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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

@makeitup305 so beautiful and sparkly 💞 also, good morning 💗 or, at least, here is 9am haha have a great Sunday 😘

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@Skunk12puzzolathank you! it's midnight over here. I thought of you today when I was wearing the MAKEUP BY MARIO MoistureGlow™ Plumping Lip Serum . I know you're a big lip fan. Have you tried this? It's so juicy, I get the hype.

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@makeitup305 no, we don't have that brand here in my area 😥 sephora Europe and US are very different about brands availability, sadly.

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oh ok @Skunk12puzzola that makes sense. It's similar to the tarte Maracuja Juicy Lip Plump if you have that one. Almost melts as you apply it. Are there any brands there that you really like that we can't get in the US?

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@makeitup305 we have tarte here, it's a fairly new brand. We only have a few items, I was able to see eye products only when I was in the store a few weeks ago. Yes, I love a few brands that are only here, or at least, I think. I don't take a look at colorful lip products since the early days of the pandemic, so I can't tell you about those. The last time I bought a lip color, the dior lip glow in rosewood Dior Dior Addict Lip Glow 12 Rosewood, it was almost 3 years ago. I received mini lipsticks with a purchase, but that's it. As for lip balms, I love erbolario, bottega verde, yves rocher, i provenzali.

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@Skunk12puzzola I've heard of Yves Rocher and when I looked up L'Erbolario it shows they now have a store in Miami. Next time I visit I'm going to drop by!

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@makeitup305 I also forgot to mention that here in Europe (I think only in Italy and Germany) sephora does a line of lipsticks that is called "rouge is not my name"....they gave me a mini nude one as a gift with purchase! My favorite lip balm from erbolario is the one with tea tree oil and olive oil. It smells like fresh lemons, and it does have eucalyptus in it, so it does have a cooling effect, which is super nice!! Their lip balms cost around 6$....

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This week I have been very lazy and I only created two looks for this week’s challenge. This is the second and last festival look. Again, it doesn’t look too festive. This time I moved the glitter from lips to lids 😅 It was so glittery and sparkly! The picture doesn’t capture it, but the glitters are in all rainbow colors! 😍😍



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@Saradestin  I am sure this picture isn’t doing your look any justice!! 

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It doesn’t @ather! The colorful glitter was making it look festive and magical! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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@Saradestin if these are your "lazy looks", I want to be lazy like you, stunning woman 🤎💛

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Aww... thank you @Skunk12puzzola ! You are always so nice and sweet! 😘😘😘😘😘😘

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stunning as always! @Saradestin I can see the shine on your lids. What did you use?

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Thank you, beautiful @makeitup305! I used a beautiful glitter from Violet Voss: Eye Glitter Topper in Cosmic. It is quite old and not available anymore but I LOVE it! I need to find something similar to replace it once I run out.  I also used it under my lower lash line. Glitter all over! ❤️

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🌈       Perfect Summer look,  @Saradestin!  😎

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Thank you so much, sweet @tsavorite ! 😘😘

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@Saradestin  I love a light pop of color in the inner corners!  And your lipstick is so precise! 

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Thank you @heartsmyface beautiful 😘😘😘

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Wow @Saradestin 🤩 I wish I have half of your skill. You create beautiful beautiful 😍 looks 🌹👍❤️🥰

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Wow @blackkitty2014 !!! Thank you so much sweetie! 😘😘🤗🤗

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Super pretty, @Saradestin !  These colors look great on you! 😘

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