Project Pan Monthly: June Roundup & July Items

Another month, another monthly project pan to discuss on the blog today! I feel like I was consistent with all my products in June not just with one or two of them as I find I have been the last few months. I even got good use out of my lip product which I’m so happy about. I break down my usage below, but I used my products about 27/30 days!

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In case you didn’t know, this is my Project Pan objective;

Project Pan Monthly

Each month I choose 4 items to use, sharing reviews of those products if they aren’t already on the blog. At the end of the month, I’ll share an update of how well I did and then list the items for the next month. The products are chosen from these categories;

  • One Eyeshadow Palette
  • One Lip Item (lipstick, lip balm, gloss, etc.)
  • One Face Item (foundation, highlighter, blush, bronzer)
  • One Random Item (can be another item from the categories above, or be something else like a mascara, liner, skin care, body care, fragrance, etc.)

June Round-Up

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Starting with the eye products I chose for June. In the warmer months, I love keeping my makeup really simple and quick and the Lid Lingerie and Jumbo Eye Pencils from NYX were perfect for that. I would usually just pick one colour and sweep it over the lid, add a black or brown eyeliner, mascara and then be out the door. They lasted really long on me too which is great during a hot day. I rediscovered how much I love these products and got really good use out of them this month.

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For June, I opted to use this IBY Contour and Highlight Palette because it had been a while since I used it. I did share this in one of the Favourites from the Boxes Post but since then I stored it in my makeup box and only used it once in a while so it felt really good to bring this palette back out and use it again. You can tell that the pans are still full which is just because this is pretty pigmented and I didn’t need a lot to highlight or contour my face. I also used these as eye shadow which was great for days I wanted a more matte look. I used this every single time I wore makeup in June which is pretty awesome.

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You can’t really tell that any of this VS Body spray was used, but I have made it up to where it says “love me” on the packaging. I sprayed 3-4 sprits every morning during June and I think I brought the bottle down about 10-15 mL. Perfumes and body sprays do take a bit longer to use up, but I’ll continue to use this and hopefully re-introduce it another month in my Project Pan this year.

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The biggest surprise to me is how often I ended up using the Sexy Mother Pucker Pillow Plump XXL Lip Plumping Gloss! I actually used this everyday, and sometimes a few times a day! You can’t tell because, but I think I got through 1/4 of the product! I had no idea I would enjoy plumping lip gloss as much as I did. I kept this in my purse and used it a lot! I really like it.


My July Items

This month I’ve chosen;

  • One Eyeshadow Palette – Nudestix Jetsetter Nude(Art)ist Box Eye Crayons (reviewed here)
  • One Lip Item – Jetsetter Nude(Art)ist Box Lip Crayons & Dirty Little Secret Lip Pencil
  • One Face Item – Clinique Perfectly Real Compact Makeup Powder
  • One Random Item – Using the Jetsetter Box as a highlight, eyeliner and blush

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This month I wanted to do something a little different. Since my Jetsetter Palette is full of items that I can create a full-face with I figured I would focus on using it. I also wanted to continue my theme of cream makeup since I enjoy wearing that more in the summer months.

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I’ve raved about Nudestix before, whether on my Instagram or here on the blog so I figured I would dedicate a month to using their products. Instead of an eyeshadow palette, I’m going to use the above eyesticks to create eye looks with. Plus, as part of my random item, I can use Gilt as a highlighter on my cheeks.

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I’m going to attempt to incorporate three lip items this month into my Project Pan Monthly. I found myself using lip liner a lot the last time I included it in a project pan so I’ve got a new one for this month. I can also use the Lip crayons from Nudestix on my cheeks, I hope I can get more use out of them by doing that.

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The last item I’m including in my Project Pan is this Powder from Clinique. I think they’ve since updated the packaging, so this is clearly in need of some good usage. Now, I usually keep my dry skin away from powders but with July generally hot and humid I think it’s the perfect time to use this on my face. I wore this the other day I really enjoyed how it looked on my face and how long it lasted.

