Oh dear everyone, it seems that I have epic failed my 2019 Project Pan. How did this happen? I started off on the right foot, consistently reaching for all of these products with the mission of using up more than I bought. But somewhere along the way I lost interest in using the same makeup all year round and well, it fell apart.
I had a little bit of success in my Project Pan but I learned that I really don’t do great at forcing myself to do the same thing over and over. I get bored easily and I find it refreshing using a different eyeshadow palette each day and changing up my lipstick to fit my mood. Well, I promised you guys an update. Here it goes…
Related: My Past Project Pans
Pan that Palette Final Update
As I said in my previous update, I basically gave up on hitting pan on any of these shades. Do not pass go, do not collect $100. I think the ABH soft glam is a stunning, beautiful palette, but when I tried to limit myself to a specific palette I got a good old case of “don’t tell me how to live my life!”
Seriously, I’m like that. If someone tells me “You have to see this movie” or “you have to finish that video game” something in me is just like, hell no, don’t tell me what to do! And I think I experienced that a little bit in 2019 with this project pan. I rarely thought to reach for my ABH Soft Glam palette even though I raved about it in my review!
Makeup Project Pan Update #2
I DID finish the ColourPop No Filter Foundation in the last 1/4 of the year. I was so pleased to finally have it out of my collection, as a lot of you know already I really wasn’t a fan of this foundation. The stick version is much better, and that’s what I’m using now.
I’m also still working on the MUR Fast Base Stick Foundation. I was so excited about it when I got it in my first and only Makeup Revolution Haul at the end of 2018. I just haven’t been reaching for it because the color is slightly too pink for me on a regular day and because I got such an obvious tan in Thailand & Hawaii the pink is way off. I’ll still be working on this in 2020, I just won’t be updating this project on it’s progress.
My Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush has seen next to no use this year. I’ve been using the Elf Baked Blush a whole lot though, it’s my most reached for blush at the moment! I’m hoping that I can completely pan this blush in 2020.
I’ve also been using Pink Sand from the Too Faced Natural Face Palette and the Adore Blush Duo from Jouer. I’m not letting myself buy any more blush or bronzer in 2020. I have enough as is until I see some real panning progress.
My Private Party bronzer from ColourPop was discontinued from my project pan. I don’t really like the undertone, it’s too cool for my skin tone. I prefer bronzers that add a bit of that sunkissed warmth to my face and I just wasn’t a fan of Private Party.
My mini Becca Sunlit Bronzer (from the Becca Prime, Bronze & Glow Kit) has been on my face a lot lately, but not enough to see a noticeable dent. This color is perfect for me when I get a bit of a tan, but for most of the year it was a little too dark. I’m still working this shade right now, my vacation tan has allowed me to wear it much later in the Winter season than usual!
I haven’t made progress on my highlighters this year unfortunately. I don’t know if I’ll ever pan a full highlighter, but this is another category in my No-Buy for 2020. I am almost done a liquid highlighter from Becca though so I’m feeling a rather proud of myself for that!
I finished one lipstick this year. Only one! No more lipsticks allowed for me…
Nyx Lip Lingerie was almost empty when I decided to retire at the start of this year. It’s one of the oldest lipsticks in my collection, if not the oldest and it was way past its expiry date. Time to go!
My Ciaté Liquid velvet lipstick is in my main makeup bag right now and I’m hoping I’ll be able to finish it this winter while I’m loving berry tones on my lips.
Skincare Project Pan Update #2
I saw a lot of progress in the skincare department, which isn’t exactly surprising. I’ve been finishing up a ton of skincare lately, not just the products in my Project Pan! Let’s see how I did for 2019…
Lip Care & Hand Cream
Ok I have been terrible and keep forgetting that I even had this Bite Beauty Agave Kisses set in my project pan. I finished up quite a few lip balms recently, but I got six burt’s bees lip balms for Christmas so I’m set for the next three years..
When I got sick at the end of the year I really started reaching for the Agave Lip Mask, it’s actually such a great product! I don’t know why I haven’t been using it more but I’ll definitely be using it nightly from now on.
My Delectable Lemon hand cream from Cake Beauty is now around 1/4 full!! I’ll be reaching for this a lot more through the winter months than I was through the summer and I see myself having it finished up by the spring. Yes, it’s THAT dry in Alberta *cries*.
I finished up two mini body butters in 2019, and it’s a good thing too because my wonderful mother gave me one of The Body Shop’s advent calendars at the end of the year and I restocked a full size of the Shea Body Butter. Hydration for days!
I also finished up a mini from a past L’Occitane Advent calendar, the Almond body oil. I really enjoyed it as a bath oil, and I’ve been thinking about picking up another.
Fourth Ray Beauty Skin Hero Oil
I gave up on this oil this quarter. It sits on top of the skin and doesn’t absorb properly so I never want to put it on my face. I’m kind of over Fourth Ray beauty, their products never wow me. So I gave this oil an honest chance, it’s just not for me.
Instead of throwing it out though I decided to try my hand at making my own glow body oil! I was disappointed with all the glitter in my Sol Body Shimmering Dry Oil and was really interested in trying their glow oil, but then I saw a post from Joy where she made her own glowy body oil and it was just as good.
So I broke up part of an IBY Beauty highlighter that had been sitting in my collection unused since my last Topbox Review and mixed it all up. The result was really beautiful! So no product was wasted and I was able to use two products that were helplessly collecting dust.
Here’s another mini from my L’occitane Advent Calendar. I’ve been trying to use up my Arlessiene fragrance, but I generally don’t enjoy rose scents. My one exception is the Pixi by Petra Rose Ceramide cream, that face lotion is amazing!
But for perfumes I generally prefer sweet or spicy scents, not florals. I haven’t yet finished this mini, but I’m very close!
Products in this project:
ABH Soft Glam Palette
ColourPop No Filter Foundation
MUR Fast Base Stick Foundation
ColourPop Highlighter Palette
Becca Sunlit Bronzer
Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush
Elf Baked Blush
Tarte Matte Lip Paint NYX Lip Lingerie
Ciate Liquid Velvet
The Body Shop Satsuma Body Butter
Cake Beauty Lemon Hand Cream
Fourth Ray Beauty Skin Hero Oil
L’Occitane Almond Oil L’Occitane Arlessiene Eau De Toilette
Thank you for reading! Did you do a project pan last year? I hope you did better than me! Happy panning in 2020 x