Project Pan Update April 2021

Hey guys! So today I am giving you my update on my project pan. It’s been four months since I picked the products so I thought it was time to do a little review. For those of you who didn’t read my first post and don’t know what a project pan is, I’ll quickly re-explain. I picked five products that I’m trying to either hit pan or finish. I’m going to show you my progress and also decide if I want to stick with these products or switch it up.

So the first product is my Colourpop x Kathleen Lights Dream St palette. Sorry, this product is discontinued but that’s kind of the reason why I picked it. That way I can get some use out of it. I will say though that I haven’t used this palette very much. To be fair, I’ve tested numerous eyeshadow palettes in the past couple of months so I haven’t been able to use it as much. My goal was to hit pan in four different shades and I’m far from it. I didn’t realize how much work it takes to pan a product. I’m going to stick with this palette because I’m determined to hit pan in at least one of the shades in this palette!

The next product is the BareMinerals Translucent Powder Duo – another discontinued product. I have made tremendous progress with the matte side. In the beginning, the powder was still pretty square and was just starting to have some holes in it. By the way, the product has holes in it because it’s a baked powder. Now there is a large dip in the product and it’s covered in holes. I’m pretty proud of the matte side. The glow side, on the other hand, I’m not a fan of. I find the highlight to be very pale and therefore leaves a white stripe on my face. So I’ve given up on that side. I will continue using the matte side until I finish it.

I have decided to pick a new highlight since I don’t like BareMinerals one. I have decided to pick the Temptu Liquid Glow. I got this in my very first Boxycharm – so it’s time to use it up. Also with the weather turning warmer, I thought it would be nice to switch to a liquid since I prefer liquids and creams in the summer. It’s about half full, so ideally I would like to get it down to a quarter by my update in July.

The next product is the Wander Beauty Trip for Two Blush and Bronzer Duo. I’ve made good progress on the bronzer. Even just comparing the two pans, the bronzer is significantly lower down than the blush. I’m surprised I haven’t made more of an impact in the blush. I did test the Colourpop blushes so that could be a reason. I also think I just use less blush than bronzer. I apply bronzer all over my faces and quite heavily, whereas blush I only use a little. I debated whether or not I wanted to switch up these products. Because I am getting tired of using them and I do like using creams in the summer. But I feel like I’m close to hitting pan on the bronzer. I think once I hit pan on the bronzer I’ll switch up my bronzer and blush.

Next product is my lip gloss, the MAC Cremesheen Glass in the shade Calypso Beat. The formula still exists but the shade is discontinued. When the lip gloss is upright and settles, I can see that there is about half of it left. I can also swirl the wand around and see through the gloss. I’m pretty proud of this progress. I want to continue using this gloss and ideally finish it. I think I can do it.

The final product is the Maybelline Lipstick Colour Sensational in Nearly Nude. It’s hard to compare in the photo if I’ve made progress. I should have measured the bullet accurately to tell if I’ve made progress. (For future reference, I have measured it and it’s currently at 1.2cm.) I think I’ve made progress though. I do try to wear this lipstick as much as possible. I’m going to continue to use this lipstick because I think I can finish it. Something I do to help change it up is I pair different lip liners and it helps change the tone of the lipstick. So it doesn’t feel like I’m wearing the same lipstick all the time.

And that is my update on my project pan situation. I haven’t hit pan on anything yet but I’ve made some decent progress. I’m only switching up one product. We’ll see how much progress I can make on it! Let me know in the comments if you have any questions about these products.

xoxo

Lea

Product of the Month Update & Project Pan 2021

Hey guys! So today I am giving an update about my product of the month series and introducing my project pan. I have been doing my product of the month series for just over a year but decided I wanted to do things a little differently this year. My product of the month series was good when I was wearing makeup every day and testing out many different products. But my makeup habits have changed and the series doesn’t make sense to me anymore. So I will share my thoughts on my December products and then introduce my project pan, which will be replacing this series.

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The first product I picked for December was the Ace Beaute Bronzed in Paradise Palette. I enjoyed using this palette. I’m usually not a huge fan of face palettes, but the shades of this one work perfectly that I can use it on my face and my eyes. The powders blend beautifully and are easy to use. I enjoy this palette and will continue using it.

The second product was the Colourpop Jelly Much Shadow in Whistlin’ Pixie. I picked this product because it’s almost dried out and I wanted to get some use out of it. This is such a beautiful shade. This is a beautiful warm brown and it has gold glitter running throughout it. It’s really pretty and I loved it every time I wore it. But it’s dried out so it doesn’t make sense for me to keep it, especially because I have similar shades in my collection.

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Now it’s time to introduce my project pan. For those of you who don’t know what project pan is, it’s a makeup challenge where you try and finish your makeup. The term pan is when you can see the bottom of a powder product. There are many different versions of this challenge, so I’m just going to pick what makes sense for me.

