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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

Thank you so much @Skunk12puzzola ! DoC makes some really amazing shades.

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That lip shade is stunning! @makeitup305 

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@idanyd thank you ! I’d forgotten how much I liked it. 

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@makeitup305  Love this!

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Thank you @Ispend2much6 !

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Life caught up to me and I’ve gotten so behind of posting! Here’s some more from Mardi Gras week 

Taken after a long day… wearing various shades from PMG and Clionadh (or Adept Cosmetics maybe?)
I think this was PMG and Adept Cosmetics, Viseart Boheme Dreams

I didn’t copy a look but I’ve been super inspired by the Natasha Denona Pastel Eyeshadow Palette and the new Hindash palette. I want all pastels all the time lately (so much so that I placed a giant Lethal Cosmetics order, oops!).

Natasha Denona Eyeshadow Palette 28 Purple Blue and Adept Cosmetics Plain Jane remastered
KVD Pastel Goth and PAT McGRATH LABS Bridgerton MTHRSHP: Diamond of the First Water Eyeshadow Palette Astral Shade (I think)

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These are all beautiful and I can’t pick a favorite! You look wonderful In color and applied so nicely! @makeitup305 

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thanks so much @sister13 ! I'm looking forward to doing the spring looks this week.

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@makeitup305 - These are all gorgeous! 😍

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Thank you @Titian06 ! I’ve been going all out when I get the chance 😉

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All are very beautiful looks! @makeitup305 

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Thank you @idanyd !

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Hey y’all! Life and work have gotten the better of me the last few weeks! Big transition at work, an older family member needed our help to sell his house and get into assisted living after a health emergency, had some out of town visitors, and generally trying to keep up with some other responsibilities! Thanks for keeping things alive with some beautiful looks @Ispend2much6 @idanyd @Titian06 @lmaster ! I will catch up this weekend, if not before. Here is one look I got in during Mardi Gras week. Pretty sure this was Natasha Denona Metropolis Eyeshadow Palette 28 x 0.048 oz I used green on the outer eye, but it looks purple, especially in the pic with my blue shirt. I actually placed purple on the CENTER of the lid f you look closely. I think this looked better in person. Happy Monday and have a good week! 


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Ah, love this kind of look with a delish green at the edge @sister13 

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Stunning look! @sister13 

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I love it @sister13 ! I need to break that palette out again. Hope everything calms down for you soon. ❤️

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@sister13 Gorgeous eye look! I hope you are able to get some relaxation soon. Take care!

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@sister13, your eye look here is … wow! Each of the shades stand out and blend so smoothly into one another. Fabulous work! 

I don’t know what lip color or colors you have on, but what a beautiful shade! 💕

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@sister13 - Lovely to see you in a darker color!  I wondered where you were...out doing good deeds! 💖💖💖

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@sister13 ohhhhh I love these looks!!! ❤️❤️

Re: Makeup Challenge of the Week 2021/2022

@sister13 very pretty!  Hope that life slows down and returns to normal for you soon.

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