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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

@Titian06  Thank you!!💞!!

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Late to the party but here's my mono look (nudes): amarosa 002.JPGsame look, different lightsame look, different light


I mainly wanted to try out my new-ish Natasha Denona Matte Lipstick in Amarosa. Just used some simple taupe/cream/drk brown on the eyes from Juvia's Warrior 2 palette. 

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Beautiful smoky mono look! I love it! @heavyhedon 

Re: Makeup Challenge of the Week 2021/2022

Thank you @sister13 ; with my Nude Summer pan project, I've been in a mono mood lately.

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great smokey look @heavyhedon ! 

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@makeitup305 --Thank you so much!

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So happy to see you!!! You look great!! Hope you are doing better!! @heavyhedon 

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Thank you @lmaster , I've been hanging around the edges here mostly while my energy is low. 

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I love your eye look, @heavyhedon !  It makes your eyes pop! 👀  Your lipstick is gorgeous...OK...I love the whole look; it's right up my alley! 🤣

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That's so sweet, @Titian06 , thank you!

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So beautiful @heavyhedon!!! Your eyes are gorgeous! 😍😍 That lipstick looks so beautiful! ❤️

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Aw, thank you @Saradestin -- I was bummed about Amarosa at first, since I thought it would be cooler/pinker like in the pics on ND's website, but after all, I realized it's a great nude shade on me. Pulls warm but not too warm. 

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 Fantasy Pride



This Look was inspired by the butterfly and the feeling that makeup gives you when you are totally in your element, being completely who you are! Happy PRIDE!!


Product List:





@gxvebeauty GXVE by Gwen Stefani I’m Still Here Longwear Clean Matte Liquid Lipstick



Sephora Collection PRO Brushes and steps:


  1.  @sc PRO Foundation Brush #47- Evenly apply foundation first with fingers and perfect with #47 working outward


  1.  @sc  PRO Concealer Brush #71- Place concealer under eyes, around nose, chin and middle of forehead and jaw. Lightly blend with brush- Also use this tool for shadow primer.


  1.  @sc Total Coverage Original Sponge- Use sponge to press coverage into skin and even complexion application


  1. Shape and fill brows with brow pencil.


  1.  @sc Shadow Brush PRO Concealer Brush #45 Lightly Pat and place Light shade all over eye lid


  1. @sc PRO Eyeliner Brush #22-Line eyes with a saturated angled brush starting on the outer corners. Spray brush with @sc Makeup setting spray and select a blue shade. Use this to create wing shape. Clean bush and continue wing  working towards the inner corner using an pink shade.


  1. @sc Lip Brush #85- To lightly shape crease. Saturate brush and work in light directional motions. Extend shape to elongate eye while matching the length of the wing liner.  Go back and create a gradient blend with a clean SC PRO Shadow Brush #18 for depth. Soften any hard edges using the @sc PRO Crease brush #24.


  1. @sc  PRO Concealer Brush #71- Use this brush to create a pattern on the face with the @makeupbymario Master Prep and set(go 1-2 shades lighter). I started in the center of face for larger shapes and changed up my tool to create smaller shape on the forehead using the @sc Lip Brush #85 and the @sc PRO Eyeliner Brush #22.


  1. @sc PRO Shadow Brush #10 To create a focal point in center of the face using a red shade. Blend shadow onto your primer stencil, and blend colors that sit next to the color wheel on the the face. You can use multiple tools to do this. Match the brush to the shape you are working on and saturate and blend colors for even application. I used the #18, #10, #14, #15, #22 & #24.


  1. Using a clean fingertip- Layer glitter over the brighter points of your design.


  1. Add Lashes and lip


  1. @sc PRO Highlight Brush #87- Set center of face using setting powder avoiding areas with glitter application.



  • Curl lashes before beginning application.
  • This technique works best when you don’t overthink too much. Have fun with the colors of the rainbow and wear it with PRIDE!



Re: Makeup Challenge of the Week 2021/2022

Amazing artistry! ❤️🧡💜💚💛 @ElizaPRO 

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@sister13 Thank you so much!! 💐

Re: Makeup Challenge of the Week 2021/2022

@ElizaPRO this is a work of art!!! Unbelievable!!!! It's just gorgeous!!! I wish I had even a touch of your creativity 

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@lmaster  Thank you so much! I really let the music lead my way in choosing the shades. I highly recommend trying it!!💓

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Lovely & winsome, @ElizaPRO  

Re: Makeup Challenge of the Week 2021/2022

@heavyhedon  Thank you so much! This really made my day! 💖💖💖

Re: Makeup Challenge of the Week 2021/2022

@ElizaPRO you’re beautiful and so very talented. I love all the looks you created. ❤️🌹💄👏🦋 Thx for sharing with us 🌹

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@blackkitty2014  Thank you Beautiful! So glad you love it!!💖💖💖

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