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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, clean 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!! 💕💗💕💗💕


Re: Makeup Challenge of the Week 2021/2022

Thanks so much @lmaster !

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You look stunning! Hope you feel better soon @makeitup305 

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thank you @idanyd !

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Awww, I hope you are feeling better today, sorry you were ill! These colors look amazing on you! I love the bright, but still smoky look! I used Rose Quartz yesterday too! Will post shortly! @makeitup305 

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Thanks @sister13 !

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Some new items, these first three are from the SEPHORiA box and this was a good excuse to try them out since I hadn’t gotten around to these yet. 


I love the Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer Diamond Milk  and all the gloss bombs.

Also got the 

ITEM Beauty By Addison Rae Lash Snack Clean Lengthening Mascara Midnight Mood -I irrationally hate the name Lash Snack. It’s okay but it has a tiny brush and I generally like fuller brushes. 

Also tried the Rare Beauty by Selena Gomez Perfect Strokes Matte Liquid Liner Black . The tip is a little softer/more flexible than I am used to, but the formula seems to be lasting nicely. 

Marc Jacobs Beauty Extra Shot Caffeine Concealer and Foundation is a nice formula. 

Loving the Hourglass Ambient® Lighting Edit Face Palette - Universe holiday palette.


Oh, and the Kosas Air Brow Tinted Clean Volumizing Eyebrow Gel which I like, but doesn’t give a precise brow on its own.







Re: Makeup Challenge of the Week 2021/2022

ha, I think that "Lash Snack" is kind of annoying too but I like the brush, myself, but it's not my favorite. Not sure if my sample size really works the same as a full though. Pretty, pretty look, @sister13 

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Gorgeous! @sister13 love that hourglass packaging!!

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Yeah, it’s really pretty! I have resisted these holiday palettes for a couple years, but they got me this year, and I really love it. @lmaster 

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@sister13 You look so fresh and pretty! I like how it all turned out 😍

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Thanks @makeitup305 !! 😍😍

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@sister13 Pretty! Thanks for your mini reviews, too--I was curious about that Rare Beauty eyeliner due to mixed reviews, but maybe I'll give it a try.

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@txcatx a minor update: the eyeliner stayed on really well! And liquid liners don’t always last on me, because of my hooded eyes. The only thing is because it’s got a very soft, flexible tip, it’s not as easy to get a super crisp line, so does take a little getting used to.

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Stunning!!!!!!!’ 🤩 @sister13 

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I used the huetopian palette today 




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@itscarin -- that eye look 😍, soft but vibrant, & lovely. 

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@itscarin it's so pretty!! 

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@itscarin I like the fun pop with the matching jacket. Are you liking it any more?

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@makeitup305 Huetopian Dream is alright.  It's just a lot more subtle than I expected it.  I'm sure I'll be able to get plenty of use out of it though!

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@itscarin Have you looked into Clionadh or Terra Moons cosmetics? They’re indie brands that have tons of duochromes. I ordered a bunch from Clionadh during BF since they restocked their Stained Glass collection. I’ll post swatches when they arrive if you want

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@makeitup305 @I have and I thought about buying during Black Friday but the reason I didn’t is every time in the past that I’ve browsed their site they don’t have something I want in stock so it’s discouraged me from placing an order knowing that I won’t be able to get all the things I want and I’ll have to place a second order. I’m also allergic to paying for shipping, and when I make a cart I’m always looking at shipping charges. Definitely post swatches when you get them. I’d love to see how their triochromes compare to PMG or ND. 

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