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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

I thought I replied but must have missed or not hit post, or imagined it, haha! You look wonderful and z is such a cutie! Wonderful LEs! I wonder where that palette has gotten to, it’s so pretty! I passed on the Bee pearls, though, but regretting it a little now that I see them again, haha. @heartsmyface 

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@sister13  ah it didn’t take match your undertones?  To be fair I actually forgot I owned this palette cause I’m the palette library it looks like a little black shadow.  It’s pretty so I’m glad it decided to show itself 

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You look stunning! @heartsmyface 

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Beautiful!! @heartsmyface 

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@lmaster Thank you:) 

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@heartsmyface - You look so glowy!  Or is that a natural glow from being with Little Hearts? 😉

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@Titian06   It’s definitely little hearts;). 

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Beautiful look, @heartsmyface !  I love your color story!

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@heartsmyface  So pretty!!! Your little one looks super happy to be in the picture too!

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 @ather thanks:).  He was excited cause we were going shopping.  I took him to the dollar store so he could go wild picking out Christmas gifts on his kindergartener budget.  His gift choices are amusing but they’re 100% from him! 😄

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@heartsmyface  That’s so adorable 🥰 

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I unfortunately forgot to take pictures of my last two looks, which both  turned out really nice but here’s some of the LE or discontinued products I used. The MAC is just ok, Ofra, too, but I’m still a huge fan of the ND Gold, PMG and the MJ products. I realized this week that I don’t really buy LE products that often, with the exception of PMG, ND, and the occasional Hourglass or NARS palettes.


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Those MJ blushers were so pretty, @makeitup305 , I remember wanting one and not even being able to decide which, they were all so nice. 

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@heavyhedon I didn't get one until last year, I think. Really great formula, hopefully MJ rebrands and brings back all his staples.

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@makeitup305  Great choice of products I’m sure you looked stunning as usual 

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thanks so much @ather ! you're so sweet!

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Little bit of a catch up post here. These Tarte Foil Finger Paints are an all time favorite! @Mcakes  and I both wore this palette at the first SEPHORIA event and I always get so many compliments on this. You can’t see the lovely metallic shimmer in these photos but it’s so lovely. 


I think this Miss Piggy palette is the cutest but hadn’t really used it, I was surprised they are creams, lol. This eyeliner I got in Japan but does not last 24 hours or even 4 hours for me. Plus it irritated my eye, so it’s gone to the declutter bin. Pretty color though!

Ciaté London Ciate x Miss Piggy All About Moi! Cream Blush Palette 

Tatcha The Kissu Lip Mask Red Camellia 



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@sister13 So pretty!

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Still absolutely LOVE this palette as well @sister13 Heart 

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Great looks!! Love all the packaging @sister13 

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@sister13 ,

I especially love your look in the first two photos!  You look like "light!"  So beautiful!

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