How is your progress been for Project Pan this month? Have you noticed a difference in your products?

Lots of Love,
Dal

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Project Pan Monthly: May Roundup & June Items

Before it gets so much later into June I wanted to share my Project Pan Monthly update for May and share the items I’m going to focus on for June.  I feel like except for the first week of May I was very consistent with using my items. I had used my items 24/31 days by the end of the month.

In case you didn’t know, this is my Project Pan objective;

Project Pan Monthly

Each month I choose 4 items to use, sharing reviews of those products if they aren’t already on the blog. At the end of the month, I’ll share an update of how well I did and then list the items for the next month. The products are chosen from these categories;

  • One Eyeshadow Palette
  • One Lip Item (lipstick, lip balm, gloss, etc.)
  • One Face Item (foundation, highlighter, blush, bronzer)
  • One Random Item (can be another item from the categories above, or be something else like a mascara, liner, skin care, body care, fragrance, etc.)

May Round-Up

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I used the  Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Vol. II Palette so much this month, especially the lighter shades which I wore a lot for work. I even would do one sweep of certain colours for really easy looks. You can see that I used conch and marina the most. It’s a very crumbly shadow formula so that’s why it looks like chunks are missing, but it does go on the eyes smoothly.

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I also used the Vintage Cosmetics Illuminating Face Highlighter pretty often. I used it for highlighter and as a blush topper. There is so much of this product but you can start to see a little dip in the pan.

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I finished up my Bad gal Bang! Mascara which was pretty easy given that this is a deluxe sample. Still, I’m happy I was able to use it up. I didn’t use the Bobbi Brown lip gloss as much as I wanted to but I did try to use it every day even if I didn’t re-apply it throughout the day. I think I used up about one third of the product inside this little sample so I’m happy with that.

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My June Items

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This month I’ve chosen;

  • One Eyeshadow Palette – NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils & Eye Lingerie (reviewed here)
  • One Lip Item – Soap & Glory’s Sexy Mother Pucker Pillow Plump XXL Lip Plumping Gloss
  • One Face Item – IBY Beauty Highlight & Contour Palette (reviewed here)
  • One Random Item – Victoria’s Secret Noir Love Me Body Mist

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Instead of having an eye shadow palette this month, I decided to use some other eye items and do a Face Palette. I also wanted to use up another fragrance this month.

How is your progress been for Project Pan this month? Have you noticed a difference in your products?

Lots of Love,
Dal

Project Pan Monthly: April Roundup & May Items

I think I made good progress with my April Project Pan. A lot of items are easy, everyday products so they were ones I constantly wanted to reach for.  One thing I didn’t do was travel with my April products so the last few days of April I didn’t get to make any progress. In total, I used my April Project Pan Products 15/30 days.

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Likewise, I did not choose any new items for May until the 6th so I missed about a weeks worth of usage for my May Project Pan products. Anyways I’m not really too concerned. This is all supposed to be fun and just encourage me to use up what I have.

I also wasn’t tempted to do any Sephora VIB Sale shopping and I’m so proud of myself for that! I’m keeping true to my no-buy. Did you get any items during the sale?

In case you didn’t know, this is my Project Pan objective;

Project Pan Monthly

Each month I chose 4 items to use, sharing reviews of those products if they aren’t already on the blog. At the end of the month, I’ll share an update of how well I did and then list the items for the next month. The products are chosen from these categories;

  • One Eyeshadow Palette
  • One Lip Item (lipstick, lip balm, gloss, etc.)
  • One Face Item (foundation, highlighter, blush, bronzer)
  • One Random Item (can be another item from the categories above, or be something else like a mascara, liner, skin care, body care, fragrance, etc.)

April Roundup

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Tarte Tartelette In Bloom Palette (reviewed here). I used flower child quite a bit and I can start to see a little dip in that. It was a perfect shade to sweep over my whole lid as a base. I then equally used the second column for crease colours and the third and last column for a lid liner or to deepen the crease. I think I used every colour in this palette which is why I really love it.

