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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

@Sunnysmom thank you so much!! But this palette literally blends with ease,, has to be the easiest palette I've used

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Great to know @lmaster , I’ve not tried any of hers, only lips! 

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Lovely look @lmaster !

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Thank you darlin!! @heavyhedon 💗

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So very beautiful! Great pick for a palette, I need to get this one out of the archives! @lmaster 

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Thank you!! Trying to hit pan on at least one shade,,, @sister13 the formula is still so good!!

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Beautiful and Hypnotic!  😍

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@NiKay08 thank you truly!! 💗💗

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Excellent palette and beautiful look! @lmaster 

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Thank you to the moon and back @idanyd ❤️❤️

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@lmaster, ohhh, you should most definitely stick with Modern Renaissance - it suits you beautifully! What shades from the ABH palette did you use? Your eye look is gorgeous! 😍

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@itsfi thank you so much 🤗 here are the shades I used


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@lmaster So soft, glowy and glam. Love this look!

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Thank you so much!! This foundation is so dewy!! I like it, but a little goes a long way!! @Mellmars1185 

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Super pretty, @lmaster ! 💖💖💖

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@Titian06 thank you so much!! 💗💗

Re: Makeup Challenge of the Week 2021/2022

I went to my old makeup cabinet to discover a few other forgotten favorites yesterday. I used to love Bobbi Brown, and I have like 4 or 5 of these shimmer bricks in different colors. I used this one with the deeper shades on cheeks over the BECCA cream blush, and then the lighter top of the shimmer brick for all over glow. Kind of worried I over did it but then it actually looked glowy and fresh throughout the day. These are something I may rotate back into my current makeup storage. Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Highlighter Pink Quartz 

I used the Bobby Brown mini lip pencil and that middle shade from the compact. These are a million years old but don’t have any of that weird waxy old lipstick smell. I loved these compacts.

These little shimmer cubes from Body Shop are a total novelty but they are just so dang cute, I’ll probably never get rid of them. Each one inside the box is in its own tiny little plastic box and lid. Adorable. 

The BECCA cream blush is from when they first came out in the states and were sold at a counter at my Nordstrom. Then, they disappeared from Nordstrom and came to Sephora years later. Still a winner! 



Re: Makeup Challenge of the Week 2021/2022

Gorgeous look; you're a master at blending those face colors @sister13 , it's a real glow-from-within here! 

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Love the throwback theme @sister13. That BB lip palette is making me nostalgic! This glow you have going on is stunning! 💗

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Wonderful look!  Understated but eye catching!  😍

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@sister13 Not too much glow at all!!  Your skin looks fabulous and the BB Brick clearly agrees with you!

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