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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

Pretty cool & smoky eyes and love that lippy & that pup too @sister13 

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Thanks from me and my boy, haha! 🤩🤩 @heavyhedon 

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@sister13  Awww so pretty!!  Oh yeah it definitely looks lavender.  It might be  the blue in your shirt playing games with the camera.  
ha, I’d be wondering what was going on out the window too if I saw someone standing seemingly looking out😄

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Thank you @heartsmyface ! Yes, he keeps surprising me every time he does it! 💜💜

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Such a pretty purple Smokey look @sister13 🌹

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Thank you! 💜💚💜 @blackkitty2014 

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I was going to use the cinnamon spice palette again but then decided to go with MAC dazzleshadow in I like 2 Watch, KVD metal crush shadow in Iggy and the Chocolate bar palette.  Remember the days when we’d spend weeks coming up with different looks using the same palette:’). 
inwent for super flushed cheeks using UD afterglow blush in Bang and paired it with mufe Shine On.  



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Your looks are so pretty and I love your accessories too!! Love that hat

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Love the eye makeup!! @heartsmyface 

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Ahhhh @heartsmyface, love the effect of this beautiful, chic look - the color in the shadows, blush and lips are all standout but still complement (instead of compete) with each other. ♥️

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@heartsmyface  Gorgeous look! Is it cooling down where you are? The hat is the best!!

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@atherthank you and quite a bit!  It’s definitely winter coat weather.  We’re at a windy five degrees celcius.   It wouldn’t seem so bad if it weren’t for the humidity.   How’s the weather there? 

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@heartsmyface  Very cold. Says that it feels like -2 but I think it feels colder. Says we are getting snow tomorrow. So far no snow but none. Winter is definitely here now!! I need to pull my winter stuff out!!

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@ather  Ack!!! 
Good idea!  Ha hopefully you remember where it is and it’s not too buried.  Please post any snowmen that may magically appear:D 

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This is very pretty, @heartsmyface !  Again, I'm loving the eyeshadows!

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Beautiful!  What a perfect Autumn-themed look. This makes me want to go get something with pumpkin spice in it. 🍁🍂

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Ah, lovely @heartsmyface , that blush is perfect to balance such a great red lip.

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Snow princess 😍 Beautiful @heartsmyface 🌹

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Gorgeous! You look fresh but ready for the chill in the air! I love everything about it, but especially the glossy lip! @heartsmyface 


And I do remember palette of the week (or weeks). So fun actually using all this makeup we have, haha!

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@heartsmyface you look stunning! I love this flushed look. It looks super fresh but elegant.

Re: Makeup Challenge of the Week 2021/2022

@heartsmyface Fabulous look.  Always so spot-on with accessorizing, too.

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