Project Pan – First Update!

A bit over two months into my project pan it’s time to do an update about how things are going! If you would like to read the introduction of the project first then have a look here.

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These are the perfumed bundle I started out with. I haven’t gotten anything done on the body lotions. I just didn’t start using any of them so fa, but I think I will get started on the Mon Paris body lotion now in March.

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I have been using the solid perfumes and the body mists a little bit. It’s hard to tell how much progress I have done on the solid perfumes, but I did put a mark on how far I have come on the Bella Lucce Japanese Yuzu Linen and Body Mist  and the Bella Lucce Arabian Odysse Linen & Body Mist. I mainly use them as body mists, but I also use the Japanese Yuzu spray as a bathroom refresher.

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I also had these two face masks (you add water, juice or milk depending on your skin type). But I have only been working on the Bella Lucce Peruvian Cocoa Azul Renewing Mask. The other one I reckoned I would not be able to finish before I moved, so that is stored in a box until we pack out. That gives me time to work on the cocoa mask, and the other one I have been saving until we have moved and gotten settled in our new home in late April.

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This is the progress I’ve gotten on the Bella Lucce Peruvian Cocoa Azul Renewing Mask. I try to use it twice every week, and I use two teaspoons of powder every time. I have definitely reduced the amount of product a good amount but I don’t think this will be empty before we move in April.

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This is what I started with in January regarding these masks and the hair oil.

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And this is were I am at now. The Skinfood Strawberry Exfoliating Mask is finished, and so is the Origins Ginzing Refreshing Face Mask. Both of them I have talked about in my empties posts. I did not have very much in these to begin with so they were very easy to finish. The hair oil I put a mark on where I am at. My plan was to put this in the ends of my hair before I go to bed, but I have been quite good at forgetting to do so, so progress have not been as good as it could’ve been. I will try to remember it a bit more often. The The Body Shop Ethiopian Honey Deep Nourishing Face Mask I had about half left of when I started and I managed to use it all up. This one is just finished. This is a nice moisturizing mask and I’ve been using it 2-3 times a week now in January and big parts of February.

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These are the five foundations/BB Creams I started my project with.

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And these are the ones I have left. The Holika Holika Petit BB Cream Moisturizing I finished rather quickly. It was much left less than what I was aware of. The Coloupop No Filter Foundation and the Tonymoly Luminous Goddess Aura BB Cream have been in my monthly makeup bag once each, so I got a good month use out of both of them. It’s really hard to tell how much I actually have left, but I am guessing I am about halfway through both of them. The Coloupop No Filter Foundation will also be in my March makeup bag so I will do even more damage to that soon. The A’Pieu Natural BB Cream Matt Finish  and the Milani Conceal + Perfect 3-in-1 Foundation + Concealer I haven’t gotten around to use yet, so they are still the same amount as when the project started, but I will store the A`Pieu one in my bathroom so I remember to use it if I need a foundation for weekends or evenings. The Milani foundation is a tad too dark for me in winter, so that one will get some more use in summer.

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I also started out with these five concealers, and I have to say I am pretty happy about the progress.

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Right now this is what I am left with! So 2 out of 5 are already gone. The Wet N Wild Photofocus Concealer I knew I was almost out of so I knew I would finish that one early on, but the Smashbox Studio Skin 24 hours Waterproof Concealer surprised me. I thought I had much more left but a good months use was all I got out of it before I ran out. I haven’t used the Maybelline Anti-Age Eye Eraser Concealer at all, so that one is still the same, but the Maybelline Fit Me Concealer I have used quite a bit and I think I have only about 1/5 left of it. The NYX HD Studio Photogenic Concealer I also had in my February makeup bag and I used it a good month. I think I have maybe half of it left. That means I may be running out of concealer much faster in this project than I though, so I might pull in another one as I progress. Or I will just use whatever I want from my collection.

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These are the 8 lip products I picked and how much I had of each when the project started.

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I got some progress on these guys too. They are almost the only lip products I have been using the last two months. The only one I feel progress is really slow with is the Estee Lauder High Gloss. I only used this two times, so I need to get to work on that one!

