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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

It is @tsavorite ! I think it is my favorite one, and I have so many! It is Ciaté London Glitter Flip Holographic Scandal , not available at Sephora anymore. It has colorful glitter (I wouldn’t say holo), that doesn’t show up in the picture. I love it!

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So striking! @Saradestin 

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Thank you @heavyhedon beautiful! 😘🤗🤗

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Amazing!! @Saradestin 

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Thank you so much @sister13 gorgeous!! 😘😘

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Bombshell @Saradestin 💣🤯 gorgeous 

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Thank you sweet @lmaster !! 😘😘

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@Saradestin  THIS IS VERY GXVE!!! LOVE it!!❤️

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Yes it is @ElizaPRO ! 😄 Perfect for the occasion! 

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@Saradestin   Gorgeous look!!🎇🎇 Your looks are definitely inspiring! 

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Thank you so much @Cissy63 ! If it inspires just one person, I am more than happy! 😘🤗

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It's been a crazy week so I haven't had the time to do a full pride look except on Monday. Shadows are a mix of KVD Pastel Goth (oldie but a goodie) and some Lethal Cosmetics mattes.


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Very lovely, @makeitup305 -- always sad I missed that palette, too.

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Beautiful soft look! @makeitup305 

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That's so beautiful!! @makeitup305 

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Wow @makeitup305 ! This is so beautiful!! I love it! 

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This is so pretty, @makeitup305 ! 😍

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@makeitup305 the transition of the colors is to die for, you did an amazing job with the blending. Super cute colors!! 💗🧡💛💜

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Watercolor Pride 🏳️‍🌈🌈Enjoy!!




This look is totally customizable! I was inspired by music and the feeling of freedomJ Have fun with the color placement and work in layers to build intensity. Have fun and HAPPY PRIDE! 


Product List:  









Sephora Collection PRO Brushes and steps: 


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


  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.  SEPHORA COLLECTION PRO Concealer Brush #71 


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


  1.  @sc Shadow Brush PRO Concealer Brush #45-Apply light metallic blue shade to eye lid and use fingertip to layer saturation and build shine.  SEPHORA COLLECTION PRO Concealer Brush #45 


  1.  @sc PRO Crease Brush #24- Sculpt crease with medium blue shade. Tilt head back and keep eye open. Work on both eyes to create symmetry. Pick up light purple shade to blend into crease for a gradient effect.  SEPHORA COLLECTION PRO Crease Brush #24 


  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 red shade. Use this to create wing shape. Clean bush and continue wing using an orange shade SEPHORA COLLECTION PRO Eye Liner Brush #22 


  1.  @sc PRO Shadow Brush #10-Create a point of light using a yellow shade on bridge of nose. Pat and place color to inner corners of eyes. Pat and build shape until desired. Diffuse edges and blend any hard lines using @sc pro highlight brush #98  SEPHORA COLLECTION PRO Shadow Brush #10  SEPHORA COLLECTION PRO Highlight Brush #98 


  1.  @sc PRO Highlight Brush #98- Used to blend and diffuse all colors on face. 


  1.  @sc PRO Blush Brush #99-Create a bright pop of color on tops of cheek near the eye. Place and pat brush, keeping placement near outer corner of wing eyeliner. Blend lightly with #98 to diffuse hard edges. Pick up orange shade with #98and blend into Pink. 


  1. @sc PRO Highlight Brush #87- Set jaw line, t-sone and finish with mascara. 



  • Curl lashes before beginning application. Add lashes for more drama! 
  • The trick with this look is lightly building saturation of color and working in layers. When you think you are done, take a step back and asses if more color is needed. 
  • Line lower waterline with any color you desire and layer beneath it with the same shade of eyeshadow. 
  • Add a fun shape like a heart or star on your cheek with SC Fine Line Liquid Eyeliner 


Re: Makeup Challenge of the Week 2021/2022

Stunning, look! I'll def do this sometime soon, @ElizaPRO 

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So gorgeous! Thanks for all the details! @ElizaPRO 

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