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Makeup Challenge of the Week 2021/2022/2023/2024

Feb 18-24: Pink Blush /Blush Wine - Essentially, this is a pink look, but pinks have all sorts of tones, so have fun playing with this, whether it's all pink or a pop of pink.

Thanks for 2+ amazing years of the Makeup Challenge! 

Upcoming Weekly Challenge: 


Starting the new year with the amazing @danielledanielle 


Blush Cocktails!!!



Creating cheeked out versions of cocktails but with makeup - custom combos of complexion products like concealer, blush, highlighters, bronzers.   Don't just think of layering.  Break out your mixing palettes (or palms or back of your hands if that's what ya got)!  Basically, recipes with blushes inspired by boozy beverages.  Get all the glam of the chic cocktails, but none of the calories. ๐Ÿ˜‚ (Great if you're also doing a dry January).  If you're not sure what a particular drink looks or tastes like, that's okay!  These threads are all about interpretations of looks.


Jan 14-20: Cherry Cola/Cherry Cocktail Lips + Cheeks. Think ombre lips and burgundy or deep red looks.

Jan 21-27: Hot Toddy Week. Think bright and sultry, go for golds and honey or amber colors.
Jan 28-Feb 3: Espresso Martini\Martini Week.  This is the martini look - green and shimmer, but you could also add a deep lip to it or go for brown or plum version.

Feb 3-10: Maiden's Blush or Cosmopolitan Week This is the one that started it - Maiden's Blush, by RMS beautyIt's coral, shimmery and warm.

Feb 11-17: Red Wine & Hot Chocolate - If you do partake in alcohol, try this it's delicious.  The look speaks to red and brown, but again, you choose.

Feb 18-24: Pink Blush /Blush Wine - Essentially, this is a pink look, but pinks have all sorts of tones, so have fun playing with this, whether it's all pink or a pop of pink.



Completed 2023 Weekly Challenges: 





We celebrated the One Year Anniversary of this thread in November!! Although, somehow the challenge ended up with 61 weeks in a year, Iโ€™m not sure how that happened, lol.


Anyway, I figure in year two, weโ€™ll do some repeats and some new challenges. I also plan to add in some bonus hair challenges, maybe once a month.


Okay, for simplicity, Iโ€™m going to update the numbering to be Week 1 for the new year, I hope that is not too confusing. Iโ€™ll try to get 52 weeks in the year this time! I guess I also need to update the title for 2023.
Week 1 (Jan 1-7): Focus on brows week!
Do a bold brow or shimmery brow or just spend more time on your brows this week. Inspired by @SportyGirly125 


Week 2 (Jan 8-14): Rock a red lip week! If this is a regular for you, rock it as normal, or add a fun element, like gloss or add glitter/shimmer to it. Suggested by @JoSometimes 


Week 3 (Jan 15-21): Shop your stash/forgotten favorites! Dig into your stash/archives for something you havenโ€™t used in a long time and renew your love or re-evaluate)


Week 4 (Jan 22-28): Chopping block/declutter week! Are there any items that you have been wondering about getting rid of? Do they still work, bring joy, serve a purpose in your collection? No pressure to get rid of anything, but just want to dedicate a week to evaluate some items on the heels of forgotten favorites week!!


Week 5 (Jan 29-Feb 4): Skin prep/Complexion focus week! Take extra time this week with your skin prep. Exfoliate or use a hydrating mask prior to makeup, use a luminous or mattifying primer, foundation and/or setting spray. And/Or, focus this week on using a skincare device or skincare product if youโ€™ve been neglecting one you own.


Week 6 (Feb 5-11): Get out of your comfort zone week! Suggested by @josometimes. This is a chance to try something new and experiment a little. If you love a red lip, try hot pink or neutral. If you love neutrals, maybe add some color. Or, wear a bolder look out to run errands or on a night out to gain confidence with a different look! Please feel free ask for tips and tricks if youโ€™d like suggestions on techniques, color or product recommendations and share your experience and tips for others as you try something new.


Week 7 (Feb 12-18): Red/Pink/Shimmer/Glitter or whatever you want for Valentineโ€™s/Galentines Day (inspired by @imaster


Week 8 (Feb 19-25): Pantone Color of the Year Viva Magenta week! I miss the past Sephora + Pantone collaborations, so letโ€™s make our own.




Week 9 (Feb 26-Mar 4): Luxe brands or Luxe items. If it feels luxe to you or makes you feel fancy, use it and post it, whether itโ€™s Target or Tom Ford, Lโ€™Orรฉal or La Mer!

Bonus Hair Challenge for February: Hot Rollers or Velcro Rollers and/or other techniques for volume.