The MAC Plushglass Lip Gloss (first in the row, the name sticker underneath is gone), I got a tiny bit of progress on, but I have been reaching for the other two a lot more, so they show much more use. I think I should be able to finish the MAC Plushglass Lip Gloss “Fashion Fanatic”(last one of the three) within the next two months. The H&M Sheer Lipstick “Arabesque” I have just a little bit left of. I am pretty sure this will run out within the first two or three weeks of March, giving me time to focus more on the rest of the products. The Isadora Jelly Kiss Lipstick “Bare Bliss” is my first empty one! Yay! It’s always so satisfying to finish a product in a project, especially a lip product. I really like this one so I am a bit sad to see it go, but I do have plenty of nudes like this in my collection so I will probably do just fine without it. On the Clinique Long Lasting GlossWear “Black Honey” I used mainly the gloss stick, and not so much the gloss on the other side, but you can see a little bit of wear on this one too!

The tube glosses are really hard to tell. But as mentioned the Estee Lauder High Gloss have barely been used. The Too Faced Mood Swing Emotionally Activated Lip Gloss I got some more use out of. I keep this one at home and not in my monthly makeup bag and I try to reach for this one in the evenings and weekends. I think I am half way though the tube now but it has 13.3 ml (strange amount) of product so it will still be a while before I run out.

Overall I think I do good progress and I still have hopes to finish them all before the year is over.

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I had only one bronzer, the Kiko Flawless Fusion Powder Bronzer which was barely used to begin with.

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This is where I am now. It’s a bit hard to tell on this picture, but I do actually have a tiny dent, and the imprinted logo is now worn off. I really like this bronzer. It blends very easy and the color is light enough so I can use it without thinking too much about it in winter. It can get a bit too light during summer, but I think I should be able to pan it even if I put it down for a few months.

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I started with these four powders, or actually maybe the amount is more like three because both the Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Skin Perfecting Micro-Powder and the Dior Diorskin Nude Natural Glow Fresh Powder was fairly well used.

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This is the current status. I have used both of those mentioned above fairly much, and I also got some pan showing in the Hope Girl Powder Compact. The only one I haven’t used so far is Lancôme Poudre Majeure Excellence but I am pulling it in my March makeup bag. I am pretty sure I will be out f the Charlotte Tilbury powder by next update, and maybe I will have finished one more.

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My only highlighter is Colourpop Super Shock Highlighter in Lunch Money.

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I have used this a lot in January. Every day actually, but I have been on a little break from it in February since I also want to use my other highlighters. I really do like this highlighter. I can absolutely see myself replacing it once it’s gone. It is quite subtle so it also work as a base for other highlighters if I want to pair them. As you can see from the picture it shows a bit more pan, but maybe not as much as I expected based on how much it’s used.

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The Zoeva Brow Spectrum I have used a whole bunch too! I love this palette!

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I got some nice dents in Bro70 and Bro40, but Bro80 is maybe the one that I have the most wear in. My goal was to hit pan in three shades. They really do take a long time to get through though considering I have been using them quite consistently over a full year before this project started, but I still think I can hit pan on at least those three shades. I love reaching for this, so I really don’t mind that it takes a while. When this is old and done I am pretty sure I will repurchase it. It must be the most versatile brow product out there, and they can also bee used as eyeshadows or cheek highlighters!

And now we are left with the really fun part: Palettes!

I have seven palettes in this years project and my goal is to hit pan in one shade each. If you want to see the palettes you can just have a look at my Introduction Post because here I will only show you which ones I have been working on. So far I only managed to work on three palettes.

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The first one. The Lorac Pro Eyeshadow Palette, is fun to show you, because this is my first pan! I already had pan in the shade “Cream” from before, so I hit my goal with this when i hit pan on “Mauve”. This is now my only eyeshadow palette with two pans in my collection!

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Colourpop Fame I have been working really hard on, because I had it in my monthly makeup bag in both January and February. I got a pretty decent dent in three of the shades, but no pans yet. However, I am expecting to hit pan on “Center Stage” almost every time I use this now, so it should not be any problem hitting pan in this. However, since it’s cool toned I may put it away and pull it back out in October/November. I usually reach for more warm eyeshadows in spring and summer.

