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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!! 💕💗💕💗💕


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Totally inspired by @sister13 and her red lips!! 

Also no mascara today because I think I got glitter from the Stila shadow in my left eye and it felt irritated so I decided to not mess with it anymore. 

Anywho, the LE items are the Laduree blush and Tom Ford cream shadow in Spice


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@AznAngelLiz  That red lip is gorgeous 

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love the bold red lip! @AznAngelLiz 

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What an awesome bunch of products @AznAngelLiz ! That lippie is gorgeous, just like you!

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Such a stunning look, @AznAngelLiz!! 🤩 Sorry about your eye!! That lippie is so gorgeous, as is the blush!!

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Oh my goodness, you look amazing! What a gorgeous color and formula! I never tried those Bite liquid lipsticks, but wow! That is a beautiful shade for you. @AznAngelLiz 

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@AznAngelLiz  Ouch!!!  Hope that washes out soon.  I poked my eye with a security tag while trying on reading glasses at CVS last week; got a bump on my cornea and everything, all so I can read while I wear contacts.  Beauty is dangerous! 


You really can wear a bold red lip; that's gorgeous on you.

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@Ispend2much6 Ouchie on your eye mishap. I pretty much took my makeup off and washed my eyes out 30 minutes after the pics. And I'm wearing my glasses instead of contacts the rest of the night. These glitters aren't messing around 🤣

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I LOVE this whole look!!! 🔥🔥🔥 @AznAngelLiz 

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I LOVE this whole look!!! 🔥🔥🔥 @AznAngelLiz 

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I used two discontinued Nars Dual Intensity shadows (Why, why why?  They're so nice!) and many other products.  I still have most of my makeup in a box to be sorted, but these were in a makeup bag I keep on top of my dresser and easy to find.  I would have never chosen all of these shades to wear together, but my husband liked the look (but not the time it took for me to get ready! lol)  I really like subtle, glowy looks. 


Urban Decay Brow Blade Waterproof Eyebrow Pencil & Ink Stain Cool Cookie 

Rose Inc Eye Revival Brightening Cream

Bobbi Brown Under Eye Corrector Bisque  

Armani Beauty Power Fabric Concealer  

#Becca Hydramist Powder under the eyes

VDL Expert Color Primer for Eyes- the light blue one

Charlotte Tilbury Eyes To Mesmerize Cream Eyeshadow Champagne - over entire eye

PAT McGRATH LABS EYEdols™ Eye Shadow Celestial - over entire eye

NARS Dual Intensity shadow in Dione over entire eye (it's a silvery taupe)

NARS Dual Intensity shadow in Sycorax in crease and outer lids (charcoal shade)

Stila Stay All Day Waterproof liner in Intense Smoky Quartz on upper lid

Lisa Watier Intense Waterproof Eyeliner in Intense Forest on the bottom lid (this held up really well, even with my sticky corrector)

Chanel Le Volume mascara

Primer Saie Glowy Super Gel Lightweight Dewy Highlighter Starglow  

Foundation #Armani Luminous Silk Foundation 3.75

Bobbi Brown Highlighting Powder Pink Glow above brows


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@Ispend2much6  So pretty!!!

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@ather   Thank you so much!!

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Love seeing your gorgeous looks!! @Ispend2much6 

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@lmaster   You're too sweet!  It was a risky move, piling on products, but other than having swollen red eyes the next day, ha, it turned out well.  Now I wonder what I'm allergic to.

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Oh no!!! @Ispend2much6 could it just be allergies?? Or what did you use to remove your eye makeup??

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@lmaster   My eye base was expired; I do wonder about an allergy to CT's Eyes to Mesmerize from using a different shade...used Clinique's eye makeup remover (should go back to Biossance's Squalane oil.)

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Beautiful! @Ispend2much6 

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@idanyd. Thank you!

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Great products and great look, @Ispend2much6!! 🤩

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@haleyvvvv. Thank you!! 😘

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