Bite Beauty Lip Pencil in 020 Beige Nude. I used this way more than I do lipstick which I’m pretty happy about. The colour worked with whatever shade I put on my eyes so I felt like I enjoyed wearing it whenever I was wearing my Tartelette palette. I would use the lip pencil all over my lips and then apply a line gloss on top. I like that it lasted all day and the colour wasn’t super bold. I sharpened this about 2 times so you don’t see a huge difference but for me, wearing anything on my lips for more than a week is huge progress.

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Ciate London Bamboo Bronzer (reviewed here). Do you see that pan! I’m so happy with how much I used up! I think this will be empty by the summer with the amount of wear I’m getting out of it.

Shiseido Ibuki Smart Filtering Smoother (reviewed here). I used this item the least, maybe about 10/30 days in the month because it’s just not made from my skin type. It may work better for me in the summer so I’ll try it again then.

My May Items

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This month I’ve chosen;

  • One Eyeshadow Palette – Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Vol. II Palette (reviewed here)
  • One Lip Item – Bobbi Brown Lip Gloss in Bare Sparkle
  • One Face Item – Vintage Cosmetics Illuminating Face Highlighter in Rose Gold (reviewed here)
  • One Random Item – Benefit Bad Gal Bang Mascara (reviewed here)

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I wasn’t planning on putting in another Tarte Palette into my Project Pan Monthly, but since I had been using it anyway this month I thought why not. These items are ones that I find I’m reaching for a lot in May so far. I’m hoping I can make some dent in the Vintage Cosmetics Highlighter and I hope to use up the Benefit Mascara.

How is your progress been for Project Pan this month? Have you noticed a difference in your products?

Lots of Love,
Dal

Project Pan Monthly: April 2019 & March Update

I found it really easy to use up a lot of my Project Pan items in March. I think it’s mostly because I picked products that I really enjoy using. In total, I used the items in my Project Pan 22/31 days.

In case you didn’t know, this is my Project Pan objective;

Project Pan Monthly

Each month I chose 4 items to use, sharing reviews of those products if they aren’t already on the blog. At the end of the month, I’ll share an update of how well I did and then list the items for the next month. The products are chosen from these categories;

  • One Eyeshadow Palette
  • One Lip Item (lipstick, lip balm, gloss, etc.)
  • One Face Item (foundation, highlighter, blush, bronzer)
  • One Random Item (can be another item from the categories above, or be something else like a mascara, liner, skin care, body care, fragrance, etc.)

March Progress

Jacklyn Hill x Morphe Palette (reviewed here). I really enjoyed wearing this palette because I had a lot of colours to choose from. I would use a matte skin colour from my Tarte Palette over my eyes but everything else I used only this palette. I’ve highlighted the colours I used most often in the photo below. I have little dents in those pans which I’m pretty excited about!

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Tarte Amazonian Butter Lipstick in Watermelon. I kept this in my coat pocket to encourage myself to wear this more often. I think I used it about 10 days out of the month which is pretty good for me. I like the bright colour and thought it really complimented a lot of the eye looks I created in March. I don’t think I made too much of a dent in this.

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Estee Lauder Double Wear Nude Water Fresh Makeup (reviewed here). I got through about 1/3rd of this foundation which isn’t bad. This is a staple item that I used everytime I wore makeup so it was easy to use up a decent amount this month. It’s a foundation that I like but am not completely in love with, so I’m happy that I’ve been using it up. I kind of want to use it up and clear it from my stash!

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Ciate London Bamboo Bronzer (reviewed here). Now this is a product I made some progress with! I actually hit pan! woohoo! I wore this every single time I put on makeup so I feel like it was really easy to get good use out of it. Plus, bronzer is a product I use all over my face, down my neck and chest so it’s not hard to use it up.

