2018 Project Pan – Part 1

Last week, I shared a blog post on my 2018 beauty goals, and one of the goals was doing a Project Pan. I’ve decided to try doing two Project Pans this year – one for the first half of the year, and another for the second half of the year with a different set of products. Today’s post is on my first Project Pan. Read on to see which products I have chosen to try and hit pan on from January to June!


1. Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Poured Creme Highlighter in Moonstone

I own so many highlighters that I’m pretty sure I will be able to pass them onto my grandchildren one day. I’ve been incorporating highlighting into my routine for the past few months, and somehow it still looks like I’ve barely even touched any of them. Although this one is the newest highlighter to be added to my collection and therefore I will likely not actually hit pan on it, I think I have the best chance at making a decent dent in it compared to the other highlighters. It’s also a cream product, which means it’ll go bad quicker than my powder highlighters, so I would like to try using this more frequently while it’s still good.

2. NYX High Definition Blush in Taupe

As you can see, I have LOVED this blush (which I use as a contour powder) in 2017 and I’ve already hit pan on it. For 2018, I’m going to try to finish this product up!

3. Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Paaarty

This might be cheating a little since it’s only a deluxe sample (it came with the 2017 Sephora birthday set) but it’s quite a generous sample, and I feel that most people wouldn’t be able to finish it unless they actually. Then again, it takes me four times as long to finish a product than the average person, so who knows. Either way, I fell in love with this shade after picking it up in May. Similar to the Becca highlighter, I probably won’t be able to hit pan, but I think I can make a pretty good dent in it.


4. Shiseido Ibuki Refining Moisturizer Enriched

I’ve owned this for a while but neglected it in favour of other moisturizers that have come into my skincare collection. There’s about a quarter of a jar left, so I’m hoping to use this up in the next few months.

5. Urban Decay Naked Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup

I don’t wear foundation very often; until recently, I only wore it when we had plans with friends or family, or for special occasions like parties or weddings. Lately, I’ve been wearing it daily and have been enjoying the way it looks on my skin. However, I’ve owned this foundation for two years because of my infrequent use. It hasn’t gone bad yet (the scent hasn’t changed) but I should probably use it up.

6. AG Conditioning Mist Detangling Spray

I purchased this in July and it’s a pretty good leave-in conditioner, but I’ve found a better one since. There’s only half a bottle left, and I would like to finish it so it’s no longer part of my stash.


7. Bite Beauty Luminous Creme Lipstick in Shiraz

This lipstick is old. Old, as in Bite Beauty stopped making the Luminous Creme line in 2016 and replaced it with the Amuse Bouche lipsticks. I really love this lipstick, but to be honest, I’m getting a little sick of the shade. My goal is to use it up so that I feel justified in buying another lipstick! haha.

8. Kiehl’s Lip Balm in Mango

I do not like this lip balm much at all; while it smells delicious, the formula is too thin and greasy, and I dislike the applicator. I would like to use this lip balm up just so that I can say I have finished it and move on to better balms.

9. Jack Black Moisture Therapy Lip Balm (x2)

I first heard about Jack Black lip balm from Temptalia years ago, and have been using their lip balms since. I’ve gone through at least a dozen of these, and I have these two tubes left in my stash. I think in 2018 I would like to branch out and try other brands. But first, I want to finish what I have, and these two are the last remaining Jack Black lip balms in my collection.


10. Bath and Body Works Waikiki Beach Coconut Perfume

I received this perfume from Stashy at the beginning of 2016 in her 1st Blogiversary giveaway – if I remember correctly, I wasn’t supposed to have received this, but she included it for me because she knew I loved the scent and because Waikiki has a sentimental meaning for me. Seriously, how sweet is she! This perfume smells divine, but I’ve been really bad at remembering to apply perfumes every time I go out for the past few years (example: even on my wedding day, I forgot to wear the perfume I had been planning on wearing for YEARS #fail). This year, I’m really going to make an effort to remember to use my perfumes, starting with this one!

11. Urban Decay 24/7 Dual-Ended Pencil Liner in Perversion and Demolition

This double-ended pencil liner came with one of this Sephora Collection Give Me Some Liner that I bought maybe three years ago. I think it’s getting old, but it hasn’t dried out yet. These aren’t my favourite pencil liners, so I  would like to finish this one off this year.

