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Makeup Challenge of the Week 2021/2022/2023

Week 6 (Feb 5-11): Get out of your comfort zone week! [UPDATED WITH NEW JAN AND FEB CHALLENGES!!] 💗💗💗 


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


Anyway, I figure in year two, we’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, I’m going to update the numbering to be Week 1 for the new year, I hope that is not too confusing. I’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 haven’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!

Bonus Hair Challenge for January: Do a full blowout and share your products, tips and tricks!


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 you’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 you’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 Valentine’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 let’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 it’s Target or Tom Ford, L’Oréal or La Mer!

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




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 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!


COMPLETED CHALLENGES FROM 2021-2022 in the spoiler:




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 🧚‍♀️🧚🧚‍♂️

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 )

Weeks 48-52.5 (Jul 24-Aug 30): On hiatus while I moved and life got wacky!

Week 52.5 (Sep. 1-3): It’s still hot where I am, so we still have local peaches, melons and corn/zucchini, so let’s do a “late summer harvest” inspired look before they’re gone and it starts feeling like fall!

Week 53 (Sep. 4-10): Homecoming! Do a look you think you’d rock for homecoming, or feature your high school colors.

Week 54 and 55 Double Week (Sep. 11-24): Elements - Wood, Metal, Earth, Air, Wind, Water, Fire - Choose one or combine them!

Week 56 (Sep. 25-Oct. 1): Bridal inspired look (in honor of my wedding anniversary Oct. 1) 💚💚💚

Week 57 (Oct. 2-8): Pumpkin-everything!

Week 58 (Oct. 9-15): (Same as @lmaster’s rainbow challenge thread!) Astrology/Zodiac - inspired by your birth sign or the current zodiac sign.

Week 59 (Oct. 16-22): Spooky season is upon us! Do a witchy or ghoulish look.

Week 60 and 61 Double Week (Oct. 23-Nov. 5): ALL THE HALLOWEEN LOOKS! If it’s not a full on Halloween look, just a Halloween inspired look or choose fall colors!


Please feel free to suggest some other challenge ideas in the thread and we’ll add to the coming weeks!!

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Very sweet look @gonerogue💕

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You look lovely, @gonerogue ! 🥰

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Your long lost beauties performed like new @gonerogue You look gorgeous! 😍

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Sorry this ran so long!

I have been crazy busy so I am posting 2 looks from this week.  On Tuesday I wore #Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Foundation and her Magic Away Liquid Concealer. I forgot how great these are. And I resurrected tarte Amazonian Clay blush in ohana which still performs.  EL Bronze Goddess was still pretty..  I used my Naked Cherry palette from Urban Decay.  I used it so much when it first came out and I still love it





And yesterday I brought out my Lancôme Renergie Lift foundation and the Teint Idole concealer.  Both still work for me. And I used Too Faced Banana Cream setting powder.  It still has a banana scent!  TooFaced Sweethearts Blush in Candy Glow was still working but Lovecraft Beauty Highlighter palette emphasized my texture so it’s a declutter for next week. As is Take Home The Bronze by theBalm. Too orange as the day went on.  I loved Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette and I still do.  Still has a slight cocoa scent.  


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@Cissy63  I love this look! So pretty!

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@ather  Thank you very much 🌺

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@Cissy63 Gorgeous looks!

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@SportyGirly125  Thank you 🌺

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@Cissy63 both of these looks are stunning!

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@lmaster  Thank you so much!  Coming from you, I really appreciate it 😃

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@Cissy63 i love seeing all these fun TF products being used this week! makes me a little nostalgic for when too faced has some of the best collections at the time! sorry to hear about the balm - i find that often with that brand lately too. every time i reach for a product i have, it's not nearly as good as i remember. i cant tell if the newer releases are just better because makeup has gotten better over time, or if the Balm products just expire faster (or rather, they really start to show that their past due in how they perform. i definitely have some old products from other brands that still seem to work just fine!). 


ps - i dont think you mentioned the products, but your lippie choices this week are just perfect! you look amazing!

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@cianni  Thank you! Yes, I really liked TF. And I was happy to see many of my remaining products are still performing very well.   So my lipstick in the top photo is #Lipstories in Spiked !    And in the lower photos it’s #tarte lip sculptor lipstick in adore.  And over it is #Laura Mercier Lip Glacé in Starlight.  

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Too faced scents are so fun @Cissy63  lovely looks you created ❤ 

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@CynthieLu  Thank you and they sure are and makes the palette different!

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So beautiful in both @Cissy63 ! 😍😍

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@Saradestin   Aww thank you so much 🌺

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Both looks are great - you look beautiful! It’s good to revisit and reevaluate what works and still brings joy after a time! @Cissy63 

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@sister13   Thank you so much.  So true 😀. Some are like friends you haven’t seen in sooo long!  But, you still love each other 🥰

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Exactly!! @Cissy63 

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Wow, @Cissy63 , this shows you can wear different colors quite easily!  You look great in both pics. 😍  I particularly like your lippie in the first look. 💄💋

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@Titian06  Thank you very much!  Well in the top photos my lipstick is Sephora lipstories in Spiked!   And in the lower photos it’s tarte lip sculptor in adore.  I don’t think it’s around anymore.  It’s topped with Laura Mercier lip glacé in Starlight. 

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