My April Items

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This month I’ve chosen;

  • One Eyeshadow Palette – Tarte Tartelette In Bloom Palette (reviewed here)
  • One Lip Item – Bite Beauty Lip Pencil in 020 Beige Nude
  • One Face Item – Ciate London Bamboo Bronzer (reviewed here)
  • One Random Item – Shiseido Ibuki Smart Filtering Smoother

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I figured I would keep my Ciate Bronzer in the Project Pan for April in hopes I can use up more of the product and maybe completely use it up.

I also wanted to try using up a lip liner this month and see if I’m more consistant with that compared to lipstick. So far, I feel like it’s something I’m reaching for when I apply makeup. Here’s hoping I get to a point where I need to sharpen the Bite lip liner a few times.

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The Shiseido Ibuki Smoother is an interesting product because it’s more like a primer you put on after your makeup. I hardly use this product so I’m hoping I can use it up during this project pan month.

How is your progress been for Project Pan this month? Have you noticed a difference in your products?

Lots of Love,
Dal

Project Pan Monthly: March 2019 & February Update

For the most part, I was really consistant about using my February products whenever I wore makeup. Towards the end of the month though, I wore the palette a little less because I was so excited about using my Nudestix sets (review is coming soon!) and of course, I was using my lip item less and less. All together I used my items 17 of 28 days in February.

In case you didn’t know, this is my Project Pan objective;

Project Pan Monthly

Each month I chose 4 items to use, sharing reviews of those products if they aren’t already on the blog. At the end of the month, I’ll share an update of how well I did and then list the items for the next month. The products are chosen from these categories;

  • One Eyeshadow Palette
  • One Lip Item (lipstick, lip balm, gloss, etc.)
  • One Face Item (foundation, highlighter, blush, bronzer)
  • One Random Item (can be another item from the categories above, or be something else like a mascara, liner, skin care, body care, fragrance, etc.)

February Progress

Alamar Cosmetics Reina Del Caribe Vol. 1 (reviewed here) I mostly stuck to using more of the warm-toned shades in this palette because they were easier to put together for everyday looks that I would wear to work.

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I used coco-taxi the most of this whole palette and loved it with a bare lid and just a touch of that orange in the crease. When I wanted to go a bit more bold I would wear Tropico and Guantanamera on the outter edge of my lid and cafecito as a liner. The shade that I gravitated to every once in a while was La Costa, which looked so gorgeous swiped across the lid with some liner. You can see a few dents where I used the shade, which I’m really happy about.

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in Sheer Liar. I wore this almost everytime I did my makeup the first two weeks of February.

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However, I started lacking because I needed to switch to lip balm as my lips started to feel dry due to the cold weather so I didn’t get much use out of this lip stick in the end. But I do like the colour, so I might introduce it back into another project pan at a later time.

Wet n Wild MegaGlo Highlighting Powder in Blossom Glow (reviewed here). I love this highlighter and used it quite a lot this month, but I’m surprised that you can’t really tell.

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I mean, if you owned one of these highlights you’ll know that a little goes a long way so I’m not surprised that it barely looks touched. You can see that the beautiful flower print is slightly starting to wear off.

Daisy by Marc Jacobs PerEstfume (reviewed here). Another item that I was using a lot in the beginning of the month, and then for some reason just started using it less often.

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I loooovveeee this scent! I must subconsciously not want to waste it all, haha!

My March Items

This month I’ve chosen;

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  • One Eyeshadow Palette – Morphe The Jacklyn Hill Palette
  • One Lip Item – Tarte Amazonian Butter Lipstick in Watermelon
  • One Face Item – Ciate London Bamboo Bronzer
  • One Random Item – Estee Lauder Double Wear Nude Water Fresh Makeup (reviewed here)

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I wanted to include some items that I haven’t reviewed yet on the blog. I’ve had the Jacklyn Hill Palette for some time now and I really wanted to focus a mont on using it and sharing a review for it.

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I was hoping to try to use up my Ciate Bronzer Sample since it’s starting to look like I might hit pan!

