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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!! 💕💗💕💗💕


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Thank you so much 😊🥰! @sister13   It’s so cute but very small I would recommend getting it during a sale

The product is very nice and shades work together so nicely!! But it’s the same price as a normal tin palette but it’s size is very small 

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The hot pink lip with those cool shimmery eyes, just stunning @lmaster 

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Thank you so much!! Love to play with colors 😆💝 @heavyhedon 

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The HB eyeshadow palette really suits you @lmaster. Pretty look! 

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Thank you so much lovely!! ❤️ @itsfi 

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Such a pretty sparkly look @lmaster ! I like the bright lip pop, too 🙂

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Thank you!! @makeitup305 was totally playing with colors today 😉❤️

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Beautiful look @lmaster ! I love all of it! 💕💕

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Thank you so very much @sister13 💓🌹

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@lmaster - I love your look!  🥰

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@Titian06 thank you thank you!! 😘

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Love your eyeshadow look!!!!! Stunning! @lmaster 

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Thank you sweets!! @idanyd 💗

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I went for a matte look today, which is a little out of my comfort zone, I’m usually all about that glow, glitter and shimmer - the more the better! 

But, I figured for this week I’d try something I saw on the Danessa Myricks IG, this is Danessa Myricks Beauty Colorfix Eye, Cheek & Lip Cream Pigment Chocolate 

Plus, my favorite MAC contour which is like almost the only powder product I’ve hit pan on ever, don’t mind it’s missing lid! 

I found this Natasha Denonaliquid lipstick when I was decluttering some things today, and this Chanel lipliner, which i have repurchased a few times, it’s like my perfect lip shade. I used a sample of the Natasha Denona Transformatte Pore Vanishing Matte Foundation so I am surprised to see some skin glow shine through, but maybe the setting spray was not that matte, even though it said it is matte. 

Anyway, i liked this eye look, though it looks a little deeper in real life. I was worried it wasn’t blending, but in the end, it did okay. I added the MUFE ultra HD powder on top of the eyeshadow since it seemed like it needed to be set (though maybe because I tend to have oily lids and had put on an emollient eye cream, and I didn’t prime.



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@sister13 I would never guess this is out of your comfort zone, that smoky brown goodness deep on the lid is gorgeous, and wearing this look with a gray tee makes for a lovely autumn tonal vibe.    

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Thanks @heavyhedon ! Maybe having tried it, now I’ll add it to my repertoire. 😍😍

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@sister13, this matte looks is beautiful on you! The DM chocolate cream pigment is a lovely, rich brown. Says the one with plenty of brown eyeshadows already 😆 But I don’t think I have a brown cream pigment like the DM. 😉 Making a note of the need to set the eyeshadow - I have oily lids as well. 

PS My Chanel lip liner is the only liner I’ve ever repurchased too! It’s definitely a love.

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Thanks! Yes, it lasted pretty well actually through late into the evening, even with my hooded and oily eyelids, so that’s definitely got longevity! @itsfi 

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Beautiful beautiful look!! @sister13 

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Thanks @lmaster! 💕😍💕

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