 13: (Feb. 1-7) Budget friendly brands

Week 14: Minis

Week 15 (Feb. 13 - 19): Red/Pink/Shimmer/Glitter or whatever you want for Valentine’s/Galentines Day (@imaster)

Week 16 (Feb. 20 - 26): ROYGBIV/Rainbow Week- Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet - pick a new color every day or one color for the week, or use color on eyes, lips, cheeks, etc.! (@idanyd)

Week 17 (Feb. 27-Mar. 5): Mardi Gras Week - break out your purples, golds, greens, masks 🎭🎭🎭

Week 18 (Mar. 6 - 12): Celebrity/Social media/influencer week (recreate a look you love and post the side by side pics)

Week 19 (Mar. 13 - 20): Mixed Metals Week (@heavyhedon)

Week 20 (Mar. 21 - 27): Mostly missed this one, ugh, sorry!

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 haven’t gotten around to wearing/or shop your stash

Week 25 (Apr. 24-30): Fairy/wood sprite 🧚‍♀️🧚🧚‍♂️

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

Thank you @Jessica362436 , I'm generally more likely to go bold eye than lip, but I have really enjoyed this one! 🙂 

Re: Makeup Challenge of the Week 2021/2022

Super gorgeous @sister13 ! Love the lip!

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Thank you, @makeitup305 , this lip color was definitely the unexpected star of the show! 🙂

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@sister13 I wish I had skill with warm colors like that!

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@greeneyedgirl107 , thank you! it’s definitely out of my comfort zone, but a reason for the challenge to try some new things. I’m not sure I’d ever even used this palette before, so it’s a real challenge (though I do think it’s so pretty)! 🙂

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@sister13 - You look great!  I especially love your lip color!  😍  I totally missed out on that.

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Thanks @Titian06 ! This color looks so orangey in the tube, and when applied full strength, so not my normal go-to, but I think I realized that it suits me better applied, then partly wiped off and topped with gloss. #nevereasy haha!

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WOW @sister13 what a gorgeous look! Your glow, lips - everything about this is just stunning. What an inspiration for this challenge ❤️ 

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Awww, @eshoe , blushing, thank you! 😘😘😘

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So so gorgeous!! @sister13 

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Thank you kindly @lmaster ! 🙂 

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@sister13 ,

Hello, Gorgeous!  Autumn never looked more beautiful!

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Thanks @tsavorite !! So kind of you! 🙂 

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@sister13  Very pretty!  I love how the lippie looks like a perfect red on you.

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Thanks so very much @Ispend2much6 ! It is a great color - it looks great sheered out even more too - very lovely shade!  

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@sister13, you just set a very high bar for running errands! You are glowing!!! 😍 That lip color is perfection on you!! ♥️

Re: Makeup Challenge of the Week 2021/2022

Thank you so much! Well, I did have to put on jeans instead of yoga pants after I finished my full face, haha. Most of my lip colors are pinks and plums (and reds) so these warm gingerbread ones are great when I need something more orangey! @itsfi ❤️❤️❤️

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@sister13   Oh wow that lipstick looks soooo good! I think that one got rehomed in a ruthless lipstick purge cause I thought it was drying.  I’ll just enjoy it’s beauty on you:) 

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Thanks! I can’t remember if gingerbread man or gingerbread girl is my favorite. They’re both pretty warm, but I think this is the pinker one. @heartsmyface 🧡💛🧡

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@eshoe  Wow great look!  I love the pictures!!!

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