Let me know how your project pan is coming along whether you are doing one each month like I am or doing a year-long project pan.

Lots of Love,
Dal

Project Pan Monthly: February 2019 & January update

I was pretty consistent with using the items of my Project Pan for January. I was keeping track of how many times in the month I used all the items and counted 21/31 days! I wore all the items together to create looks for work most of the time and stuck to no makeup days on the weekends.

In case you didn’t know, this is my Project Pan objective;

Project Pan Monthly

Each month I chose 4 items to use, sharing reviews of those products if they aren’t already on the blog. At the end of the month, I’ll share an update of how well I did and then list the items for the next month. The products are chosen from these categories;

  • One Eyeshadow Palette
  • One Lip Item (lipstick, lip balm, gloss, etc.)
  • One Face Item (foundation, highlighter, blush, bronzer)
  • One Random Item (can be another item from the categories above, or be something else like a mascara, liner, skin care, body care, fragrance, etc.)

My January Progress

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Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette (reviewed here) – I made a dent in milk chocolate, hazelnut, salted caramel and creme brulee. They are super wearable shades so it made it easy to put looks together for work. It was fun to start using this palette again, I totally forgot just how much I really loved it.

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Nudestix Lip and Cheek Balm in Pulse (reviewed here) – I sharpened this twice throughout the month. It doesn’t seem to have gotten shorter but I’m really proud of myself for putting in the effort to wear a lip item more often than I usually do.

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Tarte Cosmetics Amazonian Clay 12-hour Blush in Paaarty (reviewed here) – I can see the pan and although I was very good at using this deluxe sample and being very generous with my application I couldn’t hit pan like I wanted to. I think later in the year I might add this again to my Project Pan Monthly and see if I can finally reach that silver lining!

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Benefit They’re Real Mascara in Black – One thing that I was able to use up in January was this mascara! I’ve had this for some time so I knew it was almost done but it still feels good to have one item finish during the Project Pan for January!

That’s the update for the January items. Didn’t really hit pan on any of my powder items but I did make some progress. Now on to my b-day month! February!

My February Items

This month I’ve chosen;

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  • Eyeshadow Palette – Alamar Cosmetics Reina Del Caribe Vol. 1 (reviewed here)
  • Lip Item – Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in Sheer Liar
  • Face Item – Wet n Wild MegaGlo Highlighting Powder in Blossom Glow
  • Random Item – Daisy by Marc Jacobs Perfume (reviewed here)

The Alamar palette is much more colourful compared to the Too Palette so I’m hoping I’ll be able to create some fun and different looks with it.

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It’ll be a challenge too since I don’t usually wear these types of colours to work but I’ll see if I can create some and share them on my Instagram.

I also wanted to share my thoughts on the Wet n’ wild highlight and Urban Decay lipstick since I’ve never reviewed either on my blog although I have been using them quite a bit in my makeup routine.

Let me know how your project pan is coming along whether you are doing one each month like I am or doing a year-long project pan.

Lot’s of Love,
Dal

Project Pan Monthly: January 2019

Alrighty, 2019 Project Pan here I come!

Last year I attempted to use up 18 items for 2018. You can read my round-up of that Project Pan here.

This year I wanted to do something different. Instead of picking products to use through-out the year, each month I will choose 4 items to use through-out the month! This way I’ll rotate through my makeup items and use up more stuff. It should keep things interesting.

During that time I’ll keep track of how often I used it and at the end of each month I’ll share an update on my progress.

The 4 products will be chosen from these categories;

  • One Eyeshadow Palette
  • One Lip Item (lipstick, lip balm, gloss, etc.)
  • One Face Item (foundation, highlighter, blush, bronzer)
  • One Random Item (can be another item from the categories above, or be something else like a mascara, liner, skin care, body care, fragrance, etc.)