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The last palette I got some use out of is the Morphe X Jacklyn Hill palette. I have been reaching for this one in the weekends, and I also use the black shade “Abyss” very consistently to set my eyeliner.

All in all, I am quite happy with my progress. I got a lot of things done so far, and still have a lot left to work on. Having a project pan and getting some pans and empties really is fun. Do you have a project pan for 2019?

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Project Pan 2019 – Introduction!

I am so exited about this project! Since I had some fun with my 2018 project pan I figured I wanted to go on another year. I have been thinking since October what I want to add to the project, and I think I got a decent bunch of stuff! The one thing I did not add was a blush! I tried so hard on my 2018 project pan blush and I didn’t even hit pan on it. So right now I feel like I need to rotate and enjoy the blushes I have instead of keep focusing on one. So for this year, no blush. But I got a whole bunch of other stuff, so check it out!

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This is a mixture of pefumed body creams, body sprays and stick perfumes!

  • YSL Mon Paris Perfumed Body Lotion – This was a free gift I got with a purchase and I never really used it since I don’t have the perfume. Now it’s time to finish it.
  • Georgi Armani Si perfumed Body Lotion – Got this together with a bottle of the perfume. I really like it but I always forget to use perfumed body lotions like this.
  • YSL Black Opium – Same as with Si, got this together with a bottle of the perfume and will try to use them together.
  • Bella Lucce Arabian Odysse Linen & Body Mist – Smells wonderful of sandalwood and gives a nice cozy atmosphere. Like to use this as a boy spray or room spray.
  • Bella Lucce Japanese Yuzu Linen and Body Mist – Smells fresh of citrus and cranberry. I want to finish this one as well as the other one because the brand is discontinued.
  • LUSH Gorilla Perfume Stick Vanillary – Nice vanilla scent, and I have it as a perfume spray as well, but I never remember to use these sticks so I want to finish this so I only have the spray left.
  • LUSH Gorilla Perfume Karma – This is my all time favorite LUSH perfume but it’s the same as with the other one. I have the spray and never use the stick so now I want to finish it.

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  • Bella Lucce Africvan Adventures Watermelon Baobab and Banana Contitioning Mask.
  • Bella Lucce Peruvian Cocoa Azul Renewing Mask.

I love these two masks from Bella Lucce. They are powders that you mix with milk, water or juice depending on your skin type. They work wonders as well, but the brand is as mentioned discontinued (it makes me so sad!) so I want to phase out all of my Bella Lucce products since I can’t get them anyway. I would love to see this brand do a comeback, they had so many lovely products that I will miss. These masks are among them but they are starting to get old and I need to use them.

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  • Skinfood Strawberry Exfoliating Mask – I had this for ever and it’s not much left. I just forgot about it for a long long time, and I just added it to the project to remember to finish the last bit. Smells exactly like strawberry jam!
  • Origins Ginzing Refreshing  Face Mask – Also a mask that is getting old. I didn’t love it but I liked to use it from time to time in the mornings. I have probably 1/4 left and it’s time to end it.
  • Haus Of Gloi Hair Oil “Imp” – I have plenty of hair oils from Haus Of gloi and I really love them (No joke I have like 10 bottles), but I don’t see myself picking up this exact scent again so I will try to finish it. It’s really nice to use just after the shower or a few drops in the ends before going to bed.
  • The Body Shop Ethiopian Honey Deep Nourishing Face Mask – After discovering hydrating sheet masks this one got a bit lost in my collection. It’s good but right now I just prefer a quick and easy sheet mask for hydration. I will use the half that is left though.

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And now over to makeup! These are the BB Creams and Foundations I will finish.

