Project Pan #1 – Final Update

Hello, everyone! This post was supposed to go up on Monday, but it’s been such a crazy week that I kept forgetting to post it. Today I am sharing with you my final update on the Project Pan I’ve been working on for the last six months. Read on to see my final progress on these products!

What these products looked like in January
What these products look like at the end of June.

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Poured Crème Highlighter in Moonstone

6 months later, and I’m nowhere close to seeing any pan! It was pretty silly to think I would be able to finish a freaking highlighter, which are notoriously difficult to finish, when it was still fairly new to my collection at the beginning of the year. I enjoyed using this highlighter enormously, but I used it so often that I’ve gotten sick of it – I can’t express how excited I am to start using different highlighters in my collection for the next half of the year!

NYX High Definition Blush in Taupe

Look at this, I’m done with this blush! Okay, so I still have some crumbles to finish up, but would you not agree that it’s fair to say that this one is as good as done? I need to buy another one of these stat, because I’ve gotten so used to contouring that I don’t think I can go without it!

Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Paaaarty

Oooh, not quite there on completely finishing this up, but very close on this one! I started seeing baby pan on this at the end of April, and continued making progress in May and June. Hint: Since I’m on a role with this blush, you may be seeing this in my second Project Pan, because I would really like to finish this!


Bath and Body Works Waikiki Beach Coconut Perfume

This perfume is now completely empty; I managed to get the final few spritzes early last week and then called it done! As accomplished as I feel to have it finished, I am sad that it’s no longer in my collection because it’s a bit of a nostalgic scent for me, AND the bottle is really pretty when there’s liquid inside – I’ll miss seeing this sitting on my dresser!


Jack Black Lip Balm

I had two of these lip balms in my Project Pan; the one I kept on my desk at work is finished, but the one that sits on my bedside table still has quite a bit left. I think I’m okay with that though, considering these lip balms have SPF. I will probably move the remaining one from my bedside table to my purse for the summer!

Kiehl’s Lip Balm in Mango

This one still has quite a ways to go. I was planning on throwing this out at the end of this Project Pan, but I feel like I’ve been enjoying this more than I have in the last five months. I think I’ll keep it for a bit longer before making a final decision on this one.

Bite Beauty Luminous Crème lipstick in Shiraz

I finished in April and I have no idea where the tube went – it’s not in my bag of empties that I was saving for my Empties post!


AG Conditioning Mist

I’m soooo close with this one, but not quite there yet. I think there’s about two weeks’ worth of use left, but I feel like I made quite a dent on it during the last two months. I’m continuing to finish this – I’m excited to have it used up.

Urban Decay Weightless Skin Liquid Makeup

I finished this foundation off during the first week of May! I did enjoy this foundation and would recommend it, but I won’t be repurchasing it any time soon. I would like to try some foundations from other brands first!

Shiseido Ibuki Refining Moisturizer Enriched

Honestly, I started using this in April and decided to stop using this a few days into May. I don’t remember what the texture was like when I first bought this, but when I started picking it up again in April, it was super greasy, just sat on top of my skin, and pilled whenever I tried to apply other skincare or base makeup on top. Not sure if the formula has gone bad, or if my tastes in skincare have changed since I started using this moisturizer, but I just didn’t like it at all. I’ll call this one a forfeit!




Urban Decay 24/7 Dual-Ended Pencil Liner

Unfortunately, I didn’t manage to use this up in the six-month time span, but I feel like I really made some good progress in the last two months!

Urban Decay 24/7 Pencil Liner in Underground

I haven’t bothered using this since the end of April – it’s too small and annoying to use. The pencil is just a tiny nub now and is even shorter than the cap – I think I would just call this good and done!



And here’s my progress by weight! Not surprisingly, the ones with the biggest difference in weight since the end of February were the liquid products.

I am pretty happy with my progress in the last 5 months! I completely finished seven out of eleven products, threw one out, and am close to finishing one. I am doing another Project Pan for the second half of the year, so stay tuned next week to see what I pick for my second Project Pan!


13 thoughts on “Project Pan #1 – Final Update

  1. Great job on your project pan! I think that nyx blush is as good as done, otherwise the crumbles will get everywhere lol. I’m so impressed that you were able to use up the Tarte blush! I’m still working on mine, no trace of pan yet.
    I’m looking forward to seeing what you pick for your next project pan!


  2. Well done!! You did a pretty good job! I finished a powder last week (Rimmel Stay Matte) and it was annoying trying to use up the crumbs. I just couldn’t bother with the last bit of crumbs so just called it quits. Powders are just impossible to use every bit off once they crumble.

    You were ambitious in selecting a highlighter LOL. I have been using the same makeup products everyday. The only thing I might switch is the foundation/base but it’s only between like 2 other choices. Already, I’m seeing some project pans on its way and it’s so satisfying. 🙂

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    • Ooh congrats on finishing that Rimmel powder! I know, the crumbs are super annoying lol. I’ve thought about throwing it away but part of me just wants to finish it up entirely…

      The satisfaction of finishing up a product completely is so great! You really feel like you get your money’s worth.


  3. Final update already – time flies! 🙂
    It’s soooo satisfying to see the before and after shot of that NYX Blush in Taupe. Round of applause!!! I think that shade is pure perfection for contouring – plus, it’s not pricy at all. Definitely repurchase-worthy item.
    I decided to give away my Tarte blush in Paaaarty since she loves it and was sad that it’s a small pan – I just don’t love Tarte blush formulas personally.

    So amazing that you finished up that whole bottle of BBW Waikiki Beach perfume. I’m about half way through mine and I’ve been making a conscious effort to use it lately. If BBW re-released it, would you consider buying it?

    Oh no… the Bite lipstick in Shiraz – it’s sad when an empties container disappears. Do you think your hubs tossed it to be helpful?

    That’s odd about the Shiseido Ibuki moisturizer – I’d say maybe the product isn’t as suited for warmer months?

    I’m really close to finishing off a nub of an eyeliner (MUFE Aqua Eyes in Light Taupe – my HG but discontinued) and it’s so fiddly to hold but I want to hang onto it for as long as possible. 😛

    Finishing 7 out of 11 is very admirable! Well done! Can’t wait to see what are your next Project Pan victims selections. 😀

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    • Hahaha I’m glad you found the before and after shots satisfying! Yes, I remember you don’t like the Tarte blush formulas. I find they vary from shade to shade – I really like Paaarty!

      I would totally repurchase the BBW Waikiki Beach Coconut if it was re-released! Thank you again for gifting it to me!

      It is totally plausible that the hubs would throw it out in an effort to keep the house clean, but I actually ended up finding it after posting this blog post! I accidentally put it in the bag that I keep my MAC empties in for Back to MAC 😛

      Hmm, I never thought about the warmer weather affecting it. It could very well be the case!

      Ooooh congrats on almost finishing the MUFE eyeliner! It’s so satisfying to finish eyeliners…unless they are discontinued, that is!


  4. Great job, you finished so many things! I can’t believe the progress you made on that Tarte blush – I’m jealous because I had a Tarte blush in my PP from last year and I didn’t even hit a hint of pan on it! I’m throwing a bunch of those UD eyeliners in my project pan, all of mine are getting old but I find they take forever to use up! I just want to get rid of them now.

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    • The Tarte blush I was panning was the mini from last year’s Sephora birthday gift – I definitely wouldn’t be able to finish a full size! Okay, good to know that I’m not the only one who takes YEARS to finish up those UD eyeliners. I’m feeling the same way as you in terms of wanting to just get rid of them!


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