My January Items

This month I’ve chosen:

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  • Eyeshadow Palette – Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette (reviewed here)
  • Lip Item – Nudestix Lip and Cheek Balm in Pulse
  • Face Item – Tarte Cosmetics Amazonian Clay 12-hour Blush in Paaarty
  • Random Item – Benefit They’re Real Mascara in Black

I think together these make an easy look that is nice for the colder weather. I’m already enjoying using the Too Faced Palette again, it’s been such a long time that I’ve used the Original Chocolate Bar!

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I’ll share an update in a month’s time and share my February Project Pan. I’ll also try to review the items mentioned above that don’t have reviews and fulfill my Blog Goal of getting more reviews up on the blog.

Are you doing a Project Pan this year? What Items have you choosen for it? What do you think about doing a monthly project pan?

Lots of Love,
Dal

Project Pan, Update #4 and Roundup!

Over the last year, I embarked on a Project Pan where I attempted to use up 18 makeup items in my collection. This was great because it pushed me to use up items that were being neglected. In the end I completely emptied one item but put a good dent in others as well.

To keep it simple I’ve split this up into two parts, what I’m keeping and what I’m throwing out. Unfortunately, I had to stop using a lot of items in my project pan because they had started to go bad or I really wasn’t enjoying them. So even though not everything is technically empty, I’ll be tossing them out.

If you are interested in reading my previous posts in the Project Pan Series you can check them out here.

I guess the question is whether I’ll embark on this next year. I don’t think I will BUT I have devised another way to use up my makeup throughout the year. I’ll share this new project in January.

Items I’m Keeping

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A lot of the items that will be going back into my makeup collection are powder products. I hit pan on my Physician’s Formula BB Bronzer but it crumbled shortly afterward so I had to repress it (that’s why it looks so weird now). Other items such as my Tarte Amazonian Clay Highlight and MAC Cosmetics blush are still going strong so I plan on keeping them.

Many of my lipsticks are being thrown out but my  Estee Lauder Lipstick is still in good condition that I’m going to hold on to it a few more weeks. The formula still feels good and it’s a colour I love wearing. The Fresh Lip Scrub and CoverFX Custom Drops are also good so I’m keeping and using them.

Items I’m Throwing Out

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The items in this pile are old and/or expired. My lips are pretty sensitive to formulas and I don’t want to break-out by using a lot of the items here. Many of the lip items including the Teeez Cosmetics Lipstick, Too Faced Melted Lipstick, and Bite Beauty Lip Crayon have a strange scent or the formula seems to have gotten old.  The Marc Jacobs Eyeliner is not one that I really liked in the first place so I’m not sad to see this go.

It felt really good to finally toss a lot of these out because I was tired of holding onto them.

That’s the round-up of items I am keeping and throwing out from my Project Pan. Overall, I feel that if I didn’t do the Project Pan a lot of these items might still be sitting in my makeup collection gathering dust. I think this is a great way of committing to using what was in my collection rather than just purchasing new items.

Will you be embarking on Project Pan in 2019?

Lots of Love,
Dal

Project Pan: 18 for 2018 Update #3

Last time I did an update I had emptied one item! My Shiseido Foundation. I really hoped I could empty at least one more item but as the year comes closer to the end I feel like I won’t be able to.

I’ll toss out a lot of the lipstick items because they are definitely getting old! I am also still missing one item in my project pan, it’s the Too Cool for School tinted lip balm I mentioned before. So I’ll only have 16 items to update.

