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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 3-4): Red, White & Blue




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

@sister13 You look super pretty ! Your skin looks fresh and luminous and your eyes just pop with that simple liner.

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Thank you so much for the compliments @makeitup305 - I realize I basically just did the tightline - upper waterline and there was probably some leftover makeup/mascara that I didn't wash off completely on the rest of my eye. But, I so see a HUGE difference on my eyes/whole look with tightlining the upper waterline. When I do my makeup, and when I have done makeup on others in the past, especially as women age (which includes me now) - it makes a difference as our eyelashes tend to get a little thinner and we seem to lose some definition around the eye that tightlining seems to bring back. This NARS eyeliner is a good one that stays on my eyes.   

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@sister13 I definitely need to try that. I never tightline but I think it would help me out since my eyelashes are kind of sparse. I’ve heard great things about the NARS liner, I remember it was a classic back in the old YouTube days. 

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Luxe week! Today, on my face I used Tower 28 Beauty SunnyDays SPF 30 Tinted Sunscreen Foundation, Hourglass Illume Sheer Color Trio , Westman Atelier Face Trace Cream Contour Stick Truffle , a duo-sided cream blush and highlight stick from Tom Ford from the Soleil collection from 2 years ago, and the TOM FORD Skin Illuminating Powder Duo Incandescent highlight. On my eyes, I’m wearing Roen 52 under and over TOM FORD Eye Color Quad Eyeshadow Palette 05 Silvered Topaz. Lips are PAT McGRATH LABS LuxeTrance™ Lipstick in Lust Angeles with Tower 28 Beauty ShineOn Milky Lip Jelly Gloss Coconut on top. 


@itsfi great recommendation on using the Tower 28 gloss to adjust the shade of lipsticks, it worked like a charm since Lust Angeles is super cool toned.

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Lovely look, @makeitup305!! 🤩

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thank you @haleyvvvv !

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@makeitup305, I love how you've been pairing the Roen palette with your other eye shadows. 😍 Yaaay, I'm so happy to hear  layering that Tower 28 Coconut worked out for you! 

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@itsfi thank you! I think it makes it a lot easier to wear it over something- you get less creasing but lots of sparkle. I just picked up a ton of nudes from ND so I'm sure it'll come extra handy, I just wish it had a different smell.

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@makeitup305  Such a beautiful look!

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thanks @ather !

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Take my breathe away!! @makeitup305 😍

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You’re the sweetest @lmaster ! Thank you!

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Gorgeous look!!! @makeitup305 

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Thanks so much @idanyd !

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Your skin looks FLAWLESS, @makeitup305.

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Thanks so much @CookieGirl1 !

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Lovely soft Smokey eye!  Looks glam but sophisticated! Gorgeous! @makeitup305 

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Thanks @sister13 ! I don’t get that much use out of that TF quad but the extra sparkle from the Roen made it extra special.

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@makeitup305 So pretty!  Love that you did a close-up of the eye.  Your shadows always have the nicest finishes!

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Thanks so much @greeneyedgirl107 ! I love wearing glittery and almost “wet” look eyeshadow. 

Re: Makeup Challenge of the Week 2021/2022

@makeitup305 - I absolutely LOVE your look!  🥰

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