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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

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

Re: Makeup Challenge of the Week 2021/2022

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! 

Re: Makeup Challenge of the Week 2021/2022

@sister13 - So pretty! 🥰

Re: Makeup Challenge of the Week 2021/2022

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!

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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 

Re: Makeup Challenge of the Week 2021/2022

Hi everyone! This week was a bit rough, so I barely got any looks in! Should have some time today, though.

If you have some ideas, I’d love help with some suggestions of new weekly themes/challenges! What do you want to try?


Thanks to everyone for joining in, it really helps me to find some inspiration, especially on some days when I’m feeling overwhelmed ! 



Re: Makeup Challenge of the Week 2021/2022

I'm so sorry to hear things have been rough @sister13. Hope it settles down for you soon. 


I'll be aiming toward jumping back into the mix here; have loooved seeing everyone's gorgeous looks! Here are some ideas that came to mind - marching into spring (spring makeup looks); weekend makeup look; indie brands


Re: Makeup Challenge of the Week 2021/2022

Great, thanks @itsfi ! I should have time to update some new week’s ideas over the weekend! 💗💕💗

Re: Makeup Challenge of the Week 2021/2022

Love this, @sister13 -- sorry the times are rough. I haven't posted much here but will, and loved all of these makeup "prompts" and would love more. As for ideas, Retro era looks, looks from movies, maybe? Mixed metals, looks based on flowers or fruit or foods....

Re: Makeup Challenge of the Week 2021/2022

Awesome, thank you! I will put in some work on new challenges over the weekend! Yay! @heavyhedon 😍😍😍

Re: Makeup Challenge of the Week 2021/2022

Yes; this week has not been easy for me either… how about a color story week; like post a look using greens and yellows wether on eyes ; lips; cheeks or similar? @sister13 

Re: Makeup Challenge of the Week 2021/2022

Great suggestion, I love it! 💗❤️💗 @idanyd 

Re: Makeup Challenge of the Week 2021/2022

@sister13 I hear ya with rough weeks lol, I'm going to think of some challenge ideas, we need to keep it going!! So much fun


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I have been busy the last few weeks.  I look forward to a new challenge in which to participate!  😄

Re: Makeup Challenge of the Week 2021/2022

@NiKay08, that Dior lippie looks gorgeous on you! How do you like the feel of the formula?

Re: Makeup Challenge of the Week 2021/2022

Thank you! 🤗😘🤗😘 I love the way it feels! 😍💋 If it would last all day, it would be perfect, but a couple of touch ups, and you are good to go! 💄💄

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