In an effort to move toward a more minimal lifestyle I am trying to work through my makeup collection. After five years of beauty blogging that was heavy on reviews, I accumulated a lot of product. When I officially ended my blog, I did a massive declutter of products that I no longer needed. Now my goal is to use up what I have left. So, with that goal in mind, I am participating in a Project 10 Pan with a Facebook beauty group that I’m a part of. It’s a three month long challenge with the goal of using up or hitting pan on 10 products. These projects have been gaining popularity on Youtube and Instagram for the last couple of years, but I have never participated in one. From what I’ve gathered, a major factor in successfully completing one of these panning projects is accountability. I’ll be doing quick check-ins with my facebook group, but I want to go into more detail about my progress here. This post will introduce each product and show my starting point. I will do an update at the one and two month marks, and then a finale after three months. So, after all of that build up, let’s get into the products.
My first two products are the Michael Todd Liposome Antioxidant Moisturizer and Michael Todd Cranberry Antiox toner. I am estimating that both of them have around a third left in their bottles. I can’t really check or mark them up, but that’s what it feels like to me. These are pretty straightforward and I should have no trouble using them up.
I have two primers in my challenge, the Smashbox Photo Finish Primer and the Becca Backlight Priming Filter. I received two deluxe size samples of the Becca Priming Filter, so I am trying to get through this one so that the backup doesn’t just sit in my collection. It’s not a product that I would normally go for, but I do like it. The Smashbox primer is my favorite, so if I have problems with the Becca, I can fall back on something that I know that I love.
The next product that I want to use up is the Revlon Colorstay Whipped Foundation. I really like this formula and this is the second jar that I’ve used. A little goes a long way with this, so you don’t have to use very much. The jar is about halfway empty, so I am hoping to get through it in the three month time frame, but this is an ambitious choice.
For color cosmetics, I chose the Colourpop Blush Between the Sheets and the Coastal Scents Hot Pot in Timeless Taupe. Colourpop products have a pretty short shelf life, so I don’t want them to sit in my collection. I really like this formula, and Between the Sheets is a lovely shade. There is just the teeniest bit of pan showing, but there isn’t a lot of product in the jar, so I think I’ll be able to use it up pretty easily. I use Timeless Taupe for my eyebrow shade. I was encouraged by the amount of pan that I am starting with. I don’t know if I’ll be able to use up the shadow in the three month time limit, but I want to try. At the very least, I want to make some serious progress on expanding that pan.
My final three items are all lip products. I chose the Maybelline Color Whisper in Made it Mauve, the Fresh Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment in Berry, and the Nivea Lip Balm in Milk & Honey. Made it Mauve is a product that I love, but that is getting pretty old and I want to use up before ir goes bad. I have a good portion of the tube to go through, and I don’t know if I’ll make it. I’ll consider it a success if I can get through half the product. The Fresh Sugar in Berry is also getting old. I’m pretty close to the end, so I should be able to get through it. The Nivea Lip Balm is going to be very easy for me to finish. It’s my favorite formula of lip balm and I tend to blast through these. If I fail with everything else, at least I know I’ll be successful getting through the lip balm.
So those are my 10 products. I’m excited to get started. Now that I am no longer blogging about beauty, I feel like I can finally dig into what I have. I’ve done a pretty good job over the last year or two at cutting back on the new products that I bring in, but I still have so much. I created a huge list of 100 products that I want to use up throughout 2017, not just makeup, but body and skin care too. I am hoping to participate in several of these smaller seasonal panning projects to help me along with that master list. Wish me luck!