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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

So beautiful @sister13 ! Today we both went for an icy look! 😁 You look gorgeous! 

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Yes we did! And thank you so much @Saradestin !! 

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My smoky eye today is the same than yesterday, that I couldn’t take a picture. I used PAT McGRATH LABS Mothership I Eyeshadow Palette - Subliminal These PMG palettes are all great for this week’s challenge! 



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@Saradestin your eye look, is dreamy!!

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@lmaster Thank you sweetie! Even if I am not into cool tones, I have to admit that love the way this look came out. It is impossible to go wrong with PMG shadows! 

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Wow, these colors look great on you, @Saradestin ! 😍  No weirdness here! 🤣  In fact, I think it complements your black hair--that was what I first noticed, how pulled together you look. 😎

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Wow @Titian06 !! Thank you so much gorgeous!! 🤗🤗🤗😘😘😘

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@Saradestin I'm glad you took the picture, stunning human 💖💖💖

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@Skunk12puzzola I has to repeat the make up look to take the picture the day after, and I dint like to repeat looks 😅. Thank you for your always beautiful and supportive words, your are so sweet! 😘😘😘

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@Saradestin  I love it!  Not weird with your coloring at all.

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Thank you so much @Ispend2much6 !! 😘😘

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Gorgeous! I love the blue with the pink, it brightens it up!

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Thank you, sweet @makeitup305 ! 😘😘

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Beautiful, cool look on you! @Saradestin 

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Thank you so much @sister13 gorgeous! I am not that into cool tones because they look weird with my yellow skin undertone but they are so beautiful that I can’t resist! 

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Agree with @Titian06, it looks great on you!! 

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bolder smokey look today using ND Triochrome (bday gift to myself) and Adept Cosmetics x Heather Austin. I started with a bold lip (@Ispend2much6 this is NYX Bloom with a tinted lip balm on top) but it felt like too much for daytime so I wiped it off and just put a L'Oreal Balm Gloss over the stain left behind. The shift in the lid shade is STUNNING and it depends on the light, I couldn't catch all the shifts despite my best efforts- gray-ish, rose gold, pink, green,


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@makeitup305 these pinky shades are gorgeous!!

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Love the smokin' rosy look, and the lip is PERFECTION @makeitup305 

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thanks so much @heavyhedon !

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@makeitup305 Such a gorgeous look! That eyeshadow palette is so beautiful and it looks amazing on you. And I can definitely see the color shift but I am sure that it is much more impressive in person, because cameras always struggle to catch the best of eyeshadows! 😍😍

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