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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

Pretty both ways, @sister13   but I love the blue on you. You know, with 80s vibes, you just have to add big hair! But I think the blue is intense and unexpected with the rest of the look, making it very fresh.

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Oh yes, excellent point, haha! 💕💕 @heavyhedon 

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@sister13 - I prefer the second eye look and love both lips!  Either way, I think you look great!  💖💖💖

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Thanks @Titian06! 💗💗

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@sister13 i actually really like the first picture with the blue. Maybe with a more nude lip or a gloss over lip liner?  Love how you toned it down also, great job!

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Thank you! I will probably try it again one of these days and try that! @makeitup305 

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@sister13 Love the fourth pic especially well!  It really captures your beauty and talent.

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Aww, you are so kind! 💗💗💗 @greeneyedgirl107 

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@sister13 ,

Fascinating!  Thanks for the explanations!  These are both very pretty looks.  I do like the second look better on you, too.  Maybe it's because I like the lighter lip look on you, but I also think the 2nd eye look is more flattering to your coloring.

I'm sorry that I didn't buy this Fenty palette now.

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@tsavorite I know - now I want this palette as well. 

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I think it was around for a long time, but it is a pretty nice and versatile palette actually. The pans are pretty huge so I Never feel bad about using it for face or body highlighter too. Sorry to bring up the FOMO! @greeneyedgirl107 

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Thanks @tsavorite ! I agree the second look seemed more fitting for me. That palette is a good one for added sparkle and some fun colors! I’m sure it’s all reproducible! 💕💕

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Gorgeous looks you created!!! @sister13 💕

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Thanks @lmaster ! 💚💚

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Loving both looks!!!!!!! 🤩🤩🤩 @sister13 

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Thank you @idanyd ! 💗💗💗

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OMG @sister13 I am obsessed with your first look 😍 although I love both. I don't think it ages you at all! 

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Aww, thanks! I appreciate it! Maybe I would like it better if my hair was down or different r outfit or something. @AznAngelLiz 💜💜💜

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@sister13 I am so intrigued by your use of the Danessa Myricks on your brows! I love that idea, but I am wondering if you lose any brow hairs when removing it. That product sticks like glue to my skin, which is great for wear time, but a challenge for evening cleansing.

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Ha, oh my gosh, so (a) I am not so vigorous in my removal efforts and (b) nothing really lasts on me without tons of primer! I’ll keep an eye on the wear time next time I do it. I’m pretty sure I saw her use the Colorfix on brows on her IG videos, she uses them for everything - cheeks, eyes, brows, lips, highlight.  Actually, I may have mixed this with a tad of the #danessa myrick Colorfix Snow White matte for brows. @eshoe 

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Used the PAT McGRATH LABS MTHRSHP Subliminal Platinum Bronze Eyeshadow Palette and Mothership I- Subliminal with a tiny bit of a HUDA BEAUTY Rose Quartz Eyeshadow Palette for an extra pop on the lid. Also used PAT McGRATH LABS Skin Fetish: Divine Powder Blush Fleurtatious and the Divine Glow Highlighter (not my favorite but works well). Lips are PAT McGRATH LABS LuxeTrance™ Lipstick Donatella and Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer Fenty Glow with a pretty old Jordana lipliner lol.

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