  • A’Pieu Natural BB Cream Matt Finish – I have had this for a while but it’d been a while since I used it. I wanted to add this to the project because I wanted to get to know the product properly and then deciding if I need a new one or if I will just pass.
  • Holika Holika Petit BB Cream Moisturizing – I had 4 different versions of the Holika Holika BB Creams.
  • Milani Conceal + Perfect 3-in-1 Foundation + Concealer– To be honest I haven’t used this in maybe a year or so and I don’t remember what I think about it. It’s getting a bit old so I firgured I would finish it and then decide if it’s worthy a repurchase.
  • Coloupop No Filter Foundation – I know that this is not worthy a repurchase. On the other side it’s not so bad that I won’t be able to use it up. So I aim to do that just to get it out of my collection.
  • Tonymoly Luminous Goddess Aura BB Cream – This is a nice, natural but radiant bb cream that is nice and fresh for every day. Big bonus is that it has 37 SPF which means it will be a good choice when the sun comes back and I need some protection. This one also looks nice on the skin. I have only used it a few times so it’s almost full.

Out of all of these foundations I think only the Holika Holika one is the only one I’ve actually used quite a bit. The rest are moderately to lightly used and I guess there is around 3 full bottles here altogether. Excited to see if I actually go through that much in a year.

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My concealer choices are as follow:

  • NYX HD Studio Photogenic Concealer – This one I like, but I don’t love it. It gets the job done but it’s no match to the ones I really love. That’s why I would like to just finish this and be done with it.
  • Maybelline Fit Me Concealer – It took me a while to start really enjoying this. I am around halfway through and I just recently realized that I actually like this enough to repurchase.
  • Smashbox Studio Skin 24 hours Waterproof Concealer – This one I feel the same about as the NYX concealer. I like it but I don’t love it. Unless something change I just see myself using this up and be done with it.
  • Maybelline Anti-Age Eye Eraser Concealer – A lot of people really love this. I was sceptical in the beginning, but now I am convinced. I will pick this one up again when I am done, but I just feel like it’s getting old and would benefit from just being used up.
  • Wet N Wild Photofocus Concealer – This one does not really impress me that much. It does not have great coverage, and it’s a bit indifferent to be honest. I have less than 25% less so now I am doing my final effort to be done with it!

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And these are all the lippies I will focus on. Last year I had 4 lip products. Now I am increasing the effort with a total of 8 lip products. I am not sure if that will work because I only finished a few months before time in 2018, but on the other hand there are many glosses which I find easier to go through than regular lipsticks.

  • MAC Plushglass Lip Gloss – This one I also lost the shade name of, but it’s more of a purple gloss. These all came it a set a long time ago.
  • MAC Plushglass Lip Gloss – Shade name is worn of my it’s a nice pink.
  • MAC Plushglass Lip Gloss “Fashion Fanatic” – The only one that still has a name! A lighter pink gloss.
  • H&M Sheer Lipstick “Arabesque” – These lipsticks are fantastic if you want something sheer and easy to wear. Perfect for every day. I love this lippie and I am happy to have this in my project to have something I truly enjoy.
  • Isadora Jelly Kiss Lipstick “Bare Bliss” – Old fave that is maybe getting too old so it”s time to use it up.
  • Clinique Long Lasting GlossWear “Black Honey” – A gloss stick in one end and a liquid gloss in the other. Both in the iconic shade Black Honey. It can be a challenge since this one has product in both ends. I am afraid I may get a little bored by this shade.
  • Too Faced Mood Swing Emotionally Activated Lip Gloss – Big tube with more than 2/3 left. I bet it will take a bit of time to get through it. But this used to be one of my favorite glosses a few years back! It’s getting a bit old now, so I think I need to finish it.
  • Estee Lauder High Gloss “Pearl” – This is old. I don’t even know if I should say how old! This is just not my favorite shade. It’s a bit too light for me, but I am hoping to make it work over a lipstick or something.

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This year I only picked one bronzer, since I did not manage my goal with two last year. If I manage to finish this I may pick up that Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer again to finally hit pan, but this one is almost brand new! This is Kiko Flawless Fusion Powder Bronzer.

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Since I only had one gigantic powder last year, I am ready to finish and replace some more this year. I tend to go through powders in about 3 months so this should be more than possible.

  • Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Skin Perfecting Micro-Powder – This one is already half done. I really really like this powder. It’s so finely milled and feels like silk! Will for sure replace this when it’s gone.
  • Lancôme Poudre Majeure Excellence– This is also a nice finely milled powder. For some reason I don’t tend to reach for it. Nothing wrong with it, but I just figured I might as well end it.
  • Dior Diorskin Nude Natural Glow Fresh Powder – This loose powder is amazing and looks so flawless on the skin! I had it for some years so I can just use it up, but I will pick up a new one.
  • Hope Girl Powder Compact – This is again a nice powder I just don’t reach for. Mostly because that plastic protection lid annoys me a bit, and I don’t see the point of it when it’s a pressed powder.

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This year I decided to add a highlighter instead of a blush! This is Colourpop Super Shock Highlighter in Lunch Money. Obviously I already hit pan, so my goal is to finish it completely. I think the super shock highlighters are pretty easy to pan, at least much easier than a regular powder highlight. The good thing about this is that it’s so subtle that I can use this as a base, and put another highlighter on top in case I want to get some use out of the rest of my collection.

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This Zoeva Brow Spectrum has been my go-to brow powders for all of last year. Still no pan in any of the shades, but they do show some considerable wear. My goal is to hit pan on three of the shades! I don’t think that will be a problem since I love this palette and reach for it all the time. This is the ultimate brow powders with all the options you need, and some brow bone highlighters in addition!

And now over to the really fun part, eyeshadow palettes! I picked out seven palettes this year so I am not intending on panning them completely, I just want to hit one shade in each palette. I have a lot of amazing palettes to play with so I am excited!

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Colourpop Fame I picked out because I wanted to have a nice cool toned palettes. I really like wearing cool toned eyeshadows during the dark season. Last year my cool toned palette was Zoeva En Taupe which I really like, but this year I decided to get some use out of this beauty from Colourpop.

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This is such a classic! The Lorac Pro Palette. Do you remember when everyone wanted this? To be fair almost everyone owned this. This was “the perfect neutral palettes” when the Urband Decay Naked hype had cooled off. I agree it does have everything you need, and I do thing the composition is better than in UD Naked. As you may see, I already do have a pan in this palette, and it is well loved. My goal is to reach one more pan.

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This one will be a challenge! The Morphe X Jaclynn Hill palette will be a challenge. I have used this a bit, and the eyeshadows don’t seem particularly easy to pan in contrast to Lorac and Colourpop, but I thing that since this is such a versatile palette I will get good use out of it, and hopefully hit pan in one shade. Either way, this palette really should be used some more.

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I had to have a Zoeva palette this year as well. Now I decided to hit pan in Zoeva Blanc Fusion. This palette is great for everyday neutral looks and I love the quality of it. The mattes are nice and those golds are like butter! This have barely been used so I am happy to blow some dust from it this year.

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The gorgeous Anastasia Soft Glam also had to join the panning party! Adding an Anastasia palette to a project pan is like doing yourself a big favor. They are very easy to pan. This just happen to be one of my very favorite Anastasia palettes so it felt natural to add this to the project. It does already show some wear but my guess is that I will have to use this for 4-6 weeks more before hitting any pan. So I probably have plenty of days to play with this!

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I tried to not pick more than one palette from each brand for this project. It felt natural to add a Tarte palette since I have a few of them and they are fairly easy to pan as well. Since I decided do add so many palettes I think it is necessary that I have palettes that are easy to pan. A Urband Decay Naked palette or a colourful Juvia’s Place palette would be too hard I think. But the Tarte formula is quite soft so you go through them quickly. This is Tarte Tartelette Toasted by the way. The neutrals are so gorgeous in this, and I love the metallic shades!

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Lastly I needed a fun colorful palette to play with, and the natural choice was September Rose Slush palette. When I first got this I had so much fun playing around with it, and it has so many yummy shades! Can’t wait to play around with this and create spring looks, sunset looks, rainbow looks and other colorful fun things!

And that’s all! I may add some stuff if I feel like it, but at least with eyeshadows and lip products I feel like I have more than enough to work with!

Do you have a project pan for 2019? What are your goals?

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