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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

I love it, and totally agree, your hair looks amazing! I am trying to resist the Oribe Hair Oil, I am on a hair product low buy until I use up more things I already have, but that’s tempting! @lmaster 

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@sister13 thank you!!! I do rotate hair products too! 😆 And I'm almost out of the oribe,,I've made it last about two years 🤣

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@lmaster sorry it didn’t perform the best but you definitely made it work! You look gorgeous

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@makeitup305 thank you!! 🙏💕

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@lmaster Another gorgeous look.  You always have great color combos.

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@greeneyedgirl107 awww thank you!! That's so kind 💋

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@lmaster I know this is about fall colors, but I just cannot get over your hair. Love the definition you have achieved here!!

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Thank you sweets!!! @eshoe 🥰

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@lmaster  That's so annoying when shadows are hard to blend.  What did you use on your hair to get your curls looking so smooth?

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Oribe Mini Gold Lust Nourishing Hair Oil 1.7 oz/ 50 mL this stuff is really really hard to dupe!! @Ispend2much6 

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@lmaster  Yes, it is!  I'm glad you used something I already have so I don't have to go out and buy it. lol

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I use it after leave in conditioner and heat protection on wet hair @Ispend2much6 

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@lmaster  I wouldn't have thought to layer like that.  Do you diffuse your hair?

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Nope! @Ispend2much6 sorry I meant damage control not heat protector 

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@sister13 What a great idea for a thread!  Thanks so much for posting.  

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😍😍😍 @greeneyedgirl107 

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Did my face to run errands today! 

This is last year’s Too Faced Gingerbread Spicy, which is very similar to the Gingerbread from the year before (and Too Faced Cinnamon Swirl Sweet & Spicy Eye Shadow Palette (which I did NOT get). I don’t think I ever had much chance to use this one last year, but it’s pretty perfect for fall. Plus the Melted Matte gingerbread girl is one of my favorites, it shows up a little pinker/redder on me than it looks. But, I do dab/sheer it out a bit after applying and add gloss is my preferred way to wear it. 

Otherwise went for a glowy skin, not pictured is my Kaja mousse primer and the Iconic London Prep Set Glow Hydrating Spray 4 oz/ 120 mL which is a new favorite! 




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This is such a beautiful look, @sister13!

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Thank you Q! @quspork 💕💗💕

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@sister13  Gorgeous look!!

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Thanks @ather !!! 🙂

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