Week 10 (March 5-11): Matchy matchy week! Match your makeup to your clothes, or jewelry or hair accessories, a scarf or something you wear! Inspired by @sportygirly


Week 11 (March 12-18): Green week! For St. Patrickโ€™s Day, letโ€™s show off all our green looks or otherwise Irish inspired looks! ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ€


Week 12 (March 19-25): Use something in a different way (safely) - An opportunity to use your lipstick as blush, your eyeliner or eyebrow pencil on lips, be creative! (Just remember, some items are not tested and may not be safe for eyes or lips)


Week 13 (March 26-April 1): Cherry Blossom Week - while the peak bloom may vary around the world, let's use this week to be inspired by the beauty of the cherry blossoms. Oh, if you happen to live where you get to see the real cherry blossoms, please share those pics, too! 


Week 14 (April 2-8): Spring Looks week! What makes you think of spring? Gloss, pastels, spring runway looks?


Week 15 (April 9-15): Holy Grail week! I think maybe @josometimes or @titian06 suggested this one? Use your Holy Grail products that are tried, tested and loved and be sure to share why it's a fave!


Week 16 & 17 (April 16-29)***: Sephora Spring sale - newness/or anything you havenโ€™t gotten around to wearing/or shop your stash. (Note: I'm not sure when the Spring sale is happening, so I may move this one.) ETA: well, it's timed perfectly for shopping in store, though online purchases may not make it in time! Feel free to keep posting spring sale newness into the following weeks! 
(***I made the executive decision to extend this one more week since orders are still coming in!) 


Week 18 (April 30-May 6): Multichromes week! There have been so many great multi-chrome products and palettes lately, so let's make sure to showcase them!

Week 19 (May 7-13): April Showers bring May Flowers week!  This can be a bright and springy look, or a rain-inspired look (or a combo of both!).


Week 20 (May 14-20): World Makeup! A look or trend from around the world. There are lots of K-beauty trends, like crying girl, popsicle/gradient lips, blush, something like a Parisian chic look, or anything else you can think of! (Suggested by @josometimes)


Week 21 (May 21-27): Barbiecore! I was actually never a fan of dolls or Barbies as a kid, and the flood of Barbie on Instagram recently was kind of annoying to me, but I also have a soft spot for pink and Barbie, so I thought Iโ€™d add to the challenge. Can be anything from subtle to all out Barbie.

Week 22 (May 28-June 3): Social Media Inspired! Recreate a look and/or create your own look inspired by an influencer you love, or use makeup to recreate a filter. Post a side by side to share with us.


Week 23 (June 4- 10): Festival! Go all out with Glitter / Color / Braids / Hair Accessories or go easy and fresh!


Week 24 (June 11-17): Earth Week! Highlight more sustainable or green makeup brands. Or even just a play on blue, green, or even earthy tones to celebrate the earth.This is a little out of order but summer is a great time to connect with and celebrate the earth! (Suggested by @josometimes)


Week 25 (June 18-24): Summer Solstice! Create a look based on whatever makes you think of summer, maybe a sunny look, bronzed beauty, or zodiac inspired look.


Week 26 (June 25-July 1): Celebrate Pride! I know pride events vary widely by cities, so if you happen to do a pride look in another week, feel free to post anytime!


Week 27 (July 2-8): 4th of July! Letโ€™s see those red, white and blues., fireworks inspired or just summery BBQ looks.

For your summer slays, there will be some additional cheeky challenges - cheers to @danielledanielle for proposing this fun collab with the weekly challenge! Let's get cheeky, chicas and chicos! We'd love it if you cross post your looks in both threads. ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜  Cheek Challenge Summer 2023: Collabs with Makeup Challenge of the Week  


The Cheek Challenges:


Week 28 (July 11-16) Bold Blush - The Better The Brighter 


Week 29 (July 17-22) Barbiecore - Getting Ready for Opening Night (This one's a repeat of Week 21, but for good reason! Movie opens July 21st!) 


Week 30 (July 23-29) Summer Sculpt - Bring your best bronzed cheekbones, contouring and underpainting are also welcome


Week 31 (July 30-Aug 5) Gloss and Glow - Give me the inner highlight, the glass skin or lip ready goodness


Week 32 (Aug 6-Aug12) Sunshine Sensation - Gold looks or metallic eyes

Week 34 (Aug 20-26) Mermaid makeup | Letโ€™s get mermaid inspired, whether thatโ€™s classic teals and aquas, or maybe a pink or purple shimmery look? It may be as simple as a holographic highlight or a touch or turquoise eyeliner, or go all out. ๐Ÿงœโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿงœโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿงœโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿงœโ€โ™‚๏ธ


Week 35 (Aug 27-Sep 2) Waterproof or Long-wearing Makeup | What helps you beat the summer heat? Share your favorite hot weather skin, hair and makeup products, tips and tricks as we cruise through the end of August.

