Hello everyone! Last year, I participated in two Project Pans, which not only helped me get a lot of use out of certain makeup products from my collection, but actually use up a lot of them too. While the satisfaction of completing a Project Pan outweighed the negatives of having to use the same products over and over, I simply need a break from them right now.
Instead of doing a Project Pan this year, I thought I would choose a handful of products to focus on each month. This idea comes from my friend Nicole from Pretty Ruff Life, who did her Makeup Focus posts for the entirety of last year. Unlike my Project Pan, I don’t intend on using these products every single day as I still want to get reviews out, but these products will be largely featured in my makeup and skincare routine for the month – out of 7 days of the week, I plan to use them for about 3 or 4 days. At the end of the month, I’ll do an update to see where I’m at with these products and how often I actually ended up using them throughout the month! Onwards to see what I’m focusing on in February:
Too Faced Just Peachy Mattes Palette
I haven’t pulled this palette out to use regularly for a few months now, so I think it’s about time I concentrate on using it. I specifically chose to focus on the Just Peachy Mattes palette in February because I thought that the month of love would be a good time to pull out this red-toned palette!
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Poured in Moonstone
I haven’t touched this highlighter since my first Project Pan of 2018 ended at the end of June. I recently swatched it and fell in love with it all over again. It’s not quite as metallic than the powder version of Becca’s highlighters, and although I’m all about the blingy highlighters, somehow I love the way this looks on the skin. It’s a cream highlighter so I know that one day it’ll go dry, and I want to get as much use out of it as I can before that day comes!
NARS Blush in Sin
When people say “an oldie but a goodie”, this product is that for me. This is one of my favourite blushes of all time, but I keep forgetting to reach for it. I think it’s partially because it has a bit of shimmer in it, but I tend to use matte blushes so I can pair it with highlighters. However, I’ve used it on and off in the last month and have really enjoyed it, so I wanted to include it in my Makeup Focus to make sure I get more uses out of it before moving onto pinks and peaches for the spring.
Drunk Elephant TLC Framboos Glycolic Night Serum
I’ve always been really good at using one bottle of skincare at a time until it was completely finished, but lately I’ve been opening things left and right while leaving already-opened items partly finished! This is a really great AHA, and I really need to use it all up. I feel like I’m close to finishing this up, and I think one last month of using it regularly will do the job.
Urban Decay Setting Spray
I do love setting sprays, but I’m so bad at remembering to use them. I’m hoping that putting this in my Monthly Makeup stash will help me to use this more often! My skin has felt really dry recently, so I feel like this will help my foundation settle better into my skin.
Shiseido Perfect Rouge Lipstick in RD732 Blush
I was going through my lipsticks last weekend and I happened upon this guy. The Shiseido Perfect Rouge lipsticks are one of my all-time favourite formulas – they feel like a lip balm but look like a lipstick with high shine. I haven’t touched this lipstick in the past 6 months, so putting it in my Makeup Focus will really put this to the forefront. This is also another pretty shade to pick for Valentine’s Day!
Are you participating in a Project Pan or focusing on using certain products this year?