I LOVE makeup and I am pretty sure that is obvious on this blog. However, with my upcoming move, granted in April, I need to clear out a few items. I only have a small, four-door car to carry my girls and I cross country. That being said, there is limited space. I need to clear out as many items as possible before then. What better way then to do some panning projects, especially if they incorporate my favorite holiday?
Obviously, I did not come up with this concept. I’m not sure how long this project has been going on for, years at least, but I recently saw a few panners on YouTube that I follow put up their intro videos. And I thought, perfect! So I’m hoping on this train and getting involved. I will list their information at the bottom, just in case you are interested.
I came up with another project pan idea, that I’ll post later, but for right now I am going to post the 13 items that I would either like to use up or hit pan on. I know some of the girls picked their products based off of Halloween, but I picked mine based off of a different idea.
First, I am trying to move towards a completely cruelty-free collection. Second, there are items in my collection that I KNOW will not work in Texas. Texas is hella hot and hella humid. Makeup literally used to melt off my face. So, clearly, my super dewy products are NOT going to work. Lastly, I have tons of duplicate products. I’m tired of my collection growing and having the same types and tones of products. For what purpose? FOMO, pretty packaging, being one shade darker or lighter? It’s ridiculous. So without further ado, let’s get into it!
1. Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup* ($40 US)
I absolutely adore this foundation. So, you might be wondering, why do I want to use it up? Well, it is my oldest foundation and I don’t have too much product left. I don’t want to bring along a 1/3 full bottle of foundation. I will definitely repurchase this foundation when I use up all of my other ones and after I get situated back down in Texas.
2. Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Dark Circles Treatment Concealer* ($9.99 US)
This is a nice concealer, but not cruelty-free. I think I have only finished up one concealer in my lifetime. It would be nice to add another one to that list. This is a super creamy formula, doesn’t crease too bad under my eyes, but if it was cruelty-free, I would not repurchase it. I truly don’t feel it will work well under the heat and humidity of Texas.
3. Rimmel Stay Matte Long Lasting Pressed Powder* ($3.99 US)
I do enjoy this powder for setting my under-eyes and face, but I don’t feel like it actually keeps me matte. It has definitely been a great touch up powder because it doesn’t get heavy or cakey on my face. But alas, Rimmel is not a cruelty-free brand.
4. Wet N Wild Photofocus Pressed Powder* ($4.99 US)
This is an okay powder, not horrible, not great. I have hit some major pan on this product and after I finish up the Rimmel powder, I would really like to finish up this one as well. I don’t think finishing up two powders in 3 months will be too hard. Although, I say that now, we will find out later won’t we? Wet N Wild is a cruelty-free brand but I don’t feel strongly enough about this powder in order to repurchase it.
5. Milani Make It Last Setting Spray* ($9.99 US)
I have a total of 3 setting sprays and no one needs that many. Granted, I know there are tons of people that have more than I do, but I do not need that many. I do enjoy this setting spray and I would absolutely repurchase it, once I use up this one and the other two. I need to stop having such a large backstock, it is unnecessary. I just need to have on hand what I need and stop wasting money.
6. Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz* ($21 US)
Oh, I love, love, love this product. This is my most repurchased product. I have gone through at least 8 of these since really getting into makeup. Ebony is a little too warm for my skin tone at the moment. So I just want to use this up and when I use up my other products, repurchase it in Granite. I don’t know why I posted a picture of the starting point because unfortunately I broke my pencil and had to shove it back in. So I might not be able to do updates on paper, but we shall see.
7. Catrice Prime and Fine Professional Contouring Palette* ($7.99 US)
This is another loved product of mine. It was such a great recommendation from Taylor of ThaTaylaa. As you can see from below, I have hit some major pan on the contour shade. My goal for this is to use up the contour shade and to just hit pan on the highlight shade. I chose this product because of how much pan I have already hit. Once I use up other contour products, this is going to be a definite repurchase.
8. No7 Match Made Bronzer* ($12.99 US)
This is a matte bronzer that I actually won in a giveaway. It is a nice bronzer but I feel it pulls a little too orange on my skin tone. I want to look like a bronzed badass, not an Oompaloompa. The formula isn’t bad at all, little powdery, which I really don’t mine. But I would not personally purchase this item. Also, the cruelty-free status on this brand is unclear. Now, I definitely don’t think I can finish this product in 3 months, but I would at least like to hit pan on it.
9. Pur Correcting Primer in Illuminate & Glow (discontinued)
I have no idea how I feel about this primer. I have used it a handful of times but don’t remember a thing about it. This is also the oldest primer in my collection. I have no idea if I can finish up this primer in 3 months, but I am definitely going to give it a go.
10. Wet N Wild Brulee Single Eyeshadow ($0.99 US)
This is such a wonderful single eyeshadow, however, my problem is that I never reach for singles, I always reach for palettes. This is such a creamy creme shade that works wonderfully on my skin tone, but in several of my palettes, I have this shade. Even if I didn’t, I would just use my face powder to set my eyeshadow base and use as an all over lid shade. So I would like to use this up and get it out of my collection.
11. Bath & Body Works Sensual Amber Fine Fragrance Mist* ($14 US)
I currently have three bottles of this in my stash. 3. Seriously, who needs that many fragrance mists? That is not including my perfumes. And I’m not using them. They are just sitting. I have the Thousand Wishes fragrance mist from Bath & Body Works as well that I am almost finished with so I have definitely been getting into the habit of using them. I do love this scent, hell, I have 5 of the body washes (ridiculous right) in my back stock as well. Unfortunately, as much as I would like to repurchase when I do run out, Bath & Body Works changed their policy and now sell in mainland China, which requires animal testing.
12. Elizabeth and James Nirvana Amethyst Rollerball* ($28 US)
Elizabeth and James Nirvana Black and Bourbon are two of my favorite scents ever. I picked up this Amethyst Rollerball on a whim and although it is a nice fragrance, it turns too powdery on my skin. So I just would like to use it up.
13. Elizabeth and James Nirvana Black Dry Shampoo* ($28 US)
This scent is so alluring and sexy. I would love to just bathe in it. This dry shampoo works really well, but it does take a bit of time to work it through and get rid of the powdery residue. If you have light brown to blonde hair you would love this. Unfortunately, I have dark hair and it shows up. I can totally get over that and use it, however, I want to use it up because I don’t use dry shampoos. I have never gotten into the habit of using them, nor do I want to. My hair is used to being washed once a week and by the end of the week, it is not super oily. So I really don’t have any use for dry shampoos.
Well, that does it for my 13 products for this project. My first update I plan for is around the end of August. I’ll do 2 updates and then the finale. I have attempted one project pan challenge in the past but failed miserably, with this one I hope to have greater success. Especially since I do have something motivating me to work through my products. So wish me luck and until next time!
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