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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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@heartsmyface  Your skin is always perfection!

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@Ispend2much6 Aw thanks.   I recently acquired a freck faux freckle pen to artificially add back some freckles after spending years fading them away.  :D. 

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@heartsmyface  That's always the way it goes.  I didn't like my curly hair for years, now I'm trying to accent and preserve the curls.

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Stunning look, @heartsmyface!! 💖 Your skin looks so luminous!!  I really like the GG Dewy primer thing (but maybe the Saie one better), and also your jacket!! 

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@haleyvvvv   I haven’t tried the Saie one.  I’m due for a primer declutter cause my drawer is full but there are only a few I reach for.  I’ll put that one on my list.  
the jacket I found at a shop called Viadellerose in Prague.  

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You look lovely, @heartsmyface ! 💖💖💖

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@Titian06 ☺️Thank you!  

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Beautiful look @heartsmyface love the lips

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@lmaster  Thanks:). They didn’t last long.  an hour later there was nothing but a slight stain.  But pretty while it lasted. 

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@heartsmyface You look gorgeous. Such great products! I’ve heard good things about that Purlisse BB even though I never hear about the brand in general.

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@makeitup305   Thank you:).  Purlisse hasn’t disappointed me so far.  I enjoy their pumpkin mask, their blue lotus sheet masks and this BB cream is a really nice medium coverage with a satiny finish.  I believe I have a few other skincare products but I can’t name them off the tip of my tongue.  

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Just saw the llama stuftie! So cute! @heartsmyface 

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You look so fresh, delicate and pretty with the blushed lip (and everything)! Gorgeous products too! @heartsmyface 

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@sister13   Thanks:). This is kinda my go to look at the moment - a wash of color on the lid and then a bright lip.  I’ve fallen into a bit of a rut no matter what I use😅  the blushed lip mixed it up a bit 😜

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Jumped around a ton of palettes today for both face and eyes. The tone is off because of the window but loved the swampy green eye today. Also my Natasha Denona Metropolis Eyeshadow Palette 28 x 0.048 oz is reorganized so it looks different. I thought this was limited edition but I don’t think it is. Mine is a couple of years old and is still super pigmented though maybe a touch less creamy. My brows are super intense today because I was trying out the Glossier Brow Flick and I’m still trying to get the hang of it.


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I'm here for the swampy gilded green and the fierce, fabulous brows @makeitup305

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Stunning shades!! @makeitup305 

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I really really love this - I will have to try these colors and see what they look like on me. You look gorgeous and your combo of palettes definitely worked out in your favor! @makeitup305 

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Beautiful!! @makeitup305 

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Thank you ! @idanyd 

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Fabulous look, @makeitup305!! 🤩 I love this eye look, so sparkly!! 

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