For the past 2 years, I’ve been doing project pans to finish up the makeup that I own. I don’t own a lot of makeup, but I also think it’s important not to buy a lot that you can never finish. It’s good for your wallet, and the environment too! I’ve been really successful with my project pans, and I hope that I’ll finish a lot more products this year.
The one thing I learned from 2018, was that lip products take a billion years to finish. I’m almost done a lipstick (Aquarius Lippie Stix by Colourpop), but it’s still going strong into 2019. That’s one product I know for sure will be finished this year. There were quite a bit of lip products that I gave away, or threw out because they were very old. However, I think in 2019, I won’t have that issue because I like all of my makeup products, and don’t own anything that’s ancient. I also realized that sometimes I use a product a lot without even noticing, and unexpectedly pan it. I’m pretty happy with my results this year, but I think I can do better in 2019.
Here is what I panned/finished in 2018: – Caramel eyeshadow by Too Faced – Beaches and Cream eyeshadow by Makeup Geek – Porter eyeshadow by Colourpop – Weenie eyeshadow by Colourpop – At The Beach Spray by Bath & Body Works – Peaches and Cream eyeshadow by Too Faced – Nectar eyeshadow by Too Faced – Wattles eyeshadow by Colourpop – L’oreal Eyebrow Definer in Dark Brunette – Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara – Maybelline Total Temptation Mascara – Maybelline Total Temptation Brow Pencil – Burt’s Bee’s lip balm
In 2019, I want to pan the following makeup products: – Pan 5 eyeshadows in the Too Faced Sweet Peach palette – Pan 5 eyeshadows in the ABH Modern Renaissance palette – Colourpop eyeshadow in Stereo – Milani Nude lip liner – MAC Morning Coffee lip liner – NYX lip liner in Nude – Annabelle lip liner in Boisenberry – MAC Amorous lipstick – Urban Decay Naked lipstick – Clinique liquid liner – Colourpop Mr. Bing eyeliner – Bite Beauty Agave Lip Masks in Candy Cane, Maple, and Natural – Burt’s Bees Lip Balm – Tarte Sensual Blush – Fenty Beauty Foundation in 130 – Rimmel Concealer in 125 – Elf highlighter in Moonlight Pearls – Essence Make Me Brow
Obviously, if I pan anything not on this list, that would be great as well. I want to make use of my products, so whatever I pan means I got my money’s worth! Hopefully, my 2019 results will be epic. What are you planning on panning this year? Let me know if you would like to see a mid-year results post.
The year is almost over, and I have completed my first project pan! I decided to do this with the intention of using up the makeup I own. I may not have a lot of makeup as other people, but I still think it’s important to be using the products you buy. What’s the point of having a whole bunch of makeup if it’s just collecting dust? After a few months of the project, I actually finished a few items! Yay!
This is a picture of the products before. I can’t believe how much I used!
I’m proud of myself for being able to finish a few makeup items this year. I didn’t end up panning, or finishing, everything I intended to, but I did use them more often! Some things I decluttered because I didn’t like the ingredients. The whole project taught me what makeup products I like, and what I really should skip on. For example, I loved the Too Faced lipstick, but I didn’t like the smell at all. Now, I know that I like sheer lipsticks, but I need to buy one that smells nice! I also figured out that I don’t like face powders that make me look powdery, and the Maybelline one does just that.
I hope that in 2018, I will be able to purchase some items that work better for me. It can be difficult to find your favourite makeup item, but after a few trials and errors, you might just find the right thing. That’s what I’m hoping for next year, that I’ll find a few more holy grail items to replace some of the things I have panned. And, who knows, maybe I’ll be doing another project pan next year.
I decided that before the new year begins, I would share my current makeup collection. I am someone who loves makeup, but I do not aspire to have a collection like many makeup bloggers. I don’t want to own 500 lipsticks, or 75 palettes. I may get more makeup throughout time, but I never want to own that much.
Although the weather is nowhere near fall-like, I’m already thinking about fall makeup looks. I tend to go for bolder, and darker looks in the fall and winter. I can still do a bold look in the summer, but it’s a bit harder when you’re sweating your makeup off in the heat. After looking at my makeup collection, I selected a few items that I love to wear during the fall and winter. Continue reading My Favourite Fall Makeup