Most Used Items (5-7 days a week)

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MAC Powder Blush in Fleur Power. I have been wearing other blushes every once in a while but I enjoy the colour of this blush for every day. Over the summer I did wear more coral/orange blushes but now that we into Fall I will likely stick with this. Even though I wear it every day I feel like I haven’t made much progress since last time.
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Physicians Formula Super BB InstaReady Bronzer. I can start to see the edge of the pan which is a good sign for me. I’ve been using this so much over the last few months and because it’s really light I have been very generous with my application.
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Smashbox Covershot in Golden Hour. Can you see a dent in the golden shade Hotline? I’ve been using this for much of the summer. The next shade I’ve been wearing the most is Turned Up which is the pink shade right next to it. Both of these are easy, one sweep shades that I’ve been wearing over the eyelid with Dope, the cool brown shade, as a transition colour in my crease.
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Yves Rocher Youthful Glow Powder in 100 Teint tres Clair. I have only been using this under my eyes to set my concealer, especially if I’m wearing the Becca Concealer I mention below.
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Medium Use Items (2-4 days a week)

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Becca Under Eye Brightening Corrector. I will wear this under my concealer to help brighten under my eyes. Since this is a sticky formula it helps my concealer stay in place.
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NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in 611 Yogurt.  I wasn’t using this product too much until I made a recent purchase from Nudestix. Since I’ve started wearing those cream products on my eyes I am reaching for this to add a little brightness to those eye looks. This does make a really good inner corner highlight so I’m going to try to use this more often.
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Fresh Sugar Lip Polish (deluxe size) I continue to use this every week or so and I feel like I’m starting to see a difference in the product amount. If I can use this a little more frequently I might be able to empty this.
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CoverFX Custom Enhancer Drops in Moonlight (deluxe sample) I have been mixing this in my foundation almost every day since the beginning of September. I wasn’t using this so much in the summer. I don’t imagine there is too much product left, but since I only use about half a dropper it is emptying slowly.
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Tarte Cosmetics Amazonian Clay in Exposed (deluxe sample) I am using this every once in a while as an all over highlight. I’m not using any other highlight in my collection at the moment. Still, it doesn’t seem to have changed much over the last few months.
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Least Used Items (0-1 days a week)

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Marc Jacobs Black Liner (deluxe size). I feel like this is getting to a point where it might be unsafe to continue use. I’ve had this for quite a while now. I did use it a few times in the summer but the more I use it, the more I realize I don’t like the formula.
Was 1/2 full, no change

Colourpop Lippie Pencil in Aquarius. I don’t wear lipstick too often, but this colour matches my natural lip colour so well that I will wear it under a lot of my lipsticks when I do wear them. Otherwise, I never use this!
Was 2/3 full, now 2/3 full

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Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Lipstick in 220 Powerful (deluxe size). Of all the lipsticks I originally put in my project pan, this is the only one I actually use every once in a while. I haven’t made a dent in it since the last update but wow am I really loving this formula!
Was 3/8 full, no change

Unused Items

I haven’t used the items below at all! Now they are lipsticks and I think they are just getting old that I don’t want to chance to wear them and then breaking out around my mouth.

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Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick in Melted Candy (deluxe size)
Was 1/2 full, now retired

Bite Beauty Matte Creme Lip Crayon in Glace
Was full, now retired

Teeez Cosmetics Material Girl Lipstick in Hyped Taupe
Was 7/8 full, now retired

Well that’s my Project Pan nine months in! We will see how much more progress I can make before the end of the year!

Are you doing a Project Pan this year? How many items have you been able to empty? Any items you’ve stopped using?

Lots of love,

Dal

Project Pan: 18 for 2018 Update #2

We are over half-way through 2018 and I’m here to share an update on my Project Pan. I meant to post this in June but as you probably know from my previous posts, it was a really busy month. Well, I’m here now and ready to share some updates! I will break down the items that have had the heaviest usage to the lowest.

If you wanted to read my original post you can here, and you can read my three-month update here.

Emptied Item!

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Shiseido Synchro Skin Lasting Liquid Foundation. Hurray! I was able to empty this guy back in May! I even unscrewed this and started picking any product on the side and bottom that hadn’t pumped out.
Was 1/4 full, now empty!

