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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 really is, @lmaster! 💗💕💗

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@eshoe @I have lust Angeles, too and agree it’s too gray.  So is the donatella color on me. It looks great on the back of my hand but not so much on me. I really never try products on anywhere but the back of my hand, even before covid. 

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I am with you, @itscarin - back of the hand it is! 

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It was a long day of zoom calls, but at least no 6 or 7 am start today, so I could add a little makeup. This is PAT McGRATH LABS Mothership IX Eyeshadow Palette: Huetopian Dream , but just used the more muted shades on eyes plus a little shimmer, and that matte pink on cheeks. 

On lips, PAT McGRATH LABS Lip Fetish Divinyl Lip Shine Belle Amour  , these are such lovely colors and formula.


Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Liquid Foundation 230 


I used a PMG highlighter which is not taggable, which was maybe from the Divine Rose collection? it’s in a pink, round case, and it’s a sort of goldy-pink, hough it’s not really apparent in the photos.







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@sister13 love the whole look!!

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Thanks @lmaster ! 💗💗

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@sister13 @Looks great on you and very wearable. I wouldn’t have expected that from huetopian!  I know what I’ll be trying next week!  😄

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Yes! I think I did the lightest cream shimmer all over, then that matte pink on crease and then the pinky  and bronzey shimmers on top. And matte pink on cheeks (lightly). @itscarin 

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@sister13 This is such a beautiful look! 

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Thanks @Samtian! 🤩🤩

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You look absolutely beautiful! @sister13 

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Aww, thank you, @idanyd ! 💚💚

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@sister13 - You look wonderful in these colors!  💖💖💖

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Thank you @Titian06 ! 💕💕

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Pretty look, again, @sister13 !  Thanks for the reminder to use the matte pink shade from the PMG Huetopian Dream Palette on the cheeks.  Your skin is beautiful!

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Thanks! I was trying to remember if I had any Black-owned blushes (besides Fenty highlighters) and remembered, haha! @tsavorite 

Re: Makeup Challenge of the Week 2021/2022

@sister13  such a pretty look!

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Thanks @ather , these are basically my favorite colors! 💗💗

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@sister13 Love it!

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Thanks @greeneyedgirl107 ! ! 🧡🧡🧡

Re: Makeup Challenge of the Week 2021/2022

You look super pretty and fresh @sister13 .

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