12. Urban Decay 24/7 Pencil Liner in Underground

This came in a set of travel-sized UD pencil liners that I bought a few years ago, and this is the last one I have left out of the set. I use it exclusively on my lower lashline, but it’s a step that I always skip, so I don’t use it often. As you can tell, I’m close to finishing it but I needed to put it in my Project Pan as an extra push to finish it up these next few months.

In total, I have 13 products (if I count the two Jack Black lip balms as separate items) to try and hit pan/finish off this year. I thought about the best way to go about measuring my progress – depending on the products, it’s sometimes hard to tell how much you’ve used it from appearance alone, especially with powder products. I decided the best method was to take a page out Stashy’s book, who did a Project Pan early last year and weighed her items. I have done an initial weigh-in, which you’ll see below. When I do my (hopefully) monthly check-ins, I’ll weigh them then as well. Hopefully by the end of June, I will have made some progress!


Unfortunately, our food scale at home doesn’t have very low increments of measurements – it’s rather ridiculous that I’m measuring in kilograms, but if I measured it in grams, it only displays in two digits (eg. the AG detangling spray would show as 24g) – I’m hoping the kilograms will give a little more accuracy, but we’ll see. The UD Underground pencil liner didn’t even register on the scale, but that’s okay, since I’ll be able to tell visually with that one.

I’m looking forward to attempting to use up these products! Are there any products you plan on finishing up this year?
















18 thoughts on “2018 Project Pan – Part 1

  1. Well look at all that pan in your NYX Taupe! I love that thing as contour too! How often do you contour? I’d say that I forget to do it a lot… I just don’t know how to people are contour daily (their nose, their forehead – what!)

    How do you like the Shiseido Ibuki moisturizer? I’ve only tried a serum and a light moisturizer (in a pump) – they were good but I didn’t repurchase.

    I feel similarly about the Kiehl’s lip balms now but at one point I really liked them and owned all the flavours. Funny how tastes change.

    I think your bottle of Waikiki Beach Coconut perfume is more used up than mine! I need to get on that too! I try to wear just 1 spritz on most days but it’s one of those steps that’s not mandatory… unlike, say, putting on my brows. 😛

    I’m telling you – a micron scale is what you need! 😆 Looking forward to seeing those weight go down! Like a diet for your makeup… haha

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    • I got into the habit of contouring every day, which is why it got used up so quickly! Just lightly on my cheekbones though…I don’t even know how to contour my nose haha. In general, contouring is probably a skippable step 😛

      Eh, the Ibuki moisturizer is okay – not great, but not bad. I wouldn’t repurchase either.

      It’s too bad the formula isn’t great, because there are so many yummy scents in the Kiehl’s lip balm. Pear? Yum!

      Agreed, brows definitely come before smelling like tropical paradise! I used to use perfume every day, but now I’m lucky if I remember to wear it twice a week.

      Haha a micron scale is definitely needed for something like a highlighter. Hopefully the weight WILL go down XD


  2. Wow! Well done to even hit pan on a blush! I have yet to hit pan on any blush products! But definitely don’t see it happening any time soon with blushes…doesn’t even look like there’s a dent in a lot of them. 😂 So far in my lifetime (honestly LOL), I have finished 2 powders, a foundation, a bb cream and a primer. I am not counting mascaras obviously.

    Right now, I’ve hit pan on Rimmel Stay Matte powder for ages, so I’m hoping to finish it this year. My best bet is in the warmer months though since I don’t seem to need a lot of powder this winter.

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  3. I love that you kept this project manageable, makeup products take so long to use up sometimes. Even perfumes seem to take me forever to finish. That is SO sweet that Stashy included the extra perfume in her giveaway for you!

    I love that Tarte Blush! I’ve been using it for two months straight. Good luck with your project pan!

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    • I really *hope* it’s manageable haha, makeup is SO hard to finish! Yes, Stashy was so thoughtful to send me that extra perfume 🙂

      That Tarte blush is gorgeous, right? Looks nice on a lot of skin tones, I think!


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