Stores & Services
Find a Sephora

Happening at Sephora

View all


From makeovers to personalized skincare consultations

Free Classes

Get inspired, play with products & learn new skills

Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Post in Makeup Is Life

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

@idanyd - I'm in awe of your green eye look!  Green eyeshadow does not work on me no matter the shade or finish.  You look great!  💖💖💖

Re: Makeup Challenge of the Week 2021/2022

Thank you so much 😊!!!! @Titian06 

Re: Makeup Challenge of the Week 2021/2022

Today I used the Charlotte Tilbury Magic Vanish Color Corrector Armani Beauty Power Fabric Concealer under my eyes. On my face, the UOMA foundation paired with the TOM FORD Shade and Illuminate Cream Face Palette, MUFE blush but it wasn’t showing enough so I added ROSE INC Blush Divine Clean Dewy Cream Blush Anemone with the Marc Jacobs Spotlight highlighter (RIP). On my eyes I used Charlotte Tilbury Eyes To Mesmerize Cream Eyeshadow Amber Gold topped with Roen Disco Dust and Lancôme Idole Mascara. Eyebrows are Roen and UOMA. Lips are Charlotte Tilbury Tinted Love Lip & Cheek Stain - Look of Love Collection Bohemian Kiss (it’s the EXACT color of my lips, it’s uncanny) with Charlotte Tilbury Lip Lustre Lip Gloss - Pillow Talk Collection Pillow Talk .

9D37783D-4FB4-42CF-92D4-2672C98880EA.jpegGoofy angle trying to get the light from my moonroof.Goofy angle trying to get the light from my moonroof.

Re: Makeup Challenge of the Week 2021/2022

Beautiful @makeitup305! I spy some tried and true faves here; as well as some that are being added to my list that I think may be new faves for me. ♥️ That’s great you’ve found a lip color that is the exact shade of your lips!! 

Re: Makeup Challenge of the Week 2021/2022

@itsfi it’s uncanny, really. I need to try it on my cheeks to see how it goes. That’s supposed to be the perfect blush right? We’ll see. It’s hard to compete with the Rose Inc blushes these days.

Re: Makeup Challenge of the Week 2021/2022

Lovely look, @makeitup305!! The shimmer from the Roen is gorgeous!! 💖

Re: Makeup Challenge of the Week 2021/2022

@haleyvvvv thank you! I've been getting lots of use from them since I got them.

Re: Makeup Challenge of the Week 2021/2022

@makeitup305  That lippie is gorgeous!! CT definitely knows how to make them!

Re: Makeup Challenge of the Week 2021/2022

@ather thank you! I don't have many lippies from CT but the lip lustre is one of my go to pigmented glosses, it's the perfect shade.

Re: Makeup Challenge of the Week 2021/2022

Ohhhh so so pretty!! @makeitup305 

Re: Makeup Challenge of the Week 2021/2022

thanks @lmaster !

Re: Makeup Challenge of the Week 2021/2022

So pretty! I’m intrigued by that Armani concealer but I’ve had to cut myself off from buying any new concealers for a while. @makeitup305 

Re: Makeup Challenge of the Week 2021/2022

@sister13 It’s a really nice concealer. It’s one of the few lower coverage (I usually use Shape Tape or something else very high coverage) that I reach for and enjoy the look. It’s by no means light coverage but very natural looking. 

Re: Makeup Challenge of the Week 2021/2022

@makeitup305 - Great look!  💖💖💖

Re: Makeup Challenge of the Week 2021/2022

Thanks @Titian06 !

Re: Makeup Challenge of the Week 2021/2022

Gorgeous!!!! @makeitup305 

Re: Makeup Challenge of the Week 2021/2022

thanks @idanyd !

Re: Makeup Challenge of the Week 2021/2022




 only luxe product is the Gucci lipstick in Janet rust for the lunar year edition 


the rest is drugstore, indie brand and high end 


Re: Makeup Challenge of the Week 2021/2022

Gorgeous lippie, @idanyd!! 💖

Re: Makeup Challenge of the Week 2021/2022

Ahhhh, a Gucci lippie. 💖 Loooooove it @idanyd! Janet Rust looks phenomenal on you! 

Re: Makeup Challenge of the Week 2021/2022

@idanyd  So pretty!! That lippie really pops! 

13 Replies
  • img.jpg
  • 642F956C-C145-45C5-8A96-0722C925CA65.jpeg
  • yes-yes-yes-happy.gif
  • B215D903-F076-4EE7-825F-A0EFBC087E50.jpeg
  • 95C7DBE5-4E86-4539-9738-2AE37AD55584.jpeg
  • 8CA7FB72-220C-44F0-BAB8-98ADA3E37BDE.jpeg
  • 8F0515D0-A522-4FEC-A674-E5E8673F8F31.jpeg
  • 872EA37D-EB95-4586-B0E7-DD1F99009FDE.jpeg
  • F8977048-B8BF-4F6B-8BF4-B0A0DA0E0614.jpeg
  • 9CA0E569-CDD5-4193-98D3-152B47460306.jpeg
  • IMG_20211108_132733651.jpg
  • IMG_20211108_133150144.jpg
  • 375F3E41-8543-4104-A867-8C5464A39E3F.jpeg
  • F2793048-0B56-489E-BEEB-D7CC15C71341.jpeg
  • B96CE688-8A8C-49CF-919D-C1ADB380613A.jpeg