Week 36 (Sep 3-9) Neon Brights | Share your boldest and brightest neon looks!

Collab with Cheek Challenge Fall 2023: Awesome Autumn ! Feel free to extend the themes beyond cheeks and cross post in both threads if you like! 

Week 38 (Sep 17-23) Fiercely Foilage - Think color changing, vibrant cheeks

Week 39 (Sep 24-30) Sephoria Euphoria: whether you attended virtual, in person, or in spirit, give me your glammiest of glam.  Highlighters highly encouraged.

Week 40 (Oct1-Oct7) Pumpkin Pleasure - give me your best orange blush look (coral and peach looks are welcomed)

Week 41 (Oct8-Oct14) Cute and Cozy - think flushing and/or blushing, baby pinks welcomed.

Week 42 (Oct15-Oct22) In Your Comfort Era - no makeup makeup or monochromatic looks

Week 43 (Oct22-Oct28) Hottie Toddies - Warm me up with a smoky look, brown\based blushes, smoky eyes and latte makeup welcomed.


Week 44 (Oct 29-Nov 4) Halloween Looks!! Share โ€˜em all!! 
Week 45 (Nov 5-Nov 11) Sephora sale newness or shop your stash to save money!! 
(Iโ€™ll be updating November challenges soon!)


(Extended Holiday Break due to family circumstances!)

Week 52 I guess! - Post your Holiday looks - letโ€™s see your Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and other holiday colors! (More to come in 2024!)




So, I could definitely (still) use some makeup inspiration these days and maybe you could too! Several years ago, we used to have some weekly makeup challenge threads, so Iโ€™m bringing one back. Itโ€™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 youโ€™d like each week with photos of your looks. If you donโ€™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.


Canโ€™t wait to see all your looks! Have fun! Please feel free to suggest some other challenge ideas in the thread and weโ€™ll add to the coming weeks!! 


Re: Makeup Challenge of the Week 2021/2022

@CookieGirl1   Thanks:). Iโ€™m so glad @sister13  came up with this challenge so I could feel fancy getting the mail๐Ÿ˜œ

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The lip shimmer is very fall berry, @heartsmyface. That sweater looks so cozy, too ! 

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@eshoe   Thanks.  Oh gosh I love it!  Itโ€™s a duster and has the perfect weight so Iโ€™ve been wearing it a lot. 

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Fun @sister13! ๐Ÿคฉ Thank you so much for  this and for tagging me. Looking forward to seeing all the pretty looks everyone puts together. ๐Ÿ˜

Tagging some folks who may be interested - 

@haleyvvvv @PrettyPaint @heavyhedon @Guessgal @melissapurple22 @ElleElleG @jozkid @BluePaisley @ElizaPRO @RGbrown @SAlyFitz @sonnydee 

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Thanks for the tag @itsfi 

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@itsfi  YAY!!!!! Thanks for the tag!! ๐Ÿ˜ I will definitely participate!

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Thank you for the tag @itsfi I know i haven't been posting but rest assure that didn't stop me from haulin! This will be a great place to use some of my stock pile



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Miss you!! @sonnydee 

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โ€œโ€ฆbut rest assured that didnโ€™t stop me from haulin!โ€ Hahahaha! I never doubted that,  @sonnydee! ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ› Yes!! Put those pretties to use! 

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Yesssss @sonnydee ! Hi there! ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’›

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Thank you @itsfi for the tag! I know I'll be busy this upcoming week, but the following week I should be able to join in on the fun! Can't wait hehe ๐Ÿ˜‹  and @sister13 great idea for a thread!

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@Guessgal, hope everything goes well with your busy week. Itโ€™ll be fun to see the looks you put together when you have more free time! 

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Ahhh, thanks for the tag and @sister13 yay, new thread! I haven't worn a lick of makeup in months, but am already eyeing up a few of these to maybe push me back into it at least here and there! Can't wait to see everyone's looks!

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@RGbrown, there are a lot of fun themes. Will be great to see what folks come up with. 

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Yay @itsfi , thanks for tagging everyone! Canโ€™t wait! ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’œ

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@sister13, Iโ€™ll try to think of more people to tag when I get the chance.

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@itsfi Thanks for the tag,  @sister13 this looks fun!

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Look forward to seeing some great looks! @BluePaisley ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™

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@itsfi , @sister13 , thanks, this looks like fun and just what I need to get back into the swing of things. Looking forward to everyone's posts! Please feel free to include cool details of how/why. I love to hear the process.

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Agreed @heavyhedon , canโ€™t wait! ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•

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Thanks for the tag, @sister13 !  Now that I telework full time, I don't wear makeup.  I do draw on my eyebrows when I go out though!  I'll follow the thread and maybe play with my lonely eye palettes.  ๐Ÿ˜

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