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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

Very very beautiful! Curious about that Huda fragrance! @makeitup305 

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@sister13 I quite like it. I don’t know if I like it enough for a full size of either scent but the Vanilla is a nice creamy scent and the musk is true to name and makes it almost a little smoky? I’m not very good at describing scents tbh. 

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@makeitup305  So pretty. Which lawless mini did you use?

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@ather Swatches of the Lawless Lip Oil set. The first shade looks kind of weird because it’s so shiny it’s reflecting my wall lol it’s completely clear. The second shade looks bright but it just enhances the pink on your lips and the last shade just makes them look deeper in color. 



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@makeitup305  Your lips look gorgeous, BTW, and your hair and everything. But I was busy going nutso for the taupe in my first comment, as I always do with great taupes.

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@heavyhedon can’t deny a good taupe!

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@makeitup305  Oh wow. So pretty!!

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@ather I used the bright pink one over Nyx Peek a Boo Natural liner. It doesn’t swatch anywhere near as bright as it seems in the tube. 

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Oh, that palette is gorgeous on your cheeks too-- and love the shadow-as-liner effect; this is such a pretty eye look @sister13

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Absolutely stunning!!! Love those tones @sister13 

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Thanks @lmaster ! I loved this palette when I swatched it, but then the shimmers seem to take on the same look when I put them on eyes. Still really pretty and will keep working with it to judge further how great it is, haha! 

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Good to know, ive only used mine once, so I'll have to play with it a couple times this week @sister13 ☺️

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Gorgeous gorgeous look!!! @sister13 

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Thank you!! @idanyd 

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Lovely as always @sister13! you look so beachy and fresh.

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Thanks! I probably shouldn’t have used 3 néw hair products at once so I could see how I like each one, but oh well. I do feel this combo kind of stretched out my normal waves, but overall, I still liked it. I’ve been struggling with my hair a bit lately, seems like I’m losing a lot more of it these days, but I’m trying not to let it stress me out worse! @makeitup305 

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@sister13 I like the beachy waves! It’s a good look on you! Losing hair is so stressful and stress just makes you lose more so it’s a catch-22. It looks great from here if that helps 😉

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 thanksgiving day look using 



glamlite happy hour margaritas palette and piña colada’s 


SEPHORA COLLECTION Clean Velvet Cream Blush Palette 


bperfect shapeshifter palette


i heart revolution gloss


zeesea imperial palace lipstick 



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Beautiful face, @idanyd , and your makeup is gorgeous too 😁

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@idanyd your end result is fantastic!! 😍

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