I have picked five products to begin my project pan. These are from categories that I have the most makeup. I am going to try and use these products as much as possible but I won’t restrict myself from using other products if it’s for a certain occasion and/or makeup look. I’m going to give an update every three months. I might decide to switch up a product or continue, depending on my mood. We’ll see how it goes. Today I will be sharing the products I have selected and the goals I have for the next three months.

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The first product is the Colourpop x Kathleen Lights Dream St palette. This palette has been discontinued so it’s not very fair of me to use it in normal posts since you guys can’t purchase it. But it doesn’t make sense for me to not use it. So I thought it would be perfect for a project pan. I would like to hit pan on Shooting Star and Magical and one other matte shade. I would also like to hit pan on Moony and one other shimmer as well. We’ll see how it goes!

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The next product is the bareMinerals Translucent Powder Duo. I just found out while writing this post that this product has also been discontinued, which seems to be a running theme in my selections. I got this powder in 2017 so it’s old (and probably expired). I picked this because it has a translucent side and a glowy side that I can use as a highlight. I’ve made a pretty good dent on the matte side but would love to use up more of the glow side as well.

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I thoughts about using an individual blush and bronzer, but I rarely use my face palettes so I thought it would be smart to use one of those instead. I decided to pick my Wander Beauty Trip for Two palette. I like both the bronzer and blush so I don’t think I’ll hate using this for three months. The bronzer is well used and would love to hit pan on it. The blush hasn’t been used as much so I would love to just make a sizeable dent.

I decided to pick a lipstick and lip gloss since I have a large collection of both that I don’t often use. The lipstick I picked is one of the older ones in my collection: the Maybelline Matte Lipstick in Daringly Nude. I thought it would be good to use a nude since then I can wear it more often. And for gloss, I picked the MAC Cremesheen Glass lip gloss. The shade I have is discontinued so that’s why I want to use it up. I’ve made a pretty good dent in both of these, so ideally I would love to finish or get close to finishing these in the next three months.

And that is my project pan! Let me know if you’ve ever done a project pan before, and if so please leave me some tips to help me out. I will be posting my update at the beginning of April so stay tuned for that!

xoxo

Lea

Products of the Month – March 2020

Hey guys! So today I am giving my thoughts on my February products and sharing the products I have selected for March. I feel like I didn’t talk about them much on my Instagram because I was busy talking about new products. I also choose two base products, which are never as fun as eyeshadow haha.

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So the first product which was new to me was Physicians Formula Organic Wear Sculpting Bronzer. I bought the product after hearing Tati talk about it. I don’t any creme contour sticks and wanted to try one out. A little goes a long way with this creme bronzer. I was hoping to get down to the edge of the tube and I am nowhere close to it. This bronzer is pigmented by is easy to blend. While it’s fun to draw stripes on my face and then blend it out, I find that it looks the best when I apply it to a brush before my face. Also for a creme product, it’s pretty long-wearing. I like this bronzer!

The second product was the Milani Powder Blush in Tea Rose. Not going to lie, it looks like I barely made any progress on this blush. Honestly, I tried to use this often but sometimes I needed a different blush shade besides pink. I did do a cute look using it as an eyeshadow for Valentine’s Day. Overall I love this blush and the quality is great but for my personal life, I need more variety in blushes than just one for a month.

Now for March, I have picked three products. I am hoping for the first time to finish a product this month, which is why I have selected three.

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The first is the Benefit POREfessional Face Primer. This was the first primer I ever purchased (not this exact one, I have repurchased it). This primer was so popular four years ago. Well, I’ve had this one for a while and I’m almost done it so I think it’s time for me to finish it off! The second primer is also a cult-classic, the Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer. They have changed the packaging since I’ve bought this one. I haven’t used pore-filling primers in a while, so I think it’s time to try them out again!

And the other product I have selected is the Colourpop x Kathleen Lights Dream St. palette. This is just such a beautiful palette that I haven’t used much in awhile. I think it will be fun to play with this!

And those are my products for this month. Let me know if you have any questions about my February products. I would also love suggestions for my April products!

xoxo

Lea

Products of the Month – November 2019

Hey guys! So this is a new series I want to start on my blog. After decluttering my makeup collection (post coming soon!) and watching a few project pan/no buy videos, I wanted to implement something myself.

So the plan is for every month (except this one lol) I will pick a products that I am going to focus on using. I will try and use those products as much as possible. Then the first Tuesday of the next month I will give an update and pick new products for the month!

I have selected two products for this month. The first is the Colourpop Element of Surprise palette. Now unfortunately I just realized that it’s unavailable anymore. But I think it’s good for me to use up products. So all month long I am going to focus on only creating eyeshadow looks using this palette. Next month I promise I will select a palette that is still available lol!

The other product I have selected in the Steve Laurant Lip Liner. I have a bunch of lip liners in my collection, but I never use them. So since this one is basically brand new – I only got it in my Boxycharm three months ago – I thought it would be good to get some use of it.

So I have included some photos of what the products look like now, and in my update I will share if I have made any progress and my thoughts on the products after using them for a month!

I would love if you guys would join me in this journey! Let me know if you are working on any project pans in the comments below!

xoxo

Lea