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Makeup Challenge of the Week 2021/2022

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.


I figured I’d kick us off with some fall looks, can’t wait to see them all! Have fun!


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 or eco-friendly brands some love! 

Week 13: Budget friendly brands

Week 14: Minis

Please feel free to suggest some other challenge ideas in the thread and we’ll add to the coming weeks!! 💕💗💕💗💕


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Gorgeous new-old look @makeitup305 , in any light! That lippy is lush. 

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Thank you @heavyhedon I think the combo with the lip liner gave the illusion of really full lips, which I can’t complain about!

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@makeitup305, I love the ease of the Westman Atelier products. Happy to see they came out with mini sets for the holidays. Are you applying the contour with fingers or a brush? 

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@itsfi The shade Westman Atelier Face Trace Cream Contour Stick Truffle is too dark for me as a contour, it’s more of a bronzer and I still have to go a little easy. Thankfully it blends beautifully. The way I usually use cream products, stick or pot, is to rub my finger on the product to warm it up and pick up product, swipe it on the back of my hand, and then use a stippling brush to blend it on my face. After using this one, I definitely want to pick up Westman Atelier Face Trace Cream Contour Stick Biscuit or maybe the Westman Atelier Mini Petite Sticks Clean Glow Trio I although I don’t think I need the highlighter in that one.

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These photos are phenomenal girl @makeitup305 

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Thanks so much @lmaster !

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Beautiful look! @makeitup305 

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Oh my goodness, GORGEOUS, GORGEOUS, GORGEOUS! I love this look on you so much, all of it looks amazing and you look stunning, fresh and beautiful! @makeitup305 

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Aw thanks so much @sister13 ! I was totally feeling myself today while wearing this.

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Week 3 - Newness or Shop Your Stash: I sorta blended together your themes this week @sister13  - with a few new products as well as some shopping-my-stash goodies. New products marked with *

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Victoria Beckham Priming Moisturizer - Original 

Tower 28 Beauty SunnyDays SPF 30 Tinted Sunscreen Foundation 15 Melrose* applied with *SEPHORA COLLECTION Mini PRO Foundation Brush #70.5

SEPHORA COLLECTION Clean Velvet Cream Blush Palette Spiced(gratis)* - I used the matte berry shade (upper left corner), applied with SEPHORA COLLECTION PRO Blush Brush #99 (gratis)* 

Hourglass Vanish™ Flash Highlighting Stick Champagne Flash 

NARS Pro-Prime™ Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base Medium 

Athr Beauty Mini Crystal Quad - Ametrine* - this looks like it might be discontinued; it's half-off on the Athr site. I applied these shadows with the Sephora Collection Magnet Crease Brush (discontinued)

Dollywink Super Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner - Super Black

Smashbox Always Sharp Longwear Waterproof Kôhl Eyeliner Pencil Bare 

Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray 

LANEIGE Lip Glowy Balm Berry - my lips were super chapped / dry so other than lip balm, no lippies this week 😞


Look - Newness.jpg
Lashes: Ardel Natural 110 Black applied with DUO Brush On Adhesive Clear 

Swatch - Newness + Shop Stash.jpg


Re: Makeup Challenge of the Week 2021/2022

Aw, pretty smoked eye look @itsfi , and I have been eyeing that SC cream blush palette; I'm on a blush/highlight low buy, and oh it pinches a little 😋

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Thank you @heavyhedon😁 The low buy / no buys can present a challenge, can't they?! I'm finding it's easier to just list the category of products I can buy. hahaha! These SC cream blush palettes are really nice - love the cream to velvety powder finish. They're part of the permanent collection and it seems like Sephora has been having some periodic 30% off for its SC line (and hopefully they'll keep that up). All that to say, these should be around when the blush low buy is a thing of the past. 

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@itsfi -- good to know, I just love the shades, and the formula sounds terrific for me.

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Amazing products! @itsfi 

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@idanyd, thank you! I’m getting a chance to work through some products with these challenges. 👍🏼 

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Beautiful @itsfi! So many nice makeup items! 💗💕💗

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Thank you @sister13. I typically just use a few products for my everyday look but have been going all out one or two days per week, for fun and to put my stuff to use. Some things I’ve had pre-pandemic and just haven’t gotten around to using. Am working on using what I have and picking up what I will use. 

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Yeah, I need to try to use all this stuff that I have too! They will have to bury me with it, lol. @itsfi 

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@itsfi look at all these gorgeous shimmers!!! 😍

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@lmaster, IKR??!!! Gotta love the shiny, sparkly shimmers!! 💫♥️

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@itsfi how are you liking the Tower 28? I just ordered mine from their website. They didn’t have my shade in story so I couldn’t try a sample but the swatches for the other shades felt really nice.

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