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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 3-9): 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

@sister13  The highlighter does look great!  It's so much fun rediscovering things that really work.

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Yes! Now I just have to remember those ones, and get rid of ones that don’t make the grade before I forget! @Ispend2much6 

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@sister13 I really like this look, you look super refreshed and so naturally glowy! 🙂 ❤️

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Thanks @QueenMarceline ! 💗💕💗

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@sister13 I remember that highlighter!! It looks gorgeous on you

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Thanks! I may need to use it more often! @lmaster 

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@sister13 -- that little roller is adorable and looks beautiful on you! Really brings out your lovely eye color too. 

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Isn’t it just! @heavyhedon thanks! 

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Looks great @sister13 and that little roller and highlighter is just too cute! 

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Thanks! @Sunnysmom 

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I'm late with all of these great weekly ideas, but here's a version of Snow Queen-- my idea was to make it look like her lips were beginning to freeze over. Not sure it comes across as well as I'd want in pics, but I was okay with it. I went with touches of deep green and soft blue instead of all frost for this one. 


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Urban Decay Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid Luminous 

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I love your glow @heavyhedon !

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Thanks @Sunnysmom -- I used a sample packet of Saie luminizer instead of foundation, and about 4 highlighting products, but pretty sure it's the Saie that glows right through the little bit of powder I put on. 

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I love your take on the ice queen. Definitely super icy lips! ❄️❄️❄️ @heavyhedon 

Re: Makeup Challenge of the Week 2021/2022

@sister13 -- I'm glad you liked it; SQ is a great makeup idea, fun way to embrace the season beyond all the shoveling!  🌨

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Girl! I love this!!!! Your lips look icy cool!!! @heavyhedon 

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TY @idanyd , glad it comes across that way!

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I like this look!! @heavyhedon 

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Thank you @lmaster , it was fun to do.

Re: Makeup Challenge of the Week 2021/2022

@heavyhedon, your idea for the ice queen look was beautifully executed - the lip effect you created is lovely and I like touches of green and blue. Nice job! By the way, nice work with caring for your skin - it looks great! 

Re: Makeup Challenge of the Week 2021/2022

@itsfi TY! I really tried to get in character. And started doing a bit of proper self-care. 

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