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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

Awww, thank you @lmaster! It’s been helpful with project pan.

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@itsfi  Look at all those shiny pans!!! 

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@heartsmyface, putting it into this smaller palette has been helpful - might also be because the cover of the palette is of mermaid scales. 😊 I’ll transfer these back to the original for updates to my 2022 project pan. 

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Love how those shades make a great palette on their own @itsfi, and the whole set of colors is gorgeous.

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Thank you @heavyhedon! It’s actually been helpful having them in their own palette. The last row of shadows here is my favorites ♥️

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Great job with that mini Biba @itsfi !

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Thank you @makeitup305! I am really aiming on doing a full pan of a few of these.

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@itsfi you're halfway there already!

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Awww, thanks so much for the encouragement @makeitup305! Means a lot!

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Ooh, good choices, @itsfi.

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@CookieGirl1, thank you! I’m highly motivated to work though the Biba shades. 

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Great colors and palette, @itsfi ! 🥰  I bought this one just before the pandemic and began teleworking full time.  You can barely see a brushstroke on mine. 🤣  Were the pans hard to remove?  I would love to rearrange them into a more useful order.

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Thank you @Titian06! I started using this palette a couple months before we went on lockdown and I used it everyday that first year just to have something else to focus on. But most everything else that I picked up right before the pandemic has barely seen the light of day. A good reminder to pull those out. 😆 


It’s pretty easy to pop the individual pans out. I take a paperclip and unfold it. You don’t have to unfold it completely; just to straighten a part of it. 

On the back of the ND Biba palette, there are holes for each single shadow. I take the unfolded paperclip to gently poke through the hole in the back which pops out the shadow. 


You can rearrange the shadows in a different order in the ND palette or into another magnetic palette. 

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OMGosh, @itsfi , there are little holes on the back of my Biba and Tropics palettes!  Did you know that???  I can rearrange the individual colors in the palettes--I'm so excited! 🤣


It goes to show I must never have turned over either palette.  Thanks for the explanation and the pic. 😘

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@Titian06  Omg i didn’t know this either!!  I can change those strangely placed shades!!!???  okay I’m loving life right now😄

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@heartsmyface - Isn't this like opening a birthday present (or a gratis box from @TeamBIC )???  I know what I'll be doing this weekend! 😁

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@Titian06, we are in the same boat! 😂 I learned that we could pop them out from BIC - I *think* at different points @ElleElleG  and @heartsmyface mentioned this very handy feature. If I had not heard it here I would still have no idea this was possible. Hahaha!

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@itsfi   Wait, what?  Did I know this about THIS particular palette?   Hahah, noooo, but also… omg i am self doubting and maaaaay have known…. My poor brain😭. I think I’m going to eat some brain friendly salmon tonight and hope for the best cause if I knew it’s new to me again😅

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Hahahaha! I’m pretty sure we had a convo about magnetic palettes and being able to remove these @heartsmyface. Or, at least I think I’m pretty sure. 🤣 It’s Friday; it’s been a long week. Who knows?!!! 😆 

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Those shadows are so beautiful @itsfi! I can understand you hitting pan on them! 😍 And the rest of the products are very nice as well! 😃

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@Saradestin, thank you! 😃 This is my 3rd year with this palette as part of my project pan. Working my way through it has even helpful with keeping my purchases on the low(er) 😉 end and given me a new appreciation for how long it takes to work through a palette. 

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