Most Used Items (5-7 days a week)

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MAC Powder Blush in Fleur Power. I really enjoy the colour of this blush and how it looks on me. I have been using other blush colours in between as I like more corals for summer but I still reach for this guy when I don’t want to think about it.
Was 7/8 full, now 3/4 full

Physicians Formula Super BB InstaReady Bronzer. I continue to work my way through this and I do notice a difference between the beginning of the year and now. I have used other bronzers in between since I do like a bit of a darker bronze in the summer.
Was 3/4 full, now 5/8 full

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Lipstick in 220 Powerful (deluxe size). I threw this guy in my purse in the springtime and wore it every morning. I think I made a little dent but wow can I not seem to go through lipsticks!
Was 1/2 full, now 3/8 full

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Bite Beauty Multi-Stick in Almond (deluxe size) I switched to using this exclusively on my cheeks. At times I wear all cream products and I find this makes a beautiful blush.
Was 3/4 full, now 5/8 full

CoverFX Custom Enhancer Drops in Moonlight (deluxe sample) In my Update #1 post I received a few suggestions to mix the drops with my foundation and I did. I really enjoyed the overall glow it gave my skin so I used it a few times. I also started using this more for a highlight on the cheeks and over the eyes so I think I’m making progress!
Was 7/8 full, now 3/4 full

Yves Rocher Youthful Glow Powder in 100 Teint tres Clair. I continue to use this powder to set my undereye or over an eye primer.  I think the logo is completely gone now but it still feels like there is so much even with regular use.
Was 7/8 full, now 3/4 full

Medium Use Items (2-4 days a week)

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Tarte Cosmetics Amazonian Clay in Exposed (deluxe sample) Since I’m using the Cover FX drops as a highlight, I’ve neglected to use this as much. When I do use it, I tend to put it on all the high points of my face for an overall glow.
Was full, now 7/8 full

Becca Under Eye Brightening Corrector. I started using my mini blender to blend this under my eyes and I like it only slightly better but it’s still not my favourite formula so it’s difficult to use this.
Was 2/3 full, now 3/4 full

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Marc Jacobs Black Liner (deluxe size). Another item I don’t really enjoy but am trying to use up. I have put this in my waterline and as eyeliner to try and use this up. I think I’m making some progress.
Was 1/3 full, now 1/2 full

Smashbox Covershot in Golden Hour. I continue to see the three lightest shades get more and more empty since they are the ones I use the most often. The gold one is becoming my summer go-to colour.
Was 3/4 full, now 3/4 full

Least Used Items (0-1 days a week)

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Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick in Melted Candy (deluxe size)  I wore this once just to check on the formula. I think it’s old so I’m not going to use it anymore.
Was 1/2 full, now 1/2 full

Fresh Sugar Lip Polish (deluxe size) I use this once a week when I’m pampering my skin to exfoliate my lips.
Was 2/3 full, now 2/3 full

NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in 611 Yogurt.  In April I was using this a little more frequently, but lately, I haven’t been wearing this at all. I’m going to try to be more conscious of that and wear this more!
Was 3/4 full, now 5/8 full

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Colourpop Lippie Pencil in Aquarius. I don’t wear enough lipstick to wear this lip pencil as often. I love the colour so sometimes I will wear it when I’m wearing my lipgloss.
Was 2/3 full, now 2/3 full

Bite Beauty Matte Creme Lip Crayon in Glace. I wore this once after my last post and I broke out around my lips. I think this guy is old which is a shame.
Was full, now full

Teeez Cosmetics Material Girl Lipstick in Hyped Taupe. I love this colour but it’s a bit deep for summer, so it’s being put on hold for now.
Was 7/8 full, now 7/8 full

Lost Item

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Too Cool for School Dinoplatz Lip Balm in Spilled Wine. I threw this in my purse and used it all the time but somehow this went missing in mid-May! I’m pretty sad because I really love this product and would have likely made good progress.
Was 2/3 full, now lost 😦

Thoughts

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I continue to work through my products and think I’m making OK progress. I guess I’ll never underestimate the size of a lot of makeup products because even with daily use it’s very difficult for me to get through anything.

Are you doing a Project Pan? What is your progress been so far?

Lots of Love,
Dal