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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

Your eyes look great, @idanyd ! 😍  I've not heard of Physician's Formula.  That palette looks nice!

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Thank you so much 😊@Titian06  This one is a bit old and it’s ok palette; I think their newer ones are better

Re: Makeup Challenge of the Week 2021/2022

@idanyd  you always such amazing eye looks.  That Physician's Formula face palette looks very interesting. I need to know more, do you like it? Is it all bronzers?

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Thank you so much 😊!! @AMK721  It is supposed to be two bronzers; two high liters; a powder and a blush. However for my skintone it works like 4 bronzer products a blush which is very very very light and the powder which does kinda whiten the face. I am using it to try and pan it. If you see it untouched at the store one of the highlights (top middle row) will look lighter, but this is due to an overspray 

if you like your bronzers this is for you

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So, I kind of picked this NARS Ignited palette as my palette of the week, along with the Charlotte Tilbury GlamGlow fave palette. But then I basically wore only the neutral shades on eyes since this week was so hectic, but I guess I’ll post anyway. 

NARS Wanted palette still surpasses Ignited but I love these palettes as a great all in one. I wanted to use Ignited since I am not sure I had ever used it in more than a year!


Yesterday, I used a shimmer for highlight and it was lovely and glittery and gorgeous, though the pics below don’t do it justice. 

Ugh, can’t post pics from iPad anymore, will try from my phone! Is this happening to anyone else? 





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You def captured the glow so well @sister13 and it’s all just beautifully coordinated. Love it on you!

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@sister13 a beautiful looking natural glow!! 

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Thanks @lmaster ! PS - I got your PM, but can’t reply or message you for some reason, I’ve been trying for days! 💕💕💕

Re: Makeup Challenge of the Week 2021/2022

@sister13 no worries!! Even though that's a major pain on your end! 😐 Hope you can use some of the suggestions, I also liked maybe adding a color to the challenge week. Like for instance, the week of valentines day could be shimmer/glitter week or a look using red , the next week could be bold liner looks or a look with the color pink. Just a fun added color challenge for those that have a hard time with the main challenge of the week, either way you know I'm in 😊

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Pretty @sister13! I'm partial to neutrals most of the time 😀 and they can make a solid go to in the most hectic of days. You created a very pretty and polished look, and some glam too with the beautiful glow from the shimmer shadow. Lovely!

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Yes, that shimmer from the palette I wouldn’t have normally used as a highlight, but ventured out, haha. I love glitter and shimmer, so this was a way to have fun with it but not over the top.


Honestly, I’ve been appreciating taking a little more time on days I can swing it, and then having some more fun with makeup again on the weekends if I have time. Thanks @itsfi 

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So pretty and put together, @sister13 , and that shimmer light on your cheeks in the first look is beautiful!

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Thanks so much @heavyhedon ! I feel like it’s hard for the highlight to show up sometimes in pictures, so I was glad it was visible in these pics! 

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@sister13 - So pretty! 🥰

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Thank you! @Titian06 💕💕

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Gorgeous looks!!!! @sister13 

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Thanks! @idanyd 💕💕

Re: Makeup Challenge of the Week 2021/2022

@sister13 So beautiful! You have a beautiful glow!

Re: Makeup Challenge of the Week 2021/2022

Awww, thanks! @Mellmars1185 💗💗

Re: Makeup Challenge of the Week 2021/2022

@sister13 Lovely look 🙂 loving the lippie on you.

Re: Makeup Challenge of the Week 2021/2022

Thanks! I forgot to mention that’s the new Chanel lip and cheek balm in Berry Boost. I love it too! @QueenMarceline 

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